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Singapore education group to set up university in Malaysia

06-01-2011 15:21 BJT

SINGAPORE, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Singapore-based Raffles Education, one of the largest private education groups in the region, is setting up a university in Johor, Malaysia, local daily Straits Times reported Wednesday.

The new institute, named Raffles University Iskandar, will be located in Johor's Iskandar EduCity, an education hub located in the town of Nusajaya just across a link with Singapore, the report said.

Raffles Education will partner with a member of state-owned Iskandar Investment in the 82 million U.S. dollars project over the next few years. Raffles will contribute 80 percent of the funds.

It intends to take in up to 400 students for its first batch in October and have about 5,000 students within five years. The first phase of the 26-hectare campus is expected to be ready by 2013.

Classes will be at first conducted on a temporary campus about 15 minutes drive away at Plaza Kotaraya, a commercial building, where the campus is being built.

The Singapore private institute has been given university status by Malaysia's Ministry of Higher Education and will offer bachelor's and master's degrees in subjects ranging from design to art and business.

The university will be the first to be set up by Raffles Education. Raffles Education started its first college in Singapore in 1990 and now has 1,700 students at its Singapore campus and 28,000 students in 38 colleges in 14 countries and regions including Australia, China and India.

Raffles Education is the second Singapore private education group to set up a campus in the EduCity in Johor. Private school MDIS announced in June last year that it was setting up a private university there. It will be investing 130 million Singapore dollars (105.7 million U.S. dollars) in its campus, set to open in 2013.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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