UKM Will to Relocate Three Faculties to HCTM
By Asmahanim Amir
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KUALA LUMPUR, 2 August 2016 – The National University of Malaysia (UKM) will be relocating its three faculties in Kuala Lumpur – Faculty of Health Science, Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Dentistry – to Hospital Chancellor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM) UKM, in an effort to develop the UKM Health Technopolis.
UKM Vice Chancellor, Prof Datuk Dr Noor Azlan Ghazali said besides relocating the three faculties, UKM also plans to establish a private hospital in the area.
“The development will focus on healthcare services, education, high impact research and innovation.
“UKM will provide the structures and coordinate platforms to encourage good interaction with the industry. We also believe that new ideas and concept can be better developed in a conducive environment,” he said in a talk with representatives from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Economic Planning Unit (EPU) and Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) about the development of UKM Health Technopolis here, recently.
In addition, UKM is also in midst of constructing a children’s hospital in HCTM, which is scheduled to be completed in 2018, he explained.
Prof Noor Azlan said that the development of UKM Health Technopolis was planned based on the main principle to enhance capabilities and stimulate economic growth.
Higher Education Director General Prof Datuk Dr Asmah Ismail was also present at the event.