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The University of Reading Malaysia is delighted to announce a range of scholarships available to students enrolling on its first Foundation in Business programme which starts in September 2013.

The scholarships are being offered to honour those students who have decided to make the University of Reading Malaysia their first choice for higher education.

Foundation in Business – get a head start in Business, Law or Psychology

Foundation in Business – get a head start in Business, Law or Psychologyould like to progress to an undergraduate degree in subjects including Business and Management, Accounting, Finance, Law and Psychology.ur those students who have decided to make the University of Reading Malaysia their first choice for higher education.

The programme will cover the basics in business-related subjects including mathematics and economics, offer English Language tuition and equip students with the academic skills needed for an undergraduate degree.

On successful completion of the Foundation in Business, students are guaranteed entry to an undergraduate programme at either our Malaysia or UK campus.

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Scholarships – Rewarding commitment and success with up to 35% off tuition fees

Two scholarship schemes have been announced today and they can be combined to give students a total of up to 35% off the programme tuition fees of RM 19,000.

All students registering for the first Foundation in Business programme in September 2013 will be eligible for a 20% scholarship on tuition fees, reducing the cost of the one-year programme to RM 15,200. These prestigious scholarships are in recognition of the commitment shown by our first in-take of students, who will be known as Foundation Scholars whilst studying at the University of Reading Malaysia.

In addition, the most highly qualified applicants will also be eligible for our High Achievers Scholarships. These scholarships recognise the achievement of academically excellent students.
All students who have obtained:

• 8A’s in SPM will receive an additional 5% scholarship on the first years’ fees;
• 9A’s will receive an additional 10%; and
• 10A’s or more will receive an additional 15%.

Professor Martha-Marie Kleinhans, Vice-Provost of University of Reading Malaysia says of the scholarships

‘We are very excited to be welcoming our first cohort of University of Reading Malaysia students in September 2013 and are delighted to be able to offer these scholarships to these pioneers who will help shape the future of the University of Reading Malaysia

We recognise that the University of Reading Malaysia may not be a familiar name in higher education for many in Malaysia but the wealth of expertise we bring from our UK campus means we are anything but beginners in educating talented people. Neither are we newcomers to Malaysia, having run a successful collaborative teaching with Taylors College over the past ten years.

The University of Reading UK has been equipping students with the skills, experiences and principles to achieve their career aims and make a difference in their chosen field since 1926 and our status as one of the world’s top 1% of universities demonstrates our commitment to all our students.

That said, in many ways, these Foundation students will be our most important as the success of the University of Reading Malaysia depends on exceeding their expectations in terms of quality of teaching and student experience. We want them to finish the programme brimming with confidence for their future studies and eager to tell others about their positive learning experience at the University of Reading Malaysia.

We are confident that we can honour this first cohort of students with an exceptional start to their higher education but expect to learn as much from them as they do from us in our inaugural year.’

For more information please contact Professor Martha-Marie Kleinhans, University of Reading Malaysia on +60 7 295-5001 or by email on m.kleinhans@reading.edu.my

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The University of Reading Malaysia will this week (16-18 April 2013) host a symposium bringing together experts from the University of Reading and South East Asia to discuss the vital issue of climate change. This is the first symposium in a series which aims to create a vibrant network across South East Asia and so enhance the University’s teaching and research activities as part of our development in the region.

The success of our growing network will be marked at the symposium when three new formal partnerships will be established with the University of Indonesia, the University of Danang (Vietnam) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños. We will be collaborating with these Universities to develop research and teaching in areas such as climate change, agriculture, food science, biodiversity, economics and systems engineering.

Professor Steven Mithen, University of Reading Pro-Vice-Chancellor for international and external engagement said: “We are delighted to be holding our first symposium in Malaysia and we see this as key to the University’s development in the region. Climate change is a fitting topic and an area where the University excels. Our success is already in evidence through the establishment of formal partnerships with the Universities of Indonesia, Danang and the Philippines Los Baños. We know this is just the start of many rewarding and productive links.”

Climate change, a particular strength of the University of Reading and a key challenge in South East Asia, is the issue under discussion at this first symposium which is being organised jointly with the University of Reading’s Walker Institute for Climate System Research. Areas being discussed include: cities and health; water and ecosystems; agriculture and development.

Dr Maria Noguer, Walker Institute research co-ordinator said: “This event provides a wonderful opportunity to bring together Walker Institute experts in climate change with experts from across South East Asia who bring vital local knowledge. Working together we can make a real difference to addressing climate change in the region.”

South East Asia is expected to be seriously affected by climate change. Extreme events such as floods, droughts and tropical cyclones are being experienced throughout the region with major impacts on people and the economy and such events are expected to get worse through the 21st century. To deal with the cross-boundary issues, regional cooperation and information sharing is required. The University of Reading wishes to bring its expertise to support research in these matters and gain from that existing within the region, through collaborative projects and teaching partnerships.

Dr Martha-Marie Kleinhans, Vice-Provost (Academic), University of Reading Malaysia said: “This series of symposia is an important step in the development of the University of Reading Malaysia and the collaborations we develop will lay strong foundations for our research and teaching activities. We’re already teaching students here and we look forward to opening the doors of our new campus in Iskandar Malaysia to many more students in 2015.”

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This week, I made my first trip to Malaysia as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading. Arriving on Sunday night, I have been engaged since in a busy round of visits and meetings and hearing and seeing first-hand the progress that University of Reading Malaysia is making.

I began by seeing our impressive facilities in downtown Johor Bahru where we are already offering executive education courses as well as English language programmes. The new facilities feel very much a part of University of Reading, with prominent images of the University all around the building.

Not surprisingly, one of the highlights of the week so far has been visiting EduCity where our campus will open in 2015. It’s in a prime location at the entrance to EduCity and, will, I am sure become a landmark building in the area.

UoRM plot at EduCity

University of Reading Malaysia plot at Iskandar Malaysia EduCity where building is to commence in early 2013

The rest of the facility is already taking shape with University of Newcastle offering medicine and University of Southampton just receiving their first engineering students. The student accommodation block is now open and the sports stadium should be completed by the end of the year.

I am delighted that there is considerable interest in the plans for University of Reading Malaysia in the region, and as part of my visit, I have been delighted to be interviewed by the New Straits Times, Star and Sin Chew Daily newspapers. I have also attended dinners in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur where I have met many influential figures from business and commerce, including University of Reading and Henley Business School graduates.

Sir David Bell with invited guests at formal dinner in Singapore

Sir David Bell with invited guests at formal dinner in Singapore

It has also been very useful to meet key contacts in the Ministry of Higher Education and the University of Malaya as we develop partnerships in Malaysian higher education.

Throughout my time in Malaysia, I have been very well supported by our enthusiastic project team. It was clear to me that they are held in high regard locally and are great ambassadors for the University of Reading.

My main impressions from the short visit to Malaysia and Singapore are that:-

There is a palpable sense of ambition surrounding higher education in the country. We are part of the expansion effort, as well as contributing to the enhanced status of HE in the country. I am delighted that we are already considered as having an important contribution to make in this regard.

Secondly, I have seen for myself the potential for Malaysia to become a great education hub. It is located in a region with a hunger for education and a huge potential market.

Thirdly, the University already has many friends here. I mentioned the alumni I met and it will be marvellous to be working with them in the future. Our team in Malaysia has also developed strong relationships with the High Commissions of both Malaysia and Singapore as well as in the British Council. It was good to hear the UK Universities Minister, David Willetts, talk so positively about our work in Malaysia at the Universities UK annual conference last week.

I look forward to my next visit and to hearing of further success as we approach an important milestone for the University, the full opening of University of Reading Malaysia.

SIR DAVID BELL
VICE-CHANCELLOR, UNIVERSITY OF READING

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The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading, Sir David Bell KCB, will make his inaugural visit to the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) during the week of 17 September 2012.

Sir David Bell KCB, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading

About the visit

During his time in the region, Sir David will meet with key stakeholders in Malaysia and Singapore including government officials, industry leaders, alumni and the British High Commissioners to both countries.

In Kuala Lumpur, the Vice-Chancellor will co-host a formal dinner with Mr. See Lian Ong, Reading alumnus (BSc Quantity Surveying, 1974) and recent Global President of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (2011-12) .  In Singapore, he will co-host a formal dinner with the CEO of Savills Southeast Asia, Mr. Christopher Marriott.  During the visit, Sir David will also visit UoRM’s new teaching facilities in Johor Bahru and tour the Iskandar Malaysia region, including the site at Educity where the main campus will be built.

During his trip to Malaysia and Singapore, the Vice-Chancellor will be hosted by Dr. Martha-Marie Kleinhans, Vice-Provost (Academic) for UoRM, who says “I am delighted to be welcoming the Vice-Chancellor to the region on this, his inaugural visit.  I look forward to showing Sir David the substantial progress that we have made to date and introducing him to the many people who are integral to our success in Malaysia”.

About the Vice-Chancellor

Sir David was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading in January 2012.  Born in Glasgow in March 1959,  he studied history and philosophy at Glasgow University and obtained his PGCE from Jordanhill College of Education. He also has a Master of Education degree in Management and Administration from Glasgow University.

He held teaching posts at primary schools in Glasgow, moving on to become a Deputy Head, and then a Headteacher in Essex.

Between 1990 and 1995, he was Assistant Director of Education at Newcastle City Council. During this time, he spent a year as a Harkness Fellow at Georgia State University, Atlanta, studying education and local government reform across the United States of America.

Sir David trained as an Ofsted team inspector in 1993. He became a Registered Inspector in 1994 and carried out inspections in primary schools. He was promoted to Director of Education and Libraries at Newcastle City Council in 1995 and became Chief Executive of Bedfordshire County Council in 2000.

Sir David was appointed HM Chief Inspector of Schools in England (HMCI) by the Privy Council in 2002. In 2006 he became Permanent Secretary at the Department of Education and Skills which, later, became the Department for Children, Schools and Families and then the Department for Education. As the most senior education civil servant in the country, Sir David served four Secretaries of State and three Prime Ministers.

Sir David became a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in the 2011 Birthday Honours.

We will bring you a full report of the visit on our website, blog and in our next issue of Malaysia Insight.

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The University of Reading is home to the world renowned Henley Business School.  With an extensive network of alumni in Malaysia and Singapore, many will already be familiar with Henley, which is one of the few business schools to hold triple-accredited status from the UK, European and US accrediting bodies. This places it among the top 1% of global business schools.

Henley Business School is a global leader in executive education and prides itself on providing impactful and innovative executive programmes to individuals and organisations.  Henley is the UK’s oldest business school with over 60 years’ experience in developing managers of, and for, the future. It is recognised worldwide for delivering executive leadership and management development programmes that build capability and enhance performance.

As Malaysia is enjoying substantial business success both in the region and globally, it seemed natural that Henley Business School Executive Education be part of the first wave of programmes to be offered by the University of Reading Malaysia.

Leadership for Stakeholder Value

Our Executive Education delivery in Malaysia launched in Kuala Lumpur from 24-25 April 2012.

Our Leadership for Stakeholder Value programme was held at the Sheraton Imperial and attracted participants from a diverse range of businesses in Malaysia.  The programme leaders, Dr Millicent Danker (BA, MA, DBA, FCIPR) and Dr Roger Hayes (BSc, MA, DBA, FCIPR, Member Emeritus IPRA), have been associated with Henley for a number of years and have extensive knowledge of the Malaysian market and culture.

Programme leaders Dr Millicent Danker and Dr Roger Hayes prepare for our first programme in Malaysia

Leadership for Stakeholder Value has been designed specifically for senior executives and high-potential leaders of Malaysian organisations that have both regional and global growth aspirations.  The programme explores critical business issues ranging from corporate governance, reputation, values and ethics to stakeholder management and communications.

Feedback from participants was very positive, and the programme will take place again on 30–31 October 2012.  More details on the Executive Education programme in Malaysia and how to book can be found here.

ICMA Executive Education

After months of planning and complete refurbishment, we were excited to open our Johor Bahru teaching facility in June 2012 with two training courses delivered by ICMA Executive Education.

Training financial market professionals

ICMA Executive Education (ICMA EE) is a joint venture between the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and the ICMA Centre at Henley Business School, University of Reading. Covering technical securities/derivatives and operations, the professional qualifications and training programmes ICMA EE offers are aimed at market practitioners in the financial markets and delivered in the major financial centres.  Keith Dickinson, Programme Director for ICMA EE’s Diploma in Financial Market Operations and Visiting Fellow at the ICMA Centre, University of Reading, delivered two training courses over a five-day period to 24 senior banking leaders from the region:

Securities Operations Foundation Course (SOFC) -  a three-day examined course that covers the post-trading environment of the main cash market products – bonds and equities.

Derivatives Operations (DO) – a two-day course aimed at developing a knowledge and understanding of the key operational aspects of derivatives processing; the course includes an examination of the market infrastructure and product types, together with a look at the operational life-cycle of both exchange-traded and OTC derivative products.

Keith Dickinson (far left) and John Evans (far right) welcome students to the first ICMA Executive Education programme to be delivered from the Johor Bahru offices

“It was a great first experience for us here at Kotaraya; the facilities were first rate and it has great connections to all of South East Asia via Singapore Changi airport.  I expect it to become an important hub in our delivery of EE courses in Asia going forward” said John Evans, Head of ICMA Executive Education.

Dr Martha-Marie Kleinhans, Vice-Provost (Academic) of UoRM said “A week of intensive working mixed with sightseeing and socialising was the perfect recipe for a successful first teaching event at University of Reading Malaysia’s Menara Kotaraya. We hope to welcome ICMA EE back for many more courses in our facilities.”

Upcoming programmes

Having made a successful start delivering Executive Education in Malaysia, we look forward to increasing our portfolio of offerings.  Upcoming programmes include:

Leadership for Stakeholder Value (2 days )
30-31 October 2012

Challenges of Globalisation for the Real Estate Industry (2 days)
November-December 2012 (date tbc)

Finance for the Global Real Estate Industry (2 days)
January-March 2013 (date tbc)

Coaching for High Performance (3 days)
February 2013 (date tbc)

Details of these programmes can be found on our website (www.reading.ac.uk/malaysia) and announcements about further programmes will be made via the website, blog and future issues of Malaysia Insight.

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The University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) has achieved a major milestone with the opening of its brand new teaching and office facilities in Johor Bahru, Malaysia in June 2012.

The premises are within the Menara Kotaraya building in central Johor Bahru and feature five teaching suites, equipped with audio-visual and smartboard technology.

Large classroom at University of Reading Malaysia

There is a large learning resource centre housing a 24-station PC lab which serves as both a dealing room (for ICMA Executive Education training on capital markets) and language laboratory. The 9,000 square foot space boasts a resource library and a cafeteria-social area as well as a reception and administration offices, for our burgeoning staff on site.

Cafe Area at University of Reading Malaysia

The facilities are also equipped with the latest internet and telephone services with Wi-Fi throughout and a touchdown space for recharging laptops. To support the new office, Mr Nandan Ramachandran, the first locally employed member of staff of UoRM, has been appointed as Office Manager.

Sir David Bell KCB, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading, said: “The University is exceedingly proud to be able to open our first teaching facilities in Malaysia. Our links with Malaysia go back many years and we are excited at the prospect of cementing these relationships through our new facilities and programmes in Johor Bahru. UoRM’s initial academic offering in Malaysia will provide excellent quality English language and business programmes, taught by faculty with extensive international experience, and delivered in the first-class facilities to be expected from one of the world’s top 1% of universities.”

This is the first phase of major investment in Malaysia by the University. In 2015, the University will open its main campus in the Iskandar Malaysia with the intention of delivering a wide range of degree programmes in business and law, pharmacy, chemistry and the built environment (applications are being prepared now for approval by the various governmental and professional bodies which are required to approve all our programmes offered on the campus).

Delivery of programmes at Kotaraya has already begun with the University’s Henley Business School providing programmes for business leaders and you can read more about Henley Business School Executive Education programme in Malaysia here.

Pre-sessional courses for students wishing to raise their English language and academic levels before starting a university degree course are also planned for Kotaraya along with a Foundation in Business programme. You can find out more about Programmes at University of Reading Malaysia here.

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English Language teaching is part of the first wave of programmes offered by the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) at its new facilities in Johor Bahru.  Sebastian Watkins, one of the University’s most experienced English Language lecturers, has temporarily relocated to Malaysia to get our English language programmes up and running. Seb is ensuring that the teaching and learning experience offered to students in Malaysia is of the same high quality as that delivered at our UK campus in Reading.

Seb has extensive international teaching experience and has taught English as a Foreign Language in Europe and the Middle East. He is highly qualified, with a BA (Hons) English Literature from the University of York, an RSA Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and an MA in English Language Teaching (ELT) from our own University of Reading.

When not working for UoRM, Seb is Programme Director for Short Courses at the University’s International Study and Language Centre (ISLC) and has been a lecturer in English for Academic Purposes at the University of Reading since 2002. He teaches on a range of courses, including pre-sessional courses, in-sessional courses and tailor-made short courses for a variety of external sponsors. He is also part of the team developing English for Academic Purposes tests and is co-author of Speaking in the English for Academic Study series, published by Garnet Education. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, doing crosswords and hill walking.

Seb has been in Malaysia since April 2012 and has been extremely busy during the last few months. A great deal of his time has been spent on marketing our English language and Foundation programmes. He has been visiting the principals and staff of schools in Johor, to raise the UORM profile, and offer free taster sessions for students.

Seb Watkins and school pupils

University of Reading Malaysia lecturer Sebastian Watkins (back row, centre) with Form 4 and 5 pupils from Taman Johor Jaya 1 Secondary School, Johor Bahru

Seb has attended recruitment fairs in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia to publicise both UORM and the programmes available in the UK. When not out and about, he has been busy developing a range of information to be given to students based in Malaysia, as well as setting up the physical premises with books for our Learning Resource Centre and testing our IT facilities for teaching purposes.

When asked about his first impressions of Malaysia, Seb says “It’s a vibrant place, with a colourful mix of cultures and great food! It’s also a stimulating place in which to work. The students I’ve come into contact with so far have shown a very positive and enthusiastic attitude to learning. They seem determined to succeed.”

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Dr Millicent Danker, Founder and CEO of Perception Management and Associate Faculty of Henley Business School has been honoured by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).

Dr Danker has been awarded a Fellowship by the CIPR in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the Institute as well as the wider public relations profession. FCIPR is the highest possible membership grade and therefore to be awarded a Fellowship is an exceptional achievement. She is believed to be the first Malaysian to be recognised in this way. To read a profile of Dr Danker, please visit http://www.reading.ac.uk/malaysia/about/alumni-profiles

Jane Wilson, CEO of the CIPR said, “The CIPR Fellowship is the most august group within the profession. Our Fellows hold invaluable experience of public relations, communications and business practice and are able to provide a unique insight into the profession and the issues facing communicators around the UK. CIPR Fellows help the Institute develop best practice standards and policies, sharing their experience and knowledge through contributing to the Institute’s working groups, panels and consultations. Congratulations to all those who have been awarded a Fellowship.”

Dr Danker completed her Doctorate in Business Administration at Henley Business School, University of Reading, and alternates between assignments in Kuala Lumpur and London. She leads an executive education course being offered by Henley Business School in Malaysia for the first time, Leadership for Stakeholder Management.

For more information on Executive Education in Malaysia or to apply for our programmes, please visit http://www.reading.ac.uk/malaysia

 

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The University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) is proud to announce the opening of its brand new teaching facilities in Johor Bahru.

Press release

UoRM will deliver programmes for future business leaders through the University’s Henley Business School, one of the world’s leading business education providers. The University will also be running pre-sessional courses for students wishing to raise their English and academic levels before starting a university degree course and a one-year International Foundation Programme preparing students for an undergraduate business degree.

The programmes, which start in June 2012, are taught by University of Reading faculty in the brand new purpose-built University of Reading Malaysia facility in the Kotaraya Office Tower in central Johor Bahru. This is the first phase of a major investment in Malaysia by University of Reading Malaysia¹. In 2015, the University will open its permanent campus in EduCity, Nusajaya within the Iskandar Development Area to deliver a wide range of programmes, from law to chemistry, construction and finance.

The new business courses are designed for managers who want to get ahead in business. Programme members on UoRM’s Henley Business School courses will benefit from some of the best executive education in the world. The programmes include the study of capital markets, real estate and planning and leadership and coaching.

Henley Business School was established by business, for business, and as the UK’s oldest business school, has over 60 years’ experience in developing managers. One of the world’s few business schools to hold triple-accredited status, Henley Business School is also ranked in the European top 20 business school for Executive Education, in Open and Custom programmes (FT European Business Schools ranking, 2011).

The pre-sessional programmes and International Foundation Programmes will be delivered by the University’s internationally-renowned International Study and Language Centre. The International Foundation Programme is an intensive one-year access course which draws on University of Reading’s long-established reputation for academic excellence and student support. The course has been designed especially for international students without British A level qualifications, or the equivalent, who plan to do an undergraduate business degree. UK-based teachers will be delivering the excellent quality English language teaching.

Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading, said: “The University of Reading is exceedingly proud to be able to open our first teaching facilities in Malaysia. Our links with Malaysia go back many years and we are excited at the prospect of cementing these relationships through our new facilities and programmes in Johor Bahru. UoRM’s initial academic offering in Malaysia will provide excellent quality English language and business programmes, taught by faculty with extensive international experience, and delivered in the first-class facilities to be expected from one of the world’s top 1% of universities.”

Full details of all the programmes can be found at www.reading.ac.uk/malaysia

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Further media information from University of Reading press office on +44 (0)118 378 7115, media@reading.ac.uk

Notes to editors:

¹The University of Reading Malaysia’s brand new campus in Iskandar is expected to be completed in 2015, with an initial intake of 500 students. Enrolment will rise to 1,800 students by 2018, with long-term numbers thought to be around 2,000. Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are being developed¹ to include programmes within real estate, construction, finance, law, chemistry and pharmacy. The new campus was formally launched in December 2011 in partnership with Education@Iskandar Sendirian Berhad (EISB in the presence of Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia.

New teaching facilities – contact details
University of Reading Malaysia, 7th Floor, Menara Kotaraya, Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Tel: +60 7 295 5000 or by fax +60 7 221 1762.

The facilities at Kotaraya include 5 teaching suites and a large learning resource centre with a 24 station PC lab, each room with the latest smart board technology. Within the 9,000sq ft of space the UoRM also provides a resource library, a touch down space for recharging lap tops and a cafeteria/social space as well as a reception and administration offices. The facilities are also equipped within the latest internet and telephone services with Wi-Fi accessible throughout.

About the University of Reading
The University of Reading is one of the UK’s top research-intensive universities. It was established as an extension college of Christ Church, Oxford in 1892, and received a Royal Charter in 1926.

The University is one of the UK’s top research-intensive universities and is ranked in the top 20 UK higher education institutions in securing grants worth over £10 million from UK research councils.

The University of Reading is ranked 164th in the world in the Times Higher World University Rankings 2011 and consistently rates highly in measures of student satisfaction – the UK’s National Student Survey 2011 (top 20 ranking) and the International Student Barometer.

The University of Reading has around 100 Malaysian students studying each year at the University’s Reading campus and has been in partnership with Taylor’s University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia since 2002.

The University is a member of the 1994 Group of leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience. www.1994group.ac.uk

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Managers who want to get ahead in business will be able to benefit from some of the best executive education in the world, delivered in the heart of Malaysia, from April this year.

That’s the promise to prospective students of business courses at the University of Reading Malaysia and Henley Business School, which has launched its world-rated programmes in Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur.

The programmes in capital markets, real estate and planning and leadership and coaching will be delivered by the University of Reading’s renowned Henley Business School, in association with ICMA. One of the world’s leading business education providers, the Henley Business School programmes will be among the first to be delivered by the newly-formed University of Reading Malaysia.
Henley Business School was established by business, for business, and as the UK’s oldest business school, has over 60 years’ experience in developing managers. One of the world’s few business schools to hold triple-accredited status, Henley Business School is also ranked in the European top 20 business school for Executive Education, in Open and Custom programmes (FT European Business Schools ranking, 2011).
The new programmes were launched at high profile events in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, the latter hosted by the British High Commissioner, His Excellency Mr. Simon Featherstone and attended by business leaders, including Mr See Lian Ong, Global President of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, and graduate of the University of Reading.

Speaking at the launches, Professor John Board, Dean of Henley Business School, said: “Henley Business School and the University of Reading are globally renowned institutions and we have particularly strong historic relationships with Malaysia. We are delighted to have the opportunity to deliver our executive education programmes to help ambitious managers and forward-thinking organisations to get ahead.”

Mr See Lian Ong said: “The University of Reading is a world-class university and has always been close to my heart – I am proud to be one of its graduates and even more so that two of my three sons have followed my footsteps at this prestigious institution. The partnership between the University of Reading and Malaysia is one that brings the best of both worlds of my life together and it is a partnership that is certain to a successful one.”

The majority of the new business courses will be taught at the University of Reading Malaysia’s facility in Johor Bahru from late May 2012, with some programmes also offered in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.

The University of Reading Malaysia’s brand new campus in Iskandar is expected to be completed in September 2014, with an initial intake of 500 students. Enrolment will rise to 1,800 students by 2017, with long-term numbers thought to be around 2,000. Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are being developed¹ to include programmes within real estate, construction, finance, law, chemistry and pharmacy. The new campus was formally launched in December in partnership with Education@Iskandar Sendirian Berhad (EISB in the presence of Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia.

More information at www.reading.ac.uk/malaysia or uor-malaysia@reading.ac.uk or +44 (0) 118-378-7370.

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¹All award-bearing programmes are subject to accreditation by appropriate professional and regulatory bodies

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