Taylor's University, Kuala Lumpur
The University began working with Taylor's College (as it then was) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2002. Since that time, Taylor's has grown to be a leading private higher education institution and was granted University status in 2010. Taylor's University delivers programmes across a wide range of subject areas and, since 2004, the University's School of Law has twinned with Taylor's to deliver its qualifying LLB programme in Kuala Lumpur. Students spend one to two years at Taylor's before transferring to Reading for their final year(s).
The curriculum at Taylor's is identical to that delivered in Reading and the University's School of Law staff have played an active part in students' education from day one of the programme. At the end of their three years, students are awarded a Reading law degree.
Over two hundred students have successfully graduated from this programme, which has been accredited by professional law bodies in both Malaysia and the UK. It has provided fantastic opportunities for staff and students to engage in intellectual and cultural exchange; indeed, the summer of 2010 saw the first cohort of Reading-based students transfer to Taylor's to complete a module on Malaysian constitutional law and undertake work placements with top Malaysian law firms. A new initiative, between the two institutions, will see the introduction of a credit transfer programme in 2012.