07 Aug 2023
Kajang, August 7, 2023 – In an effort to bridge the gap between academia and industry, a group of lecturers from the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) paid a visit to IKRAM Works Sdn Bhd (IWSB) on the 7th of August, 2023. The event aimed to foster a stronger relationship between the two entities and explore potential avenues of collaboration.
The visit commenced with an opening address by the chairperson of the event, Mr. Mohd Farhan Bin Hasan, setting the stage for a day of productive discussions. Dato Ts Haji Mohd Taufik Bin Haron, the CEO of IWSB, warmly welcomed the UTHM delegation and highlighted the company’s capacity and capabilities, including its core services.
During the event, Ts. Mohd Yazip Matori, General Manager of IKRAM Paves Sdn Bhd, shared insights into the industry landscape, shedding light on the potential collaborative opportunities that could benefit both UTHM and IWSB. Mr. Mohd Farhan Bin Hasan then delivered a comprehensive presentation introducing the various aspects of IWSB.
The highlight of the event was the engaging dialogue on potential collaborations. The participants explored various avenues, including training programs, consultancy projects, internship opportunities, and technology transfer initiatives. The discussion aimed to not only leverage the expertise of UTHM’s faculty but also to provide valuable real-world insights to enhance the academic experience of UTHM students.
The day also included a tour of the IKRAM Paves Laboratory, allowing the UTHM lecturers to witness firsthand the practical applications of the concepts discussed earlier. The visit offered an opportunity to witness the company’s operations and understand its commitment to cutting-edge research and development related to Pavement Engineering.
As the visit came to a close, both UTHM and IWSB expressed their satisfaction with the fruitful discussions that took place. The event successfully achieved its objectives of promoting collaboration between academia and industry, exploring potential partnership opportunities, and enhancing the relationship between UTHM and IWSB.
The event marked a significant step towards bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical applications in the field of civil engineering. With a promising exchange of ideas and insights, both UTHM and IWSB look forward to further collaboration, creating a stronger synergy between academic excellence and industry innovation

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