15 December 2015

Sunway College A Level Students Top in the World and Malaysia Again!

The recent Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Oustanding Cambridge Learner Awards saw a total of 35 Sunway College Kuala Lumpur A-level students receiving outstanding awards for their achievement in the June 2015 examinations. This is the second consecutive year for Sunway College achieving such impressive success.

26 students were awarded Top in the World; 9 for Top in Malaysia and 1 for Best Across Four Cambridge International AS levels.

Sunway College students and lecturers at the CIE Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards ceremony 2015 in presence of YB Chong Sin Woon, Minister of Education (12th from left); Dr Ben Schmidt, Regional Director, Southeast Asia & Pacific, Cambridge International Examinations (11th from left); Cheng Mien Wee, Director of Sunway College’s Pre-University Studies and Executive Director of Sunway International School

07 December 2015

Sunway College AUSMAT Student Inspired by His Teachers and Peers

“The lecturers here are amazing. For you to fully grasp the subjects, they patiently guide you and teach you,” says eighteen year old William Khoo, who enrolled in the AUSMAT programme in January this year. The former student of SMK Seafield finds AUSMAT generally a fun and fast paced programme.

He finds the scope of study and the environment most interesting, “The way we are taught during class is different compared to secondary school. Here in AUSMAT, we are taught to think outside the box and apply that to our studies.” “This year has definitely shaped me to be a more independent and disciplined individual. I owe this to my time here in the AUSMAT programme. I am constantly surrounded by peers who know how to play as hard as they study. This gives me the motivation and drive to do the same. I have learned about my individual flaws and learnt to improve mistakes, taking each failure as a lesson.”

Elected President of the AUSMAT Student Council in February, William recently paid tribute to his teachers at the AUSMAT Teaching Appreciation Day.

03 December 2015

Sunway University Hosts 77 Young Students at Inaugural ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting

“Money may be able to buy a lot of things, but it should never, ever be able to buy another human being”, said Dr Elizabeth Lee quoting United States Secretary of State, John Kerry on the issue of human trafficking. In her welcome remarks to 77 young ASEAN student delegates of the First ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting hosted by Sunway University, Dr Lee said that Sunway is proud to be associated with the event that promotes unity and forges tolerance among youths within and beyond ASEAN. She took time to remind the student delegates that they are the future, highlighting the importance that they prepare themselves to transform and tackle current issues and change the system for the benefit of future generations to come.

The Meeting focusing on the timely issue of “Trafficking in Persons”, held from 18 to 22 November 2015 was organised to coincide with the 27th ASEAN Summit and related meetings in Kuala Lumpur. The inaugural meeting provided delegates the opportunity to role play as ASEAN officials.

Student delegation heads and guests at the opening plenary
Optional: (front row starting from 2nd from left) Shahril Azuar Jimin, Elaine Tan, His Excellency Dr AKP. Mochtan, Dr Elizabeth Lee and Maura Barry

02 December 2015

Aim High with A-Level at Sunway College

“My time in the A-level has provided me the opportunity to become a more matured person in the sense that I am able to comprehend complex problems through a systematic thought process which was inculcated into the programme. The friends and teachers I met during my A-levels will always be an important part of my life, even though we have taken on different paths in life” said Janesh Nathan, who completed his A-Level at Sunway College.

A recipient of the Gamuda Scholarship Award 2015, Janesh is currently in his first year at Monash University Malaysia pursuing his 3-year Bachelors of Commerce (Accounting).

25 November 2015

Sunway College rated 6 Stars for MyQUEST

The Malaysian Quality Evaluation System for Private Colleges (MyQUEST) is one of many prestigious and not-to-be-missed ratings for Malaysian private colleges. Sunway College is awarded 6 stars in the college-based rating and general programmes cluster in MyQUEST 2014/2015, further proving itself as a leading learning institution in Malaysia. MyQUEST 2014/2015 is a rating system developed by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) which evaluates the performances of private colleges in Malaysia with non-university or non-university college status based on evaluations carried out in 2013/2014 in terms of students, programmes, graduates, resources and governance.

MyQUEST defines 6-Star colleges as Outstanding (Terbilang) and 5 stars as Excellent (Cemerlang). In addition to the 6-star rating in performance and achievement, Sunway College also achieved 5 stars in two areas, namely Social Sciences, Business and Law cluster as well as International Student Management System.

From left: Hor Poh Choo, Principal of Sunway College JB; Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director, Sunway University and Sunway Education Group; YB Dato' Seri Haji Idris Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education; Dato' Prof Asma Ismail, Director General of Ministry of higher Education; Dr Khatijah Khalid, Chief Executive of Sunway College

18 November 2015

Sunway - Triple Crown of Business Excellence

Sunway swept 3 awards at the recently concluded Sin Chew Business Excellence Award 2015. Sunway Education Group won the Product and Service Excellence Award and the CSR Excellence Award. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, AO, Founder and Chairman of Sunway Group received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Sin Chew Business Excellence Award serves to recognise, award and motivate some of Malaysia’s most trusted and prestigious SMEs and businesses to showcase and spearhead Malaysian brands to the global market. Running for the third time, this award ceremony with the theme of “innovation, transformation, sustainability” aims to encourage the sharing of success stories and models of winning businesses for more enterprises to learn and emulate.

Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from Dato’ Seri Haji Ahmad Husni

04 November 2015

Sunway University Hosts ACAE 2015

The ASEAN Conference on Accounting Education (ACAE), held in Sunway University from 31st October to 1st November 2015 was a collaborative initiative by Sunway University and Sunway TES Centre for Accountancy Excellence together with Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM).

Themed “Changing the Landscape of Accounting Profession: Are We Better Than Standards”, the conference addressed current issues in accounting education around the world with the aim to find solutions through vigorous academic discussions, and intensive sharing and exchanging of knowledge.

YB Datuk Mary Yap officiating the ASEAN Conference on Accounting Education (ACAE) 2015. Looking on are (from left) Dr MM Nanny Dewi, Head of Accounting Undergraduate Degree Program, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia; Professor Dr Rozainun Haji Abdul Aziz, Dean, Faculty of Accountancy, University Teknologi MARA; Professor Graeme Wilkinson, Vice-Chancellor, Sunway University (second from right) and Teo Ee Sing, Executive Director, Sunway College (far right).

26 October 2015

A Chat with VUMBA Melbournian Tyson Murphy

Trailblazing as the first Australian to embark on an exchange with the Victoria University MBA (VUMBA) programme, 37-year old Tyson Murphy from Melbourne is not new to Malaysia. Having been to Penang once for a conference, this 7-week programme is the longest he has stayed thus far in Malaysia. Currently in his final semester at Melbourne’s Flinders Campus for an 18-month, 12-unit MBA programme, Tyson took on this challenge in Malaysia to better his career prospects and embrace a cultural exchange experience.

Tyson enjoys meeting new people and has had a very welcoming and hospitable experience on the Sunway campus. Despite finding the local accent challenging at times, he has made many new friends by engaging in active listening. Picking Malaysia for his last subject was out of the desire to do something different and the opportunity to engage in a new cultural and learning experience. All it took to make up his mind was a visiting meet and greet with Dr Hendry Ng, Head of the VU MBA programme at Sunway College.

Kavitha Ambigabadi, Dr Hendry Ng, Tyson and Wan IIyani

19 October 2015

Getting mental at Sunway University

Sunway University and Sunway Education Group’s Student Services Department in collaboration with Sunway Medical Centre recently organised conference on mental health, themed “Getting Mental: Wellbeing Beyond Self”.

Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director, Sunway University and Sunway Education Group presenting a token of appreciation to Tan Sri Datuk Seri Lee Lam Thye, Trustee of the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation for his opening address

16 October 2015

Sunway College Dominates the Monash Business Investment Challenge 2015

Sunway College students stormed into victory at the Monash Business Investment Challenge (BIC) 2015, raking all prizes from the competition.

Chai Lit Kean and Tan Shao Qian from Sunway College’s Monash University Foundation (MUFY) emerged as the grand winners and were rewarded with a Monash University Malaysia Partial Scholarship worth of 50 percent tuition fee waiver. Hue Zhi Yang and Thew Shao Chuan from Sunway College’s A-level were the first runners-up, winning a cash prize of RM2,000.

The winners of Business Investment Challenge 2015 - all from Sunway College. From left: 3rd runners-up Eric Teh Soon Guan and Ng Yeng Ching (A-level), 1st runners-up Hue Zhi Yang and Thew Shao Chuan (A-level), Grand prize winners Chai Lit Kean and Tan Shao Qian (MUFY) and 2nd runners-up (CIMP)

01 October 2015

AUP Talents Shine at ‘One World Culture’ Intercollege Challenge

The atmosphere at the wide open space car park of the Higher Education Ministry Building was bustling. There was a sea of young people clad in either sports or cultural attire and the music bursting through the sound system was lively and upbeat. The Higher Education Week themed ‘One World Culture’ was indeed an inviting event not to be missed by the many enthusiastic participants competing against various higher education institutions around Malaysia. The events included competitions of inter-college road relay, auto saloon, football, cultural dances and the highly anticipated Singing Competition of International students performing Malay songs.

The atmosphere at the grounds of Ministry of Education, Putrajaya, was happening.

30 September 2015

Another International Mathematics Olympiad winner from Sunway College A-level

Sunway College A-level student Tan Kin Aun returned home with a bronze medal from the 9-day International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) 2015 held in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This was the second consecutive year that Sunway College A-level students bagged medals at the international competition in which Anzo Teh Zhao Yang won the gold whilst Khong Yi Kye secured the silver last year.

The IMO, an extremely intensive and competitive mathematics competition, is one of the oldest, biggest and most prestigious of all the international science Olympiads with participants from over 100 countries. It was first held in 1959 in Romania and Malaysia has been sending teams to IMO annually since 1995.

Tan Kin Aun won a bronze medal in the IMO 2015 and is hoping to participate in the competition again next year

17 September 2015

The National Final of MIA-Sunway TES Accounting Quiz 2015

A total of 10 teams, from eight schools competed as finalists in the MIA-Sunway TES Accounting Quiz 2015 (AQ 2015) held at Sunway College in its newly refurbished Jeffrey Cheah Hall on 12 September 2015.

The schools are from five states, four from Selangor and one each from Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Perak and Sarawak. Each of these schools were represented by a team made up of five team members.

The team and individual winners and participants of the MIA-Sunway TES Accounting Quiz 2015 with staff members and student helpers from Sunway TES Centre for Accountancy Excellence.

15 September 2015

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation hosted charity recital to benefit community scholars

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF), the largest education-focused social enterprise in Malaysia hosted a charity recital presented by the Perak Society of Performing Arts (PSPA) to benefit the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholars at Sunway University in its newly refurbished and acoustically well-equipped University Hall, which saw a turn-out of over 750 people.

Titled “A Night of Musical Kaleidoscope”, the PSPA International Ensemble performed an extraordinary musical extravaganza which was specially designed to take the audience on a journey through the breath-taking lens of music history from Bach to Yiruma.

The PSPA International Ensemble, organisers and sponsors of “A Night of Musical Kaleidoscope” received a standing ovation

14 September 2015

MUFY Wins Grand Prize at Monash Business Investment Challenge 2015!

The MUFY team comprising Tan Shao Qian and Chai Lit Kean beat 27 other teams to emerge champions in the Monash Business Investment Challenge 2015. For this outstanding achievement, both members were rewarded with a Monash University Malaysia Partial Scholarship which gives them a 50% tuition fee waiver. Well done Shao Qian and Lit Kean!

Sterling performance from Sunway College A-level

Sunway College A-level continues to shine in the June 2015 Cambridge A-level examinations. Of 390 total students who took the exams, 99.7 percent passed and 50 percent achieved straight As (3A*/As and above) with 195 straight A students. Sunway College threw a party celebrating the students’ success.

Sunway College celebrates a total of 195 straight A students in the June 2015 Cambridge A-level examinations

Of the same cohort, five Sunway College’s A-level students have accepted the offer to study at the University of Cambridge and one will be heading to the University of Oxford.

Chong Kok Foo (left), Sunway College’s A-level Senior Lecturer with his student Tan Ze Kai (right) who has accepted the offer to study at the University of Cambridge

10 September 2015

Students Win Bursaries for Sunway College VU Bachelor of Business Programme

Team Origin comprised of Loke Jun Hou, Terrell Thu Jyee Chen, Low Zhen Ting and Heng Xi Lin of Chong Hwa Independent High School Kuala Lumpur beat 10 other teams from secondary schools around Malaysia to emerge champion at the recent Sunway College Victoria University (VU) Business Challenge 2015 Finals. The team members won themselves a bursary of RM45,000 each to cover the tuition fee for the 3-year VU Bachelor of Business programme at Sunway College.

Champions of the Sunway College VU Business Challenge 2015

08 September 2015

CPA Program now being taught in Sunway TES Centre for Accountancy Excellence

Students enrolling for the CPA Program will now be able to receive additional support with the appointment of Sunway TES Centre for Accountancy Excellence as CPA Australia’s Registered Tuition Provider.

Tuition at Sunway TES will provide students with 36 hours of face to face weekend classes at Sunway TES education facilities, direct access to an expert tutor to assist students through the subject content and networking opportunities with like-minded peers to help support students in their studies.

07 September 2015

Sunway College Student Council Spread Cheer at Trinity Home

Twenty students from the Sunway College Student Council paid a visit to Trinity Home in Petaling Jaya. For their visit the students brought the children stationery items which were bought with funds raised from a charity bazaar and donation drive organised by the Student Council. The funds were also channelled towards paying for ten school going children’s Parents Teachers Association (PIBG) fees.

After spending some time playing games with the children at the home, the Student Council members chaperoned and paid for eight children to experience an afternoon at Discoveria - an interactive, hands-on learning centre at Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur. There, asides from learning about dinosaurs in particular, the children engaged in wall climbing and paintball. Their day out completed, the kids were treated to a meal back at the home with a sharing session to end the day. The sharing session had everyone, including the Student Council members talk about their day’s experience.

The Sunway College Student Council members together with the children at Discoveria

04 September 2015

See the Light & Support Dialogue in the Dark

Sunway University became the first Malaysian educational institution to Support Dialogue in the Dark (DiD), a social enterprise which was established in Germany 25 years ago. DiD provides experience of a non-visual world through exhibitions & business workshops and was recently brought to Malaysia with a hope of empowering the visually impaired community, whilst also enlightening the public to appreciate light.

Stevens Chan Kum Fai, who lost his vision from Glaucoma in 2007, is the Founder & CEO of DiD Malaysia. He said, “Dialogue in the Dark is an experience that one should not miss out on! As you learn to see the world through the eyes of the Blind, you will certainly experience a transformative change of perspective compared to the condition that you see the world you’re in now!”

From left: Ng Chin Huat, Chairman, DiD; Stevens Chan Kum Fai, Founder & CEO of DiD; Associate Professor Dr Foo Yin Fah, Director of Sunway Institute for Social Entrepreneurship & Head (Academic), Department of Accounting, Banking and Finance; Dr Lee Weng Keng, Chief Executive Officer, Education and Healthcare Division, Sunway Group; Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director, Sunway Education Group and Sunway University;

02 September 2015

Thank You Teachers!

Sunway University recently celebrated Rainbow themed Teaching Appreciation Day to commemorate the dedication of its academic staff members who have contributed in influencing, nurturing and developing the lives of its students.

The day involved a short award ceremony of recognising and awarding 46 academic staff members, where 20 Outstanding Teaching Performance Award recipients are from Sunway University and 16 from Sunway College. They were selected based on recommendations from heads of departments and student evaluation surveys for academic year 2014-2015.

Sunway University Choir performing “The Best of You in Me”

26 August 2015

Valedictorian Pays Tribute to Superheroes of MUFY

“What a memorable moment this is. It seems as if we joined MUFY only yesterday but here we are at our Graduation ceremony. Time really flies. We are leaving Sunway College with many remarkable memories, aren’t we?” said Celine Lee Shyn Yee in her valedictory speech at the Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) graduation.

On behalf of her fellow graduands, she paid tribute to all MUFY lecturers, “Firstly, we are eternally grateful for the limitless support we got during tough times from our FOUR superheroes (FANTASTIC FOUR).

MUFY Recipients of Monash Entrance Scholarships with Prof Helen Bartlett

24 August 2015

Sunway College FIA Graduation

“I think it’s only proper that I thank our wonderful lecturers for always being fun, encouraging and being there,” said Sharifah Aliah Syed Alwi Alhabshi, valedictorian of the Sunway College Foundation in Arts (FIA) at the programme’s15th Graduation Ceremony.

“For the last 11 months, my mind hasn’t had a chance to rest. Every subject provided me with new information and perspective, from the “soft skills” of team building and change management to the “number crunching” skills of statistics. FIA is not just about learning facts, it is about socialising, developing opinions, juggling projects and activities with academics – finding laughter in situations that don’t seem funny at the moment,” she said of her time in the FIA programme.

The 15th FIA Graduation Ceremony

22 August 2015

AUSMAT Students Pay Tribute to Teachers

“Teachers are amazing as they are able to give us a sense of hope and ignite our imagination. For many years, I have observed how teachers teach. I have witnessed the best and the worst. Truly, the AUSMAT lecturers are some of the best. Their dedication, diligence as well as the impact they have on each and every one of us are both exemplary and exceptional. Great teachers can never tell where their influence stops. AUSMAT lecturers are exactly that. And I strongly believe that the high achievers' posters we see on the classroom walls are a testament to the unwavering commitment of an amazing team of 34 lecturers who are sitting right in front of us today”, said William Khoo Swee Keong, President of AUSMAT Student Council at the Teacher’s Appreciation Day which was organised by students of the Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) programme at Sunway College as tribute to their lecturers.

Shireen Chin Mei Yee on the Gu Zheng

21 August 2015

Champion in ICAEW Regional Business Challenge 2015

Team Sunway emerged champion in the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Regional Business Challenge 2015 and will be representing Malaysia for the ICAEW-Malaysian Accounting and Finance Society (ICAEW-MACFIS) Business Challenge 2015 in London next year.

The champion team comprises of five business-savvy students. Team leader Albert Yeoh Yun Wei, formerly from Sunway University’s BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance is currently studying Masters in International Business at Monash University. There are also Anthony Yap Zhen Huang, Muhammad Shahmi bin Shahidan and Yap Tyron who are in their final year of Sunway University’s BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance, and Jeffrey Lee Wen Xiang, Sunway TES Centre for Accountancy Excellence’s final year Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) student.

The Regional Champion (from left) Yeoh Yun Wei, Jeffery Lee Wen Xiang, Yap Tyron, Muhammad Shahmi bin Shahidan and Anthony Yap Zhen Huang

18 August 2015

Well Rounded Education with the CIMP

“I used to be a terrible student”, said Lim Jack Kin, in his valedictory speech at the Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP) graduation ceremony. “In secondary school, I had failed my exams for multiple subjects. My desk and my bed were used for the same thing (and it wasn’t studying). My idea of doing homework was to stare regretfully at my textbooks while I played video games. While my friends were stressing out over getting 80s instead of 90s, I didn’t care if I got a 30 or a 40. I had no one to blame but myself.

The reason I’m telling you all of this is to highlight the kind of opportunities for growth that CIMP gave me. From day one, my energy was engaged wholeheartedly in the subject matter by teachers who loved their job about as much as they loved their students. Along with active class discussion and group projects, I managed to do pretty well for myself. If, two years ago, you told me that I’d be standing here, being rewarded for academic excellence, I’d probably have laughed. The most valuable thing I learned at CIMP wasn’t geography or history or Shakespeare. It wasn’t just remembering information and knowing what to think, but rather, knowing how to think about the things we learned”, explained nineteen year old Lim.

Valedictorian Lim Jack kin with Puan Sri Datin Seri Dr Susan Cheah

Sunway College AUSMAT Students Raise Funds for Charity

The Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) programme at Sunway College once again managed to raise funds for several charity organisations through its annual I Care Day event. Through the sales of food, handicraft, beauty services such as nail painting and henna tattoo, and games on campus, students managed to raise a total of RM15,000.

At a small ceremony, representatives from two charity organisations were on hand to receive the contributions. Rozana Hassan and Wivien Tan of the Children’s Wish Society of Malaysia and Dr Chia Chee Ming of Elshaddai Refugee Learning Centre received a mock cheque for RM3,000 each. RM5,000 will be channelled to Yayasan Chow Kit while RM3,000 will go towards setting up a mini library at Taman Permata in Dengkil, Selangor while the balance of the collection has been set aside for AUSMAT students and lecturers who plan to visit a centre catering to children with autism and other learning disabilities.

AUSMAT students at their stalls

12 August 2015

Student Talks His Way to a Full Tuition Fee Waiver from Sunway College in Public Speaking Competition

Highlighting determination and taking risks as common traits of all successful people were the main points made by sixteen year old Ahmad Irfan Jawahar Ali who emerged as Champion in the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Malaysia English Language Event: Public Speaking Competition 2015 held at Sunway College.

Ahmad Irfan presenting his speech

10 August 2015

Math Wizards of the Sunway College A-Level Math & Logic National Challenge 2015

In the recent Cambridge GCE A-Levels Math and Logic Challenge 2015, National Level by Sunway College, 456 participants from secondary schools in the Klang Valley, Selangor, Penang, Perak, Kedah, Johor and Malacca were tested on their ability to think mathematically and laterally.

“Math is more than just a textbook question, it can be applied or illustrated with real-world examples. Most importantly mathematics can be fun!

Champions of the Sunway College A-Levels 9th Math and Logic Challenge 2015 Takeda Shigenori (far left) and Tan Soon Wei (far right) of Chong Hwa Independent High School, Kuala Lumpur with their teacher and Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group and Sunway University

06 August 2015

JCF Community Scholars Get-Together

The Sunway Education Group welcomed a new batch of the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) Community Scholars at a recent gathering at Sunway University. The gathering of new, existing and graduated scholars was targeted to help the new community scholars in getting to know each other. The annual get-together serves as an opportunity for seniors to share and encourage the juniors in their educational journey at Sunway University.

In her welcome speech, Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group and Sunway University, citing higher education as the hope for a better and brighter future said ”There are many advantages that comes with a good education, a clear pattern normally emerges. Individuals who pursue higher education normally experience greater financial and employment security, more opportunities to connect with, and contribute to their community, culminating in greater satisfaction with life.”

(from left) Jane Poh; Administrator of the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation receiving the contribution from the LEAP and EXPLORE with Dr Elizabeth Lee, Professor Graeme Wilkinson, Vice-Chancellor of Sunway University and Lee Siok Ping, Director of Student Services Department, Sunway Education Group

21 July 2015

The New Sunway College Student Council

The Sunway College Student Action Team in a modest ceremony, was unveiled rebranded as the new Sunway College Student Council (SCC). The ceremony also introduced the new SCC representatives.

“Your role will have its advantages, most importantly it will prepare you and help hone valuable people skills that will put you in good stead for life. The Student Council is a platform for student participation integral to the development of staff-student relations. Here, you will prove yourselves to be a valued source to the management, lecturers and students. It is good training as you will be dealing with not only the college management, but with your peers where you will represent them and, I trust that you will represent them to the best of your abilities,” said Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group and Sunway University in her address.

16 July 2015

Sunway Model United Nations Innaugural Conference

Each new day brings its problems, challenges and issues. Our youth today hold the responsibility to envision and shape our world for a better tomorrow.

With the belief and certainty that our youth can make a difference, Sunway recently played host to more than 200 delegates from 2 universities, 9 colleges and 10 schools around Malaysia at the inaugural Sunway Model United Nations (SUNMUN) conference. The conference themed ‘Defying Disaster’ was the first organised completely by students of the Sunway Education Group.

14 July 2015

Sunway University Collaborates with World Vision on Together for Every Child Campaign

In support of World Vision’s target to raise RM3 million which will impact more than 47,000 lives, Sunway University’s International Office and Sunway International Student Ambassadors (SISA) recently launched ‘Together for Every Child Campaign’ Clean Water Project at the university.

The event saw notable representatives from Sunway University and World Vision launching the project with a unique water filtering ceremony. Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway University and Sunway Education Group, Prof Graeme Wilkinson, Vice Chancellor of Sunway University, Lim Shui Chin, International Office Director of Sunway Education Group, and Angelo Estella SISA President together with World Vision Malaysia Ambassador Francissca Peter and Communications Officer Tan Shu Yi poured jugs of dirty water into a filter designed and created by Dr Sagathevan K, Sunway University’s Head of Science and Engineering Resources.

The creative launch of World Vision’s Clean Water Project at Sunway University with water filtering ceremony

12 June 2015

Virtual Office Hours and Seminar mode offering via an Australian business degree at Sunway College

Sunway College, one of the pioneer twinning programmes providers in Malaysia offers a curriculum identical to VU Melbourne, Australia. One of the ways of assuring Sunway College provides a true Australian learning experience is via the Burst Mode or Block Teaching, whereby academic staff from VU Australia visit to teach the students and exchange ideas on their teaching experience with the academic team on the VU Bachelor of Business programme at Sunway College every semester.

Recently, Kathy Michael, Steven Wdowik and Dr Maxwell Winchester from VU Melbourne visited Sunway College for their block teaching stint. In addition to teaching their respective subjects, they were here to ensure the quality of the VU programme delivery standards, to plan and implement the latest teaching strategies and methodologies at Sunway College which had already been tested and delivered in Australia.

From left: Steven Wdowik, Kathy Michael, Greeja Hemalata De Silva and Dr Maxwell Winchester

11 June 2015

Sunway University Pays Tribute to Teachers with Oscar Themed Celebration

Ten teachers each took home an “Oscar” for Best Teacher at Sunway University’s Teachers Day celebration. Over 200 teachers, principals and counsellors from several schools around the Klang Valley celebrated at “The Oscars”, a gala celebration for a stellar cast of teachers.

The event organised by students from the Diploma in Events Management and Diploma in Hotel Management under Sunway University’s Centre for Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Management (CTCHM) had the guests walking on the red carpet and posing for photographs against backdrops specially prepared by the students. The teachers were also treated to a delicious spread of lunch. Delectable desserts were specially prepared for the occasion by students from CTHCM’s BSc (Hons) Culinary Management.

Some of the BSc (Hons) Culinary Management students with Anisha Chai, Head of Centre for Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Management (1st from right)

10 June 2015

Sunway Education Group bridges the generation gap

“As parents and guardians, we would want to bring out the best in our child, in all aspects of learning, in school and at every stage of their learning journey in the hope that we can create a better future together,” said Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway University and Sunway Education Group at the start of the Sunway Parent Conference 2015.

In support of parents or guardians in their parenting challenges in the 21st century, Sunway Education Group’s Student Services Department organised the one-day conference, themed “Bridging the Generation Gap”.

Paul Jambunathan was the keynote speaker at the Sunway Parent Conference 2015

08 June 2015

Giant Water Lily at Sunway University and Sunway College

Victoria amazonica, the Giant Water Lily of the Amazon, since its discovery in Bolivia in 1801, has captivated botanists and the general public as one of the wonders of the plant kingdom with its enormous size and unique floral biology. Sunway University’s Head of Science and Engineering Resources Dr K. A. Sagathevan together with his student helper Aaron Ang Chun Hou, former Sunway College’s A-level student, have successfully grew it at the rooftop of Sunway University!

Victoria amazonica is the largest member of the water lily family Nymphaeaceae. It is well known for its huge circular leaves that can potentially grow up to 2.70m in diameter and withstand approximately 50kg, which are often pictured with a small child sitting supported in the centre as a demonstration of their size and strength.

Aaron Ang (left) with his team moving the Giant Water Lily out of water for repotting

18 May 2015

Two Sunway Students are Masters of Code

Winning the Regional MasterCard Masters of Code Competition held in Singapore, two Sunway students, one from Sunway University and the other from Sunway College, with their high-calibre team of five demonstrated excellent computer science knowledge.

Following their regional victory, Leonardy Kristianto, 20, Sunway University’s BSc (Hons) Information Technology student and Lim Jay Ching, 19, former Sunway College A-level student who graduated in July 2014 and their team mates will be funded for the trip Silicon Valley for the Grand Finale Masters of Code hackathon in December. There, they will have the opportunity to meet and learn from Silicon Valley experts, participate in the MasterCard Priceless Experience tour of Napa Valley and San Francisco as well as stand a chance to win the Grand Prize of USD100, 000.

(L-R) Jay Ching Lim, Kean Ho Chew, Daniel Lim, Gwen Yi Wong, Leonardy Kristianto

07 May 2015

Victoria University Melbourne and Victoria University at Sunway College partnership continues to flourish

“Welcome to the VU (Victoria University) Family. We are many miles apart physically but you are as much a member of the VU student family as any student in China, Melbourne, Singapore and elsewhere,” said Rhys Williams, Director of International Development, Victoria University International, in addressing the VU Sunway students at the High Tea hosted by VU at Sunway College on 13th April.

The High Tea was a get-together for the ‘VU family’ comprising current VU students at Sunway and staff members from both Melbourne and Sunway campuses. There was an air of vibe and excitement as students were presented with VU memorabilia, kind courtesy of VU Melbourne.

VU Melbourne and VU Sunway College staff and students having ‘family reunion’. Irene Teoh, Assistant Head of Australian University Programme, Sunway College (2nd row, 6th from right), Teresa Tjia, Academic Registrar, VU Melbourne (2nd row, 5th from right), Rhys Williams, Director of International Development, VU International (2nd row, 4th from right), Brendan McCarthy, Director of Learning and Teaching, VU College, Melbourne (2nd row, 3rd from right), Greeja Hemalata De Silva, Head of Australian University Programme, Sunway College (2nd row, 2nd from right), Dr Hendry Ng Han Swee, Head of VU MBA Programme, Sunway College (2nd row, 1st from right).

05 May 2015

Excellence in Accountancy

Sunway TES celebrates 30th Graduation Ceremony

Sunway TES, the leading professional accountancy school in Malaysia held its 30th graduation ceremony on 25th April 2015.

420 students successfully completed their studies in ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) and Oxford Brookes University (OBU) programmes.

24 April 2015

Sunway Education Institutions Rank No 1 For Employability In Asia

Bandar Sunway, April 20 ~ The global benchmark for the student experience, the Student Barometer Survey Entry Wave 2014 revealed that institutions in the Sunway Education Group are achieving high student satisfaction for graduate employment. The score for a combined group of students surveyed from Sunway University and Sunway College was the highest out of 15 Asian institutions for ‘Employability’. A high score was also achieved for the Learning Overall experience (highest out of 7 institutions surveyed in Malaysia).

The Survey undertaken by i-graduate, tracked feedback from over 2 million students from 1,400 universities, colleges, schools and government agencies across 30 countries. In Asia, over 32,000 students participated in the Survey.

22 April 2015

One goal for Sunway TES CAE Accounting students

Sunway TES Centre for Accountancy Excellence (CAE) recently hosted the International Enterprise Challenge, organised by its former Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) student, Stephen Lee How Hwang, in collaboration with Premier League, Premier Skills and the British Council.

Utilising the global appeal of the English football Premier League, the International Enterprise Challenge aims to engage, inspire and unlock potential amongst 14 to 19 year old Sunway TES CAE accounting students by developing their business and enterprising skills through examples drawn from the commercial football sector.

Team Vantage, the winning team with Stephen Lee How Hwang (third from right)

20 April 2015

Sunway Hosts the Malaysian Model United Nations

Youths make up a quarter of the world’s population and many young people today step up to take ownership for a world they want, a better world. Today’s youth are our future, able shape the world’s social and economic development, challenge social norms and values. These are the ones who can shape the future, the future of our country, the future of this region and ultimately the world.

In its continuos efforts to empower today’s young people, Sunway played host to more than 500 delegates from 6 universities, 10 colleges and 11 schools at the inaugural Malaysian National Model United Nations (MNMUN) conference. The conference themed Malaysia’s Future – Malaysia’s Youth, is the biggest so far held in Malaysia.

07 April 2015

Twenty-three awarded the Sunway TES – ICAEW Global Accountant Scholarship

“As a provider of this scholarship, we hope that it will be a tremendous encouragement and inspiration for you. We are merely giving you a boost to a brighter future. So do make full use of this opportunity. As a rule of thumb, continue to work hard and persevere to realise your full potential”, said Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway University and Sunway Education Group at the Sunway TES-ICAEW Global Accountant Scholarship presentation ceremony.

On 16 March, twenty three students from 16 different schools across Malaysia of the January 2015 intake were on hand to receive the Sunway TES-ICAEW Global Accountant Scholarship amounting about RM1 million for a 2 and 1/2 year Certificate and Professional studies in the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) programme at Sunway TES. The scholarship covers full tuition fees with a registration and exam fees waiver by ICAEW.

Sunway TES-ICAEW Global Accountant Scholarship recipients with Sunway College management staff and ICAEW representatives

03 April 2015

One goal for Sunway TES CAE Accounting students

Sunway TES Centre for Accountancy Excellence (CAE) recently hosted the International Enterprise Challenge, organised by its former Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) student, Stephen Lee How Hwang, in collaboration with Premier League, Premier Skills and the British Council.

Utilising the global appeal of the English football Premier League, the International Enterprise Challenge aims to engage, inspire and unlock potential amongst 14 to 19 year old Sunway TES CAE accounting students by developing their business and enterprising skills through examples drawn from the commercial football sector.

Team Vantage, the winning team with Stephen Lee How Hwang (third from right)

Valedictorian Advise Fellow Graduates to Shoot for the Moon at Sunway College FIA Graduation

“What is FIA? The first thing that comes to mind would obviously be Foundation in Arts. However, for us sitting here, these three letters carry a lot more meaning than what many may see. It carries a journey, an experience and the beginning of so much more”, said Avryl Ooi Wan Cheen, valedictorian of the Sunway College Foundation in Arts (FIA) at the programme’s14th Graduation Ceremony.

Lia Tian Ai, Dr Elizabeth Lee and Avryl Ooi

26 March 2015

Sunway University and JCI Bring World’s Top Thinkers to Malaysia

World’s largest annual conference on Southeast Asia, Oxford’s 4th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium, held in Malaysia for the first time

Sunway University hosted the 4th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium from 20 to 22 March 2015, the first to be held outside the University of Oxford. The Sultan of Perak, H.R.H Sultan Nazrin Shah, an alumnus of the University of Oxford delivered a royal keynote address at the event. His Royal Highness is also the Royal Patron of the Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia (JCI), the host of the Symposium. The Symposium themed “The Year of ASEAN: Integrating Southeast Asia” was also the first public event held at the New University Building.

17 March 2015

Dr Elizabeth Lee Receives Visionary Women Leadership Award

Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group and Sunway University recently received the Visionary Women Leadership Award at the 2nd World Women Leadership Congress & Award (WWLCA) in Mumbai. The Award is conferred to the "Outstanding Women Professionals who have the vision, flair, acumen and professionalism to demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills in an organization, making changes and achieving results".

Each year the WWLC honours influential women leaders in various private and public sectors who have played an important role in the development of modern economy, technology and administrative methodologies, promoting the advancement of government and business organisations at global standards.