Cyberjaya, December 14th, 2017 – Limkokwing University of Creative Technology is still hype through the end of the year graduating over 1,000 students from 69 countries on Thursday.
This convocation brought the total of global graduates from the University to approximately 9,000 this year.
Similar convocations were held in Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland earlier this year. Next week on December 22, 2017, Limkokwing University Cambodia will also hold its convocation ceremony in Phnom Penh.
The ceremony marked the start of their fresh careers after receiving their scrolls from Limkokwing University at Putrajaya International Convention Center. The graduating students succeeded more than 1,200 students who received their scrolls earlier this July, for a total of around 2,200 students graduating from Malaysia’s University of Innovation in 2017.
Astounding 90% of the graduating class are from overseas countries, emphasizing the international appeal of Limkokwing University’s distinct approach in creative technology.
The theme for this year’s graduation, “Design Your Future” referred to the inspired cohort’s future focused , who come from destinations as far-flung as Europe, the Americas, Africa, many parts Asia and from their home country Malaysia.
Limkokwing University has gained the attention of international agencies such as the United Nations, World Bank and Commonwealth for its unique blend of international students found studying together in the University’s campuses.
The international cultural melting pot is a reflection of Limkokwing University’s as Asia’s most globalized University. The achievement has made Limkokwing University as the premier model for globalized education.
The recognition from international agencies for Limkokwing University was shown through the speech from Dr. Puvan J Selvanathan, President, UN Global Compact Network, Malaysia, who gave an occasional address during the ceremony.
Chancellor of Limkokwing University, Duli Yang Maha Mulia (DYMM) Sultanah of Pahang Hajjah Dr Kalsom, who was presiding over the graduation also presented the graduates with their certificates and scrolls alongside University founder and president Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato Dr Limkokwing.
China’s first ‘One Belt, One Road’ partnership in special needs education
For the first time ever, 15 hearing-impaired students from Zhengzhou Institute of Technology, who had travelled abroad to spend 6 months studying English language at Limkokwing University, was chosen as a part of the partnership between the two educational institutions under China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative.
The partnership fostered further bilateral ties between Malaysia and China. Limkokwing University is the first and only education partner under the initiative that was discussed during the Malaysian Prime Minister’s visit to Beijing, China, earlier this year.
Honorary Doctorate for Leadership
An Honorary Doctorate in Leadership was conferred upon YBhg. Professor Datuk Dr. Raduan Hj. Che Rose, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Professors Council, Prime Minister Office. The recognition paid tribute to years of dedication given to the Majlis Professor Negara (MPN) and for his contributions to the country, Malaysia.
After completing his career in the academic world, YBhg. Professor Datuk Dr. Raduan Hj. Che Rose was made the Chief Executive of the National Council of Professors working directly under the Prime Minister. The council was created as national think-tank with the objectives to conceptualized and assisting in the development of the nation with the strengths of Malaysia’s professors. Through the council, he is able to draw upon inspirations and ideas from the collective skills, knowledge, experience, and talents of some of 2,700 professors considered specialists in every segment of the economy.
University of Transformation that Globalized Malaysian Education
More than 30,000 students study at Limkokwing University’s 12 campuses in Asia, Africa and Europe. Its main campus in KL’s tech-city, Cyberjaya alone holds close to 10,000 students and 80% of them from foreign countries. The ground breaking university with unrivalled emphasis upon innovation and creativity. The University has changed the tertiary education landscape not only in Malaysia but in every country the University has established itself.
Its inspirational ecosystem and global strategic outlook produces 21st century graduates who are leading social and economic transformation across the globe.
The University has played a pivotal role in globalizing Malaysian education and the Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato Sri Dr Mohd Najib Tun Razak has designated the University as The Global University of Malaysia
The University is also recognized as Malaysia’s University of Edu-Tourism in recognition of its achievement attracting youths to the country.
QS Apple, Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education, designated the University as the University of the Future and the Ministry of Higher Education awarded the accolade University of Innovation and the Malaysian government recognizes Limkokwing University and the University of Transformation.
In addition, the University and its President & Founder, Tan Sri Dato’Sri Paduka Dr Limkokwing, has won more than 300 awards for creativity and innovation in education from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and Africa over the last few years.
The University’s award winning website attracts 700 million ‘hits’ a year from 229 countries and territories and the University is now at the top among the world’s most popular universities on Facebook and Twitter.
So far this year, a total of more than 9,000 students from Limkokwing University worldwide have graduated, unleashing an empowered pool of talented young people trained to meet and exceed industry expectations with skills in the latest technological advancements. Limkokwing graduates are equipped with a combination of a global outlook and network, primed to take advantage of every opportunity in the age of globalization.
The new skills that will be released into the global marketplace cover a wide range of disciplines for high-career incomes in the highly digital world. The digital tech-savvy programmes ranging from electrical and electronic engineering, mobile computing, games technology, cloud computing technology, digital media, and design innovation.
The December 2017 graduation ceremony saw students receiving 62 awards and among these; Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr Limkokwing Award for Leadership, Malaysian Prime Minister’s Award – Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Abdul Razak award for Creativity and Innovation, the University Colours for Ambassadorship, and the Command Performance Special Award.
|Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence|
|Chai Phey Chiat||Malaysia|
|Lee Thean Choon||Malaysia|
|Afnan Adnan Ahmed Al-Hushbiri||Yemen|
|Wong Soo Yee||Malaysia|
|Mohammed Ibrahim Khan||Bangladesh|
|Deena Katrina Binti Marzuki||Malaysia|
|Liteno Tagne Rodrigue||Cameroon|
|Prime Minister’s Award for Creativity and Innovation|
|Lobna Hassan Ali Hassan Elgheriani||Egypt|
|Muhammad Hafiz Yusri Bin Abdul Rahim||Singapore|
|Sultan Saleh Ahmed Hatyan||Yemen|
|Israa Ashraf Ahmed Hassan Galala||Egypt|
|Hamza Awadh Mbarak||Comoros|
|Patricia Kanana Mwenda||Kenya|
|Tassneem Abdulrahman Hussain Al- Muharas||Yemen|
|Alexander Gary Sutantya||Indonesia|
|Abdella Mohammed Amin||Ethiopia|
|Sonia Chong Lee Ying||Malaysia|
|Alsaggaf, Aisha Adnan O||Saudi Arabia|
|Mohamed Mohamed Elotai||Libya|
|Aaron Lim Jynn Xyang||Malaysia|
|Tan Sri Dato’Sri Paduka Limkokwing Award for Leadership|
|Tsilavomihary Rantoarioela Maka||Madagascar|
|Waslat Lema Atifmal||Afghanistan|
|Sri Ram A/L Ganesan||Malaysia|
|Razan Sami Abdullah Hassan||Sudan|
|Kwon Sy Ra||South Korea|
|Muatasin Mohammed Saleem Al Zuhaibi||Oman|
|Lee Whey Jeen||Malaysia|
|Ranwa Mohamed Gaber Mahdi||Egypt|
|Mohammed Yahya Ali Al-Sharafi||Yemen|
|Naiduwa Waduge Nimali Kaushalya||Sri Lanka|
|Daniel Ho Tak Shun||Malaysia|
|Aina Nurazlina Binti Amran||Malaysia|
|Talha Mihammad Afzal||Pakistan|
|Rachel Lau Wei Yee||Malaysia|
|University Colours Award for Ambassadorship|
|Salwa Husam Ali Al-Waqfi||Jordan|
|Mohammed Ibraim Khan||Bangladesh|
|Rawah Saad Hammad Al-Naseri||Iraq|
|Aishath Maisha Hussain||Maldives|
|Saif Aldeen Yehya Muneeb Al Najm||Iraq|
|Tiara Fidelia Nicholson||Malaysia|
|University Colours for Command Performance|
|Mohammad A.H. Shadah||Palestine|
|Saleh Nedal Saleh Odeh||Jordan|
|Hew Wen Shan||Malaysia|
|Almerino Mosse Marcos Manhenje||Mozambique|
|Bavani Priya A/P Pachappan||Malaysia|
|Karol Tatiana Baquero Escobar||Colombia|
|Limkokwing International Goodwill Ambassador Award|
|Yunita Carolina Binti Binur||Malaysia|
|Yong Hon Sing||Malaysia|
|Bokang Sterling Monyamane||Lesotho|