The initial group of students from Malaysia who are part of NUMed have been formally welcomed to the university by the Vice-Chancellor.
NUMed is Newcastle University's branch campus in the Educity development, Johor, South Malaysia which is providing degrees in medicine.
Professor Brink hosted a welcome reception for the Malaysian students who will be studying Phase I of the MBBS programme in Newcastle, before transferring to Johor Bahru in 2011 to complete Phase II.
Professor Brink welcomed the students to the university and the city and told them that they were part of history, as NUMed is the university's first international campus.
The students then spent time with their tutors and enjoyed a typical English tea of scones and cake.
The MBBS programme is recognised by the UK General Medical Council (GMC) as well as the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC). Students will benefit from a UK education delivered in Malaysia at approximately half the cost of studying in the UK, givingng them access to highly quality facilities and improved career prospects.
Article submitted by Margaret Anne Curry
published on: 1st October 2009