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University of Nottingham Malaysia turns 18

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University of Nottingham Malaysia turns 18 this year, having being established its presence in Malaysia in 2000. The anniversary celebration was launched at the university’s Information Day on 18 August, to also coincide with that catchphrase of (18-08-18).

At the launch, University of Nottingham Malaysia Provost and CEO Professor Graham Kendall released 18 balloons to mark the occasion. It was followed by a thunderous drum performance by the University’s Chinese Culture Society, a student led society. It was witnesses by visitors at the Information Day, staff and students.

“Today we look back on everything we have achieved as a University, in terms, of the lives we have impacted through our research, our students and graduates, our staff, our partners and the local communities,” Professor Kendall said during his opening speech.

18 years are not mere numbers, it’s an opportunity for us to see how far we have come from a community of about 100 students when we first started off, to around 5,000 today.”

The University of Nottingham Malaysia was the first UK University to establish a campus outside of the UK when it opened doors in 2000 at the former MISC building. Starting with the humble beginning of 100 students and three course of business, engineering and IT, it now has more than 17 schools and has around 5,000 students.

University of Nottingham Malaysia is also home to international students from over 85 countries.

With over 600 staff and close to half of that are academic and research members, University of Nottingham continues to forge new grounds in teaching and learning. Since the opening, Nottingham Malaysia has welcomed students from across the globe and gained a reputation for world-class research and teaching in arts, engineering, science and social science.

Open Day 2019

During the Open Day next year, activities will be held to commemorate this 18th year celebration. The Open Day slated to take place in March and attracts hundreds of visitors who are mainly potential students and parents.

(Article image caption: Professor Kendall seen releasing the balloons)

(Thumbnail image caption: Chinese Culture Society during the drum performance)


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Note to editors:

The University of Nottingham is a research-intensive university with a proud heritage, consistently ranked among the world's top 100. Studying at the University of Nottingham is a life-changing experience and we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential of our 44,000 students - Nottingham was named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in the 2017 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, was awarded gold in the TEF 2017 and features in the top 20 of all three major UK rankings. We have a pioneering spirit, expressed in the vision of our founder Sir Jesse Boot, which has seen us lead the way in establishing campuses in China and Malaysia - part of a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement. We are ranked eighth for research power in the UK according to REF 2014. We have six beacons of research excellence helping to transform lives and change the world; we are also a major employer and industry partner - locally and globally.

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Posted on 28th August 2018

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