KUALA LUMPUR: Limkokwing University of Creative Technology scooped the Readers Digest Trusted Brand Gold Award for the best private University in country beating over 20 Universities at a glittering ceremony held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
Readers Digest Trusted Brand Awards now in their 19th year, are conducted annually, with winners voted entirely by Malaysian consumers, providing a genuine market endorsement for topping the polls. Over 8,000 consumers across five market areas in Asia being Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Philippines, were surveyed.
Consumers were asked to rate the brands they nominated in a six qualitative criteria comprising of Quality, Value, Innovation, Social Responsibility, Trustworthiness & Credibility and Understanding of Customer Needs.
Winning brands in Malaysia are a mix of local and international names such as Samsung, Bank Islam, Limkokwing University, Blackmores, Top & Spritzer. The Gold Trusted Brands Awards were given to products and services that led the polls in their fields, while Platinum Trusted Brands Awards recognise brands that vastly outpolled their competition.
Receiving the most converted award at the ceremony Nermina Serhatic, from the Founder President of Limkokwing’s office highlighted that the University was humbled to be receiving this award for the third time in a row, which was testimony that the University strives to be a centre for excellence in all aspects, hence the consumers prestigious recognition.
Tan Sri Limkokwing and the University that bears his name changed the face of private education through creative approaches that fuse industry experience with academic learning.
Thousands of young people from around the world have gained a global tertiary education by virtue of the University’s pioneering and innovative education philosophy which is creativity oriented.
More the 30,000 students study at Limkokwing University’s 12 campuses in Asia, Africa and Europe. Its main campus in KL’s tech-city, Cyberjaya alone holds close to 10,000 students, 80 percent of them from foreign countries and is the nation’s ground-breaking University with unrivalled emphasis upon innovation and creativity.
The University has changed the tertiary education landscape not only in Malaysia but in every country the University has established itself.
Its inspirational ecosystems and global strategic outlook produces 21st century graduates who are leading social and economic transformational across the globe.
The University has played a pivotal role in globalising Malaysian education and the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato Sri Dr Mohd Najib Tun Razak, has designated the University as The Global University of Malaysia.
His pioneering endeavours in building a strong TVET workforce with high-tech, skill-based training has created generations of young entrepreneurs who are contributing to transforming their nations.
His contributions has been recognised and he has been awarded: Global TVET Leadership for Economic Transformation by the United Kingdom’s globally recognised authority on accreditation of higher education institutions worldwide, ASIC and IVETA (International Vocational Education & Training Association, UK) - TVET UK’s International President – Limkokwing University was declared ‘Global TVET Model University.
In 2016 AISC (Accreditation Service For International Colleges) the United Kingdom based globally recognized authority on accreditation of higher education institutions worldwide, has designated Limkokwing University as the Global T.V.E.T. (Tertiary Vocational Education Training) Model University and awarded the President/Founder of the University, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Panduka Dr. Limkokwing, Transformational Leadership in Global T.V.E.T. Education.
The University is also recognised as Malaysia’s University of Edu-Tourism in recognition of its achievement attracting youths to the country.
QS Apple (Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education) designated the University as the University of the Future, the Ministry of Higher Education awarded the accolade University of Innovation and the Malaysian government recognizes Limkokwing University and the University of Transformation.
In addition, the University has won more than 200 awards for creativity and innovation in education from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and Africa over the last few years.
The University’s award winning website attracts 300 million ‘hits’ a year from 229 countries and territories and the University is now among the Top Ten of the world’s most popular universities on Facebook and Twitter(3rd).
AISC recognises the University’s successful systematic delivery of industry-relevant programmes across the globe as well as its Founder and President’s pioneering efforts in education.
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