at Ohio University
Named in honor of the second Prime Minister of Malaysia, the Tun Abdul Razak Chair, housed in Ohio University's Center for International Studies, is a unique and extraordinary venture in higher education. Since its inception, the Tun Abdul Razak Chair has made important contributions to Malaysian-American understanding. It has educated more than two thousand Malaysian citizens, helped countless Americans acquire expertise on Malaysia and Southeast Asia, developed partnerships, and built the finest library collection on Malaysia in the Americas. The Malaysian government has placed education at the heart of their development planning. Guided by visionary leaders like Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, Tun Hussein Onn, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and the current Prime Minister Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysians have progressively built an educational infrastructure and a national education system that have sent thousands of their best and brightest to study abroad, and they have linked their education policies to their overall national development plans (Vision 2020).
50 Years of strategic partnership between Ohio University and Malaysia
Ohio University's Tun Abdul Razak Chair has been featured in a column in Malaysia's News Straits Times newspaper detailing the partnership between OU and Malaysia that has lasted 50 years.
To read the full article, click here.
The Malaysia @ Ohio UNiversity Outreach: Celebrating 5 decades of strategic partnership
As an education ambassador to the United States, the current and 14th Tun Razak
Chair holder, Prof. Dr. Habibah Ashari, has successfully initiated collaborative efforts
with scholars and experts from various fields throughout the United States and has
opened up collaborations for many American universities such as Lehigh University,
Indiana University and the University of Texas at San Antonio with Malaysian
This November, Prof. Dr. Habibah Ashari, together with The Center for International Studies, Ohio University, and the newly-established MASA (Malaysian Students' Association) intends to bring The Malaysia @ Ohio University Outreach to the Ohio University's International Education week, a yearly event which aims to promote international education amongst OU's diverse student population as well as to showcase the university's strategic alliances and global partnership.
The objective of this one-day event is to promote Malaysian universities and colleges for ongoing or future researches about or in Malaysia, to provide a space for researchers (Malaysian and International) to showcase and present their research conducted in or about Malaysia, to encourage future collaboration between researchers and institutions in America and Malaysia, and finally to foster investment opportunities through an investment seminar conducted by MIDA Chicago. As such, the outreach will be open and free to all Ohio University students and faculty.
|Place:||Baker University Center, Multipurpose room 240/242 and Alden Library. Friends of the Library room 319|
|Date:||November 13th, 2013|
|Time:||9 a.m. till 5 p.m.|
|Guest of Honor / Keynote Speech:||Malaysian Ambassador to the United States - "Malaysian foreign policy in relations to higher education"|
|*Vegetarian lunch will be served to all participants|
Bahasa Malaysia to be offered at Ohio University for the first time in 30 years
CSEAS is very pleased to announce that beginning Fall semester 2013, for the first
time in 30 years, Bahasa Malaysia will be offered at OHIO for students to take as
a foreign language. The aim of the course, which will be taught by Ms. Vilashini
Somiah, is for students to develop the ability to use the language effectively for practical
communication, as well as to offer insights into the culture and civilization of Malaysia.
Students who have learned Bahasa Indonesia are also very much encouraged to join.
For enrollment, look for INDO 1110- #13235. Classes are scheduled to be held in
Gordy 310 on Tuesdays and Thursday from 1.30 p.m. to 2.55 p.m.