01 Jun 2010 14:35:00.000
The University of Nottingham is delighted to announce the appointment of three new Vice-Provosts at its campuses in Malaysia and China.
The new appointments will give further impetus to the University’s pioneering initiatives in international higher education, strengthening academic leadership and helping to drive the next phase of development at the University’s international campuses.
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus and The University of Nottingham Ningbo China are expanding, both in terms of student numbers and academic activity
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To support this growth at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC), Professor Stephen Doughty
has been appointed Vice-Provost with responsibility for developments in teaching and learning, including enhancements to e-learning provision and the development of new programmes.
Professor Doughty established the School of Pharmacy at UNMC and is Dean of the Faculty of Science. He has been chair of the campus Learning and Teaching Committee since 2007, and in 2008 was awarded a Lord Dearing Award for Teaching and Learning. He had a key role in UNMC’s successful bid to obtain Self-Accrediting Status from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, awarded in May 2010.
Professor Doughty will work alongside Professor Sayed Azam-Ali, who has been Vice-Provost for Research at UNMC since 2008.
At The University of Nottingham China Campus (UNNC), Professor Nabil Gindy
has been appointed Vice-Provost to lead the University’s developing research agenda and to promote closer co-operation with government and business.
Professor Gindy was appointed Professor of Advanced Manufacturing Technology at The University of Nottingham in 1993 and is currently seconded to UNNC as Dean of the Graduate School. His current academic research, all undertaken in collaboration with industry, embraces knowledge integrated design and manufacture, intelligent processing technology, process monitoring and control, machine tools, technology planning and technology roadmapping, and responsive manufacturing systems.
Professor Andrew Marton
will take on the role of Vice-Provost with responsibility for teaching and learning at UNNC, with specific responsibility for managing the quality and standards of the University’s expanding range of taught programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
He joined The University of Nottingham in 1999 and was founding Director of the Institute of Contemporary Chinese Studies. He led the strategic development of a highly successful Chinese studies teaching and research programme which culminated in the creation of the new School of Contemporary Chinese Studies in January 2007. Professor Marton was seconded to UNNC in August 2007 to serve as Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and most recently as Dean of the new Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
Professor Christine Ennew, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation, welcomed the new appointments. She said: “Both UNMC and UNNC have ambitious future development plans and these new appointments will provide the enhanced academic leadership that is needed to deliver the University’s longer-term strategy.”
UNNC opened in 2004 and now has a thriving community of international staff and 4,360 students studying in English for University of Nottingham degrees. Numbers of students are set to rise to more than 5,000 by September 2010. The campus is in the coastal city of Ningbo, near Shanghai.
UNMC celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2010. The 125-acre site, near the capital Kuala Lumpur, is now home to 3,600 students from more than 70 countries with further growth planned over the next five years.
Internationalisation is a key element of The University of Nottingham’s strategy: it was the first foreign university in the world to establish a campus in mainland China, introducing degree programmes taught entirely in English in 2004, having been the first UK University to open a campus in Asia in 2000 when UNMC was opened. All degrees are delivered to the same specification as Nottingham UK degrees, and all module assessment is standardised across The University of Nottingham’s campuses in the UK, Malaysia and China.
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