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ABOUT US

First City University College

First City University College (formerly known as KBU International College) has an excellent track record of producing highly employable graduates, entrepreneurs and award-winners through its quality teaching and learning capabilities. This is achieved through a dedicated teaching staff with strong industry experience, collaborations with reputable overseas universities and well-established companies, and its specially-designed courses at competitive fees.

With its new recognition, First City UC now offers dual award degrees with its collaborative international partners, as well as its own homegrown degrees.

In view of its expanding students’ population and in line with its aspiration to provide the best teaching and learning experience, First City UC is increasing its facilities with lecture rooms, studios, seminar rooms, workshops, state-of-the-art laboratories, IT Centre, library and MBA Centre, and on-campus student accommodation with recreational facilities in the new Phase II ‘green’ building.

 

ACADEMIC STRENGTH

First City University College

Its programmes are:

  • fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
  • relevant to the needs of the industry, as they are specially crafted to enhance the employability of graduates
  • delivered by a highly qualified team of dedicated lecturers who are equipped with a range of teaching and commercial industry experience
  • complemented by the availability of state-of-the-art facilities such as computer labs, library with e-library facilities and electronic databases

 

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

FACULTY OF ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES

First City University College

The faculty offers foundation, diploma and degree programmes in business related disciplines. Four of its degree programmes: BA (Hons) Business Management, BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance, BA (Hons) Marketing and Master of Business Administration (MBA) are offered in collaboration with the institution’s longstanding United Kingdom partner university, the Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). Students who pursue these programmes will receive two degree certificates; one from First City UC and one from ARU. Additionally, the faculty launched a brand new homegrown degree in Mass Communication as a pathway to its existing Diploma programme in the same field of study and an upcoming degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

 

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING & COMPUTING

First City University College

The faculty offers home-grown foundation, diploma and degree programmes, all specially-crafted to meet the demands of the fast-changing industry which is constantly innovating itself to keep up with the digital world. Degrees in Electronic Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science (Intelligent Systems) and Information Systems (Business Management) equip students with skills and techniques in programming, application development, information analysis and many other applications of IT in business operations that are relevant to the demands of employers around the world. The curriculum for Electronic Engineering programme is approved by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM); providing students with a clear pathway to achieve professional engineer status.
With the use of advanced software tools and commercial products in its state-of-the-art engineering and computing laboratories such as Mainframe Computing Technology and Mentor Graphics, students can experiment and develop their practical skills.

 

FACULTY OF DESIGN & BUILT ENVIRONMENT

First City University College

The faculty offers bachelor’s degree programmes in Graphic Design, Interior Architecture & Design and Furniture & Product Design in addition to Foundation in Art & Design and Diplomas in Interactive Design and Interior Design. It provides ample studio space, up-to-date computer hardware and software, print studios, workshops, photo labs, and a range of other equipment such as 3D printers to facilitate students in their projects.

 

 

CENTRE FOR FOUNDATION STUDIES

First City University College

The centre offers pre-university and matriculation programmes which are specially designed for students with SPM, GCE O-Level or equivalent qualifications. Students have the option of pursuing GCE A-Levels, Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) or CDC German Language, which is a preparatory course for pursuing engineering degrees in Germany.

 

CENTRE FOR LANGUAGE & EXTENSION SERVICE

The Centre offers both English and German intensive language programmes to equip students with proficiency to master the languages via preparation classes categorised to basic, intermediate and advanced levels.

 

THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE

First City University College

Strategically located in Petaling Jaya’s urban towncentre surrounded by commercial and residential areas, First City UC students can lead a wholesome lifestyle with connectivity via the new MRT system and public transportation to entertainment centres, food and beverage outlets, and commercial areas with complete amenities within Bandar Utama. All these facilities which are available at their doorstep combined with quality education ensure students are well-provided for, which in turn will allow them to focus on pursuing their academic goals.
Students are part of a vibrant, multi-cultural community with a healthy mix of local and international peers. With the various clubs and events which would require students’ active participation, the institution provides opportunities for students to sharpen various soft skills.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

First City University College

There are various scholarships to assist students in financing their studies:

  • Founder's Scholarship - Teo Soo Cheng Foundation
  • First City UC Merit Scholarship
  • First City UC Bursary Award
  • First City UC UEC Scholarship
  • First City UC Student Leader & Top Office Bearer Scholarship
  • First City UC Sports Scholarship
  • First City UC Sibling Incentive
  • First City UC Alumni Incentive
  • Children of Government School Teachers Incentive

Courses Offered

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Pre-University/Foundation Studies
1.
Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT)
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 10 Mths
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Foundation in Art & Design
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 1 Yr (3 semesters)
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3.
Foundation in Business Administration
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 1 year (3 semesters)
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4.
Foundation in Engineering, Science & Technology
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 1 Yr (3 semesters)
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GCE A Levels
Level: Pre-University/Foundation Studies
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 3 Sem
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Diploma Level
1.
Dip. in Mechatronics
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 2 1/3 Yrs (7 semesters)
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2.
Diploma in Business Administration
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 2 Years (6 semesters)
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3.
Diploma in Electronic Engineering
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 2 1/3 Yrs (7 semesters)
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4.
Diploma in Graphic Design
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): Refer to University
Duration: 2 1/3 Years
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Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Management
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 2 Years (6 semesters)
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Diploma in Information System (Business Management)
Level: Diploma Level
Duration: 2 1/3 Yrs
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Diploma in Information Technology
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 2 Yrs (6 semesters)
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8.
Diploma in Information Technology (Mobile Computing)
Level: Diploma Level
Duration: 2 1/3 years
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9.
Diploma in Interior Design
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 2 1/3 Yrs (7 semesters)
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Diploma in Mass Communication
Level: Diploma Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 2 years (6 semesters)
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Bachelor's Degree Level
1.
BA (Hons) International Business
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 3 years (6 semesters)
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2.
Bac. of Electronic Engineering (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 4 Yrs ( 8 semesters)
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3.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business Management
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 3 Yrs (3+0)
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4.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion Marketing
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): Refer to University
Duration: 3 Years
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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Furniture and Product Design
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 semesters)
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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Graphic Design
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 semesters)
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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 3 1/2 Yrs (6 semesters) + 6 month of Industrial Training
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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Marketing
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 3 Yrs (3+0)
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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Mass Communication
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 semesters)
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10.
Bachelor of Business with Psychology (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 3 years (6 semesters)
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Bachelor of Computer Science (Intelligent Systems) (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): Please refer to univ.
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 semesters)
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Bachelor of Information Systems (Hons) in Business Management
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): Please refer to univ.
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 semesters)
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13.
Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile Computing)(Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Duration: 3 years
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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Accounting & Finance
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 3 Years (6 semesters)
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15.
Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 3 Yrs (6 semesters)
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Masters Degree Level
1.
MA Design Management
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 1 year
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2.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: FT: 1 - 1 1/2 Yrs PT: 2 Yrs
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3.
Master of Design Environment
Level: Masters Degree Level
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 1 year
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1.
CDC German Language
Level:
Fees (Local): Please refer to univ.
Duration: 18 Mths
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2.
Intensive English Language
Level:
Fees (Local): Refer to Univ.
Duration: 1 Yr
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Contact Details

First City University College

Address:
No 1, Persiaran Bukit Utama
Bandar Utama
47800 Petaling Jaya
Selangor

Type: Private University & University College

Tel: 603-7727 3200
Fax: 603-7727 2733
Website: http://www.firstcity.edu.my

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Student Testimonials

Chen Weng Kin - President, Product Design and Development Consulting company,China

BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering

In 1992, KBU was one of the first colleges offering a higher local diploma with a pathway to a Bachelor’s degree and ties to British university. It had been 20 years since I left KBU but I still remember and appreciate the dedication shown by its teaching staff towards ensuring that we were well-equipped when we graduate. They played a major role in my successful career.


Chris Leong - Director of Strategy, A Fintech start-up

BEng (Hons) Electronics & Computing

It is a convenient place for me to study and KBU has a good reputation in Engineering. I enjoyed the course and the experience, especially since the engineering course has a lot of students who are strong technically; it provided us with a very competitive yet conducive environment.


Christine, Chen Xiao Ling - Global Payroll Manager

BA (Hons) Business Administration

I chose to study at First City UC as it has a very conducive environment that provides students with a very comfortable feeling. The course is well planned and the lecturers are experienced. I strongly recommend First City UC to students because you hardly can find an environment that offers you a “university feeling” in the city. You can enjoy sports after study or continue reading a book in the campus to suit your preference for action or reflection. Also, the quality of the lectures is always up to expectation.


Dr. Tan Yeow Kee - Founder & CEO, Home Monitoring System

BTEC HND in Computer Studies

KBU has provided me with the right mentor and most conducive environment to explore beyond the curriculum, where the sky is the limit. Through such experience, I have learnt to always seek innovation and continue to invent things that can make the world a better place for everyone.


Lau Yi Lin

Master of Business Administration

The flexibility of the Master of Business Administration course offered by First City UC motivated me to study here. Through this course I am equipped with broader business knowledge and project management skills. It provided me the golden opportunity to study with working professionals in the business field. Eventually, I have successfully enhanced my relationships with other MBA students which helped me to generate useful professional networking contacts. Today, I am more confident when it comes to providing corporate presentations at work in one of the most prestigious multinational corporations (MNC) in the pharmaceutical industry. Last but not least, the combination of my MBA and ACCA achievements has significantly improved my career growth as well as my leadership expertise in the business world.


Lim Chin Sian

Master of Business Administration

The pursuit for a master degree was one of my personal goals since I was starting my career life. Enrolling in the Anglia Ruskin MBA programme was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The MBA programme conducted by First City UC provides the same accreditation as the UK programme, however at a lower cost. I could continue to work full time while attending weekend classes. It provided the opportunity to meet other students from different professional backgrounds which is priceless. Most importantly, it has transformed my life and career tremendously in a manner that helped me confidently reposition my career and life. It also inspired me to think how to consistently stay competitive in the job market.


Lim Ching Wen - Airline Service Management

Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management

First City University College provided me a solution to my indecision over what course to take because I was not sure what I wanted to do for the future. It gave me an opportunity to study the course I am interested in. No doubt, it was the best choice that I made. With its central location, friendly atmosphere, the quality of facilities and most importantly the quality of the lecturers and education here, I would recommend my friends to study here. In addition, First City UC gave me the opportunity to study abroad. Through its partner HTMi, I did my degree in Switzerland for a year and had the best experience meeting people from all over the world. I would like to thank First City UC for this.


Liu Bo - Statutory Compliance Manager

BA (Hons) Business Administration

I love the environment in First City UC. It is centrally located and very convenient. After class, I like to study in the library and relax at the green playground. The college staff are very friendly and helpful. The lecturers often use real-life examples in the class which has taken my learning beyond theory. I have also learnt to apply my knowledge to coursework carried out in various forms, e.g. working in teams, conducting research, giving presentations, etc. I have also made many good friends, some have become very close to me. This is a positive place to further my education and the experience has broadened my horizon.


Mah Foong Yee

Master of Business Administration

I have always been passionate about continuous learning and development. After working with large corporations like Maybank, Hong Leong Assurance and 13 years with General Electric, I decided to study for my Master of Business Administration from Anglia Ruskin University, at First City University College. The curriculum using case studies delivered by experienced lecturers opened my eyes to many different aspects of business considerations and strategies, especially in the current turbulent business environment. With my MBA and corporate experience and business knowledge, I am currently teaching at Monash College in Melbourne.


Michael Yong - Chief Operating Officer, Security Systems Solution company

BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering

I was among the earliest batch to enrol with KBU when it first started. At that time, KBU was operating from a shoplot in Damansara Utama before moving to the current main campus. The lecturers were very committed and sincere when it comes to ensuring the well-being of the students. They were always patient with us. Their daily effort has made us realise that education is very important and gave us a new purpose in life. This is where I built up my character and motivation in many aspects of my life.


Ong Wen Yung

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electronics & Computing

I enrolled in KBU International College in 1998 to do engineering. My choice was influenced by the well-equipped engineering and computer laboratories. The sports facilities and large compound provide an opportunity for me to experience campus life. The syllabus and teaching style is much towards application that mirrors the real world. Lecturers are kind enough to provide me extra help in addition to the lectures and tutorials. I have also gained much valuable leadership experience and organisation and social skills in the active clubs and societies, especially in the Student Council and Christian Fellowship, under the guidance of dedicated college staff. These have enabled me to become a mature adult with the skills necessary to enter working life seamlessly.


Ooi Yoong Fuang

B.Eng (Hons) Electrical & Electronics Engineering

I personally like physics and maths a lot, thus, I chose to engineering after my secondary education. KBU International College appeared to have the best engineering faculty (E & E & E & C) after reviewing information I had gathered about engineering courses provided by all the colleges in Malaysia. Hence without any doubt, I selected KBU International College to continue my tertiary education in order to pursue my dream to be an engineer. I am grateful to have chosen this college as not only are the lecturers experienced and helpful, the facilities here are excellent.


Phang Jo Yee - Manager, Mobile Application Development company

BSc (Hons) Information Communication Technology

The student welfare was very good-pleasant service and communication between the students and staff. The environment and course structure were great. The highlight, however, are the lecturers. I have studied in different institutions and none of them has the warmth I experienced in First City UC. You will know they are great when time flies during classes and you still meet up for lunch years after graduation.


Sam Choon Hong - Assistant Customer Relations Manager

Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management

I like studying at First City UC. The friendliness of students from different courses created a cozy study environment. I had an opportunity to study very interesting subjects on Tourism Management, Law and Marketing and gained a lot of knowledge.The practical classes on accommodation, kitchen and event management were very challenging and provided a good experience for me. Furthermore the lecturers were very professional and patient in guiding me.


Sarah Lee

Master of Business Administration

The assignment-based MBA course offered by Anglia Ruskin University and conducted by KBU International College, now elevated to First City University College, was workable for me. I could juggle my time management between working in Singapore and Cambodia, attending classes back in KBU (Malaysia) on weekends and working on assignments. In the first year, I commuted 10 hours every weekend from Singapore to attend classes. In the subsequent and final year, I flew back from Phnom Penh (Cambodia) to Malaysia every weekend to attend classes.The MBA had enriched my knowledge, inculcated critical and analytical thinking skills. I thoroughly benefitted from the MBA course in both personal and professional development.


Sim Chen Chin Beng

B.Eng (Hons) Electronics & Computing

After studying in KBU International College for all these three years, I feel so lucky that I’m one of the students of this college. It provides a good study environment and facilities. Now that I have successfully completed the course, I’m truly grateful to have great support from my lecturers. Thank you, KBU.


Vince Tan - Co-Founding CEO, Digital Marketing Agency, Social Property

BSc (Hons) Computer Studies

The college had a friendly environment, as most of the lecturers and staff were always courteous and warm. They were also very approachable, which made the students feel comfortable in getting their advice and guidance. I would recommend First City UC because they have courses which are industry-relevant.


Ali Akhbar Kabirian, Iran

Even though I’m thousand miles away from home, I still feel happy and comfortable living here in Malaysia. I find the people around me to be very kind and helpful. I have no problems at all adapting to my new environment.


Baek Ji Yeon, Korea

Being a Korean, I would have chosen an institution in the US to learn English. But, now I know I’ve made the right choice. I’ve no regrets.





Laura Wahyudi, Indonesia

Foundation in Art and Design

I am very impressed that KBU is able to offer an environment that is very conducive to learning despite being located in a prime commercial district. What makes the place great is that the campus is so calm and peaceful, and yet it is just within walking distance to good eateries and shopping places. This is the college where students can expect a balanced education. Teaching and learning is supported by great facilities while the in-campus sports and recreational facilities offer students a great environment for personal development.


Li Yue, China

KBU offers a very good learning environment to all students. The facilities are good and the teaching staff always goes the extra mile for the students.





Marisa A.O. Chukwumah, Nigeria

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

My name is Marisa A.O. Chukwumah. I spent a very good year at KBU and, as an International Student from Nigeria, I can say that the lecturers, the students and most importantly the environment are perfect - good and conducive learning environment.




Nam Ui-yeong, South Korea

I’ve certainly benefited from the international community at KBU. In my class alone, I have friends from more than nine countries. I find the whole learning experience at KBU to be very stimulating.






Nguyen Thi Thamh Lam, Vietnam

English, Final Year

My name is Lam and I am 16 years old. I have been living in Malaysia since April 2003. My friend in my country introduced me to come to KBU to study. When I first came to Malaysia, I was really homesick and I missed my parents and my friends. However, I’m happy now because I have made a lot of new friends here. All my teachers are very kind to me and I think I did not make a mistake when I chose to study at this college. Besides, the quality of education is good and cheap.

Furthermore, I can get a degree from the UK, which is my dream. I want to get this for my parents and it will also be really good for my future.


Nguyen Thi Van Anh, Vietnam

I find the living cost in Malaysia to be very affordable, just like my home country, Vietnam. Even with a small allowance, I believe everyone can still live comfortably here.


Pan Chen, China

Engineering - 3 years

Being an engineering student, I cannot help but read and write many reports. The basics that I’ve learned in the Intensive English Programme have certainly been helpful in preparing me for these challenging tasks.


Taing Chung Ly, Cambodia

There are students from seven different countries in my current class. By just mingling with them, I’ve already gained invaluable learning experience.




Ye Phuong Hoang, Vietnam

English, Higher Basic

My name is Hoang and I’m 19 years old. I come from Vietnam where I live in Hanoi City. I came here with my mum last year. KBU had previously come to my country to introduce about its courses. After that, my mum decided to let me pursue my study here. When I first came here, I couldn’t speak English well. But now, after 6 months studying here, I can speak better English and I am enjoying it very much and promise to study hard. I live in the hostel, which is a safe and convenient place for me as I can buy everything near my hostel and can access to anywhere easily. In addition, I also like the weather here. I hope that I can pass my subjects and obtain the certificate. KBU is a good college for me.

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