29 September 2014

Sri Cempaka International School Interactors win Sunway Bursaries at National I-Quiz Competition

“We did not expect to win” said Lau Wai Keat of Team Insomniacs, who emerged Champion for the Rotary Club of Bandar Sunway’s 7th Annual National Level I-Quiz Competition at Sunway University. The team members, Tai Kai Xin, Lau Wai Keat and Sean Teh Eu Gene of Sri Cempaka International School Kuala Lumpur, outshone other 169 teams through an exciting morning of trivia on general knowledge. They won themselves bursaries worth RM18,000 each to pursue further study at Sunway College or Sunway University.

Signing-Ms Wong with Francis Xavier, President

26 September 2014

Sunway University hosted Harvard Asia Leadership Conference and Camp 2014

Young Malaysians learned leadership skills from Harvard-trained instructors

The Sunway Education Group and the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) recently hosted the Harvard Asia Leadership Conference and Camp at Sunway University from August 17 – 22 in collaboration with the Centre for Asia Leadership Initiatives (CALI). Themed “Leadership and Innovation in the 21st Century, the event aimed at transforming young Malaysians into strategic global leaders to help change the country and the world through teaching and learning from facilitators with extensive experience from Harvard.

The event was the second to be organised by Sunway Education Group and CALI after a similar conference in January. Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group revealed that the collaboration with CALI will continue with more projects. “With our continuous effort, the project will get better. We may have to tweak it, or perhaps narrow down the age gap in order to meet the needs and demands of Malaysia,” she added. Samuel Kim, President of CALI concurred with the plan of returning to Sunway with the Winter Trek in December 2014 or January 2015.

Asia Leadership Trekkers and participants with Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah and Dr Elizabeth Lee The Harvard Asia Leadership Trekkers

24 September 2014

Sunway’s Actuarial Student Clears All Five Preliminary SOA Exams

Simon Eng Fwu Huey, who is currently only in his second year pursuing the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Actuarial Studies at Sunway University, recently cleared all five Preliminary Society of Actuaries (SOA) exams. His achievement is certainly outstanding as these exams are usually attempted only after one has completed their studies. “I wish to finish as many exams as possible before graduating, to ease the burden of studying for them while holding a job,” said Eng when questioned on what made him take the exams before completing his degree.

Eng, having passed all five exams in Probability, Financial Mathematics, Models for Financial Economics, Models for Life Contingencies and Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models, has taken a big step in his path in achieving qualified actuary status and is marching towards a rewarding career upon his graduation.

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.

Sunway Student Ambassadors Learn to Work as a Team

"The teambuilding was so much fun and I want to do it again! The games taught me a lot about teamwork especially through the beach activities", says Ong Jo Lyn of the Sunway College A-Level programme. Jo Lyn was one of 52 Sunway Student Ambassadors from various pre-university programmes at Sunway College selected for a day out at Sunway Lagoon. The special outing where the students were engaged in teambuilding exercises and games was held in appreciation of their outstanding achievement through active involvement as volunteers in events by the Sunway Marketing Department and as Sunway’s brand ambassadors.