Taylor's Foundation in Science Programme in East Malaysia!

In recognition of the high quality Foundation in Science (FIS) programme offered by Taylor’s University, Institut Sinaran signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University recently to also offer the programme at the institute’s campus in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. This is the first franchise programme offered to an external higher education institution by Taylor’s University. 

The signatories at the signing ceremony were Professor Dato’ Dr. Hassan Said, Vice-Chancellor & President, Taylor’s University and Madam Lim Khoon Chin, Chief Executive Officer and Principal of Institut Sinaran. The ceremony was witnessed by Mr. Pradeep Nair, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Taylor’s University and Mr. Lee Kiok What, Vice Principal (Administrative & Academic), Institut Sinaran as well as other staff of Taylor’s.

In his welcome address, Professor Dato’ Dr Hassan said that the Foundation in Science programme is an ideal pre-university course for students wishing to pursue a degree in either Engineering Science or Health Sciences at Taylor’s University. “A project-based learning method is used to help develop problem solving skills and give students a hands-on approach in their learning process,” said Prof. Dato’ Dr Hassan Said. He also mentioned that all programmes offered by Taylor’s University focus on equipping our students with the Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities, with the intention to inculcate key skills such as communication, critical thinking and problem-solving among its graduates to enhance their employability.

Madam Lim Khoon Chin was pleased to note that the collaboration with Taylor’s University is timely for Institut Sinaran, as they move towards a new year and look forward to offer a wider variety of pre-university programmes for the students in East Malaysia. The management of Institut Sinaran is confident that the partnership will be mutually beneficial for both parties and is keen to explore other suitable programmes by Taylor’s University to be offered at the institute’s campus. 

Institut Sinaran was established in 1987 as Sabah Tshung Tsin Pre-University Centre to provide affordable, internationally recognised pre-university qualifications in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. It was upgraded to an institute on 14 July 2002. To date, the institute has a number of 500 students in attendance studying various pre-university programmes in its campus. Their excellent track record of academic performance has garnered the confidence of the public and Institut Sinaran has long been established as the biggest Cambridge GCE A-Level Centre in East Malaysia.