The British High Commissioner has shown his support for Newcastle University’s first international branch campus in Johor, Malaysia.
The campus, due to open in 2011, will be located in the Iskandar Development Region in South Johor. It will be named Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) and will deliver and award the University’s degrees in medicine and biomedical science.
The site in South Johor has already been cleared and work has now started on constructing roads to the campus.
During his two-day visit to the state, British High Commissioner Boyd McCleary talked about how the medical campus will offer several medicine and bio-medical related courses.
Next week Professor Reg Jordan and a Newcastle University team will be travelling to Malaysia to gain accreditation of the medical degree (MBBS) with the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and the Malaysian Medical Council.
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published on: 12th June 2008