ALBUKHARY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY READY FOR INAUGURAL INTAKE
KUALA LUMPUR, 26 April (Bernama)-- The new RM350 million Albukhary International University (AIU) is targeting 500 students for its first intake for the foundation studies programme in July.
"We expect 20 per cent of the intake to be from Malaysia while the rest will come from overseas. In Malaysia there's considerable support from the government and private sector for deserving students," Albukhary Foundation executive vice-chairman Datuk Ismail Yusof said in a statement here today.
"The Albukhary International University is targeting bright students from disadvantaged communities that live well below the poverty line, especially in Asia and Africa," he added.
Since 2005, the foundation had provideed full scholarships to students who were placed in public universities while the AIU was being constructed in Alor Setar.
The medium of instruction for the university is English and for a start, the university will award degrees in information technology, business studies and social sciences.
The university is part of the Sharifah Rokiah Centre of Excellence, an integrated complex of education, healthcare and commercial facilities managed by the foundation.