16 May 2015 – The International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with its Partner University, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, United Kingdom. The Memorandum was jointly signed at the University’s campus at Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur by IMU’s President, YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Abu Bakar Suleiman and the Head of Institute and Professor of Neuroscience, Prof Philip Winn. The signing was witnessed by Professor of Pharmacology and Deputy Head and Director of Finance in University of Strathclyde, Prof Robin Plevin, Senior Lecturer and Director of the MPharm Programme, University of Strathclyde, Dr Anne Boyter, IMU’s Vice President, Prof Peter Pook, IMU’s Vice President for Research, Prof Mak Joon Wah, IMU’s Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies, Prof Chu Wan Loy, many important invited guests and postgraduate students. The MOU was signed with the objective of promoting students and staff mobility for the broadening of academic, professional and cultural perspectives. It also provides opportunities for collaboration on research and development activities, including industry product development, using either or both universities’ existing research infrastructure and expertise. It also provides a platform for the sharing of industry and academic knowledge and use of facilities for teaching of students, training of lecturers and provision of Professional Development. The University of Strathclyde has been one of IMU’s Partner Universities with a collaborative programme in MPharm with the Pharmacy School since 1996. This has now expanded to include articulation programmes in Psychology and Biomedical Science. The partnership through the MPharm programme with IMU has produced over 1,100 graduates. There are also Strathclyde lecturers coming at IMU and IMU staff going to Strathclyde on teaching secondments each year. The University of Strathclyde was founded in 1796 as ‘the place of useful learning’ and is committed to the advancement of society through the pursuit of excellence in research, education and knowledge exchange. Strathclyde is Scotland’s third largest University with over 15,000 students from more than 100 countries who are attracted by its excellent academic reputation and stimulating study environment. The University is recognised as a centre of teaching excellence and a leading international technological University.