Your univer­sity of choice

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WHEN choos­ing a univer­sity, one has to choose wisely and take into ac­count the qual­ity of the pro­grammes of­fered and the rep­u­ta­tion of the in­sti­tu­tion.

Owned and gov­erned by Malaysia’s largest education- fo­cused so­cial en­ter­prise the Jef­frey Cheah Foun­da­tion ( JCF), Sun­way Univer­sity to­gether with 12 other in­sti­tu­tions un­der the Sun­way Education Group is com­mit­ted to nur­tur­ing and trans­form­ing lives through education.

This is in line with the phi­los­o­phy of founder and chair­man Tan Sri Jef­frey Cheah’s be­lief that education leads to bet­ter fu­ture and lives.

“As a stal­wart sup­porter of the na­tion’s education aims, the Sun­way Education Group through the JCF aims to en­sure sus­tain­able qual­ity education for present and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions of stu­dents,” says Prof Graeme Wilkinson, vice- chan­cel­lor of Sun­way Univer­sity.

Sun­way Univer­sity works closely in part­ner­ship with world- class part­ners Lan­caster Univer­sity and Le Cor­don Bleu In­ter­na­tional, of­fer­ing premier education with in­ter­na­tional recog­ni­tion.

In its part­ner­ship with Lan­caster Univer­sity, Sun­way Univer­sity’s home­grown de­grees in the ar­eas of busi­ness, psy­chol­ogy, com­mu­ni­ca­tions, com­put­ing and in­for­ma­tion sys­tems as well as life sci­ences are val­i­dated by Lan­caster Univer­sity.

Through its part­ner­ship with Le Cor­don Bleu, Sun­way Univer­sity’s in­ter­na­tional hos­pi­tal­ity man­age­ment and culi­nary man­age­ment de­grees are ac­cred­ited by Le Cor­don Bleu, the famed global in­sti­tu­tion for culi­nary education.

Sun­way Univer­sity also of­fers cour­ses in nurs­ing, the cre­ative arts, as well as the Amer­i­can De­gree Trans­fer Pro­gram.

“In our ef­forts to up­hold the de­liv­ery of qual­ity education, the univer­sity is also im­port­ing tal­ents and aca­demic staff with the best knowl­edge in its part­ner­ship with Lan­caster Univer­sity, which is cur­rently ranked ninth in the United King­dom,” says Prof Wilkinson.

“In mov­ing for­ward to be­com­ing the coun­try’s in­ter­na­tional education hub, Sun­way Univer­sity is col­lab­o­rat­ing on all fronts with world ex­perts on cam­pus. Be­sides part­ner­ing with Lan­caster Univer­sity and Le Cor­don Bleu, the univer­sity also part­ners with Univer­sity of Ox­ford, Univer­sity of Cam­bridge and Har­vard Univer­sity,” he says.

Last year, a dec­la­ra­tion was signed by Tan Sri Dr Jef­frey Cheah with the Univer­sity of Ox­ford, stat­ing aca­demic and cul­tural pro­ject col­lab­o­ra­tions be­tween JCF and Univer­sity of Ox­ford.

In the same year, a his­toric agree­ment was signed in Cam­bridge lead­ing to the ap­point­ment of two Jef­frey Cheah Pro­fes­so­rial Fellows in Gonville & Caius Col­lege, Univer­sity of Cam­bridge.

Mean­while, es­tab­lish­ing the Jef­frey Cheah Pro­fes­sor­ship and the Jef­frey Cheah Vis­it­ing Pro­fes­sor­ship as well as the Jef­frey Cheah Fel­low­ship and the Jef­frey Cheah Travel Grants at Har­vard Univer­sity en­sures a flow of pro­fes­sors, post­grad­u­ate stu­dents, re­searchers and schol­ars who are an­tic­i­pated to help de­velop and upgrade aca­demic stan­dards of teach­ing and re­search at Sun­way Univer­sity.

Sun­way Univer­sity is con­stantly up­dat­ing its cur­ricu­lum and de­vel­op­ing new pro­grammes to suit the chang­ing mar­ket and in­dus­try de­mands in its move to en­sure em­ploy­a­bil­ity for stu­dents when they grad­u­ate. New pro­grammes of­fered in­clude bach­e­lor’s de­grees in fi­nan­cial anal­y­sis, fi­nan­cial eco­nom­ics, mar­ket­ing and in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy ( com­puter net­work­ing and se­cu­rity).

This year, the univer­sity’s ac­tu­ar­ial stud­ies pro­gramme re­ceived full ac­cred­i­ta­tion from the Fi­nance Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Agency ( FAA).

This is the first bach­e­lor’s de­gree pro­gramme to be ac­cred­ited by FAA in the dis­ci­pline of ac­tu­ar­ial stud­ies and the first in Malaysia.

Sun­way Univer­sity has re­ceived var­i­ous global recog­ni­tions. The QS World univer­sity rank­ing and rat­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion, re­garded as one of the most au­thor­i­ta­tive of its kind across the world, has awarded Sun­way Univer­sity an over­all rat­ing of four stars out of a max­i­mum of five stars in its 2015/ 2016 QS Stars re­sults.

This rat­ing by a glob­ally recog­nised or­gan­i­sa­tion places Sun­way Univer­sity on par with long- es­tab­lished in­ter­na­tional in­sti­tu­tions.

Re­ceiv­ing in­di­vid­ual five- star rat­ings in the teach­ing, em­ploy­a­bil­ity and fa­cil­i­ties cat­e­gories, Sun­way Univer­sity has proven that it pro­vides qual­ity education at the same high stan­dards as some of the best univer­si­ties in the world.

In the in­ter­na­tional Stu­dent Barom­e­ter Sur­vey En­try Wave 2014 un­der­taken by i- grad­u­ate, the Sun­way Education Group, in­clud­ing Sun­way Univer­sity, achieved high stu­dent sat­is­fac­tion for grad­u­ate em­ploy­ment.

It was ranked No. 1 in Asia for em­ploy­a­bil­ity out of 15 Asian in­sti­tu­tions. In an­other sur­vey con­ducted last year, Sun­way Univer­sity was the high­est out of 21 Asian in­sti­tu­tions in Asia for learn­ing and em­ploy­a­bil­ity.

Out of 10 in­sti­tu­tions in Malaysia, Sun­way ranked no. 1 for sports fa­cil­i­ties.

The univer­sity is ranked Tier 5 ( Ex­cel­lent) by the Malaysian Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Agency ( MQA) SE­TARA Rat­ing Sys­tem in 2009, 2011 and 2013.

The rank­ings achieved by the univer­sity fur­ther af­firm the high- qual­ity of Sun­way Univer­sity’s education de­liv­ery, en­vi­ron­ment con­ducive to learn­ing and over­all learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for stu­dents.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit sun­way- edu. my/ univer­sity.

Sun­way Univer­sity’s pro­grammes are ac­cred­ited by lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional bod­ies and the univer­sity part­ners top in­ter­na­tional univer­si­ties.

Prof Graeme Wilkinson.

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