13 June 2011

Sunway wins 2nd place in MOHE’s Web Portal Competition

Sunway University was recently awarded 2nd place in the 2010 Web Portal Competition organized by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). With an increase from 62% (3 stars) in 2009 to 72% (4 Stars) in 2010, Sunway University beat 36 other institutions under the IPTS (University College and Private Universities) category. The competition was held from the 22 to 26 June 2010 in Bayview Hotel, Melaka.

More students come forward with lost items

(From left to right) Abdul Rani, a Security Personnel, Vincent Wong, Mr Gopal Kandasamy and Rashan Sameee.

Rashan Samee, a student from Bangladesh who is currently studying the Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP) in Sunway College got up after sitting for a test in a classroom (SE-3-14), handed over his test paper and walked out of the classroom. He had completely forgotten that he had placed his black “Dell” laptop in a desk at the back of the classroom. The laptop was estimated to be worth approximately RM2, 000. He went home to his apartment still oblivious to the fact until after 3 and ½ hours later. He returned to the classroom and could not find his laptop there.

03 June 2011

Sunway celebrates I “Heart” Earth Month

Sunway University in conjunction with the World Environment Day celebrated worldwide on 5 June 2011 has dedicated an entire month to show its support to Mother Nature. The campaign, an initiative by the Sunway Education Group is a concerted effort to create awareness and encourage lifestyle changes that support the preservation of our Earth by reducing, reusing and recycling as well as reducing carbon emissions to slow the effects of global warming and climate change.

During the opening speech, Ms Elizabeth Lee, Executive Director of Sunway Education Group said, “The progress of climate change abatement must go hand in hand with the strong involvement of communities and organizations to spur lifestyle changes and create awareness of the consequences of our actions on our environment”.

Elizabeth Lee and Sunway University Student Council committee members during the tree planting ceremony.

Student grateful phone was returned to him

Eldiiar Kemelbekov’s family were anxious and worried about him when they could not get hold of him recently. Having lost his phone, he had no way of contacting them or any relatives as he could not recall their numbers off hand. He had stored them all in his mobile phone which he had lost and did not know how to get in touch with them. Eldiiar, a 10th Grade Sunway International School (SIS) student from Kyrgyzstan lost his phone on 24 May 2011.After realizing that he had misplaced his phone, he went back to the classroom in which he last recalled seeing it to relocate it. After failing to find it, he proceeded to the Security Department to make a report of his lost Nokia N96 mobile phone at 5:30pm.

At 5:40, Erfan Shakid, a student from Iran currently studying the Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP) at Sunway College, found the phone in the North Building, West Wing Level 1 on the table. He then reported it to the Security Department.

Eldiiar delighted to receive his phone from Erfan, witnessed by Mr Gopal Kandasamy.

MoU Signing between Sunway-TES and A.B. Maximus

Sunway-TES has yet again reached another milestone as they recently joined forces with A.B. Maximus, a leading Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) course provider of CFA in Singapore to launch the structured CFA preparatory classes in Malaysia through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The four signatories were Mr Lee Weng Keng, Chief Executive Officer, Education and Healthcare Division Sunway Group; Mr Th’Ng Beng Hooi, CFA, Managing Director, AB Maximus & Co. Pte. Ltd, Singapore; Mr Benjamin Wong, Director of Business Operations, Asia Pacific, Becker Professional Education; Mr Teo Ee Sing, Executive Director, Sunway-TES and Professor Robert Bignall, Vice-Chancellor, Sunway University.

Mr Benjamin Wong, Mr Th’Ng Beng Hooi, Mr Lee Weng Keng and Mr Teo Ee Sing during the signing ceremony.

Sunway-TES and Hanoi University joint effort to produce first grade Accountants

Sunway-TES and Hanoi University recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), collaborating to offer full time Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) programmes in Hanoi University, Vietnam. The signing ceremony held in Sunway University saw the presence of Mr Lee Weng Keng, Chief Executive Officer of Education and Healthcare at Sunway Group; Mr Teo Ee Sing, Executive Director, Sunway-TES; Professor Robert Bignall, Vice Chancellor, Sunway University; Professor Nguyen Dinh Luan, President of Hanoi University; Mr Nguyen Huy Quang, Deputy Director of International Cooperation Department; Hanoi University, Ms Do Van Anh, Vice Dean of Faculty of Management and Tourism; Hanoi University, Ms Elaine Hong, BDO Binder E.D, Corporate Office; Ms Jennifer Lopez, Head of ACCA, Malaysia and staff of Sunway Education Group.

The MoA signing oversees the agreement for Sunway-TES and Hanoi University to offer the Foundations in Accountancy, ACCA Qualification and BSc (Hons) Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University (OBU) on full time basis as part of the university’s programme in Hanoi University, Vietnam. Hanoi University is responsible in providing all on-site education facilities and equipments such as lecture rooms and facilities, sport and recreational facilities and other general facilities required for the conduct of the programmes.