The University - A Brief Introduction

Welcome to Sunway University

Sunway University is one of Malaysia’s leading private universities dedicated to providing quality holistic education for all regardless of race, creed or financial standing. By upholding our core values of Integrity, Humility and Excellence, we support the discovery, advancement, transmission and application of knowledge that meets the needs of our society and the global community. Our values-based education guides our actions and behaviour. We strive to ensure our campus community develops a sustainable mindset by embracing an ecological worldview, by understanding systems perspective and by developing emotional intelligence.

Sunway University is part of the Sunway Education Group which is owned and governed by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF), Malaysia’s largest education-focused social enterprise.  Through this unique not-for-profit structure, operating surpluses are channelled back into the institutions or disbursed as scholarships, research grants and expansion funds for faculty and facilities to ensure quality education in perpetuity.

Sunway University Campus

Our state-of-the-art modern campus is connected to a wide range of social and community amenities by safe walkways at tree top level (the “canopy walk”) giving a unique sustainable study, work and social environment for our students and staff on campus and around Sunway City.

Sunway City is a prime example of the new global movement of sustainable “fifteen minute cities” with hyper-connectivity and all amenities accessible within 15 minutes by walking. Close by the campus and connected via the canopy walkway we have the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, the Sunway Pyramid Mall (one of the largest in the country and the region), and the Sunway Medical Centre, one of the largest and best equipped private hospitals in Southeast Asia giving world class medical care, as well as much more. 

Our campus is easily accessible via the BRT (bus rapid transit) as well as by the green canopy walkways from around Sunway City. We welcome visitors and potential students to come and look around. Many areas are open to the public and we often hold events which are open to the community such as distinguished speaker lectures, exhibitions, and music performances many of which are free. The main university library is accessible to the public after an application process.

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    Sunway Facilities
    Sunway Facilities
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    View of the JC1 Lecture Theatre used for classes as well as guest lectures and events.
    View of the JC1 Lecture Theatre used for classes as well as guest lectures and events.
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    Sunway University Building
    Sunway University Building
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    The Sun-U Residence Olympic-sized swimming pool.
    The Sun-U Residence Olympic-sized swimming pool.
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    The Harvard Collection of books from Harvard University
    The Harvard Collection of books from Harvard University
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    Sunway Students
    Sunway Students
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    Sunway Library
    The University’s massive book collection, comprising over half a million titles.
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    Sunway from South Quay
    View of The Waterfront Residence
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President Professor Sibrandes Poppema

President’s Welcoming Address

A warm welcome to Sunway University, Malaysia’s leading, not-for-profit private university, dedicated to quality education, research focused on key global problems under the umbrella of Planetary Health and the Sustainable Development Goals, and supporting innovation and entrepreneurship.

Professor Sibrandes Poppema

President


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A Globally Connected & Sustainable University

The University has a 5-star “excellent” rating by the Malaysian government (in the latest Setara assessment exercise), and is one of just eleven universities in Malaysia to be awarded the special “Premier Digital Technology University” status. We have developed close collaborations with many leading international universities including Harvard University and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Some professors from the latter hold distinguished visiting appointments giving occasional lectures to our University and the wider Sunway City community through our Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers series of public lectures. These are named after the founder of Sunway City and of the University, Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah, who is also the chairman of Sunway Group, one of Malaysia’s leading industrial conglomerates and developer of Sunway City. We have a very close relationship with Lancaster University in the UK, enabling our students on many programmes to also qualify for Lancaster degrees.

So welcome to a globally connected, forward looking university, dedicated to sustainability, and located in arguably one of the most exciting campus destinations on the planet in the warm heart of tropical sunny Malaysia.

New Business School under construction

Our Vision

To be a World Class University

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Our Mission

To nurture all-round individuals and devote ourselves to the discovery, advancement, transmission and application of knowledge that meet the needs of our society and the global community

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Our Creed

Sunway University will carry out its mission with integrity and unwavering dedication to excellence, enterprise, professionalism, financial self-reliance, innovation, mutual respect and team spirit

Sunway Students

Our Educational Goals

Sunway University students will:

  • become independent, lifelong learners who actively pursue knowledge and appreciate its global application to economic, political, social and cultural development
  • be empowered with the competencies and capacity to contribute to a fast-changing economic, social and technological world
  • develop strong leadership qualities and communication skills
  • be prepared for careers that enable them to lead productive, fulfilling and meaningful lives
  • value integrity and become ethical, accountable, caring and responsible members of society