Ministry wants foreign universities to join education hub

The Ministry of Education in Malaysia wants to attract more foreign universities to establish branch campuses at the Pagoh Higher Education Hub and will approach universities in Indonesia, Japan and South Korea, reports the Malay Mail.

Minister of Education Maszlee Malik said Muhammadiyah University of Prof Dr Hamka (Uhamka) from Indonesia has expressed interest in setting up a branch in the area and courses offered would be at postgraduate levels.

Commenting on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s desire to see a Japanese university setting up a branch campus in Malaysia, Maszlee said to date three Japanese universities, namely the University of Tsukuba, Nippon Designers School and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University have expressed interest in the matter. Meanwhile, the ministry has extended its invitation to local and international private universities to set up their branch campuses at the Pagoh hub.
Full report on the Malay Mail site