KDU Penang University College @ Batu Kawan

February 29th, 2016 Leave a comment

kdu-batu-kawanA total of RM220mil will be spent on the new KDU Penang University College campus in Batu Kawan.

Paramount Corporation Bhd Group chairman and executive director Datuk Teo Chiang Quan (pic) said the first phase on a 4ha site would be completed in 2018.

“There would be another phase of commercial and residential components on a 8ha site to support the campus.

“The entire project is known as ‘utropolis’ coined from the words university and metropolis,” he added after the ground-breaking ceremony of the new campus by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Also present were Paramount Corp chief executive officer (CEO) Jeffrey Chew, Paramount Education CEO Datin Teh Geok Lian, and KDU Penang University College vice-chancellor Dr Chong Beng Keok.

Teo said when completed, the “utropolis” would be able to accommodate up to 5,000 students.

“It would feature a green campus with state-of-the-art facilities that are in line with the requirements of a university college, and include a myriad of informal activity areas designed to promote active discussions and learning beyond the classrooms,” he added.

On the new campus, Dr Chong said the programmes offered would focus on skills development and the spirit of entrepreneurship.

“Our aim is to prepare job-ready graduates especially in the accounting, banking and finance, and engineering sectors,” he added.

The Batu Kawan campus is modelled after the “utropolis” in Glenmarie, Shah Alam, Selangor.

Meanwhile, Teh said that KDU Penang boasted a high record of employability with more than 90% of its graduates finding jobs within six months of graduation. She added that the new campus would be equipped with energy-saving features for effective consumption.

Source: TheStar.com.my

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  1. KS Toh
    February 29th, 2016 at 11:13 | #1

    ikea so long oso not yet start piling. what’s going on??

  2. Jody
    March 1st, 2016 at 09:55 | #2

    Rumour says Ikea is not coming.

  3. Hester
    March 1st, 2016 at 16:31 | #3

    Yup…Ikea backing out…give excuse will launch in a few more years

  4. Hester
    March 1st, 2016 at 16:33 | #4

    Hester :
    Yup…Ikea backing out…give excuse will launch in a few more years

    My friend told me last week.

  5. james k
    March 1st, 2016 at 16:52 | #5

    Backing out..or delayed?
    Is your friend working for them?

  6. CommonSense
    March 1st, 2016 at 17:17 | #6

    why dont we ask Penangpropertytalk’s Ken to verify with IKEA/ Ikano?
    He has more leverage than most of us to ask.

  7. KS Toh
    March 2nd, 2016 at 09:13 | #7

    wah then the Vertu Resort, the Vervea how???

  8. LoLz
    March 3rd, 2016 at 12:33 | #8

    Rumour? “my friend”? Come on guys, please give legitimate source of information. Anyone believing things without confirmation obviously don’t know the internet is full of crap.

    https://sg.linkedin.com/in/christian-rojkjaer-04178421

    Why not just call Christian to confirm? I did. And the info is more that substancial.

  9. LoLz
    March 15th, 2016 at 13:04 | #9

    I’m back to laugh at the people who “heard” from their friend that IKEA is pulling out. Was announced yesterday officially that they have submitted their building plans and earthworks is on-going.

    To those that believed their “friends” and they have lost out on the investment opportunity, please go back to these people and ask for compensation for the lost of opportunity.

  10. Ahuat
    March 15th, 2016 at 13:44 | #10

    Lol agreed 100%. There is always someone try to divert our direction. We must stand firm and study the facts to win the race.

  11. aspen
    March 18th, 2016 at 08:34 | #11

    nowadays very easy to access through internet..we can get any info we want anytime.. rumous ikea out ??!! better listen to official website bro…

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