Sunway University College is now officially a University. The proud moment took place recently when it’s Chairman and Chancellor, Y. Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah AO received the official certificate from the Honourable Minister of Higher Education, YB Dato’ Seri Mohd Khaled Nordin, inviting it to be instated as a University.
It’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Bignall said “Under the visionary leadership and support of our Chancellor as well as the dedication and passion of our academics, we are well-positioned to forge ahead in developing and preparing young minds to be effective, visionary and exemplary future citizens and we continue to be encouraged in our endeavours to pursue excellence in education”
Sunway University has grown by leaps and bounds from a small college in 1987 to an award-winning institution with an international student population of more than 10,000 students. It achieved the highest Tier 5 Excellent in the Ministry of Higher Education’s inaugural SETARA rating by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency which places it on par with foreign branch campuses and the best public and private universities in the country, in terms of teaching and learning.
It has established a strong partnership with Lancaster University, a Top 10 UK University and has produced three cohorts of graduates from the Lancaster validated joint degrees. It has a range of Master’s programmes and a PhD (Computing) extending the pathway of study options and inculcating a culture of research and innovation on its campus.
Some of its notable research activities that are being conducted that involve the community are in the areas of Infant Speech Study (Developmental Psychology) and Shuttle Bus Tracking System (Public Display Systems and Interactions).
It has recently added a new partner to its distinguished list of collaborating institutions, the well-regarded and renown institution for excellence in hospitality and the culinary arts, Le Cordon Bleu.