Abdul Muin Abdul Majid. With an eye towards increasing the number of foreign students, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has invited Uzbekistan students keen to further their studies for master's and PhD degrees to come to Malaysia.
The Malaysian deputy prime minister said the Southeast Asian country currently had 20 public universities which offered a wide range of high-quality, research-based programmes for such students.
Opening the 10th Malaysian Education Fair and Art Exhibition 2014 here Tuesday, he said Malaysia was also keen to have further collaborations with Uzbekistan, especially in the field of higher education.
"To further enhance Malaysia-Uzbekistan ties in this area, it's timely for the accreditation authorities of the two countries to look at the recognition of degrees of our respective higher learning institutions for our mutual benefit," he said.
In the speech, Muhyiddin, who is education minister, took the opportunity to highlight some of the advantages of studying in Malaysia, home to over 90,000 international students from over 40 countries, including nearly 1,000 from Uzbekistan. More...