Curtin Malaysia offering special scholarships in conjunction with 20th anniversary

Abang Johari (centre) holding the Curtin Malaysia 20th anniversary banner as Dr Chan ( third from left) and others pay a courtesy call on him at his office.

MIRI, Jan 18: To commemorate its 20th anniversary this year, Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) is offering a special category of scholarships worth RM2.5 million for its foundation programmes and selected undergraduate programmes.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg was given the honour to launch the scholarship when he received senior leaders of the university on a courtesy call at his office in Kuching on Wednesday.

“The Curtin Malaysia 20th Anniversary Scholarships serve as a gesture by the university to help talented and eligible students from the region fulfil their aspirations for higher studies, to motivate and encourage them to pursue a truly global education with Curtin, as well as recognise and reward the support from the community towards the university since its establishment in 1999,” said Curtin Malaysia in a statement.

Abang Johari (centre) receiving a souvenir from Dr Chan as others look on.

Abang Johari was also given an update on the latest developments at Curtin Malaysia by senior leaders, led by Curtin Malaysia pro-chancellor cum chairman of the Curtin Malaysia Council Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam.

Also present were chairman of the Curtin (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Board of Directors Datu Ose Murang, Curtin Malaysia management board chairman Datuk Lee Kim Shin, board members Tan Sri Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot and Azmi Bujang, and Curtin Malaysia Pro Vice Chancellor, president and chief executive Professor Jim Mienczakowski.

Abang Johari was also briefed on the university’s key achievements over the past year and their plans for the coming years.

Highlights of 2018 included hosting a number of events in support of Sarawak’s Industry 4.0 and digital economy drives and the promotion of innovation in science, engineering and technology.

There were also International Conference on Durability of Building and Infrastructures (DuraBI 2018); International Conference on Aeronautical, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AAME 2018); the Great Energy Debate in collaboration with Shell International; the concurrent Curtin University Technology, Science and Engineering (CUTSE) and One Curtin Postgraduate Conference (OCPC) conferences.

The chief minister also heard that Curtin Malaysia’s 20th anniversary celebration in 2019 will include a gala dinner to which government leaders and senior university executives from Western Australia and Sarawak will be invited, and the graduation of Curtin Malaysia’s largest-ever graduating cohort of over 760 students in April. — DayakDaily