Originally published October 15, 2012

  Manipal International University, Malaysia, and Milwaukee School of Engineering, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing a collaboration in human capital development and research. The MoU opens the door for students of both MIU and MSOE to participate in an exchange program and experience life at both campuses.

  “At MIU, we are dedicated to providing our students with global exposure and enriching student-life experience,” said Iskandar Mizal Mahmood, managing director and CEO of MIU. “Through this collaboration with MSOE, our students will not only benefit from the chance to experience a different campus and culture, but also training and employment opportunities through the industry partnerships formed by both universities. These partnerships expand opportunities for graduates.”

  “Today’s global economy demands leaders who are adept at working with colleagues from around the world,” said Dr. Hermann Viets, MSOE president. “A great way to develop this skill—and prove it to prospective employers—is by studying abroad.”

  The MoU also stipulates that MIU and MSOE will be exchanging teaching faculty and engaging in joint educational research and laboratory development. Students from Malaysia are expected to begin their studies at MSOE in Fall 2015.

  The signing of this MoU marks the continuation of a long and successful relationship between MSOE and Manipal campuses. Over the past 18 years, about 200 students from Manipal have completed their degrees at MSOE and several MSOE students have studied in Manipal.

  “Our collaboration with the Manipal Group stretches back to 1994, when we entered a MoU with Manipal Institute of Technology in India to share common objectives in educating students for professional careers in engineering and technology, as well as for Technology Development. This partnership with MIU Malaysia expands on the mutual commitment we have with the Manipal Group to enhance research and talent development,” said Viets.

About Manipal International University (MIU)

  MIU is a member of the Manipal Global Education Group, and is a fully-fledged Malaysian university focusing on engineering, life science and business. It offers foundation, degree and post graduate programs. Manipal Group is India’s largest private institute of higher learning. MIU is an innovative, global, multidisciplinary university with nationally accredited foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Focusing on the disciplines of engineering, life sciences, business and management, the university fosters excellence, a passion for innovation, a sense of civic and social responsibility and the quest for life-long learning.The university currently operates from its temporary campus in Kelana Jaya. Its new 140 acre campus in Nilai will open by the end of 2012. www.miu.edu.my

About Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)

  MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,500 students. MSOE offers 18 bachelor’s degrees and nine master’s degrees in the engineering, engineering technology, building and infrastructure engineering, health-related engineering, computer, business and nursing fields. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; an extremely high placement rate of 95%; and the highest starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.