Marking 25 years of partnership


  • Education
  • Sunday, 28 Jul 2019

Razeman (middle) with Tan and Newlan as well as the representatives from INTI and UH in a group photo at the signing ceremony.

IN commemorating a long standing international partnership of more than 25 years with the University of Hertfordshire (UH), INTI International University & Colleges recently renewed its partnership agreement for the provision of UH programmes at INTI’s campuses nationwide.

Razeman Kamarulzaman who is Private Universities Unit principal assistant director at the Education Ministry, officiated at the event.

INTI welcomed UH pro vice-chancellor (Business and International Development)

Julie Newlan, director of International Stuart Smith and Hertfordshire Business School

associate dean (International) Joel Carlton to its Subang campus for the official signing ceremony last Friday.

The event was also attended by faculty and students from INTI International College Subang and INTI International College Kuala Lumpur.

A partnership, which started in the early 1990s, that introduced the 2+1 degree module for Malaysian students to spend the final year of their degree in the UK, grew tremendously in seeing thousands of graduates earn their degrees and gain employment all over the world, with some becoming successful entrepreneurs.

The programme today has evolved into a 3+0 module with options remaining for students to pursue their final year or even a semester abroad in the UK.

From the start, INTI’s enterprising founders, Datuk Tan Yew Sing and the late Emeritus Prof Dr Lee Fah Onn ensured the collaboration promoted cross-cultural interactions and immersion to help develop a globalised generation of graduates.

Sharing the same vision as the founders, INTI’s acting chief executive officer Tan Lin Nah said: “One of the greatest testaments to this meaningful partnership between INTI and UH are the opportunities it has afforded to students from various backgrounds to pursue an international education.”‌

“Whether studying in the UK or in Malaysia, UH students gain unique insights and perspectives into the world of global business, coupled with early exposure to leading organisations thanks to our shared vision on employability.

“This is at the core of our programmes and processes — preparing students to succeed in and beyond the classroom through the integration of practical experiences throughout their time with us,”‌ she said.

The event also featured a sharing session by Fathimath Zooshaan, a student from the Maldives who has just finished her degree in Mass Communications.

She highlighted her experiences and the positive outcomes she gained during her time at INTI. The student shared how life at INTI had prepared her with the necessary skills to excel in her future career.

“To have been part of the UH programme is something that I am proud of. I learned one very valuable and important lesson: to always go back to the basics.

“I am now more proactive, resourceful and creative, especially when it comes to problem-solving,”‌ she said.

Echoing the value of early hands-on exposure, Newlan said there is a truly dynamic shift in the way universities should teach students today.

“We work in partnership with our students, international partners and industry to co-create their education, and ensure our graduates are fit for tomorrow’s world,”‌ she said.

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