About Curtin University of Technology Sarawak Campus, Malaysia
Curtin University of Technology Sarawak Campus, Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) is the first offshore campus of Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia (Curtin Western Australia). Located in Miri, Sarawak, Curtin Sarawak is the first foreign university campus to be set up in East Malaysia.
Curtin’s reputation for excellence in the South East Asian region provided the basis for Sarawak State Government’s initiative to invite Curtin to establish an international university in Sarawak. Curtin Sarawak has been actively involved in Malaysian education for the past two decades and the establishment of Curtin Sarawak’s campus ensures that it will continue to increase its contributions towards excellence in Malaysian tertiary education.
Curtin Sarawak’s operations in Miri, Sarawak commenced in February 1999. In 2002, the new purpose-built campus in a garden opened, which is a world-class facility where stylish architecturally designed buildings complement state-of-the-art equipment and facilities coupled with sophisticated IT linkages to provide students access to the resources of Curtin, Western Australia. In November 1999, Curtin Sarawak was awarded the Multimedia Super Corridor status and was renewed in 2006.
Sarawak, on the north-western part of Borneo Island, is the largest, and may be considered the richest, of the 13 states / territories in the Federation of Malaysia. Miri is a modern, developed, safe city with modern infrastructure, excellent hotels and restaurants, comprehensive local and international banking facilities, multi-storey shopping malls as well as traditional stores and simpler craft and produce markets selling local specialties. Originally an oil town, Miri is now more renowned for its natural attractions and heritage and is becoming increasingly popular as an adventure / ecotourism destination. Miri enjoys warm equatorial weather with plenty of sunshine all year round. It is well serviced by road and air links and caters for regular flights to Kuching (the state capital) and Kuala Lumpur (the national capital) where travellers get connecting flights overseas.
The population of 230,000 people consists mainly of Chinese, Malay, Dayaks and various other ethnic groups. Bahasa Malaysia or Malay is the national language, however, English and Chinese are widely used in tourism and business. The people of Sarawak have a reputation for their warmth, friendliness and hospitality.
Living in MIRI
Miri Resort City is the gateway to northern Sarawak. Miri Airport receives flights from Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Johor Bahru and Labuan coupled with other interstate flights from Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and other smaller airports in and around Miri.
Miri’s calendar of festivals reflects the city’s multi-cultural society as it is home to a large number of Sarawak native communities with many colourful cultural events held where everyone celebrates with fun and joy.
It offers an array of exciting lifestyles with well-maintained, neatly trimmed and clean public parks, walkways and playgrounds and is surrounded by National Parks, some within driving distance for day trips.
Miri has in place excellent public amenities, medical facilities and financial institutions. It has a general hospital, polyclinics, two private hospitals and many other private medical and dental clinics
Hi guys~ im here dy. living at villa...im finding friends here ...anyone there?
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Curtin University of Technology, Sarawak Campus (University)