In the 1990s, Malaysia identified several investment opportunities and higher education was singled out for strategic investment. Now a 350-acre site in Educity Iskandar will play host to no less than eight international universities, three of which will be from the UK.
Frederika Whitehead, blogging for guardian.co.uk, talks to some of the universities who are joining forces to form a shared campus in Malaysia.
“Students from all of the universities will live together in one giant international student village and will share sports and leisure facilities far beyond those any single university could afford, including a 14,000-seater stadium and an Olympic-length swimming pool.”
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