University of Kent Malaysia Alumni Association
The University of Kent has over 1,100 alumni in Malaysia and, in 2011, an alumni association was established to strengthen our links with our alumni in the region. University of Kent alumni who are living or working in Malaysia can be part of the University of Kent Malaysia Association, whether you did a short-term exchange program or a full degree at Kent.
The association supports alumni, current and prospective students and staff in the region, providing a network of advice and information and organising events to connect Kent’s community in Malaysia.
The University hosts an annual reception in Kuala Lumpur (usually in April), attended by members of the alumni association committee and University staff including the Vice-Chancellor. All Malaysia-based alumni are welcome to attend this event.
If you would like to find out more about the Malaysia Alumni Association and receive invitations to their events and other activities, please ensure that the University has your current contact details by registering for our online alumni community. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Kent was delighted in June 2016 to mark the development of a formal partnership with Malaysia's highest ranked HE institution, the University of Malaya (UM).
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Malaysia Alumni Association
The University of Kent Malaysia Alumni Association was launched at a dinner on 1 April 2011 at the Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur, hosted by Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Hughes. A Committee was formed and Dato' Johari Razak agreed to be the first President. The first Committee meeting was held on 23 June 2011 at the Royal Selangor Club. Events have been held annually, in April, since 2011. All alumni in Malaysia are most welcome to attend.
Dato’ Johari Razak R72 (President)
Datuk Datu Harun Datu Mansur R75 (Vice-President)
David Paul D84
Rueben Mathiavaranam R84
Stay in touch
To receive the alumni magazine as well as our alumni e-newsletter and invitations to events in Malaysia, please make sure that the University has up to date contact details for you by registering for the online alumni community.
Find us on Facebook
The Malaysia Alumni Association can now be found on Facebook! Like our page to find out more about upcoming events and activities.
Follow us on Twitter
Follow @UniKentAlumni for news from the University and from your fellow alumni.
News and events
The alumni events calendar lists all upcoming events. To ensure that you receive an invitation, make sure we have your contact details!
Malaysia Alumni Reception Spring 2015
The University of Kent hosted its 50th anniversary celebrations at the Hilton in Kuala Lumpur on Monday 13 April 2015.
Over 130 alumni and friends attended the event, which was hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow.
Malaysia Alumni Reception Spring 2014
Alumni in Malaysia attended a reception on Tuesday 1st April 2014 held at the Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, hosted by Professor Dame Julia M. Goodfellow, Vice-Chancellor, and the Malaysia Alumni Association.
The event featured an update on the latest news from Kent along with details of the University's 50th anniversary plans.
Malaysia Alumni Reception Spring 2013
On 29 April 2013 the Malaysian Alumni Association and Professor Dame Julia M. Goodfellow, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent, hosted a reception for alumni at the Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
New Graduates Event 2012
On 29 August the University celebrated its new graduates by hosting a special dinner at the Royal Selangor Club.
Press coverage for the University
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Julia M Goodfellow, was interviewed by The Star during her visit to Kuala Lumpur in April 2012, and featured in BizWeek on Saturday 12 May 2012.
Malaysia Alumni Dinner 2012
The 2012 Malaysia Alumni Dinner was held at the Crown Plaza on Friday 20 April. Hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Julia M Goodfellow, the event was attended by approximately 90 alumni and friends of the University of Kent in Malaysia. The dinner was also featured in The Star on Tuesday 8 May.
Malaysia Alumni Dinner 2011
The 2011 Malaysia Alumni Dinner was held at the Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur on 1 April 2011, hosted by Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Hughes.
Malaysia Alumni events 2010
On Thursday 25 March 2010, an informal alumni event was held in Kuala Lumpur. An informal gathering was also held in November 2010, hosted by Professor Alex Hughes, Pro-Vice-Chancellor External.
Malaysia Alumni Reception 2009
On 14 November 2009 Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Hughes hosted an alumni reception at the Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur for alumni in Malaysia.
The University currently has 157 students from Malaysia, studying at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Information for Malaysian students can be found on our International Development website.
Partnerships and exchanges
The University of Kent signed a memorandum of understanding with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2008 and a student exchange agreement with the School of Biosciences was signed in 2011.