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  • Sunday, 20 Dec 2015

Call for research papers

THE International Educational Technology Conference (IETC) will be held in Dubai from Feb 4 to 6.

It is calling for research papers to be submitted. IETC’s aim is to bring together scholars, researchers, educators, students, professionals and other groups who are interested in education and technology to present their works at this academic platform.

For more information, email or visit

Study awards

The University of Aberdeen, Scotland, is offering students from Malaysia the opportunity to apply for the Sir Thomas Sutherland Scholarship funded by HSBC to complete their undergraduate studies in the United Kingdom.

It is available to students who have been offered a place at the University starting in September 2016 and who are the first generation of their family to attend university.

For more information, visit

Speakers Series

Sunway University will be hosting a public lecture on Jan 13. It will be conducted by Prof Khaw Kay-Tee. It is on “Is Ageing Modifiable? and Learnings from Population Studies.” She is a professor of Clinical Gerontology at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

It will be held from 530pm to 7pm at JC2, Level 1, Sunway University. For registration, visit

Indian scholarships

MALAYSIAN students interested in pursuing Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees, Ph.D, or Dance and Music courses in India may apply for three scholarships offered by the Government of India under the General Scholarship Scheme (GSS) for the academic year 2016-2017. Preference will be given to applicants who have never studied in India before.

The scholarships are available for courses including Engineering, Architecture, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Commerce, Management, Business Administration, Journalism, Hotel Management, Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Animal Husbandry, Science, Law, Dance and Music.

Courses on Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Physiotherapy are not covered under this scholarship.

Applicants can refer to the University Grants Commission at for the list of universities in India as well as details of courses and the eligibility criteria. The scholarship covers tuition fees, living allowance, house rent allowance, contingency grant, thesis/dissertation expense and medical benefits but does not cover airfare.

For more information, call tel 03 6205 2350 ext 203, fax 03 6143 1192, e-mail or visit

The GSS Application Form can be downloaded from the link Applications must reach by Jan 4.

US fellowships

THE East-West Centre is accepting applications for its Asia Studies Fellowship in Washington, DC in the United States.

The fellowship supports scholars and analysts who wish to undertake research and write on topics of relevance to contemporary US-Asia policy, including diplomatic, politico-security and economic issues.

Residency may begin as early as March 2016 and extend through September 2016. Fellows will complete articles or a monograph and must give a seminar on their topic. The deadline for applications is Jan 1, 2016.

For detailed information and how to apply, visit For further information, e-mail

Australian scholarship

SWINBURNE University of Technology has launched its ‘Next Step’ scholarship competition, giving one Malaysian student the opportunity for a year of free study in Malaysia delivered by the online centre of excellence, Swinburne Online.

Malaysian students will have access to a global network and high-quality international university undergraduate and postgraduate study options.

Worth up to the value of A$22,000 (RM68,420), the scholarship is open to Malaysian residents wanting to undertake undergraduate or postgraduate study.

Entrants will be required to submit an online video showcasing their background and career aspirations.

The recipent of the Next Step scholarship will be able to choose from one of 15 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the areas of business, social science, design and communications.

Applications will close on Feb 18, 2016.

For more on the scholarship competition, visit

Forum on youth, wildlife

THE search is on for 20 of the world’s brightest conservationists between the ages of 18 and 25, to join the first ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife.

Convened by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), the Youth Forum will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, in September next year.

For more information, go to

Young leaders meet

SUNWAY University in collaboration with the Asia Leadership Institute is organising the Asia Leadership Conference for young leaders aged between 16 and 23 years old on Jan 9.

The one-day conference will include workshops, TED Talks and forums exploring the theme Thriving Asia: When is Asia Set to Become the World’s Powerhouse?

For information, contact or log on to Asia Leadership Trek Malaysia on Facebook. For conference registration, visit

Fee reduction

THE University of Sussex’s Malaysian Country scholarships, each worth £3,000 (RM19,290), will be offered as a fee reduction towards tuition fees.

The scheme will support Malaysian students who want to undertake Master’s courses at Sussex. The scholarships will be complemented with a package of pastoral support to assist students in preparation for life in the United Kingdom.

The scholarship awards are merit-based and open to all students, irrespective of background, and form part of the university’s strategy to attract the best students.

In addition, the university will fund places for undergraduate students from Malaysia to study for four weeks at the Sussex Summer School.

For information visit or e-mail

For Summer School places, visit , e-mail or call +44 (0)1273 877556/ +44 (0)1273 678406 or fax +44 (0)1273 873715.

On media trends

THE Third International Trends in Communication and Media Conference (ITICAM) will be held in Dubai from Feb 4 to 6 next year.

It is calling for research papers to be submitted.

The main goal of the ITICAM is to provide a multinational platform where there the latest trends in communication and media can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the aim of learning from each other.

Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for oral, posters and video presentations that offer new research or theoretical contributions in the field of communication and media.

For more information, e-mail or visit

All set for new intake

XIAMEN University Malaysia Campus is ready to take in new students in February next year.

Students are welcome to visit its campus on its open days from Dec 17 to 31 from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

The university will be offering 10 degree programmes.

Courses in Medicine, Arts and Social Science, Information Technology and Business are among the courses offered.

All subjects will be taught in English except for Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Studies.

The university is located at Jalan Suria Serenia 1, Bandar Serenia, Sepang, Selangor.

For more information, e-mail or or visit

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