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Old September 3rd, 2009, 10:56 PM   #21
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British education, right in Malaysia
Sunday June 21, 2009 Eurofile by CHOI TUCK WO



Campus plan: Khairil Anwar (second from left) showing a model of the
Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia campus in Nusajaya, Johor to (from
right) Newcastle University vice-chancellor Prof Christopher Brink, Johor
Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman and NUMed Malaysia CEO Prof Reg
Jordan recently. — Picture courtesy of Iskandar Investment Bhd


NOTHING beats a good British education. And there’s little doubt that universities in Britain are clearly among the world’s best.

The fact that no less than 400,000 Malaysians have obtained degrees in Britain goes to show the popularity of British education among those back home.

Indeed, international students – including some 12,000 Malaysians – contribute over £2.5bil l(RM14.4bil) in tuition fees alone to the British economy each year.

A staggering figure, you may say.

Then there are those who yearn for the prestige of a British degree but cannot afford to study in Britain.

For them, it is an elusive dream – no thanks to rising tuition fees and stiff upfront payments under the Tier Four (students) points-based visa system.

However, British universities are increasingly expanding abroad and tapping the huge offshore student market, which accounted for nearly £270mil (RM1.5bil) in fees last year.

So, it’s perhaps time to look at a new kind of educational collaboration where – apart from British universities – British-style boarding schools can be brought to Malaysia. This would allow our students to have a British education without leaving our shores.

So far, Cardiff University, Manchester University and University of Reading are said to be eyeing Malaysia while boarding schools like Marlborough College, Wellington College and Epsom College have expressed interest too.

Even the prestigious Cheltenham Ladies College and Roedean All-Girls College are reportedly keen in jumping on the bandwagon.

For the record, Nottingham University already has a branch campus in Semenyih and Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia’s (NUMed) campus in Nusajaya, Johor, is scheduled to open in 2011.

Brain drain

British-Malaysia Society chairman Datuk Neville Green expressed confidence that it was economically and financially viable to set up British-style boarding schools in Malaysia.

He said they could cater to the expatriate children of foreign investors and Asean nationals as well as Malaysians who could not afford to send their children to boarding schools in Britain.

Green said he knew that a number of British public schools were interested in expanding to Malaysia but they were being held back by the global economic downturn.

“The timing is just not right,” he said, adding that it was the right time to start thinking (about expanding to Malaysia) although not the opportune time to make a decision.

He said Wellington College, for instance, was looking at Selangor while Epsom College was eyeing the Kuala Lumpur Education City.

Wellington College, he said, had held talks with its Malaysian counterparts, and it was keen on Selangor because a number of its former students were from that state.

“There is also a need for boarding schools for girls and Cheltenham Ladies College and Roedean College have expressed interest in Malaysia,” he noted.

Green said once the opportunity was ripe, they might take the next step in finding business partners to develop the sites and finance the projects.

Bringing quality British education to Malaysia, he added, would help to reverse the brain drain as parents no longer needed to send their children to study in Britain.

Emerging trend

Malaysian High Commissioner to Britain Datuk Abdul Aziz Mohamad said it was time Malaysians moved away from the mindset of pursuing higher education in Britain.

He said the number of Malaysian students coming to Britain had been declining over the years, with a lot of diversions to Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.

“We’re now all over the place, with Australia and New Zealand getting about 32,000 Malaysian students,” he said, adding that many had also gone to Ukraine, Germany and France.

Abdul Aziz said some British universities were trying to capture a slice of the Malaysian market through collaborations with their local counterparts.

He spoke of an emerging trend where British institutions set up boarding schools and campuses in Malaysia.

For instance, he said, Marlborough College, Cardiff University and Manchester University had expressed interest in venturing into Malaysia.

“There are a few more but nothing is concrete yet. It’s still at an exploratory stage,” he added.

Iskandar Investment Bhd’s senior vice-president (education & healthcare) Khairil Anwar Ahmad said talks were under way to bring British-style boarding schools and tertiary institutions to Malaysia.

He said besides NUMed, they hoped to attract eight other universities and several boarding schools to set up branch campuses at Iskandar Malaysia’s EduCity in Nusajaya and other nearby sites.

Other countries in Europe, and Australia and the US have shown interest in establishing branch campuses at Iskandar Malaysia’s EduCity.

“EduCity will be developed into a fully integrated education hub comprising best-in-class faculties of reputable universities,” he added.

And for foreign investors and expatriates who wish to do business or set up a second home in Malaysia, Iskandar Malaysia is offering what may be seen as the ultimate work-live-play environment.

> Choi Tuck Wo is Editor, European Union Bureau, based in London
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EduCity to be top of the class
By ZAZALI MUSA Monday September 14, 2009
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JOHOR BARU: Iskandar Investment Bhd (IIB) wants to position Iskandar Malaysia’s EduCity in Nusajaya as the leading knowledge hub in the region.

Senior vice-president (education & healthcare) Khairil Anwar Ahmad said EduCity would be developed into a unique destination offering quality but affordable higher education for locals and foreigners.

“EduCity will be developed into an educational hub with the best in class faculties from reputable universities in the world,” he told StarBiz recently.

Instead of just one university with eight faculties, EduCity would have eight universities with one specialised faculty each.

The 21.4ha EduCity will be developed in two phases under a 10-year plan (2008-2018). Work on Phase One on 49.12ha has already started and is expected to be operational in 2013 with four universities and 4,000 students.

Under Phase Two, another four foreign universities are expected to set up their branch campuses and these will double the student enrolment.

Britain’s Newcastle University Medicine (NUMed) is the first foreign university to set up its branch campus in Iskandar Malaysia, which is also the university’s first international branch campus.

In a media briefing in May, NUMed Malaysia Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Professor Reginald Jordan said its Johor campus would be the main catalyst to promote the state as the preferred destination for medical studies.

Construction work on its RM300mil campus on a 5.26ha site has started in Nusajaya; one of the five flagship development zones in Iskandar and is scheduled for completion in May 2011.

The university will offer 40 places in its initial intake and has so far received over 200 enquires from Malaysia, Egypt, India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Europe and the United States.
The first two NUMed Malaysia intakes of 40 students each will undertake the first two years of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programmes in Newcastle.

They will return to Malaysia to complete the remaining three years in Johor. Subsequently, from 2011, all five years of the MBBS programme will be delivered at the Nusajaya campus.

Khairil said NUMed professors would be at the Johor campus and deliver the curriculum on a stand-alone basis without any collaboration with other universities.

He said the medical degree would have the name of Newcastle University United Kingdom and the degree recognised by the British Medical Council (BMC).

“It is very significant in the medical fraternity as BMC has never recognised any British medical schools outside Britian,’’ said Khairil.

Established in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1834, the university’s School of Medicine and Surgery is currently ranked fourth in the Times Good University Guide 2009.

About 700 doctors practising in Kuala Lumpur and 7,000 others in the region are graduates of the university.

Khairil said it was cheaper for Malaysians to pursue medicine at NUMed in Nusajaya than in Britain.

Khairil said it cost Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) RM1.2mil to send one student to study medicine at NUMed in Britain. For that amount of money, MARA could sponsor two students in Nusajaya.

He said IIB was focusing on certain universities to open their faculties in EduCity with disciplines that could relate with the Iskandar Malaysia’s Comprehensive Development Plan from 2006 until 2025.

As such, IIB was now talking with several public universities from Australia and Europe interested to open their branch campuses offering hospitality, engineering and marine and logistics-related studies, he said.

He said for the second phase, IIB would be looking at language courses, fine arts and multimedia disciplines to provide support for the creative industry which was one of the new economic pillars in Iskandar.

On a move to attract one of the top China and Hong Kong universities to Iskandar, Khairil said IIB did not have any direct contact with them at the moment but if they were to come to Iskandar, IIB would encourage them to set up their branch campuses in EduCity.

He said unlike commercial investors, universities took a much longer time to come and open branch campuses. While they were here not to make money, they could not lose it.

Khairil said the most important issue for public universities was the market demand in terms of student enrolment and whether the revenue would be able to cover the operational cost.

On the other hand, commercial investors considered several aspects such as return on investment, various risk elements and business opportunities.

“When foreign universities want to open their campuses here, we help them as much as we can to provide the data and the information they need to prepare a solid business plan,” said Khairil.

He said when universities decide to come, they would be here for the long term and the most important thing was to protect their brand name.
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Much to gain by having foreign universities
September 14th, 2009

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EduCity, one of the seven signature developments in Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia, will be positioned as the leading educational hub in the region. Iskandar Investment Bhd senior vice-president (education & healthcare) Khairil Anwar Ahmad talks to StarBiz on a range of subjects.

STARBIZ: How do you see the presence of foreign universities in EduCity benefitting the country?

Khairil: Foreign universities will bring in intellectual capital and we can encourage them to work and collaborate with local public universities through joint-research opportunities and student exchange programmes.

For instance, Newcastle University Medicine (NUMed) is not stingy in sharing knowledge with others; its focus is on public health and it wants to be part of the community.

In fact, the university last year conducted a free seminar for doctors from all over Johor together with the state Health Department.

The department was happy as this was an opportunity for doctors to gain new knowledge. (In future) all NUMed students from the Nusajaya campus will do their housemanship in 15 public hospitals in Johor.

StarBiz: How big is the education sector in Iskandar Malaysia, particularly at EduCity?

Khairil: I can’t give you the exact dollar value but the economic spin-offs are there in terms of creating job opportunities, not only for the academic staff but also other support services.

Phase One of EduCity will have four universities with 4,000 local and international students. These universities will need related products and services for their staff and students such as in catering, office supply and information technology.

Let us look at NUMed for instance; it will generate 200 job opportunities when opened in May 2011 and in terms of operation, it will spend millions of ringgit yearly and that millions will go into the local economy.

StarBiz: Why do these universities need to open branch campuses away from their home countries?

Most of them see that Asia is a good market because of the population, lower operating cost, there is a hunger for knowledge and it is becoming too expensive to study in Britain or the United States.


Khairil Anwar Ahmad showing the model of EduCity in Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia

At the same time, they are looking for new opportunities in research and development. To them, it is not money gained but more on the knowledge gained.

Again on NUMed; they can learn about tropical diseases such as dengue or malaria, which back in Britain, the students only read about in books, but here they can do research and gain knowledge.
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$13bn committed to Malaysian metropolis
FT.com, September 28, 2009
By Kevin Brown in Johor Bahru

More than $13bn has been committed to an ambitious plan to create a metropolis at the southern tip of Malaysia three times the size of Singapore, says the chief executive of the state agency set up to drive the project.

Arlida Ariff, chief of Iskandar Investments, told the Financial Times in an interview that a further $2bn (€1.4bn, £1.3bn) was likely to be committed in the next two years, including nearly $300m in retail investment expected to be announced over the next few months.

Ms Ariff said the 2,217sq km project, launched in 2006 by Abdullah Badawi, former prime minister, was beginning to make “real progress” as contractors drove highways and other basic infrastructure through thousands of hectares of jungle and abandoned palm-oil plantations in the state of Johor.

In the long-run, the biggest single source of investment is likely to be Singapore, whose central business district is not much more than half an hour’s drive from Iskandar’s proposed financial district.

The attraction for Singapore is the low cost of land, office space and housing, which are currently about 80 per cent cheaper in the Iskandar economic zone. Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’s prime minister, has joined Najib Razak, his Malaysian counterpart, in backing the project.

However, a surge of Singapore investment could raise nationalist hackles in Malaysia, which has had a prickly relationship with the island state since the two split in 1965 after a brief union.

Mahathir Mohamad, prime minister of Malaysia for 22 years until 2001, last year dismissed Iskandar as little more than a platform for Singapore to extend its sovereignty into Malaysia, warning that Malays would be “driven to live at the edge of the forest”.

Ms Ariff said such fears were overblown, pointing out that Singapore had always been the largest investor in Johor because of its physical proximity and requirements for crucial goods from the state, including food and water supplies.

Much of the investment Iskandar is seeking would help Singapore companies by allowing them to expand locally at low cost, she said, suggesting that the initial ambitions of the financial centre were limited largely to attracting back-office activities such as data processing centres.

“This means we can work in collaboration with Singapore rather than competiting for the same brands and the same products to come across [to Malaysia],” she said.

“Some of this [fear of Singaporean involvement in Iskandar] is to do with the traditional rivalry. Singapore used to be part of Malaysia and it’s like watching your kid brother grow up and become more successful than you.”

The project has attracted a clutch of Middle Eastern investors including Mubadala Development, Abu Dhabi’s state investment vehicle; Kuwait Finance House and the Kuwaiti Bank. Other investors include Newcastle University of the UK, which is setting up a medical school, and UK-based Merlin Entertainments, which is building a $220m Legoland theme park.

Ms Ariff said several other investors were in negotiations, with three more university campuses dedicated to engineering, logistics and leisure industries likely to be announced before the end of the year.

Investors are being offered a raft of incentives, including a 10-year corporate tax holiday and exemption from rules requiring local participation in foreign-owned projects.

However, the project remains well short of the target of M$383bn ($109bn, €75bn, £69bn) over 20 years that will be needed to finance the planned doubling of the local population to 3m, a 1.5sq km financial district, eight university campuses, theme parks, hospitals, schools, retirement homes and a resort.
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Iskandar: Now best timeto set up shop in EduCity
By Sharen Kaur Published: 2009/10/06

ISKANDAR Investment Bhd (IIB), the catalytic developer of Iskandar Malaysia in Johor, said it will initiate talks soon with foreign business and law school operators to set up shop in EduCity, the 120ha education enclave in Nusajaya.

Managing director Arlida Ariff said there are signs that the economy is recovering and now would be the best time to start talks with players in the education sector to keep EduCity vibrant.

So far, the UK's Newcastle University of Medicine (NuMed) has agreed to set up a branch campus worth US$100 million (RM347 million) in EduCity.

The NuMed campus, the first outside the UK, will start construction soon and open in 2011.

IIB, which is majority controlled by Khazanah Nasional Bhd, is currently in talks with Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz and Maritime Institute de Ruyter, to set up a world-class maritime institute in EduCity.

Arlida said IIB is also in talks with two other universities to set up engineering and hospitality schools in EduCity.

"The plan for EduCity is to have multi-purpose campuses. We are looking at a minimum of eight universities," she told Business Times in an interview.

EduCity, envisioned as 'A Community of Best Practices in Academia', will be developed in two phases under a 10-year plan (2008-2018).

Development on the 49.12ha in the first phase has started. It features four universities with a combined capacity of 4,000 students.

The second phase will see another four universities and this would double the student enrolment.

Meanwhile, IIB has awarded a total of RM1.2 billion worth of infrastructure projects to local contractors since January this year to spearhead developments in Iskandar Malaysia.

IIB had awarded WCT Bhd four contracts worth RM766.5 million to build roads, sewerage pumping stations and electrical sub-stations at Medini in Iskandar Malaysia.

Depending on the amount of new investments coming in next year, IIB may call for new tenders but on a smaller scale.
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MALAYSIA: Knowledge hub in progress
27 September 2009 , By Wagdy Sawahel, universityworldnews.com

Malaysia is developing an education city that it hopes will be partially operational by 2013. Located in Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia, the 129-hectare EduCity could eventually have eight universities, each with one specialised faculty, developed in two phases under a 10-year plan.

According to the Institute of International Education, Malaysia has 2% of the world's international student population. It is currently the world's 11th most preferred study destination with almost 70,000 international students from more than 150 countries - the majority from Indonesia, China and the Middle East.

Setting up the education city to achieve the Malaysian Higher Education Ministry's target of 80,000 international students by 2010, was the first step in implementing the nation's National Higher Education Strategic Plan.

Work on the first phase has started and is expected to be operational in 2013 with four universities and 4,000 students. Under the second phase, another four foreign universities will be invited to set up branch campuses and these will double the student enrolment.

Certain universities will be asked to open their faculties to disciplines that could relate to the 20-year Iskandar Malaysia Comprehensive Development Plan.

Negotiations are taking place with several public universities from Australia and Europe to open branch campuses offering hospitality, engineering and marine and logistics-related studies.

In the second phase, Malaysia will look at language courses, fine arts and multimedia disciplines to provide support for the creative industry, one of the new economic pillars in Iskandar.

In March last year, Britain's Newcastle University announced it had been invited to become the first foreign university to establish a branch campus. The university said in a statement at the time that following approval from the relevant bodies, it would replicate its UK programme of two years of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in Malaysia.

The new institution would be known as Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed Malaysia) and would offer 40 places in its initial intake. The university has received more than 200 enquires from Malaysia, Egypt, India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Europe and the US. The medical degree will be issued by the University of Newcastle in the UK and is expected to be recognised by the British Medical Council.

Hassanuddeen Abdel-Aziz, an associate professor in the faculty of economics and management sciences at the International Islamic University Malaysia, welcomed the new development, which he sees as an important step in promoting Malaysia as an emerging contender to attract a high percentage of an international student body that is estimated to reach eight million by 2025.

"EduCity will bring intellectual capital to Malaysia, enhance collaboration with local public universities through joint research projects and student exchange programmes, and generate academic job opportunities to tackle the unemployment problem of university graduates as well as the brain drain," Abdel-Aziz told University World News.

EduCity, along with other education cities being launched in Asia and the Middle East, will boost trans-national education and encourage educational innovation to fill skills gaps in labour markets, Abdel-Aziz added.

But Abdel-Aziz warned that branches of foreign universities in education cities in Asia must focus on local educational and scientific research needs and award academic degrees equivalent to those awarded by the home university, or "education cities will be a waste of money, creating palatial cities built by foreign construction companies for the benefit of western companies and managed by imported lecturers."
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Johor snags top British school
31 Oct 2009

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 31 — Iskandar Malaysia is bringing in a prestigious British boarding school as the economic zone revs up efforts to woo investors to south Johor.

Marlborough College, which has a long list of famous alumni, will accept its first pupils in 2012 in Nusajaya, a township just across the Tuas Second Link.

It will be Iskandar Malaysia's first international venture.

Marlborough College's chairman, Sir Hayden Phillips, signed the agreement with Arlida Ariff, chief executive of Iskandar Investment Berhad, the developer of the economic zone.

Arlida told The Straits Times that the venture was a major boost for Iskandar as Marlborough College is a prestigious school known for high-quality education.

“Beyond financial reasons, what most senior company officials look for when they relocate, are public amenities, and facilities for their family. That's education, health care, entertainment and job opportunities for spouses,” she said.

Arlida heads the government-owned company that is tasked to undertake “catalyst” developments to attract big-name investors.

The company has already inked joint ventures to build Newcastle University's medical faculty, a Dutch Maritime University and a Legoland theme park.

Iskandar Malaysia is an economic zone three times the size of Singapore, but the initial focus is on the area closest to the Second Link. It was launched three years ago to be a new growth centre by leveraging on its low cost and proximity to Singapore.

The progress has been slow so far. The government has poured in billions of dollars to build infrastructure, a new Johor administrative centre, and residential areas. Most of the big amenities are slated to open in 2012.

To further boost its attractiveness, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak last week announced that “knowledge” workers in Iskandar will have their income tax capped at 15 per cent, compared to 26 per cent for those in the rest of the country.

Arlida described this as a huge boost and also a bold move that will attract investors. Details have yet to be announced.

The biggest investments are from the Middle East. A second theme park is slated to be announced soon, she said.

A Singapore education institution is also in talks with Iskandar Malaysia.

But other than that, Singapore interest has been slow, partly because of Johor's high crime rate. The government has promised to strengthen the police force, while Nusajaya has come up with its own security measures such as gated enclaves.

Arlida said they hoped to attract Singaporeans or expatriates based in the republic to the Marlborough College Malaysia.

“Singapore will be an important market for the school because of its location. It's just 10 minutes away from the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine checkpoint (on the Second Link),” she said.

The co-ed boarding school for students aged between five and 18 will take in the first 350 students in 2012, with a target enrolment of 1,300 by 2020.

Its fees will be comparable to those of other top international schools in Malaysia, ranging from RM35,000 to RM50,000 a year.

The school will follow the British curriculum, and its teaching staff will comprise foreigners and Malaysians. The student mix is expected to be 70 per cent foreigners and 30 per cent locals.

Arlida said the investment cost will be finalised only in a few months, with Iskandar building the infrastructure that will be transferred gradually to Marlborough College over the next 30 years.

The college, which was founded in 1843 in Wiltshire, England, boasts famous alumni, including Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman, aviator Sir Francis Chichester and Princess Eugenie of York, 19, the younger daughter of Prince Andrew. — Straits Times
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Universities in Educity

1.Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed)
2.Dutch Maritime University
3.iCarnegie from United States
4.Al-Bukhari International University
5.Marlborough College Malaysia
6.University of Southampton
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Old November 11th, 2009, 04:51 PM   #31
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Newcastle University UK, is establishing an international branch campus in Johor, Malaysia for the provision of its undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees in Medicine. Apply now for September 2010 intake. (Closing date 16 November 2009.)
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Old November 13th, 2009, 01:16 PM   #32
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University's first international campus to open in Malaysia
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The establishment of a branch campus in Malaysia is set to further develop Newcastle University's profile as a world-class institution.

The stage has been set for Newcastle University to establish its first international branch campus in Johor, Malaysia.

The new international branch campus in Johor, Malaysia will be named Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) and will deliver and award the University’s degrees in medicine and biomedical science.

At a simple ceremony in Kota Bahru on the 28th February, Malaysia’s Minister of Higher Education, Dato’ Mustapa Mohamed, handed over the formal letter of invitation to Newcastle University’s Dean of International Medical Education, Professor Reg Jordan. They are pictured below with Datuk Azman Mokhtar, Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional who is on the left of the photograph.


The NUMed campus, due to open in 2011, will be located in the Iskandar Development Region in South Johor, strategically positioned within the growth triangle of Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

‘With the setting up of NUMed in Iskandar, students will be able to study in Malaysia and obtain a Newcastle University medical degree at approximately half the cost of doing so in the UK’, said Dato’ Mustapa.

Newcastle University expressed delight at this major development in its longstanding relationship with Malaysia. ‘We are deeply honoured to be invited to contribute to the development of Iskandar', said Professor Jordan. 'The Minister’s gracious invitation to establish what will be the University’s first international branch campus marks a major landmark in achieving our internationalisation strategy’.

Professor Jordan added that the new campus will offer an exciting opportunity to contribute to meeting both Malaysia’s human capital needs and its national aspiration to become an international higher education hub in SE Asia.

‘For Newcastle, the establishment of the branch campus will further develop our profile as a world-class university’, continued Professor Jordan.

The Chief Minister of the State of Johor, Dato’ Hj Abdul Ghani Othman said, ‘This development is timely and will provide the opportunity for students to pursue their higher education in the field of medicine at a more affordable cost. The collaboration will also enable transfer of knowledge and the expansion of home-grown expertise’.
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From http://numed.ncl.ac.uk/

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UTM, Newcastle to boost Iskandar
2010/01/05

JOHOR BARU: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Newcastle University of United Kingdom are working to bring medical researchers into Iskandar Malaysia.
UTM vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Zaini Ujang said the arrangement with the UK university's medical branch in Nusajaya here was expected to turn the development corridor into a major education and research hub.

"We want to attract teaching staff from the Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed Malaysia) in Nusajaya to conduct research at UTM's biomedical and health sciencies faculties," he said yesterday.

NUMed Malaysia is expected to have nearly 20 academic staff in its first phase when it begins operations next year.

Zaini said he would lead a UTM team to Newcastle University's main campus next month for talks on the possibility of training UTM staff in the university.

He said UTM had many joint interests with Newcastle University in the fields of sustainability, aging and cancer-related research in medicine.

"Newcastle will be physically here next year. Following this, UTM is expected to develop programmes for, among others, visiting professorships."

Meanwhile, Newcastle University pro-vice chancellor, Prof C. P. Day, said the student population of NUMed Malaysia was expected to reach nearly 750 in eight years of operation.

Among courses offered by NUMed Malaysia is the acclaimed bachelor of medicine/bachelor of surgery (MBBS) programme.

From 2012, NUMed Malaysia intends to introduce the Newcastle University bioscience degrees and master's in clinical education.
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The Nusajaya Campus
NUMed Malaysia’s permanent campus in Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia, is under construction and will open in May 2011

Goals of NUMed Malaysia
The aim of NUMed Malaysia is to deliver a cost-effective medical programme of the highest quality in order to meet the needs of both our students and the regional health economy, and to translate the benefits of our academic endeavour for the benefit of Malaysian society and the greater Asian region.

NUMed Malaysia’s goals are:
- To provide globally acclaimed programmes of medical education, responsive to the changing needs of the Malaysian healthcare system, in order to attract and retain national and international students of the highest quality.
- To establish an academic culture and environment which will underpin the recruitment and retention of high-calibre faculty and staff, and empower them in the pursuit of scholarship, the delivery of superior programmes of study, and the production of excellent graduates properly prepared for the global health economy of the 21st century.
- To develop a secure, attractive, supportive and inspiring environment in order to engage highly motivated students in affordable, world-class medical education, irrespective of background.
- To establish firm, mutual relationships with health and other employers in order to ensure that our programmes remain fit for purpose, and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and understanding, the skills and competencies, and the personal and professional attitudes appropriate to professional practice and employment.
- To create and continually improve rigorous administrative systems in order to implement an excellent support strategy for all stakeholders.

Development of the NUMed Campus at Nusajaya
The following images illustrate some of the signature buildings comprising the NUMed Malaysia campus, designed to capture the look and feel of Newcastle University’s UK campus.
> http://www.ncl.ac.uk/numed/about/cam...lery/index.htm
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