Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Pulled Out Of Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine (Pugsom)

Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine (Pugsom)
The Malaysian Insider:
After a four-year alliance, the world-renowned Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has pulled out of Malaysia's Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine (Pugsom), citing frequent late payments as the reason.
In 2006, Singapore government had problem with Johns Hopkins too!

Inside Higher Ed wrote:
And after a Hopkins spokesman was quoted in the Singapore press as saying that the nation-state did not fulfill its end of the bargain, the country's science agency released a blistering counterattack. In it, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research said that Singapore had provided more than $50 million to pay for the program, but that Hopkins had failed to meet specific obligations.
Why would Malaysian government partner with Johns Hopkins in the first place?

Update: Perdana University, in a press release, disputed the claim that late payment was the issue, the real issue according to Perdana University is the failure of Johns Hopkins University to address the many grievances of AMC and Perdana University.