Heriot-Watt University To Open a Branch in Putrajaya

Heriot-Watt University is to expand to Malaysia after winning a £20 million tender to develop a new 4,000-student capacity university campus in the country's federal administrative centre of Putrajaya.

The university's reputation for forging connections between education, industry and commerce won Heriot-Watt the tender. The decision was made on Monday 14 November by the Malaysian Government and Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd, the firm which is to deliver the new campus.

Datuk Azlan, CEO of Putrajaya Holdings, said: "As an established provider of international and transnational education, coupled with its success in Dubai, Heriot-Watt University was the clear choice for delivering a stellar education offering and a new campus in Malaysia."

Construction will commence in 2012 on the purpose-built campus, with a capacity for 4,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Courses will be offered in business, science, engineering, mathematics and design. READ THE REST