UWTSD delegation visit University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur


A delegation from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David recently visited the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

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Professor Simon Haslett, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International and Enhancement), Dr Jeremy Smith (Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts), and Mr Alun Thomas (UWTSD Council Member), made the visit as part of UWTSD’s regular engagement with one of its main partners in the region.  It was an opportunity to review current activities and operations at the International University Malaya Wales (IUMW), which was established based on a mutual partnership between the University of Malaya (UM), the University of Wales & the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.  During that period IUMW has grown considerably with nearly 1500 students studying at the institution in a range of subjects, including dual awards programmes in Accounting, Business Management, Computer Science, Professional Communication and Psychology.

Professor Simon Haslett said:

“We are immensely proud of our partnership with the University of Malaya, itself ranked 87th in the world and one of the top 5 Universities throughout South East Asia. Our partnership has already born fruit in the successful cooperation to establish IUMW, and in the future we hope to develop many more exciting opportunities for our students, enabling them  to spend time with one of our longstanding partners in what is one of the great cities of the world’.”

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During the visit Dr Jeremy Smith also spent time at the Malaysian Hans Studies Centre, located south of Kuala Lumpur, in the ancient trading port and World Heritage City of Malacca.  He added:

“Going forward IUMW is exploring the possibility of establishing Dual Awards programmes and two new Foundation Certificates in the Arts and Sciences. In addition, both the University of Malaya and UWTSD are keen to develop new collaborative opportunities between the two Universities, possibly in the area of Sinology and Enterprise as well as in schemes for student exchange, short-term visits, a summer school and various research partnerships.”

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