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Limkokwing University of Creative Technology

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (also referred to as Limkokwing) is a private international university with a presence across Africa, Europe, and Asia. With its main campus in Malaysia, the university has over 30,000 students from more than 150 countries, studying in campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Kuching, Botswana, Cambodia, Cambodia, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Swaziland Uganda and the United Kingdom.[1][2]

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology
Universiti Teknologi Kreatif Limkokwing  (Malay)
林国荣创意工艺大学 (Chinese)
Former names
Limkokwing University College of Creative Technology (2000–2010), Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology (1991–2000)
MottoDriving Innovation for Education
TypePrivate
Established1991; 27 years ago (1991)
PresidentTan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr Limkokwing
Students30,000+
Location, ,
CampusCyberjaya, Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Malacca, Beijing, Gaborone, London, Maseru, Mbabane, Phnom Penh, Sierra Leone, Namataba.
Websitewww.limkokwing.net
Limkokwing Large Banner Logo.jpg

It is considered to be one of the top arts and design schools in Asia, and is ranked highly among Asian universities in the QS Rankings.[3]

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HistoryEdit

 
Limkokwing University of Creative Technology main atrium in Cyberjaya

Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology (as it was then known) was established in 1991 by founder and namesake Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr Limkokwing. In 2002 the institute became the first private college to be recognised as a University College.[2]

FounderEdit

Dr. Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing is the founder and president of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. He established Wings Creative Consultants in 1975.[4]

CampusesEdit

 
Limkokwing University of Creative Technology

Limkokwing University has a presence across three continentswith over 30,000 students coming from more than 150 countries.[2] As of December 2018, the university hasd the following campuses:[5]

  • The Limkokwing Borneo campus is in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak, Malaysia's largest state on the island of Borneo. The campus was launched in Kuching on 19 February 2009, marking the second campus for Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Malaysia.
  • The Limkokwing Botswana campus is in the country's capital, Gaborone, and was launched on 14 May 2007.[6][7]
  • Limkokwing Campus Cambodia, located in Phnom Penh.[8]
  • Limkokwing Lesotho is located in Maseru, the capital of Kingdom of Lesotho. The campus was launched by the Right Honorable Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili on 15 October 2008. The occasion marked the first entry of a Malaysian university into Lesotho and the establishment of Limkokwing's second campus in Africa.[9]
  • The Limkokwing Malaysian campus is the flagship campus. It is in Cyberjaya, a township in Malaysia. The Limkokwing campus in Cyberjaya is home to 9,500 students from nearly 145 countries. The campus is the winner of the Highest Enrolment of Foreign Students Award and Special Award for Globalizing Malaysian Education from the Malaysian Ministry of Education and the Export Excellence Award from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.[10]
  • Limkokwing United Kindgom campus is in the centre of London at 106 Piccadilly.[11]
  • The Limkokwing Swaziland campus is in Mbabane, ESwatini.[12]
  • The Limkokwing Sierra Leone campus in Freetown, opened in March 2017.[13]
  • The Limkokwing Uganda campus in Namataba, is expected to open in 2019.[14][15]

AcademicsEdit

Limkokwing offers foundation, diploma, degree, masters, DrBA, PhD, language, and professional courses. As of 2018, the university maintained the following academic faculties:[1]

  • Faculty of Information & Communication Technology (FICT)
  • Faculty of Business Management & Globalization (FBMG)
  • Faculty of Communication, Media & Broadcasting (FCMB)
  • Faculty of Architecture & The Built Environment (FABE)
  • Faculty of Design Innovation (FDI)
  • Faculty of Multimedia Creativity (FMC)
  • Faculty of Fashion & Lifestyle Creativity (FFLC)
  • Sound and Music Design Academy (SMDA)

Through these centers, the university offers instruction in many specialties, including the following:[1]

Animation, Architecture, Business, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Design, Film Production, Games Design, Global Campus Learning, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Islamic Banking, Journalism, Mass Communication, Mobile Computing, Software Engineering, Urban Planning and Web Design.

AwardsEdit

The university has been granted a number of awards, including the following:[16]

  • Global Innovation Leadership in Education, in 2010.[17]
  • Outstanding Achievement in Web Development for Education Standard of Excellence, Portal Standard of Excellence, University Standard of Excellence, in 2010.[16]
  • The International Arch of Europe Award for Quality, Leadership, Technology and Innovation.[16]
  • The Commander of the Most Meritorious Order of Mohlomi by His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho.[16]
  • In April 2017, the Accreditation Service for International Colleges and Universities (ASIC) from the United Kingdom bestowed Limkokwing University with the Global TVET Model University Award and Tan Sri Limkokwing with the Transformation Leadership in Global TVET Education Award.[4]

ConsortiumEdit

The consortium is made up of institutions that partner with Limkokwing University. These include:

Industry partnersEdit

Limkokwing through its training arm, Malaysia Design Innovation Centre (MDI), has signed memoranda of understanding (MoU) with many industry partners. One of the objectives is to lend support to state governments, quasi-government organisations, multinationals, and small- and medium-size industries or enterprises in enhancing their creative capacity. Through the resources of the university and MDI, the partners co-operate in areas such as brand development, packaging design, and research and development.[18]

RankingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Studymalaysia.com (2018). "Profile of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology". Selangor, Malaysia: Studymalaysia.com. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c NewsWeek (2018). "Limkokwing University of Creative Technology: Pioneering Industry-Driven Education And Innovation". New York City: NewsWeek. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Limkokwing University of Creative Technology". Quacquarelli Symonds. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b Bernama (8 October 2017). "Limkokwing University plan's to 'export' TVET Malaysia to Botswana". Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia: The Sun Daily Malaysia Quoting Bernama. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  5. ^ Wong, Jack (20 February 2009). "Limkokwing to set up more campuses". The Star Online. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  6. ^ Ontametse Sugar (9 October 2017). "0ver 900 graduate from Limkokwing University". The Patriot. Gaborone. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  7. ^ Special Correspondent (2 March 2008). "Botswana: Shifting policies benefit Malaysian private university". University World News. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  8. ^ Unipage.net (2018). "About Limkokwing University of Creative Technology Cambodia". Unipage.net. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Limkokwing University plans to extend TVET Malaysia to Lesotho". Bernama.com. 16 October 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  10. ^ Liveandstudymalaysia.com (2018). "Limkokwing University: Main Campus". Liveandstudymalaysia.com. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  11. ^ ASIC. "Limkokwing University of Creative Technology: London Campus". Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges & Universities (ASIC). Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  12. ^ Swazi Media (15 March 2018). "Police Fire During Student Roadblock". Swazi Media Commentary. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  13. ^ Hanis Zainal (18 March 2018). "Limkokwing's Sierra Leone campus opens". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  14. ^ Opio, Alfred (14 April 2014). "Malaysians to Open University in Namataba". Kampala: Chimp Reports Uganda. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  15. ^ Mukhaye, Damali (5 December 2018). "Malaysian varsity takes over Ugandan institute". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  16. ^ a b c d Limkokwing University (29 December 2008). "Limkokwing University of Creative Technology The Founder & President: Recognitions & Awards" (Archived from the original). Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  17. ^ The Borneo Post Reporter (19 July 2010). "Limkokwing Wins American Awards". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  18. ^ Limkokwing University (18 December 2008). "Partial List of Industrial Partners of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology" (Archived from the original). Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  19. ^ "Limkokwing University of Creative Technology". Quacquarelli Symonds. Retrieved 17 September 2015.

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