|Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya|
50603 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 603-7967 6920/4645
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Website : http://aei.um.edu.my
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The Asia-Europe Institute has successfully established itself as one of Southeast Asia?s leading institutions for postgraduate research and teaching in the area of social sciences. The origins of the AEI can be traced back to the idea of establishing closer higher education linkages between Asia and Europe under the provisions of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) initiative in 1996. With a philosophy of enhancing Asia-Europe relations, AEI aims to foster exchange of students and scholars with a view to develop better understanding of the cultures, histories, politics, institutions, economics, business and legal practices of both regions.
In 1997, the Government of Malaysia established the Asia-Europe Centre (AEC), the first step towards Asia-Europe University cooperation in education, designed to support the Four Pillars of the ASEM process. Three years after its inception, on 2 January 2000, the AEC was transformed into a full-fledged academic institution. It was renamed Asia-Europe Institute (AEI) and is hosted by the University of Malaya, the oldest university in Malaysia.
Over the years, AEI has received staunch support from the Government of Malaysia, working in partnership with other ASEM countries. It reflects Malaysia?s commitment to internationalizing higher education and advancing the idea of AEI as an ?educational infrastructure and network of knowledge for Asia and Europe in the twenty-first century?.
AEI aims to be the place where intellectual discourses are held. Key issues on intensifying globalization and the regionalization of environment, international business, innovation and technologies and inter-regional relations between Asia and Europe are discussed. Further, AEI promotes collaborative research with academic as well as government and private sectors. Our research pillars and range of international postgraduate courses indicate the breadth and quality of expertise that AEI can bring to bear. As such, our postgraduate students are central to the realization of a collaborative and innovative education hub for the future.
The Asia-Europe Institute offers a range of International Master?s degree programmes tailored to the academic background and career needs of students. These programmes offer a number of unique characteristics that will appeal to students from Asia, Europe and the rest of the world.
AEI offers four International Master?s programmes in the following subjects:
In addition, AEI also conducts Ph.D programmes in Social Sciences and Humanities which is research driven.
The Master?s programmes start in September while the Ph.D programmes may begin at any time during the academic year.
AEI has a first class specialised Library and Documentation Centre which carries all the reference materials on the students? reading list and provides resources needed for the programmes of study. It also offers access to an increasing range of full-text electronic information resource such as newspapers, journals, and useful websites. In addition, all students have access to the Main Library of the University of Malaya which houses the largest collection of books and journals in the country.
Student Support Services & Facilities
AEI also provides student support services and facilities, such as the following:
Students may also utilize the services and facilities that are made available on campus such as the following: