Two Masters students (by research) from School of Technology Management and Logistics (STML) was selected by Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) in Ishikawa, Japan to conduct a part of their research under a scholarship from Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).
The students were Ainul Nur Syerrini binti Amat Salleh (821919) and Yumna binti Hasbullah (822019) and under joint supervision of Dr. Norani Nordin, Prof0 Dr. Quamrul Hasan and Prof. Youji Kohda, who have completed the program successfully and returned to UUM recently. They stayed and worked at JAIST from 6 February to 26 March 2017. The purpose of this program was to conduct a part of their research at JAIST by collecting data for their Masters thesis and to enhance collaboration with JAIST as an MOU partner. For the whole period of their stay in Japan, the students were placed in Kohda Lab under the direct supervision of Prof. Youji Kohda in School of Knowledge Science, JAIST. In addition, for the data collection and observation, they visited Japan Halal Association (JHA), Saraya Co. Ltd, Gakushikaikan Corporation and Miyako International Tourist Co., Ltd. in Osaka, and Japan Travel Bureau in Tokyo. These arrangements were jointly made by Prof. Youji Kohda and Prof. Dr. Quamrul Hasan, and the visits were guided by Prof. Youji Kohda himself.
The quote from two students “This program was very helpful for us, not only we were able to collect the data for our research work but also we have gained more knowledge and experiences. These will help us to make our Masters studies more meaningful and beneficial. We really appreciate all the support from Prof. Quamrul Hasan, Dr Norani Nordin and Prof. Youji Kohda (at JAIST) for giving us this special and rare opportunity in gaining the international research experience by doing research in a Japanese university under the direct guidance by a Japanese professor.”