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The first cohort of students at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (HWUM) have graduated at a ceremony in Putrajaya, as the campus celebrates its fifth anniversary.

129 students attended the ceremony, including both the first cohort of students from the Malaysia campus and students who studied with Learning Partners in Singapore, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Following the ceremony they were invited to sign the Pioneering  Students ‘wall of fame'.

The Malaysia Campus continues to achieve milestones in areas of educational excellence, research and a distinctly global experience.

Professor Bob Craik

The graduates included those who have benefitted from the University's Go Global  programme, where students enrolling at the University's Scottish, Malaysia or Dubai campuses can undertake part of their Heriot-Watt degree at another campus, allowing them the experience of studying abroad without any interruption to their degree programme.

Professor Bob Craik, Provost and CEO of HWUM, said, “The calibre of our students has been just amazing, and I offer all of our graduating cohort our congratulations.

“All of us look forward to the exciting journey ahead as the Malaysia Campus continues to achieve milestones in areas of educational excellence, research and a distinctly global experience.”

Janice Yew, Chief Operating Officer and Registrar of HWUM, was the first Malaysian employee when the Campus was exstablished. She said, “We celebrate with the proud parents and sponsors of our graduates who had entrusted them to us. I also salute the dedicated staff who made history with us. It has been an amazing journey and I look forward to the next five years.”

Heriot-Watt‘s roots in Malaysia date back to the early ‘90's with the Malaysian chapter of the University's Alumni Association set up in 1991.  The Malaysia campus first opened in temporary premises, moving to the new, purpose build campus in 2015.