UCD and RCSI launch campus in Malaysia

Posted in Governance and administration on September 20th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin (UCD) and Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) have launched a new medical university in Malaysia. The newly established RCSI + UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC) is Malaysia’s first accredited private medical school …” (more)

[Sarah Moran, Trinity News, 20 September]

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Minister Bruton leads Education and Trade Mission to Malaysia and Indonesia

Posted in Governance and administration on September 15th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Enterprise Ireland education mission to include the signing of several new bilateral agreements between Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Malaysian and Indonesian universities. The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, will today lead a five day Enterprise Ireland education mission to Indonesia (17th and 18th September 2018) and Malaysia (19th-21st September 2018) …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 15 September]

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China crisis: what does it mean for student recruitment?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 28th, 2015 by steve

China“Imagine the scenario: an increasingly prosperous Asian country, which sends more students than any other nation to UK universities, is suddenly hit by a stock market collapse, a currency devaluation and a deep recession. Students are unable to afford foreign study, leaving academic departments across the UK with a financial black hole …” (more)

[David Matthews, Times Higher Education, 28 August]

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UCD teams up with global alumni to open key international centres

Posted in Governance and administration on November 12th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin (UCD) will tap into its graduates all over the world as part of a new global strategy that will see it open centres in key international locations …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 12 November]

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So, Boris, why do women go to university?

Posted in Life on July 8th, 2013 by steve

“Boris Johnson, in a press conference in Malaysia, joked that the high number of female university entrants was because they ‘have got to find men to marry’. Help us put him right …” (more)

[Guardian, 8 July]

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Another week, another scandal: Immigration dilemmas

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 16th, 2012 by steve

“Immigration regulations for international students seem to have been changing somewhat unpredictably of late in major receiving countries. In several English-speaking nations, immigration regulation has become a significant policy issue, and international students have been the frequent focus of recent crackdowns …” (more)

[Philip Altbach and Liz Reisberg, University World News, 16 September]

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Ireland and Malaysia announce third level cooperation

Posted in Governance and administration on September 13th, 2011 by steve

“A new agreement between the Irish and Malaysian governments will spell future increases in third level collaboration between the two states …” (more)

[CareersPortal.ie, 13 September]


Another Twist in the Plot

Posted in Governance and administration on August 15th, 2011 by steve

“The  relationship between Malaysian universities and international rankers would make a good soap opera, full of break-ups, reconciliations and recriminations. It started in 2004  when the first THES – QS ranking put Universiti Malaya (UM) in the top 100 and Universiti Sains Malaysia in the top 200. There was jubilation at the UM campus with triumphant banners all over the place …” (more)

[University Ranking Watch, 15 August]

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Malaysian Government Signs Partnership Agreement with Irish Universities to Promote Study of Medicine in Ireland by Malaysian Students

Posted in Teaching on July 28th, 2011 by steve

“The Malaysian government signed a strategic partnership with four Irish universities’ schools of medicine in relation to the continued promotion of the study of medicine by Malaysian students in Ireland. The Memorandum of Understanding in higher education was signed by Datuk Ibrahim Bin Ahmad, the Director General of MARA, an agency of the Malaysian Ministry of Rural and Regional Development, and representatives from each of the four schools of medicine in UCC, NUI Galway, UCD and TCD …” (more)

[Trinity College Communications Office, 28 July]

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RCSI recruiting doctors for Malaysia

Posted in Governance and administration on January 7th, 2011 by steve

“… the appointments will be for periods of up to three years at Penang Medical College (PMC). Founded in 1996, the College is a joint venture of the medical schools of the RCSI and UCD, in partnership with the Penang state government …” (more)

[Lloyd Mudiwa, Irish Medical Times, 7 January]

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University suspends ties with Malaysian college

Posted in Legal issues on November 6th, 2010 by steve

“The University of Wales has suspended relations with a Malaysian business college, pending an inquiry. The action, the university says, is due to a controversy relating to the personal academic qualifications of the head of the institution …” (more)

[BBC News, 6 November]

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