Winning tie-up

  • Education
  • Sunday, 16 Dec 2007

TAYLOR’S University College has entered into a new collaboration with the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, to offer twinning programmes for degrees in Biomedical Science and Biotechnology.  

This is in line with the Government's commitment to establish Malaysia as a biotechnology hub in the region.  

UQ has produced many award-winning alumni in the past.  

Students pursuing the new twinning programmein the biomedical sciences will have lots ofhands-on experience.

Some of UQ’s alumni who have won accolades for breakthroughs in these fields include Prof Peter Doherty, who won the 1996 Nobel Prize together with Rolf Zinkemagel for their discovery of how the immune system recognises virus-infected cells. 

Taylor’s students who pursue the Bachelor of Biotechnology and Bachelor of Biomedical Science programmes will be granted the same status as UQ students and allowed access to its online library.  

There will also be video conferencing facilities to allow them to listen in to lectures given by UQ's faculty.  

Both students at Taylor's and at UQ will be pursuing the same curriculum and sitting for the same examination.  

Taylor’s students will be evaluated by lecturers from UQ. 

“This is a win-win collaboration,” said Taylor’s president Ooi Chee Kok.  

“Through this collaboration, we hope to increase opportunities for collaborative research as UQ is renowned for its research capabilities. 

“I am confident that UQ will also benefit from this arrangement as the university will be receiving some of our top students.” 

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