IAU President Meets with Malaysian Higher Education Official

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 17:09

The president of Islamic Azad University has visited and negotiated with Mary Yap Kain Ching, deputy minister of Malaysia higher education in Putrajaya.

According to an ISCA report, in this meeting held in Putrajaya, the federal administrative center of Malaysia, the deputy minister of Malaysian higher education inquired about the activities of the Islamic Azad University in line with the long-term program of the Malaysian government in admitting foreign students.

Dr. Hamid Mirzadeh gave facts and figures on the one million and 700 thousand IAU students and stated that the university is run relying on its strong financial facilities and tuition but the source of a significant part of the university budget is moving away from tuition and focusing on knowledge-based companies.

The IAU president also noted there are 400 national and 16 international IAU branches, 9 of which are active in UAE, Oman, Germany, and Lebanon with the other 7 units beginning their activities next year.

The 2016 ASAIHL Conference, with the theme "Borderless Open Access Education" was held at Universiti Putra Malaysia from 4th - 6th December 2016.

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