KOTA SAMARAHAN: UiTM Sarawak will continue to back the state government plans and policies to provide better opportunities to Sarawakians, said its Rector Prof Datuk Dr Jamil Hamali.
“We, in UiTM Sarawak, have always been great supporters of the Sarawak state government.
“The esteemed chief minister’s visions for Sarawak is about the people in Sarawak and about fulfilling their needs.
“To achieve full development, Sarawak needs further research and innovations as well as new technologies. Fellow academicians, researchers and innovators must be able keep up with these advancements.
“Continuous efforts to conduct research and innovations are vastly required to address many challenges, especially Covid-19 pandemic, which has posed great challenges in almost every aspect of life,” he said.
He said this during his speech at the International Conference on Innovative Sciences and Technologies for Research and Innovation at UiTM Kota Samarahan here today.
On the special conference, Jamil said it was initiated because Covid-19 had impacted the world badly. It had changed norms including the way the programme was conducted.
“Participants could either attend and engage in the face-to-face interactions, or utilise an online meeting platform to present and share their research findings,” he said.
Jamil said the two-day conference featured several keynote speeches by prominent figures from both Malaysia and overseas as well as the presentations of more than 80 papers by international and local participants over several parallel sessions.
“Most significantly, this conference also revealed to us the most recent innovations in science and technology developments, identify emerging and future areas of growth and collaboration in confronting the post-Covid-19 challenges.
“Many presenters from all around the world have met up, virtually and physically to establish valuable networks, which will enhance future collaborations and research,” he said.