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Australian options STUDENTS interested in finding out about studying, career opportunities and migration should attend “The Australian Education and Migration Fair” on May 5 and 6 in Subang Sheraton Hotel and Pan Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur from 1pm to 7pm.  

The fair is organised by Studylink and representatives from various Australian universities will be available for personal interviews with students, and a migration consultant Doulene Steyn will be on hand to attend migration queries.  

For more information call 03-5880-8080 or 03-5636-8966, e-mail: visit 

Conference in Langkawi 

THE sixth annual Financial Symposium organised by Universiti Utara Malaysia and the Malayan Finance Association (MFA), will be held at Awana Porta Malai, Langkawi on May 5 and 6. The theme is “Revitalising the financial market: the tasks ahead.” 

For more information, call 04-928 6464 or 04-928 6471, or visit Registration fee is RM200 for MFA members, RM250 for non-members, and RM100 for students. 

UCSI Open Day 

UCSI (University College Sedaya International) will be providing counselling to students looking for a programme over the upcoming long weekend. The service is available from May 1-4 from 9.30am to 5pm on both campuses (Segar & Connaught). 

Students who have sat for the SPM, STPM, UEC, A-Levels or diploma can seek advice. For further information, call 03-9132 9326 or 03-9100 3109. 

Edu fair at PWTC 

If you are looking for information and options to pursue either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, then make sure you catch EDUTEX Malaysia – The Malaysian International Education Fair (MIEF) 2004, which ends today. 

A total of 70 local and foreign academic institutions of higher learning have set up booths at Legar Putra, Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur.  

Among the international participants in the fair are universities and colleges from the Ukraine, USA, Switzerland, Britain , India, and The Philippines. .  

Literature for the masses 

THE Citigroup Kuala Lumpur International Literary Festival 2004 will be held in Kuala Lumpur from July 29 to Aug 1. Organised by Citigroup and Silverfish Books, the festival will see international and local writers, and academics teaching, sharing and exchanging ideas on literary issues. 

Apart from Malaysia, writers from 10 other countries are expected to attend the conference, with Amit Chaudhuri of India – the author of A Strange and Sublime Address, Afternoon Raag, Freedom Song, A New World and Real Time – delivering the keynote address.  

Conference participation is open to all. There is an early bird discount until June 29 2004 and special rates for students, teachers, academics and writers. For more information visit 


World MBA tour in KL  

NOW in its 11th year of operation, the World MBA Tour will stage events in 42 cities this year, including Kuala Lumpur on Nov 18 with more than 350 international business schools visiting 30 countries.  

The US schools that will be travelling on the tour include: Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Georgetown, Kellogg, Michigan, Stanford, Tuck, UCLA and Wharton. From Europe, participants include: SDA Bocconi from Italy; from France: HEC and INSEAD; IESE, ESADE and IE from Spain; IMD from Switzerland; Rotterdam from the Netherlands and London Business School, Manchester, Bath, Judge (Cambridge), Cranfield, Tanaka (Imperial), Saïd (Oxford) and Warwick from the UK. At each location, leading local MBA providers are also invited to take part. 

World MBA Tour registration is now underway. Candidates can register by visiting: to ensure fast-track entrance and reduced cost. 

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