A Letter of Intent (LOI) has been signed between Universiti Malaya (UM) through its Photonics Research Centre, and Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” Russia which marked a milestone toward long term cooperation for educational endeavours between the two institutions.
The LOI signing ceremony took place at UM on 10 November 2023, during a visit by the delegation from the Russian Federation.
The LOI specifically aims to establish a joint co-operation in the areas of education and training to promote the Collaborative Master’s Degree Programme on Photonics and Quantum Electronics.
The delegation was led by the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, H.E. Valery Falkov.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor of UM, Dato’ Seri Prof. Ir. Dr. Noor Azuan said that “Today marks a significant milestone in our collaborative efforts to promote academic excellence.”
He further reaffirmed that “With this LOI, we are laying the foundation for a strategic alliance that would unlock opportunities for both institutions involved by combining our unique strengths, resources, and expertise to develop cutting-edge research, and provide transformative learning experiences for our students.”
He concluded by stating that “As we sign this LOI today, let us remember that this is not the end, but merely the beginning.”
The agreement expands on previous collaborations between UM and Russian institutions to further explore academic cooperation.