Irish varsity bash


TWO people received honorary doctorates from Irish International University (IIU) at its recent convocation held at Universiti Malaya's 12th College. 

Datuk Mohamad Zubir Awang received a doctorate in Islamic Philosophy, while Prof Zhou Yi Min, a council member of China's Hotel Authority Committee, was awarded a doctorate in Hotel Tourism Management. 

Vice-Chancellor Prof Jeff Wooller presented the scrolls, while Business Management Association secretary-general Dr Meryn Pilley presented the Certified UK Awards to the MBA and DBA graduates.  

More than 500 people attended the function, including family members and representatives from embassies. 

Later in the evening the graduates and guests were treated to the alumni dinner, during which Prof Wooller presented a research grant cheque for RM1mil to Dr Mohd Thalha Alithamby, president of the National Association of Private Educational Institutions. 

IIU is a privately funded international university, based on the concept of an Open University for the European Union. It is registered in Dublin as a private non-profit educational institution. Christhomas Consortium London provides quality assurance for the university. IIU’s international office is located in Malaysia. 

A feature of IIU is the options available in its flexible mode of delivery. Students may choose the On Campus, Off Campus or Virtual Campus mode of study.  

The Open & Virtual Campuses operates under the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) which offers mature learners an opportunity to accumulate credits and gain degrees for advancement in their careers.  

The university recognises and awards credits to individuals who have demonstrated skills and knowledge gained from previous learning and working experience. 

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