UTAR hosts TIM ASEAN 2017

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET) organised the Technical Interchange Meeting for ASEAN Region Basic Research (TIM ASEAN 2017) at UTAR Sungai Long Campus on 23 and 24 March 2017.

TIM ASEAN 2017 aimed to provide a forum for universities and research institutes in the ASEAN region to present their recent research activities and capabilities, and to foster research collaboration on topics of mutual interest. It was fully supported by three American tri-service units, namely the Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD) Tokyo Office, Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) Tokyo Office and International Technology Center - Pacific (ITC-PAC) Tokyo Office.

At the meeting, researchers learnt about the American tri-service units’ core mission, R&D plans and strategies. The researchers presented their recent research activities or topics to the tri-service representatives to understand how their technology may fit into the government’s requirements and expectations. The American tri-service representatives also analysed the practical use of those research activities and allocated grants to support the research activities in the future.

Prof Chuah (first row, fifth from right) with TIM ASEAN 2017 delegates