Xiamen University Malaysia Campus targets opening in first quarter 2016
Kuala Lumpur, 9 July 2015: Xiamen University Malaysia Campus (XMUMC) is set to open for its first intake of students by the first quarter of 2016. XMUMC is the first Chinese university branch campus in Malaysia, as well as the first overseas campus set up by a renowned Chinese university. It aspires to become a university with a distinct global outlook, featuring first-class teaching and research, and embracing cultural diversity.
The campus is built on an area of 150 acres and is located within the 525-acre township known as Sunsuria City, a flagship development by Sunsuria Berhad in Putrajaya South. Just 22km to the Malaysian Government Administrative Centre in Putrajaya and 12km to KLIA, the campus is conveniently connected to a series of highways such as Elite Highway, Maju Expressway and Dengkil Bypass which is then connected to an exit along FT29. In addition, reliable public transportation via the Express Rail Link connects the campus to KL and the airports. Right opposite the Campus East Gate is the Salak Tinggi ERL Station where Kuala Lumpur International Airport is only 7 minutes away by train and KL Sentral just 28 minutes away. The total investment of the campus is estimated to be about RM1.3 billion. The 150-acre campus will have a planned total floor space of 470,000 m2 and will provide on-campus accommodation to all enrolled students.
The total enrollment is expected to grow to 5,000 students in 2020, while the fully completed campus will have a capacity for 10,000 students. It is anticipated that most of the students will come from Malaysia, China, and other ASEAN countries. The teaching staff of XMUMC comprises distinguished professors of Xiamen Univeristy (XMU), and high-grade teachers to be recruited from around the globe.
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