A delegation of academic faculty members and senior staff from Drake University in the USA recently visited Taylor's University, delivering a range of Guest Lectures to our American degree transfer students.
The American degree transfer program (ADP) students at Taylor's University have many opportunities - from getting to meet with President Obama to hearing directly from staff at leading US universities.
Taylor's University recently welcomed a senior delegation from Drake University. Drake is a well–respected mid–sized, private university based in Des Moines, Iowa. The University has had a long relationship with Malaysia, and Drake hosts the Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship. Past 'Invited Lecturers' to that Center have include the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug, Fulbright Center President Harriet Fulbright.
The delegation to the Lakeside Campus also brought with them their 2015 Global Practitioner in Residence Ms. Noripah Kamso. She has served as the Chief Executive Officer at CIMB Principal Islamic Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. During their visit their academic staff also delivered a series of Guest Lectures. Professor Lisa Gardner spoke on "Actuarial Science and Risk Management", Professor Daniel Alexander spoke on "Calculus, its history and Leibniz's harmonic triangle" and the Vice-Provost for International Programs, Professor Christa Olson spoke on "Understanding American Culture". Dr. Anindita Dasgupta, the Acting Dean of the ADP program said that, "This was yet another great opportunity for our students to be exposed to a range of senior US faculty members, and we look forward to having more Drake University staff spend time at Taylor's in the near future".
ADP students typically complete two-years of American classes and credits at Taylor's University before transferring to the university of their choice in the USA. As a mid-sized university, Drake offers the benefits and resources of a larger institution along with the advantages of intimate class sizes and close personal relationships. To find out more about ADP and the transfer opportunities click here.