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UK - Malaysia Engineering Conference 2008 at UCL

15 July 2008


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This week, UCL Engineering Sciences will host the UK-Malaysia Engineering Conference 2008 (UK-MEC 2008) - a series of talks aimed at fostering closer educational and economic understanding between the two countries.

Datuk Idris Harun, Malaysia's Minister of Higher Education, will join UCL President and Provost, Professor Malcolm Grant to deliver keynote speeches at the two-day conference, which will also include contributions from over 80 presenters from around the world.

Topics under discussion at UK-MEC will range right across the engineering spectrum, from chemical and aeronautical engineering, through to civil and environmental concerns.

In contrast to the stagnating economies of Europe and America, Malaysia is booming, with the construction industry alone projected to expand by over six per cent in 2008, according to its Ministry of Finance.

Huge engineering projects such as the Second Penang Bridge are underway, their costs underpinned by successes in mining, oil and manufacturing. The Malaysian government wants to underpin those successes with the latest generation of top educational thinking.

UK-MEC 2008 will be held at the Malet Place Engineering Building, Gower Street from 14-15 July 2008. For further details, use the 'UK-MEC 2008' link at the top of the article, or email: secretariat@uk-mec.org.uk.