US University offers Malaysians scholarships in Adelaide

MELBOURNE (May 7, 2012): The prestigious Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Adelaide campus is offering four partial scholarships worth 50 per cent of tuition fees of its masters programmes to Malaysians.

It will be under the Malaysia Australia Colombo Plan Commemoration (MACC) scholarship programme which is spearheaded and coordinated by the Malaysian Australian Alumni Council and supported by the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for young Malaysians to study at an American, internationally renowned research university,” Darren Turner, MCU’s Adelaide Director of Management and Recruitment told Bernama.

He said CMU had already been working closely with the Public Services Department of Malaysia (JPA) to provide education and training opportunities for public servants to study for a master’s degree programme in Australia.

Professor Terry F Buss, CMU Executive Director and Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, recently presented a seminar on “Public Service Management in a Multicultural Environment” at the Razak School of Government in Kuala Lumpur.
The seminar presented a framework for successfully managing the public sector in a multicultural environment from the perspective of policy-makers, senior managers and public sector staff.

“The Razak School of Government’s primary vision is to be a recognised global and premier training and research institution for public sector leadership in policy and service deliveries,” CMU said in a statement.

“Through focused and advanced training designed exclusively for leaders from the public and private sectors, our responsibility is to cultivate an environment that nurtures world-class public sector leadership.

“The platform we offer for knowledge sharing and intellectual interaction cultivates high performing public servants needed for Malaysia to achieve Vision 2020,” CMU said.

Since opening in Adelaide five years ago, Adelaide CMU has had one student from Malaysia – Adilah Hudzari, of the Selangor State Government, who graduated with a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management in 2010.

CMU Australia will take part in Postgradasia, an education exhibition focusing on postgraduate study to be held in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on May 26 and 27.

CMU, an acclaimed American university, has campuses in Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Silicon Valley and Doha. – Bernama