On the 14th of August 2014, a formal visit to UM Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre (UMPEDAC) had been organized as one of the activities in 2014. 14 WCC staffs led by Prof. Dr. Tharek (Director of WCC) joined this formal visit. The main objective of this formal visit is for the purpose of getting a clearer understanding and learning from one of the recognized and successful HiCOE in Malaysia.
All staffs departed by bus from WCC at 5.00am and we arrived at UMPEDAC at about 10.00am. The journey was smooth and without any problems. We were greeted by the Director of UMPEDAC Prof. Dr. Nasruddin Abd Rahim and his team. The tentative of the visit started with staffs introduction by both parties (WCC & UMPEDAC). This was followed by a presentation from Prof. Dr. Nasruddin on the UMPEDAC structure and how they manage to be recognized as a successful HiCOE. A Q&A session follows before we were divided into two groups for a tour of UMPEDAC. Before departing back to JB, we were served with lunch. The journey back depart at about 2.00pm. We safely arrived at WCC around 6.00pm.
Thanks to UMPEDAC for receiving our visit to your center and also not forgetting our highest gratitude to UMPEDAC for sharing and giving advice on how to become a successful HiCOE.