The Johns Hopkins University has ended its partnership with a Malaysian university’s graduate school of medicine in an apparent dispute over late payments, University World News reports.
The medical school at Johns Hopkins had provided services to Perdana University’s parent company, Academic Medical Centre, to help develop a private teaching hospital and a medical school with an American-style curriculum. But Johns Hopkins officials said they had ended the relationship, citing chronic late payments to the institution and its faculty members.
The Malaysian university disagreed about the late payments and said it intended to announce a collaboration with another American university. Perdana said in a statement that its last payment to Johns Hopkins was in May, and that the two parties were “in dispute over whether any further sums are payable and the failure of Johns Hopkins to address the many grievances of AMC and Perdana University.”