University of Nottingham Malaysia – alternative ownership options being pursued

August 16th, 2022

The University of Nottingham Malaysia has an ambitious five-year strategy for an unrivalled education and student experience in Malaysia, built on the premise of widespread partnerships with the community, industry, government, and non-governmental organisations in the country.

Our vision is to enhance Malaysia’s position as a knowledge economy hub at the heart of the ASEAN region, supporting economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and which benefits all sectors of society. At its core is the principle of giving back to the community that has supported our education, research, and students for the past two decades.

Supporting our ambitions, the university has been working with our joint venture partners Boustead Holdings Berhad (BHB) to finalise the purchase of the BHB shareholding in the University of Nottingham Malaysia.

We recently received news from the Malaysian Government that it would not support a full buy out of shares at this time. However, the Government has indicated that it is open to considering alternative shareholding models which would enable us to realise our extensive ambitions for the campus.

As a consequence, we have begun negotiations on a range of alternative options which would present UNM the same exciting opportunities to continue to deliver high quality British education globally, expand international research partnerships and extend operations in Malaysia and the ASEAN region.

The university will continue to operate as normal, while implementing our ambitious new Strategic Plan – People and Partnerships. Staff and students can expect to continue with their daily activities without interruption.

After more than 20 years in Malaysia, we look forward to the next 20 years with the same enthusiasm as when we first established the pioneering campus in Semenyih.

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