Chinese university representatives visit Curtin Malaysia

Miri – 28 March 2024 – Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) hosted the visit of a delegation of representatives of Chinese universities on March 21. Numbering over 70, the representatives from 38 universities across China were keen to explore opportunities for collaboration in education with Curtin Malaysia, Curtin University’s largest global campus and hub in ASEAN. 

On hand to welcome the visitors were Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Vincent Lee, Dean of the Faculty of Business Professor Pauline Ho, Director of School of Pre-University and Continuing Education (SPACE) Associate Professor Fidella Tiew, and Director of Future Students and External Engagement Debora Caroline. 

Professor Lee, in welcoming the visitors at a briefing session in the campus’s auditorium, stated that Curtin Malaysia is always open to collaboration with universities in other countries, including China. 

“We view this visit as a significant step towards exploring potential academic collaboration between Curtin Malaysia and your respective universities in China,” Professor Lee remarked.  

He said that Curtin Malaysia stands proud as the earliest and largest global campus of Curtin University, a global university ranked among the top 200 in the world in the 2024 QS rankings, and in the top one per cent in the 2023 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).  

He added that Curtin Malaysia was also proud to be the highest-ranked university in Borneo, adding significance to its being among five institutions of higher learning, including two foreign branch campuses, owned by the Sarawak government.  

“Our commitment to relevance both within and outside Sarawak is evident in the diverse programmes we offer, carefully crafted to meet the evolving needs of a global dynamic landscape,” he said. 

Professor Ho later briefed the visitors on the university’s background, facilities, academic programmes, and institutional achievements. She also outlined how students from China can enroll in various programmes at Curtin Malaysia. 

This was followed by a testimony by PhD student Ruoyu Wang from China, who shared his university journey at Curtin Malaysia and how Curtin offers boundless opportunities for Chinese students to pursue programmes of their choice.  

To cap of the visit, the visitors were taken on a tour of the campus, which at 1,200 acres is one of the world’s largest foreign branch campuses. 

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Debora (right) and her team welcoming the visitors from China.

Some of the Chinese visitors browsing through marketing collaterals as they await the start of the briefings.

Professor Ho (on stage) briefing the visitors on Curtin Malaysia’s offerings.

Ruoyu sharing his education journey with his countrymen.

Group photo of Chinese visitors with their Curtin Malaysia hosts.