UCSI University Celebrates Commemorative Convocation 2011
In conjunction with UCSI University’s 25th Silver Jubilee celebrations
 
02 July 2011

Dr Robert Bong, Vice Chancellor of UCSI University, conveying his speech during UCSI University's Commemorative Convocation 2011

UCSI University’s Commemorative Convocation 2011 sees 2,115 graduating students from various faculties this year, making it one of the biggest cohorts up to date

UCSI University graduates of 2011 expressing their delight after the Commemorat​ive Convocatio​n ceremony held on 2nd July 2011

UCSI University valedictorian of 2011, Chong Shue Ling, who graduated with a degree in BA (Hons) Psychology, expressing her delight and appreciation to her lecturers and peers

UCSI University conferred Tan Sri Dato' (Dr) Khoo Kay Peng, with the Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Management (Honoris Causa) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the business and charitable communities in Malaysia, as well as for his profound entrepreneurial role in developing the state of Negeri Sembilan and Malaysia

 
Kuala Lumpur, 2nd July, 2011 - UCSI University’s commemorative convocation was held today at the University’s Dewan Tan Sri Ahmad Razali (DeTSAR) Hall, located at the South Wing of its Kuala Lumpur Campus. The ceremony is part of the University’s 25th Silver Jubilee anniversary rolling celebrations.

With 16 visiting vice chancellors, presidents and deans from local public and private institutions, as well as foreign universities and other foreign dignitaries, this year’s convocation celebrates the University’s on-going commitment to shaping and moulding her graduates to be work-prepared, industry-ready and technology-savvy gearing towards internationalisation.

“Moving forward, UCSI University must not only focus on pursuing excellence in research but on pursuing the application of knowledge and developing strong skill sets,” said Dr Robert Bong, Vice Chancellor of UCSI University.

“For this reason, UCSI University has committed itself to developing a university that provides students not only academic knowledge, but real-life opportunities in which to apply that knowledge,” he added. UCSI University’s Commemorative Convocation sees 2,115 graduating students from various faculties this year, making it one of the biggest cohorts up to date. On top of that, the University is also graduating its first graduates for its Bachelor of Creative Arts (Hons) 3D Animation; Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) - Logistics Management; and Master of Science (Electrical Engineering) programmes.

“I am optimistic that with the knowledge, skills, and experience we had acquired at UCSI University, we will be able to go further beyond our imaginations,” said the valedictorian of 2011, Chong Shue Ling, who graduated with a degree in BA (Hons) Psychology. Shue Ling is also a scholarship student with UCSI University under The Star Education Fund.

Also as part of the ceremony, UCSI University conferred Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Khoo Kay Peng, with the Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Management (Honoris Causa) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the business and charitable communities in Malaysia, as well as for his profound entrepreneurial role in developing the state of Negeri Sembilan and Malaysia, especially in collaborating with UCSI University to bring education in Malaysia and UCSI University to a level and platform of unmatched accessibility and unsurpassed development.

The UCSI Group, the parent organisation of UCSI University, which is spearheading an initiative to promote the nation’s growth in education, health and research is developing a 160-acre education township of integrated premium health in Bandar Springhill, Negeri Sembilan. This includes the 1,000-bed UCSI University Hospital, the UCSI International School, the five-star UCSI Hotel Springhill, and a new campus for UCSI University. The RM850 million the Group is investing into the first phase of the project is expected to generate a cumulative RM1.3 billion to Malaysia’s Gross National Income by 2020 and create 2,000 jobs by 2015.

As Entry Point Project 14 - the Premium Health Education Cluster (EPP 14), the project is part of the government’s larger Economic Transformation Programme to transform Malaysia into a high-income nation by 2020. EPP14 is located within the programme’s “Education” National Key Economic Area (NKEA), one of the programme’s 12 areas of focus.

UCSI University has also been appointed by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education to lead a government initiative aimed at developing human capital for the nation's hospitality and tourism industry. The University is set to chair this Hospitality and Tourism Discipline Cluster - Entry Point Project 10 (EPP10).


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Last updated: 07 July 2011
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