A 30-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur’s city centre, southward down the Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya Highway, will get you to one of the swankiest, new age cyber-cities in this part of the world. Cyberjaya is home to one of Asia’s most globalised university campus, the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. With over 9,500 students from around 145 countries, studying here in various academic disciplines covering creative technology, mass media communication and management, it is a melting pot of cultures, traditions and nationalities.
In 1991, when it was founded, the institute entered into various strategic alliances with leading academic institutions from US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand. It created a strong academic framework and interacted intensively with the industry, thus making learning more practical and inclusive.
In 2007, the institute reformed into a broad-based, multi-disciplinary university, retaining its focus on creative technology. Today, at Limkokwing University, an extensive range of programmes at the diploma, degree and doctoral levels are offered through six faculties – design innovation, multimedia creativity, communication, media & broadcasting, Information Technology & computing, business management & globalisation and architecture & Built Environment. The three schools are The Sound & Music Academy, Film & Television Academy and The International Lifestyle Design Academy.
With its unique philosophy of ‘merging the best of East and West,’ the university has gradually spread its wings to open campuses in three continents covering 11 locations in Botswana, China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lesotho, Swaziland and the United Kingdom. This, the institute feels, has been a landmark strategy. With the first off-shore campus of the university set up in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, in 2006, it ushered in a new beginning. Instead of attracting students to a campus located half-way down the globe, it actually reached out to a larger student community in their own back-yard. Thus, started a series of off-shore campuses in Asia, Africa and later in UK. Plans to set up a campus in New York, USA are in the works. Programmes offered in these universities are accredited by regional and international accreditation bodies that add enormous credibility to the international student community seeking admission.
Limkokwing University offers much flexibility to its students. Through the exclusive and unique arrangements it has with numerous institutes across the world, it enables students to spend a semester or two in other campuses. A student can choose to spend six months in six countries and earn multiple certifications in the process.
The university envisions the creation of a global network of youths empowered with skills and knowledge to contribute to the world.