Wawasan Open University

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Wawasan Open University
Universiti Terbuka Wawasan
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Established 2006
Type Private
Location Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Colours Light Green, and Dark Green
Affiliations AAOU,[1] ICDE[2]
Website www.wou.edu.my

Wawasan Open University (WOU; Malay: University Terbuka Wawasan) is a private university in Malaysia specialising in open distance learning.

WOU aims to maintain the highest institutional standards and achieved a Tier-5 or "Excellent" rating by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in the SETARA local university ranking exercise. All WOU programmes are accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and approved by the MOE.


Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer

Professor Dato’ Dr Ho Sinn Chye is the third Vice Chancellor of Wawasan Open University (WOU), took effect on 1st October 2012[3].


Chancellor

The former Chief Justice of Malaysia, Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah was formally installed as the 3rd Chancellor of Wawasan Open University (WOU) on 7th December 2013[4].


Faculties[edit]

There are four schools and two centres under Wawasan Open University:

  • School of Science and Technology
  • School of Education, Languages and Communications
  • School of Business and Administration
  • School of Foundation and Liberal Studies
  • Centre for Graduate Studies
  • Centre for Professional Development and Continuing Education (PACE)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full Members of Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU)". Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU). Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Members of International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)". International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Third Vice Chancellor of Wawasan Open University". 
  4. ^ "3rd Chancellor of Wawasan Open University". 

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