UTM delegation consists of Hadi Nur, Prof. Ahmad Kamal Idris (UTM Director of Marketing), and Prof. Mohd Salleh Abu (UTM Dean of the Faculty of Education) pay an official visit to the State University of Padang (UNP) on 29 March 2010. A discussion with the UNP rector, Prof. Z. Mawardi Effendi has also been conducted to explore the possible cooperation between the UTM Faculty of Education and the State University of Padang. On 30 March 2010, a briefing was held at Pangeran Beach Hotel, Padang for Senior High School (SMA) students from five Standard Pilot-Project Schools (RSBI) who are interested in continuing their studies at UTM. The briefing was also attended by the Mayor of Padang, Drs. Fauzi Bahar. The above activities are not possible without the help of Dr. Jon Efendi (Chemistry lecturer, State University of Padang).