SUNWAY College has been invited by the Education Ministry to apply for an uprgrade to university college status.
“We welcome the Government’s invitation. It shows that Sunway College has come of age,” said college chairman Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah.
The proposed Sunway University College will be administered by a trust. “All profits from the university college will be ploughed back,” said Cheah.
He also promised future students that the proposed Sunway University College would ensure that high standards in education are maintained.
“We are determined to establish a university college that offers a very high standard of education to Malaysian and international students. We will go global to attract eminent scholars to teach our undergraduates and also undertake high-quality research,” he added.
The college was founded in 1987 by Cheah and has gone on to form strong partnerships with foreign universities in Australia, Britain and the United States. It was one of the first private colleges to introduce twinning programmes with foreign universities.
Sunway College has also successfully partnered Monash University to operate Monash University Malaysia, which now has over 2,000 students.
“The experiences we have gained in conducting twinning programmes and in partnering with Monash University have given us the courage and confidence to accept the government’s invitation to start a university college of our own,” Cheah added.
New business solutions
A NEW MBA programme, jointly run by Sunway College and the Victoria Graduate School of Business of Victoria University (VU) in Australia, has been launched.
The Sunway College-Victoria University MBA programme signifies the university’s approval of Sunway College as the Malaysian provider of this MBA. Victoria University has other international providers in Singapore, Bangladesh and India.
“Through this flexible MBA network, participants will be able to continue their studies in any of these four countries and in Australia,” said Dr Nicholas Billington, head of Victoria Graduate School of Business.
Sunway College principal Elizabeth Lee said students will have the same resources as students in Victoria University, and lecturers from the university will come from Australia for every module taught.
Students will also have full access to a host of state-of-the-art campus facilities at Sunway College.
Through its partnership with Victoria University, Sunway College has been able to offer students the Victoria 1+2 twinning programme since 1994, and the more recent 3+0 programme allows students to receive a full Victoria degree while studying in Malaysia.
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