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Delivering Scottish qualifications in an international market

Heriot-Watt University is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for teaching and research in business, science and technology. 

In 2011, it successfully secured a UK£20 million deal to launch a new campus in Malaysia with our help, backed by the Scottish Government.

Malaysian city development company, Putrajaya Holdings, selected the institution through an international tender process, as part of government plans to transform Malaysia into a high-income earning nation. 

The University was chosen as winner of the major international tender by the Malaysian Government and Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd, in recognition of its strong reputation for creating diverse research and development opportunities and solid strong track record of success in linking with industry, commerce and the wider society.

This builds on Heriot-Watt’s highly successful establishment of a campus in Dubai in 2005 and cements both the commitment to providing accessible, high quality learning opportunities around the world and our drive to secure valuable, mutually beneficial relationships with students, industry and government on an international scale. 

This new flagship campus will enable students in the region to take advantage of top-level UK degrees and will provide a major centre for research. 

The campus, in Putrajaya, will create opportunities for up to 4,000 undergraduate, postgraduate and research students to study a range of Heriot-Watt University degree programmes in engineering, technology, business, finance, engineering and design.

Datuk Azlan, CEO Putrajaya Holdings said:

“As an established provider of international and transnational education, coupled with its success in Dubai, Heriot-Watt University was the clear choice for delivering a stellar education offering and a new campus in Malaysia.

“We recognise that the benefits of this partnership will go much further than creating an environment for learning. It will deliver opportunities for economic development and growth through supporting future generations of business and academic professionals and carve out even stronger links between our countries. We are very much looking forward to the exciting journey that lies ahead."

Ruth Muir, Assistant Principal of Heriot-Watt University said:

“The development of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is a major step forward in implementing the University’s International Strategy. 

"This ambitious strategy sets out Heriot-Watt’s aim to double its international activity over a period of 7 years. 

"In Malaysia, our vision is to create another centre of academic excellence alongside our campuses in Scotland and Dubai, and our focus is on delivering the same exceptionally high quality education and cutting edge research.”

Already open to student, the campus is scheduled for completion in 2014.

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