Kent strengthens relations with institutions in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia

Ian McLoughlin and Palani Ramaswamy in Malaysia

The University of Kent is building relationships with universities in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Professor Ian McLoughlin (Head of School at Medway) and Dr Palani Ramaswamy (Reader) from the School of Computing visited the region in June.

The purpose of the trip was to increase overseas student numbers and raise Kent’s international profile. The academics also discussed research collaborations and provided support for current Kent exchange students in Malaysia.

Included in the visit were meetings with 10 institutions including;

– Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

– Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

– Universitas Prasetiya Mulya, Indonesia

– Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia

Professor McLoughlin said, ‘it has been tremendously positive to engage with colleagues, as well as have the privilege to visit Malaysia in person.’

Dr Palani Ramaswamy said; ‘This is timely visit. Some of the Malaysian universities are now in the top 200 in world university league tables. Some departments on par with Ivy League schools.’

The University of Kent has an excellent international reputation and 388 links with institutions around the world.

For further information on the University’s partnership activity, please contact International Partnerships.