Inauguration marks new era for Malaysian higher education
KDU University Colleges were officially welcomed into the UOW global network at a formal inauguration ceremony in Kuala Lumpur today (18 November).
Held at the Glenmarie Campus, the inauguration marks a year-long transition of KDU University Colleges and demonstrates UOW’s commitment to becoming a pre-eminent provider of higher education in Malaysia. It also marks the launch of the new UOW Malaysia KDU brand.
Australia’s Minister for Education, the Honourable Dan Tehan MP and Malaysia’s Director General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education Malaysia, YBhg Datuk Ir. Dr Siti Hamisah Binti Tapsir were present as guests of honour to oversee the ceremony.
UOW Global Enterprises Managing Director and Group, CEO Marisa Mastroianni, said she was excited about the future for students and staff in Malaysia and around the world.
“We will work hard to ensure that we provide high quality education to the future students of Malaysia; contribute astutely to the growing research output being generated by Malaysia’s academic community, and engage with industry and civic bodies to deliver positive change in the communities in which we are located,” said Ms Mastroianni.
The KDU campuses comprising UOW Malaysia KDU College, UOW Malaysia KDU University College and UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, now form part of UOW Global Enterprises alongside University of Wollongong in Dubai, established in 1993 and UOW College Hong Kong, which began with the acquisition of the Community College of Hong Kong’s City University in 2015 and was rebranded in November 2017. UOW has 18,000 students studying at these campuses.