Flex­i­ble study

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These days it is dif­fi­cult for work­ing pro­fes­sion­als to find good op­tions for fur­ther study. Bal­anc­ing stud­ies with work and fam­ily com­mit­ments is not easy, so flex­i­bil­ity is a key con­sid­er­a­tion in any pro­gramme of study. But even so-called flex­i­ble pro­grammes may not be flex­i­ble enough.

en­ter Glob­alNxt Univer­sity, Malaysia’s new­est full-fledged univer­sity, specif­i­cally tar­geted at work­ing pro­fes­sion­als and mo­bile ex­ec­u­tives.

The univer­sity be­gan op­er­a­tions in De­cem­ber 2012, with its aca­demic head­quar­ters in KL sen­tral.

It was first es­tab­lished in 2002 in sin­ga­pore as the U21Global grad­u­ate school.

Pro­fes­sor Wing Lam ( pic) is the vice-chan­cel­lor of Glob­alNxt Univer­sity.

What’s dif­fer­ent about Glob­alNxt Univer­sity is its learn­ing ap­proach and in­ter­ac­tive, global class­room model.

stu­dents can log into the global class­rooms any­time, any­where so long as they have an In­ter­net con­nec­tion.

In­side a global class­room, stu­dents have in­stant fin­ger­tip ac­cess to course­ware, videos, lec­ture record­ings and e-li­brary ac­cess to over 40,000 jour­nals and 75,000 ebooks.

stu­dents will get to in­ter­act with other stu­dents and their pro­fes­sor through dis­cus­sion boards and vir­tual we­bi­nar ses­sions. each global class­room is fa­cil­i­tated by a pro­fes­sor from the univer­sity’s pool of over 50 in­ter­na­tional fac­ulty mem­bers from across the globe.

All fac­ulty mem­bers have a doc­toral de­gree and sub­stan­tial re­search ex­pe­ri­ence and 70% of the pro­fes­sors have in­dus­trial ex­pe­ri­ence.

The univer­sity cur­rently of­fers an MBA, Msc in IT Man­age­ment and a Post­grad­u­ate Di­ploma in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

A school of ed­u­ca­tion will be launched next year. For a limited pe­riod, scholarships of up to 75% of full pro­gramme fees are avail­able for stu­dents.

For more de­tails, e-mail ad­vi­sor@glob­alnxt. edu.my or call 01116672953. FAr east­ern Federal Univer­sity (FeFU) is one of rus­sia’s leading cen­tres of ed­u­ca­tion and sci­ence.

In its new fa­cil­ity, the univer­sity strives to com­bine the tra­di­tions of the clas­si­cal univer­sity with in­no­va­tion across dis­ci­plines.

It is also a leading cen­tre for in­ter­na­tional co­op­er­a­tion in the Pa­cific re­gion.

FeFU was founded on the prin­ci­ple of in­te­grat­ing two mod­els: the mod­ern re­search univer­sity and the en­tre­pre­neur­ial univer­sity.

The new cam­pus on russkiy Is­land in the city of Vladi­vos­tok is sur­rounded by wood­lands and faces a pris­tine stretch of the Pa­cific coast.

FeFU has a rapidly grow­ing in­ter­na­tional fac­ulty, and has dou­bled the num­ber of in­com­ing for­eign stu­dents from the United states, Ja­pan, China, south Korea, In­dia, Viet­nam, Malaysia, the Philip­pines, Ger­many and other coun­tries.

The fa­cil­i­ties and staff mem­bers en­able stu­dents and teach­ers at FeFU to con­duct cut­ting-edge re­search.

stu­dents can se­lect a sci­en­tific spe­cialty from a wide range of de­part­ments and course of­fer­ings, such as those un­der the school of en­gi­neer­ing, school of Nat­u­ral sci­ences, school of Biomedicine and school of hu­man­i­ties.

The univer­sity has cre­ated more than 10 in­ter­na­tional mas­ter’s de­gree pro­grammes. All cour­ses in these pro­grammes are con­ducted in english.

stu­dents who have not stud­ied the rus­sian lan­guage can en­ter be­gin­ner level cour­ses at the Cen­tre for rus­sian Lan­guage and Cul­ture stud­ies twice a year.

For more in­for­ma­tion on FeFU, look out for the advertisement in this StarSpe­cial.

FEFU is one of Rus­sia’s leading cen­tres of ed­u­ca­tion and sci­ence.

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