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In June 2010, Education@Iskandar signed a landmark agreement with top maritime institutes from the Netherlands – Maritiem Instituut Willem Barentsz (MIWB) and Maritiem Instituut de Ruyter (MIR), the operating company of NMIT jointly owned by Malaysian and Dutch partners.

It welcomed its first intake of about 240 students in 2011 at a temporary campus located in Johor Bahru. The students and school moved to its permanent campus in EduCity's Multi-Varsity Enterprise Complex in 2012.

NMIT specialises in maritime education and providing solutions to the maritime industry.

Enrolment is expected to reach 1,600 students in 2015. NMIT offers Diploma, Bachelor and Master programmes in transport, shipping, seafaring, maritime and logistics management.

Malaysia is one of the top-ten countries in the shipping industry and NMIT will play a significant role in nurturing well-trained marine professionals in Malaysia to meet the increasing demand for industry experts worldwide.

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