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Sunday October 6, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday October 8, 2013 MYT 8:27:06 AM
LIVERPOOL John Moores University (LJMU) in the United Kingdom (UK) is set to become a modern, civic varsity that delivers solutions for 21st century issues.
At a recent special awards ceremony, vice-chancellor and chief executive Prof Nigel Weatherill announced that the varsity would take on the challenging global climate by embracing internationalism.
“In line with the varsity’s ethos of providing educational routes for people of all ages and backgrounds, our aim is to be recognised as a modern civic varsity which, whilst being outward-looking, supports our students and global partners in the local context,” said Prof Weatherill.
He revealed that the varsity’s strategic map, leading up to the year 2017, included plans to expand international partnerships to support wealth creation, social- and well-being, culture and arts within the Liverpool region as well as cities where the varsity’s partners operate.
In Malaysia, the expansion will see a concerted focus on developing collaborations that will add richness and diversity to both graduate and undergraduate learning experiences.
These initiatives will allow stu-dents and staff from local partner institutions to spend time in the UK, and provide opportunities for UK students to intern or participate in exchange programmes.
The varsity is also planning a series of “research exchanges” in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur this month.
Its partnership with Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR) University College will also be expanded, particularly in joint research and programme development such as TAR University College’s degree programmes.
LJMU will also be renewing its commitment to support Kolej Yayasan Pendidikan Cheras (YPC). As a non-profit organisation, YPC has adopted 31 schools in KL and provides underprivileged students with access to international qualifications and education.
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