Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Kolej Laila Taib萊拉泰益學院

砂拉越首席部長泰益瑪目,星期一為座落在詩巫舊機場跑道的砂拉越聯合學院重新命名為他的夫人,萊拉泰益學院.這項命名,也宣告了砂拉越聯合學院從此走入歷史.在拿名儀式上,也舉行了追思萊拉泰益和敘述她的一生經歷. Chief Minister of Sarawak, Pehin Sri Taib Mahmud, declared open Kolej Laila Taib last Monday in Sibu. the renaming meant Sarawak United College is now only a name to be recorded in history. what a pity, or is it a relief?
這間學院,說是要在2012年升格為大學,不過是附屬於大學的學院University College. Kolej Laila Taib will be elevated to University College status by 2012.

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  1. In the United Kingdom, the term university college is used to denote an institution that teaches degree programmes, and may carry out research, but is not recognised as a university. All university colleges must have independent taught degree awarding powers (though some still choose to have their degrees awarded by other institutions). Like "University", the title "University College" is legally protected, and its use requires government approval. Many university colleges became universities in September 2005 with others seeking to gain the status within the following years.

    Many well established British universities started out as university colleges, teaching external degrees of the University of London. Examples include the University of Nottingham (which was University College Nottingham when D. H. Lawrence attended) and the University of Exeter, which until 1955 was the University College of the South West of England. This was the recognised route for establishing new universities in the United Kingdom during the first half of the twentieth century.

    A related, but slightly different, use of the term existed in the federal University of Wales; some of its constituent colleges took titles such as "University College Swansea". These colleges were to all intents and purposes independent universities (the University of Wales' powers being largely restricted to the formal awarding of degrees). In 1996, the University of Wales was reorganised to admit two former higher education institutions and the older members became "Constituent Institutions" rather than colleges, being renamed along the lines of University of Wales, Swansea.

    There are several specific British institutions named "University College", including, but not limited to:

    * University College, Oxford is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford; founded in 1249, it claims to be the oldest Oxbridge college.
    * University College London is the oldest of the constituent colleges of the federal University of London, and one of the largest institutions of higher education in the United Kingdom. Like the colleges within the University of Wales, it is to many intents and purposes an independent university but, in contrast, has made no moves towards altering its name, and shares substantial academic and support resources with other colleges of the University.
    * University College, Durham is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Durham; founded in 1832, it is the foundation Durham college.
    * Wolfson College, Cambridge was named University College from its foundation in 1965 until its endowment by the Wolfson Foundation in 1972.

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