KUCHING: Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers’ Association (Sheda) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) to embark on research and human capital development.
According to a statement by Sheda, the MOU was to embark on a research based on a ‘journey to see what everybody else has seen and to think nobody else has thought’.
“The MOU will tap on Unimas’ research expertise, bringing all the best minds together and align all efforts to develop timely real-world research works.
This will also bring other academic and non-academic programmes for the advancement of Sheda’s members, Unimas faculty members and students, the housing industry and ultimately the state at large,” it said.
The MOU document exchanging ceremony was hosted by the Unimas Vice Chancellor Prof, Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaid.
Also present during the ceremony from Sheda were its president Dr Christopher Ngui, deputy president Augustine Wong, secretary-general Dr Richard Tan and past president Zaidi Ahmad.
From Unimas, those present were the Faculty of Engineering Dean Associate Professor Ir. Dr Siti Noor Linda Taib; Faculty of Built Environment Dean Professor Ar Nurakmal Abdullah Goh Tuo; Faculty of Engineering Deputy Dean Professor Ir Dr Andrew Ragai Henry Rigit; Faculty of Built Environment Deputy Dean Sr Gui Hun Chuen; and Faculty of Engineering Lecturer Dr Lee Yee Yong.