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SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 special D-SETARA UNIVERSITIES Class act

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By IAN JEROME LEONG

SINCE the launch of the Setara Rating for Higher Education Institutions in 2007 – the rating of the quality of teaching and learning of participating universities at the undergraduate level – three subsequent ratings have been released biennially with the latest exercise attracting the participation of 53 institutions. This exercise laid the foundation for the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) to later introduce the Discipline-Based Rating System (D-Setara) that rates specific clusters of disciplines at the undergraduate level. Established in November 2007, the MQA is the governing body responsible for quality assurance among higher education institutions in the country. Its main roles are to implement and enforce the Malaysian Qualifications Framework as the reference point for the criteria and standards for national qualifications as well as monitor the quality assurance practices and accreditation of universities in Malaysia and their courses.

Working on improvements

The four clusters of disciplines rated under D-Setara are engineering, medicine, dentistry and pharmacy, health sciences and hospitality and tourism. Neethiahnanthan Ari Ragavan, dean of the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts at Taylor’s University, says, “The reason these four areas of study were chosen is that they were underlined in the Government’s education initiatives of the National Key Economic Areas under the Economic Transformation Programmme.” Similar to the Setara exercise, each

Committed to quality

Similar to the Setara exercise, each Committed to quality discipline cluster is rated and classified into

discipline cluster is rated and classified into six tiers – Tier 1: Weak, Tier 2: Satisfactory, Tier 3: Good, Tier 4: Very Good, Tier 5:

Excellent and Tier 6: Outstanding. International Medical University’s (IMU) deputy vice-chancellor of academics Prof Peter Pook says, “The D-Setara rating exercise allows universities to benchmark the quality of teaching and learning of their specific tertiary disciplines against other universities. “It allows participating universities to reflect and assess the quality of their teaching and learning framework, its implementation and to further improve

their programmes based on international best practices.” Assoc Prof Dr Miszaina Osman, deputy dean of academics at Universiti Tenaga Nasional’s College of Engineering, says, “The D-Setara was an important exercise for the university because it was one of the first rating exercises undertaken by the engineering faculty to rate the quality of teaching and learning. “It enabled us to put a high rating standard for our 12-year-old engineering programme at that time.”

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APEL

TAKING cue from foreign education initiatives, the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) assessment was put in place in 2011, allowing individuals who lack formal academic qualifications an alternative route to enrol into university programmes. Administrated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), the valuation criteria to enter university include the knowledge obtained through work experience, independent study, hobbies and leisure activities, and other informal learning sources. In January, the MQA announced that a new APEL with Credit or APEL(C) programme will be launched this year, allowing individuals to apply for credit transfers in universities. This move further benefits the learner as it reduces the duplication of learning, accelerates the completion of formal education and potentially lessens study costs. Ultimately, the initiative encourages learners to continue upgrading their skills and knowledge towards obtaining formal qualifications and better employment opportunities. MQA has yet to announce when APEL(C) will be carried out in universities.

announce when APEL(C) will be carried out in universities. The D-Setara listing Hospitality and tourism Tier
announce when APEL(C) will be carried out in universities. The D-Setara listing Hospitality and tourism Tier
announce when APEL(C) will be carried out in universities. The D-Setara listing Hospitality and tourism Tier
announce when APEL(C) will be carried out in universities. The D-Setara listing Hospitality and tourism Tier
The D-Setara listing Hospitality and tourism Tier Taylor’s University Management & Science University Sunway
The D-Setara listing
Hospitality and tourism
Tier
Taylor’s University
Management & Science University
Sunway University
Universiti Teknologi Mara
Universiti Utara Malaysia
Universiti Malaysia Sabah
6
5
5
5
4
3
Medicine, dentistry and pharmacy
Tier
University of Malaya
AIMST University
Cyberjaya University College of
Medical Sciences
International Medical University
International Islamic University Malaysia
Monash University Malaysia
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Universiti Teknologi Mara
UCSI University
Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
5
4
4
Engineering
Tier
Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia
5
4
Monash University Malaysia
5
4
Multimedia University
5
4
Universiti Malaysia Perlis
5
4
Universiti Putra Malaysia
5
4
Universiti Sains Malaysia
5
4
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
5
4
Universiti Teknologi Mara
5
4
Universiti Teknologi Petronas
5
4
Universiti Tenaga Nasional
5
3
5
3
4
Health sciences
Tier
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Infrastructure University
Kuala Lumpur
International Islamic University Malaysia
International Medical University
Management & Science University
Universiti Sains Malaysia
University of Malaya
Twintech International University
College of Technology
UCSI University
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Universiti Teknologi Mara
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Open University Malaysia
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
5
International Islamic University Malaysia
4
5
Swinburne University of Technology
4
5
Sarawak Campus
5
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
4
5
UCSI University
4
4
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Universiti Malaysia Pahang
4
4
4
Universiti Malaysia Sabah
4
4
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
4
4
University of Malaya
4
4
Universiti Selangor
4
4
Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
4
3
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
4
3
Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia
3

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Cut above the rest

DESPITE the high unemployment rate and economic downturn in countries across the globe, the hospitality, tourism and culinary arts industry continues to experience growth. It is estimated that in the next 10 years, 80 million jobs will be created worldwide in the hospitality and tourism industry. In Malaysia alone, in the next five years, there will be an additional 500,000 jobs in this industry. To be successful in this industry, it is essential for graduates to receive quality education that would make them the top choice of employers and take them far in their career. For 30 years, Taylor’s University’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (TCHT) has been doing just that – producing top graduates for the hospitality, tourism and culinary arts industry. This is achieved through hiring the best in the industry and

fostering close collaborations with industry partners, providing students with much needed industry exposure before they step into the working world. Its quality and commitment are reflected in the numerous awards the institution, faculty and students have received over the years, including the 2015 PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Grand Award for Education and Training, Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2013-2015 for academic and research excellence as well as the BrandLaureate 2012 Best Brand in Education - Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts. The award-winning school was rated Tier 6: Outstanding by the Higher Education Ministry in the D-Setara ratings. Taylor’s University is the first and only university to achieve a Tier 6, the highest rating in this inaugural rating conducted by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). D-Setara is a rating system that

evaluates four specific disciplines – hospitality and tourism, engineering, health sciences, as well as medicine, dentistry and pharmacy – for the undergraduate level in local institutes of higher learning. The Tier 6 was awarded to Taylor’s University’s TCHT in recognition of the institution’s international reputation for superior quality as well as its teaching and learning excellence. “Our key advantages lie in the strength of our programmes; rigorous, up-to-date and relevant teaching processes that meet industry demands and expectations; the implementation of technology in teaching; and learning infused within our state-of-the-art facilities. “Attaining the six-star rating drove us further towards competing against top institutions in the region and around the world. In fact, we have been constantly referred to by

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have been constantly referred to by D-Setara universities 3 Taylor’s University has been delivering top graduates

Taylor’s University has been delivering top graduates for the hospitality, tourism and culinary arts industry by developing close collaborations with industry partners and equipping students with essential industry exposure.

hospitality schools in the region and internationally,” says Neethiananthan Ari Ragavan, dean of Taylor’s TCHT. Taylor’s University and TCHT have a long tradition of maintaining and garnering partnerships with top industry players, not only in Malaysia but globally. In May this year, TCHT signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Academy of Toulouse, France, to commemorate their 30-year-long relationship and further strengthen their existing collaboration.

This year marks 30 extraordinary years of partnership between Malaysia’s No.1 hospitality, tourism and culinary arts school and more than 500 industry’s best from around the world. These partnerships provide students the platform, through various programmes, to be trained and nurtured as graduates who are a class above the rest.

n For more information, call 03-5629 5000, e-mail admissions@taylors.edu.my or visit www.taylors.edu.my.

the rest. n For more information, call 03-5629 5000, e-mail admissions@taylors.edu.my or visit www.taylors.edu.my .
the rest. n For more information, call 03-5629 5000, e-mail admissions@taylors.edu.my or visit www.taylors.edu.my .
the rest. n For more information, call 03-5629 5000, e-mail admissions@taylors.edu.my or visit www.taylors.edu.my .
the rest. n For more information, call 03-5629 5000, e-mail admissions@taylors.edu.my or visit www.taylors.edu.my .
SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 4 D-Setara universities With Uniten’s reputation of delivering high-quality graduates

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SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 4 D-Setara universities With Uniten’s reputation of delivering high-quality graduates with

With Uniten’s reputation of delivering high-quality graduates with extensive capabilities and skills, its graduates are highly sought-after by employers locally and internationally.

Providing best expertise

OPERATING two campuses, the main campus in Putrajaya and the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah campus in Pahang, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten) strives to advance the acquisition of knowledge and learning experience through research and innovation. As a university that offers foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses in engineering, information technology, business management and its related areas, Uniten is an ideal higher learning institution to mould knowledgeable and competent professionals with a well-rounded and broad intellectual outlook. Among the list of local and international accolades, the university is rated Tier 5: Excellent in the 2013 Rating for Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia (Setara’13) – a rating exercise that assesses the quality of teaching and learning in Malaysian universities and university colleges. To top these recognitions, Uniten is also among the elite group of universities in Malaysia to offer world-class undergraduate education in the field of engineering, as awarded by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Only 10 other universities have been rated Tier 5 in the Discipline- Based Rating System (D-Setara) for engineering courses. The MQA uses the D-Setara rating to assess the quality of teaching and learning in universities through three generic domains of input, process and output.

Engineering success

The dean of the College of Engineering Assoc Prof Dr Izham Zainal Abidin says, “Uniten managed to attain a Tier 5 rating due to the high commitments of our staff and management in maintaining a high-quality standard in content, delivery and quality assurance system. “Our strong industry linkages also play a big role in ensuring the relevancy of our programmes to industry expectations.” With a reputation of producing high-quality graduates with well-rounded

Our strong industry linkages also play a big role in ensuring the relevancy of our programmes to industry expectations.

Assoc Prof Dr Izham Zainal Abidin

capabilities and skills, Uniten’s graduates are highly sought-after by potential employers both locally and internationally. Assoc Prof Dr Miszaina Osman, deputy dean of academics at the College of Engineering, says the university has been working to further develop its engineering courses since the announcement of the D-Setara results. “Since achieving a Tier 5 rating in D-Setara, we have ventured into improving the quality of our courses through a more comprehensive implementation of outcome-based education. “Consistently, Uniten embarks on various audit exercises, which include quality management processes, audits of safety measures and periodic academic benchmarking with local and international universities,” she explains. To ensure that the students receive the best tertiary education, Assoc Prof Miszaina says the university and College of Engineering engage with external examiners from renowned universities from around the world. Besides local accreditations, Assoc Prof Izham shares that the university has also obtained recognition from professional bodies of the United Kingdom, including the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institution of Civil Engineers.

n For more information, visit www.uniten.edu.my or call 03-8921 2020 (Putrajaya Campus) or 09-455 2020 (Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Campus).

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SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 D-Setara universities 5 A graduate tracer study carried out by the

A graduate tracer study carried out by the Higher Education Ministry showed a 98.6% employability rate of MSU graduates entering the workforce.

of Information Sciences and Engineering, International Medical School, School of Pharmacy, School of Education & Social Sciences, School of Hospitality and Creative Arts, School of Graduate Studies,

Graduate School of Management and Centre for Foundation Studies.

n For more information, call 03-5521 6868, e-mail enquiry@msu. edu.my or visit www.msu.edu.my.

Top of the tier

THE Management & Science University (MSU) is one of Malaysia’s top universities that focuses on the critical areas of studies encompassing medicine, health sciences, pharmacy, information sciences and engineering, business management and professional studies, education and social sciences, hospitality and culinary arts, music and fashion. As Malaysia’s best teaching and learning university, MSU gives priority to quality education. Besides incorporating international exposure in students’ learning experience, extensive industrial training components and personal enrichment competency elements are also blended into the programme of study to ensure the graduates’ employability. MSU graduates are the popular choice among employers. A graduate tracer study conducted by the Higher Education Ministry shows a 98.6% employability rate of graduates entering the workforce. This rate is the highest among all higher learning institutions in Malaysia. The programmes that the university offers meet the stringent standards set by the

local and international bodies. MSU’s award-winning homegrown programmes are among the best in the region and are meticulously crafted to enhance graduates’ potential. Besides the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), MSU is accredited by the Accreditation Services for International Colleges (ASIC) of United Kingdom and the Alliance on Business Education and Scholarship for Tomorrow (ABEST21) of Japan. MSU has been rated an Excellent Status University twice by the Higher Education Ministry through a rating system on all universities in Malaysia. Meanwhile, under the Discipline-Based Rating System (D-Setara) and MQA rating exercises on quality of teaching and learning, MSU was rated Excellent Status for the hospitality and tourism as well as health sciences disciplines. MSU is also one of the top two entrepreneurship universities in Malaysia in the private university category. While ensuring the requirements of academically qualified faculty members are being met, MSU further fortifies its brand image through the employment of international visiting professors and institutional collaborations.

The MSU Global Mobility Programme (GMP) and Global Leadership Programme (GLP) are initiatives of the university towards empowering students through international exposure activities. This exposure serves to complete students’ development into competent and employable graduates. MSU offers postgraduate, undergraduate and foundation programmes through the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Faculty of Business Management and Professional Studies, Faculty

Seeking distinction > FROM PAGE 2 The dean of Universiti Tenaga Nasional’s College of Engineering

Seeking distinction

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The dean of Universiti Tenaga Nasional’s College of Engineering Assoc Prof Dr Izham Zainal Abidin says, “The main difference between D-Setara and the QS World University Rankings is that the QS rankings assess research, consultancy and publications of a university. “D-Setara focuses on undergraduate teaching, learning and quality outputs of the graduates.” To have its programmes rated, Neethiahnanthan from Taylor’s shares, “A university must first qualify by having a full cycle of bachelor’s degree programmes and a batch of graduated students to participate. “The programme will then go through a rigorous test of selected criteria set in the rating instrument before it is rated based on its scores.” Carried out throughout 2012, these assessment activities included team meetings, stakeholder consultations, data collection and verification processes, analysis and report writing. Neethiahnanthan believes that the D-Setara ratings have given credence to participating universities and assured potential students and their parents on well-credited

education courses. “The D-Setara results provide a greater understanding on the quality of learning in each institution, specifically on the particular programmes that are of interest,” says Neethiahnanthan. Building on this comment, Prof Pook says, “The initiative also supports the Malaysian Higher Education Blueprint 2013-2025 to raise the quality standards of our education system and to stay ahead of global trends that will continuously reshape the business and social landscape.” Despite the advantages of having this rating system in place, the MQA has decided not to repeat the D-Setara exercise yet. This decision, however, is unlikely to cause a lasting negative impact on the country’s higher education. The agency’s continuous efforts in accrediting all programmes developed and taught at universities ensure that undergraduate students in Malaysia will always receive quality education. Furthermore, the D-Setara highlighted key areas for universities to improve on as they compete against more distinguished international universities in other ranking systems.

universities to improve on as they compete against more distinguished international universities in other ranking systems.

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THE Biotechnology Carnival at Kuen Cheng High School, organised by the School of Science at Monash University Malaysia together with the Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC) and Kuen Cheng High School, attracted more than 500 students. It provided students with the opportunity to gain insight into the field of science from academics and professionals. Exhibitors included the Monash Genomics Facility; Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture, University of Malaya; Mushroom Society Malaysia; University Putra Malaysia; PLS Marketing Sdn Bhd and ChemoScience Sdn Bhd. To add to the carnival-themed atmosphere, there were also game booths

Out of the ordinary

that hosted activities such as crime scene investigation (CSI) with hands-on DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) profiling. There was a series of diverse talks and dialogues by professors, academics and professionals from various institutions. Topics ranged from trends in human genetics and molecular biology to cancer research and even mushrooms. “Bioinformatics, genomics, nanotechnology, medical bioscience – the science field is vast. For decades, people

– the science field is vast. For decades, people It is a field that is embedded

It is a field that is embedded in many facets of our daily lives and also one of the fastest-growing sectors globally,” said Gooi Swee Gaik, the principal of Kuen Ching High School. Led by Dr Song, the organising committee for the carnival consisted of 31 undergraduates from the School of Science at Monash Malaysia. “The three-month long preparation taught me so much about communication as well as working effectively with people,” shares Tee Hsin Yee, a biotechnology student, who was chairperson of the committee. Brandon Yeoh Khai Siang, a medical bioscience student and committee secretary, says that communication skills are essential when working in teams. Lee Zhi Wei, who was activities director at the event and currently pursuing her year- long honours programme for medical bioscience, admits that she found it a challenge to think on her feet as she dealt with situations that popped up during the preparation process and on the event day. The School of Science at Monash University Malaysia is supportive of the Government’s biotechnology agenda. Its good collaborative relationship with MABIC allows similar workshops to be run as community service for public and private schools nationwide.

Students from Monash University Malaysia demonstrating how DNA is extracted. have been unaware of the
Students from Monash University Malaysia demonstrating how DNA is extracted. have been unaware of the
Students from Monash University Malaysia demonstrating how DNA is extracted. have been unaware of the
Students from Monash University Malaysia demonstrating how DNA is extracted. have been unaware of the

Students from Monash University Malaysia demonstrating how DNA is extracted.

have been unaware of the careers and opportunities available within the field of science. We are here to change that perception. Through the hands-on activities here today, we hope that as you get involved, you will also get excited about the wonders of biotechnology, which is so much a part of our everyday life,” said Dr Song Beng Kah as he welcomed the students. Dr Song, a senior lecturer at the School of Science, Monash Malaysia, who is also the organising committee advisor, stressed the importance of helping the country engage more students in the biotechnology field. This is in line with government efforts to increase the number of science graduates. “We are really happy to have Monash and MABIC provide our students with the most current update in the field of biotechnology.

n For more information, visit www.sci.monash.edu.my.

Anchoring

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education

FOR Malaysian students, branch campuses of universities such as Curtin University Sarawak Campus, Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) offer the perfect combination of location, education quality and affordability. Given the rising costs of education overseas, it offers students an ideal alternative for a quality Australian education right at their doorstep. Curtin Sarawak has experienced exponential growth in enrolments for courses under its Bachelor of Engineering. This is mainly because its engineering courses are identical to those offered by its Australian parent and are accredited by engineering bodies nationally and internationally. The courses are recognised by the Higher Education Ministry and the Public Services Department (JPA), and as both Malaysia and Australia are signatories to the Washington Accord, the courses are recognised in a large number of participating nations across the world. Another significant factor is the Tier 5 or excellent rating Curtin Sarawak received for its engineering programmes under the Malaysian Qualifications Agency’s Discipline-Based Rating System (D-Setara), which is a testimony to the quality of the campus’ teaching and learning, academic programmes, research output, staff calibre, graduates and their employability. Curtin Sarawak has also been rated Tier 5 in the ministry’s Setara rating system for overall performance of institutions of higher learning in 2009, 2011 and 2013. In addition, it is one of only eight tertiary

2011 and 2013. In addition, it is one of only eight tertiary Due to the fact

Due to the fact that Curtin Sarawak’s engineering courses are identical to those offered by its Australian branch, the university has experienced rapid growth in courses under its Bachelor of Engineering.

institutions in Malaysia granted a self-accreditation status. As the courses at Curtin Sarawak are conducted using the same unit structures and study materials as the main campus in Perth, students can expect the same standards of instruction and learning experience. They can opt to transfer to the main campus to complete their Curtin degrees. Furthermore, qualifications are awarded directly by the main campus. The university’s outstanding teaching and learning have resulted in multiple accolades over the years. The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) conferred Curtin Sarawak’s SPE Student Chapter its Gold Standard Student Chapter 2014 Award. Curtin Sarawak has embarked on an exciting expansion plan, including a new RM20mil Faculty of Engineering and Science building, in addition to a RM50mil biotechnology centre being developed with the Ministry of Industrial Development Sarawak, which will allow for more research collaboration with Curtin University in Australia, government and industry in Malaysia, as well as other educational institutions around the world.

n For more information, visit www.curtin.edu.my.

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SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 D-Setara universities 7 Sunway students pose for a photo during their

Sunway students pose for a photo during their homestay in Jinguashi, Taiwan.

Bridging the gap

THE BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality Management programme at Sunway University is aimed at equipping students with the knowledge and skills in international business and management required to set them on course for a top position in the hospitality industry. The three-year programme provides specialised training in the hospitality sector, integrated with training in the fundamentals of business management. Students are further prepared for the real world through a 20-week internship programme, which allows them to gain first-hand experience in the hospitality industry. Through the internship programme, they are exposed to the industry’s culture, learn industry standards and experience the varied aspects of working in a hotel or resort. The BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality Management programme under the Centre for Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Management (CTHCM) also encourages students to go on field trips to further enhance their learning. For these field trips, students are usually assigned topics for fieldwork research. In the past, students have visited Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and France. Recently, students from year three of the BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality Management and the BSc (Hons) in Culinary Management visited Taiwan. The group of 20 students were assigned five research topics, targeting strategic issues in the country’s hospitality, culinary and tourism industry such as crisis management for food scandals in Taiwan and backpackers’ satisfaction towards Taiwanese backpacker operators. Lee Kai Sean, leader of the team assigned to explore the Taiwanese bakery franchise industry, says, “The trip enabled us to carry out our research perfectly. Taiwan is a prime example of a nation with natural endowments of high entrepreneurial activities and, according to our literature review, it is labelled as the ‘island of bosses’. “In light of this, we witnessed how a bakery franchise grew from within its domestic home ground into the international market by way of the franchise system. “The trip allowed us to grasp valuable entrepreneurial and food service exposure at an international level. Apart from our research, memories and time spent with our lecturers made the trip by far my most enjoyable one,” he continues. Among those accompanying the students were lecturer Daniel Chong Ka Leong,

the students were lecturer Daniel Chong Ka Leong, Visits to places such as the W Taipei,

Visits to places such as the W Taipei, a five-star luxury hotel by Starwood Hotels and Resorts, offer Sunway students exposure to the hospitality industry.

teaching fellow Lai Mun Loon and CTHCM’s head Anisha Chai Mee Fong. Chong says that study trips can be an effective teaching methodology as they allow students to see the application and implication of what they have learnt at university. Such learning is immediate and effective as it is reflected in the students’ field trip research writing. Field trips such as this help open doors for Sunway students to bridge the gap between student life and the working world. The BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality Management programme at Sunway University is accredited by Le Cordon Bleu. Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates are awarded two certificates – one from Sunway University and another from Le Cordon Bleu. Le Cordon Bleu is one of the most highly respected organisations in the world devoted to culinary arts and hospitality. With the programme certified for meeting the highest of industry standards, BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality Management graduates will find themselves in demand locally and internationally, with most pursuing careers in the hotel industry, airlines and resort management companies. The Sunway University Centre for Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Management was awarded Tier 5 D-Setara’12 for excellent curriculum, quality graduates and graduate satisfaction in the hospitality and tourism discipline by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.

n For more information about programmes offered by CTHCM, call 03-7491 8622, e-mail info@sunway.edu.my or visit university. sunway.edu.my/tourism-hospitality-culinary.

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SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 8 D-Setara universities IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical
SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 8 D-Setara universities IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical
SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 8 D-Setara universities IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical
SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 8 D-Setara universities IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical
SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 8 D-Setara universities IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical
SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 8 D-Setara universities IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical
SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 8 D-Setara universities IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical
SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 8 D-Setara universities IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical
SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 8 D-Setara universities IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical
SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 8 D-Setara universities IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical
SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 8 D-Setara universities IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical
SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 8 D-Setara universities IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical
SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 8 D-Setara universities IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical
SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 8 D-Setara universities IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical
SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 8 D-Setara universities IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical
SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 8 D-Setara universities IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical
SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 8 D-Setara universities IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical
SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 8 D-Setara universities IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical
SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 8 D-Setara universities IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical
SUNDAY STAR, 28 AUGUST 2016 8 D-Setara universities IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical

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IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical School programme, gaining global recognition with more than
IMU pioneered the world’s first Partner Medical School programme, gaining global recognition
with more than 30 world-class university partners.

Highway to healthcare

MEDICINE is not just about the present, it is also about the foundation you lay for the betterment of medicine tomorrow. In addressing the challenges and changing roles of doctors as well as healthcare professionals and services beyond the 21st century, International Medical University (IMU) aims to provide education excellence and groom medical doctors and health professionals who are caring, ethical and capable of exercising leadership in their respective communities. Globally recognised, IMU is a Tier-5 rated university in the Setara ratings of Malaysian universities and university colleges awarded by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). The university pioneered the partner university model and has established a strong global network with more than 30

partner institutions of higher learning in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and China for credit transfer to their programmes. These partnerships are an indication that IMU’s curriculum is unique as it is designed to be of high international standards and are universally accepted by its partners. At IMU, students are exposed to research projects throughout their degrees. Over the years, IMU has also established partnerships with leading hospitals in the country to

allow its staff and students to obtain continuous and extensive real-life clinical experience. It also operates its own private clinic, IMU Healthcare, to ensure close integration of real practice and education. IMU students have the opportunity to be taught by lecturers who are highly qualified in their fields of expertise with extensive experience in not only academia, but also in clinical and professional practice. Students have the opportunity to be taught by faculty members from partner universities on specialised subjects, who come as visiting lecturers on a rotational basis at IMU. Relevant clinical exposure and industrial placements are important as preparation to become knowledgeable, competent and caring healthcare professionals. Students are actively involved in the community where they can translate knowledge gained in classrooms to health education to the public, enhance communication skills as well as strengthen professional and technical skills in real-world environments. This helps to create graduates who are committed to lifelong learning and imbued with a sense of good citizenship, leadership and ethical behaviour.

About IMU INTERNATIONAL Medical University (IMU) is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and
About IMU
INTERNATIONAL Medical University
(IMU) is Malaysia’s first and most
established private medical and health
science university with more than 24
years of dedicated focus in healthcare
education.
Established in 1992, IMU pioneered
the world’s first Partner Medical
School programme and has since
gained international recognition with
more than 30 world-class university
partners. IMU’s main campus is
located in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur,
with branch clinical schools located in
Seremban, Kuala Pilah, Batu Pahat and
Kluang.
The university had a major
breakthrough in 2010 with the start of
its healthcare centres, which allowed
IMU’s staff and students to receive and
treat patients.
The healthcare centres, which serve
as a teaching site for IMU students,
bring the disciplines of allopathic
(Western) medicine as well as
complementary and alternative
medicine together under one roof.
Find out more at the university’s
Open Day on Sept 4 at the university’s
campus in Bukit Jalil from 10am to
4pm and Info Days on Sept 3 and 4 in
Penang, Kuching, Johor Baru or Kota
Kinabalu from 10am to 4pm.
n For more information,
visit www.imu.edu.my, e-mail
start@imu.edu.my or
call 03-2731 7272.