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Malaysia/UK, all the way!

A love of tea-drinking and football are familiar cultural references to British life….but did you know they are also woven into the fabric of Malaysian society? Our next few blog posts to celebrate the 15th anniversary of The University of Nottingham in Malaysia will explore some of the many long-standing, and sometimes surprising, connections between …

Anniversary in pictures: Provost’s room with a view

I think I had one of the best offices in Wisma MISC (our original base in Kuala Lumpur). It was on the corner with views towards (what is now) the Pavilion Mall, but was then Eden Village Seafood Restaurant – a popular tourist spot. I never was very good at keeping my office tidy, as …

Love and learning: why Nottingham was #meanttobe for me

As A-Level results day fast approaches, a newly-wed couple reveal why their University of Nottingham experience was #meanttobe – not only for the study abroad and career opportunities it afforded them, but also because they fell in love and married as a result. Keith Hobson, 30, originally from Staffordshire, is now a Finance Manager at …

Marmite of Malaysia: do you love or hate durian fruit?

With its onion-custard flavour, spikey shell, creamy flesh and aroma akin to smelly old socks, the durian fruit is perhaps the most infamous and peculiar of Malaysia’s tropical fruits. Dubbed the ‘King of Fruits’, Durian is loved and loathed in equal measure (much like the opinion-dividing effect of Marmite here in the UK). In celebration …

“Emerging from jungle to a carbon copy of University Park felt quite surreal”: an alum’s Malaysia moments

David Marsden, 29, was among the first six students on the BA Management with East Asia Studies at The University of Nottingham. He spent his second year at the Malaysia campus in Semenyih, in 2005, which was the year it opened its doors for the first time. Now working in Human Resources for Lloyds Bank’s …

A walk on the wild side: drug discovery in Malaysia

In this first of a series of posts to mark the 15th anniversary of The University of Nottingham in Malaysia, Professor Christophe Wiart, of the School of Pharmacy at UNMC, talks about the fascinating flora that he has encountered as a botanist in Malaysia’s rich and extensive rainforests. He is pictured above exploring with his late local friend, …

UNMC #Throwback

Since the launch of the Semenyih campus, UNMC has continued to enrich lives and communities, where our students transform into outstanding alumni and contributing members of the global society, season after season. In conjunction with UNMC celebrating its 15-year mark (#UNMC15), we would like to take you on a quick walk down memory lane. The following photographs …