Record growth at Murdoch Singapore prompts new academic appointments

December 11, 2014

Murdoch Singapore reports record growth Murdoch University continues to go from strength to strength in Singapore with three new academic appointments in December and the expansion of the Murdoch Singapore Office.

Dr Sumesh Nair has been appointed Lecturer in Marketing, Dr Moazzem Hossain a Lecturer in Accounting, and Ms Ajantha Thinakaran a Lecturer in Business Law. All three will commence their new positions at Murdoch Singapore this month.

Murdoch Singapore Dean, Associate Professor Peter Waring welcomed all three new appointments and the expertise they bring to the University.

“Dr’s Nair and Hossain and Ms Thinakaran are assets to Murdoch Singapore, each bringing with them significant expertise in their fields that will benefit the students enrolled in their units,” he said.

“These academic appointments and record growth in student enrolments are consistent with Murdoch’s strategy to become the leading Australian university in Singapore.

“Since 2009, we’ve reported an increase of more than 300 per cent in student enrolments – a testament to the quality learning and teaching experience that Murdoch Singapore offers its students.”

In addition to continued growth in student and staff numbers, Murdoch Singapore is also making significant gains in the research space following a recent grant from the Singapore Innovation and Productivity Institute. The $500,000 grant was awarded to a team of Murdoch academics to study productivity and innovation issues in the manufacturing sector in Singapore.

In January 2014 the University established a subsidiary company in Singapore (Murdoch Singapore Pte Ltd) to enhance in-country support for transnational education activities. With more than 5500 students studying Murdoch degree programs in Singapore, establishing the Murdoch Singapore Pte Ltd confirms the University’s commitment to delivering an outstanding student learning experience with plans to support a broader range of degree programs and research initiatives in 2015.

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