Asia Pacific University Unveils Exciting New Pathways for APU Students with De Montfort University, UK
Kuala Lumpur, 30 July 2018: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) becomes the first Malaysian university to ink a pathway progression agreement with De Montfort University (DMU) today.
With this pathway arrangement, APU students from selected programmes can now choose to complete their degree studies at DMU’s Campus in Leicester, United Kingdom (UK) through the 2+1, 1+2, 2+2 and 3+1 progression pathways.
The extensive progression pathways benefit students from the Computing, Technology, Business, Management, Marketing, Tourism, Media, Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Quantitative Studies, Design & Media disciplines.
APU students who undertake the new APU-DMU progression pathway will be entitled to an exclusive Bursary Scholarship of £2,500 upon receiving an offer from DMU.
In order to facilitate closer working relations between both parties, under the pathway agreement, both universities will also organize guest lecture sessions, joint student events and other collaborative efforts that are set to take place in Malaysia and in the UK.
The signing ceremony took place today at APU’s campus at Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil.
“APU is absolutely thrilled to welcome DMU at this momentous occasion, we wish that through this new pathway progression, both APU and DMU can work together to continue achieving excellence by providing quality education in Malaysia and the UK,” said Professor Ron Edwards, Vice Chancellor of APU.
DMU is the fifth best university in the UK for overall teaching excellence; the outstanding learning and teaching experience entitled the university a Gold ranking under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017.
Representing DMU at the opening of the event, James Gardner, Pro Vice Chancellor for Strategic and International Partnerships said, “Today’s collaboration is a two-way engagement between our universities. I am pleased to see both APU and DMU share similar values of appreciating multiculturalism, which is an important trait for nurturing students with a global mindset.”
Also present at the ceremony were Elizabeth Hathaway, Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Technology, DMU and Datuk Parmjit Singh, CEO of APIIT Education Group.
Prof. Ron Edwards, Vice Chancellor, APU, looks forward to seeing APU & DMU achieving education excellence in both the Malaysian and the UK landscape.
James Gardner, Pro Vice Chancellor for Strategic and International Partnerships, DMU expressed his excitement to see both universities share similar values in appreciating multiculturalism.
Prof. Ron Edwards, Vice Chancellor, APU (seated, left) exchanges the Progression Pathway Agreement with James Gardner, Pro Vice Chancellor for Strategic and International Partnerships, DMU (seated, right), while witnessed by Prof. Dr. Andy Seddon, Dean: Quality Assurance and Partnerships, APU (standing, left) and Elizabeth Hathaway, Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Technology, DMU (standing, right).
Under the new pathway agreement, APU students can now choose to complete their degree studies at DMU’s campus located in Leicester, UK.
About De Montfort University (DMU)
De Montfort University (DMU) offers the perfect combination of award-winning teaching and world-class facilities. It is one of the top 25 universities for graduate employment and in 2017, DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU. Based in Leicester, in the heart of England, DMU is a vibrant, multicultural hub of creativity and innovation that never surrenders to the convention. The university campus provides a supportive learning environment in which the students are encouraged to hone their skills, be creative and defy the status quo. For more information, visit: www.dmu.ac.uk.