Nusajaya to house education hub

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 04 Nov 2006

JOHOR BARU: Two international universities and an international medical firm will soon set up branches in Nusajaya by the end of 2009. 

Bandar Nusajaya Development Sdn Bhd managing director Mohamad Sa’elal said US-based Carnegie-Mellon University and Britain’s University of Newcastle Upon Tyne had agreed to set up their faculties in Nusajaya. 

He said Nusajaya also signed a deal with US-based Columbia Asia Hospital in August. 

“In January, we signed a memorandum of intent with University of Newcastle Upon Tyne to set up a medical faculty here. 

“In March, we signed an agreement with iCarnegie, which manages the Carnegie-Mellon University. We are now finalising the university’s design and development concept,” he said on Thursday. 

The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne is reputed to have one of the top three medical faculties in Britain, while Carnegie-Mellon is a top 20 university in the United States. 

“Carnegie-Mellon also has a branch in the Middle East, and we have agreed that the branch here will be exclusive to the South-East Asia region,” Mohamad said. 

The two universities will be part of the 250ha education enclave called EduCity, a project valued at RM2bil. 

Meanwhile, the Columbia Asia Hospital will be part of the 150ha medical hub in Nusajaya.  

The hospital also has branches in Shah Alam, Miri and Seremban.  

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