UK Malaysia University Consortium

The aim of the UK Malaysia University Consortium (UK-MUC) is to promote mutual understanding on a global scale by expanding international higher education in terms of teaching, research and knowledge exchange between the UK and Malaysia.

Objectives of the UK-MUC:

  • Build a mechanism to increase commitment and strategic partnerships to address shared priorities between universities in the UK and Malaysia
  • support the advancement of quality teaching, learning, research and university systems through people development with shared expertise between the UK and Malaysia
  • identify and facilitate innovative UK-Malaysia collaborative programmes and knowledge exchange in higher education for mutual benefit and HE internationalisation

About us

Under the Going Global Partnerships Programme, the British Council in Malaysia is launching the UK-Malaysia University Consortium which is designed to be a flagship initiative that promotes strategic engagement and bilateral cooperation in higher education between its partner universities in the UK and in Malaysia.

Through cooperation between the British Council and the Department of Higher Education Malaysia, the Consortium will lay a foundation for creating long term collaborations, shared priorities and complementary expertise between the UK and Malaysia in Higher Education (HE). This is aligned with the Malaysian Higher Education Blueprint 2015-2025 and the UK International Education Strategy.

The Consortium will also reinforce the global perceptions of both countries as centres of higher education excellence, and enable the HE sectors in the UK and Malaysia to contribute shared resources and expertise to overcome some of the world’s major issues. By strengthening the standing of both countries as international education pioneers, the UK and Malaysia will be poised to attract top academic talent in the future.