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The agreement was signed between Education Iskandar and Maritime Institute Wiliem Barentz as well as Maritime Institute de Ruyter.
Deputy Higher Education Minister Dr Hou Kok Chung who witnessed the signing ceremony said NMIT would offer Diploma, Degree and Masters programmes in transport, shipping, seafaring, maritime and logistics management.
NMIT will welcome its first Intake of about 240 students at the beginning of 2011, with enrolment projected to reach approximately 1,620 students by end 2015.
“The setting up of the institute displays an unreserved zeal of the people of Netherlands to want to share their wealth of knowledge, expertise and experiences in matters of the maritime with the people of Malaysia.
“I hope people from other countries will also benefit when they learn of the existence of NMIT here In Malaysia and choose to study in it,” he said in his speech at the ceremony here.
Meanwhile, Managing Director of Maritime Institute de Ruyter, Diederik August Verhagen said the aim was to increase the international standard of maritime and logistics education.
“Developing NMIT In Iskandar Malaysia which is highly accessible to three of the world’s leading container ports in Malaysia and Singapore is a strategic move that is advantageous not only for our institution but also for the fast-growing maritime Industry,” he added.