Baden Wutttemberg Extends Cooperation With UiTM

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 18 – Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany has extended its current cooperation to offer places for Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) students to pursue degrees in engineering, science and techonology to three more years.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the state’s Minister of Science Research and Arts Prof Dr Peter Frankerberg and UiTM Vice-Chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar at the German Ambassador’s residence, here

The signing ceremony was witnessed by the Minister President of Baden-Wurttemberg Stefan Mappus, who is on a three-day visit to Malaysia since yesterday.

Baden-Wurttemberg is the third largest state among Germany’s 16 states, and its main economic activities are automobile manufacturing, medical technology, aerospace, pharmaceutical and biotechnology.

Speaking to reporters after the signing ceremony, Sahol Hamid said that UiTM had been sending 60 students, who were on Public Service Department scholarship, every year since 1997 to pursue their degrees at one of the 20 universities in the state.

To date, more than 500 UiTM students have graduated from Baden-Wurttemberg’s universities, he said and added, with the signing of the MoU, UiTM students could continue to pursue their degrees at Baden-Wurttember’s universities until 2013.

Sahol Hamid said before pursuing their degrees in Germany, the students had to undergo a two-year A-level course at Uitm’s International Education Centre (Intec) which includes an intensive course in German language.

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