27 October 2010

Golden Key International Honour Society Recognizes Sunway Students

120 students of Sunway University College comprising various programmes were recognized for their outstanding academic achievement and honoured with a membership into the Golden Key International Honour Society recently. The Golden Key is recognized as the world’s premier collegiate honour society that has nearly 2 million members from 190 countries. The Sunway students were from the School of Business, School of Computer Technology, School of Health and Natural Sciences, Australian Universities Programme as well as School of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Management.

Bawany Batmanathan receiving her certificate from Professor Robert Bignall during the recognition ceremony.

25 October 2010

Sunway University College gave RM2.9 million at scholarship presentation

Another scholarship presentation ceremony by Sunway University College held in October this year, affirmed and acknowledged its top and deserving students.

An amount of RM2.9 million were given to the 380 recipients at the ceremony. The source of the funding was the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation which was launched in March this year. This year, RM6.9 million was handed out on two occasions including this one. Puan Sri Datin Seri Dr Susan Cheah, the wife of Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah AO, the Founder and Chancellor of Sunway University College gave away the scholarships.

The Chancellors Scholarship recipients (left to right) Karlisyle Lum Ern Ai, Ch’ng Ying Zhao and Hong Xingwei with Puan Sri Susan Cheah (2nd from left)

7 October 2010

International Field Trip for Australian Students

Sunway University College’s Bachelor of Business twinning program with Victoria University (VU), recently hosted a total of 20 students from Victoria University, Melbourne with their lecturer, Mr. Roberto Bergami who visited as part of a study tour. This was a requirement for a field research project, where the students were expected to understand Malaysia’s role and stand in the international business arena. The international students were also exposed to the work environment in Sunway Group; Sunway Lagoon Theme Park and Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall. The study tour had an agenda that matched industrial and cultural exposure with academic knowledge for the visiting students.

Students of Victoria University, Melbourne listening attentively to Mr. Tim Dillion’s talk on FDI.

6 October 2010

Launch of 1Malaysia Entrepreneurship Week

Sunway University College’s drive and growing need to produce first-class students in the education industry was visible with their second launch of the 1Malaysia Entrepreneurship Week in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education. Implemented to create a platform of enterprising youths that are eager to exchange ideas and seek guidance, the students were exposed to a series of talks, interviews, question and answer sessions as well as practical tips.

The launch was officiated by YB Dr. Hou Kok Chung, The Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Malaysia (fifth from right)

Sunway University College to produce Analytical Graduates with SAS

Sunway is the first institution to offer a joint certification with SAS on Information Systems degree course in Malaysia.
Sunway University College (Sunway) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SAS Institute Inc. USA (SAS) to enable Sunway the full right to run a specialization in the area of Business Intelligence and Data Mining in its B.Sc (Hons) Information System degree programme.
Shaking hands on the partnership, Elizabeth Lee (left), Executive Director, Sunway University College with Mr Jimmy Cheah (2nd from right), Managing Director, SAS Malaysia. Witnessing the occasion was Mr. Lee Weng Keng (Centre), CEO Education & Healthcare Division, The Sunway Group

4 October 2010

A Styro-free Campus

The Sunway University College Student Council recently waged a war on Styrofoam by launching their Scrap-the-Styro Campaign on campus. Student Council President, Joyce Wong said “Styrofoam is hazardous not only to the environment, but has carcinogens and is harmful to health of mankind. It is the white weapon of mass destruction (WMD). By going styro-free in its cafeteria and campus, Sunway University College is setting an example for the rest of the higher institutions to play their part in making the world a better place”.

Understanding Minds, Empowering Lives

Research in the field of psychology is growing in hopes of achieving a better understanding of the capabilities and flaws of the human mind. Sunway University College (Sunway) understands how vital research skills are in the field of Psychology and an Academic Symposium, organised by the Department of Psychology of Sunway was implemented to create a learning environment for students, academicians and researchers to share their knowledge and present their study.
Tay Ee Lin, A Psychology student explaining her research to Professor Peter Mitchell,  Head of Psychology (Lancaster University)