Global ‘green cam­pus’ phi­los­o­phy

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MDIS MalaySIa will ac­com­mo­date 10,000 stu­dents when all of its three phases are fully com­pleted in 2023. It in­tends to en­rol 2,000 stu­dents when the first phase of the cam­pus is com­pleted by 2015. The num­ber of stu­dents will in­crease to 5,000 when the sec­ond phase is com­pleted by 2018.

MDIS Malaysia will ini­tially fo­cus on Malaysian stu­dents as one of the key ob­jec­tives of the cam­pus to bring qual­ity global ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion to meet the ris­ing ed­u­ca­tional as­pi­ra­tions of Malaysian stu­dents. The cam­pus will also wel­come in­ter­na­tional stu­dents at a later stage.

Stu­dents can choose from a wide range of ter­tiary cour­ses from glob­ally ac­cred­ited uni­ver­si­ties in France, the United King­dom and the United States, such as Univer­sity of Sun­der­land (UK), Univer­sity of Wolver­hamp­ton (UK), Greno­ble Grad­u­ate School of Busi­ness (France) and Ok­la­homa City Univer­sity (US).

Ini­tially, MDIS Malaysia will be of­fer­ing nine diploma pro­grammes and one cer­tifi­cate in English course.

The cour­ses will be in busi­ness man­age­ment, in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy and dig­i­tal me­dia, mass com­mu­ni­ca­tions and tourism and hos­pi­tal­ity. all of th­ese cour­ses have al­ready re­ceived the Malaysian Qual­i­fi­ca­tions agency’s (MQa) ap­proval and rel­e­vant course li­cences.

Be­fore the cam­pus is com­pleted and op­er­a­tional in 2015, MDIS Malaysia will be­gin lessons at its City Cam­pus in Jo­hor Bahru City Square, which can cater to up to 1,000 stu­dents.

The MDIS Malaysia cam­pus will boast state-of-the-art fa­cil­i­ties and ameni­ties with eco-friendly and dis­abled-friendly fea­tures. It will have film­ing, ra­dio and au­dio stu­dios, edit­ing room, a hos­pi­tal­ity train­ing cen­tre, com­puter lab­o­ra­to­ries, prayer rooms, two can­teens cater­ing to ha­lal and non-ha­lal menus sep­a­rately, food and bev­er­age out­lets, 600-seater au­di­to­rium, a multi-pur­pose hall as well as sports and recre­ation fa­cil­i­ties – gym/fit­ness cen­tre, bad­minton, ta­ble ten­nis, bas­ket­ball court, jog­ging track foot­ball/cricket field, ten­nis and sepak takraw court.

In line with MDIS’ global “Green Cam­pus” phi­los­o­phy, the in­te­grated cam­pus will be fit­ted with so­lar pan­els, rain­wa­ter col­lec­tion tanks and green walls to reap up to 10% of en­ergy and wa­ter sav­ings an­nu­ally.

For de­tails, look out for its ad­ver­tise­ment in this StarSpe­cial.

Com­ing to EduCity@Iskan­dar, MDIS Malaysia is ex­pected to be five times as big as the orig­i­nal cam­pus in Sin­ga­pore.

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