After two decades serving the communities of East Malaysia through Swinburne’s Sarawak campus, a major partnership is set to take the university’s innovative degree into West Malaysia. The new agreement will see Swinburne qualifications offered in conjunction with one of South-East Asia’s most respected and trusted education brands, lNTI International University & Colleges.
Swinburne’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Duncan Bentley, recently travelled to Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, to launch the partnership. Professor Bentley was joined by acting Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, Mr Michael Growder, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of Swinburne Sarawak, Professor John Wilson.
“Swinburne has been operating in Malaysia via its Sarawak campus in Kuching delivering high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programs in partnership with the Sarawak state government for nearly two decades,” says Professor Bentley.
“This new partnership with INTI will not only bring Swinburne programs to West Malaysia, but will enrich teaching and learning in both institutions by providing new resources, study tours and semester abroad programs, as well as seamless transfer opportunities for both Malaysian and Australian students between Peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia), Sarawak and Melbourne.
“INTI has more than 30 years of experience in Malaysia, 65,000 graduates, and 450 industry partners to testify to the quality of education delivered.
“Swinburne is proud to be working closely with INTI to bring cutting edge qualifications to West Malaysia.
“Bringing students together from all teaching locations will expose them to different styles of education and enable them to work alongside individuals from diverse cultures early in their careers.
“While academic excellence opens doors, today’s universities must focus on creating global professionals who are able to adapt to the rapid changes affecting organisations and communities. We believe these are precisely the types of graduates this partnership will help create,” says Professor Bentley.
Under the new partnership, Swinburne qualifications will be offered in conjunction with INTI at its West Malaysian Penang and Subang Jaya locations.