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Malaysian agreement for University of Wolverhampton


memorandum of understanding at the House of LordsA memorandum of understanding was agreed between the University of Wolverhampton and Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) last week.

It will see both higher education institutions collaborating in a variety of areas including developing academic programmes around Oil and Gas, Nursing, Banking and Finance as well as research opportunities.

The programmes will be delivered with UMS in Sabah although both organisations are also exploring opportunities for student and staff exchanges.

The agreement was signed in London ahead of the University’s 21st anniversary celebration event at the House of Lords by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer from the University of Wolverhampton and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Shahril Yusof from UMS.

Sabah is one of three states of Malaysia and is located in the eastern part of the island of Borneo. It’s Head of State, Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Juhar bin Haji Mahiruddin is also the Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sabah and a former graduate of the University of Wolverhampton where he studied law.

Professor Geoff Layer said: “I’m delighted to have signed this agreement with UMS and I look forward to working closely with them to develop academic programmes in the coming months.

“Agreements such as these are very important. Higher education is important the world wide and collaborating with partners overseas can provide huge benefits in terms of research, sharing of knowledge and joint work and the exchange of staff and students.

“It’s even more pleasing that the UMS Chancellor and the Head of State is an alumnus of the University of Wolverhampton.”

The anticipated launch date of first batch of programmes is September 2014.


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Picture Caption: University of Wolverhampton Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer(fron row centre left) signs the agreement with Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Shahril Yusof (front row centre right) from UMS.Behind them are the two Chancellors Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Juhar bin Haji Mahiruddin (back row centre) and Lord Paul of Marylebone (back row right).

Date Issued: Thursday 17 October 2013

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