KDU University College
|Headquarters||Petaling Jaya, Malaysia|
|Key people||Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Dr. Khoo Kay Kim, Chancellor|
KDU University College (or KDU) is a private college in Malaysia. KDU is an acronym for Kolej Damansara Utama. It was established in 1983 with the launch of the first main campus in Petaling Jaya. This campus was later complemented by a second at Section 13 in the same city and a third in Penang. KDU offers education programmes at the Certificate, Diploma, Degree and Masters levels and has a student population of over 6,000, where an estimated 25% are international students from over 55 countries.
KDU is owned by the Paramount Corporation Berhad, a property development company which has diversified into education through KDU University College (Damansara Jaya campus & Section 13 campus), KDU College Penang, KDU Management Development Centre and Sekolah Sri KDU, a private school.
KDU was founded in 1983 with the construction of the first campus in Damansara Jaya. Since then, two more campuses were opened in Section 13, Petaling Jaya and Penang respectively. A fourth campus is being developed in Glenmarie, Shah Alam.
In November 2010, KDU College was upgraded to University College status by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. The ceremony was officiated by the Minister of Higher Education, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin. In January 2011, Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Dr. Khoo Kay Kim was appointed the institution's Chancellor.
On 23 August 2011, KDU University College launched its own degree programmes, featuring business, law, computing, engineering, communication, culinary management and hospitality management.
Degrees and certificates are offered in the following disciplines;
- School of Business and Law
- School of Engineering
- Liberal Arts
- School of Computing & Creative Media including Information Technology and Game Development
- Creative Media
- School of Communication & Creative Arts including Mass Communication
- Creative Arts
- School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts
- Professional Accounting Centre
- KDU Management Development Centre (KMDC)
- School of Nursing and Allied Health