GEORGE TOWN: The University of Hull will open a franchised main branch campus in Batu Kawan, with completion targeted in three years.
An alumni of the university, Datuk Michael Tio, will invest RM130mil through his company PKT Logistics Group Sdn Bhd to realise the project.
Tio, the company’s chief executive, said the branch would be called The Ship Campus as it was designed like a ship and able to accommodate about 5,000 students.
“When we came up with the idea for a concept campus, we decided on a ship design as we are also heavily involved in shipping business,” he said at the signing of an MoU between the university and ALC College, a subsidiary of PKT Logistics, which would manage the branch campus.
The university and ALC College were represented by Prof Ian Pashby and chief executive officer Edmund Edward respectively.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and ALC College chairman Datuk Wira Jalilah Baba witnessed the signing held at a hotel here.
Tio said the Federal-supported project would be located on a 2ha plot allocated by the state government.