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International studies faculty for University of Malaya
By Simrit Kaur, Star Malaysia
Tuesday, 25 November, 1997
KUALA LUMPUR: Universiti Malaya plans to set up a new faculty, the
Faculty of International and Regional Studies, to reflect Malaysia's
status and role in the world.
UM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Datuk Prof Dr Osman Bakar said
the faculty would be set up by early next year, comprising three
departments: South-East Asian Studies, East Asian Studies, and
Strategic and International Studies.
He said another department for South Asian Studies, which was being
set up, would also come under the new faculty.
Prof Osman said UM, which currently has 11 faculties and three
centres, would submit an application to the Education Ministry to set
up the new faculty.
"We want to produce graduates who are knowledgeable about these
regions and the issues affecting them," he added.
Two new programmes would also be offered under the faculty European
Studies and Latin American Studies, Prof Osman told reporters after
signing an agreement between UM and South Korean company Henikwon
Corporation Sdn Bhd to finance scholarships for students majoring in
Korean Studies is one of three disciplines offered under the
Department of East Asian Studies.
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