Taipei, April 13 (CNA) Academia Sinica, Taiwan's highest academic research institute, will forge cooperative relations with the University of Malaya to promote personnel exchanges and launch joint research projects on topics of mutual interest, the institute said Friday in a statement.
Academia Sinica President Chi-Huey Wong will sign a memorandum of understanding with the university during an April 16-17 visit to the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, according to the statement.
The statement said that Wong, who will be accompanied by several other Academia Sinica scholars, will deliver a lecture titled: "From Discovery Research to Translational Innovation" at the university, the largest and oldest in Malaysia, and will also visit faculties, laboratories and research centers there.
He will also discuss opportunities for future cooperation in microbial diversity and applications in biotechnology, bio-informatics and bio-markers, infectious diseases, and climate change, the statement said.
In the future, the cooperation will expand to the fields of humanities, maths, physical sciences and other life science areas, the institute said.
(By Lin Szu-yu and Elizabeth Hsu)