The School of Science, Walailak University (WU), led by Dean Mullica Jaroensutasinee, welcomed delegates from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Technology (FKTA) and Center of Excellence for Water Research and Environmental Sustainability Growth (WAREG), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMap), led by Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Dean of FKTA, and Associate Professor Ts. Dr. Abdul Haqi Ibrahim, Head of WAREG, at Weda Meeting Room, Science and Technology Park, Walailak University, today (4 April 2023).
During the second and third semesters of the academic year 2023, the School of Science, Walailak University, sent two fourth-year Marine Science students to do their Cooperative Education at FKTA and WAREG, UniMAP. Ms. Supitsara Phasuk, a fourth-year Marine Science student from the School of Science, Walailak University, revealed that it was one of the most memorable experiences of hers doing Cooperative Education at UniMap. She said, “It was a very good experience for me as I got to learn new laboratory techniques. There’s a slight difference in working in the laboratory compared to here at Walailak University. People there are so nice, and it is very easy to make friends.”
Associate Professor Dr. Mullica Jaroensutasinee, Dean of the School of Science, Walailak University, said, “This is the right time for us to collaborate as the University is looking for international partners,” reflecting its missions to drive internationalization, research and academic collaboration, and producing world-class research. Earlier in October 2022, Walailak University entered Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 at 1501+, and now more than 90.7 percent of the university research is published in Scopus-indexed journals quartile 1 and 2 (updated on 27 March 2023).
“There are many projects that we are interested in, for example, a project for coral reef restoration,” said Associate Professor Dr. Krisanadej Jaroensutasinee, head of the research center, School of Science, WU. At present, the School of Science, Walailak University, is working on a project for coral reef restoration. The School is trying to create an artificial coral reef from concrete that is safe, environmentally friendly, and does not leak any chemicals into seawater.
Moreover, the school is working on developing solar cells that are not eroded by the sea environment, and an ocean modeling project for locating sites of oil spills or other types of maritime accidents. “We hope that in the future, we could collaborate and provide some short courses, do student research projects, and possibly co-supervise Master’s and Ph.D. students together,” said Dean Mullica.
Recently, on 3 April 2023, representatives of UniMAP also joined and co-chaired the 4th International Forum on Construction Innovation and Sustainable Materials (CISM 2023), organized by the School of Engineering, Walailak University, to exchange knowledge and share the latest scientific developments related to construction innovation, recycled construction materials, green construction and sustainable materials.
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