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Murdoch University’s History in Transnational Education

Murdoch University first became involved in the provision of overseas education through its Business School in Singapore in 1991 with the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF). This was followed shortly thereafter in Malaysia with Kolej Damansara Utama (KDU), KDU Penang, Sibu and Kota Kinabalu. All of the initial TNE offerings were undergraduate business degree programs. In the early 2000's, Murdoch partnered with the Singapore Manufacturing Federation to offer its degree courses - relationship which ended in 2014. In 2010, a new partnership with Kaplan Singapore began which continues today, while the relationship with KDU in Malaysia ended in 2013. Murdoch University also began offering its courses in Dubai in 2008; first with an infrastructure provider called Global and, since January 2019, with Navitas. In 2018, Murdoch became the first Australian University to offer degree courses in Myanmar through Kaplan Myanmar University College (suspended in 2021). The University’s TNE enterprise has grown from 585 students in 2005 to 5,976 students in 2021.