A scholarship worth more than RM230,600 has been awarded to INTI’s Dean, Faculty of Informatics, University of Wollongong (UOW) Programmes to pursue a PhD through Wollongong University. The offer to Jane Lim See Yin was an initiative by UOW to help staff at INTI, UOW’s partner institution in Malaysia, realise their full potential as academics, administrators and researchers.

 

The scholarship covers the fees for the entire duration of the 3-year course which would be research based and almost fully completed in Malaysia. With the course beginning in mid-February, Lim will be in touch with her professor in Australia through Skype and has Emeritus Professor Barry Harper, Academic Dean of UOW Programmes in Malaysia for guidance and support.

 
Jane Lim looks forward to the challenge of balancing her PhD coursework with her career and family life.
 

“My research will be on how social media can be applied to form a learning community to enhance tertiary education for students in Malaysia,” said Lim. “I will be looking into the perceptions of both students and academics and their level of acceptance of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and many others as learning tools.”

 

“UOW is placed in the top 2% of world universities and has a longstanding reputation as one of Australia’s leading research institutions. As Dean of UOW programmes at INTI, I know the quality of UOW and its programmes and it would be a tremendous achievement and great source of pride to obtain a PhD from the institution,” she added.

 

Working in partnership, UOW and INTI have extended the best in tertiary education to students in Malaysia through degree programmes in IT (major in eBusiness or Network Design & Management), Computer Science (major in Software Engineering, Multimedia and Game Development or Digital Systems Security), Commerce (major in Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics, Marketing or Public Relations) and Communication & Media Studies (major in Marketing Communication and Advertising). Students of the UOW programmes are enrolled as UOW students, which grants them access to on-line resources that are available at UOW. These include e-books, e-journals, and e-teaching and learning materials.

 

The graduation certificate is conferred by UOW and bears the name University of Wollongong. As the courses delivered at INTI are identical in content to those at UOW in Australia, students can also choose to transfer at the end of any semester to continue their studies at UOW in Wollongong. Transfer options available are the 2+1, 1.5+1.5 and 1+2 arrangements.

 

The 2012 Good Universities Guide confirms UOW’s longstanding position as one of Australia’s leading research institutions. UOW received five stars in five key areas, where only the top 20% of universities in Australia can be awarded five stars in any one category: Getting a Job, Graduate Satisfaction, Positive Graduate Outcomes, Staff Qualifications and Generic Skills.

 

Students of INTI benefit not only from the institution’s over 25 years of experience and strong track-record, but also gain from the global synergy and resources that Laureate International Universities provides. INTI is part of Laureate, the world’s largest private education network with a presence in 29 countries, with more than 60 accredited universities and 130 campuses, serving more than 675,000 students globally.

 

For further information on UOW programmes at INTI, please call 03-56232800 / 04-6310138.