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The University of Nottingham Malaysia Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Graham Kendall

The University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) open its doors in 2000 and this year the University celebrates its 20th anniversary. A soft launch was held on campus for members of the Leadership Management Forum and Student Association Executives on 20 February to also coincide with that catchphrase of (20-02-20).

At the launch, University of Nottingham Provost and CEO Professor Graham Kendall unveiled the 20th anniversary bunting which was tied to white and blue balloons to mark the occasion. The prelude to this was a thunderous drum performance by the University’s Chinese Culture Society, a student led society.

“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.

20 years is a meaningful milestone as it is an opportunity for us to celebrate our success and achievement as a university, within our community and also with our partners throughout the year,” Professor Kendall said.

UNM will be celebrating the anniversary with various events, initiatives and projects throughout the year. 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 18 schools and has 5,000 students.

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. University of Nottingham Malaysia is also home to international students from over 85 countries Designed to reflect University Park Campus in Nottingham, UNM is a self-contained, vibrant village situated on an attractive and landscaped 118-acre site.


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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 2nd March 2020

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