University of Bath Visit Taylor's University
Following up on the visit to the University of Bath (UK) by a delegation of senior staff from Taylor's University last year, Taylor's University were pleased to welcome a reciprocal delegation to the Lakeside Campus. Led by Ms. Kayja Nieminen, their International Partnership Manager, the delegation included Emeritus Professor Jeff Thompson from the Department of Education, Dr. Andrea Taylor, Director of Studies, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Dr. Peter Nuttal the International Relations Director of the School of Management and Dr. Michael Proulx Senior Lecturer from their Department of Psychology. A series of meetings with relevant counterparts from Taylor's were organsied by Ms. Vanessa Lim from our Office of International Partnerships and Collaborations. During a hectic day of meetings, Dr. Proulx also gave a Guest Lecture on ‘Motivation & Emotion’ to students. The VC & President of Taylor's University, Professor Dato’ Dr. Hassan Said, was pleased to welcome the delegation from the University of Bath, noting the many opportunities for collaboration between the two universities. The University of Bath, which is located in the south-west of the UK, was recently ranked first out of 113 British institutions in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey, published in April 2015. The University of Bath has had many and varied connections with Malaysia over the years. In 2009, Malaysia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of Bath to enable Malaysian athletes preparing for the 2012 London Olympics to train there, and well-known Malaysian alumni include Prof. Datuk Dr. Salleh Mohammad Yasin, a former VC of National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, UKM) and the Founding Director of the International Institute for Global Health at the United Nations University in KL.