SUNWAY College Kuala Lumpur’s new partnership with Germany’s Carl Duisberg Centren has opened up valuable opportunities for Malaysians to study in Germany.
Under the partnership, students will be able to pursue an intensive German language programme at Sunway College for the first module.
They will subsequently head to the Carl Duisberg Centren in Cologne,Germany, for the second module.
Upon completion of the programme, students proficient in the language can apply to pursue higher education at a German university.
“Our first priority is to offer Malaysian students a direct pathway to studying in Germany, the fourth most popular destination among international students in the world.
“German universities provide outstanding academic programmes that combine theory and practice and offer a range of practice- oriented study programmes.
Our students will be future- ready,” said Sunway College Australian Matriculation (Ausmat) programme director Vanitha Satchithanadan.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Sunway Education Group executive director Phang Koon Tuck and Carl Duisberg Centren chief executive officer Dr Kai Schnieders.
The signing was witnessed by German Ambassador to Malaysia Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff, Sunway College chief executive Dr Khatijah Khalid and Carl Duisberg Centren senior executive advisor Dr HannsGeorg Loeber.
Also present at the signing ceremony were Carl Duisberg Centren representatives for Malaysia Tan Sri Yahaya Ibrahim and Dr Rashid Navi Bax.
Sunway College has received recognition by the Malaysian Quality Evaluation System for Private Colleges (MyQuest).
In MyQuest 2016/2017 ratings, Sunway College received six stars for its college-based ratings, international student services and general programmes cluster with five stars in the social science, business and law cluster while in MyQuest 2014/2015, the college was awarded six stars in the college-based rating and general programmes cluster.
“Another priority is to offer prospective students full-fledged facilities that will improve their learning experience,” said Vanitha.
“Our campus, fully equipped with academic and sports facilities, is among the largest and most modern private institutions in Malaysia.
“With QS Five-Star rated state-of-the-art university facilities to support their studies, our students can tap into a busy calendar of campus events and social activities organised by a vibrant and active student community,” Vanitha added.
Dr Schnieders said the goal of Carl Duisberg Centren is to build bridges between cultures and nations.
While there are many ways to do that, one of them is to get young people to leave their country and study in another country.
“Not only does it further their education and knowledge, it is an immersion in another culture not only for a few weeks but for a few years.”
According to Dr Schnieders, those experiences, connections and friendships built during that time are invaluable not just to these individuals but to the communities at large.
The intensive German language programme at Sunway College will commence its first session next month.