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  • Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • Intake of international students increased in one of the top Asian Universities.

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In the top 100 Asian universities ranking, the best amongst the five Malaysian universities, the Universiti Malaya is aiming to increases its uptake of International students by 40 percent this year. Currently 82 countries have their students studying in the university, constituting a group of 2500 international students on campus.

UM deputy vice-chancellor (academic and international) Dr Mohd Amin Jalaludin said the move would complement the government’s efforts towards internationalization.

“One of the thrusts of the National Higher Education Strategic Plan, which was launched two years ago, was to enhance internationalization to turn Malaysia into a leading education hub. So we are moving towards that,” he said after opening the UM Graduate Month at the university recently.

Mohd Amin said as a research university, UM should also welcome more international students to do their research studies here. “This is important so as to promote the country internationally and also as a platform for local students to exchange ideas with their foreign counterparts,” he added.

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