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Heriot-Watt University Malaysia joined by world-class academics

Published by Afterschool.my on Aug 03, 2016, 06:11 pm

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi and Professor Dennis Wong, two globally recognised academic leaders, to its senior management team in Malaysia.Malaysian Appoinments

Working with Provost and CEO, Professor Robert Craik, and based at the stunning new lakeside campus in Putrajaya, they will help to lead the continued growth and development of the University in Malaysia and across Asia, as well as delivering innovative strategic initiatives for all of the University’s campuses across the world.

Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi, formerly Pro Vice-Chancellor (Strategy) for Taylor’s University (Malaysia), has extensive experience in teaching innovation in universities and developed the first ever massive open on-line course (MOOC) in Malaysia, where people from all walks of life could study Global Entrepreneurship.

Taking up the newly created position of Senior Deputy Provost (Malaysia), Professor Al-Atabi will be working with senior academics across Heriot-Watt’s five global campuses to help develop and lead innovative transnational teaching. He will also play a key role in student recruitment, particularly for international and postgraduate students, helping Heriot-Watt deliver the global research-led educational experience it is renowned for.

Bringing a wealth of experience in leading the academic delivery of engineering, computing and science in the UK, Malaysia and China, Professor Dennis Wong will be taking up the newly created position of Deputy Vice-Principal (Malaysia). He will play a key role in the operation of the Malaysia Campus, growing the University’s international research base and building on its links with global industry and university partners to deliver real benefits to students and the Malaysian economy.

Both Professor Al-Atabi and Professor Wong is expected to take up their new positions in October this year.

Click here to experience a degree ready for the industry with Heriot Watt University Malaysia. 

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