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QMUL develops new partnerships with top universities in South East Asia

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has developed new partnerships with a number of prominent universities across South East Asia, during a successful visit that took academics to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam in April 2016.  

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Led by Vice Principal (International) Professor David Sadler, a visiting delegation from QMUL signed agreements with highly regarded universities such as Mahidol University and Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, Universiti Teknologi MARA and International Islamic University Malaysia in Malaysia, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Universitas Padjadjaran and Universitas Gadjah Mada in Indonesia.

The institutional Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) signed with these universities will lead to closer collaboration in teaching and research, including exchange of staff and students, joint research, and more substantive Transnational Education (TNE) activities.

The visiting delegation, including academics from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), School of Law, the School of Business and Management and the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science also visited a number schools and faculties, and delivered public lectures on a host of subjects, including leadership, intellectual property, and Internet of Things. 

As part of the visit, Professor David Sadler also met with various government funding bodies as well as ministries of higher education to find out more about the education priorities of the countries involved.

Professor Sadler commented: “The many partnerships we have developed in this visit are an indication of QMUL’s long term commitment to working more closely with universities in South East Asia. Closer collaboration with top tier universities in the region will not only support QMUL’s international aspirations, but also contribute to sustainable capacity-building in South East Asia.”

QMUL is one of the twenty-five most international universities in the world, and has ambitious international targets. The university currently hosts close to 700 students from across South East Asia. Through its strategic partnerships in the region, QMUL hopes to further attract international talents, engage more with its vast alumni, extend its TNE activities,  and broaden its international horizons in teaching, research and student experience.   

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