News and Events

Dewali Celebrations 2018 A Cultural Experience
14 NOVEMBER 2018

While student of Indian Origin make up only 11% of the student body, they have a big impact on the student population with their active participation in student activities. 

MDIS Singapore in the News - The Straits Time today 1st Nov 2018
01 NOVEMBER 2018

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) the winner of the Heritage Brand ward at the this years Singapore Prestige Brand award, shares it road map towards vocational relevance and focus for the Singapore workforce.

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Dato Jaafar Award
17 OCTOBER 2018

Contributing to a Civil Society.

Today 17th October 2018, SMK Dato Jaafar presented to Prof Dato' Dr Syed Ahmad Hussein, our CEO, the "Anugerah Permuafakatan Jaafarian 2018 award for our CSR activities at the school. 

Our CSR work at schools aims to build a more civil and inclusive society as well as to develop an awareness of our fragile environment. 

Graduation 2018
05 MAY 2018

Kolej MDIS Malaysia’s Inaugural Convocation for diploma holders

Malaysia, 5 May 2018 – Kolej MDIS Malaysia held its inaugural convocation Ceremony today, marking another significant milestone since its inception in 2010 after a landmark deal with EduCity@Iskandar SdnBhd, which made it the first education provider to enter the EduCity educationhub.

Today 244 students from its diploma programmes, receive their graduation certificate at KSL Hotel and Resorts, Johor Bahru.

The Guest of honour  was Mr Tan Kah Hoe, Secretary to the MDIS Senate. While Dr Ahmad Magad, Chairman of the MDIS Senate was a Special Guest.

DTM Hari Raya Celebration 2018
01 JANUARY 2018

On 28th of June 2018, the Diploma Tourism Managements students organized DTM Hari Raya Celebration. The objectives of this event are to strengthen the relationship among the students and lecturers. Moreover this event also to exposed multi-racial students with cultural and tradition of Malay community.

The Star Online -Creating talents for development project
07 JANUARY 2018

THERE was a vision to have six key sectors incorporated when the Iskandar Malaysia project was first launched – healthcare, leisure and tourism, financial services, logistics, creative sector and education.

Educity was created to fulfil the education portfolio of this development project, says Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB) president and chief executive officer Datuk Khairil Anwar Ahmad.

He says the next step was to decide which educational institutions will be part of Educity.

“But we wanted the chosen institutions to become a ‘feeder’ of talent for the various sectors of Iskandar Malaysia,” he adds.

That was how Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia became the first foreign university to open a branch back in 2011.

“I thought we could supplement the other disciplines by bringing in faculties from other, top performing, universities,” he adds.

Unique concept

Since then, another six higher learning institutes have opened branches in Educity – University of Southampton Malaysia Campus, University of Reading Malaysia, Multimedia University, Raffles University Iskandar, Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology and Kolej MDIS Malaysia - have opened campuses on the 1.21 square kilometres (300-acre) land.

There are also two international schools – Marlborough College Malaysia and Raffles American School.

Khairil says The Management Development Institute of Singapore will open its doors in the middle of 2018.


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Kolej MDIS Malaysia Partners GreenLand group
01 JANUARY 2018

Kolej MDIS Malaysia partners GreenLand group China, a Chinese Government Subsidiary with its HQ located in Shanghai. A FORTUNE GLOBAL 500 company, Greenland has collaborated with the Kolej to benefit their home buyers.

The MoU was inked on 17 Dec 2017. Kolej MDIS Malaysia was represented by 
Professor A. Veeramani, the Chief Operating Officer, while Greenland China was represented by Mr. Du Fugen, General Manager.

Community Service project at Rumah Seri Kenangan (RSK)
01 OCTOBER 2017

On the 1st of October 2017, 5 students of Kolej MDIS Malaysia visited and carried out their Community Service project at Rumah Seri Kenangan (RSK), an old folks’ home in Kampung Ungku Mohsin, Johor Bahru, Johor. They were accompanied by their course lecturer, Ms. Salmalina Salleh and the Programme Coordinator of MPU Course, Ms. Anisha Sashidharan. 

Educity Roundtable
14 OCTOBER 2017

Creating holistic talents to ride the waves of change

The key to building a disruption-ready workforce is to produce adaptable, and resilient critical thinkers, with strong skills in communication. Tomorrow’s graduates must be balanced individuals who can work in a team, say education experts at a recent roundtable session. 

THE Malaysian Employers Federation has warned of retrenchments, while the World Economic Forum predicts that automation will kill five million jobs in the next three years.

The threat of disruptive technology and the need for graduates who can take advantage of new innovations, was highlighted at the Nov 9 EduCity roundtable discussion in Johor Baru.

Explaining disruptive technology as a process whereby a product, or service, that starts at the bottom of a market, moves up to displace established competitors, Star Media Group editor-in-chief Datuk Leanne Goh who moderated the hour-long discussion, looked at how it has impacted the higher education industry, and traditional fields like law, medicine, science, business, finance, accounting, and construction.

Panelists were Management Development Institute of Singapore (Malaysia Campus) CEO Prof Datuk Dr Syed Ahmad Hussein, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia provost-CEO Prof Roger Barton, University of Reading Malaysia provost Prof Tony Downes, Iskandar Investment Berhad president-CEO Datuk Khairil Anwar Ahmad, University of Southampton Malaysia interim CEO Prof Peter Smith, and Raffles University Iskandar president Prof Dr Graeme Britton.

The universities are part of EduCity – a vibrant enclave of renowned tertiary institutions, and top notch supporting facilities, in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor.

Comparing EduCity with Dubai’s Academic City, Prof Syed Ahmad highlights the importance of internationalisation.

Like Malaysia, Dubai started over a decade ago with only a few institutions. Now the Academic City is a self-contained village with many international branch campuses that are moving towards internal educational exchanges within the village itself, he adds.

This area need to be explored, he says, suggesting that there should be credit transfers between the universities.


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EDUCITY Christmas Party
01 DECEMBER 2017

Professor Dato' Dr. Syed Ahmad Hussein appointed CEO
03 JULY 2018

Professor Dato’ Dr Syed Ahmad Bin Hussein has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Kolej MDIS Malaysia from July 2017.  

Having served University Sains Malaysia, Penang for 32 years, Professor Dato' Dr. Syed, was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academic and International Affairs of USM from 2001 to 2005 and Dean of the School of Social Sciences, 1997-2001. 

He has remained active in education as the former Chief Executive of the Malaysian National Accreditation Board (2006-2007) after serving as a board member since 1998.  Professor Dato' Dr. Syed was the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) since its inception in 2007 until 2014.

Professor Dato' Dr. Syed took up the post as the Vice Chancellor of Perdana University, Malaysia from 2015 to May 2017 and looks-forward to growing Kolej MDIS Malaysia.

Dr Syed was the first President of the ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN) and Interim Chair of the Association of Quality Assurance Agencies of the Islamic World. He is also on the editorial board of Thailand’s International Journal of Quality Assurance and Accreditation. 

Professor Dato' Dr Syed is a Board Member of the Financial Accreditation Agency of Malaysia (FAA) since 2012. He is also currently a member of the University Quality Assurance International Board (UQAIB) of Dubai since his appointment in September 2015.

A Fulbright-Hays Scholar, Dr Syed earned his doctorate in Political Science from Yale.

Industry Exposure - Tourism & Hospitality
01 JULY 2018

Diploma in Tourism Management visited Phoenix Hotel, Forest City, Johor, Malaysia for industry exposure. Students were brought on a tour around the hotel’s premises to observe the rooms, food and beverage operations as well as to consider future employment with thehotel.

Industrial Visit to Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour
28 JANUARY 2018

Fara Rasiman, 28th November 2016 for Kolej MDIS Malaysia

On the 23rd of November 2016, 20 students from the Diploma in Tourism Management (DTM) program visited Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour in Johor, Malaysia. It is a subsidiary hotel under the management of the Shangri-La Group and among one of the many branches in Asia Pacific.

The visit was accompanied by Ms. Salmalina Salleh and Mr. Vishnu Ravindra, lecturers from the Tourism program, along with Ms. Abby of Student Affairs Department of Kolej MDIS Malaysia campus.


NUSAJAYA: The EduCity project in Iskandar Malaysia has attracted some RM700mil in investments with the setting up of several international universities, says Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Merdeka cheer for spastic children

JOHOR BARU: Some 40 student volunteers came together to bring the Merdeka cheers to the underprivileged community from the Johor Spastic Children’s Association here.

Kolej MDIS Malaysia Prepares to Launch Bangor Bangor University Degrees
01 NOVEMBER 2018

With the expected launch of 4 Business related programmes for Bangor University in February 2019, Preparations have began to go into full swing.

Today, Ms Gwenan Hine from Bangor University made compliance visit to Kolej MDIS Malaysia. and briefings were given to the representatives from the Academic, Sales, Marketing, Student Service and Registry.

Kolej MDIS Malaysia is expected to launch Bangor University Programmes in February 2019.

To programmes covering Finance, Accounting, Banking and Business Studies are expected to develop a strong skilled manpower based for industries in the region. 

Prospective students may contact the admission team at +607 207 2601 for more information or the enrollment process.