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University to host global partnership event in Malaysia


The University of Wolverhampton is to host a special event in Malaysia to celebrate its work with international partners in increasing access to higher education.

The University has partners across the globe and the event in Kuala Lumpur aims to bring them together to share ideas, network and enhance understanding of education.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Geoff Layer and other senior staff from the University will attend the Bringing Education to the World event from 2-4 June 2015.

The event will be attended by representatives from countries spanning all continents, and is aimed at the University’s partners in education, business, agencies and government, including Ministers.

Professor Layer said: “This event aims to celebrate the University of Wolverhampton’s growing presence around the globe. We are a truly global University with an active presence across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas as well as a thriving student community in the heart of England.
“This event recognises and acknowledges the importance of our partnerships in making international education available to students who might not otherwise have had the opportunity to engage in higher education.
“This is a great opportunity to hear from a diverse range of speakers and share thoughts on transnational education. There will also be plenty of time to build new working relationships in Kuala Lumpur.”
Director, International, Jo Gittens, added: “The University of Wolverhampton has always had strong international connections. From the opening of the first overseas Regional Centre in Hong Kong in 1996, we have grown to deliver courses and provide support across the globe.
“Agreements have been signed over the years with numerous institutions in countries such as Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Russia, Singapore and Sri Lanka. This event will provide a forum to share best practice, increase understanding of education that spans across the globe and offer valuable networking opportunities for all.”
The Bringing Education to the World event will include workshops and presentations on a range of international education issues, such as the role of universities in economic regeneration, student recruitment and alumni fundraising.
The University of Wolverhampton has regional offices in China, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, and Vietnam. It has 20,000 students, including almost 2,500 international students from over 100 countries studying in the UK.
Through its network of partners, the University delivers courses in an increasing number of countries, including: China, Cyprus, France, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Oman, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and United Arab Emirates.
It is the second time the University has hosted an event of this kind. The first took place in Colombo Sri Lanka in 2013.
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Date Issued: Friday, 29 May 2015

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