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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.

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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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 Christmas Party
01 DECEMBER 2017