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Producing graduates of tomorrow
QUEST International University Perak (QIUP) was conceptualised for the development of bright students. Its goal is to produce quality graduates who find their intellectual curiosity met and their ambitions achieved through education.
It seeks to develop graduates who have a strong conscience, respect the environment and are involved in societies. QIUP grooms graduates who are hungry for knowledge and passionate about chasing dreams.
“We want our undergraduates to not only excel in their studies but also actively participate in conferences, sports and educational competitions during their study here,” chief operating officer Nicholas Goh said.
QIUP computer science programme undergraduates Dickson Chin, Wilson Ho, Ivan Fong and Wong Kok won three top awards at the recent 40th Science Engineering and Design Exhibition.
Their project Intelligent Parking System awarded them with a gold medal in Open Innovation Challenge category, Most Innovative Award and Best Poster Award.
The 2017 National English Olympics competition marked a momentous day for the university as its students bagged many wins. QIUP’s debate team clinched podium finishes in three categories at the 2017 National English Olympics competition.
In the storytelling competition, Sahibzada Mubashir Noor won the gold medal, while in the speech competition, Kajel Gill and Jasdeep Singh secured the first runner-up and second runner-up titles respectively.
Monissha Thiagu brought home the bronze medal in the creative writing competition. In the overall institutional championship, QIUP was crowned the first runner-up.
QIUP was also the title sponsor and host university for the World Universities Peace Invitational Debate 2017 that involved universities from all over the globe. QIUP’s debate team finished 16th out of 32 teams.
Liew Chan Siong, who is pursuing the Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) programme, represented Perak in the Sarawak National Invitational Taekwon-Do Championships 2018, where he won the silver medal for the Individual Pattern Category.
Bringing in more awards was Liew Hui Xuan, a Foundation in Business student who represented Perak in the Kedah National Invitational Taekwon-Do Championships.
Hui Xuan won three medals, gold for female black belt team patterns and two bronzes for female black belt team sparring and female black belt team individual pattern. Her feat helped Perak secure second place in the overall category.
QIUP Eagles Men Water Polo (Team A) won the bronze medal at the Taruc 11th Water Polo Championship 2018.
Competing in competitions will help undergraduates develop essential competitive and leadership skills when they enter the working world.
At QIUP, students learn from passionate lecturers who are equipped with knowledge, experiences and networks.
There are five faculties and one centre at QIUP – the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Business and Management, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Pharmacy and Centre for Research and Innovation. Programmes are offered at the foundation, diploma, degree and postgraduate levels.
QIUP’s interim campus is located in Ipoh, away from the city, providing a conducive learning environment and lower cost of living.