Last Updated Thursday, 26 April, 2018 08:46:49 PM
THE SIX EDUCATION HUBS IN MALAYSIA
|6||Bandar Sri Alam in Pasir Gudang
A 'city of knowledge',"
|5||Pagoh Education Hub
... a multi-varsity education hub
Sime Darby Property Bhd is building Malaysia's
first multi-varsity education hub.
|1||EduCity in Iskandar
The Educity project in Iskandar corridor is built to provide access to high-quality education and training for both international and domestic markets. Positioned to be a regional education hub and destination for quality world class education.
Students from these universities live together in one giant international student village and share sports and leisure facilities.
The campus at Educity Iskandar is shared by internationally
acclaimed universities such as :
Cyberjaya's inception in 1997 as a key component of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) and Malaysia's first intelligent city. Borne out of Malaysia's need to move forward to a knowledge-based K-economy.
Located 50km south of Kuala Lumpur.
Nilai is another educational hub located 20 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and about 40 minutes from the capital city.
INTI International University &
Colleges main campus
Manipal moved into its permanent campus in Nilai in January 2014. The campus is built on a 140-acre property surrounded by green hills and adjacent to a picturesque lake
International Islamic Medical City has land being set aside for future buildings.
Reputable private universities in the Klang Valley such as :
Offer courses in the areas of business administration, computer science, accounting, economics and communication which are popular among students.
|Malaysia as education hub looks positive BY DATUK SERI IDRIS
Kuala Lumpur Education City (KLEC)
office : No. 65, Jalan Timur,
Kuala Lumpur Education City
Kuala Lumpur Education City (KLEC), launched in 2007, is still in development and aims to house both international and local universities, as well as primary and secondary schools in a 500-acre KLEC Academic Park.
The hub will offer education from University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School, Epsom College, and Universiti Sains Malaysia (and potentially other schools) to those in the region with an expected student population of nearly 30,000.
Kuala Lumpur Education City
In KLEC the universities, colleges and schools contribute to the social, economic, and cultural life of the city and its community.
Kuala Lumpur Education City includes three main development projects -
1) KLEC Academic Park (which
includes the KLEC University Park, Medical Park and Research &
|USM Global Campus
The Higher Education is changing in the global view – demands for world-class education is growing especially in the Asia Pacific region, costs of education is increasing, and costs of providing education is also beginning to impact institutions of higher learning. Establishing new campuses requires huge amount of capital expenditure.
Public or government-funded universities cannot continue to fund its operations, expansion and research with grants from the government, and would require new income generating streams.
Education cities are solutions to
these new issues related to higher education – sharing of services
and reduction of capital expenditure, connected communities with
international experience that benefits the community of students and
teaching faculty, entry into bigger markets with lower financial
The scope of international collaboration encompasses joint-academic programmes, faculty exchange, sharing of resources to be promoted to all cluster anchor institutions as well as potential research collaboration with other cluster anchors.
The cluster collaboration is aimed
at creating an immersed academic and research-intense ecosystem with
dynamic relationships that bring together the strengths of each
anchor cluster institution (local and international), leveraging on
each others brand and collectively, promoting a common global brand
that is the cornerstone of an education hub for the region.
|Bandar Enstek in Negeri Sembilan,
right next to the busy Sepang F1 circuit, One of Malaysia’s biggest
Some world-class partners in KLEC—among them Epsom College, a UK boarding school.
The construction of the British-style school’s 70- acre site started in early 2011, and opened its doors in 2012.
The chairman of the board of directors as well as the key promoter of the Education City is AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes—a former Epsom College student himself—a
Bandar Enstek is actually quite a logical place for the Education City due to its proximity to the KLIA international airport and rather easy access to the capital city.
The location makes it a very convenient place to study, even for internationals. Malaysia is geographically very well located; it is not far from Asia’s big players like China and India.
Malaysia has for long been a regional education hub in Southeast Asia. 80–90,000 students are being educated in the country’s variety of colleges and universities.
Not surprisingly, the target groups of KLEC are students in other Asian countries as well as in the Middle East.
In many Malaysian universities the tuition fees are also significantly cheaper than in Europe or neighboring Singapore. Malaysia’s language policy is a great advantage for the international students coming to the country.
English is widely spoken here and it will also be the language of instruction in the schools and universities opening in the Education City.
KLEC will at first be focusing on specific degree programmes as well as short courses of executive education, mainly two and ten-day-long ones.
Organizing the short courses has already been discussed with certain international universities for 2011.
Klang Valley area already has a vast amount of different institutes of higher education.
The three important clusters: business, education and medicine are what the KLEC will focus on.
KL Education City is not the first education hub near the capital. Universities have in previous years concentrated on Cyberjaya, Shah Alam as well as Sunway, all a bit outside the Kuala Lumpur city centre.