30 March 2011

Chancellor of Sunway University, Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah named 'Biggest Giver to Charity'

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah AO, one of 2009 Forbes Asia's Heroes of Philanthropy, was befittingly recognised by the Malaysia Book of Records for Biggest Contribution to Charity at the Malaysia Book of Records Awards Night held at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa in January 2011.This is yet another extraordinary testament to his unbounded magnanimity.

Amidst encouraging ovation from the audience, Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah accepted the award in all humility from Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Former Prime Minister of Malaysia witnessed by Datuk Danny Ooi, Founder and Managing Director of Malaysia Book of Records.

The award is indeed a resounding manifestation of Corporate Responsibility by a genuine and accomplished corporate leader whose unflinching efforts in contributing and giving to society remains an inspiration to many.

29 March 2011

The School of Business Establishes a Strong Linkage with Industry and the Profession

Industry Advisory Board
The Sunway University School of Business aims to be a highly regarded and influential business school in the country by 2015 through offering innovative market-driven programmes that nurture enterprising and responsible business leaders.

In order to further strengthen its existing links with industry and the profession so as to ensure the ongoing suitability and relevance of its academic programmes, the School has established an Industry Advisory Board. The purpose and role of the Board is to provide advice and make recommendations to the School on all relevant aspects of the School’s programmes from an industry and professional perspective. The Board will also contribute to the fostering of industry, professional and community links.

The Industry Advisory Board will have the following functions:   
  • To provide industry and professional based perspectives to proposed developments and directions of the School and its academic curriculum;
  • To facilitate links between the School and the business community and assist the School in developing and maintaining strong links with key stakeholders in industry and the relevant professional organisations. This would include advice and assistance in the development and submission of proposals to key external government, industry and professional bodies;
  • To advance the work of the School and in particular, identify, monitor and contribute to the educational needs of industry and the relevant professions.
  • To assist the School in the ongoing review of its curriculum, to ensure its relevance to industry and the profession;
  • To advise and assist the School in relation to industry internship and work-based learning;
  • To provide advice in the development of new academic programmes to meet industry and professional needs;
  • To make proposals on any major matters pertaining to or which may affect the School; and
  • To assist and support the development and provision of research opportunities.
From left to right: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Foo Yin Fah; Dr. Chong Su-Lin; Mr. Siew Chin Kiang (Chair); Prof. Robert Bignall; Ms. Christina Foo; Prof. Arfah Salleh; Mr. Anas Zubedy

The Industry Advisory Board currently comprises of four industry members. They are Mr. Siew Chin Kiang, Staff Partner of KPMG Malaysia; Dr. Chong Su-Lin, CEO of Sunway Medical Centre Berhad; Mr. Anas Zubedy, Managing Director of Zubedy (M) Sdn Bhd; and Ms. Christina Foo, Managing Director of Priority One Consultancy Services Sdn Bhd. The other three members of the Board are Professor Robert Bignall, Vice-Chancellor; Professor Arfah Salleh, Adjunct Professor in the School of Business and Associate Professor Dr. Foo Yin Fah, Head of the School of Business, at Sunway University.

The Industry Advisory Board inaugural meeting was held on 4 March 2011.

Sunway University chooses SAS® for IT skills training and research support

When business executives in Malaysia and the Asia Pacific region seek to hire IT leaders with the latest skills in analytics and information systems, they often find them at Sunway University, where SAS technology is used in the classroom to prepare students for careers in IT.

Sunway University is a world-class higher education institution and leader in private education in Malaysia and the Asia Pacific region. Established in 1987, Sunway University provides tertiary education to a total of 10,000 students – with 30 percent coming from 90 foreign countries – enrolled in various academic programs at the diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The School of Computer Technology (SCT) at Sunway University has developed a reputation for excellence, offering a high standard of education in information technology, information systems, computer science and networking. SCT advocates unique specializations that not only stress the importance of the academic curriculum, but also promote students' exposure to the IT industry, enabling them to discover their potential and achieve their goals.

Associate Professor Dr. Lim Tong Ming, Head of SCT, said, "To achieve excellence in IT instruction, Sunway University is extremely sensitive to the need to expose and educate its technology students with IT skill sets that are relevant and highly sought-after in the real world. This is to ensure that all of our graduates are at the forefront of industry demand, making successful careers in the competitive market."

SAS® for research support
With the rapid changes in the world of technology, Dr. Lim deemed it essential for Sunway University academics to equip themselves with knowledge of the latest enterprise IT solutions, especially in the area of statistical analysis, data mining and analysis technologies.

Sunway University is continuously seeking to explore and research these areas to better tutor its students in the know-how of innovative technologies and advanced IT solutions. For this reason, the university college opted to further develop its teaching and research methods with SAS Enterprise Guide and SAS Enterprise Miner.

VISIT http://www.sas.com/success/sunu.html for more detail

Sunway Taekwondo Night


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17 March 2011

A night to celebrate Sunway’s pre-university graduates

“The most gratifying moment of our teaching profession is when we witness a group of young people completing their academic year after all the hard work and perseverance they put in”, said Ms Elizabeth Lee, Executive Director of Sunway University during the AUSMAT Awards Night. Three of Sunway’s Pre-University programmes commemorated the success and accomplishments of their graduating students from Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT), Foundation in Arts (FIA) and Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) recently.

Ng Jia Wei receiving his award from Ms Elizabeth Lee, Executive Director of Sunway University.

4 March 2011

Philanthropist Cheah donates RM3 Million to School

It was a very moving night for both Sunway University and SRJK (C) Chee Wen as Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, Chancellor and Founder of Sunway University was officially introduced as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of SRJK (C) Chee Wen, during the SRJK (C) Chee Wen Staff Appreciation Dinner held at the Sunway University Multipurpose Hall recently.

Citing Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah numerous involvements and contributions to the school and the society, this significant appointment deemed befitting.

Tan Sri Dato' Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah presenting the cheque to Dato’ Lee Hwa Beng during the staff appreciation dinner.

Come Watch Ang Tau Mui!


3 March 2011

An unforgettable trip to France for Sunway DHM students

Recently, three Diploma in Hotel Management (DHM) students, Lee Han Ying, Queeny Cheong and Sia Lee Chin from Sunway University visited France with their lecturer cum head chef Patrick Siau, who was the Team Captain of Team Malaysia representing Malaysia in the World Pastry Cup 2011 competition in Lyon in January 2011.

The Sunway University team with Puan Sri Rositah Md Mawi, the wife of the Malaysian Ambassador to France (in blue) at the Embassy in Paris.

Team Malaysia was hosted by the Embassy of Malaysia and the Malaysian Association in France after the competition to do a cooking demonstration at the Malaysian Embassy in Paris and sugar sculpting demonstration at Le Cordon Bleu, also in Paris. 

16 CIE Awards for Sunway A-Level

Ten Sunway A-level students emerged the world’s top for their outstanding academic achievement and were awarded with the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards by the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) recently. 

Ang Hui Inn, Iulia Gherman, Gan Fang Wen, Leong Yean Long and Darren Soh Ningyuan posing with their certificates after the award giving ceremony. Muhammad Siddiq Foong, Nur Dzafirah, Charmaine Leong Sook Yee, Lee Kin Wai and Jacqueline Liu Xing Yi were absent in the photo.

A voice for the animals

(Write-up by student)

It was an eventful 3 days in Sunway University as a humble group of students from the Diploma in Information Technology (also known as DIT) set up a booth at the Energy Hub to be a voice and support for animals. We set up and manned a booth for donation collection, fund-raising through a food and snack sale and a petition signing.

A brighter future for 48 Sunway ADTP Students

48 outstanding achievers from Sunway American Degree Transfer Programme (ADTP) made the Dean’s list recently. The August to December semester students produced 10 Summa Cum Laude achievers, 9 of which scored 4.0 in their GPA and 1 who scored 3.91 in his GPA. The Summa Cum Laude which means “with highest honours” when translated is a Latin phrase often used to recognize academic excellence at an undergraduate level.

Chin Kah Men, a Summa Cum Laude achiever receiving her certificate.
Dexter Shee Zhen Rong, a Summa Cum Laude achiever receiving his certificate.