April 27, 2018, by Liz Cass

Nottingham and Malaysia Week

The sounds, sights, and flavours of Malaysia came together during a week of celebrations at the University of Nottingham.

Nottingham and Malaysia week celebrated the best of a UK education in Malaysia, where the University established the first UK overseas campus anywhere the world almost 20 years ago.

Part of the celebrations saw more than 3,000 students, staff and offer holders given a flavour of Southeast Asia for Nottingham and Malaysia Day in Nottingham (April 25).

Watch a video of the celebrations here or click on the picture below.

The day started with University of Nottingham Malaysia Provost and CEO Professor Graham Kendall, Vice-Provosts ONg Fon Sim and Deb Hall, and other senior colleagues will outline the evolution of the University of Nottingham Malaysia, the opportunities Malaysia and the ASEAN region presents for Higher Education and the vision for the future.

Professor Kendall said: “The University is once again pushing the boundaries of global higher education, with new initiatives that enable our world-renowned academics to reach out into ASEAN and beyond.

“We are celebrating our ground-breaking programme partnerships in Singapore, Laos, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, our five-star teaching and the research which is having a real-world impact on the societies, economies and culture of Malaysia and ASEAN.”

Following the talk thousands took to the Djanogoly Terrace at the University to try various Malaysian foods, including the infamous Durian fruit where a camera was ready to film their reactions.

Other activities included trying traditional Malaysian games and dance performances.

The programme of events for the week also included events in London with Asia House, the British Council and Government and will continue next week with further events and celebrations in Malaysia.

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