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14 July 2009

Malaysian Landscape

A group of outstanding Malaysian scientists have visited the University to gain exposure to and understanding of frontier science initiatives at Cardiff.

The delegation, from the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, met with scientists engaged in cutting-edge research at the School of Chemistry. They visited laboratories, learnt how to encourage multi-disciplinary research and explored opportunities for future research collaborations and post-doctoral attachments or fellowships.

Organised as part of the Academy’s participation in the Lindau Nobel Prize Winner’s Meeting in Germany, the trip is a direct result of a high profile visit to Malaysia by the University earlier this year.

As part of this trip, Professor Sir Martin Evans - recipient of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Medicine - delivered a public lecture at the Academy in collaboration with the British Council.

In preparation for the Lindau Meeting – an annual event that provides a globally recognised forum for the transfer of knowledge between generations of scientists - the delegation is only visiting UK institutions they perceive as being renowned centres of excellent for scientific research in Europe. Alongside Cardiff these include Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Nottingham.

Cardiff has worked successfully in Malaysia for many years and is a popular study destination for Malaysian students. The University currently has more than 300 Malaysian students across a range of subjects including Engineering, Business and Law. In addition the University has a very active and award-winning Malaysian Students' Society.

The University also has a wide range of links across a number of institutions and bodies in Malaysia. Most recently this includes signing a Memorandum with the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) and also with Taylor’s University College, Malaysia’s leading private college of higher education.

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