Canadian University of Dubai Expands to Malaysia

Press release
Published December 7th, 2017 - 09:27 GMT
During the signing ceremony.
During the signing ceremony.

At a signing ceremony on November 27th, Canadian University Dubai represented by its President, Pr. Karim Chelli and Tn. Hj. Salleh Bin Kassim, Rector and CEO of UTMSPACE SERVICES SDN. BHD, a subsidiary of UTM (University Teknologi Malaysia) formalized a partnership agreement to launch its new twinning program with the Canadian University Dubai.

The agreement ushers in the Canadian University Dubai’s strategy to expand beyond Dubai and to introduce Canadian education to the region fulfilling its vision to promote Canadian perspectives in learning, research, and application embedded in Canada’s culture of excellence in education and values.

With the introduction of the Canadian based programs, students will have the opportunity to earn an internationally recognized degree within Malaysia or take advantage of the opportunity to transfer to the university’s Dubai campus or to one of its Canadian education partners comprised of a group of 24 Canadian education institutions representing Canada from coast to coast.

Pr. Karim Chelli said, “The long-existing ties between our countries have highlighted the importance of our recent decision to formalize a strategy to expand beyond Dubai introducing the principles of Canadian education internationally. The signing of this agreement marks a milestone in our growth strategy and this project has been in planning for years and I am delighted to see our efforts and those of our partners in Malaysia begin to come to fruition.”

He continued, “The importance of higher education remains as critical as ever particularly for the economic growth and development of all nations. The introduction of Canadian education into Malaysia allows it to continue to compete with the expanding global education landscape. The Canadian University Dubai’s expansion into the region will certainly increase our competitiveness and add another dimension to the quality of education in Malaysia and the region.”

Tn. Hj. Salleh Bin Kassim, Rector and CEO of UTMSPACE SERVICES SDN said, “This project has been in planning for some time and it is one that we are happy to have been involved in alongside our partners; the internationally accredited Canadian University Dubai. As part of our strategy to continuously enhance learning opportunities for our future leaders in a globally evolving economy, the signing of the agreement and the anticipated beginning of the twinning program within our facilities demonstrates our commitment to elevate the choices available to our youth and to the improvement of our national economy. We look forward to welcoming Malaysian students and students of all nationalities from the region as well as the Canadian University’s faculty members and researchers."

Scheduled to open September 2018, enrollment should begin with two of its Bachelor programs in Business Administration, with other programs slated to be introduced in the near future. The signing represents a monumental shift in the type of educational opportunities available to students in the region enhancing the education landscape in Malaysia.

As such it will begin accepting applications of new students in the next academic year in 2018 for admission into its Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing.

Canadian University Dubai will be providing the programs’ faculty and curriculum and taking full ownership of the programs’ quality and standards guided by the rigorous standards set forth by the principles of Canadian education.

Background Information

Canadian University of Dubai

In pursuit of academic excellence, Canadian University of Dubai was founded as a visionary initiative. Determined to leverage on North American and European diverse learning culture, the University is committed to provide a plethora of opportunities in work, research, and learning. Additionally, the curriculum, teaching methods and support services are provided by proficient and enthusiastic Canadian and European faculty who teach programs that suit learners’ needs for a labour market of ever changing competition.

The University offers a wide spectrum of education choices for the aspiring learners to carve a niche in respective fields complemented by practices to hone their skills before they enter into a Certificate, Diploma or Degree program.

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