University to make it five in Malaysia
Heriot-Watt University has opened its second overseas campus with a new centre in Malaysia.
The campus, based in the city of Putrajaya, will teach degrees in business and postgraduate studies in renewable energy, engineering and surveying.
Putrajaya is the university’s fifth campus and joins facilities in the Capital, the Borders, Orkney and Dubai.
It was officially opened by British high commissioner Simon Featherstone, and teaching will start in January.
The university is part of a £35 million development in Putrajaya and the whole campus will not be completed until 2014. The university said it will cater for 4000 students.
Professor Steve Chapman, principal and vice-chancellor of Heriot-Watt University, said: “Our vision is to create another centre of excellence alongside our campuses in the UK and Dubai.”
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