Malaysia: University of Wollongong to acquire RSDH College

The University of Wollongong is to acquire Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare College (RSDH College), the nursing college of Malaysian healthcare group Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care.

Financial terms have not been disclosed.

“By combining a world-class, top 200 university with an exceptional, pioneering healthcare provider in South-east Asia, we will be able to offer world-class health education that produces well-trained nurses and health service professionals Malaysia needs,” said UOW Global Enterprises managing director and group chief executive Marisa Mastroianni.

The proposed acquisition would see the college’s nursing and health services programs be jointly branded, with Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care continuing to provide eligible students with enrolment sponsorships and internship placements at its three hospitals in Malaysia for the next five years.

The college’s existing agreements with other healthcare providers for enrolment sponsorships and internship placements will continue under UOW Malaysia ownership.

Founded in 1995, RSDH College is one of the pioneers in healthcare education in Malaysia. It is registered with the Ministry of Higher Education as a Higher Education Provider and the programmes offered by the college are accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).