Heriot-Watt University's winning bid for new campus in Malaysia
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.
new ﬂagship campus will enable students in
the region to take advantage of top-level UK
degrees and will provide a major centre for
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.
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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