UNIVERSITY life is arguably one of the most precious experiences one can ever have. Though it only spans a few years, this progression can be a major turning point in life.
Opportunities for soft skills and character development arise during this period, alongside chances to build relationships, enhance knowledge and set the foundation for a successful career.
Hence, it is crucial to select a university that offers holistic education for students to grow and develop, not just academically but in all aspects of life.
“Our major goal at Sunway University is to provide an education that combines relevant knowledge, communication and digital skills, good human values, a sustainability mindset, an entrepreneurial attitude, and a great preparation for employment,” says Sunway University president Professor Sibrandes Poppema.
“To help them achieve their future and career goals, our students get career preparation courses in Years 1, 2 and 3. As a result, we are now officially No.1 for graduate employment according to Talent Bank.”
He says that students at Sunway University can expect to learn from quality, supportive world-class teachers – top scientists among them – and receive a top-quality value-for-money education.
“You can expect a high-quality education recognised and quality controlled by the Malaysian and UK governments that culminates in two degrees from Sunway University and Lancaster University at a cost that is less than one-third of going abroad,” says Prof Poppema.
“In addition, we believe that research should also be of the highest quality and the findings should be infused in our teaching and create value for society and industry,” he says.
One of the awards – No.1 Private University Times Higher Impact Rankings (TIMES), 2021 – reflects the high quality of the university’s level of education and research.
Noting that Sunway University has launched the #DiscoverYourDestiny campaign to give students an edge in their future career paths, Sunway Education Group chief executive officer Prof Datuk Elizabeth Lee says the higher learning institution will continuously strive to create a balanced focus on character development, wellbeing, academic success, and promotion of planetary health.
“We believe in nurturing holistic education and also take pride in our uncompromising commitment to education through excellent academic and industry-driven programmes.
“These factors combined produce motivated, independent learners who would, one day, become highly sort after talents within the workforce,” she says.
She adds that Sunway University’s exclusive partnerships and collaborations with the world’s finest academic, research and training institutions such as Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge University, amongst others, provide valuable experience for students to gain quality global exposure.
“Many of our graduates have also found their destiny with esteemed employers, including Deloitte, IBM, Huawei, Maybank, Accenture, and more,” she shares.
Should you have aspirations within the business world, then the Sunway University Business school is for you, as it is the first non-government linked private Malaysian university to attain Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accreditation, 2023 – a standard which all business schools worldwide would like to achieve but only a few do.
In the field of Hospitality and Leisure Management, Sunway University is ranked #104 in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022 – a perfect foundation for an exciting role that could see your career take you across the world.
For tertiary digital technology and IT programmes, the Sunway University School of Engineering and Technology has been awarded Malaysia’s Best Faculty by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) – officially making the university the recommended choice.
Paving the way for more aspirational career options, Sunway University also offers some of the nation’s finest programmes specifically created to meet the demanding needs of commercial sectors – such as healthcare and life sciences education, mathematical sciences, engineering, arts and many more. At Sunway, students have a wide range of faculties offering various courses to choose from according to their interests and ambitions.
Fully owned and governed by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation, Sunway University seeks to support generations of future nation builders by providing funds for educational, scientific, medical and charitable purposes, including offering scholarships to all parts of society – ensuring unique opportunities for advancement are available to all aspects of the community.
“To date a total of RM618mil in scholarships has been disbursed to deserving students and all funds raised are ploughed back into ensuring even greater teaching and learning facilities for students while providing additional educational opportunities for more Malaysians,” Prof Lee says.
In addition to partnering with the world’s leading institutions in education, Sunway University also works in collaboration with the planet through its #CampusWithAConscience campaign which is an underlying principle that embraces everything students will experience during their time on campus – educating, encouraging and engaging students in all aspects of a diverse and inclusive community whilst creating a positive platform for young people to not only value society but more importantly the chance to give back and support it.
In line with #CampusWithAConscience, Sunway University aspires to be the first planetary health-oriented university in the world.
Looking to the future, in 2025 Sunway University will add new extended facilities, including an eye-catching performing arts centre beside the South Quay Lake in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, to house students from the School of Arts and the Business School.
In addition to being Malaysia’s top university in graduate employability, Sunway University is also recognised as a leading Times Higher non-government linked and not-for-profit private university, which ranks among the top 2% of higher education institutions in Asia – bringing the dream of Sunway Group founder Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah to see Sunway University develop into the “Harvard of the East” one step closer.
Sunway’s global recognition has also seen the pioneering university hosting 24 scientists who are listed in the top 2% of the most-cited scientists and academics from around the world by US-based Stanford University – the most of any university in Malaysia.
There is simply no better place in Malaysia to realise your full potential and #DiscoverYourDestiny than Sunway University. To know more about Sunway University’s programmes, go to https://my.sunwayuniversity.edu.my/discoveryourdestiny/