Keele Degree Ceremonies in Malaysia


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Posted on 12 October 2011
”These ceremonies are a major milestone in the partnership between Keele and the institutions in Malaysia."

Keele University has awarded degrees to more than 100 students at two special ceremonies in Malaysia. It was the first time Keele had awarded degrees to students at ceremonies in Malaysia following the launch of a collaborative programme three years ago between KDU College and Keele.

Professor David Shepherd, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, represented the Vice-Chancellor of Keele University, Professor Nick Foskett, at ceremonies in Penang and Petalying Jaya, KL, at which over 100 students received BA Honours Degrees from Keele’s School of Management.

During the trip to Malaysia, Professor Shepherd, who was accompanied by Keele’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Mr John McCarthy, met with the with the Vice-Chancellor of KDU University College, Malaysia, Professor, Dr Teoh Kok-Soo and his senior team to discuss further developments and collaboration between the two institutions. The Keele delegation also included Professor Matthias Klaes, Head of Keele Management School, and, Dr Matthew Brennan, the School's Director of International Partnerships & Development.

Professor Shepherd said:”These ceremonies are a major milestone in the partnership between Keele and the institutions in Malaysia. It has been a great pleasure for me, and the team from Keele, to be here to present these degrees and diplomas. Keele University and KDU share in the graduates' excitement and optimism for the future."

The Vice-Chancellor of KDU, Professor Dr Teoh Kok-Soo, said:"I am delighted to welcome the team from Keele University. It is clear that the students have worked hard and enjoyed their studies and we are particularly proud that four students have achieved first class honours degrees. We look forward to further high quality collaboration with Keele University as we seek to develop our partnership."

Keele University’s partnership with KDU University College started in 2009. The degrees at KDU University College have the same curriculum as at Keele with academic staff from Keele Management School visiting KDU twice a year to meet with staff and students, ensuring quality delivery of the programmes.


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