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Higher Education in Malaysia  >  Universities in Malaysia   >  THE SIX EDUCATION HUBS IN MALAYSIA


Klang Valley
Reputable private universities in the Klang Valley such as :
1- Taylor's University
2- Sunway University
3- KDU University College
4- HELP University
5- International Medical University

Offer courses in the areas of business administration, computer science, accounting, economics and communication which are popular among students.

Nilai is another educational hub located 20 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and about 40 minutes from the capital city.

1- INTI International University & Colleges main campus
2- Nilai University
3- Nilai Polytechnic
4- Higher Education Leadership Academy
5- Cempaka International Ladies' College
6- Manipal International University

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.

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.
1- Multimedia University
2- Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences
3- Limkokwing University of Creative Technology

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 :
1- Newcastle University (medicine and biomedical sciences)
2- University of Southampton (engineering courses)
3- Reading University (business courses)
4- Maritime Institute of Technology
5- Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)
6- Marlborough College Malaysia

Pagoh Education Hub
... a multi-varsity education hub

Sime Darby Property Bhd is building Malaysia's first multi-varsity education hub.

The hub is build in Pagoh, Johor, housing four institutions of higher learning:
1- Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
2- International Islamic University Malaysia
3- Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
4- Politeknik Pagoh

Bandar Sri Alam in Pasir Gudang
A 'city of knowledge',"

Malaysia as education hub looks positive BY DATUK SERI IDRIS JUSOH


Kuala Lumpur Education City (KLEC)
Kuala Lumpur Education City (KLEC)
office : No. 65, Jalan Timur, 2/2B,timur@enstek,
71760 Bandar Enstek, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus
Tel: +606 7940068 Fax: +606 7940142
Kuala Lumpur Education City
65 Jalan Timur 2/2B,
Timur@enstek, Bandar Enstek
Negeri Sembilan
Tel: 06–7940 068

Epsom College Malaysia
65 Jalan Timur 2/2B,
Timur@enstek, Bandar Enstek
Negeri Sembilan
Tel: 06–7940 305

The Kuala Lumpur Education City (KLEC) is being developed over the next 15-20 years as Malaysia's international education hub, showcasing some of the world's top universities.
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

The Kuala Lumpur Education City (KLEC) project was launched in 2006 as a private-led project aimed at achieving Malaysia's vision to be a regional hub for higher education.

KLEC is envisioned as an international hub for education in a smart city development collocating :
1) International universities,
2) Local institutions of higher learning,
3) Secondary and primary teaching and learning facilities
4) Commercial and residential areas
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 & Innovation Park),
2) KLEC Incubation Campus
3) KLEC City Campus.

The 500-acre KLEC Academic Park development is designed to cater for an expected student population of about 30,000 based on an international community reflective of the global aspirations of KLEC and the Government.

With its unique shared service model developed by KLEC, as well as promoting the academic cluster model between its partner institutions via sharing of resources, expertise, knowledge and experience, governed by a common KLEC Council, and leveraging on the individual strengths of its core anchor cluster partner while creating a global brand and platform for collaboration, KLEC and its partners hope to develop this hub as a showcase for globalizing education within the broader collaborative framework of an emerging, dynamic global education network.

As part of the initiative to develop a world-class education city, KLEC is currently embarking on a few various projects which includes the
1) Epsom College Malaysia and
2) University Sains Malaysia Global Campus.

Bandar Enstek in Negeri Sembilan, right next to the busy Sepang F1 circuit, One of Malaysia’s biggest education hubs.

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.

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.

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.

Epsom College Malaysia
Epsom College Malaysia

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 risks.

The main objective of the Global Campus is to attract world-class international partners with the clusters acting as both academic and research collaboration platform offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a non-competitive environment, with potential mutual recognition and synergistic collaboration in programme delivery and research partnerships.
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.


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