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JOHOR BARU, Oct 25, 2015:

The world-renowned University of Reading from the United Kingdom has just opened its first overseas campus in EduCity, Nusajaya, in Iskandar here.

The University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) will also be home to the internationally renowned, triple-accredited Henly Business School and its prestigious Henley MBA.

Undergraduates and postgraduate students can split time between the UK and Iskandar campuses.

Costs of studies locally will be about half that in the UK and this is expected to be a selling point in drawing students from all over Malaysia and neighbouring countries to study at UoRM.

The campus covers 6ha and will be able to accommodate 3,000 students when more courses are made available next year.

It currently offers the Foundation in Business, Foundation in Science, BSc Finance & Business Management, BSc Real Estate, BSc Quantity Surveying and BSc Psychology.

Yesterday, the university welcomed its alumni serving in some of the top companies in Malaysia and Singapore to a function here, attended by UoR Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell and UoRM provost Professor Tony Downes.

Sir David Bell said: “UK universities are among the best in the world and are proven engines of economic growth. Higher education contributes to creating jobs and highly-skilled graduates.”

Visithttp://www.reading.edu.my/ for more details on its open day on Dec 5-6.

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University of Reading VC Sir David Bell (left) and University of Reading Malaysia Provost Professor Tony Downes briefing reporters on the lower cost of education at the new campus in Educity, Nusajaya, Johor.

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