Penang able to handle the heat

By Matthew Tan Kiak Hin

May 2015 FEATURE
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Good planning, flexibility and a diversely qualified staff ensure the success of Penang’s private colleges and universities.It is widely known that Penang aspires to become a regional education hub. In addition to Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi Mara, the state is home to a further 28 private higher education institutions. In 2012 alone, more than 12,000 students were enrolled in these private institutions1.However, the recent closure of the Allianze University College of Medical Sciences shows that Penang-based institutions are...

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Matthew Tan Kiak Hin

A passionate Penangite, Matthew Tan Kiak Hin believes in the power of the written word to spread ideas and enact change.