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MALAYSIA-BRITAIN AGREE TO CONTINUE COOPERATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
SEMENYIH, April 12 (Bernama) -- Malaysia and Britian today agreed to continue cooperation in tertiary education, and several additional areas which include research and innovation.
Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin and David Willetts, Britain's Minister for Universities and Science, signed the Malaysia-United Kingdom Joint Statement on Higher Education and Skills for the purpose at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus here today.
Both parties pledged to continue to support an emerging partnership in the context of the memorandum of understanding, and to consider collaboration in several additional areas, which includes higher education, research and innovation and a new scholarship scheme.
Other areas include policy and reform challenges, leadership, further education and skills development, and monitoring partners in education.
A Memorandum of Understanding in the field of education was initially signed between both countries in 2007.
Currently, there are 14,528 Malaysian students studying in Britain, 11,074 of them privately-sponsored and the other 3,454 government-sponsored.
There are 1,441 British students studying in Malaysia, 1,422 in private tertiary institutions and 19 in public tertiary institutions.