Limkokwing University of Creative Technology
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (September 2012)|
|Limkokwing University of Creative Technology|
|Motto||Driving Innovation for Education|
|President||Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Lim Kok Wing|
|Location||Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia|
|Campus||Cyberjaya, Kuching, Melaka, Jakarta, Bali, Phnom Penh, Beijing, Gaborone, Maseru, Yemen, London|
Limkokwing University College of Creative Technology (2000–2010)
Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (referred to as LUCT, LKW or just 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 its 11 other campuses in Botswana, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lesotho, Swaziland and the United Kingdom.
Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Lim Kok Wing is the founder and president of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology.
He established Wings Creative Consultants in 1975.
Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology (as it was then known) was established in 1991 by founder and namesake Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Lim Kok Wing. Its first campus consisted of a few bungalows in Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
The institute formed relationships with universities and colleges in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. At the same time, the institute forged links with industry to provide direction and support.
Collaborating with industry gave opportunities for students to engage in real work experience. In 2002 the institute became the first private college to be recognized as a University College.
The university's London campus was opened in Piccadilly in October 2007. The campus was officially opened by the Malaysian former prime minister, YABhg Tun Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi. Limkokwing established its second campus in Africa in Maseru, Lesotho.
- The Limkokwing Bali campus in the island of Bali, Indonesia.
- 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.
- Limkokwing Cambodia is in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. The campus facilities consist of two blocks of buildings containing classrooms, offices, a multimedia library, and lecture halls.
- 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.
- The Limkokwing Malaysian campus is the flagship campus of Limkokwing University. 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.
- Limkokwing London is in the centre of London, England, in Piccadilly, across Green Park just opposite Buckingham Palace. The campus was launched by the former Malaysian prime minister, YABhg Tun Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi on 1 October 2007 and was the first Asian and Commonwealth country to set up a university and deliver its degrees in the country.
Limkokwing offers courses in Foundation, Diploma, Degree, Masters, DBA, PHD, Language and professional courses.
The university offers these programmes through six faculties:
- Design Innovation
- Multimedia Creativity
- Media & Broadcasting
- Information Technology & Computing
- Business Management & Globalization and Architecture & Built Environment
And through three schools:
- The Sound and Music Academy
- Film and Television Academy
- The International Lifestyle Design Academy
The Global Classroom allows students to choose to do their semesters in other countries. Through this initiative, a student can spend a semester or more at any one of the Limkokwing campuses.
The university has been granted a number of awards:
- Global Innovation Leadership in Education
- Outstanding Achievement in Web Development for Education Standard of Excellence, Portal Standard of Excellence, University Standard of Excellence
- The International Arch of Europe Award for Quality, Leadership, Technology and Innovation
- The Commander of the Most Meritorious Order of Mohlomi by His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho
The consortium is made up of institutions that partner with Limkokwing University. These include:
- RMIT University
- Curtin University of Technology
- University of Melbourne
- University of East London
- The Robert Gordon University
- Anglia Ruskin University
Limkokwing through its training arm, Malaysia Design Innovation Centre (MDI), have signed memoranda of understanding (MoU) with industry partners. One of the objectives is to lend support to state governments, quasi-government organizations, multinationals, and small- and medium-size industries or enterprises in enhancing their creative capacity.
Through the resources of the university and MDI, the partners cooperate in areas such as brand development, packaging design and research and development.
The university has awarded honorary doctorates in Humanity, Innovation in Education, Social Transformation and Leadership. The recipients to date are:
- Rt Hon Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, Chief Minister of Sarawak
- Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Najib Tun Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia
- Y.A.Bhg Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of Prime Minister of Malaysia
- Tun Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi, former Prime Minister of Malaysia
- Tun Dr Mahatir Mohamad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia
- Dr Festus G. Mogae, former President of the Republic of Botswana
- HRH The Duke of York
- Prof Dr Michael Thorne, independent adjudicator for Higher Education
- Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa
- Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa
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