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23 July 2024  

NUI Degrees Conferred in Penang, Malaysia


NUI degrees were conferred today at the Penang Medical College conferring. In all one hundred and three students graduated with medical degrees, four qualifying in addition for the degree Bachelor of Medical Science. In his address to the graduates, the Chancellor, Dr Maurice Manning said that ‘At a macro level, we can talk of globalisation, the interdependence of nations and the shrinking of distance through improved transport and telecommunications. We can mention Europe/Asia dialogue and in higher education, the importance for universities of global reach, transnational collaboration, crosscultural synergies and increased mutual understanding. These concepts all feature prominently today in discourse on international affairs and higher education. They are all reflected here at this PMC conferring and have been part of the rationale for PMC since its beginning. But this conferring is about more than abstract concepts. It is a very real public celebration of the achievements of an institution and of the students who have graduated here today as medical doctors’.

Mentioning that PMC has a special place among NUI campuses, the Chancellor said that ‘it is the longest established campus in Asia or in fact, anywhere outside Ireland, involving collaboration between two member institutions of the National University of Ireland, University College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, in the provision of medical education. The National University of Ireland has been involved in medical education for quite a long time and as a Chancellor who is not a medic, I can say without being too boastful, that in this field, the University has gained an international reputation for excellence. That reputation I believe will be confirmed and enhanced by today’s graduates’.

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