The University of Reading Malaysia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tamkang University, a private tertiary institution from Taiwan, paving the way for collaboration in scientific research and innovation in the area of construction and digital technology.
The MoU was signed by the University of Reading Malaysia’s Provost and CEO, Professor Tony Downes and the Director of the Taiwan-Malaysia Construction Project Management and Digital Technology International Centre (DiTIC) from Tamkang University, Associate Professor Dr. Fan Su-Ling, during a ceremony held at the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) campus in EduCity, Iskandar Puteri, Johor.
The event was witnessed by members of UoRM’s School of the Built Environment and staff and students from Tamkang University, who were on a two-day tour of EduCity.
The MoU signing also marks the official launch of DiTIC – a hub designed for the parties to work together on technological developments, research projects, information and talent exchanges, and to provide professional services in Southeast Asia.
The Director of DiTIC from UoRM, Dr. Chai Chang Saar said, “Tamkang University has an excellent reputation in automation and together with our expertise in digital construction from the University of Reading Malaysia’s School of the Built Environment, we are confident we can achieve positive results in scientific research and advancements in construction and digital technology.”
DiTIC is funded by the Ministry of Technology and Science of Taiwan. The core research areas of DiTIC focus on Building Information Modelling (BIM), Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), Big Data and Smart Cities.