UWE cements urology research link with Malaysia

Issue date: 08 January 2010

UWE UWE and BUI visit to Malaysia 16 to 23 January 2010

Researchers from the University of the West of England have been invited by the Malaysian High Commission to visit Kuala Lumpur to discuss collaborations on linking urology research with business opportunities in Asia.

A delegation of six experts from UWE and the Bristol Urological Institute will spend a week firming up the detail of a partnership. The group will leave Bristol on 16 January 2010.

The UWE contingent will include Professor Richard Luxton and Dr Janice Kiely, Directors of the Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology, and Dr Olena Doran, Research Development Director.

The Bristol Urological Institute will be represented by the BUI Director, Adele Long; Jo Worthington and Mr David Gillett, Clinical Director of BUI and Consultant at Southmead Hospital.

Professor Richard Luxton said, “This is our second visit to Malaysia. We had initial meetings with partners at the University of Malaya during the summer in 2009 and a memorandum of understanding was signed by Vice Chancellors of both Universities.”

“We are looking at developing links between the potential outcomes of the research partnership with the University of Malaya and UWE with business opportunities in Malaysia. This is going to be the focus of our meeting with people at the Malaysian High Commission.”

Professor Steve West, Vice Chancellor of UWE, said, “Partnership working is at the heart of all that we do here at UWE and the link that we are building with the University of Malaya and the Malaysian High Commission demonstrates this commitment. UWE's Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology is a world leader in this field of research.”

UWE recently hosted the first International Conference for Bio Sensing Technology bringing together international delegates from 29 countries. IBST is attracting an influx of funding from UK and EU sources keen to tap into the very significant expertise of academics working in this field.

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