THU and CNNC Delegation Visit Malaysia for the Admission of the TUNEM

On March 26-30th, Tsinghua University (THU) and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) delegation have visited Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Tenaga Nasional Berhad(TNB) of Malaysia and Malaysia Nuclear Power Corporation(MNPC) for the admission of Tsinghua University International Master Program in Nuclear Engineering and Management (TUNEM), which led by Prof. Zhe GAO, the vice dean of the department of engineering physics(DEP), Tsinghua University. This visit successfully completed the introduction of TUNEM and the on- site interview.

Introduction of TUNEM by Prof. Zhe GAO

When preaching in UTM and UNITEN, Prof. Zhe GAO introduced the general situation of Tsinghua university, internationalization strategy and international education, Tsinghua university nuclear subject development, and comprehensively presented the TUNEM, which will begin this fall. In addition, Engineer Zhiwei YANG from CNNC, introduced the general situation of CNNC, the cooperation with THU and universities and enterprises associated with Malaysia. There are more than 50 and 20 teachers and students respectively attended the introductory sessions on two campuses. Following this, the interview team, which is made up of members from both THU and CNNC, conducted the interview with 13 candidates, including 3 former graduate. They focus on the professional interest, professional basis, global view of interviewee, fully reflecting the high-end positioning and merit principle of the TUNEM.

Delegation in UNITEN

In the process of visiting, it was also held talks successively with the dean prof. Mohd Ghazal Mohd Nawawi of Faculty of Chemical & Energy (FCEE) UTM, the vice chancellor prof. Ibranhim Hussein of UNITEN, the chief talent officer Azman Zakaria of TNB, and the board of director Dr. Nahrul Khair Alang Md Rashid of MNPC.

Malaysian universities and enterprises gave highly praise and affirmation to the TUNEM, and have the willingness to recommend excellent students to apply for the program. The above universities also give us full support and assistance during interview. Furthermore, both sides also probed into the field of nuclear engineering around personnel training, exchange between teachers and students, students’ research, forming a preliminary collaborative intention.

The trip of admission to Malaysia is the first station for TUNEM to recruit students abroad. Recently, the Graduate School, the office of international cooperation and exchange, the DEP and The Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology (INET) of Tsinghua University will also travel to the countries along the Belt and Road, such as the UK and the South Africa to recruit international students and promote the Chinese government strategy of “going global” for nuclear power.

UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA(UTM) is one of the most famous national universities in Malaysia and set up Malaysia's first (and currently only) nuclear engineering bachelor's program. TENAGA NASIONAL BERHAD(TNB) is Malaysia's largest power and energy company and responsible for the management and operation of Malaysia's national grid. UNIVERSITI TENAGA NASIONAL (UNITEN) is a private university wholly owned and supported by TNB. MALAYSIA NUCLEAR POWER CORPORATION(MNPC) is established for the development of nuclear power project in Malaysia, which is a directly state-owned company established under the prime minister's office.