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KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 – UCSI University and Insight Institute of Learning, Bangladesh, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to open UCSI University’s first overseas branch campus in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The signing of the MoA is in line with UCSI University and Insight Institute of Learning's shared goal of improving graduate outcomes in Bangladesh.

UCSI University was represented by Acting Vice-Chancellor and President Dato' Peter Ng while Managing Director Mr Ariful Bari Mojumder was the representative for Insight Institute of Learning. Additionally, the High Commissioner of Malaysia to the People's Republic of Bangladesh Her Excellency Haznah Md Mashim, Insight Institute of Learning executive director Mr Sahrul Haslan Hassan, The United Arab Emirates Consulate General of Malaysia Vice-Consul (Education) Mr Ahmad Darul Akmal Mohd Ali, UCSI University Global Engagement Office Director Mr Chan Joe Jim, and the deans and representatives of the two institutions witnessed the event.

"I would like to start by thanking Insight Institute of Learning, our valued partner in this initiative, for the faith they placed in us and for their abiding efforts to get things going in Dhaka. Thank you for making this possible. We are honoured to partner with you, and we are confident that our shared endeavour will improve graduate outcomes and change lives for thousands of students in Bangladesh." Dato' Peter said.

The Acting Vice-Chancellor and President also announced UCSI University Dhaka has plans to offer three postgraduate programmes and 17 undergraduate programmes in the first year of its operations. These offerings comprise some of UCSI University’s popular programmes in Business and Management, Computer Science, Digital Innovation, and Creative Arts.

Insight Institute of Learning Managing Director Mr Ariful Bari Mojumder expressed his gratitude for this first step into a strategic and significant partnership.

"On behalf of Insight Institute of Learning, I want to thank UCSI University, a university among the top 400 in the world, for choosing us to be your partner. I sincerely believe this joint venture will benefit the students in Bangladesh and shape their future for the better," Mr Ariful said.

Insight Institute of Learning is an academic institution that aims to provide a quality education through collaboration with universities around the world. Their global affiliations include the University of Malaya. The University of Essex, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

About UCSI University

Long-renowned for its excellent track record in teaching and learning, UCSI University is quickly making a name for itself in research and innovation. The University has been consistently moving up its rankings and has distinguished itself as a higher learning institution with years of track record in providing education excellence since its establishment.

In the QS World University Rankings 2021, UCSI climbed 51 spots to be ranked 391, placing it among the world’s top 400 varsities. Its music school – Institute of Music (IMus) – is a top 100 in the world and Malaysia’s foremost school in the area of performing arts for three years in a row since the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019. The university was inducted in the top 60 of all universities in the world in the 2021 QS World University Rankings 50 Under 50 exercise.

UCSI is also ranked 105 in QS University Rankings: Asia 2021 and is rated in Tier 5 (Mature Universities) in SETARA 2019, placing it on a par with established foreign branch campuses in Malaysia.

Committed to the pursuit of knowledge, UCSI students are annually selected by the world’s best universities like Harvard, Imperial College London, the University of Chicago and Tsinghua, among others, to advance high impact research. Its alumni have also achieved greatly, making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and standing out as some of Malaysia’s leading entrepreneurs, community organisers, artists and performers. More than 10,000 students from over 110 nations study at UCSI, making the University a vibrant melting pot of culture and diversity.

For more information, visit the UCSI University website at: www.ucsiuniversity.edu.my