Thursday, September 12, 2019

EduCity Educators Conference 2019 @ Newcastle University Medicine (NuMed) Malaysia

3 United Kingdom (UK) Universities in 1 City jointly organised the 2nd EduCity Educators Conference 2019, namely Newcastle University Medicine (NUMed) Malaysia, University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM), University of Southampton Malaysia Campus (USMC) and EduCity Iskandar.

With this year theme "Support in Education", this 1-day event was held at Newcastle University Medicine (NUMed) Malaysia, and was attended by 150 expert contributors from across the higher education sector.


4 topics were presented during the 2nd EduCity Educators Conference 2019 by renowned speakers, which are:-
  • Providing Quality Education through Private Higher Learning Institutions
  • Cultivating Well-being in Higher Education 
  • Holistic Student Support
  • Student Experience

The topics were presented as a series of keynote speeches, hands-on workshops and oral presentations, allowing participants to gain valuable hints and tips to enhance their own teaching and learning delivery, education research and to provide opportunities for networking.

The crowd from the 3 UK Universities at EduCity Iskandar attending the Conference

Malaysia as one of the leading hubs for higher education in Malaysia and in parallel with EduCity Iskandar's objective which is to promote Malaysia as a centre of educational excellence in the world, 2nd EduCity Educators Conference 2019 speaks volume. This year is the result of last year inaugural EduCity Educators Conference which aims to introduce delegates to new approaches in teaching and learning, as well as equipping delegates with the tools needed to perform world-class research on teaching and learning approaches hence, Support in Education.

Yang Berusaha Dr. Zubaidah Aman, Director of the Private Higher Education Governance Division, Minister of Education, during her Keynote Speech

"The theme of this year's conference, "Support in Education", encompasses pastoral support, academic, employability and study skills support for students, and research, training and physiological support for staff. This event will include keynote speeches, workshops, networking discussions and the chance for delegates to present any of their research or areas of interest relating to this theme," said Yang Berusaha Dr. Zubaidah Aman, Director of the Private Higher Education Governance Division, Minister of Education on behalf of Yg Bhg Dato' Prof Ir. Dr. Mohd Saleh Jaafar, Deputy Director of General Higher Education, during the Opening Keynote Address.

At the media conference
From left: Prof Rebecca Taylor, University of Southampton Malaysia
Prof Christopher Baldwin, Newcastle University of Medicine Malaysia
Prof Wing Lam, University of Reading Malaysia
Encik Wan Ahmad Saifuddin, Managing Director of EduCity Iskandar Sdn Bhd

"The real meaning of Support Education which is a 360 degrees of educating students and providing staff with the right medium of teaching. This is essential for both student and staff to have the same objective which is creating a holistic student with the right attitude and aptitude and determine the altitude. At the end of the day, student must have the key ingredient of "employable" skills. We learn from each other. We support one another. We evolve and transform to be better. Therefore, we need each other in order to fit today's theme - Support in Education"," added by Yang Berusaha Dr. Zubaidah Aman.

Currently, EduCity Iskandar has 9 institutions which are Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia, University of Southampton Malaysia, Multimedia University, University of Reading Malaysia, Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology, Raffles University, Marlborough College Malaysia, Raffles American School and Management Development Institute of Singapore.

About EduCity Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd

EduCity, a catalyst development driven by Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB) is a fully integrated education hub expected to be a feeder of talents to support Iskandar Malaysia's various economic activities whilst grooming future generations of leaders. Partnering with luminaries in education from around the globe, EduCity with its institutes of higher education, R&D centres, student accommodations and recreational and sports facilities is the first of its kind in Asia. Already in operations with nine local and international education partners, EduCity plays a significant part in developing the education sector of Iskandar Malaysia, along with the education cluster's multiplier effects to the local economy. EduCity is developed by IIB through its wholly owned subsidiary EduCity Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd (EIMSB).

IIB is committed to steering economic and environmentally sustainable growth in Iskandar Malaysia and ensuring inclusive growth for local Iskandarian's through employment and income opportunities.

For more information on IIB, please visit

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