The School of Technology Management and Logistics, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) had graciously received the work visit by representatives of Hochschule Hamm-Lippstadt (HSHL) from Germany on 15 February 2013 for signing a Letter of Intent (LOI) with UUM. This visit was a returning courtesy visit in response to the initial visit to HSHL by the Dean of STML, Associate Professor Dr. Zulkifli Mohamed Udin previously. This cooperation is one of the programmes previously established under the STML Internationalisation Series.
This signing of agreement was completed by the Vice-Chancellor of UUM, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak with the President of HSHL, Prof. Dr. Klaus Zeppenfeld, which was held in EDC UUM. Several strategic planning matters were also discussed in depth during this visit. At the end of the visit, the delegation was brought to a special afternoon tea session for discussing in greater detail about the cooperative activities that can be formed for the benefit of both UUM and HSHL. Other than STML, several other Schools were also invited in this special discussion. Among them were School of Computing, School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, and School of Business Management.
In his opening speech, the UUM Vice-Chancellor said that UUM is very proud to be involved in this cooperation. He hopes that this cooperation can open up opportunities that would be fruitful to both parties in various fields. HSHL has strengths in the fields of Applied Science and Technology and the Vice-Chancellor hopes that this cooperation will indirectly assist in the development of relevant programmes in UUM. In addition to this, he also hopes that with this relationship, both universities can share expertise, culture, and thus giving benefits in the development and growth of both universities.
Previously, the HSHL delegation had visited the many places of interest in and around the UUM Campus, accompanied by the Dean of STML. This “walkabout” has showcased the uniqueness of UUM Campus, famous for its greenery and landscaping, and thus providing an attractive package for future student exchange programmes by both universities in the years to come.