Getting higher education right here in Malaysia is getting much easier now. The latest in the news is the proposed setting up ot Xiamen University Malaysia Campus at Salak Tinggi, expected to be ready by September 2015.
Top university in China, Xiamen University has chosen Malaysia for its first branch campus location. Operational by September 2015, the branch campus will be located in a 150-acre site at Salak Tinggi.
Quoted by the Star, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said that the Malaysian government has given approval in principle to Xiamen University to set up its first campus in the country. The Prime Minister added that by early February, an agreement for the establishment of the branch campus would be signed during the launch of the Kuantan Industrial Park in Pahang.
The branch campus is expected to take in 10,000 students of which Malaysians, Chinese and Asean/Non-Asean members will represent one-third each of the enrollment population.
Furthermore the branch campus will have five faculties – electrical bio-engineering and chemical engineering, medical school, ICT, Business and Economics, and Chinese language and literature.
Xiamen University is the first university in China founded by a Chinese based overseas. Its founder, Mr. Tan Kah Kee is a businessman and philanthropist in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.
In 2012, Xiamen University’s overall ranking in the QS Top University Ranking fall within the 451-500 range.