Korean varsity picks Perak for offshore campus
Dr Zambry was confident that with the setting up of the campus, Perak was
set to become a fisheries studies centre. -The Star/ANN
Sat, Jul 31, 2010
The Star/Asia News Network
BUSAN, Korea - A leading South Korean
marine science university has chosen Perak to set up its offshore campus.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said the state
government had identified potential sites in Taiping, Selinsing and Kuala Gula for the Pukyong
National University campus.
The state government had spoken to the Northern Corridor
Implementation Authority, which agreed to implement the agreement with the university, he told
reporters here at the end of his four-day visit to South Korea on Thursday.
During his visit, Dr Zambry was conferred an honorary doctorate
degree in Fisheries Science by the university.
He was confident that with the setting up of the campus, Perak was
set to become a fisheries studies centre.
"At present, more than 500 students from 12 countries are studying
at the university," he said, adding that there were only four Malaysians studying there.
He said the Perak campus would be opened to foreign
"The university had been scouting for a site for its offshore
campus in several countries, including Indonesia, before deciding on Perak," Dr Zambry
On a related matter, the Mentri Besar said the university had
agreed to increase its intake of students from Perak for its PhD and Masters programme, adding that
selected students would be offered scholarships.