JAKARTA (Bernama): The Education Ministry is exploring opportunities for Malaysian public universities to set up branch campuses in Indonesia, which has a population of about 260 million.
Minister Dr Maszlee Malik, who began a two-day working visit here Thursday, said he was looking into what Malaysia could offer to education in Indonesia in efforts to step up cooperation in the field between the two countries.
One of the areas that could be explored was to establish branch campuses of Malaysian public universities in Indonesia, he said after a visit to the Malaysian embassy here.
He also said that several universities in Indonesia had indicated their interest to open branch campuses in Malaysia.
Maszlee is scheduled to meet Indonesian Education and Culture Minister Dr Muhadjir Effendy on Friday (Jan 11).
He is also scheduled to visit Universitas Muhammadiyah Prof Dr Hamka and the Tzu Chi School as well as meet Malaysians studying in Indonesia. – Bernama