University focuses on education excellence and life skills

Prof Lam (left) ready to welcome parents and students coming for its open day.

ISKANDAR PUTERI: In just five years since its establishment in Iskandar Malaysia, the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) in EduCity has already made its mark as one of the top universities in the region.

UoRM provost and chief executive officer Prof Wing Lam said the university, which inherited over 150 years of quality British higher education from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, focuses not just on academic excellence but also on developing essential life skills that allowed students to thrive in the job market.

“I think the university has a very student-focused approach to teaching and we want to ensure that every student who walks into this campus is able to do well in their respective careers when they graduate.

“We are not targeting thousands of students for our programmes. We focus on producing high quality graduates who can find jobs easily and contribute to the economy and society, ” he said.

Among programmes offered at the university include Finance and Business Management, Management and Business, Accounting and Finance from its triple-accredited Henley Business School, as well as Real Estate, Quantity Surveying, Psychology and Law.

UoRM’s Henley Business School is a prestigious business school that offers a range of internationally renowned business degrees and a financial dealing room equipped with the latest trading simulation software.

Prof Lam added that the university has over 600 students with about 60% Johoreans while others are from all over the country and the world.

“The programmes we offer here are signature ones that provide great jobs opportunities to graduates as they are in line with job demands in the region.

“On top of that, the facilities and environment surrounding the campus here are also ideal for students to study as well as lead a balanced lifestyle, ” he said.

Meanwhile, finance and business management student Bairavi Sanmugam, 19, who started her journey at the university here as a foundation student two years ago, said she felt at ease gaining her tertiary education at the university.

“I was surprised when I found out there is a prestigious business school near my home. I have always been interested in the business field.

“When I came to the university’s open day two years ago, the academic staff and students were very friendly and I realised then that I was in safe hands, ” she said.

Another student, Nge Chin Tian, 21 said that teaching and learning experience at the campus here was unique as lecturers often used fun and engaging ways to deliver their lessons.

“I am currently doing my internship in the marketing department of an oil and gas company in Johor and I feel that the knowledge gained while studying here has given me a great advantage, ” he said.

UoRM will hold its next open day at its campus in EduCity@Iskandar, Johor, on Aug 24.

For details, call +607-268 6205, whatsapp +60(16)772 5400, email or visit

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