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“Providing Japanese style engineering education blended with Malaysia distinctiveness for sustainable industry and society.” Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) at a glance…

Malaysia-Japan International institute of Technology (MJIIT) has grown rapidly throughout all these years. As a tribute to this development we have established, let’s talk about the establishment of MJIIT.

Years ago, in November 2001, an agreement has been made between Y.A.B. Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad and H.E. Koizumi Junichiro to establish a university that incorporates the Japanese Engineering Education model at ASEAN+3 Summit. Years after, in December 2005, the Malaysia-Japan University Center was established in UTM. Moving forward, in April 2010, Y.A.B. Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad and H.E. Koizumi Junichiro have agreed on establishing the Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) with certain autonomy under UTM. 3 months later, the Malaysian government has requested the Yen Loan Project from the Japanese government leading to the formation of the Japanese University Consortium (JUC) for MJIIT.

Over a year after that, in September 2011, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) was officially launched. A project namely Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Technical Cooperation Project was then introduced. The first phase of JICA Technical Cooperation Project began in July, 2013.

Approximately 5 years later, around July 2018, JICA Technical Cooperation Project Phase II has begun. The Second Phase Project aims to strengthen the Japanese-oriented Engineering Education and research at MJIIT through cooperation with Japanese Universities and industrial partners.

Signing of UTM MJIIT and JICA

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