The Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) 17th Jelajah Ilmu (Knowledge Tour) to Latvia and Estonia, from Sept 10 to 17, aims to broaden the students’ minds and perspectives.

UniMAP vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Zaliman Sauli said the delegation made a stop in Sharjah and visited the University of Sharjah before departing for Latvia and Estonia today.

“The tour aims to expand students perspectives and promote global thinking," he said to Bernama here yesterday.

The UniMAP Jelajah Ilmu is led by the Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail, who is also the university’s chancellor. He was accompanied by Raja Puan Muda of Perlis Tuanku Dr Hajah Lailatul Shahreen Akashah Khalil, who is UniMAP pro-chancellor, and their son, Syed Sirajuddin Areeb Putra.

The tour also aims to familiarise students with effective leadership and managing relationships with international student associations.

Meanwhile, the 17th Knowledge Tour to the Baltic External Relations head and secretariat Dr Farah Farhana Zainal said 23 students and three staff members are involved in this edition.

Some of the planned activities for the tour include visiting technical universities in both countries to establish academic and research partnerships, as well as promoting the Visit Perlis Year (TMP) 2024-2025, Farah Farhana added.

“One of the programmes to promote TMP 2024-2025 is the Perlis Food Promotion, introducing the state's traditional dishes like Laksa Perlis, Kurma Daging Perlis, Pulut Mempelam, Garam Belacan, and various traditional desserts.

“In addition, our students will perform three traditional dances during the UniMAP Jelajah Ilmu -- Ayam Didik, Hadrah, and Joget Malaysia," she added.

Sharjah is one of the seven emirates forming the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is the third-largest emirate in the UAE, after Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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