22 September 2014

Selangor Model United Nations Conference at Sunway University

“In this 21st century, we will need education systems that will equip our coming generations with new knowledge, new skills and values needed in a competitive global market while at the same time nurturing them to be responsible adults, good citizens both of our country and the world. This New World is challenging us to rethink not only how much education is needed but also its ultimate purposes. A revolution is urgently needed to transform higher education to meet the demands of a rapidly changing world,” said Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group in her keynote speech at the third annual Selangor Model United Nations (MUN) Conference.

Nineteen year old Dorothy Cheng Chia Huey, Co-Secretary General of Selangor MUN made a difference to this year’s conference by incorporating the Press Corp. The Press Corp, was a group of journalists representing various international publications, they were stationed at the various discussions throughout the event. Cheng who is a currently pursuing the Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP) at Sunway College, plans to study Anthropology or English after CIMP. She has prior working experience as a journalist at The Sun.

1 September 2014

Honorary Award for Elizabeth Lee

Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group, Elizabeth Lee Fuh Yen has been conferred an honorary doctorate by the Council and the Senate of University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, for her immense and exceptional contributions to education in Malaysia. She received the Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from Professor Christine Ennew, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, and Provost and CEO of The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, at the graduation ceremony held recently.

Each year the world-class University of Nottingham, ranked in the top 1 per cent of all universities worldwide bestows honorary degrees to a small select number of individuals who have achieved outstanding success and distinction in their chosen fields. Dr Elizabeth Lee joins the creator of ibuprofen, the late Professor Steward Adams, OBE; British High Commissioner to Malaysia, H.E. Simon Featherstone, CMG; Olympic Gold Medalist, Dr Tim Brabants, MBE; and current governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz; to be amongst the choice luminaries who have received the honour.