A boost for KDU Pe­nang’s pro­grammes

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Higher Education -

KDU Pe­nang Univer­sity Col­lege (KDU Pe­nang)’s aca­demic part­ner, Univer­sity of Lin­coln (UK), has been awarded Gold – the high­est stan­dard – in Teach­ing Ex­cel­lence Frame­work (TEF) by the Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Fund­ing Coun­cil for Eng­land (HEFCE), a na­tional in­de­pen­dent assess­ment of teach­ing qual­ity in higher ed­u­ca­tion.

The TEF was in­tro­duced by the Bri­tish gov­ern­ment to help bet­ter in­form stu­dents’ choices about what and where to study, raise the es­teem of teach­ing, recog­nise and re­ward ex­cel­lent teach­ing and bet­ter meet the needs of em­ploy­ers, busi­ness, in­dus­try and the pro­fes­sions.

A Gold Award sig­ni­fies that the Univer­sity of Lin­coln con­sis­tently de­liv­ers out­stand­ing teach­ing and learn­ing out­comes for its stu­dents. It is of the high­est qual­ity found in the UK.

In 2016, KDU Pe­nang had es­tab­lished a part­ner­ship with Univer­sity of Lin­coln where many of KDU’s de­gree pro­grammes lead to dual awards.

This means that stu­dents will re­ceive de­gree cer­tifi­cates awarded by both in­sti­tu­tions upon com­ple­tion.

This en­hances the qual­ity and recog­ni­tion of their aca­demic qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

The part­ner­ship has de­vel­oped a num­ber of dual award un­der­grad­u­ate pro­grammes in the fields of ac­count­ing, busi­ness man­age­ment, com­puter science and in­for­ma­tion sys­tems.

The pro­grammes are con­ducted at KDU Pe­nang’s cam­pus and val­i­dated by the Univer­sity of Lin­coln.

The list is as fol­lows:

– Bach­e­lor of Ac­coun­tancy (Hons) – Bach­e­lor of Arts (Hons) Busi­ness Man­age­ment

■ For more in­for­ma­tion on KDU Pe­nang’s de­gree pro­grammes, visit kdupg.edu.my or call 04-238 6368.

KDU Pe­nang Univer­sity Col­lege vice-chan­cel­lor Dr Chong Beng Keok (right) and Univer­sity of Lin­coln’s School of Com­puter Science head Dr David Cob­ham (left) seal­ing their aca­demic part­ner­ship in 2016, wit­nessed by del­e­gates from both in­sti­tu­tions’ man­age­ment.

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