Tashkent: Malaysia has invited Uzbekistan university students and lecturers to further their studies in Masters and PhD degrees at Malaysian institutions of higher learning.
“We currently have 20 public universities which offer wide range of high quality research-based programmes for post graduate studies. We also offer short-term courses and training for teachers’ education programme, particularly in English language,” Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said when launching the 10th Malaysian Education Fair and Art Exhibition 2014 here today.
The exhibition is a follow-up to a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Field of Higher Education between Malaysia and Uzbekistan signed during former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s official visit to Uzbekistan in November 2008.
Earlier, Muhyiddin said Malaysia’s political and economic success has made rapid development in the education sector possible and helped propel the nation forward.
At the moment, there are nearly 1,000 Uzbekistan students, more than 1,500 Kazakhstan students, 200 Kyrgyzstan and 100 Tajikistan students in Malaysia.
“I am confident that the number of students from other Central Asian countries, including Uzbekistan, will continue to increase in the coming years,” Muhyiddin said.
Source: New Straits Times