Limkokwing University https://www.limkokwing.net Limkokwing University's innovative brand of creative education merges the best of East and West for students in its 13 campuses in Asia, Africa and Europe. https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/limkokwing.svg Limkokwing University https://www.limkokwing.net https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/limkokwing_facebook.png en-us 2018 © Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. All Rights Reserved. Nizar Khalid M Al Thobaiti https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/community/alumni/nizar_khalid_m_al_thobaiti Nizar Khalid M Al Thobaiti 15 February 2018 <p>Nizar Khalid M Al Thobaiti from Saudi Arabia is a graduate with a Master’s in Multimedia Management in 2015.</p><p> </p> <p>Nizar has been a sports fan ever since he was young. </p> <p>He has always been interested in a lot of sports and swimming tops the list.</p> <p>One of the reasons that made Nizar decide to join Limkokwing University was the international platform that enabled students to experience unique cultures from various countries around the world.</p><p> </p> <blockquote class="left"><p>“Studying in Limkokwing shaped me into someone that I thought I would never be and this is due to the different mindset showing a wide range of possibilities to resolving problems, the “outside the box” way,” said Nizar.</p> </blockquote> <p>He said during his time in Cyberjaya, he was exposed to a lot of opportunities and was able to work in different fields to gain more knowledge relevant to his studies. </p> <p>Nizar is currently working as a Consulting Manager with the National Aviation Services (NAS) in Kuwait. His role mainly involves strategizing company growth. “Some of my current projects are opening new bases,” said Nizar.</p><p> </p> <p>Asked what is his greatest achievement so far, Nizar replied “Achieving the target for viewers from the first client which was considered as good motivation for the company.”</p><p> </p> <p>Nizar said Limkokwing played a major part in his career, in terms of brainstorming brand campaign for clients, and execution of writing.</p><p> </p> <p>“The creativity, professionalism in writing, and advertising skills have been some of the more important skills I picked up during my days at Limkokwing,”said Nizar.</p> <p>One of the most transparent changes that Nizar experienced in the industry ever since he started working was the focus of work. “Back in the University, I was able to multitask, but it works differently in the working world as I was tasked with focusing on one thing at a time,” said Nizar.</p><p> </p> <p>“My definition of success would be when I become useful to other people by imparting the knowledge I gained during my time at Limkokwing,” shared Nizar. He also mentioned that there is no failure and no such ideas should arise because there is only learning process in life.</p><p> </p> <p>Nizar also encouraged individuals that would be interested in the same line of work as him to continuously experiment, which may eventually open doors for them to start as early as an intern.</p><p> </p> <p>“Limkokwing is definitely one of the best Universities I have attended, with so many great lecturers, vibrant environment and the way the students are taken care of,” Nizar concluded.</p><p> </p> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Consulting Manager with the National Aviation Services (NAS) in Kuwait

MBA in Multimedia Management

Nizar Khalid M Al Thobaiti from Saudi Arabia is a graduate with a Master’s in Multimedia Management in 2015.

Nizar has been a sports fan ever since he was young.

He has always been interested in a lot of sports and swimming tops the list.

One of the reasons that made Nizar decide to join Limkokwing University was the international platform that enabled students to experience unique cultures from various countries around the world.

“Studying in Limkokwing shaped me into someone that I thought I would never be and this is due to the different mindset showing a wide range of possibilities to resolving problems, the “outside the box” way,” said Nizar.

He said during his time in Cyberjaya, he was exposed to a lot of opportunities and was able to work in different fields to gain more knowledge relevant to his studies.

Nizar is currently working as a Consulting Manager with the National Aviation Services (NAS) in Kuwait. His role mainly involves strategizing company growth. “Some of my current projects are opening new bases,” said Nizar.

Asked what is his greatest achievement so far, Nizar replied “Achieving the target for viewers from the first client which was considered as good motivation for the company.”

Nizar said Limkokwing played a major part in his career, in terms of brainstorming brand campaign for clients, and execution of writing.

“The creativity, professionalism in writing, and advertising skills have been some of the more important skills I picked up during my days at Limkokwing,”said Nizar.

One of the most transparent changes that Nizar experienced in the industry ever since he started working was the focus of work. “Back in the University, I was able to multitask, but it works differently in the working world as I was tasked with focusing on one thing at a time,” said Nizar.

“My definition of success would be when I become useful to other people by imparting the knowledge I gained during my time at Limkokwing,” shared Nizar. He also mentioned that there is no failure and no such ideas should arise because there is only learning process in life.

Nizar also encouraged individuals that would be interested in the same line of work as him to continuously experiment, which may eventually open doors for them to start as early as an intern.

“Limkokwing is definitely one of the best Universities I have attended, with so many great lecturers, vibrant environment and the way the students are taken care of,” Nizar concluded.

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Arsham Pour https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/community/alumni/arsham_pour Arsham Pour 15 February 2018 <p>Making it big in the music industry is often a long shot, because it takes unwavering dedication to breakthrough to the top. Years of hard work saw Music Producer and Disc Jockey Arsham Pour making his mark in the electronic dance/pop music industry.</p> <p>His journey started in 2014 when Arsham Pour and his brother Armina Pour stumbled across Limkokwing University upon visiting Malaysia to explore career opportunities. Arsham mentioned that it was luck for them to discover the University as it was the perfect place for them to learn more about music.</p> <p>“Even though we discovered our passion for music at a very young age, we hadn’t started actively pursuing it until four years ago upon joining Limkokwing University.”</p> <p>Arsham graduated from Bachelor (Hons) Recording Arts. “I chose Limkokwing University mainly because of its top-notch facilities and also its industry knowledgeable lecturers.”</p> <p>In 2015, a trail of accomplishments followed as they released an album called ‘Animal Barn’. A year later, the duo received several recognitions including winning Best Original Song and Best Music Video for their track ‘Soul Train’ at the US Indi Wise competition. In the same year, they were chosen by Reverbnation as Number 1 DJ in Malaysia, official MAC DJ 2016, official Coca Cola DJ 2016, and were featured on the cover of DJ magazine in September 2016.</p> <p>Their music is classified under the E- Pop genre which is a fusion of electronic dance music and pop music.</p> <p>Recently they released an album ‘Fall Out Boy’ with a major recording label Sony Malaysia which skyrocketed to US Top 40 for seven straight weeks and appeared on Dutch Top 100 at number 69.</p> <p>Arsham acknowledged this as a huge accomplishment as no one in Asia has ever maintained a spot in US Top 40 for as long as seven weeks. “Since our album appeared on the charts a lot of artists got interested in collaborating with us; we have been going to work with artists in the USA, K-Pop artists, and some artists from India as well.”</p> <blockquote class="left"><p>“We always aim to get artists from around the world, because we believe we are all human and we want to create pieces of music that show the unity of the human race.”</p> </blockquote> <p>Their next project is working on an EP album, then go on tour in the US, India, China and the Netherlands. “This is going to be a very exciting moment for us, because it will be the first time it is happening in our career, especially after we released an album,” Arsham beamed.</p> <p>A typical day for the duo not only involves making music but also managing their social media accounts, responding to emails to follow up on collaborations as well as readying and assigning new music to different artists. “Basically, our day is a combination of music, social media, corporate work and meetings for our music videos. We also prepare for gigs and events.”</p> <p>Arsham credited Limkokwing University for tapping into his creativity and providing him with the skillset to excel in the music industry.</p> <p>“When you walk on campus you see people from different cultures and backgrounds, this helped influence the music that we make, because we use the same approach in our music by incorporating artists from over the world. In addition to the multi-cultural factor, Limkokwing University has top-notch facilities which are one of the best in Malaysia.”</p> <p>The duo mentioned that before joining the industry, they thought it would be a smooth sailing and only about music, however, they realised it was going beyond the making of records. “The music industry is a business and it involves a lot of things that we had to learn along the way; it is focused around business networking, branding and marketing. One has to know how best to sell music to their fans.”</p> <p>Giving advice to students who want to follow the same career path Arsham mentioned that it is important to do what one likes. “Do want you want and be consistent. Also patience is key because it takes so many steps to get where you want to be. Don’t give up.”</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Music Producer/DJ

Bachelor (Hons) in Recording Arts

Making it big in the music industry is often a long shot, because it takes unwavering dedication to breakthrough to the top. Years of hard work saw Music Producer and Disc Jockey Arsham Pour making his mark in the electronic dance/pop music industry.

His journey started in 2014 when Arsham Pour and his brother Armina Pour stumbled across Limkokwing University upon visiting Malaysia to explore career opportunities. Arsham mentioned that it was luck for them to discover the University as it was the perfect place for them to learn more about music.

“Even though we discovered our passion for music at a very young age, we hadn’t started actively pursuing it until four years ago upon joining Limkokwing University.”

Arsham graduated from Bachelor (Hons) Recording Arts. “I chose Limkokwing University mainly because of its top-notch facilities and also its industry knowledgeable lecturers.”

In 2015, a trail of accomplishments followed as they released an album called ‘Animal Barn’. A year later, the duo received several recognitions including winning Best Original Song and Best Music Video for their track ‘Soul Train’ at the US Indi Wise competition. In the same year, they were chosen by Reverbnation as Number 1 DJ in Malaysia, official MAC DJ 2016, official Coca Cola DJ 2016, and were featured on the cover of DJ magazine in September 2016.

Their music is classified under the E- Pop genre which is a fusion of electronic dance music and pop music.

Recently they released an album ‘Fall Out Boy’ with a major recording label Sony Malaysia which skyrocketed to US Top 40 for seven straight weeks and appeared on Dutch Top 100 at number 69.

Arsham acknowledged this as a huge accomplishment as no one in Asia has ever maintained a spot in US Top 40 for as long as seven weeks. “Since our album appeared on the charts a lot of artists got interested in collaborating with us; we have been going to work with artists in the USA, K-Pop artists, and some artists from India as well.”

“We always aim to get artists from around the world, because we believe we are all human and we want to create pieces of music that show the unity of the human race.”

Their next project is working on an EP album, then go on tour in the US, India, China and the Netherlands. “This is going to be a very exciting moment for us, because it will be the first time it is happening in our career, especially after we released an album,” Arsham beamed.

A typical day for the duo not only involves making music but also managing their social media accounts, responding to emails to follow up on collaborations as well as readying and assigning new music to different artists. “Basically, our day is a combination of music, social media, corporate work and meetings for our music videos. We also prepare for gigs and events.”

Arsham credited Limkokwing University for tapping into his creativity and providing him with the skillset to excel in the music industry.

“When you walk on campus you see people from different cultures and backgrounds, this helped influence the music that we make, because we use the same approach in our music by incorporating artists from over the world. In addition to the multi-cultural factor, Limkokwing University has top-notch facilities which are one of the best in Malaysia.”

The duo mentioned that before joining the industry, they thought it would be a smooth sailing and only about music, however, they realised it was going beyond the making of records. “The music industry is a business and it involves a lot of things that we had to learn along the way; it is focused around business networking, branding and marketing. One has to know how best to sell music to their fans.”

Giving advice to students who want to follow the same career path Arsham mentioned that it is important to do what one likes. “Do want you want and be consistent. Also patience is key because it takes so many steps to get where you want to be. Don’t give up.”

 

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Limkokwing’s Date Night to hit London Fashion Week 2018 https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/date_night_collection_to_hit_london_fashion_week_2018 https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/LFWPC2_SMALL.jpg 15 February 2018 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/LFWPC2_SMALL.jpg" > <p>The bold and the beautiful will descend upon Freemasons Hall in London on 18 February 2018 for the biannual exhibition of the latest collections by the world’s leading designers.</p> <p>Once again, Limkokwing University will be part of the event, the only Asian University to showcase its own collection on the world stage.</p> <p>The theme is ‘Date Night’ which depicts a glamourous, cool and hip attitude that couples in Asia and Africa have on a date night. </p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BfFSXAwD3ip/" data-instgrm-version="8" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.0% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BfFSXAwD3ip/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">In 2017, #Limkokwing made #history in the fashion #world by being the only #University at the #LondonFashionWeek. We are coming back to this #prestigious and high profile #fashion event this February 18!⠀ ⠀ Themed &#39;Date Night&#39;, Limkokwing fashion students’ original #designs will be on the #runway at the fashion capital of #London, shoulder to shoulder with some of the most-celebrated names in the fashion industry.</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/limkokwing/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;" target="_blank"> Limkokwing University</a> (@limkokwing) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2018-02-12T04:06:06+00:00">Feb 11, 2018 at 8:06pm PST</time></p> </div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//www.instagram.com/embed.js"></script> <p>The University’s design team drew inspiration from expeditions to places such as Botswana, Swaziland, Kenya, Iran, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, China, India and Borneo. </p> <p>Limkokwing University Vice President of Brand, Creativity and Talent Development, Dato’ Tiffanee Marie Lim said a team of 50 people worked on the Date Night showcase.</p> <p>“Our collection was created with a special touch of uniqueness to express a feeling of romance and love through costume,” she added. </p> <p>“We couldn’t be more proud to take part in London Fashion Week. This showcase was a collaboration between our students and staff. We involve our students in these huge projects to show that we know how to build, manage and push any new idea. There is a sense of confidence at Limkokwing that makes us stand out this way.”&nbsp; </p> <p>Meanwhile, Limkokwing Fashion Club Head Fashion Designer, Pedram Mirsadeghi, sees the University’s continued participation at London Fashion Week as a great opportunity for students and staff. </p> <p>“Being a fresh graduate and a fresh designer, one won’t be able to get this opportunity as easy as they can get it with the support of Limkokwing. So for me, to be part of this as one of the team leaders, is amazing.”</p> <p>For more than a decade Limkokwing University has been showcasing world-class collections in Paris, Osaka, Chengdu, Jakarta, Singapore, Cambodia, Botswana and all around Malaysia. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Limkokwing’s Date Night to hit London Fashion Week 2018</li> <li>Limkokwing’s Date Night to hit London Fashion Week 2018</li> <li>Limkokwing’s Date Night to hit London Fashion Week 2018</li> <li>Limkokwing’s Date Night to hit London Fashion Week 2018</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

The bold and the beautiful will descend upon Freemasons Hall in London on 18 February 2018 for the biannual exhibition of the latest collections by the world’s leading designers.

Once again, Limkokwing University will be part of the event, the only Asian University to showcase its own collection on the world stage.

The theme is ‘Date Night’ which depicts a glamourous, cool and hip attitude that couples in Asia and Africa have on a date night.

The University’s design team drew inspiration from expeditions to places such as Botswana, Swaziland, Kenya, Iran, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, China, India and Borneo.

Limkokwing University Vice President of Brand, Creativity and Talent Development, Dato’ Tiffanee Marie Lim said a team of 50 people worked on the Date Night showcase.

“Our collection was created with a special touch of uniqueness to express a feeling of romance and love through costume,” she added.

“We couldn’t be more proud to take part in London Fashion Week. This showcase was a collaboration between our students and staff. We involve our students in these huge projects to show that we know how to build, manage and push any new idea. There is a sense of confidence at Limkokwing that makes us stand out this way.” 

Meanwhile, Limkokwing Fashion Club Head Fashion Designer, Pedram Mirsadeghi, sees the University’s continued participation at London Fashion Week as a great opportunity for students and staff.

“Being a fresh graduate and a fresh designer, one won’t be able to get this opportunity as easy as they can get it with the support of Limkokwing. So for me, to be part of this as one of the team leaders, is amazing.”

For more than a decade Limkokwing University has been showcasing world-class collections in Paris, Osaka, Chengdu, Jakarta, Singapore, Cambodia, Botswana and all around Malaysia.

 

 

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Kuala Lumpur a Model Green City https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/kuala_lumpur_model_green_city https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/watermark_1460px(1)_Original_Pic_(empty).jpg 14 February 2018 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/watermark_1460px(1)_Original_Pic_(empty).jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University once again made headlines by producing the official theme song and video for the World Urban Forum 2018 in Kuala Lumpur. The following article written by Tan Sri Dato' Sri Paduka Dr Limkokwing was first published in The Star on 14 February 2018:</p> <p>One of the key highlights of the 9th session of the World Urban Forum themed, “Cities 2030, Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda” – held for the first time in Kuala Lumpur was a song about our very own capital city which left foreign dignitaries dancing and singing to the tune of &#8220;Kuala Lumpur&#8221;.</p> <p>The catchy tune was launched and first performed by the Limkokwing University choir during the opening ceremony of #WUF9 in front of an audience of over 190 countries. </p> <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Flimkokwing%2Fvideos%2F10155918142440498%2F&amp;show_text=1&amp;width=560" width="560" height="445" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe> <p>When singing the song, one will not only learn about the Forum’s focus on the New Urban Agenda as a tool and accelerator for achieving Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals but Kuala Lumpur’s progress as a model and connected green city as well.</p> <p>From the MRT that connects the Klang Valley to The Exchange 106 skyscraper at the Tun Razak Exchange, the song aims to drive home the message that Malaysia is ahead of global standards for sustainable urban development even in the coming decades.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/praCwMkNZig?rel=0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>Accompanying the song is a “video” produced by Limkokwing University, featuring breath-taking views of Kuala Lumpur, highlighting the next level of progress under the vision of YAB Prime Minister Dato&#8217; Sri Najib Tun Abdul Razak.</p> <p>Kuala Lumpur has truly progressed from being a tin-mining town to one of the world’s most liveable cities.</p> <p>It is my sincere hope that the foreign delegates who came from all over the world to identify and commit to the implementation of concrete solutions for the transformative commitments made in the New Urban Agenda, explore Kuala Lumpur and go home with WUF9’s song “Kuala Lumpur” etched in their hearts and minds.</p> <p><strong><br /> Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr Limkokwing</strong></p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University once again made headlines by producing the official theme song and video for the World Urban Forum 2018 in Kuala Lumpur. The following article written by Tan Sri Dato' Sri Paduka Dr Limkokwing was first published in The Star on 14 February 2018:

One of the key highlights of the 9th session of the World Urban Forum themed, “Cities 2030, Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda” – held for the first time in Kuala Lumpur was a song about our very own capital city which left foreign dignitaries dancing and singing to the tune of “Kuala Lumpur”.

The catchy tune was launched and first performed by the Limkokwing University choir during the opening ceremony of #WUF9 in front of an audience of over 190 countries.

When singing the song, one will not only learn about the Forum’s focus on the New Urban Agenda as a tool and accelerator for achieving Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals but Kuala Lumpur’s progress as a model and connected green city as well.

From the MRT that connects the Klang Valley to The Exchange 106 skyscraper at the Tun Razak Exchange, the song aims to drive home the message that Malaysia is ahead of global standards for sustainable urban development even in the coming decades.

 

Accompanying the song is a “video” produced by Limkokwing University, featuring breath-taking views of Kuala Lumpur, highlighting the next level of progress under the vision of YAB Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Abdul Razak.

Kuala Lumpur has truly progressed from being a tin-mining town to one of the world’s most liveable cities.

It is my sincere hope that the foreign delegates who came from all over the world to identify and commit to the implementation of concrete solutions for the transformative commitments made in the New Urban Agenda, explore Kuala Lumpur and go home with WUF9’s song “Kuala Lumpur” etched in their hearts and minds.


Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr Limkokwing

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World’s First Global University to be founded by a Lim https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/worlds_first_global_university_to_be_founded_by_a_lim https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/lim_plague.jpg 9 February 2018 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/lim_plague.jpg" > <p>Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr Limkokwing has been officially recognised as the first Lim in the world to have founded a Global University.</p> <p>A delegation from the Federation of Malaysia Lim Associations were welcomed at the Cyberjaya campus on 6 February 2018, where they bestowed the recognition on the University&#8217;s Founder and President.</p> <p>Present were Vice-President of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce Batu Pahat, Lim Kian Choo; Federation of Malaysian Lim Associations Youth Division Honourary Secretary, Lim Chen Fong; and the Federation’s National Honourary Secretary, Victor Lim Seng Lee.</p> <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Flimkokwing%2Fvideos%2F10155912582105498%2F&amp;show_text=1&amp;width=267" width="267" height="749" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe> <p>The honoured representatives voiced their admiration as they were given a tour of the campus, and were briefed on the latest achievements of both the University and Tan Sri Limkokwing. </p> <p>“It feels like a different world here in this University and definitely a proud moment to witness a Lim as the founder of such a globalised study and work environment,” said Lim Kian Choo during the meeting with Tan Sri Limkokwing and senior management, after the campus tour.</p> <p>“You never know until you learn, that’s what we did today. It was a new experience,” he added.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Flimkokwing%2Fposts%2F10155912871445498&amp;width=500" width="500" height="636" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true"></iframe> <p>The Federation representatives presented an honorary plaque to the University Founder and President at the end of the meeting.</p> <p>It is the second such title bestowed upon Tan Sri Limkokwing by the Federation, following the recognition he received for the World’s First University Founded by a Lim, on 24 May, 2010.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>World’s First Global University to be founded by a Lim</li> <li>World’s First Global University to be founded by a Lim</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr Limkokwing has been officially recognised as the first Lim in the world to have founded a Global University.

A delegation from the Federation of Malaysia Lim Associations were welcomed at the Cyberjaya campus on 6 February 2018, where they bestowed the recognition on the University’s Founder and President.

Present were Vice-President of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce Batu Pahat, Lim Kian Choo; Federation of Malaysian Lim Associations Youth Division Honourary Secretary, Lim Chen Fong; and the Federation’s National Honourary Secretary, Victor Lim Seng Lee.

The honoured representatives voiced their admiration as they were given a tour of the campus, and were briefed on the latest achievements of both the University and Tan Sri Limkokwing.

“It feels like a different world here in this University and definitely a proud moment to witness a Lim as the founder of such a globalised study and work environment,” said Lim Kian Choo during the meeting with Tan Sri Limkokwing and senior management, after the campus tour.

“You never know until you learn, that’s what we did today. It was a new experience,” he added.

 

The Federation representatives presented an honorary plaque to the University Founder and President at the end of the meeting.

It is the second such title bestowed upon Tan Sri Limkokwing by the Federation, following the recognition he received for the World’s First University Founded by a Lim, on 24 May, 2010.

 

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First batch of PDRM officers complete Strategic Social Media training at Limkokwing University https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/first_batch_of_pdrm_officers_undergo_strategic_social_media_training https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/PDRMMAIN_SMALL.jpg 5 February 2018 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/PDRMMAIN_SMALL.jpg" > <p>The first batch of Royal Malaysia Police officers successfully completed the First Level of the Competency in Digital Media training programme at Limkokwing University in Cyberjaya on 23 January 2018.</p> <p>The training, which began on 16 January, was specifically designed to serve as an introduction to effective social media usage for law enforcement in Malaysia. </p> <p>Topics covered included Strategic Social Media, Cybercrime &amp; Cyberthreats, Content Generation for Social Media as well as Social Media Policies, with numerous case studies shared and discussed.</p> <p>Throughout the week-long course, invaluable knowledge and expertise flowed both ways between the trainers and the police officers.</p> <p>The participants presented their final course project on 22 January, with each group presenting their own Social Media Plan for a Neighbourhood Police Station.</p> <p>“This Seminar training enhances our knowledge in the social media and how we can find information through social media,” said ASP Thoo Mei Kuan who is an investigator from the Forensic Accounting Investigation unit. “This enables us to research data through websites more effectively. </p> <p>“We hope that in the future, Limkokwing University will be able to organise more training such as these to focus more on the prevention and detection of crimes.”</p> <p>Meanwhile, her colleague ASP Zakie Zamani Mohamad Faisal, a Commercial Crimes Department Investigator, said the course helped him learn practical new techniques to collect information to solve cases.</p> <p>“We also learned the value of social media in crime prevention and information dissemination as well as being able to work closely with the public.” </p> <p>He said the programme would enable the police force to communicate with the public to gather information more effectively and accurately. </p> <p>“For example, if we need to look for a suspect, we could work with the public to identify criminals,” he said.&nbsp; </p> <p>Inspector Kenneth Khana from the Narcotics Division believes the programme opened new possibilities for investigators.</p> <p>“We get to find more details about a person such as facebook, Instagram and twitter,” he said.</p> <p>He also said the training enabled the police to formulate new techniques and methods to identify criminal activity. </p> <p>“People are more into cybercrime and from the training, we can detect the persons that we are searching for,” Inspector Kenneth added.&nbsp; </p> <p><strong>MUST READ: </strong><a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_presents_international_awards_to_the_royal_malaysia_police">Limkokwing wins 3 international awards for developing a website for ‘Be Smart’ cybercrime awareness campaign</a></p> <ul> <li>First batch of PDRM officers complete Strategic Social Media training at Limkokwing University</li> <li>First batch of PDRM officers complete Strategic Social Media training at Limkokwing University</li> <li>First batch of PDRM officers complete Strategic Social Media training at Limkokwing University</li> <li>First batch of PDRM officers complete Strategic Social Media training at Limkokwing University</li> <li>First batch of PDRM officers complete Strategic Social Media training at Limkokwing University</li> <li>First batch of PDRM officers complete Strategic Social Media training at Limkokwing University</li> <li>First batch of PDRM officers complete Strategic Social Media training at Limkokwing University</li> <li>First batch of PDRM officers complete Strategic Social Media training at Limkokwing University</li> <li>First batch of PDRM officers complete Strategic Social Media training at Limkokwing University</li> <li>First batch of PDRM officers complete Strategic Social Media training at Limkokwing University</li> <li>First batch of PDRM officers complete Strategic Social Media training at Limkokwing University</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

The first batch of Royal Malaysia Police officers successfully completed the First Level of the Competency in Digital Media training programme at Limkokwing University in Cyberjaya on 23 January 2018.

The training, which began on 16 January, was specifically designed to serve as an introduction to effective social media usage for law enforcement in Malaysia.

Topics covered included Strategic Social Media, Cybercrime & Cyberthreats, Content Generation for Social Media as well as Social Media Policies, with numerous case studies shared and discussed.

Throughout the week-long course, invaluable knowledge and expertise flowed both ways between the trainers and the police officers.

The participants presented their final course project on 22 January, with each group presenting their own Social Media Plan for a Neighbourhood Police Station.

“This Seminar training enhances our knowledge in the social media and how we can find information through social media,” said ASP Thoo Mei Kuan who is an investigator from the Forensic Accounting Investigation unit. “This enables us to research data through websites more effectively.

“We hope that in the future, Limkokwing University will be able to organise more training such as these to focus more on the prevention and detection of crimes.”

Meanwhile, her colleague ASP Zakie Zamani Mohamad Faisal, a Commercial Crimes Department Investigator, said the course helped him learn practical new techniques to collect information to solve cases.

“We also learned the value of social media in crime prevention and information dissemination as well as being able to work closely with the public.”

He said the programme would enable the police force to communicate with the public to gather information more effectively and accurately.

“For example, if we need to look for a suspect, we could work with the public to identify criminals,” he said. 

Inspector Kenneth Khana from the Narcotics Division believes the programme opened new possibilities for investigators.

“We get to find more details about a person such as facebook, Instagram and twitter,” he said.

He also said the training enabled the police to formulate new techniques and methods to identify criminal activity.

“People are more into cybercrime and from the training, we can detect the persons that we are searching for,” Inspector Kenneth added. 

MUST READ: Limkokwing wins 3 international awards for developing a website for ‘Be Smart’ cybercrime awareness campaign

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Limkokwing University and Guangxi University eye student exchange programme https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/collaboration_opportunity_expansion_with_guangxi_university https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Guangxi_Uni_Visit_Jan_2018_Main_small.jpg 1 February 2018 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Guangxi_Uni_Visit_Jan_2018_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University welcomed delegates from Guangxi University's Xingjian College of Science and Liberal Arts, China to discuss a collaboration opportunity for expansion on 9 January 2018.</p> <p>Guangxi University is the oldest and largest comprehensive university in Guangxi as well as the only national ‘211 Project school in Guangxi. </p> <p>The university is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Education and three specialty courses namely; Faculty of Business; Faculty of Art and Humanities; as well as the Faculty of Science. It also has two general-course faculties which are the Faculty of Ideological and Political Theories and Faculty of General Education. </p> <p>It has 44 undergraduate disciplines that are classified into eight subjects that cover Literature, Law, Science, Engineering, Economy, Management, Education and Art. </p> <p>The institution conducts international exchange and cooperation with other countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Thailand and Australia. It also conducts other education programs such as the 3+1 program, the 3+1 double degree programme, the 3+1+1 undergraduate program, the Taiwan Exchange Programme and the US Summer Social Practise Program.&nbsp; </p> <p>Under a collaboration with Limkokwing University, the programme will enable students from China to further their studies in Malaysia under the University’s multicultural learning environment, to provide students with cultural advantage to work with international organisations. </p> <p>According to Associate Researcher and Guangxi University Vice President, Chen Shulian, between 100 to 200 students will benefit from this cultural exchange programme under the ‘One belt, One Road’ initiative.&nbsp; </p> <p>“Our students will benefit from the short term programmes such as short tour of six days or one month stay,” she said while adding that 100 to 200 students are expected to participate in the programme with opportunities to pursue Bachelor Degree or Masters Courses in Malaysia.&nbsp; </p> <p>“We will also be looking to add further details in some of the collaboration between Limkokwing University and Guangxi University Xingjian College of Science and Liberal Arts,” she added. </p> <p>Limkokwing University constantly cooperates with other educational institutions to provide the best in education. Students will gain wider cultural exposure while learning various professional ethics from other nations.&nbsp; </p> <ul> <li>Limkokwing University and Guangxi University eye student exchange programme</li> <li>Limkokwing University and Guangxi University eye student exchange programme</li> <li>Limkokwing University and Guangxi University eye student exchange programme</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University welcomed delegates from Guangxi University's Xingjian College of Science and Liberal Arts, China to discuss a collaboration opportunity for expansion on 9 January 2018.

Guangxi University is the oldest and largest comprehensive university in Guangxi as well as the only national ‘211 Project school in Guangxi.

The university is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Education and three specialty courses namely; Faculty of Business; Faculty of Art and Humanities; as well as the Faculty of Science. It also has two general-course faculties which are the Faculty of Ideological and Political Theories and Faculty of General Education.

It has 44 undergraduate disciplines that are classified into eight subjects that cover Literature, Law, Science, Engineering, Economy, Management, Education and Art.

The institution conducts international exchange and cooperation with other countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Thailand and Australia. It also conducts other education programs such as the 3+1 program, the 3+1 double degree programme, the 3+1+1 undergraduate program, the Taiwan Exchange Programme and the US Summer Social Practise Program. 

Under a collaboration with Limkokwing University, the programme will enable students from China to further their studies in Malaysia under the University’s multicultural learning environment, to provide students with cultural advantage to work with international organisations.

According to Associate Researcher and Guangxi University Vice President, Chen Shulian, between 100 to 200 students will benefit from this cultural exchange programme under the ‘One belt, One Road’ initiative. 

“Our students will benefit from the short term programmes such as short tour of six days or one month stay,” she said while adding that 100 to 200 students are expected to participate in the programme with opportunities to pursue Bachelor Degree or Masters Courses in Malaysia. 

“We will also be looking to add further details in some of the collaboration between Limkokwing University and Guangxi University Xingjian College of Science and Liberal Arts,” she added.

Limkokwing University constantly cooperates with other educational institutions to provide the best in education. Students will gain wider cultural exposure while learning various professional ethics from other nations. 

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Limkokwing English International (LEI) bids farewell to first batch of hearing-impaired graduates from China https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/LEI_bidding_farewell_english_sign_language_graduates https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Deaf_Student_Grad_Dec_2017_Main_small.jpg 31 January 2018 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Deaf_Student_Grad_Dec_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University and Limkokwing English International (LEI) bid a fond farewell to the first group of hearing-impaired graduates from China on 2 January 2018.</p> <p>Their graduation is a successful culmination of an intensive 6-month course that began in July 2017 for fifteen students from the Zhengzhou Institute of Technology of the People’s Republic of China as part of a strategic partnership between Malaysia and China. </p> <p>The programme builds proficiency in English for hearing-impaired underprivileged students under the One belt, One Road education initiative. </p> <p>The graduation ceremony was also attended by Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of Education II, YB Datuk Chong Sin Woon; Ministry of Foreign Affairs representative, Yong Kun Heng; Malaysia-China Embassy Cultural Director, Zhang Jiexin; Malaysia-China Cultural Attache, Wang Shuang; and representatives from various countries as well as representatives from the Malaysia Federation of the Deaf. </p> <p>The ceremony enabled each graduate to receive a Proficiency in English Programme certificate. </p> <p><strong>MUST READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/english">Learn from the best at Limkokwing English International (LEI)</a></p> <p>For Ji Ting Ting, the graduation ceremony was a bittersweet moment. </p> <p>“Today’s graduation was exciting but I was also sad and heartbroken because it meant that six months is over,” she said through an interpreter.&nbsp; </p> <p>“I have no heart to leave and I would like to thank the University for the support it was provided to us,” she added. </p> <p>She also mentioned her experience at Limkokwing had built her confidence through various industry-related workshops which enabled her to better communicate with people, thus pursue her dreams to become a teacher. </p> <p>Another student, Li Jia Xing, expressed deep gratitude to the University’s lecturers in their professionalism and persistence.&nbsp; </p> <p>“When I first came from China, I did not know English at all until I came to Malaysia,” he explained through an interpreter. “We lived separately from other people back in China but here I was exposed to people from all walks of life.”</p> <p>“This made me realise that I can write and communicate and that made me a braver person.”</p> <p>Limkokwing English International is Malaysia’s first and only centre to run an English language proficiency programme specially designed for hearing impaired students. </p> <p>The University offers a multicultural learning environment that bridges citizens from different countries which peaceful coexistence while promoting global networking opportunities for graduates in various countries. </p> <ul> <li>Limkokwing English International (LEI) bids farewell to first batch of hearing-impaired graduates from China</li> <li>Limkokwing English International (LEI) bids farewell to first batch of hearing-impaired graduates from China</li> <li>Limkokwing English International (LEI) bids farewell to first batch of hearing-impaired graduates from China</li> <li>Limkokwing English International (LEI) bids farewell to first batch of hearing-impaired graduates from China</li> <li>Limkokwing English International (LEI) bids farewell to first batch of hearing-impaired graduates from China</li> <li>Limkokwing English International (LEI) bids farewell to first batch of hearing-impaired graduates from China</li> <li>Limkokwing English International (LEI) bids farewell to first batch of hearing-impaired graduates from China</li> <li>Limkokwing English International (LEI) bids farewell to first batch of hearing-impaired graduates from China</li> <li>Limkokwing English International (LEI) bids farewell to first batch of hearing-impaired graduates from China</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University and Limkokwing English International (LEI) bid a fond farewell to the first group of hearing-impaired graduates from China on 2 January 2018.

Their graduation is a successful culmination of an intensive 6-month course that began in July 2017 for fifteen students from the Zhengzhou Institute of Technology of the People’s Republic of China as part of a strategic partnership between Malaysia and China.

The programme builds proficiency in English for hearing-impaired underprivileged students under the One belt, One Road education initiative.

The graduation ceremony was also attended by Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of Education II, YB Datuk Chong Sin Woon; Ministry of Foreign Affairs representative, Yong Kun Heng; Malaysia-China Embassy Cultural Director, Zhang Jiexin; Malaysia-China Cultural Attache, Wang Shuang; and representatives from various countries as well as representatives from the Malaysia Federation of the Deaf.

The ceremony enabled each graduate to receive a Proficiency in English Programme certificate.

MUST READ: Learn from the best at Limkokwing English International (LEI)

For Ji Ting Ting, the graduation ceremony was a bittersweet moment.

“Today’s graduation was exciting but I was also sad and heartbroken because it meant that six months is over,” she said through an interpreter. 

“I have no heart to leave and I would like to thank the University for the support it was provided to us,” she added.

She also mentioned her experience at Limkokwing had built her confidence through various industry-related workshops which enabled her to better communicate with people, thus pursue her dreams to become a teacher.

Another student, Li Jia Xing, expressed deep gratitude to the University’s lecturers in their professionalism and persistence. 

“When I first came from China, I did not know English at all until I came to Malaysia,” he explained through an interpreter. “We lived separately from other people back in China but here I was exposed to people from all walks of life.”

“This made me realise that I can write and communicate and that made me a braver person.”

Limkokwing English International is Malaysia’s first and only centre to run an English language proficiency programme specially designed for hearing impaired students.

The University offers a multicultural learning environment that bridges citizens from different countries which peaceful coexistence while promoting global networking opportunities for graduates in various countries.

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Malaysian SMEs view partnership with Limkokwing University https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/practical_learning_experience_with_local_businesses https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/SME_Association_Visit_Jan_2018_Main_small.jpg 30 January 2018 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/SME_Association_Visit_Jan_2018_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Delegates from the SME Association of Malaysia visited Limkokwing University to explore a potential partnership between entrepreneurs and academic experts on 20 December 2017.</p> <p>Twelve delegates were given the opportunity to observe various packaging and branding techniques to create products that are more appealing to the consumer market.&nbsp; </p> <p>According to SME Association member, Shoba Rani Paneer Selvam, who is also the National Manager, most local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) lack knowledge on the importance of packaging and branding techniques.</p> <p>“We could encourage businesses to come to Limkokwing University to organise a workshop while enhancing the importance of packaging,” she said. </p> <p>She said the association is interested in contributing to educational development by participating in industry talks, workshops, as well as internship training with the students from the University. </p> <p>At the same time, the partnership would benefit members of the association as well as students with a network share creative ideas and develop valuable industry insights.&nbsp; </p> <p>Limkokwing University engages in partnership collaboration with various associations, organisations and industries. These partnership ensures students gain industry exposure which would enable them to compete is a globalised environment.&nbsp; </p> <ul> <li>Malaysian SMEs view partnership with Limkokwing University</li> <li>Malaysian SMEs view partnership with Limkokwing University</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Delegates from the SME Association of Malaysia visited Limkokwing University to explore a potential partnership between entrepreneurs and academic experts on 20 December 2017.

Twelve delegates were given the opportunity to observe various packaging and branding techniques to create products that are more appealing to the consumer market. 

According to SME Association member, Shoba Rani Paneer Selvam, who is also the National Manager, most local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) lack knowledge on the importance of packaging and branding techniques.

“We could encourage businesses to come to Limkokwing University to organise a workshop while enhancing the importance of packaging,” she said.

She said the association is interested in contributing to educational development by participating in industry talks, workshops, as well as internship training with the students from the University.

At the same time, the partnership would benefit members of the association as well as students with a network share creative ideas and develop valuable industry insights. 

Limkokwing University engages in partnership collaboration with various associations, organisations and industries. These partnership ensures students gain industry exposure which would enable them to compete is a globalised environment. 

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Syria banking on more Limkokwing graduates to bring home innovation and change https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/arab_syria_embassy_hopes_to_bring_more_students https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Syria_Ambassador_Visit_Main_small.jpg 25 January 2018 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Syria_Ambassador_Visit_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Representatives of the Syrian Arab Republic Embassy visited Limkokwing University on 19 December to discuss educational expansion for Syrian students.</p> <p>His Excellency the Chargé d&#8217;Affaires a.i., Tamin Madani, expressed the embassy’s interest in encouraging more Syrian students to study in Malaysia to expand their multicultural awareness and global networking exposure. </p> <p>“I have heard so much about this University and it has been taking good care of the Syrian students here,” said His Excellency.</p> <p>“The purpose of this visit is to get to know this University,&#8221; he added. </p> <p>“I heard about this University even before arriving in Malaysia.” </p> <p>He also said he was deeply was impressed by the University’s global representation, harmony and diversity. </p> <p>“I was very pleased to see the transformations that students have gone through. The uniqueness of this university is not like anything I have seen around the world.”</p> <p>According to him, Limkokwing University has helped Syrian students by providing them with the opportunity to discover new technologies and ways of thinking. </p> <p>“New opportunities such a practical opportunities are what we need in Syria,” he explained. “Innovation is something that we need to bring back home.”</p> <p>“For them to get introduced to this kind of multiculturalism, it gives them more knowledge to manoeuvre around the world.”</p> <p>Currently, Malaysia hosts more than 3,500 students from Syria with 300 currently studying in Limkokwing University. Students at Limkokwing are exposed to new technologies and new cultures which would enable Syrian graduates to return with their knowledge of multiculturalism and innovation back to their country.</p> <p>Limkokwing University accommodates students from over 150 countries. The multicultural exposure and industry focused educational programme enables students to adapt to new technology and different work ethics.&nbsp; </p> <ul> <li>Syria banking on more Limkokwing graduates to bring home innovation and change</li> <li>Syria banking on more Limkokwing graduates to bring home innovation and change</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Representatives of the Syrian Arab Republic Embassy visited Limkokwing University on 19 December to discuss educational expansion for Syrian students.

His Excellency the Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Tamin Madani, expressed the embassy’s interest in encouraging more Syrian students to study in Malaysia to expand their multicultural awareness and global networking exposure.

“I have heard so much about this University and it has been taking good care of the Syrian students here,” said His Excellency.

“The purpose of this visit is to get to know this University,” he added.

“I heard about this University even before arriving in Malaysia.”

He also said he was deeply was impressed by the University’s global representation, harmony and diversity.

“I was very pleased to see the transformations that students have gone through. The uniqueness of this university is not like anything I have seen around the world.”

According to him, Limkokwing University has helped Syrian students by providing them with the opportunity to discover new technologies and ways of thinking.

“New opportunities such a practical opportunities are what we need in Syria,” he explained. “Innovation is something that we need to bring back home.”

“For them to get introduced to this kind of multiculturalism, it gives them more knowledge to manoeuvre around the world.”

Currently, Malaysia hosts more than 3,500 students from Syria with 300 currently studying in Limkokwing University. Students at Limkokwing are exposed to new technologies and new cultures which would enable Syrian graduates to return with their knowledge of multiculturalism and innovation back to their country.

Limkokwing University accommodates students from over 150 countries. The multicultural exposure and industry focused educational programme enables students to adapt to new technology and different work ethics. 

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Russia Cultural Highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/russias_cultural_highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Cultural_Festival_Russia_Main_small.jpg 19 January 2018 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Cultural_Festival_Russia_Main_small.jpg" > <p>As the largest country in the world, Russia has 11 time zones and is rich in history and traditions. This massive and beautiful country is home to a variety of arts including literature, ballet, classical music, architecture, cinema, philosophy and painting.</p> <p><strong>Opening Up </strong></p> <p>Russians prefer to take their time to know someone and usually tend to be somewhat guarded and closed until a relationship is formed.</p> <p>A handshake is a common greeting but hugs are sometimes welcome too. Keep in mind that direct eye contact is expected and is seen as a sign of respect as well as trustworthiness.<br /> <strong><br /> Always Look Good</strong></p> <p>Russians prefer to be well-dressed and groomed for every occasion. Many people do not own a lot of clothes, but will always have a few garments of high quality.</p> <p>On a daily basis, most Russians wear Western-style clothes including special occasions. Traditional clothing can be seen being worn during cultural performances.</p> <p><strong>Being Courteous</strong></p> <p>Despite current modern era, chivalry is highly valued in Russian society. Men are expected to hold the door, give up their seat and be well-mannered.</p> <p>Bringing gifts to an initial business meeting is common, but when invited to a Russian home, appropriate gifts include high quality chocolates, sweets and fine wine.</p> <p>Going out for a drink together is highly recommended as it shows interest in strengthening relationships and promoting goodwill. While drinking is acceptable in designated places, it is considered impolite to drink excessively.</p> <p><strong>Mind Your Manners</strong></p> <p>Remember that the American “OK” sign, giving thumbs-up and putting your thumb in between your middle and index finger while making a fist are considered to be obscene gestures.</p> <p>It is also considered rude to point with your finger, but it is more acceptable to use your whole hand. Placing your feet on top of the furniture is considered bad taste as it shows the soles to another person.</p> <p><strong>Multi-ethnic Society</strong></p> <p>Russia is home to nearly 200 ethnic groups. Based on the World CIA Factbook 2010 estimates, Russia’s ethnic groups are 77.7% Russian, 3.7% Tatar, 1.4% Ukrainian, 1.1% Bashkir, 1% Chuvash, 1% Chechen with 10.2% other and another 3.9% is unspecified.</p> <p>The country has a large population that are non-practicing believers and non-believers as a legacy of the seven decades of Soviet rule. Russia officially recognises Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism as traditional religions. These religions are comprised of 15-20% Russian Orthodox, 10-15% Muslims, and 2% other Christians, based on 2006 estimates.</p> <p><a href="https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/">Source</a></p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

As the largest country in the world, Russia has 11 time zones and is rich in history and traditions. This massive and beautiful country is home to a variety of arts including literature, ballet, classical music, architecture, cinema, philosophy and painting.

Opening Up

Russians prefer to take their time to know someone and usually tend to be somewhat guarded and closed until a relationship is formed.

A handshake is a common greeting but hugs are sometimes welcome too. Keep in mind that direct eye contact is expected and is seen as a sign of respect as well as trustworthiness.

Always Look Good

Russians prefer to be well-dressed and groomed for every occasion. Many people do not own a lot of clothes, but will always have a few garments of high quality.

On a daily basis, most Russians wear Western-style clothes including special occasions. Traditional clothing can be seen being worn during cultural performances.

Being Courteous

Despite current modern era, chivalry is highly valued in Russian society. Men are expected to hold the door, give up their seat and be well-mannered.

Bringing gifts to an initial business meeting is common, but when invited to a Russian home, appropriate gifts include high quality chocolates, sweets and fine wine.

Going out for a drink together is highly recommended as it shows interest in strengthening relationships and promoting goodwill. While drinking is acceptable in designated places, it is considered impolite to drink excessively.

Mind Your Manners

Remember that the American “OK” sign, giving thumbs-up and putting your thumb in between your middle and index finger while making a fist are considered to be obscene gestures.

It is also considered rude to point with your finger, but it is more acceptable to use your whole hand. Placing your feet on top of the furniture is considered bad taste as it shows the soles to another person.

Multi-ethnic Society

Russia is home to nearly 200 ethnic groups. Based on the World CIA Factbook 2010 estimates, Russia’s ethnic groups are 77.7% Russian, 3.7% Tatar, 1.4% Ukrainian, 1.1% Bashkir, 1% Chuvash, 1% Chechen with 10.2% other and another 3.9% is unspecified.

The country has a large population that are non-practicing believers and non-believers as a legacy of the seven decades of Soviet rule. Russia officially recognises Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism as traditional religions. These religions are comprised of 15-20% Russian Orthodox, 10-15% Muslims, and 2% other Christians, based on 2006 estimates.

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Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing officially appointed TVET Malaysia advisor https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_tvet_malaysia_advisor_appointment https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/TVET_Advisor_2018_Main_small.jpg 17 January 2018 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/TVET_Advisor_2018_Main_small.jpg" > <p>The Human Resources Ministry has officially appointed Tan Sri Dato' Sri Paduka Dr Lim Kok Wing as TVET Malaysia advisor.</p> <p>Human Resources Minister, Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem, said the appointment of Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing was in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET) in Malaysia.</p> <p>The appointment was announced in Cyberjaya on 16 January 2018 following the first TVET Malaysia ministerial coordination meeting.</p> <p>In his role as TVET Malaysia advisor, Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing will impart his extensive experience in nation-building, social development as well as educational contribution, to Malaysia&#8217;s future generation of workers. </p> <p>“Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing has contributed significantly in the development of TVET,” said Datuk Seri Richard Riot. “With the introduction of TVET Malaysia, the contribution of Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing is even bigger especially on the branding of TVET Malaysia.&#8221; </p> <p>As part of this new role, Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing will be tasked with sharing his insight and providing consultation to the newly established TVET Malaysia Council, which will be chaired by Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak. </p> <p>TVET Malaysia was launched in September 2017 after the rebranding of TVET programmes and institutions previously conducted by seven ministries. </p> <p>Limkokwing University of Creative Technology is recognized as a <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_university_named_global_tvet_model_university_by_asic_uk">Global Technical and Vocational Education and Training Model University</a> by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC), United Kingdom. </p> <p>This official recognition in 2016 was in light of the University&#8217;s successful and systematic delivery of industry-relevant programmes at its campuses in Asia, Africa and Europe, which prioritises digital skills, creativity and design, producing human capital imbued with the skill set needed by industry to tackle the challenges of an increasingly globalised technology-driven workplace.</p> <p>Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing is also the first <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/tvet_uk_appoints_founder_of_limkokwing_university_as_first_president">International President of TVET UK</a>, which is a membership organisation representing an extensive network of awarding bodies, professional institutes, UK colleges, training providers, policy-making organisations and educational equipment suppliers – each guaranteed to comply with rigorous UK quality standards.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

The Human Resources Ministry has officially appointed Tan Sri Dato' Sri Paduka Dr Lim Kok Wing as TVET Malaysia advisor.

Human Resources Minister, Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem, said the appointment of Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing was in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET) in Malaysia.

The appointment was announced in Cyberjaya on 16 January 2018 following the first TVET Malaysia ministerial coordination meeting.

In his role as TVET Malaysia advisor, Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing will impart his extensive experience in nation-building, social development as well as educational contribution, to Malaysia’s future generation of workers.

“Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing has contributed significantly in the development of TVET,” said Datuk Seri Richard Riot. “With the introduction of TVET Malaysia, the contribution of Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing is even bigger especially on the branding of TVET Malaysia.”

As part of this new role, Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing will be tasked with sharing his insight and providing consultation to the newly established TVET Malaysia Council, which will be chaired by Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak.

TVET Malaysia was launched in September 2017 after the rebranding of TVET programmes and institutions previously conducted by seven ministries.

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology is recognized as a Global Technical and Vocational Education and Training Model University by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC), United Kingdom.

This official recognition in 2016 was in light of the University’s successful and systematic delivery of industry-relevant programmes at its campuses in Asia, Africa and Europe, which prioritises digital skills, creativity and design, producing human capital imbued with the skill set needed by industry to tackle the challenges of an increasingly globalised technology-driven workplace.

Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing is also the first International President of TVET UK, which is a membership organisation representing an extensive network of awarding bodies, professional institutes, UK colleges, training providers, policy-making organisations and educational equipment suppliers – each guaranteed to comply with rigorous UK quality standards.

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Limkokwing students create history in Mount Kinabalu conquest https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_students_create_history_in_mount_kinabalu_conquest https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/MtK1Main_small.jpg 15 January 2018 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/MtK1Main_small.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University postgraduate Film and Television students entered the history books when they produced a documentary at the summit of Mount Kinabalu, Sabah on 27 December 2017.</p> <p>Raja Mohamad Amin Raja Azhar, Saidatul Nurlin Ahmad Hishamnuri and Tay Sheik Er from Malaysia, joined by their colleague Aftab Alam from Pakistan, spent three days and two nights in extremely challenging conditions to achieve the amazing feat.</p> <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Flimkokwing%2Fvideos%2F10155890794755498%2F&amp;show_text=1&amp;width=560" width="560" height="445" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe> <p>The “Incredible Journey” was completed for their Documentary In The Digital Age module, part of their <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/academic/courses_details/master_in_digital_film_television">Master’s programme</a> at Limkokwing. </p> <p>“The main objective of this documentary was to illustrate the real challenge of climbing as well as to educate the public on the importance of environmental conservation,” said Raja Amin. </p> <p>He said the experience also cultivated a stronger sense of cooperation, loyalty and responsibility within the tight-knit group. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Flimkokwing%2Fvideos%2F10155891038050498%2F&amp;show_text=1&amp;width=560" width="560" height="445" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe> <p>“We took this as a challenge as Mount Kinabalu was the highest peak in Malaysia,” said Aftab. “This would be different than other normal documentaries other people do.” </p> <p>Raja Amin said the “Incredible Journey” would be screened to students at Limkokwing University in Cyberjaya, with imminent plans to release it on a network television station.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Limkokwing students create history in Mount Kinabalu conquest</li> <li>Limkokwing students create history in Mount Kinabalu conquest</li> <li>Limkokwing students create history in Mount Kinabalu conquest</li> <li>Limkokwing students create history in Mount Kinabalu conquest</li> <li>Limkokwing students create history in Mount Kinabalu conquest</li> <li>Limkokwing students create history in Mount Kinabalu conquest</li> <li>Limkokwing students create history in Mount Kinabalu conquest</li> <li>Limkokwing students create history in Mount Kinabalu conquest</li> <li>Limkokwing students create history in Mount Kinabalu conquest</li> <li>Limkokwing students create history in Mount Kinabalu conquest</li> <li>Limkokwing students create history in Mount Kinabalu conquest</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University postgraduate Film and Television students entered the history books when they produced a documentary at the summit of Mount Kinabalu, Sabah on 27 December 2017.

Raja Mohamad Amin Raja Azhar, Saidatul Nurlin Ahmad Hishamnuri and Tay Sheik Er from Malaysia, joined by their colleague Aftab Alam from Pakistan, spent three days and two nights in extremely challenging conditions to achieve the amazing feat.

The “Incredible Journey” was completed for their Documentary In The Digital Age module, part of their Master’s programme at Limkokwing.

“The main objective of this documentary was to illustrate the real challenge of climbing as well as to educate the public on the importance of environmental conservation,” said Raja Amin.

He said the experience also cultivated a stronger sense of cooperation, loyalty and responsibility within the tight-knit group.

 

“We took this as a challenge as Mount Kinabalu was the highest peak in Malaysia,” said Aftab. “This would be different than other normal documentaries other people do.”

Raja Amin said the “Incredible Journey” would be screened to students at Limkokwing University in Cyberjaya, with imminent plans to release it on a network television station.

 

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Limkokwing University explores further collaboration with Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_university_explores_further_collaboration_with_ministry_of_women https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/VWM6_SMALL.jpg 14 January 2018 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/VWM6_SMALL.jpg" > <p>The Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Dato’ Sri Rohani Abdul Karim paid an official visit to Limkokwing University on 10 January 2018.</p> <p>The purpose of the visit was to discuss possible future collaborations between the Ministry and the University.</p> <p>Dato’ Sri Rohani was appointed to the portfolio in 2013, promoted from her previous post as Deputy Minister for Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism. </p> <p>Upon arrival, she was taken on a campus tour led by Limkokwing Vice President of Corporate Relations, Dato’ Fajura Juffa, and Vice President of Brand Creativity and Talent Development, Dato’ Tiffanee Marie Lim.</p> <p>Throughout the tour, she was briefed on Limkokwing University’s creative philosophy in education, campaigns and campus facilities. </p> <p>Dato’ Sri Rohani also commended the University’s efforts in globalising Malaysian education across Africa, Asia and Europe.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

The Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Dato’ Sri Rohani Abdul Karim paid an official visit to Limkokwing University on 10 January 2018.

The purpose of the visit was to discuss possible future collaborations between the Ministry and the University.

Dato’ Sri Rohani was appointed to the portfolio in 2013, promoted from her previous post as Deputy Minister for Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism.

Upon arrival, she was taken on a campus tour led by Limkokwing Vice President of Corporate Relations, Dato’ Fajura Juffa, and Vice President of Brand Creativity and Talent Development, Dato’ Tiffanee Marie Lim.

Throughout the tour, she was briefed on Limkokwing University’s creative philosophy in education, campaigns and campus facilities.

Dato’ Sri Rohani also commended the University’s efforts in globalising Malaysian education across Africa, Asia and Europe.

 

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Limkokwing Creativity in Motion at Kuala Lumpur Pavilion https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/Creativity_in_Motion_at_Kuala_Lumpur_Pavilion https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/CIM_Dec_2017_Main_small.jpg 10 January 2018 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/CIM_Dec_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Shoppers were greeted with Christmas cheers during the Creativity in Motion fashion show held at the Kuala Lumpur Pavilion shopping mall on 11 December 2017.</p> <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Flimkokwing%2Fvideos%2F10155756472260498%2F&amp;show_text=0&amp;width=560" width="560" height="315" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe> <p>Apart from live music performances, the visitors were also treated to a daring hair design and fashion show from the University’s Faculty of Fashion, Lifestyle and Creativity. The showcase featured 146 ensembles designed by 30 of the brightest talents from Limkokwing University.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Flimkokwing%2Fposts%2F10155755965535498&amp;width=500" width="500" height="670" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true"></iframe> <p>The fashion showcase also aimed to give graduating students an industry exposure by enabling them to engage with live audience as part of their learning experience.</p> <p>For students like Muhammed Naim bin Ruslan studying Diploma in Fashion &amp; Retail Design, the showcase enabled him to gain valuable experience about real world challenges as a professional designer.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Flimkokwing%2Fposts%2F10155756121635498&amp;width=500" width="500" height="491" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true"></iframe> <p>“This is my first time showcasing my design in Pavilion,” he said while adding that it gave him the chance to work as a professional.</p> <p>He explained that the challenges he faced would enable him to establish himself in the fashion industry.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Flimkokwing%2Fposts%2F10155756144450498&amp;width=500" width="500" height="690" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true"></iframe> <p>Students learn to perform and work under pressure while developing their professional skills. Furthermore, the showcase was an opportunity for them to display their most creative talents to the public.</p> <p>“As a designer, the most exciting moment was being on the runway,” said Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion and Retailing student Yang Zhiyu from China while adding that the experience has strengthened her passion for the fashion industry.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Flimkokwing%2Fposts%2F10155756452740498&amp;width=500" width="500" height="646" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true"></iframe> <p>“The University’s environment has inspired me in many ways,” she added.&nbsp; “People here are both creative and multicultural, and helped me a lot.”</p> <p>Professional Diploma in Hair Design student Tiara Fidelia Nicholson also gained an opportunity to showcase her talent during the event, as the emcee.</p> <p>“It teaches you to step out of your comfort zone and stand out to be different to succeed,” she said. “It was an amazing experience.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We wish everyone a Merry <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Christmas</a>! May your hearts be filled with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/love?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#love</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/peace?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#peace</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/joy?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#joy</a>. <a href="https://t.co/BVXXJp3L60">pic.twitter.com/BVXXJp3L60</a></p>&mdash; Limkokwing Uni (@Limkokwing_MY) <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY/status/945111929667883008?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 25, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p><br /> Limkokwing University provides students with an industry exposure by enabling them to participate in showcases and exhibitions. This exposure provides them with work experience and the necessary skills to succeed in global industries.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Limkokwing Creativity in Motion at Kuala Lumpur Pavilion</li> <li>Limkokwing Creativity in Motion at Kuala Lumpur Pavilion</li> <li>Limkokwing Creativity in Motion at Kuala Lumpur Pavilion</li> <li>Limkokwing Creativity in Motion at Kuala Lumpur Pavilion</li> <li>Limkokwing Creativity in Motion at Kuala Lumpur Pavilion</li> <li>Limkokwing Creativity in Motion at Kuala Lumpur Pavilion</li> <li>Limkokwing Creativity in Motion at Kuala Lumpur Pavilion</li> <li>Limkokwing Creativity in Motion at Kuala Lumpur Pavilion</li> <li>Limkokwing Creativity in Motion at Kuala Lumpur Pavilion</li> <li>Limkokwing Creativity in Motion at Kuala Lumpur Pavilion</li> <li>Limkokwing Creativity in Motion at Kuala Lumpur Pavilion</li> <li>Limkokwing Creativity in Motion at Kuala Lumpur Pavilion</li> <li>Limkokwing Creativity in Motion at Kuala Lumpur Pavilion</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Shoppers were greeted with Christmas cheers during the Creativity in Motion fashion show held at the Kuala Lumpur Pavilion shopping mall on 11 December 2017.

Apart from live music performances, the visitors were also treated to a daring hair design and fashion show from the University’s Faculty of Fashion, Lifestyle and Creativity. The showcase featured 146 ensembles designed by 30 of the brightest talents from Limkokwing University.

 

The fashion showcase also aimed to give graduating students an industry exposure by enabling them to engage with live audience as part of their learning experience.

For students like Muhammed Naim bin Ruslan studying Diploma in Fashion & Retail Design, the showcase enabled him to gain valuable experience about real world challenges as a professional designer.

 

“This is my first time showcasing my design in Pavilion,” he said while adding that it gave him the chance to work as a professional.

He explained that the challenges he faced would enable him to establish himself in the fashion industry.

 

Students learn to perform and work under pressure while developing their professional skills. Furthermore, the showcase was an opportunity for them to display their most creative talents to the public.

“As a designer, the most exciting moment was being on the runway,” said Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion and Retailing student Yang Zhiyu from China while adding that the experience has strengthened her passion for the fashion industry.

 

“The University’s environment has inspired me in many ways,” she added.  “People here are both creative and multicultural, and helped me a lot.”

Professional Diploma in Hair Design student Tiara Fidelia Nicholson also gained an opportunity to showcase her talent during the event, as the emcee.

“It teaches you to step out of your comfort zone and stand out to be different to succeed,” she said. “It was an amazing experience.”


Limkokwing University provides students with an industry exposure by enabling them to participate in showcases and exhibitions. This exposure provides them with work experience and the necessary skills to succeed in global industries.

 

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“SMDA lecturers allow us freedom to create” https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/SMDA_freedom_to_create https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/SMDA_Final_Presentation_Dec_2017_Main_small.jpg 5 January 2018 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/SMDA_Final_Presentation_Dec_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Students from the Sound & Music Design Academy (SMDA) showcased their talent and skills during the final project presentation held on 29 November 2017.</p> <p>These final year students had to design products for a record label company to help promote an artist or performer.</p> <p>For their project, they were tasked with creating a record label as well as album production for clients in the entertainment industry. These include music arrangement, poster designs, website and other related graphic designs required to promote an album.</p> <p>The showcase was aimed at helping students to familiarise themselves with the music industry demands, allowing students to anticipate client’s needs while remaining adaptive in an industry that constantly changes.</p> <p><strong>MUST READ:</strong> What you need to know about the <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/sound_and_music">Limkokwing Sound &amp; Music Design Academy</a></p> <p>This exposure enabled students to gain industry exposure to various styles of music including hip-hop, rap and more. Students prepared for unpredictable trends and new challenges in the music industry.</p> <p>For Ugandan student Kiwe Isaac Kalema who was studying for a <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/academic/courses_details/bachelor_hons_in_recording_arts">Bachelor in Recording Arts</a>, the experience helped him a lot and allowed him to create the same level of quality products as industry professionals.</p> <p>&#8220;Our lecturers at SMDA allow us freedom to create,” he said.</p> <p>At the same time, the exposure allowed him to familiarise himself with various professional practises and ethical disciplines.</p> <p>“Projects like these are helpful to students,” said fellow Recording Arts student Feras Ghannam of Syria. “When I go to work, it will help me to compete in the industry.”</p> <p>“They don’t treat us like students and this gives us the experience in dealing with various clients.”</p> <p>Limkokwing University provides students with industry exposure to enable graduates to succeed in competitive global industries. Students are also exposed to various cultures which enables them to adapt to various situations.</p> <ul> <li>“SMDA lecturers allow us freedom to create”</li> <li>“SMDA lecturers allow us freedom to create”</li> <li>“SMDA lecturers allow us freedom to create”</li> <li>“SMDA lecturers allow us freedom to create”</li> <li>“SMDA lecturers allow us freedom to create”</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Students from the Sound & Music Design Academy (SMDA) showcased their talent and skills during the final project presentation held on 29 November 2017.

These final year students had to design products for a record label company to help promote an artist or performer.

For their project, they were tasked with creating a record label as well as album production for clients in the entertainment industry. These include music arrangement, poster designs, website and other related graphic designs required to promote an album.

The showcase was aimed at helping students to familiarise themselves with the music industry demands, allowing students to anticipate client’s needs while remaining adaptive in an industry that constantly changes.

MUST READ: What you need to know about the Limkokwing Sound & Music Design Academy

This exposure enabled students to gain industry exposure to various styles of music including hip-hop, rap and more. Students prepared for unpredictable trends and new challenges in the music industry.

For Ugandan student Kiwe Isaac Kalema who was studying for a Bachelor in Recording Arts, the experience helped him a lot and allowed him to create the same level of quality products as industry professionals.

“Our lecturers at SMDA allow us freedom to create,” he said.

At the same time, the exposure allowed him to familiarise himself with various professional practises and ethical disciplines.

“Projects like these are helpful to students,” said fellow Recording Arts student Feras Ghannam of Syria. “When I go to work, it will help me to compete in the industry.”

“They don’t treat us like students and this gives us the experience in dealing with various clients.”

Limkokwing University provides students with industry exposure to enable graduates to succeed in competitive global industries. Students are also exposed to various cultures which enables them to adapt to various situations.

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ASEAN-China Film Festival: Bridging cultures through film https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/bridging_cultures_through_film_with_the_asean_china_film_festival https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Asia_China_Film_Festival_2017_Main_small.jpg 3 January 2018 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Asia_China_Film_Festival_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Delegates of the inaugural ASEAN-China Film Festival were given a red carpet welcome at Limkokwing University on 4 December 2017.</p> <p>The festival, which was held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), was the first of its kind in Malaysia. Taking part in the competition were 11 films from China as well as 10 other ASEAN countries.</p> <p>The festival screened 31 films overall; eight from China and 23 from other ASEAN countries. A running theme at the festival was establishing a long-term cultural exchange and cooperation platform for the ASEAN film industry, as a part of the China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative.</p> <p>Limkokwing University’s representatives welcomed the delegates and showcased the importance of multiculturalism and global networking in the film industry.</p> <p>“We hope we can use this platform to explore new areas of cooperation in the film industry,” said Sun Jianhua, Deputy Director of Education, Culture and Tourism Division for the ASEAN-China Centre.</p> <p>According to him, this will enable filmmakers and industry participants to share their experience and knowledge while networking with other aspiring talents.</p> <p>“Education is turning new ways and that is important for us to be connected with the youth,” he added.</p> <p>For Singaporean producer, Lai Yok Wai, the event was a good platform to bridge communication with China.</p> <p>“We know China will be the largest film market in the world,” he said. “So it is important that ASEAN collaborate with China.”</p> <p>He also added that Limkokwing University’s programmes enabled students to cultivate understanding of different cultures through films.</p> <p>“As a filmmaker and producer, I feel that multiculturalism is very important in film,” he added.</p> <ul> <li>ASEAN-China Film Festival: Bridging cultures through film</li> <li>ASEAN-China Film Festival: Bridging cultures through film</li> <li>ASEAN-China Film Festival: Bridging cultures through film</li> <li>ASEAN-China Film Festival: Bridging cultures through film</li> <li>ASEAN-China Film Festival: Bridging cultures through film</li> <li>ASEAN-China Film Festival: Bridging cultures through film</li> <li>ASEAN-China Film Festival: Bridging cultures through film</li> <li>ASEAN-China Film Festival: Bridging cultures through film</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Delegates of the inaugural ASEAN-China Film Festival were given a red carpet welcome at Limkokwing University on 4 December 2017.

The festival, which was held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), was the first of its kind in Malaysia. Taking part in the competition were 11 films from China as well as 10 other ASEAN countries.

The festival screened 31 films overall; eight from China and 23 from other ASEAN countries. A running theme at the festival was establishing a long-term cultural exchange and cooperation platform for the ASEAN film industry, as a part of the China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative.

Limkokwing University’s representatives welcomed the delegates and showcased the importance of multiculturalism and global networking in the film industry.

“We hope we can use this platform to explore new areas of cooperation in the film industry,” said Sun Jianhua, Deputy Director of Education, Culture and Tourism Division for the ASEAN-China Centre.

According to him, this will enable filmmakers and industry participants to share their experience and knowledge while networking with other aspiring talents.

“Education is turning new ways and that is important for us to be connected with the youth,” he added.

For Singaporean producer, Lai Yok Wai, the event was a good platform to bridge communication with China.

“We know China will be the largest film market in the world,” he said. “So it is important that ASEAN collaborate with China.”

He also added that Limkokwing University’s programmes enabled students to cultivate understanding of different cultures through films.

“As a filmmaker and producer, I feel that multiculturalism is very important in film,” he added.

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Top 3 reasons why you should choose Limkokwing https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/top_3_reasons_why_you_should_choose_limkokwing https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/wtrmarkd_1_small.jpg 27 December 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/wtrmarkd_1_small.jpg" > <p>The Limkokwing University Open Day is now on at the Cyberjaya campus!</p> <p>The doors are open for you to come and learn more about the exciting opportunities available at the World’s Most Globalised University.</p> <p>For over two decades now, Limkokwing University has been producing world-class graduates with the skills and mind set to pursue successful careers in their chosen fields.</p> <p>As a proud member of the <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/special_features/Limkokwing_and_the_United_Nations_Academic_Impact">United Nations Academic Impact</a> and a recognised <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_university_named_global_tvet_model_university_by_asic_uk">Global TVET Model University</a>, there are many reasons why Limkokwing University should be your academic destination of choice.</p> <h3>But here are the Top 3 reasons why you should choose to study at Limkokwing University: </h3> <p><strong>1) Stay ahead of the game</strong></p> <p>Limkokwing University has remained ahead of the curve in predicting new career trends for over 20 years.</p> <p>As an industry leader in innovation in creative education, the diploma and degree programs available at our campuses across the globe are specifically designed for the most exciting careers of the future.</p> <p><strong>2) Be among the most creative and innovative</strong></p> <p>Creativity is an in-demand skill in many of the world’s largest and most innovative companies. Global firms usually look for creative individuals with the ability to design and develop new products and services that meet emerging market trends. </p> <p>Limkokwing University’s industry-focused learning approach ensures that your learning experience is immersed within a world-class environment that nurtures creative ideas while fostering a mind-set to strive for extraordinary achievements. </p> <p><strong>3) Work anywhere in the world</strong></p> <p>Multicultural awareness is essential in the international arena. As the world becomes more connected, the ability to thrive in different cultures is highly sought-after.</p> <p>Here at Limkokwing University, you will learn, train, and interact with students from over 160 different countries. Our globalised environment will expose you to diverse cultures and ideas that will equip you with a deeper understanding of the world and enable you to leave your footprint in any part of it.</p> <p>Furthermore, as a Limkokwing student, you will have the freedom to further your studies in any of the university’s campuses — be it in the United Kingdom, in Asia, or Africa.</p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Flimkokwing%2Fvideos%2F10155782432810498%2F&amp;show_text=1&amp;width=560" width="560" height="464" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe> <p><br /> So what are you waiting for? </p> <p>Head over to our Cyberjaya campus to discover your true potential! </p> <p>Our doors are open from 9.00am to 6.00pm.</p> <p>Be the best. Be a Limkokwing graduate!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Top 3 reasons why you should choose Limkokwing</li> <li>Top 3 reasons why you should choose Limkokwing</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

The Limkokwing University Open Day is now on at the Cyberjaya campus!

The doors are open for you to come and learn more about the exciting opportunities available at the World’s Most Globalised University.

For over two decades now, Limkokwing University has been producing world-class graduates with the skills and mind set to pursue successful careers in their chosen fields.

As a proud member of the United Nations Academic Impact and a recognised Global TVET Model University, there are many reasons why Limkokwing University should be your academic destination of choice.

But here are the Top 3 reasons why you should choose to study at Limkokwing University:

1) Stay ahead of the game

Limkokwing University has remained ahead of the curve in predicting new career trends for over 20 years.

As an industry leader in innovation in creative education, the diploma and degree programs available at our campuses across the globe are specifically designed for the most exciting careers of the future.

2) Be among the most creative and innovative

Creativity is an in-demand skill in many of the world’s largest and most innovative companies. Global firms usually look for creative individuals with the ability to design and develop new products and services that meet emerging market trends.

Limkokwing University’s industry-focused learning approach ensures that your learning experience is immersed within a world-class environment that nurtures creative ideas while fostering a mind-set to strive for extraordinary achievements.

3) Work anywhere in the world

Multicultural awareness is essential in the international arena. As the world becomes more connected, the ability to thrive in different cultures is highly sought-after.

Here at Limkokwing University, you will learn, train, and interact with students from over 160 different countries. Our globalised environment will expose you to diverse cultures and ideas that will equip you with a deeper understanding of the world and enable you to leave your footprint in any part of it.

Furthermore, as a Limkokwing student, you will have the freedom to further your studies in any of the university’s campuses — be it in the United Kingdom, in Asia, or Africa.


So what are you waiting for?

Head over to our Cyberjaya campus to discover your true potential!

Our doors are open from 9.00am to 6.00pm.

Be the best. Be a Limkokwing graduate!

 

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Hearing-impaired students from China pay tribute to Limkokwing University Founder https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/tribute_by_hearing_impaired_students_from_china https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Deaf_Student_Tribute_Dec_2017_Main_small.jpg 23 December 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Deaf_Student_Tribute_Dec_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>A group of students who took part in the China-Malaysia Deaf Students Sponsorship programme delivered a special tribute on 15 December 2017 to Limkokwing University’s Founder and President.</p> <p>The students created a hand-drawn tribute for Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing, as one of their personal heroes. As a gesture of appreciation, the students delivered the tribute in person to express their gratitude.</p> <p>Limkokwing University received 15 students with hearing impairment from Zhengzhou Institute of Technology China on 25 July 2017. The students are the first group of students who took part in a six-month sponsorship programme that enabled them to learn English and Malay sign language.</p> <p>The University is the only Malaysian education partner under the Malaysia-China Strategic Alliance, part of the ‘<a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/news/article/one_belt_one_road_education_strategic_partnership">One Belt, One Road</a>’ initiative. </p> <p>Limkokwing University took the project to provide education for hearing-impaired students with financial difficulties. The project aims to empower hearing-impaired students to pursue their studies in an international environment that enables them to integrate into a multicultural society and give back to their community and country.</p> <p>For 19-year-old Wang Xiona, the programme provided tremendous opportunity for her to explore other cultures and countries.</p> <p>“Opportunities for students like us are very rare,” she explained through an interpreter. “It did more than open our minds to new opportunities but made our experience more enjoyable.”</p> <p>She also added that she hopes that there would be more opportunities like this programme made available to other students around the world.</p> <p>Limkokwing University is a university that emphasises the importance of community and social development. The University has collaborated with various organisations, institutions and government bodies to empower society and improve its economic status.</p> <ul> <li>Hearing-impaired students from China pay tribute to Limkokwing University Founder</li> <li>Hearing-impaired students from China pay tribute to Limkokwing University Founder</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

A group of students who took part in the China-Malaysia Deaf Students Sponsorship programme delivered a special tribute on 15 December 2017 to Limkokwing University’s Founder and President.

The students created a hand-drawn tribute for Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing, as one of their personal heroes. As a gesture of appreciation, the students delivered the tribute in person to express their gratitude.

Limkokwing University received 15 students with hearing impairment from Zhengzhou Institute of Technology China on 25 July 2017. The students are the first group of students who took part in a six-month sponsorship programme that enabled them to learn English and Malay sign language.

The University is the only Malaysian education partner under the Malaysia-China Strategic Alliance, part of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative.

Limkokwing University took the project to provide education for hearing-impaired students with financial difficulties. The project aims to empower hearing-impaired students to pursue their studies in an international environment that enables them to integrate into a multicultural society and give back to their community and country.

For 19-year-old Wang Xiona, the programme provided tremendous opportunity for her to explore other cultures and countries.

“Opportunities for students like us are very rare,” she explained through an interpreter. “It did more than open our minds to new opportunities but made our experience more enjoyable.”

She also added that she hopes that there would be more opportunities like this programme made available to other students around the world.

Limkokwing University is a university that emphasises the importance of community and social development. The University has collaborated with various organisations, institutions and government bodies to empower society and improve its economic status.

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Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_class_2017_graduation https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Graduation_Dec_2017_Main_small.jpg 16 December 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Graduation_Dec_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>About 1,000 students received their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the Limkokwing University graduation ceremony held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) on 14 December 2017.</p> <p>The graduation ceremony was graced by Limkokwing University Chancellor, DYMM Sultanah of Pahang Sultanah Hajjah Dr. Kalsom DK. </p> <p>Also in attendance were UN Global Compact Network Malaysia President, Dr Puvan J Selvanathan; National Professors Council President &amp; CEO, Professor Datuk Dr. Raduan Hj. Che Rose and Honorary Doctorate recipient Prof. Madya Datin Dr. Fauziah Ibrahim. </p> <p>The dignitaries were joined at the ceremony by proud parents, as well as representatives from embassies and high commissions from Afganistan, China, Egypt, Fiji Islands, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Libya, Malta, Maldives, Nepal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tajikistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistand, Yemen and Zambia.&nbsp; &nbsp; </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Flimkokwing%2Fposts%2F10155763433715498&amp;width=500" width="500" height="416" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true"></iframe> <p>&nbsp;</p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Flimkokwing%2Fvideos%2F10155763774180498%2F&amp;show_text=1&amp;width=560" width="560" height="427" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe> <p>This year’s graduation ceremony theme ‘Design Your Future’ was aimed at recognising the next generation of leaders who embody the concept of being a global citizen with Universal Responsibility. </p> <p>Founder and President of Limkokwing University, Tan Sri Dato&#8217; Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing addressed the graduating class, reminding them not to forget all those who had sacrificed to put them on the path of success.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;No matter how quickly the world is changing, you have the ability to do well, like the thousands of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Limkokwing?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Limkokwing</a> Alumni who are busily making their own footprints across the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/world?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#world</a>.&quot; - TS <a href="https://twitter.com/limkokwing?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Limkokwing</a> <a href="https://t.co/24TM1kIL2D">pic.twitter.com/24TM1kIL2D</a></p>&mdash; Limkokwing Uni (@Limkokwing_MY) <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY/status/941178342757228545?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 14, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>&#8220;As you move on to build your own careers, you must always remember the unwavering love, support and patience of your parents. You may never know how much they have sacrificed just to see you succeed. And how far they will go just to keep you close,&#8221; he said.</p> <p>For Iranian Shiva Kafil who received her Master of Business Administrators in Entrepreneurship scroll at the ceremony, the University was a gateway for both growth and change. Shiva was also the recipient of the Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Limkokwing Award for Leadership in recognition for her leadership qualities and contribution to academic, professional and social development. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;I learned things here that you wouldn&#39;t learn from books or anywhere else.&quot; - Shiva Kafil <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Iran?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Iran</a> <a href="https://t.co/5c4MYdKiVo">pic.twitter.com/5c4MYdKiVo</a></p>&mdash; Limkokwing Uni (@Limkokwing_MY) <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY/status/941188274365726720?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 14, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>During her eight years in Malaysia, she has organised charity bazaars, raised money to build schools in the Philippines, participated in award-winning projects, worked backstage at fashion shows, and even became a model herself. </p> <p>“I learned things here that you wouldn’t learn from books or anywhere else,” she said. “The outside world is like an ocean with more opportunities to grow.” </p> <p>Her experience at Limkokwing University has enabled her to nurture her global networking skills by making friends with people from various countries, learning to speak in different languages and gained the opportunity to know about cultures she had previously only seen in movies. </p> <p>“It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to sit in class with students from all around the globe,” she added. </p> <p>The University has been actively participating in various humanitarian and social development as part of its educational programme. These programmes enable students to recognise real-world issues while formulating initiatives to resolve problems and conflict. </p> <p>“We live in a conflicted world,” said Dr. Puvan J Selvanathan, while emphasizing that the next generation of graduates will play a key role in helping the global community.&nbsp; </p> <p>&nbsp;</p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Flimkokwing%2Fposts%2F10155763545055498&amp;width=500" width="500" height="510" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true"></iframe> <p>“I believe leadership means being stubborn about things you think are right,” he said while emphasising that the next generation of leaders are here to save the planet and humanity.</p> <p>He explained that the University has been a safe zone for students to build their strength and knowledge, where students are exposed to various cultures as well as ideas, enabling them to develop critical thinking skills and problem solving experience.</p> <ul> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> <li>Limkokwing Class of 2017 Graduation</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

About 1,000 students received their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the Limkokwing University graduation ceremony held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) on 14 December 2017.

The graduation ceremony was graced by Limkokwing University Chancellor, DYMM Sultanah of Pahang Sultanah Hajjah Dr. Kalsom DK.

Also in attendance were UN Global Compact Network Malaysia President, Dr Puvan J Selvanathan; National Professors Council President & CEO, Professor Datuk Dr. Raduan Hj. Che Rose and Honorary Doctorate recipient Prof. Madya Datin Dr. Fauziah Ibrahim.

The dignitaries were joined at the ceremony by proud parents, as well as representatives from embassies and high commissions from Afganistan, China, Egypt, Fiji Islands, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Libya, Malta, Maldives, Nepal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tajikistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistand, Yemen and Zambia.   

 

 

 

This year’s graduation ceremony theme ‘Design Your Future’ was aimed at recognising the next generation of leaders who embody the concept of being a global citizen with Universal Responsibility.

Founder and President of Limkokwing University, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing addressed the graduating class, reminding them not to forget all those who had sacrificed to put them on the path of success.

“As you move on to build your own careers, you must always remember the unwavering love, support and patience of your parents. You may never know how much they have sacrificed just to see you succeed. And how far they will go just to keep you close,” he said.

For Iranian Shiva Kafil who received her Master of Business Administrators in Entrepreneurship scroll at the ceremony, the University was a gateway for both growth and change. Shiva was also the recipient of the Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Limkokwing Award for Leadership in recognition for her leadership qualities and contribution to academic, professional and social development.

During her eight years in Malaysia, she has organised charity bazaars, raised money to build schools in the Philippines, participated in award-winning projects, worked backstage at fashion shows, and even became a model herself.

“I learned things here that you wouldn’t learn from books or anywhere else,” she said. “The outside world is like an ocean with more opportunities to grow.”

Her experience at Limkokwing University has enabled her to nurture her global networking skills by making friends with people from various countries, learning to speak in different languages and gained the opportunity to know about cultures she had previously only seen in movies.

“It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to sit in class with students from all around the globe,” she added.

The University has been actively participating in various humanitarian and social development as part of its educational programme. These programmes enable students to recognise real-world issues while formulating initiatives to resolve problems and conflict.

“We live in a conflicted world,” said Dr. Puvan J Selvanathan, while emphasizing that the next generation of graduates will play a key role in helping the global community. 

 

“I believe leadership means being stubborn about things you think are right,” he said while emphasising that the next generation of leaders are here to save the planet and humanity.

He explained that the University has been a safe zone for students to build their strength and knowledge, where students are exposed to various cultures as well as ideas, enabling them to develop critical thinking skills and problem solving experience.

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Miss Tourism International contestants visit Limkokwing University: ‘It’s beautiful when cultures mix’ https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/miss_tourism_international_contestants_visited_limkokwing_university https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/MissTourism_Visit_Nov_29_Main_small.jpg 13 December 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/MissTourism_Visit_Nov_29_Main_small.jpg" > <p>More than 40 contestants from the Miss Tourism International pageant were given the opportunity to explore the benefits of multiculturalism at Limkokwing University on 29 November 2017.</p> <p>The Miss Tourism International pageant was established in Malaysia with the aim to promote its host country’s tourism industry. The contest also serves as a platform to educate and encourage cultural exchange among participating delegates.</p> <p>The University’s multicultural learning environment offered the contestants with the chance to witness the benefits of diversity.</p> <p>“It’s beautiful when a lot of cultures mix,” said Miss Iceland Suna Jonsdottir, after the tour around the campus.</p> <p>She mentioned that the diverse environment gives students a unique opportunity to learn about different cultures and traditions on a more personal level.</p> <p>Limkokwing University is a global educational institution with students from over 150 countries. The University provides opportunities to develop a global network and acquire impeccable communication skills that enable graduates to succeed in international industries.</p> <ul> <li>Miss Tourism International contestants visit Limkokwing University: ‘It’s beautiful when cultures mix’</li> <li>Miss Tourism International contestants visit Limkokwing University: ‘It’s beautiful when cultures mix’</li> <li>Miss Tourism International contestants visit Limkokwing University: ‘It’s beautiful when cultures mix’</li> <li>Miss Tourism International contestants visit Limkokwing University: ‘It’s beautiful when cultures mix’</li> <li>Miss Tourism International contestants visit Limkokwing University: ‘It’s beautiful when cultures mix’</li> <li>Miss Tourism International contestants visit Limkokwing University: ‘It’s beautiful when cultures mix’</li> <li>Miss Tourism International contestants visit Limkokwing University: ‘It’s beautiful when cultures mix’</li> <li>Miss Tourism International contestants visit Limkokwing University: ‘It’s beautiful when cultures mix’</li> <li>Miss Tourism International contestants visit Limkokwing University: ‘It’s beautiful when cultures mix’</li> <li>Miss Tourism International contestants visit Limkokwing University: ‘It’s beautiful when cultures mix’</li> <li>Miss Tourism International contestants visit Limkokwing University: ‘It’s beautiful when cultures mix’</li> <li>Miss Tourism International contestants visit Limkokwing University: ‘It’s beautiful when cultures mix’</li> <li>Miss Tourism International contestants visit Limkokwing University: ‘It’s beautiful when cultures mix’</li> <li>Miss Tourism International contestants visit Limkokwing University: ‘It’s beautiful when cultures mix’</li> <li>Miss Tourism International contestants visit Limkokwing University: ‘It’s beautiful when cultures mix’</li> <li>Miss Tourism International contestants visit Limkokwing University: ‘It’s beautiful when cultures mix’</li> <li>Miss Tourism International contestants visit Limkokwing University: ‘It’s beautiful when cultures mix’</li> <li>Miss Tourism International contestants visit Limkokwing University: ‘It’s beautiful when cultures mix’</li> <li>Miss Tourism International contestants visit Limkokwing University: ‘It’s beautiful when cultures mix’</li> <li>Miss Tourism International contestants visit Limkokwing University: ‘It’s beautiful when cultures mix’</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

More than 40 contestants from the Miss Tourism International pageant were given the opportunity to explore the benefits of multiculturalism at Limkokwing University on 29 November 2017.

The Miss Tourism International pageant was established in Malaysia with the aim to promote its host country’s tourism industry. The contest also serves as a platform to educate and encourage cultural exchange among participating delegates.

The University’s multicultural learning environment offered the contestants with the chance to witness the benefits of diversity.

“It’s beautiful when a lot of cultures mix,” said Miss Iceland Suna Jonsdottir, after the tour around the campus.

She mentioned that the diverse environment gives students a unique opportunity to learn about different cultures and traditions on a more personal level.

Limkokwing University is a global educational institution with students from over 150 countries. The University provides opportunities to develop a global network and acquire impeccable communication skills that enable graduates to succeed in international industries.

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2017 Final Year Student Exhibition Showcase https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/2017_final_year_student_exhibition_showcase https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Dec_2017_Final_Year_Presentation_Main_small.jpg 9 December 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Dec_2017_Final_Year_Presentation_Main_small.jpg" > <p>More than 60 students showcased all that they have learnt during their time at Limkokwing University during the final presentation exam that was held on 8 December 2017 at the Cyberjaya campus.</p> <p>Students from the Faculty of Design Innovation, Faculty of Multimedia Creativity, Faculty of Architecture &amp; The Built Environment, Faculty of Business Management &amp; Globalization, Faculty of Communication, Media &amp; Broadcasting, Faculty of Information, Communication Technology, Faculty of Multimedia Creativity as well as the Limkokwing Sound &amp; Music Academy took part in the exhibition.</p> <p>The exhibition provided graduating students with a platform to display their knowledge and skills while providing networking opportunities with industry experts.</p> <p>For Syrian student Sundus Abou Alshamat who is pursuing a Degree in Photography, the experience allowed her to unleash her creative potential.</p> <p>She showcased her project ‘Taxidermists are not Hunted’ which is a series of photographs that portray the art of dry preservation of animals.</p> <p>“Limkokwing University has provided us with the skills to photograph and document while learning to be fast and make fast decisions when doing a series of works,” she said. “My lecturers guided me on how to be professional.”</p> <p>She also thanked the University’s lecturers who were always available to provide advice and teach techniques on how to create and enhance her skills.</p> <p>For Iranian student Reza Yousefi who is pursuing his studies in animation, the exhibition was an opportunity to expand his understanding of his field of expertise.</p> <p>“We were encouraged to learn to use other software which is necessary for our skills,” he said while adding that the skills he had learned were all related to the animation and games industry.</p> <p>He was able to improve his creative potential by experimenting with the various tools under the guidance of the University’s experienced academic professionals.</p> <p>“Our lecturers are always there to help us if we needed anything,” he added. “When we experienced technical problems, they were always helpful.”</p> <p>Limkokwing University is a multicultural learning environment with a hands-on approach to education. Students acquire industry experience under the supervision of highly trained academic experts.</p> <ul> <li>2017 Final Year Student Exhibition Showcase</li> <li>2017 Final Year Student Exhibition Showcase</li> <li>2017 Final Year Student Exhibition Showcase</li> <li>2017 Final Year Student Exhibition Showcase</li> <li>2017 Final Year Student Exhibition Showcase</li> <li>2017 Final Year Student Exhibition Showcase</li> <li>2017 Final Year Student Exhibition Showcase</li> <li>2017 Final Year Student Exhibition Showcase</li> <li>2017 Final Year Student Exhibition Showcase</li> <li>2017 Final Year Student Exhibition Showcase</li> <li>2017 Final Year Student Exhibition Showcase</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

More than 60 students showcased all that they have learnt during their time at Limkokwing University during the final presentation exam that was held on 8 December 2017 at the Cyberjaya campus.

Students from the Faculty of Design Innovation, Faculty of Multimedia Creativity, Faculty of Architecture & The Built Environment, Faculty of Business Management & Globalization, Faculty of Communication, Media & Broadcasting, Faculty of Information, Communication Technology, Faculty of Multimedia Creativity as well as the Limkokwing Sound & Music Academy took part in the exhibition.

The exhibition provided graduating students with a platform to display their knowledge and skills while providing networking opportunities with industry experts.

For Syrian student Sundus Abou Alshamat who is pursuing a Degree in Photography, the experience allowed her to unleash her creative potential.

She showcased her project ‘Taxidermists are not Hunted’ which is a series of photographs that portray the art of dry preservation of animals.

“Limkokwing University has provided us with the skills to photograph and document while learning to be fast and make fast decisions when doing a series of works,” she said. “My lecturers guided me on how to be professional.”

She also thanked the University’s lecturers who were always available to provide advice and teach techniques on how to create and enhance her skills.

For Iranian student Reza Yousefi who is pursuing his studies in animation, the exhibition was an opportunity to expand his understanding of his field of expertise.

“We were encouraged to learn to use other software which is necessary for our skills,” he said while adding that the skills he had learned were all related to the animation and games industry.

He was able to improve his creative potential by experimenting with the various tools under the guidance of the University’s experienced academic professionals.

“Our lecturers are always there to help us if we needed anything,” he added. “When we experienced technical problems, they were always helpful.”

Limkokwing University is a multicultural learning environment with a hands-on approach to education. Students acquire industry experience under the supervision of highly trained academic experts.

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Jesslyn Ng of T-Systems: Kanban methodology for agile systems https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/agile_it_operations_with_jesslyn_ng https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Jesslyn_Ng,_T-Systems_Profile_small.jpg 4 December 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Jesslyn_Ng,_T-Systems_Profile_small.jpg" > <p>Students from the Faculty of Information & Communication Technology learned about Agile IT Operations from T-Systems Malaysia Head of Quality, ITO Shell Global & ITO, Jesslyn Ng at the T-Systems Industry Talk held on 26 October 2017 in Cyberjaya.</p> <p>Jesslyn has 14 years of IT working experience in Multinational Corporation (MNC) and has previously worked with CSC, IBM and Shell IT before joining T-Systems in 2008.</p> <p>She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), ITILv3 expert and holds an Honours Degree in Computer Science from Coventry University. She has held multiple roles throughout her career and has brought more than a decade of experience in project management, IT infrastructure outsourcing, large scale migration and deployments, and operations management before taking the role of Head of Quality at T-Systems Malaysia.</p> <p><strong>MUST READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/it_security_with_asmah_othman">“Hackers are getting smarter”</a></p> <p>Jesslyn introduced students to the effectiveness of using the Kanban method, a scheduling system that enables optimum efficiency. Kanban is a method used for defining, managing and improving the company’s services which delivers value to customers while providing knowledge work to management.</p> <p>“This agile method helps us to be flexible and respond to our customers and business needs,” she said.</p> <p>“Agile often refers to a set of practises,” she added while explaining that the Kanban method provides company managers with a visual layout of the work progress from start to finish while enabling staff to focus on priority tasks.</p> <p><strong>MUST READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/importance_of_zero_outage_by_may_liew">Zero Outage to avoid “million dollar an hour” mistakes</a> </p> <p>“At the same time, it helps us to develop the organisation and the people into thinking of new ways of improvement.”</p> <p>Jesslyn also included various activities for students to experience it for themselves.</p> <p>“It is very important that students gain industry exposure as what they learn today from books and theories are not enough,” she explained. “Students should take as many opportunities as possible to gain experience.”</p> <p>“We hope that through industry talks and sharing our experience, it will help the students to know what the real world is,” she added.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Students from the Faculty of Information & Communication Technology learned about Agile IT Operations from T-Systems Malaysia Head of Quality, ITO Shell Global & ITO, Jesslyn Ng at the T-Systems Industry Talk held on 26 October 2017 in Cyberjaya.

Jesslyn has 14 years of IT working experience in Multinational Corporation (MNC) and has previously worked with CSC, IBM and Shell IT before joining T-Systems in 2008.

She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), ITILv3 expert and holds an Honours Degree in Computer Science from Coventry University. She has held multiple roles throughout her career and has brought more than a decade of experience in project management, IT infrastructure outsourcing, large scale migration and deployments, and operations management before taking the role of Head of Quality at T-Systems Malaysia.

MUST READ: “Hackers are getting smarter”

Jesslyn introduced students to the effectiveness of using the Kanban method, a scheduling system that enables optimum efficiency. Kanban is a method used for defining, managing and improving the company’s services which delivers value to customers while providing knowledge work to management.

“This agile method helps us to be flexible and respond to our customers and business needs,” she said.

“Agile often refers to a set of practises,” she added while explaining that the Kanban method provides company managers with a visual layout of the work progress from start to finish while enabling staff to focus on priority tasks.

MUST READ: Zero Outage to avoid “million dollar an hour” mistakes

“At the same time, it helps us to develop the organisation and the people into thinking of new ways of improvement.”

Jesslyn also included various activities for students to experience it for themselves.

“It is very important that students gain industry exposure as what they learn today from books and theories are not enough,” she explained. “Students should take as many opportunities as possible to gain experience.”

“We hope that through industry talks and sharing our experience, it will help the students to know what the real world is,” she added.

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Asmah Othman of T-Systems: “Hackers are getting smarter” https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/it_security_with_asmah_othman https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Asmah_Othman,_T-Systems_Profile_small.jpg 4 December 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Asmah_Othman,_T-Systems_Profile_small.jpg" > <p>Security is a crucial aspect for any business according to Asmah Othman during the T-Systems Industry Talk held at Limkokwing University on 26 October 2017.</p> <p>“Security is everyone’s responsibility,” Asmah said to students from the <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/academic/faculties/faculty_of_information_communication_technology">Faculty of Information &amp; Communication Technology</a>.</p> <p>The T-Systems ITO Security and Compliance Manager has 15 years working experience in MNC (Multinational Corporation) and 10 years’ experience in IT Security implementation and governance. Asmah is certified in ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) and COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies) standards.</p> <p>She began her career as a UNIX administrator before focusing her attention on IT security. She is responsible for ensuring security requirements are met for T-Systems customers.</p> <p>During the industry talk, Asmah emphasized the importance of ICT security as cyberattacks are becoming more common causing companies to become paralysed due to weak IT infrastructure.</p> <p>“Security measures is one of the most important aspects of running any business,” she said while showcasing various types of malware, ransomware, trojans and computer viruses that could affect businesses.</p> <p><strong>MUST READ: </strong> <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/importance_of_zero_outage_by_may_liew">Zero Outage to avoid “million dollar an hour” mistakes</a></p> <p>Asmah explained that as an ICT security specialist, they would need to learn to recognise various threats and dangers before it happens and prepare for other potential risks.</p> <p>She presented case studies on how viruses and hackers could disrupt businesses. At the same time, Asmah also provided measures on how they could protect themselves and prevent financial losses and loss of productivity.</p> <p>“People are more connected and that is where it becomes more data focused,” she said. “If you look at the today’s trends, big data, digitisation, cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IoT) are the buzzwords.”</p> <p>“Because of this, there are more threats on the network and it becomes more important for ICT security to be ready before it happens.”</p> <p>“Hackers are getting smarter so the real challenge is being a step ahead of them,” she added. “We need to prepare and detect the threat before it happens.”</p> <p>After completing her talk, Asmah emphasised the importance of industry exposure for students pursuing a career in the ICT industry.</p> <p>“IT technology is really fast,” she added. “By the time a student graduates, the knowledge they gained would already been obsolete with new technology being introduced.”</p> <p>“Students should prepare for these challenges by being open-minded and ready to learn new things,” Asmah explained. She added that students at Limkokwing have the advantage of multicultural exposure which would help them to compete in a globalised industry.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Security is a crucial aspect for any business according to Asmah Othman during the T-Systems Industry Talk held at Limkokwing University on 26 October 2017.

“Security is everyone’s responsibility,” Asmah said to students from the Faculty of Information & Communication Technology.

The T-Systems ITO Security and Compliance Manager has 15 years working experience in MNC (Multinational Corporation) and 10 years’ experience in IT Security implementation and governance. Asmah is certified in ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) and COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies) standards.

She began her career as a UNIX administrator before focusing her attention on IT security. She is responsible for ensuring security requirements are met for T-Systems customers.

During the industry talk, Asmah emphasized the importance of ICT security as cyberattacks are becoming more common causing companies to become paralysed due to weak IT infrastructure.

“Security measures is one of the most important aspects of running any business,” she said while showcasing various types of malware, ransomware, trojans and computer viruses that could affect businesses.

MUST READ: Zero Outage to avoid “million dollar an hour” mistakes

Asmah explained that as an ICT security specialist, they would need to learn to recognise various threats and dangers before it happens and prepare for other potential risks.

She presented case studies on how viruses and hackers could disrupt businesses. At the same time, Asmah also provided measures on how they could protect themselves and prevent financial losses and loss of productivity.

“People are more connected and that is where it becomes more data focused,” she said. “If you look at the today’s trends, big data, digitisation, cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IoT) are the buzzwords.”

“Because of this, there are more threats on the network and it becomes more important for ICT security to be ready before it happens.”

“Hackers are getting smarter so the real challenge is being a step ahead of them,” she added. “We need to prepare and detect the threat before it happens.”

After completing her talk, Asmah emphasised the importance of industry exposure for students pursuing a career in the ICT industry.

“IT technology is really fast,” she added. “By the time a student graduates, the knowledge they gained would already been obsolete with new technology being introduced.”

“Students should prepare for these challenges by being open-minded and ready to learn new things,” Asmah explained. She added that students at Limkokwing have the advantage of multicultural exposure which would help them to compete in a globalised industry.

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May Liew of T-Systems: Zero Outage to avoid “million dollar an hour” mistakes https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/importance_of_zero_outage_by_may_liew https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/May_Liew,_T-Systems_Profile_small.jpg 4 December 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/May_Liew,_T-Systems_Profile_small.jpg" > <p>T-Systems Head of Quality (APAC), May Liew, gave students essential insights on the importance of Zero Outage during the industry talk held in Cyberjaya on 26 October 2017.</p> <p>As the Head of Quality, May has worked on quality assurance programmes globally on different levels of process implementation and governance. Her dedication to her profession has enabled her to consistently maintain outstanding quality IT operations to T-Systems customers.</p> <p>May has a decade of working experience in ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) processes and holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Information Technology. She has worked in various roles in ITIL processes from project transition, service delivery, to operation management.</p> <p>During the industry talk, May took the opportunity to share her personal knowledge and expertise with Limkokwing University’s students from the <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/academic/faculties/faculty_of_information_communication_technology">Faculty of Information &amp; Communication Technology</a>.</p> <p>“Information and communication technology is becoming increasingly important for companies,” she said. “For their business capability, and hence their entire existence depends on it.”</p> <p><strong>MUST READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/sierra_leone/news/article/industry_talk_on_efficiency_and_security_with_t_systems/">May Liew on Efficiency and Security</a></p> <p>According to May, businesses and their employees could experience difficulties in performance and output due to disruptions. This is why companies invest in ICT capabilities and infrastructure.</p> <p>“Major companies could lose up to USD 1,000,000 per hour,” she said while adding that disruptions in critical ICT systems can lead to losses in millions, permanent damage to reputation, and risk to life and limb.</p> <p><strong>MUST READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/it_security_with_asmah_othman">“Hackers are getting smarter”</a></p> <p>May showed the importance of identifying potential problems when running a company while providing students with the means to identify and develop measures to solve such problems.</p> <p>She explained that failures can happen in three key areas, namely in human resources, processes and platforms.</p> <p>Emphasising the importance of ‘urgency’, the solutions often comprise of consistent training and certification for employees, release management coordination, robust test cycles, construction of technical components for processes and creating an overall process as part of incident, change and problem management.</p> <p>This further creates security for the company as it will prevent incidents while protecting the company from cyberattacks.</p> <p>At the same time, May also advised students to be more open to changes and be innovative in terms of generating new ideas, especially in preparation for the ICT industry.</p> <p>“Don’t limit yourself and keep the right attitude,” she said to students who wanted to pursue a career in the ICT industry.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

T-Systems Head of Quality (APAC), May Liew, gave students essential insights on the importance of Zero Outage during the industry talk held in Cyberjaya on 26 October 2017.

As the Head of Quality, May has worked on quality assurance programmes globally on different levels of process implementation and governance. Her dedication to her profession has enabled her to consistently maintain outstanding quality IT operations to T-Systems customers.

May has a decade of working experience in ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) processes and holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Information Technology. She has worked in various roles in ITIL processes from project transition, service delivery, to operation management.

During the industry talk, May took the opportunity to share her personal knowledge and expertise with Limkokwing University’s students from the Faculty of Information & Communication Technology.

“Information and communication technology is becoming increasingly important for companies,” she said. “For their business capability, and hence their entire existence depends on it.”

MUST READ: May Liew on Efficiency and Security

According to May, businesses and their employees could experience difficulties in performance and output due to disruptions. This is why companies invest in ICT capabilities and infrastructure.

“Major companies could lose up to USD 1,000,000 per hour,” she said while adding that disruptions in critical ICT systems can lead to losses in millions, permanent damage to reputation, and risk to life and limb.

MUST READ: “Hackers are getting smarter”

May showed the importance of identifying potential problems when running a company while providing students with the means to identify and develop measures to solve such problems.

She explained that failures can happen in three key areas, namely in human resources, processes and platforms.

Emphasising the importance of ‘urgency’, the solutions often comprise of consistent training and certification for employees, release management coordination, robust test cycles, construction of technical components for processes and creating an overall process as part of incident, change and problem management.

This further creates security for the company as it will prevent incidents while protecting the company from cyberattacks.

At the same time, May also advised students to be more open to changes and be innovative in terms of generating new ideas, especially in preparation for the ICT industry.

“Don’t limit yourself and keep the right attitude,” she said to students who wanted to pursue a career in the ICT industry.

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Libya’s Cultural Highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/libyas_cultural_highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Libya_Cultural_Highlights_small.jpg 4 December 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Libya_Cultural_Highlights_small.jpg" > <p>The Libyan culture is a mix of tradition and modern lifestyle, due to the country's turbulent history.</p> <p><strong>People Percentage</strong></p> <p>Immigrants currently comprise over 12% of the country’s population, according to United Nations Data based on July 2015 estimate.</p> <p>However, major ethnic groups in Libya consist of 97% Berber and Arab, with 3% comprising Greeks, Maltese, Italians, Egyptians, Pakistanis, Turks, Indians and Tunisians.</p> <p>Sunni Islam is the official religion with 96.6% followers while others consist of 2.7% Christians, 0.3% Buddhists, less than 0.1% Hindu, less than 0.1% Jewish, less than 0.1 % folk religion, and 0.3% unaffiliated with any religion.</p> <p><strong>Greeting Styles</strong></p> <p>For ordinary Libyans, when interacting with another person, reputation and honour are highly important.</p> <p>Failing to greet a person you meet is considered rude and unkind. When entering a room full of strangers, it is best to greet everyone by saying Assalamu alaikum (peace be upon you) and respond with Wa alaikum assalaam (peace be upon you as well).</p> <p>Social interactions between non-related people of the opposite gender are not frequent. Often it is best to wait for the woman to initiate contact before responding.</p> <p><strong>Family Bond</strong></p> <p>To ordinary Libyans, loyalty to one’s family tends to be more important than personal needs. It is best to avoid talking about a family disagreement or talking about a person’s wife, sister or adult daughter.</p> <p>At the same time, social class and family background are crucial elements for a person’s social status, which is later followed by character and achievements. Disrespecting a person’s family name is the ultimate form of rudeness.</p> <p><strong>Conservative Behaviour</strong></p> <p>Physical contact between men and women in public places is forbidden even among family members. Kissing and hugging is especially socially unacceptable, regardless of marriage or relationship.</p> <p><strong>Mind Your Manners</strong></p> <p>Use your right hand when eating, passing goods or greeting another person. The left hand is often considered disrespectful and unclean, especially during a communal dining.</p> <p>Never use the toe, heel or any part of your feet to point at or move anything. This is because the feet are considered as the lowliest part of the body.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

The Libyan culture is a mix of tradition and modern lifestyle, due to the country's turbulent history.

People Percentage

Immigrants currently comprise over 12% of the country’s population, according to United Nations Data based on July 2015 estimate.

However, major ethnic groups in Libya consist of 97% Berber and Arab, with 3% comprising Greeks, Maltese, Italians, Egyptians, Pakistanis, Turks, Indians and Tunisians.

Sunni Islam is the official religion with 96.6% followers while others consist of 2.7% Christians, 0.3% Buddhists, less than 0.1% Hindu, less than 0.1% Jewish, less than 0.1 % folk religion, and 0.3% unaffiliated with any religion.

Greeting Styles

For ordinary Libyans, when interacting with another person, reputation and honour are highly important.

Failing to greet a person you meet is considered rude and unkind. When entering a room full of strangers, it is best to greet everyone by saying Assalamu alaikum (peace be upon you) and respond with Wa alaikum assalaam (peace be upon you as well).

Social interactions between non-related people of the opposite gender are not frequent. Often it is best to wait for the woman to initiate contact before responding.

Family Bond

To ordinary Libyans, loyalty to one’s family tends to be more important than personal needs. It is best to avoid talking about a family disagreement or talking about a person’s wife, sister or adult daughter.

At the same time, social class and family background are crucial elements for a person’s social status, which is later followed by character and achievements. Disrespecting a person’s family name is the ultimate form of rudeness.

Conservative Behaviour

Physical contact between men and women in public places is forbidden even among family members. Kissing and hugging is especially socially unacceptable, regardless of marriage or relationship.

Mind Your Manners

Use your right hand when eating, passing goods or greeting another person. The left hand is often considered disrespectful and unclean, especially during a communal dining.

Never use the toe, heel or any part of your feet to point at or move anything. This is because the feet are considered as the lowliest part of the body.

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Ahmad Taleb: “I came here to make myself better” https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/raising_awareness_on_disability_with_ahmad_taleb https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Ahmad_J_Taleb_Main_small.jpg 4 December 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Ahmad_J_Taleb_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Ahmad Taleb recently won the Prix de la Sensibilisation au Handicap 2017 (Disability Awareness Awards 2017) at the Rabat Handifilm Festival.</p> <p>A Syrian student who has almost completed his MBA in Project Management at Limkokwing University, Ahmad Taleb has seven years of experience in film, theatre and acting.</p> <p><strong>For a Good Cause </strong></p> <p>Ahmad’s movie ‘Out of the Black’ talks about people with special needs. It was recognised at the Marano Ragazzi Spot Festival where Ahmad was awarded the International Youth Contest Special Mention – Student Projects award.</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/A6EwhU7Jxmw" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>His film, shot on a train from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur, is described as sensitive, gentle and poetic. It has an emotional and amazing end that invites viewers to reflect on the consideration or superficial thoughts that can be improper and insulting.</p> <p>“I didn’t want to make drama or action, or romantic stories, because the people with special needs have to be focused on as they are part of our society,” he explained.</p> <p>His work was inspiring and dedicated to bring hope to others who have suffered due to endless war.</p> <p><strong>Prior Experience</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MoZoJwk_YGU" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>Ahmad was a former child actor and performed in Syrian theatres for three years prior to arriving in Malaysia. When he finished his studies in Syria, he enrolled in Limkokwing University in 2012 to create a career for himself.</p> <p>“I came here to make myself better,” he said. “We did not have a university that teaches cinema is Syria.”</p> <p>Ahmad’s childhood acting experience gave him a better perspective of the industry and the way it worked. He was also familiar with various filmmaking equipment and his exposure to professionals in the industry gave him an advantage.</p> <p>“I met a lot of people from the industry in this field,” he said.</p> <p><strong>Multicultural Vision</strong></p> <p>“It helps to have a vision,” Ahmad advised while explaining that it enabled him to think creatively.</p> <p>“People have different ideas and we can share those ideas together,” he said. “I can see other cultures and thoughts.”</p> <p>As a student in a multicultural environment such as Limkokwing University, this also enabled him to learn to see things from a different perspective.</p> <p>“We could get into deep conversation with other people and gain new knowledge.”</p> <p><strong>Studying at Limkokwing</strong></p> <p>“In the beginning I was really shy,” Ahmad said. “I just wanted to get as much information from the lecturers as possible.”</p> <p>He started at Limkokwing with a Bachelor of Digital Film and Television before moving on to his current post-graduate studies in Project Management. </p> <p>“It was a very nice society which made me think in a better way,” he said. “There are students from Iran, Pakistan, Germany, Palestine, Turkmenistan, China, Indonesia, and all over the world.”</p> <p>This was the opportunity for Ahmad to take – learning from them while they learned from him.</p> <p><strong>Advice on Challenges</strong></p> <p>“My advice is to just focus on your studies to achieve your dreams,” he said. “Students would need to know people and learn from them while they can.”</p> <p>Ahmad explained that being recognised in the film industry is difficult as people are always looking for the next big movie. For him, overcoming these new challenges also encouraged him to move forward to bigger competitions.</p> <p>“Facing challenges is what makes people make the best movies,” he said.</p> <p>At the same time, Ahmad also emphasised the importance of ensuring that his crew and cast were comfortable. He had to make them feel relaxed, because it would affect the quality of his work.</p> <p>According to Ahmad, teamwork is crucial in producing a film. A successful film will enable a person to accomplish more in the future.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Ahmad Taleb recently won the Prix de la Sensibilisation au Handicap 2017 (Disability Awareness Awards 2017) at the Rabat Handifilm Festival.

A Syrian student who has almost completed his MBA in Project Management at Limkokwing University, Ahmad Taleb has seven years of experience in film, theatre and acting.

For a Good Cause

Ahmad’s movie ‘Out of the Black’ talks about people with special needs. It was recognised at the Marano Ragazzi Spot Festival where Ahmad was awarded the International Youth Contest Special Mention – Student Projects award.

His film, shot on a train from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur, is described as sensitive, gentle and poetic. It has an emotional and amazing end that invites viewers to reflect on the consideration or superficial thoughts that can be improper and insulting.

“I didn’t want to make drama or action, or romantic stories, because the people with special needs have to be focused on as they are part of our society,” he explained.

His work was inspiring and dedicated to bring hope to others who have suffered due to endless war.

Prior Experience

 

Ahmad was a former child actor and performed in Syrian theatres for three years prior to arriving in Malaysia. When he finished his studies in Syria, he enrolled in Limkokwing University in 2012 to create a career for himself.

“I came here to make myself better,” he said. “We did not have a university that teaches cinema is Syria.”

Ahmad’s childhood acting experience gave him a better perspective of the industry and the way it worked. He was also familiar with various filmmaking equipment and his exposure to professionals in the industry gave him an advantage.

“I met a lot of people from the industry in this field,” he said.

Multicultural Vision

“It helps to have a vision,” Ahmad advised while explaining that it enabled him to think creatively.

“People have different ideas and we can share those ideas together,” he said. “I can see other cultures and thoughts.”

As a student in a multicultural environment such as Limkokwing University, this also enabled him to learn to see things from a different perspective.

“We could get into deep conversation with other people and gain new knowledge.”

Studying at Limkokwing

“In the beginning I was really shy,” Ahmad said. “I just wanted to get as much information from the lecturers as possible.”

He started at Limkokwing with a Bachelor of Digital Film and Television before moving on to his current post-graduate studies in Project Management.

“It was a very nice society which made me think in a better way,” he said. “There are students from Iran, Pakistan, Germany, Palestine, Turkmenistan, China, Indonesia, and all over the world.”

This was the opportunity for Ahmad to take – learning from them while they learned from him.

Advice on Challenges

“My advice is to just focus on your studies to achieve your dreams,” he said. “Students would need to know people and learn from them while they can.”

Ahmad explained that being recognised in the film industry is difficult as people are always looking for the next big movie. For him, overcoming these new challenges also encouraged him to move forward to bigger competitions.

“Facing challenges is what makes people make the best movies,” he said.

At the same time, Ahmad also emphasised the importance of ensuring that his crew and cast were comfortable. He had to make them feel relaxed, because it would affect the quality of his work.

According to Ahmad, teamwork is crucial in producing a film. A successful film will enable a person to accomplish more in the future.

 

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Vaclav Koranda of T-Systems: Human Resources and Market Trends https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/industry_talk_by_t_systems_human_resources_and_market_trends https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/t-systemsVK_SMALL.jpg 30 November 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/t-systemsVK_SMALL.jpg" > <p>Students from across faculties were given valuable insight into human resources and market trends by T-Systems’ Vice President of Human Resources, Mr. Vaclav Koranda on 15 November 2017 in Cyberjaya.</p> <p>Mr. Koranda is also a member of T-Systems’ Board of Directors. He holds a Masters Degree in Work and Organisational Psychology from Charles University and is a certified PRINCE2 practitioner.</p> <p>Previously, he was the Vice President of Human Resources at T-Systems Czech Republic. While he was there, the company was placed in top ten for the ‘Employer of the Year Award’ a number of times.</p> <p>Since 2002, he has held several managerial roles in Human Resources. His roles included regional responsibility, mainly for the Central/Eastern Europe.</p> <p><strong>MUST READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/index.php?/news/article/hyperconvergence_is_high_in_demand_industry_talk_with_mr._vaclav_koranda">‘Hyperconvergence is high in demand’</a></p> <p>During the talk, he spoke in detail about T-Systems’ data centres, data protection, staffing processes, market drivers and services it offers to clients worldwide.</p> <p>“Six out of top ten companies in the world are IT companies, and according to a research by analysts, 51% of the jobs as we know them will be replaced by new technology and new ways of working by 2036. So what this means for us as companies are to be prepared for change and learn. We have to create an environment for our employees to learn constantly and be at the cutting edge of technology to help them develop their skills in areas that are currently growing in the market.”</p> <p>In lieu of the market trends, Mr. Koranda stressed the importance of collaborations between academic and various organisations, especially to students as it gives them a glimpse of what the corporate world requires.</p> <p>“It’s important for industry professionals to come and give talks to students, because there is a big gap between the academic world and the professional world. The collaboration between companies and universities will try to narrow the gap and bring students closer to the real world, to the requirements of the corporate world.”</p> <p>Giving advice to students on how to successfully move up the corporate ladder, he said, “Start step by step, try to learn all different aspects of the job and be open. Always be prepared, because sometimes things in life are met by chance, but only if you are prepared you can grasp the chance and that can help you progress.”</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Students from across faculties were given valuable insight into human resources and market trends by T-Systems’ Vice President of Human Resources, Mr. Vaclav Koranda on 15 November 2017 in Cyberjaya.

Mr. Koranda is also a member of T-Systems’ Board of Directors. He holds a Masters Degree in Work and Organisational Psychology from Charles University and is a certified PRINCE2 practitioner.

Previously, he was the Vice President of Human Resources at T-Systems Czech Republic. While he was there, the company was placed in top ten for the ‘Employer of the Year Award’ a number of times.

Since 2002, he has held several managerial roles in Human Resources. His roles included regional responsibility, mainly for the Central/Eastern Europe.

MUST READ: ‘Hyperconvergence is high in demand’

During the talk, he spoke in detail about T-Systems’ data centres, data protection, staffing processes, market drivers and services it offers to clients worldwide.

“Six out of top ten companies in the world are IT companies, and according to a research by analysts, 51% of the jobs as we know them will be replaced by new technology and new ways of working by 2036. So what this means for us as companies are to be prepared for change and learn. We have to create an environment for our employees to learn constantly and be at the cutting edge of technology to help them develop their skills in areas that are currently growing in the market.”

In lieu of the market trends, Mr. Koranda stressed the importance of collaborations between academic and various organisations, especially to students as it gives them a glimpse of what the corporate world requires.

“It’s important for industry professionals to come and give talks to students, because there is a big gap between the academic world and the professional world. The collaboration between companies and universities will try to narrow the gap and bring students closer to the real world, to the requirements of the corporate world.”

Giving advice to students on how to successfully move up the corporate ladder, he said, “Start step by step, try to learn all different aspects of the job and be open. Always be prepared, because sometimes things in life are met by chance, but only if you are prepared you can grasp the chance and that can help you progress.”

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T-Systems Industry Talks: ‘Hyperconvergence is high in demand’ https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/hyperconvergence_is_high_in_demand_industry_talk_with_mr._vaclav_koranda https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/T-systems3main_small.jpg 30 November 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/T-systems3main_small.jpg" > <p>T-Systems Vice President of Human Resources, Mr. Vaclav Koranda visited Limkokwing University on 15 November 2017 to share insights into trends and opportunities in the human resources and IT industry to students from across faculties.</p> <p>Mr. <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/index.php?/news/article/industry_talk_by_t_systems_human_resources_and_market_trends">Vaclav Koranda</a> was accompanied by T-Systems Human Resources Marketing Consultant (Asia), Recruiting and Employer Reputation and the Resources Manager, Alfred Ajit Kumar.</p> <p>During the talk, he first gave an overview of the information and technology market drivers, citing that many companies are finding ways to save money more than ever before.</p> <p>“There are a lot of drivers in the current markets that are actually not in favour of the economy right now, for example, the skyrocketing oil prices and also many factors in politics; companies react to these changes and now we are currently on the down face of the economic cycle.”</p> <p>In lieu of the trends, Mr. Koranda mentioned that T-Systems is consistently finding ways to educate and prepare staff to be able to adapt to changes as well as finding ways to become cheaper, better, smarter and faste, to be able to cater to economic changes. “It is in this way that T-Systems will be relevant and stay ahead of competition.”</p> <p>He mentioned that automation and hyperconvergence are two trends that are evidently emerging in the IT industry.</p> <p>“Currently, if you look at the IT infrastructure there are different layers. It starts with the network, because you need connection, then you have to have the operating system (the platform), then storage to store your data (database) and the different applications. So I would say there are five to six different structures each which have a specialised field on their own, so companies have to hire specialists for each of the structures.”</p> <p>Highlighting the challenges that come up with five or six teams managing a single customer, Mr. Koranda said that hyperconvergence solves most of the challenges.</p> <p>“With hyperconvergence all these layers can be dealt with as one and one can actually offset the expert knowledge of all these different groups or structures of people by a very sophisticated software that turns the platform for you, and you need only one team to operate the end to end service for the customer from one team in very simple terms.”</p> <p>At the end of the talk, students got the opportunity to submit their CVs to T-Systems staff. They also engaged in discussion on the opportunities available at T-Systems and its hiring process.</p> <ul> <li>T-Systems Industry Talks: ‘Hyperconvergence is high in demand’</li> <li>T-Systems Industry Talks: ‘Hyperconvergence is high in demand’</li> <li>T-Systems Industry Talks: ‘Hyperconvergence is high in demand’</li> <li>T-Systems Industry Talks: ‘Hyperconvergence is high in demand’</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

T-Systems Vice President of Human Resources, Mr. Vaclav Koranda visited Limkokwing University on 15 November 2017 to share insights into trends and opportunities in the human resources and IT industry to students from across faculties.

Mr. Vaclav Koranda was accompanied by T-Systems Human Resources Marketing Consultant (Asia), Recruiting and Employer Reputation and the Resources Manager, Alfred Ajit Kumar.

During the talk, he first gave an overview of the information and technology market drivers, citing that many companies are finding ways to save money more than ever before.

“There are a lot of drivers in the current markets that are actually not in favour of the economy right now, for example, the skyrocketing oil prices and also many factors in politics; companies react to these changes and now we are currently on the down face of the economic cycle.”

In lieu of the trends, Mr. Koranda mentioned that T-Systems is consistently finding ways to educate and prepare staff to be able to adapt to changes as well as finding ways to become cheaper, better, smarter and faste, to be able to cater to economic changes. “It is in this way that T-Systems will be relevant and stay ahead of competition.”

He mentioned that automation and hyperconvergence are two trends that are evidently emerging in the IT industry.

“Currently, if you look at the IT infrastructure there are different layers. It starts with the network, because you need connection, then you have to have the operating system (the platform), then storage to store your data (database) and the different applications. So I would say there are five to six different structures each which have a specialised field on their own, so companies have to hire specialists for each of the structures.”

Highlighting the challenges that come up with five or six teams managing a single customer, Mr. Koranda said that hyperconvergence solves most of the challenges.

“With hyperconvergence all these layers can be dealt with as one and one can actually offset the expert knowledge of all these different groups or structures of people by a very sophisticated software that turns the platform for you, and you need only one team to operate the end to end service for the customer from one team in very simple terms.”

At the end of the talk, students got the opportunity to submit their CVs to T-Systems staff. They also engaged in discussion on the opportunities available at T-Systems and its hiring process.

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Limkokwing University named World’s Most Popular Online University 2017 https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_worlds_most_popular_online_university_2017 https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/msmwmain_small.jpg 30 November 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/msmwmain_small.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University was named World’s Most Popular Online University at the Malaysia Social Media Awards 2017 gala dinner in Kuala Lumpur on 9 November 2017.</p> <p>At the same event, Founder and President of Limkokwing University, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing was given recognition as Social Media Icon of 2017.</p> <p>Vice President of Brand Creativity and Talent Development, Dato’ Tiffanee Marie Lim received both awards on behalf of the University.</p> <p>The Minister of Communications and Multimedia, YB Senator Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Mohd Salleh Bin Tun Said Keruak was the guest of honour at the gala dinner. Guests from government and corporate companies as well as members of the media were also in attendance.</p> <p>The Malaysia Social Media Awards is an elite event to recognize the nation’s top social media corporate companies for their achievements in the interactive media arena.</p> <p>Over the past years, Limkokwing University’s social media sites received a number of recognitions.</p> <p>In 2015, Limkokwing University won two prestigious awards at the World Bloggers and Social Media Award. For its quality content and excellent community engagement efforts, the University won the ‘Social Media Excellence Award for Education’ and the ‘Social Media Excellence Award for Social Media Campaign – BE SMART’.</p> <p>Last year, it had the highest number of Twitter followers among English speaking institutions in the world. It ranked at third place on Facebook, just behind Harvard and Oxford universities.</p> <p>Limkokwing’s social media presence plays a part in the bigger picture that focuses on fostering innovation and pioneering leadership in providing its students with creative education. It is also instrumental in engaging its student population from over 150 countries. </p> <p>Currently, Limkokwing is followed by 3 million fans across 14 platforms in 11 languages.</p> <ul> <li>Limkokwing University named World’s Most Popular Online University 2017</li> <li>Limkokwing University named World’s Most Popular Online University 2017</li> <li>Limkokwing University named World’s Most Popular Online University 2017</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University was named World’s Most Popular Online University at the Malaysia Social Media Awards 2017 gala dinner in Kuala Lumpur on 9 November 2017.

At the same event, Founder and President of Limkokwing University, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing was given recognition as Social Media Icon of 2017.

Vice President of Brand Creativity and Talent Development, Dato’ Tiffanee Marie Lim received both awards on behalf of the University.

The Minister of Communications and Multimedia, YB Senator Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Mohd Salleh Bin Tun Said Keruak was the guest of honour at the gala dinner. Guests from government and corporate companies as well as members of the media were also in attendance.

The Malaysia Social Media Awards is an elite event to recognize the nation’s top social media corporate companies for their achievements in the interactive media arena.

Over the past years, Limkokwing University’s social media sites received a number of recognitions.

In 2015, Limkokwing University won two prestigious awards at the World Bloggers and Social Media Award. For its quality content and excellent community engagement efforts, the University won the ‘Social Media Excellence Award for Education’ and the ‘Social Media Excellence Award for Social Media Campaign – BE SMART’.

Last year, it had the highest number of Twitter followers among English speaking institutions in the world. It ranked at third place on Facebook, just behind Harvard and Oxford universities.

Limkokwing’s social media presence plays a part in the bigger picture that focuses on fostering innovation and pioneering leadership in providing its students with creative education. It is also instrumental in engaging its student population from over 150 countries.

Currently, Limkokwing is followed by 3 million fans across 14 platforms in 11 languages.

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Learning with Codemasters: Substance Painter live demonstration https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/learning_with_codemasters_a_live_substance_painter_demonstration https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/CMMAIN_small.jpg 18 November 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/CMMAIN_small.jpg" > <p>Mr. Jason Butterley from Codemasters came to Limkokwing University on 24 October 2017 to share his expertise in Substance Painter with multimedia students through a live demonstration. He was accompanied by Codemasters’ Studio Manager, Mr. Andre Stiegler and Production Manager, Ms. Karen Chua.</p> <p>Codemasters is an award-winning game developer and publisher based in WarwickShire, United Kingdom. It also operates in Birmingham and Runcorn, Cheshire. Founded in 1986, Codemasters has been one of UK’s most successful game developers and for the past 30 years the company has consistently created innovative and award-winning racing games.</p> <p><strong>MUST READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/codemasters_jason_butterley_substance_painter_quickly_becoming_industry_sta">&#8220;Substance Painter is the new industry standard&#8221;</a></p> <p>Its leading brands include DiRT and Race Driver GRID. It also retains the elite worldwide video game rights to FORMULA ONE and released 6 related F1 titles. Codemasters’ office in Kuala Lumpur was opened in 2006 and it has since provided high quality content exclusively for Codemasters’ Triple-A game titles.</p> <p>With Codemasters having set up in Malaysia for ten years, Mr. Stiegler mentioned that this was a testament to its success, because Malaysia is an excellent hub for tourists. “I have been with Codemasters for the last 10 years and I had the pleasure for working in Malaysia for the last 7 years now.”</p> <p>He recounted that this is not the first time Codemasters visited Limkokwing University, “We’ve been here a couple of times, but we really felt it’s time to be engaged with Limkokwing and rekindle the relationship, and I’m pleased to say the event today was absolutely amazing. I’m very impressed at how professional it was, it was very organised.” </p> <p>On why it’s important for universities to work with industry professionals he said, “Us coming and talking to the students gives us a chance to tell them new trends happening in the industry and what skills they might need to learn. It’s really good to keep everyone up to speed with what’s going on in the industry. At the same time, it’s very important for us to engage with students early on so they have an advantage of opportunities there are in the games industry and, more specifically, Codemasters.” </p> <p>Ms. Chua pointed out that industries are always seeking for talent and that Limkokwing University is providing students with an excellent opportunity to network with industry professionals. “This networking is beneficial on both sides, because students get to know the industry side of doing things and industries can seek out great talent,” she added.</p> <ul> <li>Learning with Codemasters: Substance Painter live demonstration</li> <li>Learning with Codemasters: Substance Painter live demonstration</li> <li>Learning with Codemasters: Substance Painter live demonstration</li> <li>Learning with Codemasters: Substance Painter live demonstration</li> <li>Learning with Codemasters: Substance Painter live demonstration</li> <li>Learning with Codemasters: Substance Painter live demonstration</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Mr. Jason Butterley from Codemasters came to Limkokwing University on 24 October 2017 to share his expertise in Substance Painter with multimedia students through a live demonstration. He was accompanied by Codemasters’ Studio Manager, Mr. Andre Stiegler and Production Manager, Ms. Karen Chua.

Codemasters is an award-winning game developer and publisher based in WarwickShire, United Kingdom. It also operates in Birmingham and Runcorn, Cheshire. Founded in 1986, Codemasters has been one of UK’s most successful game developers and for the past 30 years the company has consistently created innovative and award-winning racing games.

MUST READ: “Substance Painter is the new industry standard”

Its leading brands include DiRT and Race Driver GRID. It also retains the elite worldwide video game rights to FORMULA ONE and released 6 related F1 titles. Codemasters’ office in Kuala Lumpur was opened in 2006 and it has since provided high quality content exclusively for Codemasters’ Triple-A game titles.

With Codemasters having set up in Malaysia for ten years, Mr. Stiegler mentioned that this was a testament to its success, because Malaysia is an excellent hub for tourists. “I have been with Codemasters for the last 10 years and I had the pleasure for working in Malaysia for the last 7 years now.”

He recounted that this is not the first time Codemasters visited Limkokwing University, “We’ve been here a couple of times, but we really felt it’s time to be engaged with Limkokwing and rekindle the relationship, and I’m pleased to say the event today was absolutely amazing. I’m very impressed at how professional it was, it was very organised.”

On why it’s important for universities to work with industry professionals he said, “Us coming and talking to the students gives us a chance to tell them new trends happening in the industry and what skills they might need to learn. It’s really good to keep everyone up to speed with what’s going on in the industry. At the same time, it’s very important for us to engage with students early on so they have an advantage of opportunities there are in the games industry and, more specifically, Codemasters.”

Ms. Chua pointed out that industries are always seeking for talent and that Limkokwing University is providing students with an excellent opportunity to network with industry professionals. “This networking is beneficial on both sides, because students get to know the industry side of doing things and industries can seek out great talent,” she added.

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Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_showcases_starfall_catalyst_panaxity_taman_inovasi https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Taman_Inovasi_Nov_2017_Main_small.jpg 13 November 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Taman_Inovasi_Nov_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University was invited to showcase its digital capabilities at the Taman Inovasi exhibition in Putrajaya on 1 November 2017, an event organised by the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU).</p> <p>Headlining the Limkokwing University exhibition booth was <a href="http://starfall-game.com/">Starfall Catalyst</a>, a game-based learning mobile app developed on campus, and the PanaXity Panoramic Digitisation platform.</p> <p>Starfall Catalyst is a first-of-its-kind ‘third-person shooter’ where players are tasked with blazing through a fully 3D environment while unlocking fascinating chemistry concepts along the way.</p> <p>“With over 20 challenging levels in three unique worlds, over 50 topics, and tons of quizzes and mini games, it will keep players entertained while educating them about the fun side of chemistry. And the game is played entirely within a 3D enivironment, which is unique for a game in this genre,” said Jitesh Panchal, Lead Game Designer &amp; Producer of Starfall Catalyst. </p> <p>Starfall Catalyst Version 1.0.3 is entirely free with no in-app purchases or ads, and is now available on the App Store.</p> <p>Meanwhile, <a href="http://www.panaxity.com">PanaXity </a>is an award-winning platform which features the world’s largest panoramic image – a stunning, seamless 360° image of Kuala Lumpur.</p> <p>PanaXity Project Manager, Mehdi Zarrabi, said the platform was developed using a new approach to visualization that captures high definition aerial panoramic images both in daylight and at night. &#8220;It uses a new inventive method to map pixels on the image with GPS data. PanaXity is web-based and able to display information on the image through live or automated API integration,&#8221; he said.&nbsp; </p> <p>Mehdi says there is limitless potential in the platform&#8217;s utility, from tourism and urban planning, to research and education.</p> <p>&#8220;Having PanaXity implemented nationwide would help further promote Malaysia to the world, both for tourism and attracting foreign investment. It would also be a great tool for development and infrastructure planning,&#8221; Mehdi added.&nbsp; </p> <p>Created from more than 31,000 individual images with a total resolution of 846 gigapixels, it currently holds the Guinness World Record for the <a href="http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-panoramic-image">Largest Panoramic Image in the World</a>.</p> <p>MAMPU is the central agency for the modernisation and transformation of the Public Service Administration. The agency’s major role is serving as a catalyst for change in administrative and management services in the public sector.</p> <p>MAMPU is also a leader in developing ICT for the public sector. The agency consults in management organisation and ICT and facilitates in the implementation of modernisation and transformation programmes in the public sector delivery system. </p> <p>The University is part of the Public Sector Strategic Collaboration Network, a platform which appoints strategic partners from different industries to work closer with the communities to build services for the digital initiative.</p> <p>Limkokwing University was appointed a <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_appointed_as_mampu_strategic_partner_in_digital_government_2016">MAMPU Strategic Partner in Digital Government Transformation Initiative</a> on 23 November 2016.</p> <ul> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> <li>Limkokwing University showcases Starfall Catalyst, PanaXity at 2017 Taman Inovasi Exhibition</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University was invited to showcase its digital capabilities at the Taman Inovasi exhibition in Putrajaya on 1 November 2017, an event organised by the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU).

Headlining the Limkokwing University exhibition booth was Starfall Catalyst, a game-based learning mobile app developed on campus, and the PanaXity Panoramic Digitisation platform.

Starfall Catalyst is a first-of-its-kind ‘third-person shooter’ where players are tasked with blazing through a fully 3D environment while unlocking fascinating chemistry concepts along the way.

“With over 20 challenging levels in three unique worlds, over 50 topics, and tons of quizzes and mini games, it will keep players entertained while educating them about the fun side of chemistry. And the game is played entirely within a 3D enivironment, which is unique for a game in this genre,” said Jitesh Panchal, Lead Game Designer & Producer of Starfall Catalyst.

Starfall Catalyst Version 1.0.3 is entirely free with no in-app purchases or ads, and is now available on the App Store.

Meanwhile, PanaXity is an award-winning platform which features the world’s largest panoramic image – a stunning, seamless 360° image of Kuala Lumpur.

PanaXity Project Manager, Mehdi Zarrabi, said the platform was developed using a new approach to visualization that captures high definition aerial panoramic images both in daylight and at night. “It uses a new inventive method to map pixels on the image with GPS data. PanaXity is web-based and able to display information on the image through live or automated API integration,” he said. 

Mehdi says there is limitless potential in the platform’s utility, from tourism and urban planning, to research and education.

“Having PanaXity implemented nationwide would help further promote Malaysia to the world, both for tourism and attracting foreign investment. It would also be a great tool for development and infrastructure planning,” Mehdi added. 

Created from more than 31,000 individual images with a total resolution of 846 gigapixels, it currently holds the Guinness World Record for the Largest Panoramic Image in the World.

MAMPU is the central agency for the modernisation and transformation of the Public Service Administration. The agency’s major role is serving as a catalyst for change in administrative and management services in the public sector.

MAMPU is also a leader in developing ICT for the public sector. The agency consults in management organisation and ICT and facilitates in the implementation of modernisation and transformation programmes in the public sector delivery system.

The University is part of the Public Sector Strategic Collaboration Network, a platform which appoints strategic partners from different industries to work closer with the communities to build services for the digital initiative.

Limkokwing University was appointed a MAMPU Strategic Partner in Digital Government Transformation Initiative on 23 November 2016.

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Commonwealth recognition for Limkokwing University and Centre for Content Creation https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/commonwealth_recognition_for_limkokwing_centre_for_content_creation https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/DS_Tim_Commonwealth_Award_Nov_2017_Main2_small.jpg 11 November 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/DS_Tim_Commonwealth_Award_Nov_2017_Main2_small.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University and the Centre for Content Creation (CCC) were given special recognition by the Commonwealth of Nations on 5 November for the successful hosting of the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit at the Cyberjaya global campus.</p> <p>CCC CEO, Dato’ Sri Timothy Lim Kok Wing Jr, also received special recognition from the Commonwealth of Nations for Leadership for Youth Empowerment. </p> <p><strong>MUST READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_university_hosts_memorable_2017_commonwealth_youth_summit">Limkokwing University hosts memorable 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit</a></p> <p>Accepting the token of recognition on his behalf was CCC Business Development Senior Manager, Puteri Sherina Balqish Suffian, at an award ceremony held during the closing of the summit.</p> <p>“On behalf Dato’ Sri Timothy and the University, I would like to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation for this recognition,” said Sherina. “We hope that through this recognition, we can encourage other institutions to play a greater role in youth empowerment.” </p> <p>She applauded the Commonwealth for providing an opportunity for the University to bring more awareness to key issues affecting the global community. </p> <p>The summit saw young leaders, activists and aspiring entrepreneurs from 52 commonwealth nations gather in Cyberjaya to discuss the most critical issues facing the world community today, under the theme “An Intergenerational Convergence.”</p> <p>Vice Chairperson for the Kenyan Commonwealth Youth Council, Faith Manthi said, “I must say that I am impressed with the University’s environment which has attracted powerful ideas from individuals.” </p> <p>“If we can bring together all our innovative ideas together, we can build better systems and graduates who can contribute more back to society,” she added.&nbsp; </p> <p>Earlier during the summit, University Founder and President, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing was bestowed with the prestigious <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_university_founder_receives_commonwealth_champions_award">Commonwealth Champions Award</a>.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University and the Centre for Content Creation (CCC) were given special recognition by the Commonwealth of Nations on 5 November for the successful hosting of the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit at the Cyberjaya global campus.

CCC CEO, Dato’ Sri Timothy Lim Kok Wing Jr, also received special recognition from the Commonwealth of Nations for Leadership for Youth Empowerment.

MUST READ: Limkokwing University hosts memorable 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit

Accepting the token of recognition on his behalf was CCC Business Development Senior Manager, Puteri Sherina Balqish Suffian, at an award ceremony held during the closing of the summit.

“On behalf Dato’ Sri Timothy and the University, I would like to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation for this recognition,” said Sherina. “We hope that through this recognition, we can encourage other institutions to play a greater role in youth empowerment.”

She applauded the Commonwealth for providing an opportunity for the University to bring more awareness to key issues affecting the global community.

The summit saw young leaders, activists and aspiring entrepreneurs from 52 commonwealth nations gather in Cyberjaya to discuss the most critical issues facing the world community today, under the theme “An Intergenerational Convergence.”

Vice Chairperson for the Kenyan Commonwealth Youth Council, Faith Manthi said, “I must say that I am impressed with the University’s environment which has attracted powerful ideas from individuals.”

“If we can bring together all our innovative ideas together, we can build better systems and graduates who can contribute more back to society,” she added. 

Earlier during the summit, University Founder and President, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing was bestowed with the prestigious Commonwealth Champions Award.

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Limkokwing University hosts memorable 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_university_hosts_memorable_2017_commonwealth_youth_summit https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Commonwealth_Youth_Summit_Nov_2017_Main_small.jpg 10 November 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Commonwealth_Youth_Summit_Nov_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University proudly hosted the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit on 4 & 5 November 2017, organised by the Commonwealth Youth Council in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Malaysian Government.</p> <p>Young leaders, activists and aspiring entrepreneurs from 52 commonwealth nations were given a warm Limkokwing welcome as they gathered at the Cyberjaya global campus to discuss and share insights and experiences related to the most critical issues facing the world community.</p> <p>Under the theme “An Intergenerational Convergence,” the four key topics that topped the agenda were Climate Policy and Finance; Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship; Peace-building and Global Inequality; and Social Cohesion. </p> <p>United Nations Resident Coordinator to Malaysia, Stefan Priesner, said, “These subject matters are important, especially in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Core agenda which is the universal core agenda agreed by countries all over the world at the United Nations general assembly.” </p> <p>“I think it is very important that this happened in the wonderful atmosphere of the Limkokwing University,” he said, adding that he was very impressed with the multicultural environment of the Cyberjaya campus.</p> <p>Delegates also spoke highly about Limkokwing University’s contributions to youth development, through various ongoing programmes and initiatives that emphasised industry exposure with multiculturalism. </p> <p>Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Youth Secretariat, Dr. Josephine Ojiambo, said, “I am very impressed with the entrepreneurship programme that this University is running for its students.” </p> <p>She said self-employment is a viable alternative to traditional employment for youths, a sentiment shared by the Commonwealth.</p> <p>“Studies have shown that entrepreneurship makes a huge contribution towards wealth creation and poverty reduction,” she added. “It is a key driver to developing the human capital necessary for the future.” </p> <p>At the gala dinner held during the summit, Limkokwing University Founder and President, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing was <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_university_founder_receives_commonwealth_champions_award">honoured with the Commonwealth Champions Award</a>, becoming only the eighth recipient of the award in its history.</p> <p>Also receiving Commonwealth recognition was Limkokwing University Vice President and Centre for Content Creation CEO, Dato’ Sri Timothy Lim Kok Wing Jr, for his role in <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/commonwealth_recognition_for_limkokwing_centre_for_content_creation">Leadership for Youth Empowerment</a>.&nbsp; </p> <p>The three-day summit was earlier inaugurated by HRH Prince Charles of Wales on 3 November during his visit to the University of Nottingham in Semenyih, Selangor.</p> <ul> <li>Limkokwing University hosts memorable 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit</li> <li>Limkokwing University hosts memorable 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit</li> <li>Limkokwing University hosts memorable 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit</li> <li>Limkokwing University hosts memorable 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit</li> <li>Limkokwing University hosts memorable 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit</li> <li>Limkokwing University hosts memorable 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit</li> <li>Limkokwing University hosts memorable 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit</li> <li>Limkokwing University hosts memorable 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit</li> <li>Limkokwing University hosts memorable 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit</li> <li>Limkokwing University hosts memorable 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit</li> <li>Limkokwing University hosts memorable 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit</li> <li>Limkokwing University hosts memorable 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit</li> <li>Limkokwing University hosts memorable 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit</li> <li>Limkokwing University hosts memorable 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit</li> <li>Limkokwing University hosts memorable 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit</li> <li>Limkokwing University hosts memorable 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit</li> <li>Limkokwing University hosts memorable 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit</li> <li>Limkokwing University hosts memorable 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University proudly hosted the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit on 4 & 5 November 2017, organised by the Commonwealth Youth Council in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Malaysian Government.

Young leaders, activists and aspiring entrepreneurs from 52 commonwealth nations were given a warm Limkokwing welcome as they gathered at the Cyberjaya global campus to discuss and share insights and experiences related to the most critical issues facing the world community.

Under the theme “An Intergenerational Convergence,” the four key topics that topped the agenda were Climate Policy and Finance; Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship; Peace-building and Global Inequality; and Social Cohesion.

United Nations Resident Coordinator to Malaysia, Stefan Priesner, said, “These subject matters are important, especially in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Core agenda which is the universal core agenda agreed by countries all over the world at the United Nations general assembly.”

“I think it is very important that this happened in the wonderful atmosphere of the Limkokwing University,” he said, adding that he was very impressed with the multicultural environment of the Cyberjaya campus.

Delegates also spoke highly about Limkokwing University’s contributions to youth development, through various ongoing programmes and initiatives that emphasised industry exposure with multiculturalism.

Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Youth Secretariat, Dr. Josephine Ojiambo, said, “I am very impressed with the entrepreneurship programme that this University is running for its students.”

She said self-employment is a viable alternative to traditional employment for youths, a sentiment shared by the Commonwealth.

“Studies have shown that entrepreneurship makes a huge contribution towards wealth creation and poverty reduction,” she added. “It is a key driver to developing the human capital necessary for the future.”

At the gala dinner held during the summit, Limkokwing University Founder and President, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing was honoured with the Commonwealth Champions Award, becoming only the eighth recipient of the award in its history.

Also receiving Commonwealth recognition was Limkokwing University Vice President and Centre for Content Creation CEO, Dato’ Sri Timothy Lim Kok Wing Jr, for his role in Leadership for Youth Empowerment

The three-day summit was earlier inaugurated by HRH Prince Charles of Wales on 3 November during his visit to the University of Nottingham in Semenyih, Selangor.

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Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_university_founder_receives_commonwealth_champions_award https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/cysg8_MAINSMALL.jpg 10 November 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/cysg8_MAINSMALL.jpg" > <p>Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing was bestowed the Commonwealth Champions Award at Limkokwing University Hall of Fame on 4 November 2017.</p> <p>Limkokwing Vice President of Brand Creativity and Talent Development, Dato’ Tiffanee Marie Lim, received the award on his behalf during a gala dinner held in conjunction with the University hosting the <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_university_hosts_memorable_2017_commonwealth_youth_summit">2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit</a> at the Cyberjaya campus.</p> <p>The Commonwealth Champions Award recognises individuals who have contributed to the Commonwealth, with the values and charter in mind, also individuals who have helped young people, the underprivileged and communities within developing states.</p> <p>Tan Sri Dr. Lim is only the eighth recipient of the prestigious award in its history.</p> <p>In his acceptance speech, delivered by Dato’ Tiffanee, Tan Sri Dr. Lim sent out a strong message advocating unity, for a peaceful and better planet.</p> <p>“The Commonwealth has a voice in every major global organisation. We have 2 billion people in the Commonwealth, 1.2 billion below 30. We have the biggest trade block collectively, we have enormous goodwill in the global arena, we can use our collective power to balance the imbalances.”</p> <p>“Let’s make the words ‘common sense’ and ‘commonwealth’ more meaningful, let’s use our common sense to build commonwealth. Let’s create a new planet, a planet where peace is possible, let’s all be champions of peace and equality,” she read out.</p> <p>Commonwealth Youth Council Chairman, Mr Kishva Ambigapathy, said it is more than befitting for Tan Sri Dr. Lim to receive the award for his outstanding work over the last 45 years in designing and implementing nation-building campaigns, both locally and internationally.</p> <p>“The University which Tan Sri Dr. Lim has set up across Asia, Africa and Europe is a member of the United Nations Academic Impact, bringing together the most advanced disciplines to the 21st century in tertiary education. Empowering a new generation of innovation thinkers across all industries and countries, the University has empowered people with the knowledge, skills and attitude, which is essential in driving transformation of communities of developing countries worldwide,” said Mr Kishva.</p> <p>Dr. Josephine Ojiambo, Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Secretariat, expressed her appreciation and paid glowing tribute to Tan Sri Dr. Lim for playing a key role in driving innovation.</p> <p>“I am very proud to say Limkokwing University has a strong connection with the Commonwealth. It is a member of The Association of Commonwealth Universities and accredited Commonwealth organisation. Many of its students are from Commonwealth countries and it has campuses in a number of Commonwealth countries including Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Sierra Leone.” </p> <p>She also acknowledged that the Commonwealth is pleased that Limkokwing University has been actively driving innovation and developing knowledge-based economies in a number of Commonwealth countries. </p> <p>Towards the end of the gala dinner, Mr Kishva accredited Limkokwing University as the Commonwealth Youth Leadership University. </p> <p>“Being the first summit, this will not be the only summit. It is the beginning of more summits to come and I’m glad to have Limkokwing University as a sole partner in delivering future summits and to create more young leaders,” he concluded.</p> <ul> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> <li>Tan Sri Dr. Lim Kok Wing receives Commonwealth Champions Award</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing was bestowed the Commonwealth Champions Award at Limkokwing University Hall of Fame on 4 November 2017.

Limkokwing Vice President of Brand Creativity and Talent Development, Dato’ Tiffanee Marie Lim, received the award on his behalf during a gala dinner held in conjunction with the University hosting the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Summit at the Cyberjaya campus.

The Commonwealth Champions Award recognises individuals who have contributed to the Commonwealth, with the values and charter in mind, also individuals who have helped young people, the underprivileged and communities within developing states.

Tan Sri Dr. Lim is only the eighth recipient of the prestigious award in its history.

In his acceptance speech, delivered by Dato’ Tiffanee, Tan Sri Dr. Lim sent out a strong message advocating unity, for a peaceful and better planet.

“The Commonwealth has a voice in every major global organisation. We have 2 billion people in the Commonwealth, 1.2 billion below 30. We have the biggest trade block collectively, we have enormous goodwill in the global arena, we can use our collective power to balance the imbalances.”

“Let’s make the words ‘common sense’ and ‘commonwealth’ more meaningful, let’s use our common sense to build commonwealth. Let’s create a new planet, a planet where peace is possible, let’s all be champions of peace and equality,” she read out.

Commonwealth Youth Council Chairman, Mr Kishva Ambigapathy, said it is more than befitting for Tan Sri Dr. Lim to receive the award for his outstanding work over the last 45 years in designing and implementing nation-building campaigns, both locally and internationally.

“The University which Tan Sri Dr. Lim has set up across Asia, Africa and Europe is a member of the United Nations Academic Impact, bringing together the most advanced disciplines to the 21st century in tertiary education. Empowering a new generation of innovation thinkers across all industries and countries, the University has empowered people with the knowledge, skills and attitude, which is essential in driving transformation of communities of developing countries worldwide,” said Mr Kishva.

Dr. Josephine Ojiambo, Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Secretariat, expressed her appreciation and paid glowing tribute to Tan Sri Dr. Lim for playing a key role in driving innovation.

“I am very proud to say Limkokwing University has a strong connection with the Commonwealth. It is a member of The Association of Commonwealth Universities and accredited Commonwealth organisation. Many of its students are from Commonwealth countries and it has campuses in a number of Commonwealth countries including Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Sierra Leone.”

She also acknowledged that the Commonwealth is pleased that Limkokwing University has been actively driving innovation and developing knowledge-based economies in a number of Commonwealth countries.

Towards the end of the gala dinner, Mr Kishva accredited Limkokwing University as the Commonwealth Youth Leadership University.

“Being the first summit, this will not be the only summit. It is the beginning of more summits to come and I’m glad to have Limkokwing University as a sole partner in delivering future summits and to create more young leaders,” he concluded.

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Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017 https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/networking_en_vogue_at_womenfest_malaysia_2017 https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/WomenFest_Oct_2017_Main_small.jpg 9 November 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/WomenFest_Oct_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Students were given a valuable chance to network with industry players, professionals and celebrities at the two-day Women Fest Malaysia event held at MATRADE Exhibition Centre (MECC) in Kuala Lumpur on 28 and 29 October 2017.</p> <p>WomenFest Malaysia is a platform for business networking for women entrepreneurs to create awareness among local designers and retailers. </p> <p>As the education partner of the event, Limkokwing University provided students with the opportunity to develop their networking skills with industry players. Students gained insights into the fashion industry as well as advice from experienced professionals.&nbsp; </p> <p>For Kenyan student Anagha Nair who is pursuing a <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/academic/courses_details/ba_of_arts_hons_in_fashion_design1">Bachelor in Fashion Design</a>, the event provided her with the chance to develop her interpersonal skills. </p> <p>“Fashion design is all about making connections,” she explained. “I got to meet a lot of people in the industry and they gave me valuable insights,” she added. </p> <p>During the event, Limkokwing University alumna <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/community/alumni/sazzy_falak">Sazzy Falak</a> took the opportunity to share her experience with students. </p> <p>“Branding is important for your company and for your organisation to have it stand out,” she said.&nbsp; “Branding does not stop at the logo, it goes with your theme, staff members and everything else.”</p> <p>Sazzy said the industry has many challenges but the real challenge is within themselves. </p> <p>“You are learning more about yourself and your ability to overcome those fears or the mistakes that you make,” she said. “Challenges will always be there but the important part is how you react to it.”</p> <p>“I think for students who have yet to embark on a career, just remind yourself that you are enough but at the same time you have let no one bring you down,” Sazzy added. </p> <p>The event saw over 100 brands under one roof, with beauty and fashion tutorials, workshops and sharing sessions by industry players.</p> <ul> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> <li>Networking en vogue at WomenFEST Malaysia 2017</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Students were given a valuable chance to network with industry players, professionals and celebrities at the two-day Women Fest Malaysia event held at MATRADE Exhibition Centre (MECC) in Kuala Lumpur on 28 and 29 October 2017.

WomenFest Malaysia is a platform for business networking for women entrepreneurs to create awareness among local designers and retailers.

As the education partner of the event, Limkokwing University provided students with the opportunity to develop their networking skills with industry players. Students gained insights into the fashion industry as well as advice from experienced professionals. 

For Kenyan student Anagha Nair who is pursuing a Bachelor in Fashion Design, the event provided her with the chance to develop her interpersonal skills.

“Fashion design is all about making connections,” she explained. “I got to meet a lot of people in the industry and they gave me valuable insights,” she added.

During the event, Limkokwing University alumna Sazzy Falak took the opportunity to share her experience with students.

“Branding is important for your company and for your organisation to have it stand out,” she said.  “Branding does not stop at the logo, it goes with your theme, staff members and everything else.”

Sazzy said the industry has many challenges but the real challenge is within themselves.

“You are learning more about yourself and your ability to overcome those fears or the mistakes that you make,” she said. “Challenges will always be there but the important part is how you react to it.”

“I think for students who have yet to embark on a career, just remind yourself that you are enough but at the same time you have let no one bring you down,” Sazzy added.

The event saw over 100 brands under one roof, with beauty and fashion tutorials, workshops and sharing sessions by industry players.

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Ali Al Mouazen https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/community/alumni/ali_al_mouazen Ali Al Mouazen 9 November 2017 <p>Ali Al Mouazen is an award-winning film director, editor, photographer, and director of photography whose films have been nominated at many festivals around the world. He believes to succeed as a director and editor in the vast competitive film industry one has to possess true humility and integrity.</p> <p>His passion for film was sparked at a young age when he used to watch his father work. “My father was a photographer and I used to tag along with him to see how he created beautiful images out of nothing. As years went by, he taught me how to be an editor.”</p> <p>Learning the tips and tricks of editing and photography from his father was a very important period of Ali’s life, because that is when he grew an appetite to actively pursue filmmaking. He draws inspiration from Akira Kurosawa, filmmaker and editor who believes a good director is a great editor.</p> <p>Born in Kuwait, Ali moved to Syria and studied until he finished high school. Right after graduating he began working at Can Studios. Due to strife in Syria, Ali moved to Malaysia in 2012 to pursue Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Digital Film &amp; Television at Limkokwing University.</p> <p>It was at Limkokwing where Ali had the opportunity to explore different kinds of projects that he said enriched his mind and raised his awareness on what he really wanted to do in life.</p> <blockquote class="left"><p>“I accomplished a lot during my studies in the University. From 2013 to 2015 I wrote, directed and edited about sixteen short films and television commercials.”</p> </blockquote> <p>Some of his short films include Fortuna, Puppets, Prevision, Shadow of a Snake, Silent Minds, Identity, Paradox, Psyche and Empty Chairs. He made a corporate video about baseball in Malaysia and a television commercial for the International Baseball Tournament.</p> <p>In 2015, some of Ali’s short films were nominated and selected for various festivals around the world.</p> <p>His film ‘Psyche (The lady with the red hat)’ won the 11th Mini Film Festival in Malaysia. The same film was nominated at the Multiverse Film Festival USA and selected at India’s Goa Short Film Festival.</p> <p>‘Who you are’ short film was selected in Austria at the Golden Diana Awards and twice in USA’s Clean Short Film Festival, and the Olive Tree International Storyteller Film Festival.</p> <p>‘Who you are’ and ‘Paradox’ short films were nominated at the CDEMF Chengdu Environmental Protection International Micro Film Festival in China.</p> <p>When asked about his greatest achievements Ali said, “Accomplishments that I’m most proud of are ‘My Shadow and I’ short film which was screened in Opera House in Damascus. I did an advertisement titled ‘Cham Wings Airlines’ for Watchtower. My short film ‘The Forgotten’ won best editor prize at TheModcon London Film Festival 2017.”</p> <p>Apart from short films and television commercials, he shot three music videos in 2015 and 2016.</p> <p>Ali applauded the experience he got at Limkowing University, because it enhanced his skills in writing and creative editing styles. “Limkokwing University gives chances for youth to burst out their abilities, and stretches their skills to be creative and influence their goals. It made me more mature about the industry and gave more confidence to show the world how creative I am.”</p> <p>Currently, Ali is freelancing and working on his clients’ advertisements, video clips, documentaries and short films.</p> <p>With the accolades he has packed under his belt, Ali defines success as being able to influence and make people happy with things one loves to do.</p> <p>His advice to students was, “Get out of the box and make sure that your projects are proper enough to enter a film festival. Editing is a very good way to be creative. Try to make connections.”</p> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

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Ali Al Mouazen is an award-winning film director, editor, photographer, and director of photography whose films have been nominated at many festivals around the world. He believes to succeed as a director and editor in the vast competitive film industry one has to possess true humility and integrity.

His passion for film was sparked at a young age when he used to watch his father work. “My father was a photographer and I used to tag along with him to see how he created beautiful images out of nothing. As years went by, he taught me how to be an editor.”

Learning the tips and tricks of editing and photography from his father was a very important period of Ali’s life, because that is when he grew an appetite to actively pursue filmmaking. He draws inspiration from Akira Kurosawa, filmmaker and editor who believes a good director is a great editor.

Born in Kuwait, Ali moved to Syria and studied until he finished high school. Right after graduating he began working at Can Studios. Due to strife in Syria, Ali moved to Malaysia in 2012 to pursue Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Digital Film & Television at Limkokwing University.

It was at Limkokwing where Ali had the opportunity to explore different kinds of projects that he said enriched his mind and raised his awareness on what he really wanted to do in life.

“I accomplished a lot during my studies in the University. From 2013 to 2015 I wrote, directed and edited about sixteen short films and television commercials.”

Some of his short films include Fortuna, Puppets, Prevision, Shadow of a Snake, Silent Minds, Identity, Paradox, Psyche and Empty Chairs. He made a corporate video about baseball in Malaysia and a television commercial for the International Baseball Tournament.

In 2015, some of Ali’s short films were nominated and selected for various festivals around the world.

His film ‘Psyche (The lady with the red hat)’ won the 11th Mini Film Festival in Malaysia. The same film was nominated at the Multiverse Film Festival USA and selected at India’s Goa Short Film Festival.

‘Who you are’ short film was selected in Austria at the Golden Diana Awards and twice in USA’s Clean Short Film Festival, and the Olive Tree International Storyteller Film Festival.

‘Who you are’ and ‘Paradox’ short films were nominated at the CDEMF Chengdu Environmental Protection International Micro Film Festival in China.

When asked about his greatest achievements Ali said, “Accomplishments that I’m most proud of are ‘My Shadow and I’ short film which was screened in Opera House in Damascus. I did an advertisement titled ‘Cham Wings Airlines’ for Watchtower. My short film ‘The Forgotten’ won best editor prize at TheModcon London Film Festival 2017.”

Apart from short films and television commercials, he shot three music videos in 2015 and 2016.

Ali applauded the experience he got at Limkowing University, because it enhanced his skills in writing and creative editing styles. “Limkokwing University gives chances for youth to burst out their abilities, and stretches their skills to be creative and influence their goals. It made me more mature about the industry and gave more confidence to show the world how creative I am.”

Currently, Ali is freelancing and working on his clients’ advertisements, video clips, documentaries and short films.

With the accolades he has packed under his belt, Ali defines success as being able to influence and make people happy with things one loves to do.

His advice to students was, “Get out of the box and make sure that your projects are proper enough to enter a film festival. Editing is a very good way to be creative. Try to make connections.”

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Codemasters’ Jason Butterley: Substance Painter quickly becoming industry standard https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/codemasters_jason_butterley_substance_painter_quickly_becoming_industry_sta https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Codemasters_Profile_SMALL.jpg 7 November 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Codemasters_Profile_SMALL.jpg" > <p>Students from the Faculty of Multimedia, Faculty of Design Innovation and the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment learned advantages of using Substance Painter, during a Live Demo session of the cutting-edge 3D painting software with Codemasters’ Technical Art Director, Mr Jason Butterley on 24 October 2017.</p> <p>Prior to joining Codemasters, Jason worked as a lead artist on blockbusters like Harry Potter and Battlestar Galactica. He joined Codemasters in 2006 and is a leading expert in prototyping and art production pipeline development. </p> <p>Some of his outstanding workmanship involved assembling a drone for real reference photography, and developing the company’s Mega Scan texture library. </p> <p><strong>MUST READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/learning_with_codemasters_a_live_substance_painter_demonstration">&#8220;It’s important for universities to work with industry professionals&#8221;</a></p> <p>Currently Jason is working on defining Codemasters’ Substance development pipeline and a practical photogrammetry workflow for global environment Codemasters teams.</p> <p>During his live demonstration, students learned advantages of using Substance Painter over Photoshop. </p> <p>“When working with substance painter you spend less time in tuning, choosing which textures and procedures you want to use then just tweak where you can, whereas with Photoshop a lot of manual labour is required, it becomes so time consuming because there so many layers to go about. Photoshop almost discourages people to develop a model to its full potential.”</p> <p>When asked if work done on Photoshop can be transferred to Substance Painter, he said it would not be possible because of procedural differences.</p> <p>“Substance Painter can be used with a tool called Substance Designer. You can create material in Substance Painter, then transfer it to Substance Designer and I could imagine that doing this will overtake some of Photoshop’s use in terms of producing photographic imagery.” </p> <p>“If you want to work in the games industry, you’ll find out that Substance Painter is quickly becoming the standard.”</p> <p>Even though Substance Painter is a lot faster than Photoshop, Mr Jason Butterley mentioned that there are still many uses of Photoshop that users cannot do on Substance Painter. </p> <p>Students also had the opportunity to get in-depth information on the outlook of the games industry through a question and answer session. </p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Students from the Faculty of Multimedia, Faculty of Design Innovation and the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment learned advantages of using Substance Painter, during a Live Demo session of the cutting-edge 3D painting software with Codemasters’ Technical Art Director, Mr Jason Butterley on 24 October 2017.

Prior to joining Codemasters, Jason worked as a lead artist on blockbusters like Harry Potter and Battlestar Galactica. He joined Codemasters in 2006 and is a leading expert in prototyping and art production pipeline development.

Some of his outstanding workmanship involved assembling a drone for real reference photography, and developing the company’s Mega Scan texture library.

MUST READ: “It’s important for universities to work with industry professionals”

Currently Jason is working on defining Codemasters’ Substance development pipeline and a practical photogrammetry workflow for global environment Codemasters teams.

During his live demonstration, students learned advantages of using Substance Painter over Photoshop.

“When working with substance painter you spend less time in tuning, choosing which textures and procedures you want to use then just tweak where you can, whereas with Photoshop a lot of manual labour is required, it becomes so time consuming because there so many layers to go about. Photoshop almost discourages people to develop a model to its full potential.”

When asked if work done on Photoshop can be transferred to Substance Painter, he said it would not be possible because of procedural differences.

“Substance Painter can be used with a tool called Substance Designer. You can create material in Substance Painter, then transfer it to Substance Designer and I could imagine that doing this will overtake some of Photoshop’s use in terms of producing photographic imagery.”

“If you want to work in the games industry, you’ll find out that Substance Painter is quickly becoming the standard.”

Even though Substance Painter is a lot faster than Photoshop, Mr Jason Butterley mentioned that there are still many uses of Photoshop that users cannot do on Substance Painter.

Students also had the opportunity to get in-depth information on the outlook of the games industry through a question and answer session.

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Limkokwing University set to host Commonwealth Youth Summit 2017 https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_university_set_to_host_commonwealth_youth_summit_2017 https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Untitled-2.jpg 3 November 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Untitled-2.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University is the gold sponsor and venue host for the upcoming Commonwealth Youth Summit from the 4 to 5 November 2017.</p> <p>Themed ‘An Intergenerational Convergence’ the summit will address four key topics, namely Climate Policy and Finance, Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, Peace Building and Global Inequality and Social Cohesion. The summit is organised in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Malaysian Government.</p> <p>During a press conference held on 31 October 2017 the Commonwealth Youth Council Chairman, Kishva Ambigapathy said, “This is the first ever youth summit that we have decided to host in Malaysia. We have decided Malaysia as the country of choice as a lead up to Malaysia hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2020 as well as an intention of the Commonwealth Youth Council to move its operations from London to Malaysia as part of establishing a Commonwealth Youth City here in Malaysia.”</p> <p>He also extended his gratitude to Limkokwing University for not only being the gold sponsor and venue host but for also being a strong partner of the Commonwealth Youth Council.</p> <p>On behalf of Limkokwing University, the Director of Corporate Communications, Datin Nikki Lugun acknowledged that it is befitting for the University to be the host and partner for the Commonwealth Youth Summit because Limkokwing is Malaysia’s most Globalised University and also has the majority of the Commonwealth countries represented on campus.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University is the gold sponsor and venue host for the upcoming Commonwealth Youth Summit from the 4 to 5 November 2017.

Themed ‘An Intergenerational Convergence’ the summit will address four key topics, namely Climate Policy and Finance, Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, Peace Building and Global Inequality and Social Cohesion. The summit is organised in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Malaysian Government.

During a press conference held on 31 October 2017 the Commonwealth Youth Council Chairman, Kishva Ambigapathy said, “This is the first ever youth summit that we have decided to host in Malaysia. We have decided Malaysia as the country of choice as a lead up to Malaysia hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2020 as well as an intention of the Commonwealth Youth Council to move its operations from London to Malaysia as part of establishing a Commonwealth Youth City here in Malaysia.”

He also extended his gratitude to Limkokwing University for not only being the gold sponsor and venue host but for also being a strong partner of the Commonwealth Youth Council.

On behalf of Limkokwing University, the Director of Corporate Communications, Datin Nikki Lugun acknowledged that it is befitting for the University to be the host and partner for the Commonwealth Youth Summit because Limkokwing is Malaysia’s most Globalised University and also has the majority of the Commonwealth countries represented on campus.

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Didie Nasir shares secrets of her success with Dynda Designs and Dida Cosmetics https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/didie_nasir_of_dynda_designs_and_dida_cosmetics_shares_secret_of_success https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/ddMAIN_SMALL.jpg 3 November 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/ddMAIN_SMALL.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing fashion alumna Didie Nasir gave students from the Faculty of Fashion and Lifestyle Creativity tips on how to build a fashion brand on 19 October 2017 at the University’s International Branding Gallery.</p> <p>Didie started her entrepreneurial journey when she was 25 and has since built-up an impressive reputation in the fashion industry with her women’s fashion line ‘Dynda Designs’.</p> <p>“Dynda was my first experience at being an entrepreneur. After graduating I wanted to have my own business and I understood how crucial it was to have an experience on the floor, so I started working at Hermes as a sales associate and worked at Robinsons as a stylist just to gain experience in the industry. So I when I was comfortable enough with my own label, that’s when Dynda came about.”</p> <p><strong>MUST READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/community/alumni/didie_nasir">Didie Nasir on &#8216;What I learnt at Limkokwing University&#8217;</a></p> <p>Over time, Didie decided to switch lanes and branched into cosmetics. A year ago she co-founded Dida Cosmetics for women, which is known for producing ultra-trendy shades of cosmetics.</p> <p>“I came up with the idea of having my own cosmetics when I was in New York looking for some inspiration to come up with something fun and new. I realised that there were so many independent boutique brands that were not known in the local market, we were just exposed to a few like L&#8217;Oréal and Revlon. That’s when we decided to come up with our own cosmetics brand.”</p> <p>She also mentioned Kylie Jenner’s makeup line ‘Kylie Cosmetics’ as one of her main influences.</p> <p>When asked how she tackles a fashion line and a cosmetics brand concurrently, Didie mentioned time management and prioritising as the most important factors in getting things done.</p> <p>“With Dida I dedicate three days of the week, the rest is for Dynda and other projects I’m doing at that moment.”</p> <p>Tiara Fidelia, a <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/academic/courses_details/diploma_in_hair_design3">Diploma in Hair Design</a> student, acknowledged the importance of industry talks and keeping students informed. “Today’s industry talk addressed what we needed to hear, especially coming from an alumna of Limkokwing University. Industry talks are important, because they give us an idea of experiences we might go through in our future careers.&#8221;</p> <p>Highlighting further on the importance of industry talks, Priya Khan who is studying for a <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/academic/courses_details/ba_hons_in_fashion_retailing">BA (Hons) in Fashion and Retailing</a> said industry talks are inspiring, because they teach students what cannot be taught in the classroom in terms of real world experience.</p> <p>Concluding the industry talk, Didie advised students who wish to own their fashion brands to be comfortable in being uncomfortable and to find out how they can be different from the rest.</p> <p>“Whatever it is you want to venture into, be it creating a fashion line or going into cosmetics, you have to believe that you can do it. If you really stick to your vision, you’ll find a way to make it work,” Didie added.</p> <ul> <li>Didie Nasir shares secrets of her success with Dynda Designs and Dida Cosmetics</li> <li>Didie Nasir shares secrets of her success with Dynda Designs and Dida Cosmetics</li> <li>Didie Nasir shares secrets of her success with Dynda Designs and Dida Cosmetics</li> <li>Didie Nasir shares secrets of her success with Dynda Designs and Dida Cosmetics</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing fashion alumna Didie Nasir gave students from the Faculty of Fashion and Lifestyle Creativity tips on how to build a fashion brand on 19 October 2017 at the University’s International Branding Gallery.

Didie started her entrepreneurial journey when she was 25 and has since built-up an impressive reputation in the fashion industry with her women’s fashion line ‘Dynda Designs’.

“Dynda was my first experience at being an entrepreneur. After graduating I wanted to have my own business and I understood how crucial it was to have an experience on the floor, so I started working at Hermes as a sales associate and worked at Robinsons as a stylist just to gain experience in the industry. So I when I was comfortable enough with my own label, that’s when Dynda came about.”

MUST READ: Didie Nasir on ‘What I learnt at Limkokwing University’

Over time, Didie decided to switch lanes and branched into cosmetics. A year ago she co-founded Dida Cosmetics for women, which is known for producing ultra-trendy shades of cosmetics.

“I came up with the idea of having my own cosmetics when I was in New York looking for some inspiration to come up with something fun and new. I realised that there were so many independent boutique brands that were not known in the local market, we were just exposed to a few like L’Oréal and Revlon. That’s when we decided to come up with our own cosmetics brand.”

She also mentioned Kylie Jenner’s makeup line ‘Kylie Cosmetics’ as one of her main influences.

When asked how she tackles a fashion line and a cosmetics brand concurrently, Didie mentioned time management and prioritising as the most important factors in getting things done.

“With Dida I dedicate three days of the week, the rest is for Dynda and other projects I’m doing at that moment.”

Tiara Fidelia, a Diploma in Hair Design student, acknowledged the importance of industry talks and keeping students informed. “Today’s industry talk addressed what we needed to hear, especially coming from an alumna of Limkokwing University. Industry talks are important, because they give us an idea of experiences we might go through in our future careers.”

Highlighting further on the importance of industry talks, Priya Khan who is studying for a BA (Hons) in Fashion and Retailing said industry talks are inspiring, because they teach students what cannot be taught in the classroom in terms of real world experience.

Concluding the industry talk, Didie advised students who wish to own their fashion brands to be comfortable in being uncomfortable and to find out how they can be different from the rest.

“Whatever it is you want to venture into, be it creating a fashion line or going into cosmetics, you have to believe that you can do it. If you really stick to your vision, you’ll find a way to make it work,” Didie added.

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“Victims must come forward” https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/victims_must_come_forward https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/cyberSAFE_Speaker_SAC_Ahmad_2_Oct_2017_Main_small.jpg 31 October 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/cyberSAFE_Speaker_SAC_Ahmad_2_Oct_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Despite ongoing cyber safety awareness campaigns and widespread reports both in the news and on social media, the number of cybercrimes reported in Malaysia continues to rise.</p> <p>One the most eye-opening police statistics revealed at the <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/alarming_cybercrime_trends_in_malaysia_revealed_at_cybersafe_seminar_2017">#cyberSAFE</a> Seminar held on 22 October 2017 in Kuala Lumpur was that 70 percent of commercial crimes are cyber related, surpassing drug smuggling. </p> <p>Themed ‘Keep our Women and Children #cyberSAFE’, the seminar was officiated by the wife of the Malaysian Prime Minister, YABhg Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor.</p> <p>One of the expert panellists at the seminar, SAC Ahmad Noordin Ismail from the Royal Malaysia Police Cyber Crime &amp; Multimedia Investigation unit, told us that the vicious cycle will continue as long as victims keep quiet.</p> <p> “We hope to be able to draw more victims to come forward and understand that the police is there to help them,” he said. “I hope this seminar would enable the public to see and understand how the Royal Malaysia Police could assist cybercrime victims.” </p> <p>SAC Ahmad Noordin said despite all the awareness efforts, there are still Malaysians who fall prey to threats in cyberspace. He said one of the most worrying trends has seen Malaysian women being targeted by love scam syndicates. </p> <p>“These scammers know how to disguise themselves, making themselves very appealing to their victim,” he said, explaining further that these criminals often target lonely women to trick them into giving money.</p> <p>“My advice to people is that whenever someone asks for money, take that as a sign and break that friendship,” SAC Ahmad Noordin warned. “You must know when to stop.” </p> <p>At the same time, he said police are working with various agencies both locally and internationally, to develop new technologies and methods that will enable the early detection and identification of cybercriminals, which will hopefully help prevent more Malaysians from being victims. </p> <p>READ MORE : <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/malaysian_police_collaborate_with_limkokwing_university_to_fight_cybercrime">Fighting cybercrime with the Royal Malaysia Police!</a></p> <p>The #cyberSAFE Seminar was organised by the National Council of Women’s Organisation Malaysia (NCWO) in collaboration with CyberSecurity Malaysia and supported by Limkokwing University.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Despite ongoing cyber safety awareness campaigns and widespread reports both in the news and on social media, the number of cybercrimes reported in Malaysia continues to rise.

One the most eye-opening police statistics revealed at the #cyberSAFE Seminar held on 22 October 2017 in Kuala Lumpur was that 70 percent of commercial crimes are cyber related, surpassing drug smuggling.

Themed ‘Keep our Women and Children #cyberSAFE’, the seminar was officiated by the wife of the Malaysian Prime Minister, YABhg Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor.

One of the expert panellists at the seminar, SAC Ahmad Noordin Ismail from the Royal Malaysia Police Cyber Crime & Multimedia Investigation unit, told us that the vicious cycle will continue as long as victims keep quiet.

“We hope to be able to draw more victims to come forward and understand that the police is there to help them,” he said. “I hope this seminar would enable the public to see and understand how the Royal Malaysia Police could assist cybercrime victims.”

SAC Ahmad Noordin said despite all the awareness efforts, there are still Malaysians who fall prey to threats in cyberspace. He said one of the most worrying trends has seen Malaysian women being targeted by love scam syndicates.

“These scammers know how to disguise themselves, making themselves very appealing to their victim,” he said, explaining further that these criminals often target lonely women to trick them into giving money.

“My advice to people is that whenever someone asks for money, take that as a sign and break that friendship,” SAC Ahmad Noordin warned. “You must know when to stop.”

At the same time, he said police are working with various agencies both locally and internationally, to develop new technologies and methods that will enable the early detection and identification of cybercriminals, which will hopefully help prevent more Malaysians from being victims.

READ MORE : Fighting cybercrime with the Royal Malaysia Police!

The #cyberSAFE Seminar was organised by the National Council of Women’s Organisation Malaysia (NCWO) in collaboration with CyberSecurity Malaysia and supported by Limkokwing University.

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Industry Talk on Efficiency and Security with T-Systems Malaysia https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/industry_talk_on_efficiency_and_security_with_t_systems https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/T-Systems_3rd_Industry_Talk_Oct_2017_Main_small.jpg 28 October 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/T-Systems_3rd_Industry_Talk_Oct_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Students from the Faculty of Information & Communication learned to run and organise ICT related businesses during an industry talk held on 26 October 2017, in collaboration with Limkokwing University industry partner, T-Systems Malaysia.</p> <p>Speakers from T-Systems Malaysia were Head of Quality Pop MY and the APAC Region, May Liew; Head of Quality, ITO Shell Globals &amp; ITO, Jesslyn Ng; and ITO Security &amp; Compliance Manager, Asmah Othman. Other representatives from T-Systems were Project Manager, Mohammad Tajuddin and De-Escalation Architect, Sivarakrishna Chennojwala. </p> <p>The seminar topics focused on <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/importance_of_zero_outage_by_may_liew">Zero Outage</a>, Agile IT Operations and IT Security, during which the students received new insights on technological trends and the effects of digital transformation. </p> <p><strong>Zero Outage</strong></p> <p>After completing her talk on Zero Outage, May Liew mentioned that multiculturalism will play an important role in the future of ICT.</p> <p>“I think this is the future trend of going towards globalisation,” she said while emphasizing that students need to be more open and innovative to pursue a career in the industry.<br /> <strong><br /> IT Security</strong></p> <p>IT Security speaker Asmah Othman meanwhile felt that IT technology is evolving quickly and companies need to be prepared for problems before they happen.</p> <p>“The key word is being updated as new technologies are phasing out older technologies,” she said.&nbsp; </p> <p><strong>Agile IT Operations</strong></p> <p>“Talks like this bring industry to the students,” added Jesslyn Ng after completing her talk on Agile IT Operations. “Sharing knowledge and experience helps students to know what the real world is.”</p> <p>Students were encouraged to interact with the industry professionals based on the key topics of management efficiency, increase productivity and security.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong> <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/t_systems_industry_talk_sept_2017">“Next Big Things”: T-Systems on the future of ICT</a></p> <p>For Yemeni student Khulood Ebrahim Hussein Al-Mutahr who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Information Technology, the industry talk gave her greater insights on the information and communication technology. </p> <p>“I was planning to further my studies in the cyber security field, so I was able to learn deeper into the topic,” she said. </p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong> <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/digital_discoveries_with_t_systems_malaysia">Digital Discoveries with T-Systems Malaysia</a></p> <p>“I learned the importance of IT security,” said Liyana Shirin Akbar from India, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Mobile Computing. “I really think that IT security is important in my studies and this talk has opened more knowledge for me.”&nbsp; </p> <ul> <li>Industry Talk on Efficiency and Security with T-Systems Malaysia</li> <li>Industry Talk on Efficiency and Security with T-Systems Malaysia</li> <li>Industry Talk on Efficiency and Security with T-Systems Malaysia</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Students from the Faculty of Information & Communication learned to run and organise ICT related businesses during an industry talk held on 26 October 2017, in collaboration with Limkokwing University industry partner, T-Systems Malaysia.

Speakers from T-Systems Malaysia were Head of Quality Pop MY and the APAC Region, May Liew; Head of Quality, ITO Shell Globals & ITO, Jesslyn Ng; and ITO Security & Compliance Manager, Asmah Othman. Other representatives from T-Systems were Project Manager, Mohammad Tajuddin and De-Escalation Architect, Sivarakrishna Chennojwala.

The seminar topics focused on Zero Outage, Agile IT Operations and IT Security, during which the students received new insights on technological trends and the effects of digital transformation.

Zero Outage

After completing her talk on Zero Outage, May Liew mentioned that multiculturalism will play an important role in the future of ICT.

“I think this is the future trend of going towards globalisation,” she said while emphasizing that students need to be more open and innovative to pursue a career in the industry.

IT Security

IT Security speaker Asmah Othman meanwhile felt that IT technology is evolving quickly and companies need to be prepared for problems before they happen.

“The key word is being updated as new technologies are phasing out older technologies,” she said. 

Agile IT Operations

“Talks like this bring industry to the students,” added Jesslyn Ng after completing her talk on Agile IT Operations. “Sharing knowledge and experience helps students to know what the real world is.”

Students were encouraged to interact with the industry professionals based on the key topics of management efficiency, increase productivity and security.

READ MORE: “Next Big Things”: T-Systems on the future of ICT

For Yemeni student Khulood Ebrahim Hussein Al-Mutahr who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Information Technology, the industry talk gave her greater insights on the information and communication technology.

“I was planning to further my studies in the cyber security field, so I was able to learn deeper into the topic,” she said.

READ MORE: Digital Discoveries with T-Systems Malaysia

“I learned the importance of IT security,” said Liyana Shirin Akbar from India, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Mobile Computing. “I really think that IT security is important in my studies and this talk has opened more knowledge for me.” 

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Alarming cybercrime trends in Malaysia revealed at #cyberSAFE Seminar 2017 https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/alarming_cybercrime_trends_in_malaysia_revealed_at_cybersafe_seminar_2017 https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/cyberSAFE_Oct_2017_Main_small.jpg 25 October 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/cyberSAFE_Oct_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Cyber security awareness was the focus of the #cyberSAFE Seminar in Kuala Lumpur on 22 October 2017, organised by the National Council of Women’s Organisation Malaysia (NCWO) in collaboration with CyberSecurity Malaysia and supported by Limkokwing University.</p> <p>One the most shocking statistics revealed during the day-long seminar was related to cyberbullying: One in every four children in Malaysia experience some form of rejection, intimidation or harassment online every day.</p> <p>Mostly prevalent on social media, such cases have even been linked to suicide!</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mBo_s2xjFvg" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>Another worrying statistic revealed was that 70 percent of commercial crimes today are cyber-related, eclipsing even drug smuggling. More alarming, cybercriminals often operate from outside Malaysia, creating huge challenges for the Royal Malaysia Police to bring them to justice.</p> <p><strong>MUST READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/malaysian_police_collaborate_with_limkokwing_university_to_fight_cybercrime">Fighting cybercrime with the Royal Malaysia Police!</a></p> <p>Themed ‘<a href="http://www.programpermata.my/en/seminars/cybersafe">Keep our Women and Children #cyberSAFE</a>’, the seminar was officiated by the wife of the Malaysian Prime Minister, YABhg Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor.</p> <p>Delivering her keynote address to a packed ballroom of school and university students, teachers, academicians, professionals, activists, and representatives of PTAs, NGOs, Government ministries and agencies, the patron of <a href="http://www.programpermata.my/en/">PERMATA Programmes</a> said: “We are responsible to inculcate internet literacy among children and teens so they can grow to be educated, ethical and responsible adults.” </p> <p>“Parents need to play a very important role to watch what is being watched, heard and read by children on the internet,” she added.</p> <p>NCWO President and Chairperson of #cyberSAFE, YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Profesor Emerita Dr. Sharifah Hapsah, thanked the various government ministries and agencies for supporting the cause, and her appreciation to Limkokwing University and its Founder and President, YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing as the Special Advisor to the #cyberSAFE programme.</p> <p>“The objective of this seminar is to raise awareness about this pressing issue so our public can work together in combating the problem and minimise any risk our women and children face when they go online,” she said. </p> <p>Also in attendance were YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Rohani Abdul Karim, Minister of Women, Family and Community Development; YB Dato’ Sri Azalina Dato’ Othman Said, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department; and YB Datuk Wira Dr. Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah, Deputy Minister of the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry.</p> <p>Featured speakers in the first panel session on ‘Keeping the Cyber World Safe’ were National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA) Chief Executive, Ir Md. Shah Nuri Md. Zain; CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) CEO, Dato’ Dr. Haji Amiruddin Abdul Wahab; and AGC Commercial and Cyber Crimes Unit Head, Julia Ibrahim. The session was moderated by #cyberSAFE ambassador, Harith Iskander.</p> <p>The popular comedian, entertainer and father is a passionate advocate of cyber safety. “Statistics don’t lie; 41 percent of adults for victim to cyber theft and internet scams. And over a thousand women in Malaysia are victims of cyber love-scams with losses estimated at over RM70 million,” he said.</p> <p>In the second session of the morning, moderated by #cyberSAFE ambassador, Lisa Surihani, representatives from the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the Royal Malaysia Police Cyber Crimes division discussed ‘Addressing the Threat of Cyber Crime’. It was revealed that an MCMC report had found that 94 percent of children in Malaysia have been exposed to pornography on the internet!</p> <p>Lisa, a popular actress and dedicated mother, shared her thoughts about the threats of cyberspace: “Kids as young as 6 are exposed to inappropriate content like hate messages, violence, and obscene materials. So let’s learn how to keep our children #cyberSAFE.”</p> <p>The third session opened in the afternoon with UKM Faculty of Social Science and Humanities Senior Criminologist, Dr. Mohammad Rahim Kamaluddin and UKM Medical Centre Consultant Psychiatrist Prof. Madya Dr. Suzaily Wahab sharing expert insight into the ’Psycho-social Perspective of Cyber Crime.’</p> <p>The fourth and final panel session of the day focussed on ‘Mitigating the Dangers of Cyber Threats’. On hand to discuss the topic in depth were DIGI CyberSAFE Principal, Philip Ling Oon Hun; USM Senior Criminologist and Psychologist, Dr. Geshina Ayu Mat Saat; and Shazril Helmi Samsudin from the Education Ministry’s Educational Technology Division.</p> <p>The #cyberSAFE Seminar is a follow up of the ‘National Seminar on Sexual Offence Against Children – Stop” at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur on 13 &amp; 14 March 2017. </p> <p>#cyberSAFE stands for ‘Cyber Security Awareness for Everyone’ and is a dedicated program originally launched by CyberSecurity Malaysia, the national cyber security specialist centre under the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry, which aims to nurture the culture of cyber security amongst Malaysia’s rampantly growing Internet population.</p> <ul> <li>Alarming cybercrime trends in Malaysia revealed at #cyberSAFE Seminar 2017</li> <li>Alarming cybercrime trends in Malaysia revealed at #cyberSAFE Seminar 2017</li> <li>Alarming cybercrime trends in Malaysia revealed at #cyberSAFE Seminar 2017</li> <li>Alarming cybercrime trends in Malaysia revealed at #cyberSAFE Seminar 2017</li> <li>Alarming cybercrime trends in Malaysia revealed at #cyberSAFE Seminar 2017</li> <li>Alarming cybercrime trends in Malaysia revealed at #cyberSAFE Seminar 2017</li> <li>Alarming cybercrime trends in Malaysia revealed at #cyberSAFE Seminar 2017</li> <li>Alarming cybercrime trends in Malaysia revealed at #cyberSAFE Seminar 2017</li> <li>Alarming cybercrime trends in Malaysia revealed at #cyberSAFE Seminar 2017</li> <li>Alarming cybercrime trends in Malaysia revealed at #cyberSAFE Seminar 2017</li> <li>Alarming cybercrime trends in Malaysia revealed at #cyberSAFE Seminar 2017</li> <li>Alarming cybercrime trends in Malaysia revealed at #cyberSAFE Seminar 2017</li> <li>Alarming cybercrime trends in Malaysia revealed at #cyberSAFE Seminar 2017</li> <li>Alarming cybercrime trends in Malaysia revealed at #cyberSAFE Seminar 2017</li> <li>Alarming cybercrime trends in Malaysia revealed at #cyberSAFE Seminar 2017</li> <li>Alarming cybercrime trends in Malaysia revealed at #cyberSAFE Seminar 2017</li> <li>Alarming cybercrime trends in Malaysia revealed at #cyberSAFE Seminar 2017</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Cyber security awareness was the focus of the #cyberSAFE Seminar in Kuala Lumpur on 22 October 2017, organised by the National Council of Women’s Organisation Malaysia (NCWO) in collaboration with CyberSecurity Malaysia and supported by Limkokwing University.

One the most shocking statistics revealed during the day-long seminar was related to cyberbullying: One in every four children in Malaysia experience some form of rejection, intimidation or harassment online every day.

Mostly prevalent on social media, such cases have even been linked to suicide!

Another worrying statistic revealed was that 70 percent of commercial crimes today are cyber-related, eclipsing even drug smuggling. More alarming, cybercriminals often operate from outside Malaysia, creating huge challenges for the Royal Malaysia Police to bring them to justice.

MUST READ: Fighting cybercrime with the Royal Malaysia Police!

Themed ‘Keep our Women and Children #cyberSAFE’, the seminar was officiated by the wife of the Malaysian Prime Minister, YABhg Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor.

Delivering her keynote address to a packed ballroom of school and university students, teachers, academicians, professionals, activists, and representatives of PTAs, NGOs, Government ministries and agencies, the patron of PERMATA Programmes said: “We are responsible to inculcate internet literacy among children and teens so they can grow to be educated, ethical and responsible adults.”

“Parents need to play a very important role to watch what is being watched, heard and read by children on the internet,” she added.

NCWO President and Chairperson of #cyberSAFE, YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Profesor Emerita Dr. Sharifah Hapsah, thanked the various government ministries and agencies for supporting the cause, and her appreciation to Limkokwing University and its Founder and President, YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing as the Special Advisor to the #cyberSAFE programme.

“The objective of this seminar is to raise awareness about this pressing issue so our public can work together in combating the problem and minimise any risk our women and children face when they go online,” she said.

Also in attendance were YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Rohani Abdul Karim, Minister of Women, Family and Community Development; YB Dato’ Sri Azalina Dato’ Othman Said, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department; and YB Datuk Wira Dr. Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah, Deputy Minister of the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry.

Featured speakers in the first panel session on ‘Keeping the Cyber World Safe’ were National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA) Chief Executive, Ir Md. Shah Nuri Md. Zain; CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) CEO, Dato’ Dr. Haji Amiruddin Abdul Wahab; and AGC Commercial and Cyber Crimes Unit Head, Julia Ibrahim. The session was moderated by #cyberSAFE ambassador, Harith Iskander.

The popular comedian, entertainer and father is a passionate advocate of cyber safety. “Statistics don’t lie; 41 percent of adults for victim to cyber theft and internet scams. And over a thousand women in Malaysia are victims of cyber love-scams with losses estimated at over RM70 million,” he said.

In the second session of the morning, moderated by #cyberSAFE ambassador, Lisa Surihani, representatives from the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the Royal Malaysia Police Cyber Crimes division discussed ‘Addressing the Threat of Cyber Crime’. It was revealed that an MCMC report had found that 94 percent of children in Malaysia have been exposed to pornography on the internet!

Lisa, a popular actress and dedicated mother, shared her thoughts about the threats of cyberspace: “Kids as young as 6 are exposed to inappropriate content like hate messages, violence, and obscene materials. So let’s learn how to keep our children #cyberSAFE.”

The third session opened in the afternoon with UKM Faculty of Social Science and Humanities Senior Criminologist, Dr. Mohammad Rahim Kamaluddin and UKM Medical Centre Consultant Psychiatrist Prof. Madya Dr. Suzaily Wahab sharing expert insight into the ’Psycho-social Perspective of Cyber Crime.’

The fourth and final panel session of the day focussed on ‘Mitigating the Dangers of Cyber Threats’. On hand to discuss the topic in depth were DIGI CyberSAFE Principal, Philip Ling Oon Hun; USM Senior Criminologist and Psychologist, Dr. Geshina Ayu Mat Saat; and Shazril Helmi Samsudin from the Education Ministry’s Educational Technology Division.

The #cyberSAFE Seminar is a follow up of the ‘National Seminar on Sexual Offence Against Children – Stop” at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur on 13 & 14 March 2017.

#cyberSAFE stands for ‘Cyber Security Awareness for Everyone’ and is a dedicated program originally launched by CyberSecurity Malaysia, the national cyber security specialist centre under the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry, which aims to nurture the culture of cyber security amongst Malaysia’s rampantly growing Internet population.

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Eye-opening global campus experience for Pahang school counsellors https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_university_welcomed_guidance_teachers_and_counsellors_from_pahan https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/PDR_Pekan_Visit_Sept_2017_main_small.jpg 24 October 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/PDR_Pekan_Visit_Sept_2017_main_small.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University welcomed a group of guidance teachers and counsellors from Pekan, Pahang on 25 September 2017.</p> <p>The 37 teachers and counsellors visited the Cyberjaya campus as part of the University’s initiative to provide school leavers with educational opportunities to study in a multicultural learning environment. </p> <p>During the visit, they were given a tour of all the creative and innovative facilities on campus, and a chance to gain first-hand experience of the University’s conducive learning environment.</p> <p>“I see Limkokwing University as an interesting place to study,” said guidance counsellor Jamiuddin Kasim from Sekolah Kebangsaan Ahmad. “We learned that students have the opportunity to receive government scholarships to pursue their studies here at Limkokwing.”</p> <p>“This is one of the few Universities that caters to multinationals which will benefit students in the long run,” he added.</p> <p><strong>MUST READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_brings_tertiary_education_to_rural_areas">Limkokwing brings tertiary education to rural areas of Swaziland</a></p> <p>Jamiuddin added that the University’s global network would enable students from rural communities to receive international exposure.</p> <p>“Students from rural communities will be able to learn and communicate with people from around the world,” he said.</p> <p>Limkokwing University strives to maintain close ties with rural communities across the country in order to to foster social development and enable students from all walks of life to gain industry exposure and global networking opportunities.</p> <ul> <li>Eye-opening global campus experience for Pahang school counsellors</li> <li>Eye-opening global campus experience for Pahang school counsellors</li> <li>Eye-opening global campus experience for Pahang school counsellors</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University welcomed a group of guidance teachers and counsellors from Pekan, Pahang on 25 September 2017.

The 37 teachers and counsellors visited the Cyberjaya campus as part of the University’s initiative to provide school leavers with educational opportunities to study in a multicultural learning environment.

During the visit, they were given a tour of all the creative and innovative facilities on campus, and a chance to gain first-hand experience of the University’s conducive learning environment.

“I see Limkokwing University as an interesting place to study,” said guidance counsellor Jamiuddin Kasim from Sekolah Kebangsaan Ahmad. “We learned that students have the opportunity to receive government scholarships to pursue their studies here at Limkokwing.”

“This is one of the few Universities that caters to multinationals which will benefit students in the long run,” he added.

MUST READ: Limkokwing brings tertiary education to rural areas of Swaziland

Jamiuddin added that the University’s global network would enable students from rural communities to receive international exposure.

“Students from rural communities will be able to learn and communicate with people from around the world,” he said.

Limkokwing University strives to maintain close ties with rural communities across the country in order to to foster social development and enable students from all walks of life to gain industry exposure and global networking opportunities.

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Fighting cybercrime with the Royal Malaysia Police! https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/malaysian_police_collaborate_with_limkokwing_university_to_fight_cybercrime https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/PDRM_Visit_Sept_2017_Main_small.jpg 20 October 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/PDRM_Visit_Sept_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University welcomed Supt. Tharamadurai R from the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) on 21 September 2017 to discuss opportunities in educational partnership related to the fight against cybercrime.</p> <p>A specialist in education and training, Supt. Tharamadurai shared current law enforcement strategies on social media and other digital platforms during his visit to the Cyberjaya campus, and also opened discussions on partnering with the University to boost RMP&#8217;s online capability to combat cybercrime.</p> <p><strong>MUST READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_university_and_royal_malaysian_police_fights_cyber_crime">Limkokwing University and RMP sign MoU on cyber crime prevention</a></p> <p>The partnership will see Limkokwing University utilize its industry-leading expertise in digital media to assist RMP by conducting research, providing training venues and developing learning modules specifically designed to enhance the cybercrime combat-readiness of the Malaysian police force.</p> <p>This will include information communication, online forensics, and related courses to identify internet-related crime and monitor suspicious online activities like online fraud, international scams, extortion, and terror-related offences.</p> <p>It is hoped that the collaboration will enable RMP to develop innovative methods and creative strategies, and acquire the capabilities to meet the future challenges of the digital age.</p> <ul> <li>Fighting cybercrime with the Royal Malaysia Police!</li> <li>Fighting cybercrime with the Royal Malaysia Police!</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University welcomed Supt. Tharamadurai R from the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) on 21 September 2017 to discuss opportunities in educational partnership related to the fight against cybercrime.

A specialist in education and training, Supt. Tharamadurai shared current law enforcement strategies on social media and other digital platforms during his visit to the Cyberjaya campus, and also opened discussions on partnering with the University to boost RMP’s online capability to combat cybercrime.

MUST READ: Limkokwing University and RMP sign MoU on cyber crime prevention

The partnership will see Limkokwing University utilize its industry-leading expertise in digital media to assist RMP by conducting research, providing training venues and developing learning modules specifically designed to enhance the cybercrime combat-readiness of the Malaysian police force.

This will include information communication, online forensics, and related courses to identify internet-related crime and monitor suspicious online activities like online fraud, international scams, extortion, and terror-related offences.

It is hoped that the collaboration will enable RMP to develop innovative methods and creative strategies, and acquire the capabilities to meet the future challenges of the digital age.

2018 © Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. All Rights Reserved.
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Limkokwing students wow shoppers at Pavilion with stunning Deepavali “Unity Kolam” https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_students_wow_shoppers_at_pavilion_with_stunning_unity_kolam_ahea https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/DIWALI-R_SMALL.jpg 16 October 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/DIWALI-R_SMALL.jpg" > <p>There’s an awesome new attraction at the Pavilion shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, but you have to head there soon or you might miss it!</p> <p>A massive and intricate kolam is on display at the centre court of the mall, and it’s certainly a head-turner.</p> <p>The “Unity Kolam” was designed and brought to life by some 100 international students from Limkokwing University, from 18 countries including Venezuela, Brazil and Maldives.</p> <p>The kolam design features the elephant, peacock and lotus, symbolizing power, beauty and health.</p> <p>At the unveiling of the kolam in a grand lighting ceremony on 11 October 2017, Pavilion KL’s Director of Marketing, Kung Suan Ai, applauded the students for putting together a grand showcase for the upcoming Deepavali celebrations. </p> <p>“Every year Pavilion KL partners with educational institutions and this year we are very pleased to have Limkokwing University to join us.&nbsp; We are in the business of also connecting with the talent of the industry, today is a showcase of the creative work that is put together harmoniously by the students both local and international. When they are witnessed by people it brings a sense of Unity and belonging and a sense that we are harmoniously together in an effort.”</p> <p>Other notable guests in attendance at the unveiling were Dato Joyce Yap, CEO of Pavilion KL; Dato&#8217; Gail Phung, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology Worldwide, and Yun Wen Lai, General Manager, General Manager Pavilion KL.</p> <p>The kolam is a traditional Indian form of sand-painting using coloured grains of rice or powder, with the most complex designs created during festivities and special events.</p> <p>Clad in their cultural regalia, students from the University’s Indian Cultural club and Magic dance club serenaded spectators with energetic and cultural dances.</p> <p>One of the student performers, Paavignessrao Chandarh Roo who is studying for a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Information Technology, expressed his delight at having the opportunity to showcase his culture to an international audience. </p> <p>“I really would like to thank Limkokwing University and Pavilion for giving us this opportunity to celebrate and showcase our culture. We hope we shed light to everyone who attended this event,” Paavignessrao said.</p> <ul> <li>Limkokwing students wow shoppers at Pavilion with stunning Deepavali “Unity Kolam”</li> <li>Limkokwing students wow shoppers at Pavilion with stunning Deepavali “Unity Kolam”</li> <li>Limkokwing students wow shoppers at Pavilion with stunning Deepavali “Unity Kolam”</li> <li>Limkokwing students wow shoppers at Pavilion with stunning Deepavali “Unity Kolam”</li> <li>Limkokwing students wow shoppers at Pavilion with stunning Deepavali “Unity Kolam”</li> <li>Limkokwing students wow shoppers at Pavilion with stunning Deepavali “Unity Kolam”</li> <li>Limkokwing students wow shoppers at Pavilion with stunning Deepavali “Unity Kolam”</li> <li>Limkokwing students wow shoppers at Pavilion with stunning Deepavali “Unity Kolam”</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

There’s an awesome new attraction at the Pavilion shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, but you have to head there soon or you might miss it!

A massive and intricate kolam is on display at the centre court of the mall, and it’s certainly a head-turner.

The “Unity Kolam” was designed and brought to life by some 100 international students from Limkokwing University, from 18 countries including Venezuela, Brazil and Maldives.

The kolam design features the elephant, peacock and lotus, symbolizing power, beauty and health.

At the unveiling of the kolam in a grand lighting ceremony on 11 October 2017, Pavilion KL’s Director of Marketing, Kung Suan Ai, applauded the students for putting together a grand showcase for the upcoming Deepavali celebrations.

“Every year Pavilion KL partners with educational institutions and this year we are very pleased to have Limkokwing University to join us.  We are in the business of also connecting with the talent of the industry, today is a showcase of the creative work that is put together harmoniously by the students both local and international. When they are witnessed by people it brings a sense of Unity and belonging and a sense that we are harmoniously together in an effort.”

Other notable guests in attendance at the unveiling were Dato Joyce Yap, CEO of Pavilion KL; Dato’ Gail Phung, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology Worldwide, and Yun Wen Lai, General Manager, General Manager Pavilion KL.

The kolam is a traditional Indian form of sand-painting using coloured grains of rice or powder, with the most complex designs created during festivities and special events.

Clad in their cultural regalia, students from the University’s Indian Cultural club and Magic dance club serenaded spectators with energetic and cultural dances.

One of the student performers, Paavignessrao Chandarh Roo who is studying for a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Information Technology, expressed his delight at having the opportunity to showcase his culture to an international audience.

“I really would like to thank Limkokwing University and Pavilion for giving us this opportunity to celebrate and showcase our culture. We hope we shed light to everyone who attended this event,” Paavignessrao said.

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Learning the Ropes of Success with Andreas Truls of T-Systems Malaysia https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/learning_the_ropes_of_success_with_andreas_truls https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/T-Systems_Industry_Talk_Sept_2017_Andreas_Main_small.jpg 13 October 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/T-Systems_Industry_Talk_Sept_2017_Andreas_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Success is not an easy venture, according to T-Systems Malaysia VP of IT Operation, Americas & APAC, Andreas Truls during the Industry Talk held at Limkokwing University on 14 September 2017.</p> <p>As a Regional IT Executive, Andreas has 19 years of experience with 17 years in a leadership role. He has extensive experience in designing and implementing scalable growth strategies that deliver increased shareholder value in the outsourcing industry.</p> <p>Students from the Faculty of Information &amp; Communication Technology and Faculty of Business Management &amp; Globalization were given the opportunity to learn through his personal experiences as a leader at the <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/news/article/5174">Industry Talk held at the Cyberjaya campus</a>.</p> <p>Andreas has led large technical and service delivery teams of over 1,000 people from 6 countries, with a proven record of accomplishment in Complex Infrastructure Service, Cloud Transformations, Data Centre Consolidation and SAP Application Operations.</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Hm-ULJAJ5dI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>His knowledge has enabled him to perform strategic planning exercises, set up a global operating model, manage accounts of a complex IT infrastructure, ensure service delivery and operation excellence, and implement financial and people management programmes across the region.</p> <p>“You cannot climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pocket,” Andreas explained.</p> <p>Students need to take the initiative when starting their careers to explore their own potential.</p> <p>“Take the risk,” he advised Limkokwing students, speaking about the best way to kick off their careers. “If you feel that’s the right thing, do take that risk when you have less commitment.”</p> <p>At the same time, he also encouraged students to love their work.</p> <p>“You need to love what you do,” Andreas said. “If you don’t love it, you need to change it. If you cannot change it. Leave it.”</p> <p>He said success is reflected in the time and energy that has been invested into the work. This is usually achieved by being focused and planning ahead.</p> <p>Andreas also emphasised the importance of self-learning and hard work. More importantly, graduates must be able to familiarise themselves with the company they want to work for when starting a career.</p> <p>Also presenting for T-Systems Malaysia at the Industry Talk were ITO Product Manager (Cloud Services), <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/digitisation_journey_with_hung_yee_chan">Hung Yee Chan on the challenges of rapid digitisation</a>, and Head of Technical Expert Centre, <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/cloud_partner_products_ecosystems_with_vijay_chouhan">Vijay Chouhan on business trends and opportunities</a> in vCloud and AppAgile digital ecosystem.</p> <ul> <li>Learning the Ropes of Success with Andreas Truls of T-Systems Malaysia</li> <li>Learning the Ropes of Success with Andreas Truls of T-Systems Malaysia</li> <li>Learning the Ropes of Success with Andreas Truls of T-Systems Malaysia</li> <li>Learning the Ropes of Success with Andreas Truls of T-Systems Malaysia</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Success is not an easy venture, according to T-Systems Malaysia VP of IT Operation, Americas & APAC, Andreas Truls during the Industry Talk held at Limkokwing University on 14 September 2017.

As a Regional IT Executive, Andreas has 19 years of experience with 17 years in a leadership role. He has extensive experience in designing and implementing scalable growth strategies that deliver increased shareholder value in the outsourcing industry.

Students from the Faculty of Information & Communication Technology and Faculty of Business Management & Globalization were given the opportunity to learn through his personal experiences as a leader at the Industry Talk held at the Cyberjaya campus.

Andreas has led large technical and service delivery teams of over 1,000 people from 6 countries, with a proven record of accomplishment in Complex Infrastructure Service, Cloud Transformations, Data Centre Consolidation and SAP Application Operations.

His knowledge has enabled him to perform strategic planning exercises, set up a global operating model, manage accounts of a complex IT infrastructure, ensure service delivery and operation excellence, and implement financial and people management programmes across the region.

“You cannot climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pocket,” Andreas explained.

Students need to take the initiative when starting their careers to explore their own potential.

“Take the risk,” he advised Limkokwing students, speaking about the best way to kick off their careers. “If you feel that’s the right thing, do take that risk when you have less commitment.”

At the same time, he also encouraged students to love their work.

“You need to love what you do,” Andreas said. “If you don’t love it, you need to change it. If you cannot change it. Leave it.”

He said success is reflected in the time and energy that has been invested into the work. This is usually achieved by being focused and planning ahead.

Andreas also emphasised the importance of self-learning and hard work. More importantly, graduates must be able to familiarise themselves with the company they want to work for when starting a career.

Also presenting for T-Systems Malaysia at the Industry Talk were ITO Product Manager (Cloud Services), Hung Yee Chan on the challenges of rapid digitisation, and Head of Technical Expert Centre, Vijay Chouhan on business trends and opportunities in vCloud and AppAgile digital ecosystem.

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“Data is the new fuel”: Industry talk with Vijay Chouhan of T-Systems Malaysia https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/cloud_partner_products_ecosystems_with_vijay_chouhan https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/T-systems_Industry_Talk_Sept_2017_Vijay_Chouhan_main_small.jpg 12 October 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/T-systems_Industry_Talk_Sept_2017_Vijay_Chouhan_main_small.jpg" > <p>T-Systems Malaysia's Head of Technical Expert Centre, Vijay Chouhan, recently showcased the advantages of Cloud Partner Products & Ecosystems to Limkokwing University students.</p> <p>Vijay Chouhan has eight years of experience in leading and guiding teams regionally. He manages complex and operational project related engagements including new solution designs, transition and transformation as well as new customer onboarding. </p> <p>More than 600 students from the Faculty of Information &amp; Communication Technology and Faculty of Business Management &amp; Globalization learned about the business trends and opportunities in vCloud and AppAgile digital ecosystem at the <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/news/article/5174">T-Systems industry talk</a> on 14 September 2017 at the Cyberjaya campus.</p> <p>Vijay introduced vCloud and AppAgile digital ecosystem as a platform that could change society and economy through new business models. </p> <p>“Data is the new fuel,” he explained while adding that current business departments are quick to try out new ideas. This led to a need for a platform that enables businesses, corporations and entrepreneurs to transfer enormous data.</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/R60ChMyrzS0" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>He also mentioned that due to the increasing number of mobile devices and social media, customer behaviours have changed. This means users are demanding for immediate information in immense detail.</p> <p>Via the T-Systems platform, users can rent a service to share their information resources and adjust it to their needs. The platform enables tasks that usually take months to complete to be done in a matter of hours.</p> <p>As a service in the digital ecosystem, the AppAgile enables businesses to access a flexible system to engage in business ventures with fewer investments in IT infrastructure and software.</p> <p>At the same time, Vijay advised students to be quick to adopt new technologies to remain competitive.</p> <p>“New market players are changing the game with innovative products and services,” he said. “New services will boost businesses.”</p> <p>Also presenting for T-Systems at the industry talk were ITO Product Manager (Cloud Services), <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/news/article/5189">Hung Yee Chan on the challenges of rapid digitisation</a>, and Vice President GCU Americas &amp; APAC IT Division, Global IT Operations (ITO), <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/news/article/5192">Andreas Truls</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>“Data is the new fuel”: Industry talk with Vijay Chouhan of T-Systems Malaysia</li> <li>“Data is the new fuel”: Industry talk with Vijay Chouhan of T-Systems Malaysia</li> <li>“Data is the new fuel”: Industry talk with Vijay Chouhan of T-Systems Malaysia</li> <li>“Data is the new fuel”: Industry talk with Vijay Chouhan of T-Systems Malaysia</li> <li>“Data is the new fuel”: Industry talk with Vijay Chouhan of T-Systems Malaysia</li> <li>“Data is the new fuel”: Industry talk with Vijay Chouhan of T-Systems Malaysia</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

T-Systems Malaysia's Head of Technical Expert Centre, Vijay Chouhan, recently showcased the advantages of Cloud Partner Products & Ecosystems to Limkokwing University students.

Vijay Chouhan has eight years of experience in leading and guiding teams regionally. He manages complex and operational project related engagements including new solution designs, transition and transformation as well as new customer onboarding.

More than 600 students from the Faculty of Information & Communication Technology and Faculty of Business Management & Globalization learned about the business trends and opportunities in vCloud and AppAgile digital ecosystem at the T-Systems industry talk on 14 September 2017 at the Cyberjaya campus.

Vijay introduced vCloud and AppAgile digital ecosystem as a platform that could change society and economy through new business models.

“Data is the new fuel,” he explained while adding that current business departments are quick to try out new ideas. This led to a need for a platform that enables businesses, corporations and entrepreneurs to transfer enormous data.

He also mentioned that due to the increasing number of mobile devices and social media, customer behaviours have changed. This means users are demanding for immediate information in immense detail.

Via the T-Systems platform, users can rent a service to share their information resources and adjust it to their needs. The platform enables tasks that usually take months to complete to be done in a matter of hours.

As a service in the digital ecosystem, the AppAgile enables businesses to access a flexible system to engage in business ventures with fewer investments in IT infrastructure and software.

At the same time, Vijay advised students to be quick to adopt new technologies to remain competitive.

“New market players are changing the game with innovative products and services,” he said. “New services will boost businesses.”

Also presenting for T-Systems at the industry talk were ITO Product Manager (Cloud Services), Hung Yee Chan on the challenges of rapid digitisation, and Vice President GCU Americas & APAC IT Division, Global IT Operations (ITO), Andreas Truls.

 

 

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The Age of Digitisation: Industry talk with Hung Yee Chan of T-Systems Malaysia https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/digitisation_journey_with_hung_yee_chan https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/T-systems_Industry_Talk_Sept_2017_Hung_Yee_Chan_Main_small.jpg 12 October 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/T-systems_Industry_Talk_Sept_2017_Hung_Yee_Chan_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University students gained a glimpse into the future of digitisation technology with T-Systems Malaysia ITO Product Manager (Cloud Services), Hung Yee Chan.</p> <p>An industry veteran with 11 years’ experience in the IT industry, Yee Chan is also a pioneer in cloud enablement services such as the recently launched Open Telekom Cloud – the first public cloud solution in T-Systems. She has worked in a multinational corporation environment and is a certified Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) expert with multiple roles in her career. </p> <p>During the <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/news/article/5174">T-Systems industry talk</a> on 14 September 2017 at the Cyberjaya campus, Yee Chan shared her experience with more than 600 students from the Faculty of Information &amp; Communication Technology and Faculty of Business Management &amp; Globalization with a detailed description of the world’s digital growth.</p> <p>“It is obvious that digitisation is happening,” she said. “The question is how will we handle it?”</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FuXgyVHKxjg" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>She illustrated that during the last 10 years, the world has experienced impressive technical development.</p> <p>“Digitisation is happening and changing the industry business model,” she explained.</p> <p>For example, the amount of Internet users has increased from 15% to almost 50% of the world’s population while storage prices have decreased from USD 0.22 per GB to USD 0.03 per GB. The development has resulted with the Internet bandwidth doubling every two years.</p> <p>“Furthermore, ‘to google’ has been established as a verb and added to dictionaries,” she said.</p> <p>Yee Chan said lot of Cloud and Internet services were launched in the past 10 years such as Twitter, YouTube and Dropbox.</p> <p>“This means that for businesses, technology alone is not enough,” she explained while adding that marketing, pricing and timing is key for any business development.</p> <p>Her advice to Limkokwing University students was to be prepared for future business challenges by thinking ahead and embracing technological development such as T-System’s Open Telekom Cloud.</p> <p>Yee Chan highlighted the importance of Cloud as a basis for digitisation and global competitiveness.</p> <p>“Cloud as a basis for digitisation is a door-opener in almost any industry,” she explained. At the same time, she recommended students to explore opportunities in every digital environment.</p> <p>Also presenting presenting for T-Systems at the industry talk were Head of Technical Expert Centre, Vijay Chouhan on <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/news/article/5190">business trends and opportunities in vCloud and AppAgile digital ecosystem</a>, and Vice President GCU Americas &amp; APAC IT Division, Global IT Operations (ITO), <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/news/article/5192">Andreas Truls</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>The Age of Digitisation: Industry talk with Hung Yee Chan of T-Systems Malaysia</li> <li>The Age of Digitisation: Industry talk with Hung Yee Chan of T-Systems Malaysia</li> <li>The Age of Digitisation: Industry talk with Hung Yee Chan of T-Systems Malaysia</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University students gained a glimpse into the future of digitisation technology with T-Systems Malaysia ITO Product Manager (Cloud Services), Hung Yee Chan.

An industry veteran with 11 years’ experience in the IT industry, Yee Chan is also a pioneer in cloud enablement services such as the recently launched Open Telekom Cloud – the first public cloud solution in T-Systems. She has worked in a multinational corporation environment and is a certified Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) expert with multiple roles in her career.

During the T-Systems industry talk on 14 September 2017 at the Cyberjaya campus, Yee Chan shared her experience with more than 600 students from the Faculty of Information & Communication Technology and Faculty of Business Management & Globalization with a detailed description of the world’s digital growth.

“It is obvious that digitisation is happening,” she said. “The question is how will we handle it?”

She illustrated that during the last 10 years, the world has experienced impressive technical development.

“Digitisation is happening and changing the industry business model,” she explained.

For example, the amount of Internet users has increased from 15% to almost 50% of the world’s population while storage prices have decreased from USD 0.22 per GB to USD 0.03 per GB. The development has resulted with the Internet bandwidth doubling every two years.

“Furthermore, ‘to google’ has been established as a verb and added to dictionaries,” she said.

Yee Chan said lot of Cloud and Internet services were launched in the past 10 years such as Twitter, YouTube and Dropbox.

“This means that for businesses, technology alone is not enough,” she explained while adding that marketing, pricing and timing is key for any business development.

Her advice to Limkokwing University students was to be prepared for future business challenges by thinking ahead and embracing technological development such as T-System’s Open Telekom Cloud.

Yee Chan highlighted the importance of Cloud as a basis for digitisation and global competitiveness.

“Cloud as a basis for digitisation is a door-opener in almost any industry,” she explained. At the same time, she recommended students to explore opportunities in every digital environment.

Also presenting presenting for T-Systems at the industry talk were Head of Technical Expert Centre, Vijay Chouhan on business trends and opportunities in vCloud and AppAgile digital ecosystem, and Vice President GCU Americas & APAC IT Division, Global IT Operations (ITO), Andreas Truls.

 

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Limkokwing to be first university in ASEAN to offer Certified Drone Training https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_to_be_first_asean_university_to_offer_certified_drone_training https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/UAV_Drone_PC_Sept_2017_Main_small.jpg 11 October 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/UAV_Drone_PC_Sept_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University is set to become the first university in Southeast Asia to introduce Applied Unmanned Technology Qualification as part of its educational modules.</p> <p>The University has entered into a global strategic partnership with UK-based Strat Aero Plc, a leading provider of commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) training, to offer a two-week course beginning February 2018.</p> <p>The programme is accredited by the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority, and will cover basic aerodynamic principles, technical specifications, operation procedures and air law. </p> <p>Once simply seen as recreational toys, drones have quickly evolved over the past few years into professional data-gathering platforms.</p> <p>“Every industry will benefit from learning this technology,” said Mark Wharry, Director of Training at Strat Aero, in a recent visit to the Cyberjaya campus. “The application can be used for flood defence, agriculture monitoring, geological surveying and filming.” </p> <p>He said drones have become game-changers across many different fields, including traffic control, wildlife protection and even humanitarian aid.</p> <p>According to Mark, the certified training will enable Limkokwing University students to improve their employment competitiveness by enhancing their industry-relevant professional skills.</p> <p>The programme will be offered to students under the Faulty of Architecture &amp; The Built Environment, Faculty of Design Innovation, Faculty of Information &amp; Communication Technology, as well as the Faculty of Multimedia Creativity. </p> <p>The first two-week training session with Strat Aero was concluded on 28 September. Trainees were taught to understand Principles of Flight, Flight Safety and Human Factors in piloting an aerial drone. After completing the training session, trainees had to undergo flying exercises before taking a written exam.&nbsp; </p> <p>The program will also be made available at Limkokwing University campuses in Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho. </p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University is set to become the first university in Southeast Asia to introduce Applied Unmanned Technology Qualification as part of its educational modules.

The University has entered into a global strategic partnership with UK-based Strat Aero Plc, a leading provider of commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) training, to offer a two-week course beginning February 2018.

The programme is accredited by the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority, and will cover basic aerodynamic principles, technical specifications, operation procedures and air law.

Once simply seen as recreational toys, drones have quickly evolved over the past few years into professional data-gathering platforms.

“Every industry will benefit from learning this technology,” said Mark Wharry, Director of Training at Strat Aero, in a recent visit to the Cyberjaya campus. “The application can be used for flood defence, agriculture monitoring, geological surveying and filming.”

He said drones have become game-changers across many different fields, including traffic control, wildlife protection and even humanitarian aid.

According to Mark, the certified training will enable Limkokwing University students to improve their employment competitiveness by enhancing their industry-relevant professional skills.

The programme will be offered to students under the Faulty of Architecture & The Built Environment, Faculty of Design Innovation, Faculty of Information & Communication Technology, as well as the Faculty of Multimedia Creativity.

The first two-week training session with Strat Aero was concluded on 28 September. Trainees were taught to understand Principles of Flight, Flight Safety and Human Factors in piloting an aerial drone. After completing the training session, trainees had to undergo flying exercises before taking a written exam. 

The program will also be made available at Limkokwing University campuses in Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho.

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Turkmenistan’s Cultural Highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/turkmenistans_cultural_highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/TurkmenistanMainPic_SMALL.jpg 10 October 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/TurkmenistanMainPic_SMALL.jpg" > <p>Turkmenistan has a distinctive and remarkable history, coloured by its Central Asian location at the crossroads of the ancient Silk Road trade route.</p> <p><strong>Society, Language &amp; Religion</strong></p> <p>Turkmens are traditionally nomadic, descendants from several tribes and clans who speak different dialects and have their own style of dressing. Turkmenistan has a population of approximately 5.6 million people, predominantly Turkmens at 85 percent, with Uzbeks, Russians and others making up the rest.</p> <p>The country’s official language is Turkmen, spoken by about 72% of the population, Russian is spoken by 12%, and Uzbek by 9%. Most Turkmens adhere to Islam at 89%.</p> <p><strong>MUST READ</strong>: <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/know_turkmenistan">Know more about Turkmenistan</a></p> <p><strong>Cuisine &amp; Music </strong><br /> Turkmen cuisine is influenced by both the nomadic lifestyle and severe living conditions of the country. The most popular dish is pilaf, along with soups and dishes featuring mutton. The Caspian Sea coast has a variety of seafood dishes, combining fish with ingredients such as apricots, pomegranate juice, and sesame.</p> <p>Turkmen songs are connected to every aspect of life. The most vibrant and respected of musicians is the bakhshi – a musician-storyteller who travels from town to town performing traditional Turkmen songs. </p> <p><strong>Economy </strong></p> <p>Agriculture employs nearly half of the country’s workforce and contributes a little over 9% of the country’s GDP. Hydrocarbon exports (mainly natural gas) make up 31% of Turkmenistan’s GDP, with 60% of gas exports going to China and the remainder to Russia and Iran. According to the World Factbook, Ashgabat has explored two initiatives to bring gas to new markets: a trans-Caspian pipeline that would carry gas to Europe and the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Turkmenistan has a distinctive and remarkable history, coloured by its Central Asian location at the crossroads of the ancient Silk Road trade route.

Society, Language & Religion

Turkmens are traditionally nomadic, descendants from several tribes and clans who speak different dialects and have their own style of dressing. Turkmenistan has a population of approximately 5.6 million people, predominantly Turkmens at 85 percent, with Uzbeks, Russians and others making up the rest.

The country’s official language is Turkmen, spoken by about 72% of the population, Russian is spoken by 12%, and Uzbek by 9%. Most Turkmens adhere to Islam at 89%.

MUST READ: Know more about Turkmenistan

Cuisine & Music
Turkmen cuisine is influenced by both the nomadic lifestyle and severe living conditions of the country. The most popular dish is pilaf, along with soups and dishes featuring mutton. The Caspian Sea coast has a variety of seafood dishes, combining fish with ingredients such as apricots, pomegranate juice, and sesame.

Turkmen songs are connected to every aspect of life. The most vibrant and respected of musicians is the bakhshi – a musician-storyteller who travels from town to town performing traditional Turkmen songs.

Economy

Agriculture employs nearly half of the country’s workforce and contributes a little over 9% of the country’s GDP. Hydrocarbon exports (mainly natural gas) make up 31% of Turkmenistan’s GDP, with 60% of gas exports going to China and the remainder to Russia and Iran. According to the World Factbook, Ashgabat has explored two initiatives to bring gas to new markets: a trans-Caspian pipeline that would carry gas to Europe and the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline.

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World Tourism Day 2017: Limkokwing University in support of Sustainable Tourism as a Tool for Development https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_university_participates_in_the_world_tourism_day_launch_2017 https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/wtdmain_SMALL.jpg 9 October 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/wtdmain_SMALL.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University was on hand to support the Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MOTAC) at the launch of World Tourism Day, at the Malaysia Tourism Centre in Kuala Lumpur on 27 September 2017.</p> <p>The theme of World Tourism Day this year is &#8220;Sustainable Tourism – A Tool for Development&#8221;.<br /> <br /> Officiating the launch, MOTAC Secretary General YBhg. Datuk Hj. Ab. Ghaffar A. Tambi said, “Malaysia has paved its way to becoming one of the major players in international tourism. This industry is currently our second most important in terms of foreign exchange earnings. We have significantly grown from a mere 5.5 million tourist arrivals in 1998 to 26.7 million in 2016 and have contributed US$ 20 billion in the form of tourism receipts to the local economy.”</p> <p>Highlighting the importance of tourism to Malaysia, he said this year’s theme presents a unique opportunity to raise all-round awareness on the contribution of sustainable tourism to development, while mobilising all stakeholders to work together in making tourism a catalyst to positive change. </p> <p>During the panel discussion, Limkokwing University representative Michelle Moeketsi from Botswana said the University’s ongoing efforts to globalise education and promote edu-tourism has seen it establish campuses across Asia, Africa and Europe. “Currently the University has students from over 150 countries at its Cyberjaya campus.”</p> <p>She also shared Botswana’s tourism landscape and lessons it can learn from Malaysia in efforts to sustain its tourism sector.</p> <p>Giving the private sector perspective, Mr. Mohammad Faeez Mohamad Fadhlillah from the Malaysian Association of Tours &amp; Travel Agents (MATTA) said tourism is one of the top five sectors that create employment.</p> <p>He also said the private sector is the first place of contact when tourists enter the country. </p> <p>“One has to note that tourism involves the private sector. Looking at the concept of sustainability in tourism, inputs of the private sector have to be highly considered.”</p> <p>Other participants of the panel discussion were YBhg. Dato Mohmed Razip Hasan from Tourism Malaysia, Mr. Anthony Wong from Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH), and Dr. Robin Tan Chun Hong from Taylor’s University. </p> <p>The discussion was moderated by former Secretary General of MOTAC YBhg. Tan Sri Dr. Ong Hong Peng.</p> <p>Since 1980, World Tourism Day has been celebrated every 27 September – marking the day the Statutes of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) entered into force. Over the past 37 editions, World Tourism Day has featured topics ranging from peace and dialogue, energy, accessibility, to world heritage and water.</p> <ul> <li>World Tourism Day 2017: Limkokwing University in support of Sustainable Tourism as a Tool for Development</li> <li>World Tourism Day 2017: Limkokwing University in support of Sustainable Tourism as a Tool for Development</li> <li>World Tourism Day 2017: Limkokwing University in support of Sustainable Tourism as a Tool for Development</li> <li>World Tourism Day 2017: Limkokwing University in support of Sustainable Tourism as a Tool for Development</li> <li>World Tourism Day 2017: Limkokwing University in support of Sustainable Tourism as a Tool for Development</li> <li>World Tourism Day 2017: Limkokwing University in support of Sustainable Tourism as a Tool for Development</li> <li>World Tourism Day 2017: Limkokwing University in support of Sustainable Tourism as a Tool for Development</li> <li>World Tourism Day 2017: Limkokwing University in support of Sustainable Tourism as a Tool for Development</li> <li>World Tourism Day 2017: Limkokwing University in support of Sustainable Tourism as a Tool for Development</li> <li>World Tourism Day 2017: Limkokwing University in support of Sustainable Tourism as a Tool for Development</li> <li>World Tourism Day 2017: Limkokwing University in support of Sustainable Tourism as a Tool for Development</li> <li>World Tourism Day 2017: Limkokwing University in support of Sustainable Tourism as a Tool for Development</li> <li>World Tourism Day 2017: Limkokwing University in support of Sustainable Tourism as a Tool for Development</li> <li>World Tourism Day 2017: Limkokwing University in support of Sustainable Tourism as a Tool for Development</li> <li>World Tourism Day 2017: Limkokwing University in support of Sustainable Tourism as a Tool for Development</li> <li>World Tourism Day 2017: Limkokwing University in support of Sustainable Tourism as a Tool for Development</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University was on hand to support the Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MOTAC) at the launch of World Tourism Day, at the Malaysia Tourism Centre in Kuala Lumpur on 27 September 2017.

The theme of World Tourism Day this year is “Sustainable Tourism – A Tool for Development”.

Officiating the launch, MOTAC Secretary General YBhg. Datuk Hj. Ab. Ghaffar A. Tambi said, “Malaysia has paved its way to becoming one of the major players in international tourism. This industry is currently our second most important in terms of foreign exchange earnings. We have significantly grown from a mere 5.5 million tourist arrivals in 1998 to 26.7 million in 2016 and have contributed US$ 20 billion in the form of tourism receipts to the local economy.”

Highlighting the importance of tourism to Malaysia, he said this year’s theme presents a unique opportunity to raise all-round awareness on the contribution of sustainable tourism to development, while mobilising all stakeholders to work together in making tourism a catalyst to positive change.

During the panel discussion, Limkokwing University representative Michelle Moeketsi from Botswana said the University’s ongoing efforts to globalise education and promote edu-tourism has seen it establish campuses across Asia, Africa and Europe. “Currently the University has students from over 150 countries at its Cyberjaya campus.”

She also shared Botswana’s tourism landscape and lessons it can learn from Malaysia in efforts to sustain its tourism sector.

Giving the private sector perspective, Mr. Mohammad Faeez Mohamad Fadhlillah from the Malaysian Association of Tours & Travel Agents (MATTA) said tourism is one of the top five sectors that create employment.

He also said the private sector is the first place of contact when tourists enter the country.

“One has to note that tourism involves the private sector. Looking at the concept of sustainability in tourism, inputs of the private sector have to be highly considered.”

Other participants of the panel discussion were YBhg. Dato Mohmed Razip Hasan from Tourism Malaysia, Mr. Anthony Wong from Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH), and Dr. Robin Tan Chun Hong from Taylor’s University.

The discussion was moderated by former Secretary General of MOTAC YBhg. Tan Sri Dr. Ong Hong Peng.

Since 1980, World Tourism Day has been celebrated every 27 September – marking the day the Statutes of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) entered into force. Over the past 37 editions, World Tourism Day has featured topics ranging from peace and dialogue, energy, accessibility, to world heritage and water.

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TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/tvet_malaysia_launch https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/TVET_Launch_Sept_2017_Main_3_small.jpg 9 October 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/TVET_Launch_Sept_2017_Main_3_small.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Malaysian Ministry of Human Resources at the TVET Malaysia campaign launch held at the ADTEC Centre in Shah Alam, Selangor on 28 September 2017.</p> <p>TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) Malaysia is a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of industrial training programmes. The campaign encourages Malaysian citizens to explore career opportunities under the TVET programmes.</p> <p>Officiated by Malaysian Prime Minister, Dato&#8217; Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, TVET Malaysia will enable the country to better develop human resources and bridge the skills gap faced by local industries.</p> <p>The launch is part of the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) which includes eight ministries and agencies, namely the Ministry of Human Resources, Ministry of Works, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Rural and Regional Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, and the Armed Forces Ex-Servicemen Affairs Corporation (PERHEBAT) under the Ministry of Defence.</p> <p>In attendance at the signing ceremony were representatives from Univeristi Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, PERHEBAT, Pasukan Gerak Udara Polis DiRaja Malaysia (Royal Malaysian Police Air Unit), Johor Skills Sdn. Bhd., Penang Skills Development Centre, Technology Depository Agency Berhad, and Yamatake Engineering Sdn. Bhd.</p> <p>Limkokwing University is accredited as a Global Technical and Vocational Education and Training Model University by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC), United Kingdom.</p> <p>The University was recognised in 2016 for its successful systematic delivery of industry-relevant programmes in its campuses in Asia, Africa and Europe, which prioritises digital skills, creativity and design to produce human capital imbued with the skill set needed by industry to tackle the challenges of an increasingly globalised technology-driven workplace.</p> <ul> <li>TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry</li> <li>TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry</li> <li>TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry</li> <li>TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry</li> <li>TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry</li> <li>TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry</li> <li>TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry</li> <li>TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry</li> <li>TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry</li> <li>TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry</li> <li>TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry</li> <li>TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry</li> <li>TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry</li> <li>TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry</li> <li>TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry</li> <li>TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry</li> <li>TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry</li> <li>TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry</li> <li>TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry</li> <li>TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry</li> <li>TVET Malaysia launches with MoU between Limkokwing University and Human Resource Ministry</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Malaysian Ministry of Human Resources at the TVET Malaysia campaign launch held at the ADTEC Centre in Shah Alam, Selangor on 28 September 2017.

TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) Malaysia is a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of industrial training programmes. The campaign encourages Malaysian citizens to explore career opportunities under the TVET programmes.

Officiated by Malaysian Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, TVET Malaysia will enable the country to better develop human resources and bridge the skills gap faced by local industries.

The launch is part of the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) which includes eight ministries and agencies, namely the Ministry of Human Resources, Ministry of Works, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Rural and Regional Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, and the Armed Forces Ex-Servicemen Affairs Corporation (PERHEBAT) under the Ministry of Defence.

In attendance at the signing ceremony were representatives from Univeristi Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, PERHEBAT, Pasukan Gerak Udara Polis DiRaja Malaysia (Royal Malaysian Police Air Unit), Johor Skills Sdn. Bhd., Penang Skills Development Centre, Technology Depository Agency Berhad, and Yamatake Engineering Sdn. Bhd.

Limkokwing University is accredited as a Global Technical and Vocational Education and Training Model University by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC), United Kingdom.

The University was recognised in 2016 for its successful systematic delivery of industry-relevant programmes in its campuses in Asia, Africa and Europe, which prioritises digital skills, creativity and design to produce human capital imbued with the skill set needed by industry to tackle the challenges of an increasingly globalised technology-driven workplace.

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Limkokwing’s Leonard Siaw wins art Grand Prize at ‘Make Your Mark in Melbourne 2017’ https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_alumnus_wins_grand_prize_at_make_your_mark_in_melbourne_street_a https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/SIAW.jpg 5 October 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/SIAW.jpg" > <p>Another Malaysian artist makes a splash on the world stage!</p> <p>Leonard Siaw Quan Cheng, 30, was over the moon when he was recently announced the Grand Prize Winner of the ‘Make Your Mark in Melbourne Street Art Competition 2017’, organised by Visit Victoria (VV) and Publika Shopping Gallery Kuala Lumpur. </p> <p>As a reward, the proud Limkokwing Borneo alumnus has been granted the opportunity to participate in a cultural immersion experience in Melbourne, Australia.&nbsp; </p> <p>When asked about his future plans, he said he hopes to travel the world and showcase his beloved artworks. “I feel happy with where I am now and I would love to travel around the globe leaving my art print. First stop: Melbourne!”</p> <p>Earlier this March, aspiring young artists from around the nation submitted their entries to win a chance to collaborate with Juddy Roller Studios in Melbourne and its founder Shaun Hossack, contributing an artwork to regional Victoria’s Wall to Wall Festival Benalla 2018. </p> <p>Presented by Roller, the event was also Victoria’s first annual regional street art festival headed by Hossack.</p> <p>Among the internationally-renowned names involved in the festival include Rone, Adnate, Askew, Ears, Choq, Shawn Lu, Putos, Slicer, Rashe, Sirum, Kit Ritz, Guido Van Helton, Dvate, 23rd Key, and Deams. Leonard’s Siawtistic piece will soon be part of this artistic rendezvous in 2018.</p> <p>Besides this latest achievement, Leonard has been busy with creating murals and artworks around his beloved hometown Kuching - in various shopping malls, kopitiams, studios, museums, cafeterias, coffee houses, and local boutique hotels. </p> <p>On being a former Graphic Design student at Limkokwing Borneo, the jovial artist claimed: “It was a tough, but a very fun journey. We had to learn how to manage our time and with all the crazy deadlines in the industry today, I am definitely skilled for all that. All the lecturers have moulded me into who I am today. As the Chinese proverb says: ‘A teacher for a day, a father for life’. These are all my sifus!”</p> <p>“Live your life to the fullest, because it’s always good to do what you’re passionate about. Everyone dies, but not everyone lives. Thank you Limkokwing Borneo. Without my Limkokwing days, this journey wouldn’t be possible and I wouldn’t be where I am now,” he added.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Another Malaysian artist makes a splash on the world stage!

Leonard Siaw Quan Cheng, 30, was over the moon when he was recently announced the Grand Prize Winner of the ‘Make Your Mark in Melbourne Street Art Competition 2017’, organised by Visit Victoria (VV) and Publika Shopping Gallery Kuala Lumpur.

As a reward, the proud Limkokwing Borneo alumnus has been granted the opportunity to participate in a cultural immersion experience in Melbourne, Australia. 

When asked about his future plans, he said he hopes to travel the world and showcase his beloved artworks. “I feel happy with where I am now and I would love to travel around the globe leaving my art print. First stop: Melbourne!”

Earlier this March, aspiring young artists from around the nation submitted their entries to win a chance to collaborate with Juddy Roller Studios in Melbourne and its founder Shaun Hossack, contributing an artwork to regional Victoria’s Wall to Wall Festival Benalla 2018.

Presented by Roller, the event was also Victoria’s first annual regional street art festival headed by Hossack.

Among the internationally-renowned names involved in the festival include Rone, Adnate, Askew, Ears, Choq, Shawn Lu, Putos, Slicer, Rashe, Sirum, Kit Ritz, Guido Van Helton, Dvate, 23rd Key, and Deams. Leonard’s Siawtistic piece will soon be part of this artistic rendezvous in 2018.

Besides this latest achievement, Leonard has been busy with creating murals and artworks around his beloved hometown Kuching - in various shopping malls, kopitiams, studios, museums, cafeterias, coffee houses, and local boutique hotels.

On being a former Graphic Design student at Limkokwing Borneo, the jovial artist claimed: “It was a tough, but a very fun journey. We had to learn how to manage our time and with all the crazy deadlines in the industry today, I am definitely skilled for all that. All the lecturers have moulded me into who I am today. As the Chinese proverb says: ‘A teacher for a day, a father for life’. These are all my sifus!”

“Live your life to the fullest, because it’s always good to do what you’re passionate about. Everyone dies, but not everyone lives. Thank you Limkokwing Borneo. Without my Limkokwing days, this journey wouldn’t be possible and I wouldn’t be where I am now,” he added.

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Limkokwing University and Commonwealth Youth Council eye global partnership to empower youth https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/global_partnership_to_empower_youth https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/CW_SMALL.jpg 5 October 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/CW_SMALL.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University has entered into talks with the Commonwealth Youth Council to collaborate on new initiatives to empower youth worldwide, specifically in responding to rapid technological change and global competition.</p> <p>The Council was represented in the talks by Chairperson, Kishva Ambigapathy, and Secretariat Coordinator, Dhanesh Basil, who visited the Cyberjaya campus on 18 September 2017.</p> <p>Upon arrival, they toured the Presidential Library which houses the history of the University&#8217;s major campaigns, projects and key events. The guests were particularly awed by the achievements of Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing and his efforts in nation-building.</p> <p>They were also impressed with the initiatives previously undertaken by Limkokwing students from over 150 countries, including efforts to bring awareness to grief-stricken countries under the Heal the World campaign.</p> <p>The Commonwealth Youth Council embodies youth councils and other youth-led bodies from the 52 Commonwealth member nations. </p> <p>Its main role is to accelerate youth development agendas, tackling issues such as employment, equality and climate change. </p> <p>The Council also promotes youth-led action on development challenges throughout the Commonwealth, which naturally ties in with Limkokwing University’s role as a global institution that instills social awareness of global issues among the youth of today.</p> <ul> <li>Limkokwing University and Commonwealth Youth Council eye global partnership to empower youth</li> <li>Limkokwing University and Commonwealth Youth Council eye global partnership to empower youth</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University has entered into talks with the Commonwealth Youth Council to collaborate on new initiatives to empower youth worldwide, specifically in responding to rapid technological change and global competition.

The Council was represented in the talks by Chairperson, Kishva Ambigapathy, and Secretariat Coordinator, Dhanesh Basil, who visited the Cyberjaya campus on 18 September 2017.

Upon arrival, they toured the Presidential Library which houses the history of the University’s major campaigns, projects and key events. The guests were particularly awed by the achievements of Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing and his efforts in nation-building.

They were also impressed with the initiatives previously undertaken by Limkokwing students from over 150 countries, including efforts to bring awareness to grief-stricken countries under the Heal the World campaign.

The Commonwealth Youth Council embodies youth councils and other youth-led bodies from the 52 Commonwealth member nations.

Its main role is to accelerate youth development agendas, tackling issues such as employment, equality and climate change.

The Council also promotes youth-led action on development challenges throughout the Commonwealth, which naturally ties in with Limkokwing University’s role as a global institution that instills social awareness of global issues among the youth of today.

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Palestine’s Cultural Highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/palestines_cultural_highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Palestine_small.jpg 5 October 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Palestine_small.jpg" > <p>The culture of Palestine is heavily influenced by its agricultural past and its ancient setting as the cradle of the world's major monotheistic religions.</p> <p><strong>Ethnicity, Religion, Language </strong></p> <p>Modern Palestinians are descendants of ancient societies who have lived for millennia in the much storied and disputed region of Western Asia that lies between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. Up to 85% of Palestine’s population are Muslims, followed by Jews at 12-14%, and Christians.</p> <p>Arabic is the principal language, but both English and Arabic are compulsory in schools. </p> <p><strong>Music and Dance </strong></p> <p>Palestinian and Arabic music shares common aspects both structurally and instrumentally. Unique compared to many other cultures, the traditional songs of Palestine have no set lyrics but rather a set rhythm. Professional singers are hired at modern Palestinian events and song lyrics may differ from city to city. Palestinian songs, including Atab/Mejana and Dal&#8217;ona, have transcended time.</p> <p>The most well-known traditional dance in <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/know_palestine">Palestine </a>is called the Dabke, which is usually performed at weddings and other celebrations. The dance is performed by coordinated jumping and stamping, similar to tap dancing, and is popular throughout the Levant.</p> <p><strong>Architecture </strong></p> <p>The architecture in Palestine depicts an infinite historical time frame and a number of different styles and influences over the ages. The country’s urban architecture mirrors that of the Levant and Arab world. Its town houses share the same basic conceptions commonly seen throughout the Eastern Mediterranean.</p> <p><strong>Economy </strong></p> <p>The most important sector in the Palestinian economy is the services industry which is estimated to constitute about 65% of GDP, followed by tourism and agriculture. One of the leading fields of its services sector is Information Technology and Communication which has been steadily growing since the turn of the 21st century.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

The culture of Palestine is heavily influenced by its agricultural past and its ancient setting as the cradle of the world's major monotheistic religions.

Ethnicity, Religion, Language

Modern Palestinians are descendants of ancient societies who have lived for millennia in the much storied and disputed region of Western Asia that lies between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. Up to 85% of Palestine’s population are Muslims, followed by Jews at 12-14%, and Christians.

Arabic is the principal language, but both English and Arabic are compulsory in schools.

Music and Dance

Palestinian and Arabic music shares common aspects both structurally and instrumentally. Unique compared to many other cultures, the traditional songs of Palestine have no set lyrics but rather a set rhythm. Professional singers are hired at modern Palestinian events and song lyrics may differ from city to city. Palestinian songs, including Atab/Mejana and Dal’ona, have transcended time.

The most well-known traditional dance in Palestine is called the Dabke, which is usually performed at weddings and other celebrations. The dance is performed by coordinated jumping and stamping, similar to tap dancing, and is popular throughout the Levant.

Architecture

The architecture in Palestine depicts an infinite historical time frame and a number of different styles and influences over the ages. The country’s urban architecture mirrors that of the Levant and Arab world. Its town houses share the same basic conceptions commonly seen throughout the Eastern Mediterranean.

Economy

The most important sector in the Palestinian economy is the services industry which is estimated to constitute about 65% of GDP, followed by tourism and agriculture. One of the leading fields of its services sector is Information Technology and Communication which has been steadily growing since the turn of the 21st century.

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Limkokwing University and MAMPU push forward under partnership to enhance e-Government services https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_university_and_mampu_push_forward_under_partnership_to_enhance_e https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/MAMPU_Visit_Oct_2017_Main_small.jpg 4 October 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/MAMPU_Visit_Oct_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Malaysian e-Government services will soon get a much-needed boost as the strategic partnership between Limkokwing University and the Malaysian Administration Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) kicks into high gear.</p> <p>A delegation from MAMPU led by its Deputy Director-General, Dr. Suhazimah Dzazali, met with University representatives at the Cyberjaya campus on 2 October 2017 for the latest round of talks to bring online government services to the masses.</p> <p>The focus of the discussion was realising MAMPU’s new people-centric initiatives. </p> <p>“MAMPU aims to provide a citizen-focused approach for it digital services to the public,” said Dr. Suhazimah. “But at the moment, the public is still unfamiliar with the services available.” </p> <p>She said the Malaysian government’s digital services are often underutilised due to lack of awareness among the public. </p> <p>“We hope that the University could boost MAMPU’s reach to the public and to communicate our brand while keeping the public more informed about our services,” she added.</p> <p>Under the partnership, the University will share its expertise and experience to further develop MAMPU’s brand presence. The talks touched upon a fully-integrated national campaign aimed at ensuring household recognition of the government’s digital services. </p> <p>Other initiatives discussed were brand development for the Malaysian Government and the creation of new applications, including a centralised platform for the public to access all key government services.</p> <p>The University will also design and develop an internal application for MAMPU to monitor other ministries and agencies.&nbsp; </p> <p>Limkokwing University officially became a strategic partner of MAMPU last November, during the Public Sector CIO Convex 2016. As a member of the Public Sector Strategic Collaboration Network, the University had taken on the responsibility of assisting in the ongoing development of the Malaysian digital landscape.</p> <ul> <li>Limkokwing University and MAMPU push forward under partnership to enhance e-Government services</li> <li>Limkokwing University and MAMPU push forward under partnership to enhance e-Government services</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Malaysian e-Government services will soon get a much-needed boost as the strategic partnership between Limkokwing University and the Malaysian Administration Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) kicks into high gear.

A delegation from MAMPU led by its Deputy Director-General, Dr. Suhazimah Dzazali, met with University representatives at the Cyberjaya campus on 2 October 2017 for the latest round of talks to bring online government services to the masses.

The focus of the discussion was realising MAMPU’s new people-centric initiatives.

“MAMPU aims to provide a citizen-focused approach for it digital services to the public,” said Dr. Suhazimah. “But at the moment, the public is still unfamiliar with the services available.”

She said the Malaysian government’s digital services are often underutilised due to lack of awareness among the public.

“We hope that the University could boost MAMPU’s reach to the public and to communicate our brand while keeping the public more informed about our services,” she added.

Under the partnership, the University will share its expertise and experience to further develop MAMPU’s brand presence. The talks touched upon a fully-integrated national campaign aimed at ensuring household recognition of the government’s digital services.

Other initiatives discussed were brand development for the Malaysian Government and the creation of new applications, including a centralised platform for the public to access all key government services.

The University will also design and develop an internal application for MAMPU to monitor other ministries and agencies. 

Limkokwing University officially became a strategic partner of MAMPU last November, during the Public Sector CIO Convex 2016. As a member of the Public Sector Strategic Collaboration Network, the University had taken on the responsibility of assisting in the ongoing development of the Malaysian digital landscape.

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“Next Big Things”: T-Systems on the future of ICT https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/t_systems_industry_talk_sept_2017 https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/T-Systems_Industry_Talk_Sept_2017_Main_Main_small.jpg 30 September 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/T-Systems_Industry_Talk_Sept_2017_Main_Main_small.jpg" > <p>More than 600 students attended the Trends & Opportunities in vCloud, App Agile and Open Telekom Cloud industry talk by T-Systems on 14 September 2017 at Limkokwing University in Cyberjaya.</p> <p>T-Systems is one of the world’s leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The company has over 1,000 staff in Cyberjaya, Malaysia which serves as the operational hub for T-Systems in the Asia Pacific Region. </p> <p>The company provides services that include secure operating systems and classic ICT services, transforming business models to cloud-based services and innovation projects such as data analytics, the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and Industrial Internet.</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Hm-ULJAJ5dI" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><br /> Students from the Faculty of Information &amp; Communication Technology as well as Faculty of Business Management &amp; Globalization gained better insights into the global ICT industry during the talks given by three T-Systems industry professionals.</p> <p>Presenting were Head of Technical Expert Centre, <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/cloud_partner_products_ecosystems_with_vijay_chouhan">Vijay Chouhan</a>, ITO Product Manager, <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/digitisation_journey_with_hung_yee_chan">Hung Yee Chan</a>, and Vice President GCU Americas &amp; APAC IT Division, Global IT Operations (ITO), <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/news/article/5192">Andreas Truls</a>. </p> <p>Palestinian student Ahmed Mohamed Arafat who is studying PhD in Management found the talk beneficial as it enabled students to learn how the market works. </p> <p>“It helps us to know what to study and focus to prepare us for our career,” he said. “This helps us to know what kind of work will be involved in our career.”</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/R60ChMyrzS0" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><br /> During the seminar, students learned about various topics including cloud systems and its services, diving into the subjects deeper than they do during classes. </p> <p>“We tried to provide students with a bit of insights on what we are doing,” said <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/news/article/5192">Andreas </a>after concluding the talk. </p> <p>He explained that there are several “Next Big Things” in the ICT industry which students need to be prepared for. </p> <p>“We used to talk about connected cars, but now we are talking about connected devices,” he explained. “Public cloud is a sure trend that could see a lot of application with industry specific cloud in the future.”</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FuXgyVHKxjg" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><br /> Limkokwing University is a multicultural learning institution that provides students with industry exposure. Students gain industry insights and professional networking opportunities giving them the extra edge needed to succeed in a globalised environment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>“Next Big Things”: T-Systems on the future of ICT</li> <li>“Next Big Things”: T-Systems on the future of ICT</li> <li>“Next Big Things”: T-Systems on the future of ICT</li> <li>“Next Big Things”: T-Systems on the future of ICT</li> <li>“Next Big Things”: T-Systems on the future of ICT</li> <li>“Next Big Things”: T-Systems on the future of ICT</li> <li>“Next Big Things”: T-Systems on the future of ICT</li> <li>“Next Big Things”: T-Systems on the future of ICT</li> <li>“Next Big Things”: T-Systems on the future of ICT</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

More than 600 students attended the Trends & Opportunities in vCloud, App Agile and Open Telekom Cloud industry talk by T-Systems on 14 September 2017 at Limkokwing University in Cyberjaya.

T-Systems is one of the world’s leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The company has over 1,000 staff in Cyberjaya, Malaysia which serves as the operational hub for T-Systems in the Asia Pacific Region.

The company provides services that include secure operating systems and classic ICT services, transforming business models to cloud-based services and innovation projects such as data analytics, the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and Industrial Internet.


Students from the Faculty of Information & Communication Technology as well as Faculty of Business Management & Globalization gained better insights into the global ICT industry during the talks given by three T-Systems industry professionals.

Presenting were Head of Technical Expert Centre, Vijay Chouhan, ITO Product Manager, Hung Yee Chan, and Vice President GCU Americas & APAC IT Division, Global IT Operations (ITO), Andreas Truls.

Palestinian student Ahmed Mohamed Arafat who is studying PhD in Management found the talk beneficial as it enabled students to learn how the market works.

“It helps us to know what to study and focus to prepare us for our career,” he said. “This helps us to know what kind of work will be involved in our career.”

 


During the seminar, students learned about various topics including cloud systems and its services, diving into the subjects deeper than they do during classes.

“We tried to provide students with a bit of insights on what we are doing,” said Andreas after concluding the talk.

He explained that there are several “Next Big Things” in the ICT industry which students need to be prepared for.

“We used to talk about connected cars, but now we are talking about connected devices,” he explained. “Public cloud is a sure trend that could see a lot of application with industry specific cloud in the future.”

 


Limkokwing University is a multicultural learning institution that provides students with industry exposure. Students gain industry insights and professional networking opportunities giving them the extra edge needed to succeed in a globalised environment.

 

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Venezuela’s Cultural Highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/venezuelas_cultural_highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Venezuela_Cultural_Highlights_Main_Pic_small.jpg 29 September 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Venezuela_Cultural_Highlights_Main_Pic_small.jpg" > <p>Venezuela’s culture is deeply influenced by the Caribbean environment. It can be recognised in the country’s buildings, landscapes, art, monuments and history. Venezuela has been shaped by Spanish, African as well as numerous indigenous traditions, making it diverse and complex.</p> <p><strong>Mixed Ancestry</strong></p> <p>Due to centuries of migration and mixed marriage, Venezuelans are a multiracial society with lineages stemming from various parts of the world.</p> <p>The ancestry of modern Venezuelans includes Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, and African as well as indigenous people. The term Mestizo is a description of Venezuelans with European, Amerindian and African ancestry who are currently the majority of the population at 51.6%. White Venezuelans are citizens with predominantly European ancestry which forms the second largest ethnic group at 43.6% of the population. Afro-Venezuelans consist of citizens with African heritage that comprised of approximately 3.5% of the population, while Native Americans comprised of 2.5%, and other groups consist of 1.2%.</p> <p><strong>Hospitability</strong></p> <p>Venezuelans pride themselves in their country and heritage as well as their ability to provide hospitality. As hosts, they often go out of their way to make their guests feel welcome and comfortable.</p> <p><strong>Close-Knit Communities</strong></p> <p>Family is important for Venezuelan social structure and is the basis for stability. The average Venezuelan relies on social network and assistance from their extended family related to finance, work and emotional support.</p> <p>Extended family members tend to live within close proximity of each other. It is common for people in villages or people living on the same block to be related to one another.</p> <p><strong>Formalities First</strong></p> <p>Venezuelans tend to prefer formalities and appreciate correct postures as well as good manners. Address a person by their academic or professional title when meeting for the first time.</p> <p>A firm handshake with direct eye contact upon greeting another person will also create a positive first impression.</p> <p><strong>Dress to Impress</strong></p> <p>Men are recommended to wear dark coloured suits with shirt and conservative ties while women are encouraged to wear stylish dresses and matching shoes.</p> <p>The best advice is to remember to put on your best clothes. Elegant accessories can play a major role in conducting a business deal and fostering good relationships.</p> <p>This article is part of a series highlighting the unique cultures featured in the recently concluded Limkokwing International Cultural Festival 2017.</p> <ul> <li>Venezuela’s Cultural Highlights</li> <li>Venezuela’s Cultural Highlights</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Venezuela’s culture is deeply influenced by the Caribbean environment. It can be recognised in the country’s buildings, landscapes, art, monuments and history. Venezuela has been shaped by Spanish, African as well as numerous indigenous traditions, making it diverse and complex.

Mixed Ancestry

Due to centuries of migration and mixed marriage, Venezuelans are a multiracial society with lineages stemming from various parts of the world.

The ancestry of modern Venezuelans includes Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, and African as well as indigenous people. The term Mestizo is a description of Venezuelans with European, Amerindian and African ancestry who are currently the majority of the population at 51.6%. White Venezuelans are citizens with predominantly European ancestry which forms the second largest ethnic group at 43.6% of the population. Afro-Venezuelans consist of citizens with African heritage that comprised of approximately 3.5% of the population, while Native Americans comprised of 2.5%, and other groups consist of 1.2%.

Hospitability

Venezuelans pride themselves in their country and heritage as well as their ability to provide hospitality. As hosts, they often go out of their way to make their guests feel welcome and comfortable.

Close-Knit Communities

Family is important for Venezuelan social structure and is the basis for stability. The average Venezuelan relies on social network and assistance from their extended family related to finance, work and emotional support.

Extended family members tend to live within close proximity of each other. It is common for people in villages or people living on the same block to be related to one another.

Formalities First

Venezuelans tend to prefer formalities and appreciate correct postures as well as good manners. Address a person by their academic or professional title when meeting for the first time.

A firm handshake with direct eye contact upon greeting another person will also create a positive first impression.

Dress to Impress

Men are recommended to wear dark coloured suits with shirt and conservative ties while women are encouraged to wear stylish dresses and matching shoes.

The best advice is to remember to put on your best clothes. Elegant accessories can play a major role in conducting a business deal and fostering good relationships.

This article is part of a series highlighting the unique cultures featured in the recently concluded Limkokwing International Cultural Festival 2017.

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An artistic journey towards the Digital Age with Oscar Olivares https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/an_artistic_journey_towards_the_digital_age_with_oscar_olivares https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Oscar10_SMALL.jpg 28 September 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Oscar10_SMALL.jpg" > <p>Famed Venezuelan Cartoonist and Visual Artist Oscar Olivares came to Limkokwing University to give students an industry talk and conduct a workshop on mixed media digital painting on 12 September 2017.</p> <p>Themed ‘Awaken the Hero Within’, the programme was aimed at developing students’ technical and artistic talents in mixed media digital painting. It also exposed them to Venezuelan art and provided an opportunity for students to craft their own paintings.</p> <p>Oscar Olivares mentioned that coming to showcase and hold his workshop in Limkokwing University was amazing, because he had an audience from various parts of the world.</p> <p>“It has been amazing to see many cultures in one University. To express my ideas at the workshop to so many people from around the world has been interesting. To see how advanced the technology is here as well as how encouraged the students feel to innovate and create for their future to be successful was surely inspiring,” he said.</p> <p>He declared that the work he had seen from students during the workshop was up to par with industry standards and was of high quality.</p> <p>“From the artworks I’ve seen in this workshop, Limkokwing University students are ready for the industry. I saw many interesting artworks today, and students fully understood the ten different styles that I taught them.”</p> <p>At the end of the workshop, students from across faculties excitedly shared that the workshop taught them a new set of skills. For Abdullah Ahmed Mohammed Al Haddad who studies Bachelor of Business in Information Technology, the workshop was yet another incredible opportunity to discover his talents.</p> <p>“I’m an information technology student, so for me to attend an art workshop and industry talk helped to explore my hidden talents, apart from the field that I’m in.”</p> <p>Giving advice to students who aspire to excel in the illustration industry Oscar Olivares said, “I always tell students not to settle and always look forward to doing something greater. In this industry, you must always make something new and different. In 10 years, Photoshop and other forms of software are going to be different, so it is important to always evolve as a person and advance your skills with each development.”</p> <p>Limkokwing University cultivates the breadth of students’ skills through its hands-on approach to learning. Throughout the studies, students engage in workshops and competitions as well as industry talks by professionals, which prepare them for the real world before they graduate.</p> <ul> <li>An artistic journey towards the Digital Age with Oscar Olivares</li> <li>An artistic journey towards the Digital Age with Oscar Olivares</li> <li>An artistic journey towards the Digital Age with Oscar Olivares</li> <li>An artistic journey towards the Digital Age with Oscar Olivares</li> <li>An artistic journey towards the Digital Age with Oscar Olivares</li> <li>An artistic journey towards the Digital Age with Oscar Olivares</li> <li>An artistic journey towards the Digital Age with Oscar Olivares</li> <li>An artistic journey towards the Digital Age with Oscar Olivares</li> <li>An artistic journey towards the Digital Age with Oscar Olivares</li> <li>An artistic journey towards the Digital Age with Oscar Olivares</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Famed Venezuelan Cartoonist and Visual Artist Oscar Olivares came to Limkokwing University to give students an industry talk and conduct a workshop on mixed media digital painting on 12 September 2017.

Themed ‘Awaken the Hero Within’, the programme was aimed at developing students’ technical and artistic talents in mixed media digital painting. It also exposed them to Venezuelan art and provided an opportunity for students to craft their own paintings.

Oscar Olivares mentioned that coming to showcase and hold his workshop in Limkokwing University was amazing, because he had an audience from various parts of the world.

“It has been amazing to see many cultures in one University. To express my ideas at the workshop to so many people from around the world has been interesting. To see how advanced the technology is here as well as how encouraged the students feel to innovate and create for their future to be successful was surely inspiring,” he said.

He declared that the work he had seen from students during the workshop was up to par with industry standards and was of high quality.

“From the artworks I’ve seen in this workshop, Limkokwing University students are ready for the industry. I saw many interesting artworks today, and students fully understood the ten different styles that I taught them.”

At the end of the workshop, students from across faculties excitedly shared that the workshop taught them a new set of skills. For Abdullah Ahmed Mohammed Al Haddad who studies Bachelor of Business in Information Technology, the workshop was yet another incredible opportunity to discover his talents.

“I’m an information technology student, so for me to attend an art workshop and industry talk helped to explore my hidden talents, apart from the field that I’m in.”

Giving advice to students who aspire to excel in the illustration industry Oscar Olivares said, “I always tell students not to settle and always look forward to doing something greater. In this industry, you must always make something new and different. In 10 years, Photoshop and other forms of software are going to be different, so it is important to always evolve as a person and advance your skills with each development.”

Limkokwing University cultivates the breadth of students’ skills through its hands-on approach to learning. Throughout the studies, students engage in workshops and competitions as well as industry talks by professionals, which prepare them for the real world before they graduate.

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Awakening the Hero Within by Oscar Olivares https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/awakening_the_hero_within_by_oscar_olivares https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/OSACARMAINPROFILE_SMALL.jpg 27 September 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/OSACARMAINPROFILE_SMALL.jpg" > <p>Cartoonist and Visual Artist Oscar Olivares conducted a mixed media digital painting workshop on 12 September 2017.</p> <p>The 21-year-old was born in Caracas, Venezuela. His work has been exhibited in most of Venezuela and cities such as Miami, Bogotá, Houston, Panama, Denver, Madrid, Pescara, Santo Domingo, New York, and recently in Kuala Lumpur. There is work with his signature in at least 22 countries.</p> <p>His art revolves around three categories, namely illustrations with the Venezuelan Flag – a series of more than 70 illustrations painted using Venezuelan flag colours, landscapes – illustrations showing doors to the other side of the world, and comics.</p> <p>Oscar discovered his passion for art at the age of 14. He mentioned that his passion for arts was inspired by an idea of expressing his feelings in a different way other than figure of speech.</p> <p>“In art and illustrations, I can express what I feel without using any words. This workshop found success in Malaysia, because you don’t need to speak Spanish or be in Venezuela to understand what is expressed in my illustrations.”</p> <p>In February 2015, he held his first individual exhibition with 17 works titled ‘The Dawn of the Hope’, and the same year in June he was awarded the Attitude Award by Carlos Saul Rodríguez.</p> <p>In August 2015, he won first place in the Ibero-American Awards for Online Entrepreneurship 2015. Oscar dived into lecturing in 2016 due to constant requests from colleges, universities and companies to have a testimony of entrepreneurship in the current Venezuela.</p> <p>He was the youngest artist to exhibit at the Art Expo New York 2017. The art expo has been the largest exhibition of fine arts throughout the world for over 39 years.</p> <p>Giving a synopsis of opportunities in the illustration industry Oscar Olivares said, “The illustration industry is very interesting, because it lets us have the opportunity in our hands. They are not embedded in companies or countries, the opportunities are in their talent, intelligence, and in the way they use paintings to create the world that they want.”</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Cartoonist and Visual Artist Oscar Olivares conducted a mixed media digital painting workshop on 12 September 2017.

The 21-year-old was born in Caracas, Venezuela. His work has been exhibited in most of Venezuela and cities such as Miami, Bogotá, Houston, Panama, Denver, Madrid, Pescara, Santo Domingo, New York, and recently in Kuala Lumpur. There is work with his signature in at least 22 countries.

His art revolves around three categories, namely illustrations with the Venezuelan Flag – a series of more than 70 illustrations painted using Venezuelan flag colours, landscapes – illustrations showing doors to the other side of the world, and comics.

Oscar discovered his passion for art at the age of 14. He mentioned that his passion for arts was inspired by an idea of expressing his feelings in a different way other than figure of speech.

“In art and illustrations, I can express what I feel without using any words. This workshop found success in Malaysia, because you don’t need to speak Spanish or be in Venezuela to understand what is expressed in my illustrations.”

In February 2015, he held his first individual exhibition with 17 works titled ‘The Dawn of the Hope’, and the same year in June he was awarded the Attitude Award by Carlos Saul Rodríguez.

In August 2015, he won first place in the Ibero-American Awards for Online Entrepreneurship 2015. Oscar dived into lecturing in 2016 due to constant requests from colleges, universities and companies to have a testimony of entrepreneurship in the current Venezuela.

He was the youngest artist to exhibit at the Art Expo New York 2017. The art expo has been the largest exhibition of fine arts throughout the world for over 39 years.

Giving a synopsis of opportunities in the illustration industry Oscar Olivares said, “The illustration industry is very interesting, because it lets us have the opportunity in our hands. They are not embedded in companies or countries, the opportunities are in their talent, intelligence, and in the way they use paintings to create the world that they want.”

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Mauritius’ Cultural Highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/mauritius_cultural_highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Mauritius_ch_small.jpg 24 September 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Mauritius_ch_small.jpg" > <p>Mauritius has a diverse and rich culture that distinguishes it from other islands. The island is made up of different customs and traditions of those who, during the last 400 years, have settled on its shores.</p> <p><strong>People of Mauritius</strong></p> <p>Mauritians are multiethnic, multireligious and multicultural due to African, Dutch, European and Chinese influences. The country has a population of about 1.3 million people which is divided into four main ethnic groups, namely Indo-Mauritian, Creole, Sino-Mauritian and Franco-Mauritian.</p> <p>English is the official language of Mauritius. Creole is spoken by 86.5% of the population, Bhojpuri by 5.3%, French 4.1%, and other 3.6%.</p> <p>Hinduism is the main religion in Mauritius and it is practiced by 48.5% people followed by Christianity at 31.7%, Islam 17.3%, and Buddhism 0.43%.</p> <p><strong>Cuisine</strong></p> <p>The ethnic diversity of Mauritius is reflected in its cuisine. With its variety of flavours the food mirrors influences from France, Africa, Mughlai, India and China. </p> <p>Local spices constitute a major part of Mauritian cuisine. The most basic and common ingredients used in Mauritian recipes are tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic and chilies, curries and rougailles. Dishes are usually served with rice, lentils and beans which are included in everyday meals.</p> <p>As Mauritius is surrounded by the sea, seafood dishes are typical to the country’s cuisine. Dholl Puri (stuffed flatbread) and Roti are dishes mainly found in city centres and offered by many street stalls.</p> <p><strong>Literature</strong></p> <p>Even though Creole is the majority language in Mauritius, the country’s literature is written in French. Some authors write in English, Bhojpuri and Hindi.</p> <p>Important authors include Malcolm de Chazal, Ananda Devi, Raymond Chasle, Loys Masson, Marcel Cabon, and Edouard Maunick. Khal Torabully – a poet and critic, is famous for his “coolitude” concept stemming from the blend of Indian and Mauritian cultural diversity.</p> <p>The island plays host to the prestigious Le Prince Maurice Prize, a literary award celebrating and recognising &#8216;writers of the heart&#8217;. In keeping with the island&#8217;s literary culture the prize alternates on a yearly basis between English-speaking and French-speaking writers. </p> <p><strong>Economy <br /> </strong><br /> Mauritius’ economic transformation from a low-income, agriculturally based economy to a diversified, upper middle-income economy with growing industrial, financial, and tourist sectors started after it gained independence in 1968.</p> <p>Sugarcane is grown on about 90% of the cultivated land area and accounts for 15% of Mauritius’ export earnings. Even though the economy relies on sugar, tourism, textiles and apparel as well as financial services, it is diversifying into fishing sector, information and communications technology, hospitality and property development. The government&#8217;s development strategy centres on creating vertical and horizontal clusters of development across all sectors, according to The World Factbook.</p> <p>This article is part of a series highlighting the unique cultures featured in the recently concluded Limkokwing International Cultural Festival 2017.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Mauritius has a diverse and rich culture that distinguishes it from other islands. The island is made up of different customs and traditions of those who, during the last 400 years, have settled on its shores.

People of Mauritius

Mauritians are multiethnic, multireligious and multicultural due to African, Dutch, European and Chinese influences. The country has a population of about 1.3 million people which is divided into four main ethnic groups, namely Indo-Mauritian, Creole, Sino-Mauritian and Franco-Mauritian.

English is the official language of Mauritius. Creole is spoken by 86.5% of the population, Bhojpuri by 5.3%, French 4.1%, and other 3.6%.

Hinduism is the main religion in Mauritius and it is practiced by 48.5% people followed by Christianity at 31.7%, Islam 17.3%, and Buddhism 0.43%.

Cuisine

The ethnic diversity of Mauritius is reflected in its cuisine. With its variety of flavours the food mirrors influences from France, Africa, Mughlai, India and China.

Local spices constitute a major part of Mauritian cuisine. The most basic and common ingredients used in Mauritian recipes are tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic and chilies, curries and rougailles. Dishes are usually served with rice, lentils and beans which are included in everyday meals.

As Mauritius is surrounded by the sea, seafood dishes are typical to the country’s cuisine. Dholl Puri (stuffed flatbread) and Roti are dishes mainly found in city centres and offered by many street stalls.

Literature

Even though Creole is the majority language in Mauritius, the country’s literature is written in French. Some authors write in English, Bhojpuri and Hindi.

Important authors include Malcolm de Chazal, Ananda Devi, Raymond Chasle, Loys Masson, Marcel Cabon, and Edouard Maunick. Khal Torabully – a poet and critic, is famous for his “coolitude” concept stemming from the blend of Indian and Mauritian cultural diversity.

The island plays host to the prestigious Le Prince Maurice Prize, a literary award celebrating and recognising ‘writers of the heart’. In keeping with the island’s literary culture the prize alternates on a yearly basis between English-speaking and French-speaking writers.

Economy

Mauritius’ economic transformation from a low-income, agriculturally based economy to a diversified, upper middle-income economy with growing industrial, financial, and tourist sectors started after it gained independence in 1968.

Sugarcane is grown on about 90% of the cultivated land area and accounts for 15% of Mauritius’ export earnings. Even though the economy relies on sugar, tourism, textiles and apparel as well as financial services, it is diversifying into fishing sector, information and communications technology, hospitality and property development. The government’s development strategy centres on creating vertical and horizontal clusters of development across all sectors, according to The World Factbook.

This article is part of a series highlighting the unique cultures featured in the recently concluded Limkokwing International Cultural Festival 2017.

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Thirai Inspiration by Huumessh Gunaseelan https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/thirai_inspiration_huumessh_gunaseelan https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Huumessh_Gunaseelan,_Award_Winner_2017_small.jpg 23 September 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Huumessh_Gunaseelan,_Award_Winner_2017_small.jpg" > <p>Inspiring others has enabled Huumessh Gunaseelan to become the 1st Runner-Up in the Independent Tamil Short Film Category during the AGNI Showdown 2016 Short Film and Music Video Contest.</p> <p><strong>Thirai</strong></p> <p>His short film called ‘Thirai’ depicted the struggle of an aspiring filmmaker who wanted to pursue his ambition. </p> <p>The film focuses on a young adult who wanted to study filmmaking, but was unable to. He then pursued a different field of study because of family and financial issues. The short film shows what happens when he comes back from his studies, and what he tells his father about pursuing his dream.</p> <p><strong>Facing the Challenges</strong></p> <p>For Huumessh, who was used to making 10-15 minute short films, creating a 5-minute short film was a new challenge.&nbsp; </p> <p>It took him two days to write the script, which he then discussed with his friends and family members. </p> <p>The next challenge was to lead a team of ten members. </p> <p>“We were supportive as a team and everyone treated it as though it was their own movie.” </p> <p>“Everyone was passionate about their roles,” he said. “It was all about our mindset and attitude.”</p> <p>More importantly, this experience taught Huumessh the importance of leadership.</p> <p>“I have worked at a shooting scene by taking orders from the choreographer or directors, but to take the lead to say ‘action’ is different,” he said. </p> <p>The final challenge was the team’s tight budget which meant that they had to finish the project within a day. </p> <p><strong>Response from the Competition</strong></p> <p>According to Huumessh, when his film was screened in front of a live audience, it received applause before it ended. </p> <p>About a week after the competition’s finals, they announced that Thirai was among the top five.</p> <p>“Once I was done with the AGNI Showdown, the organisers said to me that my film was really good and advised me to send it to more festivals instead of online competitions.”</p> <p>Huumessh then sent it to various competitions and received a call from the South Indian International Short Film Awards (SIISFA).</p> <p>It was then that he realised he had received global recognition because of AGNI and his short film Thirai.</p> <p>“I was told that my short film was selected among the top 10 films in Malaysia to represent Malaysia in the SIISFA competition, which will have more than 40 short films from across India, Sri Lanka and Singapore competing in Bangalore.”</p> <p>He has also been receiving calls from other production houses about directing other films after his short film was recognised.</p> <p><strong>Teamwork with Open Mind</strong></p> <p>Huumessh credited the success of Thirai to his teammates and the University’s professional educators for encouraging him to pursue his ambition.</p> <p>“The biggest reason for the success of Thirai is that I believe that it is not a one-man show,” he said while explaining the importance of working together to create a film.</p> <p>He also explained that it was the people around him who were his biggest advantage during the competition.</p> <p>Huumessh also mentioned that Limkokwing University had provided him with a different understanding of the world as it enabled him to mix with students of various mindsets.</p> <p>Through the University’s network of students, he also gained a more clear and sensible knowledge of the media.</p> <p>“Once I got into Limkokwing University, I made friends with a lot of experienced people in filmmaking course,” he said. “That was what instigated me to develop my own film.”</p> <p><strong>Ideal Ideas</strong></p> <p>“I don’t think that only theoretical knowledge alone will help me,” he said while emphasising the importance of gaining experience as well.</p> <p>For him, Limkokwing University was an ideal place to study and renew his tertiary education in the media industry.</p> <p>Huumessh explained that while he studied in his previous university, most of his friends were Chinese and Indian. But once he enrolled in Limkokwing University, he began to develop friendships with foreign students of other nationalities.</p> <p>He also added that mixing with people from various nationalities enabled him to enhance his knowledge not only in filmmaking, but life in general.</p> <p>“I tend to think more openly now and think without barriers or restrictions,” he said.</p> <p><strong>Advice to Students</strong></p> <p>Huumessh’s personal advice is to not only focus on theoretical studies as practical knowledge is important as well.</p> <p>“Once you feel you are ready, come up with your own creation,” he said “You will also know what you can do.”</p> <p>According to him, students should get a hold on with their seniors and communicate with them to get as much experience as they can.</p> <p>“Because of that, I got to know many things about the media which I never got to know before.”</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Inspiring others has enabled Huumessh Gunaseelan to become the 1st Runner-Up in the Independent Tamil Short Film Category during the AGNI Showdown 2016 Short Film and Music Video Contest.

Thirai

His short film called ‘Thirai’ depicted the struggle of an aspiring filmmaker who wanted to pursue his ambition.

The film focuses on a young adult who wanted to study filmmaking, but was unable to. He then pursued a different field of study because of family and financial issues. The short film shows what happens when he comes back from his studies, and what he tells his father about pursuing his dream.

Facing the Challenges

For Huumessh, who was used to making 10-15 minute short films, creating a 5-minute short film was a new challenge. 

It took him two days to write the script, which he then discussed with his friends and family members.

The next challenge was to lead a team of ten members.

“We were supportive as a team and everyone treated it as though it was their own movie.”

“Everyone was passionate about their roles,” he said. “It was all about our mindset and attitude.”

More importantly, this experience taught Huumessh the importance of leadership.

“I have worked at a shooting scene by taking orders from the choreographer or directors, but to take the lead to say ‘action’ is different,” he said.

The final challenge was the team’s tight budget which meant that they had to finish the project within a day.

Response from the Competition

According to Huumessh, when his film was screened in front of a live audience, it received applause before it ended.

About a week after the competition’s finals, they announced that Thirai was among the top five.

“Once I was done with the AGNI Showdown, the organisers said to me that my film was really good and advised me to send it to more festivals instead of online competitions.”

Huumessh then sent it to various competitions and received a call from the South Indian International Short Film Awards (SIISFA).

It was then that he realised he had received global recognition because of AGNI and his short film Thirai.

“I was told that my short film was selected among the top 10 films in Malaysia to represent Malaysia in the SIISFA competition, which will have more than 40 short films from across India, Sri Lanka and Singapore competing in Bangalore.”

He has also been receiving calls from other production houses about directing other films after his short film was recognised.

Teamwork with Open Mind

Huumessh credited the success of Thirai to his teammates and the University’s professional educators for encouraging him to pursue his ambition.

“The biggest reason for the success of Thirai is that I believe that it is not a one-man show,” he said while explaining the importance of working together to create a film.

He also explained that it was the people around him who were his biggest advantage during the competition.

Huumessh also mentioned that Limkokwing University had provided him with a different understanding of the world as it enabled him to mix with students of various mindsets.

Through the University’s network of students, he also gained a more clear and sensible knowledge of the media.

“Once I got into Limkokwing University, I made friends with a lot of experienced people in filmmaking course,” he said. “That was what instigated me to develop my own film.”

Ideal Ideas

“I don’t think that only theoretical knowledge alone will help me,” he said while emphasising the importance of gaining experience as well.

For him, Limkokwing University was an ideal place to study and renew his tertiary education in the media industry.

Huumessh explained that while he studied in his previous university, most of his friends were Chinese and Indian. But once he enrolled in Limkokwing University, he began to develop friendships with foreign students of other nationalities.

He also added that mixing with people from various nationalities enabled him to enhance his knowledge not only in filmmaking, but life in general.

“I tend to think more openly now and think without barriers or restrictions,” he said.

Advice to Students

Huumessh’s personal advice is to not only focus on theoretical studies as practical knowledge is important as well.

“Once you feel you are ready, come up with your own creation,” he said “You will also know what you can do.”

According to him, students should get a hold on with their seniors and communicate with them to get as much experience as they can.

“Because of that, I got to know many things about the media which I never got to know before.”

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Students win prizes for Lafarge’s Happiness in the City truck design contest https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/students_win_prizes_for_lafarges_happiness_in_the_city_truck_design_contest https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/LAFARGE_Small.jpg 21 September 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/LAFARGE_Small.jpg" > <p>Students from the Faculty of Design and Innovation secured third prize at Lafarge’s Happiness in the City truck design competition on 20 August 2017.</p> <p>The competition was held in conjunction with the Happiness City campaign where EdgeProperty.com conducted a survey to engage urban residents by gathering their views on the ideal future city and how to improve city living in Klang Valley, Penang and Johor Bahru.</p> <p>Students from 16 universities submitted a total of 42 designs which were judged for their creativity, relevance to the “Happiness in the City” theme and the best use of colour.</p> <p>Ellysha Syazana studying Bachelor of Design (Hons) in Professional Design (Visual Communication) said being one of the top three of the Lafarge competition was exhilarating because it was her first time winning since joining Limkokwing University.</p> <p>“I appreciate the way we are taught here in Limkokwing because as a student you get challenged to think outside of the box. I’m from a science background, so for me to be able to participate in design competitions goes on to show how successfully this University moulded me to come out of my shell,” Ellysha concluded.</p> <p>For Muhammad Firdhaus, also studying Professional Design, being on the top three of this competition is a testament to how the University hones its students to be hands-on. “I’m really happy and hopeful to join many more competitions during the course of my studies here.”</p> <p>Limkokwing University’s creative approach to education exposes students to industry practices through workshops, competitions, events and industry talks.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Students from the Faculty of Design and Innovation secured third prize at Lafarge’s Happiness in the City truck design competition on 20 August 2017.

The competition was held in conjunction with the Happiness City campaign where EdgeProperty.com conducted a survey to engage urban residents by gathering their views on the ideal future city and how to improve city living in Klang Valley, Penang and Johor Bahru.

Students from 16 universities submitted a total of 42 designs which were judged for their creativity, relevance to the “Happiness in the City” theme and the best use of colour.

Ellysha Syazana studying Bachelor of Design (Hons) in Professional Design (Visual Communication) said being one of the top three of the Lafarge competition was exhilarating because it was her first time winning since joining Limkokwing University.

“I appreciate the way we are taught here in Limkokwing because as a student you get challenged to think outside of the box. I’m from a science background, so for me to be able to participate in design competitions goes on to show how successfully this University moulded me to come out of my shell,” Ellysha concluded.

For Muhammad Firdhaus, also studying Professional Design, being on the top three of this competition is a testament to how the University hones its students to be hands-on. “I’m really happy and hopeful to join many more competitions during the course of my studies here.”

Limkokwing University’s creative approach to education exposes students to industry practices through workshops, competitions, events and industry talks.

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Tajikistan’s Cultural Highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/tajikistans_cultural_highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Tajikistan_CH_2017.jpg 18 September 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Tajikistan_CH_2017.jpg" > <p>The culture of Tajikistan has evolved over thousands of years and can be divided into two main areas, namely Metropolitan and Highland (Kuhiston). The country’s people are distinguished by region, with city and urban populations preferring westernised fashion while villagers prefer more traditional attire.</p> <p><strong>People’s Pride</strong> </p> <p>Tajiks tend to be honest about their relationships and usually do not hide issues. They are also proud to share with others about their life and country’s culture.</p> <p>Since achieving independence in 1991 from the Soviet Union, Tajikistan has successfully fostered its national identity.</p> <p><strong>National Identity</strong></p> <p>According to the CIA World Factbook, ethnic groups in Tajikistan consist of 84.3% Tajiks, 13.8% Uzbeks and another 2% consist of Kyrgyz, Russian, Turkmen, Tartar and Arab.</p> <p>The country is predominantly Islamic with 85% Sunni Muslims and 5% Shia Muslims while the remaining 10% consist of various other religions.</p> <p><strong>Big Family</strong></p> <p>A Tajik family kinship extends beyond the immediate families and includes the grandchildren of great-uncles. Family leaders are often the oldest and the wisest members of the community.</p> <p>These close ties help support the community. Most members live within close proximity to each other and many household items are shared within the community.</p> <p><strong>Etiquette </strong></p> <p>Humility and hospitality are an essential part of Tajik culture. Elderly family members are given respect. When greeting another, a demonstration of good manners and respect is done by placing the left hand over the heart with a slight bow.</p> <p>At a large social gathering, men and women are separated. Moreover, a man must never enter a home where there are only women, and a girl must never be left alone with a boy.</p> <p><strong>Remember Manners</strong></p> <p>Never use your left hand to exchange gifts, money, food or greetings. It is best not to reject food offered by a host as it would be seen as being rude. One should eat a little bit as a sign of respect.</p> <p>When sitting, avoid showing the soles of your feet towards a person opposite you. If you stepped on someone’s toes, it is best to apologise.</p> <p>This article is part of a series highlighting the unique cultures featured in the recently concluded Limkokwing International Cultural Festival 2017.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

The culture of Tajikistan has evolved over thousands of years and can be divided into two main areas, namely Metropolitan and Highland (Kuhiston). The country’s people are distinguished by region, with city and urban populations preferring westernised fashion while villagers prefer more traditional attire.

People’s Pride

Tajiks tend to be honest about their relationships and usually do not hide issues. They are also proud to share with others about their life and country’s culture.

Since achieving independence in 1991 from the Soviet Union, Tajikistan has successfully fostered its national identity.

National Identity

According to the CIA World Factbook, ethnic groups in Tajikistan consist of 84.3% Tajiks, 13.8% Uzbeks and another 2% consist of Kyrgyz, Russian, Turkmen, Tartar and Arab.

The country is predominantly Islamic with 85% Sunni Muslims and 5% Shia Muslims while the remaining 10% consist of various other religions.

Big Family

A Tajik family kinship extends beyond the immediate families and includes the grandchildren of great-uncles. Family leaders are often the oldest and the wisest members of the community.

These close ties help support the community. Most members live within close proximity to each other and many household items are shared within the community.

Etiquette

Humility and hospitality are an essential part of Tajik culture. Elderly family members are given respect. When greeting another, a demonstration of good manners and respect is done by placing the left hand over the heart with a slight bow.

At a large social gathering, men and women are separated. Moreover, a man must never enter a home where there are only women, and a girl must never be left alone with a boy.

Remember Manners

Never use your left hand to exchange gifts, money, food or greetings. It is best not to reject food offered by a host as it would be seen as being rude. One should eat a little bit as a sign of respect.

When sitting, avoid showing the soles of your feet towards a person opposite you. If you stepped on someone’s toes, it is best to apologise.

This article is part of a series highlighting the unique cultures featured in the recently concluded Limkokwing International Cultural Festival 2017.

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Comoros’ Cultural Highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/comoros_cultural_highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/COMOROS_SMALL.jpg 16 September 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/COMOROS_SMALL.jpg" > <p>Comoros is an archipelago of islands located in the east coast of Africa. Inhabitants of Comoros come from famous stock of Arab traders, Persians, Africans and Portuguese making its culture as rich and attractive as its nature.</p> <p>Being strategically located in the Mozambique Channel by the Indian Ocean, Comoros has played a central role in commerce among African, European and the Arab worlds.<br /> <strong><br /> Society, Beliefs and Language</strong></p> <p>Comoros’ population of 794,678 people is made up of five ethnic groups – the Antalote, Cafre, Makoa, Oimatsaha and the Sakalava. In the islands, Arab and Persian influences are the most evident, and about 98% of Comorians are Sunni Muslims. Other religious groups such as Shia Muslims, Roman Catholics, Jehovah&#8217;s Witnesses, and Protestants constitute 2% of the population.</p> <p>Diversity is also apparent in many prevalent languages used in Comoros including French, Comorian, Arabic, and Swahili. All Comorians receive a Koranic education and learn to write their language in Arabic characters. Formal education is given in French.</p> <p><strong>Fashion, Cuisine and Music</strong></p> <p>Comorian women wear lively coloured long dresses and skirts called Shiromeni. Another traditional way of dressing up for Comorian women is the use of sandalwood and coral paste as a beauty mask on their faces.</p> <p>Men wear colourful long skirts, a long white shirt and Koffia – a skull cap that has a high value among the people of the Comoros.</p> <p>Comoros is historically linked to East Africa and France, therefore Zanzibar’s taarab music remains the most influential genre on the islands. Traditional Comorian music makes use of instruments such as the oud, the violin and the msondo.<br /> <strong><br /> Economy</strong></p> <p>According to the World Factbook, agriculture accounts for 50% of Comoros’ GDP and employs 80% of the labour force. It also provides most of the exports. Export income is heavily reliant on the three main crops of vanilla, cloves, and ylang ylang (perfume essence).</p> <p>Comoros’s new government looks to provide basic services, upgrade education and technical training, privatise commercial and industrial enterprises, improve health services, diversify exports, promote tourism, and reduce the high population growth rate.</p> <p>This article is part of a series highlighting the unique cultures featured in the recently concluded Limkokwing International Cultural Festival 2017.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Comoros is an archipelago of islands located in the east coast of Africa. Inhabitants of Comoros come from famous stock of Arab traders, Persians, Africans and Portuguese making its culture as rich and attractive as its nature.

Being strategically located in the Mozambique Channel by the Indian Ocean, Comoros has played a central role in commerce among African, European and the Arab worlds.

Society, Beliefs and Language

Comoros’ population of 794,678 people is made up of five ethnic groups – the Antalote, Cafre, Makoa, Oimatsaha and the Sakalava. In the islands, Arab and Persian influences are the most evident, and about 98% of Comorians are Sunni Muslims. Other religious groups such as Shia Muslims, Roman Catholics, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Protestants constitute 2% of the population.

Diversity is also apparent in many prevalent languages used in Comoros including French, Comorian, Arabic, and Swahili. All Comorians receive a Koranic education and learn to write their language in Arabic characters. Formal education is given in French.

Fashion, Cuisine and Music

Comorian women wear lively coloured long dresses and skirts called Shiromeni. Another traditional way of dressing up for Comorian women is the use of sandalwood and coral paste as a beauty mask on their faces.

Men wear colourful long skirts, a long white shirt and Koffia – a skull cap that has a high value among the people of the Comoros.

Comoros is historically linked to East Africa and France, therefore Zanzibar’s taarab music remains the most influential genre on the islands. Traditional Comorian music makes use of instruments such as the oud, the violin and the msondo.

Economy

According to the World Factbook, agriculture accounts for 50% of Comoros’ GDP and employs 80% of the labour force. It also provides most of the exports. Export income is heavily reliant on the three main crops of vanilla, cloves, and ylang ylang (perfume essence).

Comoros’s new government looks to provide basic services, upgrade education and technical training, privatise commercial and industrial enterprises, improve health services, diversify exports, promote tourism, and reduce the high population growth rate.

This article is part of a series highlighting the unique cultures featured in the recently concluded Limkokwing International Cultural Festival 2017.

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Bobur Umurzakov https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/community/alumni/bobur_umurzakov Bobur Umurzakov 15 September 2017 <p>The talented Bobur Umurzakov is an in-house and freelance graphic designer for a video production company called Snappuchino, based in Philadelphia.</p> <p>Originally from Tashkent in Uzbekistan, Bobur discovered his passion for design when he was still in high school through a guest lecturer. “In 2010, my high school brought in a young and bright creative lecturer to teach us Adobe Photoshop and essentials of digital imaging as an extra curriculum. That class sparked my interest for digital art, and later for graphic design.”</p> <p>On the daily, most of his projects revolve around coming up with creative graphic design solutions for the company’s videos as well as creating content for online mediums and social media channels.</p> <blockquote class="left"><p>“As a freelancer, I work with private and corporate clients to get more all-round experience. Most of the time such projects are short-term, however, occasionally I may get a contract gig several weeks long. I also work for clients online on different marketplace websites.”</p> </blockquote> <p>His biggest achievement so far has been working with NBS Television on filming a pilot episode of the popular American reality show called ‘The Real Housewives’.</p> <p>Bobur studied Bachelor of Design (Hons) in Professional Design (Visual Communication) at Limkokwing University and graduated in July 2015. He said the experience he got from the University taught him how to do what he loves and got him the career of his dreams.</p> <p>“Besides that, since my first days in the University I was exposed to fashion modeling, and through different modeling activites I started getting an idea of this craft, which later went beyond University level and onto more professional grounds, and is being a great financial help for me to this very day.”</p> <p>Being exposed to volunteering opportunities for global concerns was one of the highlights of Bobur’s studies. Not only did it add value to his resume but it also gave him a chance to take part in making the world a better place.</p> <p>“While studying I realised that design is not only about being beautiful, but there are so many aspects that need to be considered. One specific extra skill I picked up in the University came to me while being a student ambassador and having a duty of an emcee. It helped me to develop my speech and overall communication.”</p> <p>Bobur’s words of advice to students were, “Keep humble, keep hungry. And never, never judge yourself based on other people’s success. For every creative mind there’s even more creative one, so if we be comrades instead of being rivals, we’ll be able to create way better things.”</p> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Graphic Designer

Bachelor of Design (Hons) in Professional Design (Visual Communication)

The talented Bobur Umurzakov is an in-house and freelance graphic designer for a video production company called Snappuchino, based in Philadelphia.

Originally from Tashkent in Uzbekistan, Bobur discovered his passion for design when he was still in high school through a guest lecturer. “In 2010, my high school brought in a young and bright creative lecturer to teach us Adobe Photoshop and essentials of digital imaging as an extra curriculum. That class sparked my interest for digital art, and later for graphic design.”

On the daily, most of his projects revolve around coming up with creative graphic design solutions for the company’s videos as well as creating content for online mediums and social media channels.

“As a freelancer, I work with private and corporate clients to get more all-round experience. Most of the time such projects are short-term, however, occasionally I may get a contract gig several weeks long. I also work for clients online on different marketplace websites.”

His biggest achievement so far has been working with NBS Television on filming a pilot episode of the popular American reality show called ‘The Real Housewives’.

Bobur studied Bachelor of Design (Hons) in Professional Design (Visual Communication) at Limkokwing University and graduated in July 2015. He said the experience he got from the University taught him how to do what he loves and got him the career of his dreams.

“Besides that, since my first days in the University I was exposed to fashion modeling, and through different modeling activites I started getting an idea of this craft, which later went beyond University level and onto more professional grounds, and is being a great financial help for me to this very day.”

Being exposed to volunteering opportunities for global concerns was one of the highlights of Bobur’s studies. Not only did it add value to his resume but it also gave him a chance to take part in making the world a better place.

“While studying I realised that design is not only about being beautiful, but there are so many aspects that need to be considered. One specific extra skill I picked up in the University came to me while being a student ambassador and having a duty of an emcee. It helped me to develop my speech and overall communication.”

Bobur’s words of advice to students were, “Keep humble, keep hungry. And never, never judge yourself based on other people’s success. For every creative mind there’s even more creative one, so if we be comrades instead of being rivals, we’ll be able to create way better things.”

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BAKTI Mum’s Secret Recipes https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/bakti_mums_secret_recipes https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Bakti_Book_Launch_2017_Main_small.jpg 15 September 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Bakti_Book_Launch_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University sponsored a book collection of recipes for Malaysian cuisines in conjunction with BAKTI’s 40th Anniversary and website launch on 28 Aug 2017 in Putrajaya, Malaysia.</p> <p>The Badan Amal dan Kebajikan Tenaga Isteri-Isteri (BAKTI) is a charitable organisation that was established in 1977 to conduct humanitarian projects for charitable causes for Malaysian citizens. BAKTI members are comprised of wives of the Malaysian ministers as well as the Prime Minister’s wife YABhg. Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor. </p> <p>Her Excellency officiated the book collection launch which included 95 home-cooked recipes that have been passed down for generations. The recipe collection was compiled, designed and printed by Limkokwing University with the help from BAKTI members. </p> <p>The collection consisted of popular mum’s secret recipes for delectable appetisers, nutritious main dishes and an assortment of desserts. These include ‘patin tempoyak’, ‘bubur kacang’ and homemade juices. </p> <p>These 95 traditional and modern recipes were once closely kept secret, but now they are available to the public.</p> <ul> <li>BAKTI Mum’s Secret Recipes</li> <li>BAKTI Mum’s Secret Recipes</li> <li>BAKTI Mum’s Secret Recipes</li> <li>BAKTI Mum’s Secret Recipes</li> <li>BAKTI Mum’s Secret Recipes</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University sponsored a book collection of recipes for Malaysian cuisines in conjunction with BAKTI’s 40th Anniversary and website launch on 28 Aug 2017 in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

The Badan Amal dan Kebajikan Tenaga Isteri-Isteri (BAKTI) is a charitable organisation that was established in 1977 to conduct humanitarian projects for charitable causes for Malaysian citizens. BAKTI members are comprised of wives of the Malaysian ministers as well as the Prime Minister’s wife YABhg. Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor.

Her Excellency officiated the book collection launch which included 95 home-cooked recipes that have been passed down for generations. The recipe collection was compiled, designed and printed by Limkokwing University with the help from BAKTI members.

The collection consisted of popular mum’s secret recipes for delectable appetisers, nutritious main dishes and an assortment of desserts. These include ‘patin tempoyak’, ‘bubur kacang’ and homemade juices.

These 95 traditional and modern recipes were once closely kept secret, but now they are available to the public.

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Didie Nasir https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/community/alumni/didie_nasir Didie Nasir 15 September 2017 <p>Limkokwing Fashion graduate Didie carries so much zeal and passion as she transformed her brand ‘Dida for Women’ into an entrepreneurial success story within such a short space of time.</p> <p><strong>MUST READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/didie_nasir_of_dynda_designs_and_dida_cosmetics_shares_secret_of_success">Didie Nasir shares secrets of her success with Dynda Designs and Dida Cosmetics</a></p> <p>It was a Sunday afternoon and the sun shines through the clouds in the perfectly blue KL skies when we made our way through the historically-innovative street, The Row, for the first instalment of La Dida Fashion Marketplace.</p> <p>&#8220;Limkokwing in the house!,&#8221; shouts Dida Cosmetics’ Business Developer Juju Sabri as she welcomed us to the minimalistic but well-designed venue. A bevy of fans, pals, media friends, and well-wishers of the cosmetic brand was bustling about, looking through the latest products across the floor and documenting every special moment on social media.</p> <p>We were there to visit and show our support to Didie as she hosted the fashion and lifestyle celebration that brought together over 15 up-and-coming brands such as Pretty Succi, Street Fashion KL, Jevans Jewelry, and many more.</p> <p>Her one-year-old “baby”, Dida Cosmetics for Women, is known for producing ultra-trendy shades of cosmetics. The brand was also celebrating its first year anniversary during the two-day marketplace event and Didie could be seen attending to each and every one of her guests, attentively listening to their comments and congratulatory messages. Between jokes with the attendees, she was talking about positivity, women empowerment, and the happiness she gets from her achievements.</p> <p>Didie co-founded the cosmetic line with her best friend of more than eight years, Tunku Chanela Jamidah. They first met at a charity event and were introduced to each other by her cousin. The friendship immediately sparked a bond that has grown stronger since then. She was happy to find someone who shared the same kind of passion towards fashion as she did.</p> <p>She had always carried the fear of losing friends if any disagreement occurs as she tries to establish collaborative ventures such as this, but the two of them worked it all out and found a middle ground to reach their success.</p> <p>Previously, Didie had launched her own fashion line named ‘Dinda’, but she felt a longing to switch lanes and try something else for a change.</p> <p>“Dida came out from a hard time. I didn’t feel good about myself at that point in time. I felt lost. Although I had my own fashion line, I didn’t feel that I had done all that I could do,” Didie said. “During this predicament, my husband decided to take me to New York for two weeks to make me feel inspired again.”</p> <blockquote class="left"><p>“I saw a lot of independent beauty brands making it out there that were not well-known to the Malaysian market. It dawned to me that there was a big opportunity in Malaysia to create independent brands such as these. The trip put me right back in the creative sphere I was missing. When the opportunity to return to doing what I loved the most came up, I embraced it wholeheartedly.”</p> </blockquote> <p>Didie cites Kylie Jenner’s makeup line, Kylie Cosmetics, as one of her influences to create her own. Despite being a year-old brand and experiencing those aforementioned speed bumps in breaking out of her creativity shell, the cosmetic line is an undeniable success story—thanks to the line’s perfect price point for its young and trendy fans.</p> <p>Dida’s fans engage in the idea process of some of its new products through online suggestions and team meetups at pop-up store events.</p> <p>“In this industry, creativity is the key and we are so lucky to have the creative contributions of our fans on board. Attracting and retaining good customers is always important, so it is essential to allow them to help us keep them inspired. When Tunku Jamidah and I launched our line, we wanted to create something that catered especially to the women. Something they would be proud to be a part of, hence our tagline: ‘By Women for Women’,” she added.</p> <p>Backing up her business credentials, she credits Limkokwing University for teaching her how to be persistent in a situation where she needed to adapt quickly.</p> <p>“The best thing about being at Limkokwing is that you get exposed to different cultures. This taught me that life has different people and situations and that I ought to be prepared to take on whatever and whoever came my way. And I pulled on closely to that. The University taught us to always take the extra mile, push ourselves further to be recognised more, and to think outside the box—or even better, without the box.”</p> <p>“Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing has always encouraged us. He wanted us to be braver in whatever kind of industry we got into. It was always an amazing and inspirational moment for all the students who interacted with him. You would definitely walk away with something useful for the future,” said Didie.</p> <p>While this is not Didie&#8217;s first lifestyle venture, we predict it will be one of her most successful ones. When asked what she was looking forward to the most for her brand, her eyes lit up as she prepared for a response.</p> <p>“We want to go global and of course, focus on numerous markets. I mean if we can have 3CE in Sephora, why can’t we? Tapping into the mass Southeast Asia market would also be another step forward, and we surely can’t wait for our first physical store,” she giggled as if she already had something rolled up her sleeves.</p> <p>Before the interview ended in preparation for her next makeup workshop, we posed for a selfie with Didie as a souvenir of our visit.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Business Co-Founder

Diploma in Fashion and Retail Design

Limkokwing Fashion graduate Didie carries so much zeal and passion as she transformed her brand ‘Dida for Women’ into an entrepreneurial success story within such a short space of time.

MUST READ: Didie Nasir shares secrets of her success with Dynda Designs and Dida Cosmetics

It was a Sunday afternoon and the sun shines through the clouds in the perfectly blue KL skies when we made our way through the historically-innovative street, The Row, for the first instalment of La Dida Fashion Marketplace.

“Limkokwing in the house!,” shouts Dida Cosmetics’ Business Developer Juju Sabri as she welcomed us to the minimalistic but well-designed venue. A bevy of fans, pals, media friends, and well-wishers of the cosmetic brand was bustling about, looking through the latest products across the floor and documenting every special moment on social media.

We were there to visit and show our support to Didie as she hosted the fashion and lifestyle celebration that brought together over 15 up-and-coming brands such as Pretty Succi, Street Fashion KL, Jevans Jewelry, and many more.

Her one-year-old “baby”, Dida Cosmetics for Women, is known for producing ultra-trendy shades of cosmetics. The brand was also celebrating its first year anniversary during the two-day marketplace event and Didie could be seen attending to each and every one of her guests, attentively listening to their comments and congratulatory messages. Between jokes with the attendees, she was talking about positivity, women empowerment, and the happiness she gets from her achievements.

Didie co-founded the cosmetic line with her best friend of more than eight years, Tunku Chanela Jamidah. They first met at a charity event and were introduced to each other by her cousin. The friendship immediately sparked a bond that has grown stronger since then. She was happy to find someone who shared the same kind of passion towards fashion as she did.

She had always carried the fear of losing friends if any disagreement occurs as she tries to establish collaborative ventures such as this, but the two of them worked it all out and found a middle ground to reach their success.

Previously, Didie had launched her own fashion line named ‘Dinda’, but she felt a longing to switch lanes and try something else for a change.

“Dida came out from a hard time. I didn’t feel good about myself at that point in time. I felt lost. Although I had my own fashion line, I didn’t feel that I had done all that I could do,” Didie said. “During this predicament, my husband decided to take me to New York for two weeks to make me feel inspired again.”

“I saw a lot of independent beauty brands making it out there that were not well-known to the Malaysian market. It dawned to me that there was a big opportunity in Malaysia to create independent brands such as these. The trip put me right back in the creative sphere I was missing. When the opportunity to return to doing what I loved the most came up, I embraced it wholeheartedly.”

Didie cites Kylie Jenner’s makeup line, Kylie Cosmetics, as one of her influences to create her own. Despite being a year-old brand and experiencing those aforementioned speed bumps in breaking out of her creativity shell, the cosmetic line is an undeniable success story—thanks to the line’s perfect price point for its young and trendy fans.

Dida’s fans engage in the idea process of some of its new products through online suggestions and team meetups at pop-up store events.

“In this industry, creativity is the key and we are so lucky to have the creative contributions of our fans on board. Attracting and retaining good customers is always important, so it is essential to allow them to help us keep them inspired. When Tunku Jamidah and I launched our line, we wanted to create something that catered especially to the women. Something they would be proud to be a part of, hence our tagline: ‘By Women for Women’,” she added.

Backing up her business credentials, she credits Limkokwing University for teaching her how to be persistent in a situation where she needed to adapt quickly.

“The best thing about being at Limkokwing is that you get exposed to different cultures. This taught me that life has different people and situations and that I ought to be prepared to take on whatever and whoever came my way. And I pulled on closely to that. The University taught us to always take the extra mile, push ourselves further to be recognised more, and to think outside the box—or even better, without the box.”

“Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing has always encouraged us. He wanted us to be braver in whatever kind of industry we got into. It was always an amazing and inspirational moment for all the students who interacted with him. You would definitely walk away with something useful for the future,” said Didie.

While this is not Didie’s first lifestyle venture, we predict it will be one of her most successful ones. When asked what she was looking forward to the most for her brand, her eyes lit up as she prepared for a response.

“We want to go global and of course, focus on numerous markets. I mean if we can have 3CE in Sephora, why can’t we? Tapping into the mass Southeast Asia market would also be another step forward, and we surely can’t wait for our first physical store,” she giggled as if she already had something rolled up her sleeves.

Before the interview ended in preparation for her next makeup workshop, we posed for a selfie with Didie as a souvenir of our visit.

 

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Spanish Zuk Dance Workshop https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/spanish_zuk_dance_workshop https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Zuk_Dance_Workshop_Sept_2017_Main_small.jpg 12 September 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Zuk_Dance_Workshop_Sept_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Students had a taste of Spanish culture during the Spanish Zuk Dance Workshop that was held at the Limkokwing University Cyberjaya campus on 6 September 2017.</p> <p>The dance workshop featured Itsaso A. Cano, Zuk Dance Company’s Leader, Choreographer and Dancer as well as Miguel Perez, Zuk Dance Company’s Assistant Choreographer and Dancer.</p> <p>Zuk Dance is a performing arts company that merges dancers, acrobats, musicians, illuminators and costume designers into their own creation. The company conducts special performances where all disciplines work together on stage. They have received numerous awards in various competitions and events including Young Creators Festival 2013 &amp; 2014, Certamen De Una Sola Pieza Univ. Carlos III 2014, Biennale of Contemporary Arts Milan 2015, Surge Madrid 2016, Circuito Bucles Valencia 2016, UKYA United Kingdom 2016, and more.</p> <p>The programme was aimed at developing technical and artistic talents in contemporary dance and providing opportunities to develop a high level of skills in this art form. The workshop offered students at Limkokwing University to learn from experienced professionals and industry veterans.</p> <p>“Students here have a lot of energy and power and I believe that they are improving very fast,” said Miguel Perez after conducting the workshop while emphasising the importance of hard work and diligence.</p> <p>“Just work harder as it is the only way to succeed in this industry,” he added.</p> <p>Itsaso A. Cano added that Limkokwing students and performers are very open-minded.</p> <p>“The most important is to never stop doing what you believe in,” she said. “There are many opportunities as long as they have the ability to work hard for it.”</p> <p>For Diploma in Performing Arts student Vincent Lim Kean Ping it was exciting to have Spanish tutors come all the way from their country to share their knowledge and experience.</p> <p>“We were fortunate to be able to have Spanish tutors from Spain which made the experience more fun,” he said.</p> <p>“The performance by the Zuk Dance Company was amazing,” he added. “I think this exposure is good for the students and we should have more activities like this.”</p> <p>The exposure is beneficial to students from various countries, according to Embassy of Spain Cultural Division Representative Ainhoa Fernandez Alcalde.</p> <p>“They learn more from this workshop and could take advantage of this experience,” she said. “In that way, you can learn about other countries and you can now understand about the people and try to fit in another person’s shoes.”</p> <p>She also advised students to take advantage of all the facilities available at their universities as they should not be afraid to express themselves and learn new things while meeting a lot of people.</p> <p>Limkokwing University is a multicultural institution that provides students with industry exposure. Students develop cultural awareness and gain global networking opportunities via the University’s international presence.</p> <ul> <li>Spanish Zuk Dance Workshop</li> <li>Spanish Zuk Dance Workshop</li> <li>Spanish Zuk Dance Workshop</li> <li>Spanish Zuk Dance Workshop</li> <li>Spanish Zuk Dance Workshop</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Students had a taste of Spanish culture during the Spanish Zuk Dance Workshop that was held at the Limkokwing University Cyberjaya campus on 6 September 2017.

The dance workshop featured Itsaso A. Cano, Zuk Dance Company’s Leader, Choreographer and Dancer as well as Miguel Perez, Zuk Dance Company’s Assistant Choreographer and Dancer.

Zuk Dance is a performing arts company that merges dancers, acrobats, musicians, illuminators and costume designers into their own creation. The company conducts special performances where all disciplines work together on stage. They have received numerous awards in various competitions and events including Young Creators Festival 2013 & 2014, Certamen De Una Sola Pieza Univ. Carlos III 2014, Biennale of Contemporary Arts Milan 2015, Surge Madrid 2016, Circuito Bucles Valencia 2016, UKYA United Kingdom 2016, and more.

The programme was aimed at developing technical and artistic talents in contemporary dance and providing opportunities to develop a high level of skills in this art form. The workshop offered students at Limkokwing University to learn from experienced professionals and industry veterans.

“Students here have a lot of energy and power and I believe that they are improving very fast,” said Miguel Perez after conducting the workshop while emphasising the importance of hard work and diligence.

“Just work harder as it is the only way to succeed in this industry,” he added.

Itsaso A. Cano added that Limkokwing students and performers are very open-minded.

“The most important is to never stop doing what you believe in,” she said. “There are many opportunities as long as they have the ability to work hard for it.”

For Diploma in Performing Arts student Vincent Lim Kean Ping it was exciting to have Spanish tutors come all the way from their country to share their knowledge and experience.

“We were fortunate to be able to have Spanish tutors from Spain which made the experience more fun,” he said.

“The performance by the Zuk Dance Company was amazing,” he added. “I think this exposure is good for the students and we should have more activities like this.”

The exposure is beneficial to students from various countries, according to Embassy of Spain Cultural Division Representative Ainhoa Fernandez Alcalde.

“They learn more from this workshop and could take advantage of this experience,” she said. “In that way, you can learn about other countries and you can now understand about the people and try to fit in another person’s shoes.”

She also advised students to take advantage of all the facilities available at their universities as they should not be afraid to express themselves and learn new things while meeting a lot of people.

Limkokwing University is a multicultural institution that provides students with industry exposure. Students develop cultural awareness and gain global networking opportunities via the University’s international presence.

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South African Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources visits Limkokwing University https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/south_african_deputy_minister_of_mineral_resources_visits_limkokwing_univer https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/dm_SA_small.jpg 10 September 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/dm_SA_small.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University Cyberjaya was pleased to welcome the South African Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources Mr. Godfrey Oliphant on 5 September 2017.</p> <p>Mr. Godfrey Oliphant graduated from the Huhudi High School and pursued studies in economics. In 1994, he served as Chairperson of the Portfolio Committees on Public Works, on Science and Technology, on Labour as well as on Mineral and Energy. In addition to being Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Mr. Oliphant is a member of the South African Communist Party and the Task Team of the African National Congress (ANC) in North West Province.</p> <p>During his visit, he was received by Limkokwing staff and was given a presentation about the University’s academic record, philosophies and ecosystem.</p> <p>Mr. Oliphant expressed his delight at having had the opportunity to visit Limkokwing. “I was inspired by the welcome I received even before starting the campus tour. This is the kind of University I would want set up in South Africa. Its creativity is exactly what we need to bridge the gap between academia and industries.”</p> <p>He further elaborated that many beneficial prospects can be explored with the University to cultivate talent in South Africa.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University Cyberjaya was pleased to welcome the South African Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources Mr. Godfrey Oliphant on 5 September 2017.

Mr. Godfrey Oliphant graduated from the Huhudi High School and pursued studies in economics. In 1994, he served as Chairperson of the Portfolio Committees on Public Works, on Science and Technology, on Labour as well as on Mineral and Energy. In addition to being Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Mr. Oliphant is a member of the South African Communist Party and the Task Team of the African National Congress (ANC) in North West Province.

During his visit, he was received by Limkokwing staff and was given a presentation about the University’s academic record, philosophies and ecosystem.

Mr. Oliphant expressed his delight at having had the opportunity to visit Limkokwing. “I was inspired by the welcome I received even before starting the campus tour. This is the kind of University I would want set up in South Africa. Its creativity is exactly what we need to bridge the gap between academia and industries.”

He further elaborated that many beneficial prospects can be explored with the University to cultivate talent in South Africa.

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Founder of Malaysia Book of Records visits Limkokwing University https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/founder_of_malaysia_book_of_records_visits_limkokwing_university https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/MalaysiaBr_small.jpg 9 September 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/MalaysiaBr_small.jpg" > <p>Founder of Malaysia Book of Records YBHG Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi received a Limkokwing University red carpet welcome on 28 August 2017 on his visit to the Cyberjaya campus.</p> <p>Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi is a successful entrepreneur who also founded Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International and Miss Tourism International where he crowned more than 70 Miss Malaysia winners and 20 International Beauty Queens. The pageants are organised under D&#8217;Touch Promotions Sdn Bhd – a company he established in 1989.</p> <p>The Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) was idealised in 1990 in line with Malaysia’s nation building towards vision 2020. MBR officially documents and recognises record-holders, record-breakers and record creators in the country. It also serves as a catalyst for Malaysians to challenge themselves and exceed expectations to keep the nation’s flag flying high.</p> <p>In 1998, the first record book titled “The Malaysia Book of Records’ First Edition” was launched.</p> <p>New editions of the book were subsequently published every two years. The second edition was published in 2000, third edition in 2002, fourth in 2004, fifth in 2006, sixth in 2008. Lastly, seventh and eighth editions were published in 2010 and 2012.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Founder of Malaysia Book of Records YBHG Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi received a Limkokwing University red carpet welcome on 28 August 2017 on his visit to the Cyberjaya campus.

Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi is a successful entrepreneur who also founded Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International and Miss Tourism International where he crowned more than 70 Miss Malaysia winners and 20 International Beauty Queens. The pageants are organised under D’Touch Promotions Sdn Bhd – a company he established in 1989.

The Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) was idealised in 1990 in line with Malaysia’s nation building towards vision 2020. MBR officially documents and recognises record-holders, record-breakers and record creators in the country. It also serves as a catalyst for Malaysians to challenge themselves and exceed expectations to keep the nation’s flag flying high.

In 1998, the first record book titled “The Malaysia Book of Records’ First Edition” was launched.

New editions of the book were subsequently published every two years. The second edition was published in 2000, third edition in 2002, fourth in 2004, fifth in 2006, sixth in 2008. Lastly, seventh and eighth editions were published in 2010 and 2012.

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Collaboration with Sri Lanka https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/collaboration_with_sri_lanka https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Sri_Lanka_Minister_Visit_Aug_2017_Main_small.jpg 8 September 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Sri_Lanka_Minister_Visit_Aug_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University welcomed Skills Development and Vocational Training Minister HE Chandima Weerakkody on 29 Aug 2017 at the Cyberjaya Campus to discuss collaboration opportunities.</p> <p>His Excellency was meeting representatives of the University to establish a Limkokwing campus presence on the island country of Sri Lanka.</p> <p>He was impressed by the University’s creative and innovative learning approach that imbues multiculturalism with industry exposure.</p> <p>“We have seen the practicality of Limkokwing University and how the University has contributed to the advancement in Malaysia and other countries,” he said.</p> <p>“With the exposure to various cultures, students get a fine-tuned balance psychology and their talent comes out,” he explained while adding that opportunity is presented through character development and thinking freely.</p> <p>Limkokwing University’s recent partnership with the UK Accreditation Services for International Colleges (ASIC) to develop a skill-based certificate under the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) would open additional career opportunities for students in the country. </p> <p>According to His Excellency, technical and vocational students were often overlooked by industry professionals which had left a lot of untapped potential. </p> <p>“They are the future of any country,” he said. “So that is where the talent is and that is the segment of society that needs to be sharpened up.”</p> <p>He also added that for the University to establish its international presence within the island country would be timely as Sri Lankans value talent as an important source of pride and prosperity.</p> <p>“We can learn from other people’s experience,” he said in regards to the collaboration with Limkokwing University. </p> <p>The collaboration will benefit Sri Lankan students and enable them to contribute with their talent globally. This opportunity will also allow the international community to uncover more hidden potential in the country. </p> <p>Limkokwing is a multicultural educational institution that values national and social development. The University collaborates with governments and other organisations to encourage economic growth and expansion through creativity and innovation.&nbsp; </p> <ul> <li>Collaboration with Sri Lanka</li> <li>Collaboration with Sri Lanka</li> <li>Collaboration with Sri Lanka</li> <li>Collaboration with Sri Lanka</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University welcomed Skills Development and Vocational Training Minister HE Chandima Weerakkody on 29 Aug 2017 at the Cyberjaya Campus to discuss collaboration opportunities.

His Excellency was meeting representatives of the University to establish a Limkokwing campus presence on the island country of Sri Lanka.

He was impressed by the University’s creative and innovative learning approach that imbues multiculturalism with industry exposure.

“We have seen the practicality of Limkokwing University and how the University has contributed to the advancement in Malaysia and other countries,” he said.

“With the exposure to various cultures, students get a fine-tuned balance psychology and their talent comes out,” he explained while adding that opportunity is presented through character development and thinking freely.

Limkokwing University’s recent partnership with the UK Accreditation Services for International Colleges (ASIC) to develop a skill-based certificate under the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) would open additional career opportunities for students in the country.

According to His Excellency, technical and vocational students were often overlooked by industry professionals which had left a lot of untapped potential.

“They are the future of any country,” he said. “So that is where the talent is and that is the segment of society that needs to be sharpened up.”

He also added that for the University to establish its international presence within the island country would be timely as Sri Lankans value talent as an important source of pride and prosperity.

“We can learn from other people’s experience,” he said in regards to the collaboration with Limkokwing University.

The collaboration will benefit Sri Lankan students and enable them to contribute with their talent globally. This opportunity will also allow the international community to uncover more hidden potential in the country.

Limkokwing is a multicultural educational institution that values national and social development. The University collaborates with governments and other organisations to encourage economic growth and expansion through creativity and innovation. 

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Industry Exposure at the KL Fashion Week 2017 https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/industry_exposure_at_the_kl_fashion_week_2017 https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/KLFW_2017_Aug_Industry_Main_small.jpg 7 September 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/KLFW_2017_Aug_Industry_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Students from the Limkokwing University received a taste of the fashion world on 17 Aug 2017 during the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week that was held at the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Shopping Centre.</p> <p>Fifteen students from Faculty of Fashion and Lifestyle Creativity attended the fashion showcase under the theme ‘Ready to Wear’ which features collection by Malaysian designers meant for local as well as international customers.&nbsp; </p> <p>As part of their learning experience, students gained real world knowledge by interacting with industry professionals and veteran designers. </p> <p>During the showcase, students received front row seats which enabled them to review designs by experienced designers in greater detail. </p> <p>“I found it very interesting,” said Malaysian student Thayhallen a/l S. Paranthamar who is studying Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion Design. “Through this experience, I learned that designs are limitless and you can design anything at all.”</p> <p>He added that he was able to gain a first-hand look at how professional designers used their ideas to create designs for children and adults.</p> <p>For Iranian student Azadeh Tayyebi Moghaddam who is studying Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion Design, this exposure helped her to understand other aspects of the fashion industry.</p> <p>“I learned a lot through this show and learned a lot of different types of design which inspired me to know more about the various types of fabric and styles,” she said.</p> <p>Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion &amp; Retailing student Lisa Sikana from Zambia also learned the value of confidence and expression. </p> <p>“You need confidence and be able to express your designs to be in this industry,” she explained. “Attending this show has given me so much confidence that I know that when I create something, there will be an audience who will see my talents and they will be recognised by other designers.”</p> <p>“This fashion show gives us more experience while enabling us to meet other professionals to learn new ideas and techniques,” added Indonesian student Novena Suhanda who is also studying Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion Design. “I learned about techniques to combine colours to create an attractive design because if this.”</p> <p>Limkokwing University is a multicultural learning institution that emphasises the importance of industry exposure. This teaches graduates valuable real world lessons and enables them to gain work experience while developing global networking opportunities with experienced professionals and industry leaders.&nbsp; </p> <ul> <li>Industry Exposure at the KL Fashion Week 2017</li> <li>Industry Exposure at the KL Fashion Week 2017</li> <li>Industry Exposure at the KL Fashion Week 2017</li> <li>Industry Exposure at the KL Fashion Week 2017</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Students from the Limkokwing University received a taste of the fashion world on 17 Aug 2017 during the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week that was held at the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Shopping Centre.

Fifteen students from Faculty of Fashion and Lifestyle Creativity attended the fashion showcase under the theme ‘Ready to Wear’ which features collection by Malaysian designers meant for local as well as international customers. 

As part of their learning experience, students gained real world knowledge by interacting with industry professionals and veteran designers.

During the showcase, students received front row seats which enabled them to review designs by experienced designers in greater detail.

“I found it very interesting,” said Malaysian student Thayhallen a/l S. Paranthamar who is studying Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion Design. “Through this experience, I learned that designs are limitless and you can design anything at all.”

He added that he was able to gain a first-hand look at how professional designers used their ideas to create designs for children and adults.

For Iranian student Azadeh Tayyebi Moghaddam who is studying Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion Design, this exposure helped her to understand other aspects of the fashion industry.

“I learned a lot through this show and learned a lot of different types of design which inspired me to know more about the various types of fabric and styles,” she said.

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion & Retailing student Lisa Sikana from Zambia also learned the value of confidence and expression.

“You need confidence and be able to express your designs to be in this industry,” she explained. “Attending this show has given me so much confidence that I know that when I create something, there will be an audience who will see my talents and they will be recognised by other designers.”

“This fashion show gives us more experience while enabling us to meet other professionals to learn new ideas and techniques,” added Indonesian student Novena Suhanda who is also studying Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion Design. “I learned about techniques to combine colours to create an attractive design because if this.”

Limkokwing University is a multicultural learning institution that emphasises the importance of industry exposure. This teaches graduates valuable real world lessons and enables them to gain work experience while developing global networking opportunities with experienced professionals and industry leaders. 

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PERMATA Website scoops Prestigious Awards of Excellence https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/permata_website_scoops_prestigious_awards_of_excellence https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/PERMATA_SMALL.jpg 6 September 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/PERMATA_SMALL.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University Cyberjaya held a press conference on 25 August 2017 to announce awards that the PERMATA website has won.</p> <p>The PERMATA Programme was founded in 2007 by Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak. It consists of seven categories – PERMATA Negara, PERMATA Pintar, PERMATA Seni, PERMATA Insan, PERMATA Kurnia, PERKASA@remaja, and the PERMATA Children’s Hospital.</p> <p>Designed by Limkokwing University since July 2014, the revamped PERMATA website has won 20 prestigious awards under four governing bodies in 12 categories. In 2016, the Communicator Awards honoured it with eight gold and silver awards of excellence under education, social responsibility, politics, government, community, children, associations and charitable organisations categories.</p> <p>The W3 Awards, which honour creative web excellence, bestowed the PERMATA Website with seven awards under visual appeal, video and motion graphics and teen categories, to mention a few. Interactive Media Awards and Web Awards also recognised the website for its contribution to society.</p> <p>A statement issued by the University mentioned that no child-based organisation in the world has had the honour of winning awards of this genre, which has truly put PERMATA Negara up amongst the giants on social media.</p> <p>The PERMATA Programmes’ website can be accessed via www.programpermata.my.</p> <ul> <li>PERMATA Website scoops Prestigious Awards of Excellence</li> <li>PERMATA Website scoops Prestigious Awards of Excellence</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University Cyberjaya held a press conference on 25 August 2017 to announce awards that the PERMATA website has won.

The PERMATA Programme was founded in 2007 by Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak. It consists of seven categories – PERMATA Negara, PERMATA Pintar, PERMATA Seni, PERMATA Insan, PERMATA Kurnia, PERKASA@remaja, and the PERMATA Children’s Hospital.

Designed by Limkokwing University since July 2014, the revamped PERMATA website has won 20 prestigious awards under four governing bodies in 12 categories. In 2016, the Communicator Awards honoured it with eight gold and silver awards of excellence under education, social responsibility, politics, government, community, children, associations and charitable organisations categories.

The W3 Awards, which honour creative web excellence, bestowed the PERMATA Website with seven awards under visual appeal, video and motion graphics and teen categories, to mention a few. Interactive Media Awards and Web Awards also recognised the website for its contribution to society.

A statement issued by the University mentioned that no child-based organisation in the world has had the honour of winning awards of this genre, which has truly put PERMATA Negara up amongst the giants on social media.

The PERMATA Programmes’ website can be accessed via www.programpermata.my.

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1Malaysia Negaraku Logo Unveiled https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/1malaysia_negaraku_logo_unveiled https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/1Malaysia_Negaraku_Logo_Main_Small.jpg 5 September 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/1Malaysia_Negaraku_Logo_Main_Small.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University is proud to contribute to the 60th Merdeka celebration of Malaysia with the unveiling of the new 1Malaysia Negaraku logo on 23 Aug 2017 in Putrajaya.</p> <p>The launching was coordinated at the country’s administrative capital by the University’s Founder and President Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing and personally presented to the Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato&#8217; Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak. </p> <p>Also present during the unveiling launch were Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak and Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor.</p> <p>The new design was created through a collaborative effort by the University and Malaysia’s Ministry of Communication and Multimedia. </p> <p>This new logo will be featured during the upcoming Merdeka Day celebration that will take place on 31 Aug, after the conclusion of the Kuala Lumpur 2017 SEA Games.</p> <p>Embodying the spirit of unity, respect and cooperation, the new 1Malaysia Negaraku logo combines the iconic emblem of the 1Malaysia with Negaraku. This redesigned logo is comprised of the number ‘1’ draped with the Malaysian National Flag Jalur Gemilang and the word ‘Negaraku’ meaning ‘My Country’ in the Malay language.</p> <p>The 1Malaysia initiative was introduced in 2009 by Malaysia’s Prime Minister which symbolises national unity through similarities, togetherness, cooperation and mutual respect among Malaysians. The Negaraku initiative was recently introduced in 2017 to instil the love for the country while reigniting the spirit of patriotism to develop Malaysia into a more prosperous nation.</p> <p>The new logo was redesigned to prevent confusion among Malaysians regarding the two concepts. It symbolises the merging of both concepts while serving as a platform to foster national unity.</p> <ul> <li>1Malaysia Negaraku Logo Unveiled</li> <li>1Malaysia Negaraku Logo Unveiled</li> <li>1Malaysia Negaraku Logo Unveiled</li> <li>1Malaysia Negaraku Logo Unveiled</li> <li>1Malaysia Negaraku Logo Unveiled</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University is proud to contribute to the 60th Merdeka celebration of Malaysia with the unveiling of the new 1Malaysia Negaraku logo on 23 Aug 2017 in Putrajaya.

The launching was coordinated at the country’s administrative capital by the University’s Founder and President Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing and personally presented to the Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak.

Also present during the unveiling launch were Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak and Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor.

The new design was created through a collaborative effort by the University and Malaysia’s Ministry of Communication and Multimedia.

This new logo will be featured during the upcoming Merdeka Day celebration that will take place on 31 Aug, after the conclusion of the Kuala Lumpur 2017 SEA Games.

Embodying the spirit of unity, respect and cooperation, the new 1Malaysia Negaraku logo combines the iconic emblem of the 1Malaysia with Negaraku. This redesigned logo is comprised of the number ‘1’ draped with the Malaysian National Flag Jalur Gemilang and the word ‘Negaraku’ meaning ‘My Country’ in the Malay language.

The 1Malaysia initiative was introduced in 2009 by Malaysia’s Prime Minister which symbolises national unity through similarities, togetherness, cooperation and mutual respect among Malaysians. The Negaraku initiative was recently introduced in 2017 to instil the love for the country while reigniting the spirit of patriotism to develop Malaysia into a more prosperous nation.

The new logo was redesigned to prevent confusion among Malaysians regarding the two concepts. It symbolises the merging of both concepts while serving as a platform to foster national unity.

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Indonesia’s Cultural Highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/indonesias_cultural_highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Indonesia_small.jpg 2 September 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Indonesia_small.jpg" > <p>Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world and has over 300 ethnic groups. Its contrast of cultures is derived from a mix of Chinese, European, Indian and Malaysian influences.</p> <p>Despite the influences of foreign cultures, there are still remote Indonesian regions which preserve a uniquely indigenous culture and are still practicing ethnic rituals, customs and wearing traditional clothes.</p> <p><strong>Ethnicity, Language &amp; Religion</strong></p> <p>According to the Central Statistics Agency, Indonesia has six main ethnic groups that make up more than two third of the country’s 258 million population. </p> <p>Javanese make up 40.1% of the population, Sudanese 15.5%, Batak 3.8%, Malay 3.7%, Madurese 3%, Betawi 2.9%, Minangkabau 2.7%, Buginese 2.7%, Bantenese 2%, Banjarese 1.7%, Balinese 1.7%, Acehnese 1.4%, Dayak 1.4%, Sasak 1.3%, Chinese 1.2% and other 15%.</p> <p>Indonesian or Bahasa Indonesian is the statutory national language of the country. Javanese is spoken by the majority of Indonesians.</p> <p>Over 87.2% of Indonesians adhere to Islam. Smaller religious groups include Christian Protestants 7%, Roman Catholics 2.9%, Hindus 1.7% and other 0.9% include Buddhists and Confucian. <br /> <strong><br /> Music and Dance </strong></p> <p>Ethnic groups all over Indonesia have their own form of music, dance and theatre. Traditional regional music of Indonesia compromises of strong beats and harmony with a strong influence of Indian and Malay classical music. The influence is strongly audible in the traditional popular music genre of Dangdut.</p> <p>Gamelan is the most famous form of Indonesian music. It comprises of tuned percussion instruments that include metallophones, drums, gongs, spike fiddles and bamboo flutes.<br /> <strong><br /> Economy</strong></p> <p>Indonesia has the largest economy in Southeast Asia. The country is also a member of G-20 major economies and is classified as a newly industrialised country. It stands as the sixteenth largest economy in the world by nominal GDP and is the seven largest in GDP (PPP).</p> <p>Even though the country’s economy is dependent on domestic market, government budget spending and its ownership of state-owned enterprises, 80% of the economy has been controlled by private Indonesians and foreign companies since the 1990s. </p> <p>According to the World Factbook, President Joko WIDODO – elected in July 2014 – seeks to develop Indonesia’s maritime resources and pursue other infrastructure development including significantly increasing its electrical power generation capacity.</p> <p>This article is part of a series highlighting the unique cultures featured in the recently concluded Limkokwing International Cultural Festival 2017.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world and has over 300 ethnic groups. Its contrast of cultures is derived from a mix of Chinese, European, Indian and Malaysian influences.

Despite the influences of foreign cultures, there are still remote Indonesian regions which preserve a uniquely indigenous culture and are still practicing ethnic rituals, customs and wearing traditional clothes.

Ethnicity, Language & Religion

According to the Central Statistics Agency, Indonesia has six main ethnic groups that make up more than two third of the country’s 258 million population.

Javanese make up 40.1% of the population, Sudanese 15.5%, Batak 3.8%, Malay 3.7%, Madurese 3%, Betawi 2.9%, Minangkabau 2.7%, Buginese 2.7%, Bantenese 2%, Banjarese 1.7%, Balinese 1.7%, Acehnese 1.4%, Dayak 1.4%, Sasak 1.3%, Chinese 1.2% and other 15%.

Indonesian or Bahasa Indonesian is the statutory national language of the country. Javanese is spoken by the majority of Indonesians.

Over 87.2% of Indonesians adhere to Islam. Smaller religious groups include Christian Protestants 7%, Roman Catholics 2.9%, Hindus 1.7% and other 0.9% include Buddhists and Confucian.

Music and Dance

Ethnic groups all over Indonesia have their own form of music, dance and theatre. Traditional regional music of Indonesia compromises of strong beats and harmony with a strong influence of Indian and Malay classical music. The influence is strongly audible in the traditional popular music genre of Dangdut.

Gamelan is the most famous form of Indonesian music. It comprises of tuned percussion instruments that include metallophones, drums, gongs, spike fiddles and bamboo flutes.

Economy

Indonesia has the largest economy in Southeast Asia. The country is also a member of G-20 major economies and is classified as a newly industrialised country. It stands as the sixteenth largest economy in the world by nominal GDP and is the seven largest in GDP (PPP).

Even though the country’s economy is dependent on domestic market, government budget spending and its ownership of state-owned enterprises, 80% of the economy has been controlled by private Indonesians and foreign companies since the 1990s.

According to the World Factbook, President Joko WIDODO – elected in July 2014 – seeks to develop Indonesia’s maritime resources and pursue other infrastructure development including significantly increasing its electrical power generation capacity.

This article is part of a series highlighting the unique cultures featured in the recently concluded Limkokwing International Cultural Festival 2017.

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CEO of Kolej International Graduate Studies visits Limkokwing University https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/ceo_of_kolej_international_graduate_studies_visits_limkokwing_university https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/kigsmain_small.jpg 1 September 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/kigsmain_small.jpg" > <p>The Chief Executive Officer of Kolej International Graduate Studies (KIGS) Pg (Dr) HJH Fatimah Binti PSJ Hj Abdul Momin paid a courtesy visit to Limkokwing University Cyberjaya on 18 August 2017.</p> <p>She was accompanied by KIGS’ Board of Directors Dato’ Paduka Hj Mustapha Abu Bakar, Dr. Hj Azaharaini Hj Mohd Jamil, Pg Hj Mohd Yamin Bin Psj Hj Abdul Momin and Pg Hj Mohd Rahimin Bin Psj Abdul Momin; Registrar Pg Aziz Pg Hj Sabtu as well as the Principal Head of Academic Sonny Anak Jumpo.</p> <p>Upon arriving they were taken on an extensive campus tour to be familiarised with the University’s ecosystem, campaigns, academia and learning facilities.</p> <p>Earlier this year, Limkokwing University opened its doors to 36 students from KIGS who enrolled in and graduated from the University’s Global Campus programme.</p> <p>During the programme, they were exposed to the University’s way of learning through participating in workshops, cultural visits and industry talks by experienced professionals. The students were also taught practical approaches to solving and handling different problems and situations through project-based research.</p> <ul> <li>CEO of Kolej International Graduate Studies visits Limkokwing University</li> <li>CEO of Kolej International Graduate Studies visits Limkokwing University</li> <li>CEO of Kolej International Graduate Studies visits Limkokwing University</li> <li>CEO of Kolej International Graduate Studies visits Limkokwing University</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

The Chief Executive Officer of Kolej International Graduate Studies (KIGS) Pg (Dr) HJH Fatimah Binti PSJ Hj Abdul Momin paid a courtesy visit to Limkokwing University Cyberjaya on 18 August 2017.

She was accompanied by KIGS’ Board of Directors Dato’ Paduka Hj Mustapha Abu Bakar, Dr. Hj Azaharaini Hj Mohd Jamil, Pg Hj Mohd Yamin Bin Psj Hj Abdul Momin and Pg Hj Mohd Rahimin Bin Psj Abdul Momin; Registrar Pg Aziz Pg Hj Sabtu as well as the Principal Head of Academic Sonny Anak Jumpo.

Upon arriving they were taken on an extensive campus tour to be familiarised with the University’s ecosystem, campaigns, academia and learning facilities.

Earlier this year, Limkokwing University opened its doors to 36 students from KIGS who enrolled in and graduated from the University’s Global Campus programme.

During the programme, they were exposed to the University’s way of learning through participating in workshops, cultural visits and industry talks by experienced professionals. The students were also taught practical approaches to solving and handling different problems and situations through project-based research.

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Things to do on Merdeka Holiday https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/things_to_do_on_merdeka_holiday https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Merdeka_2017_Weekend_Plan_Main_small.jpg 30 August 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Merdeka_2017_Weekend_Plan_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Getting ready for the long weekend? Well, if you plan to stay in Malaysia, you are in for a treat!</p> <p>This 31st August marks the 60th year since Malaysia has officially declared its independence from the British Empire. While the main event will be held in Bukit Jalil, the long weekend means that you have tons of things to do to make the most of your time here.</p> <p><strong>Watch the March</strong></p> <p>Set your alarm clocks for an earlier hour than usual to experience Malaysian culture.</p> <p>If you can find your way to Dataran Merdeka before 7 am, you will be lucky enough to find a great spot for yourself to enjoy the parade.</p> <p><strong>Get High</strong></p> <p>No, that’s not what we meant. Kuala Lumpur has some impressive skyscrapers like Kuala Lumpur Tower and the Petronas Twin Towers.</p> <p>Among the world’s tallest structures, these skyscrapers offer breathtaking views of the Klang Valley.</p> <p><strong>Shop till You Drop</strong></p> <p>Gentlemen, forget about going to the gym. If you’re going shopping with your lady this weekend, you might be in for some heavy lifting.</p> <p>Whether you are in Petaling Street, Chow Kit, Pavilion, KLCC or Bintang Walk, Kuala Lumpur is going to treat her to some riveting bargains.</p> <p><strong>Explore the Past</strong></p> <p>If you would like to learn about the cultural history of Malaysia, the National Museum (Muzium Negara) is a treasure chest of artefacts and knowledge.</p> <p>Learn more about the birth of Malaysia and read the stories from the perspectives of the people who experienced them firsthand.</p> <p><strong>Birdwatching</strong></p> <p>Avid bird-watchers will enjoy spending some time at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park.</p> <p>Located near the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens, this sprawling aviary features more than 3,000 species of local and foreign birds. Comprising of 20.9 acre (0.84 km²) of tropical valley terrain, it offers a natural habitat where various bird species may fly freely.</p> <p><strong>Take a Walk</strong></p> <p>Go for a nice walk around Kuala Lumpur City’s green lung. Also known as the Taman Botani Negara, the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens is an 227 acre park right in the middle of Kuala Lumpur. </p> <p>If you are a nature lover or an art enthusiast, you might be able to find other likeminded visitors making a stroll around the lake. Great for a romantic feel.</p> <p><strong>Paradise in the City</strong></p> <p>Get a fascinating glimpse of the world of insects at the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park.</p> <p>This little secret paradise is home to over 5,000 colourful butterflies and an assortment of exotic plants and ferns. It is one of the world’s largest butterfly garden.</p> <p>Kuala Lumpur has more hidden gems that are waiting to be discovered by those with an adventurous spirit. So what are you waiting for? Have fun!</p> <ul> <li>Things to do on Merdeka Holiday<div>Photo Credit : www.gettyimages.com</div></li> <li>Things to do on Merdeka Holiday<div>Photo Credit : http://rovewallpaper.blogspot.my</div></li> <li>Things to do on Merdeka Holiday<div>Photo Credit : https://www.myhoponhopoff.com/kl/tourmap</div></li> <li>Things to do on Merdeka Holiday<div>Photo Credit : www.thousandwonders.net</div></li> <li>Things to do on Merdeka Holiday<div>Photo Credit : www.tickingthebucketlist.com</div></li> <li>Things to do on Merdeka Holiday<div>Photo Credit : www.malaysiaholidays.com</div></li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Getting ready for the long weekend? Well, if you plan to stay in Malaysia, you are in for a treat!

This 31st August marks the 60th year since Malaysia has officially declared its independence from the British Empire. While the main event will be held in Bukit Jalil, the long weekend means that you have tons of things to do to make the most of your time here.

Watch the March

Set your alarm clocks for an earlier hour than usual to experience Malaysian culture.

If you can find your way to Dataran Merdeka before 7 am, you will be lucky enough to find a great spot for yourself to enjoy the parade.

Get High

No, that’s not what we meant. Kuala Lumpur has some impressive skyscrapers like Kuala Lumpur Tower and the Petronas Twin Towers.

Among the world’s tallest structures, these skyscrapers offer breathtaking views of the Klang Valley.

Shop till You Drop

Gentlemen, forget about going to the gym. If you’re going shopping with your lady this weekend, you might be in for some heavy lifting.

Whether you are in Petaling Street, Chow Kit, Pavilion, KLCC or Bintang Walk, Kuala Lumpur is going to treat her to some riveting bargains.

Explore the Past

If you would like to learn about the cultural history of Malaysia, the National Museum (Muzium Negara) is a treasure chest of artefacts and knowledge.

Learn more about the birth of Malaysia and read the stories from the perspectives of the people who experienced them firsthand.

Birdwatching

Avid bird-watchers will enjoy spending some time at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park.

Located near the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens, this sprawling aviary features more than 3,000 species of local and foreign birds. Comprising of 20.9 acre (0.84 km²) of tropical valley terrain, it offers a natural habitat where various bird species may fly freely.

Take a Walk

Go for a nice walk around Kuala Lumpur City’s green lung. Also known as the Taman Botani Negara, the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens is an 227 acre park right in the middle of Kuala Lumpur.

If you are a nature lover or an art enthusiast, you might be able to find other likeminded visitors making a stroll around the lake. Great for a romantic feel.

Paradise in the City

Get a fascinating glimpse of the world of insects at the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park.

This little secret paradise is home to over 5,000 colourful butterflies and an assortment of exotic plants and ferns. It is one of the world’s largest butterfly garden.

Kuala Lumpur has more hidden gems that are waiting to be discovered by those with an adventurous spirit. So what are you waiting for? Have fun!

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Rwanda’s Cultural Highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/rwandas_cultural_highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/RWANDACH_SMALL.jpg 28 August 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/RWANDACH_SMALL.jpg" > <p>Rwanda has had a unified state since before the colonial times unlike many other countries in Africa. It is populated by the Banyarwanda people who share a single language and cultural heritage.</p> <p><strong>Ethnicity, Language &amp; Religion</strong></p> <p>Rwanda has three main ethnic groups, namely Hutu, Tutsi and the Twa. All tribes speak the same local language and share the same cultural heritage.</p> <p>Kinyarwanda is spoken by 93.2% of Rwandans, English 0.1%, French 0.1%, Kiswahili 0.02% and other 0.3%.</p> <p>Christianity is the dominant religion in Rwanda. Roman Catholics constitute 49.5% of Rwandans, Protestant 39.4%, other Christians 4.5%, Muslims 1.8%, animist 0.1%, other 0.6%, none 3.6%.</p> <p><strong>Music, Dance and Drama</strong></p> <p>Music, dance and drama play a great role in the traditions of Rwandan people. Performances range from humorous dance styles and lyrics to artistry stemming from traditional agricultural roots.</p> <p>Festive dances are often backed by an ‘orchestra’ of drums, with up to nine players providing the beat. Drums are usually a set of nine and they have a soprano, tenor, alto, two baritones, two bass and two double bass.</p> <p>One of the oldest Rwandan music and dance groups is the Intore Dance Troupe which performs across the country and also at the National Museum in Huye (Butare). A more modern form of Rwandan music is the upbeat and harmonious devotional singing that can be heard at any church service around the country.</p> <p><strong>Arts and Crafts </strong></p> <p>Traditional arts and crafts such as clay pots, woven papyrus mats and baskets, jewellery, art pictorials, wood carvings are produced throughout Rwanda. The common craft villages include Ivuka Arts Centre, Rwanda Nziza and Caplaki Craft Village.</p> <p>The south-eastern part is famous for its Imigongo – a mixture of cow dung and various natural coloured soils painted into decorative folds to make various shapes and designs.</p> <p><strong>Economy</strong></p> <p>Rwanda’s economy is mainly dependent on agriculture with about 35% of the population engaged in subsistence farming, and some in mineral and agro-processing. Tourism, minerals, coffee, and tea are Rwanda&#8217;s main sources of foreign exchange.</p> <p>According to the World Factbook, the Rwandan Government is seeking to become a regional leader in information and communication technologies.</p> <p>In 2016, the government launched an online system to give investors information about public land and its suitability for agricultural development.</p> <p>This article is part of a series highlighting the unique cultures featured in the recently concluded Limkokwing International Cultural Festival 2017.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Rwanda has had a unified state since before the colonial times unlike many other countries in Africa. It is populated by the Banyarwanda people who share a single language and cultural heritage.

Ethnicity, Language & Religion

Rwanda has three main ethnic groups, namely Hutu, Tutsi and the Twa. All tribes speak the same local language and share the same cultural heritage.

Kinyarwanda is spoken by 93.2% of Rwandans, English 0.1%, French 0.1%, Kiswahili 0.02% and other 0.3%.

Christianity is the dominant religion in Rwanda. Roman Catholics constitute 49.5% of Rwandans, Protestant 39.4%, other Christians 4.5%, Muslims 1.8%, animist 0.1%, other 0.6%, none 3.6%.

Music, Dance and Drama

Music, dance and drama play a great role in the traditions of Rwandan people. Performances range from humorous dance styles and lyrics to artistry stemming from traditional agricultural roots.

Festive dances are often backed by an ‘orchestra’ of drums, with up to nine players providing the beat. Drums are usually a set of nine and they have a soprano, tenor, alto, two baritones, two bass and two double bass.

One of the oldest Rwandan music and dance groups is the Intore Dance Troupe which performs across the country and also at the National Museum in Huye (Butare). A more modern form of Rwandan music is the upbeat and harmonious devotional singing that can be heard at any church service around the country.

Arts and Crafts

Traditional arts and crafts such as clay pots, woven papyrus mats and baskets, jewellery, art pictorials, wood carvings are produced throughout Rwanda. The common craft villages include Ivuka Arts Centre, Rwanda Nziza and Caplaki Craft Village.

The south-eastern part is famous for its Imigongo – a mixture of cow dung and various natural coloured soils painted into decorative folds to make various shapes and designs.

Economy

Rwanda’s economy is mainly dependent on agriculture with about 35% of the population engaged in subsistence farming, and some in mineral and agro-processing. Tourism, minerals, coffee, and tea are Rwanda’s main sources of foreign exchange.

According to the World Factbook, the Rwandan Government is seeking to become a regional leader in information and communication technologies.

In 2016, the government launched an online system to give investors information about public land and its suitability for agricultural development.

This article is part of a series highlighting the unique cultures featured in the recently concluded Limkokwing International Cultural Festival 2017.

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Learning to Create Lasting Impression https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/learning_to_create_lasting_impression https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Orientation_Week_Aug_2017_Week_2_Main_small.jpg 27 August 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Orientation_Week_Aug_2017_Week_2_Main_small.jpg" > <p>New students learned crucial skills in presentation and communication during the Limkokwing University orientation programme which took place from 14 until 17 Aug 2017.</p> <p>As part of the orientation programme, students learn to interact with other nationalities helping them foster tolerance and unity, and develop cultural awareness.</p> <p>It also includes teambuilding and public speaking exercises to enable students to develop critical thinking skills and build their confidence.</p> <p>“Most of the students are friendly and supportive,” said Malaysian student Siti Maisarah who will be pursuing her studies in fashion.</p> <p>She explained that by learning to properly present themselves and effectively communicate their ideas, students like her are able to connect with others.</p> <p>Siti also shared that Limkokwing University’s creative and innovative environment helped students like her to open their minds to explore other possibilities and expand their creativity.</p> <p>For Malaysian student Nik Siti Noradrie, who is pursuing her Foundation in Design, these exercises encourage students like her to open up.</p> <p>“We all have our different mindsets and different views,” she said. “It helps us to understand the minds of others and their culture.”</p> <p>She also added that the University’s multicultural learning environment enables her to properly present herself while building her communication skills.</p> <p>For Tajikistan student, Samad Mehron who is pursuing a course in Architectural Studies, the exercise helped foster unity. </p> <p>“Multiculturalism is important as it enables you to gain a better understanding of different people from different countries,” he said. </p> <p>Limkokwing University is a multicultural learning environment that emphasises the importance of understanding and unity. Students learn to develop vital soft skills that enable them to compete in a globalised environment.</p> <ul> <li>Learning to Create Lasting Impression</li> <li>Learning to Create Lasting Impression</li> <li>Learning to Create Lasting Impression</li> <li>Learning to Create Lasting Impression</li> <li>Learning to Create Lasting Impression</li> <li>Learning to Create Lasting Impression</li> <li>Learning to Create Lasting Impression</li> <li>Learning to Create Lasting Impression</li> <li>Learning to Create Lasting Impression</li> <li>Learning to Create Lasting Impression</li> <li>Learning to Create Lasting Impression</li> <li>Learning to Create Lasting Impression</li> <li>Learning to Create Lasting Impression</li> <li>Learning to Create Lasting Impression</li> <li>Learning to Create Lasting Impression</li> <li>Learning to Create Lasting Impression</li> <li>Learning to Create Lasting Impression</li> <li>Learning to Create Lasting Impression</li> <li>Learning to Create Lasting Impression</li> <li>Learning to Create Lasting Impression</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

New students learned crucial skills in presentation and communication during the Limkokwing University orientation programme which took place from 14 until 17 Aug 2017.

As part of the orientation programme, students learn to interact with other nationalities helping them foster tolerance and unity, and develop cultural awareness.

It also includes teambuilding and public speaking exercises to enable students to develop critical thinking skills and build their confidence.

“Most of the students are friendly and supportive,” said Malaysian student Siti Maisarah who will be pursuing her studies in fashion.

She explained that by learning to properly present themselves and effectively communicate their ideas, students like her are able to connect with others.

Siti also shared that Limkokwing University’s creative and innovative environment helped students like her to open their minds to explore other possibilities and expand their creativity.

For Malaysian student Nik Siti Noradrie, who is pursuing her Foundation in Design, these exercises encourage students like her to open up.

“We all have our different mindsets and different views,” she said. “It helps us to understand the minds of others and their culture.”

She also added that the University’s multicultural learning environment enables her to properly present herself while building her communication skills.

For Tajikistan student, Samad Mehron who is pursuing a course in Architectural Studies, the exercise helped foster unity.

“Multiculturalism is important as it enables you to gain a better understanding of different people from different countries,” he said.

Limkokwing University is a multicultural learning environment that emphasises the importance of understanding and unity. Students learn to develop vital soft skills that enable them to compete in a globalised environment.

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AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search Grand Finale 2017 https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/airasia_runway_ready_designer_search_grand_finale_2017 https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/AirAsiaFSMAIN_MAIN.jpg 26 August 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/AirAsiaFSMAIN_MAIN.jpg" > <p>Students from Limkokwing University competed in the prestigious AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2017 Grand Finale at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur on 18 August 2017.</p> <p>This year’s finale included twenty aspiring designers from ten Asean countries – Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos and Brunei – who showcased their creations on the runway. They were judged according to the design creativity, originality, consistency of their collection as well as adherence to the Asean theme. </p> <p>The Founder of Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week, Andrew Tan said this year’s AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search was amazing, because it included ten Asean countries. It provided a vast opportunity to be on the lookout for new talent and give them a platform to build their fashion brand. </p> <p>“Both graduates and students must take advantage of such, so that when opportunities like this come, they would link up to the KL Fashion Week. Whether or not they win they must not give up on their journey and continue to finesse their skills through such competitions,” he added. </p> <p>Aireen Omar, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia said, “We have seen amazing talent today, and pleased to give twenty designers from ten Asean countries showcase their talents and the necessary exposure to start off their own career in this industry.”</p> <p>“Three of the finalists came from Limkokwing University, which is great because the University gives them a platform not only to be as creative as ever but also for them to learn the business sense of things that will make it economically viable for them to sell a creation,” she concluded. </p> <p>Finalist Phynix Tan Pek Han studying Diploma in Fashion and Retail Design, Limkokwing Cyberjaya mentioned that he was happy to take part in a competition with designers from all over Asia.</p> <p>“I’m grateful for the exposure Limkokwing gives us, because we not only showcase our skills to the public but also to fashion industry professionals, in this way get to network with the industry even before we graduate.” </p> <p>Kong Sothea studying Fashion Design and Business Innovation at the University’s Cambodia campus acknowledged that he was excited and nervous to have joined a competition of such a calibre.</p> <p>“It is my first time to join a competition and I’m happy to have made it to the top twenty of promising designers. All the contestants are so talented and this goes on to show my potential. Choosing to study fashion at Limkokwing University was surely the best decision I could ever make, because it teaches what’s relevant in the industry.”</p> <p>One other finalist from Limkokwing Cambodia is Leach Savuthpenghuy, also studying Fashion Design and Business Innovation. </p> <p>“This is one of the most exciting days of my life. Having to travel from Cambodia to showcase my designs at the AirAsia Designer Search Grand Finale is indeed a step away from creating my own brand after I graduate,” said Leach Savuthpenghuy.</p> <ul> <li>AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search Grand Finale 2017</li> <li>AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search Grand Finale 2017</li> <li>AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search Grand Finale 2017</li> <li>AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search Grand Finale 2017</li> <li>AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search Grand Finale 2017</li> <li>AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search Grand Finale 2017</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Students from Limkokwing University competed in the prestigious AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2017 Grand Finale at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur on 18 August 2017.

This year’s finale included twenty aspiring designers from ten Asean countries – Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos and Brunei – who showcased their creations on the runway. They were judged according to the design creativity, originality, consistency of their collection as well as adherence to the Asean theme.

The Founder of Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week, Andrew Tan said this year’s AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search was amazing, because it included ten Asean countries. It provided a vast opportunity to be on the lookout for new talent and give them a platform to build their fashion brand.

“Both graduates and students must take advantage of such, so that when opportunities like this come, they would link up to the KL Fashion Week. Whether or not they win they must not give up on their journey and continue to finesse their skills through such competitions,” he added.

Aireen Omar, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia said, “We have seen amazing talent today, and pleased to give twenty designers from ten Asean countries showcase their talents and the necessary exposure to start off their own career in this industry.”

“Three of the finalists came from Limkokwing University, which is great because the University gives them a platform not only to be as creative as ever but also for them to learn the business sense of things that will make it economically viable for them to sell a creation,” she concluded.

Finalist Phynix Tan Pek Han studying Diploma in Fashion and Retail Design, Limkokwing Cyberjaya mentioned that he was happy to take part in a competition with designers from all over Asia.

“I’m grateful for the exposure Limkokwing gives us, because we not only showcase our skills to the public but also to fashion industry professionals, in this way get to network with the industry even before we graduate.”

Kong Sothea studying Fashion Design and Business Innovation at the University’s Cambodia campus acknowledged that he was excited and nervous to have joined a competition of such a calibre.

“It is my first time to join a competition and I’m happy to have made it to the top twenty of promising designers. All the contestants are so talented and this goes on to show my potential. Choosing to study fashion at Limkokwing University was surely the best decision I could ever make, because it teaches what’s relevant in the industry.”

One other finalist from Limkokwing Cambodia is Leach Savuthpenghuy, also studying Fashion Design and Business Innovation.

“This is one of the most exciting days of my life. Having to travel from Cambodia to showcase my designs at the AirAsia Designer Search Grand Finale is indeed a step away from creating my own brand after I graduate,” said Leach Savuthpenghuy.

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Pakistan’s Cultural Highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/pakistans_cultural_highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Pakistan_Cultural_Highlights_Main_small.jpg 24 August 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Pakistan_Cultural_Highlights_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Pakistan was the first region in South Asia to embrace Islam and has developed a distinctive Islamic identity. The culture and society of Pakistan comprises of various ethnic groups within its own borders as well as surrounding regions.</p> <p><strong>Custom Mix</strong></p> <p>Pakistani culture is a mix of modern and traditional values with four distinctive periods, namely pre-Islamic, Islamic, Colonial and Post-Colonial.</p> <p>At the same time, western urban culture has a great influence on Pakistani youth. It is not uncommon to see young people wearing traditional clothing mixed with western dress styles.</p> <p><strong>Communication Styles</strong></p> <p>Pakistanis tend to favour a mix of direct and indirect forms of communication. However, when speaking to someone who is older, an indirect communication style is preferred.</p> <p>While direct eye contact is normal between members of the same gender and age, it is not the same for people of different genders and age.</p> <p>A direct “No” can be seen as rather offensive. It is best to respond with a “I will try” or “Inshaallah”.</p> <p><strong>Dress Code</strong></p> <p>Men and women tend to dress conservatively. In a business environment, men are recommended to wear dark suits and comfortable shoes. Women should avoid tight fitting clothes, short skirts, or sleeveless attire. </p> <p>However, during hotter seasons, informal dress code is more acceptable.</p> <p><strong>Taboos</strong></p> <p>While humour plays an important part in everyday communication, it is best to steer away from sensitive topics likes religion, race and politics. Avoid talking about Islamic religion in an insulting manner. Even a slight criticism and jokes are best to be avoided out of respect.</p> <p><strong>Ethnicity</strong></p> <p>The country’s ethnic composition consists of 44.7% Punjabi, 15.4% Pashtun, 14.1% Sindhi, 8.4% Sariaki, 7.6% Muhajirs, 3.6% Balochi and 6.3% others.</p> <p>Islam is the official religion with 96.4% Muslims of which 85-90% are Sunni Muslims and 10-15% are Shia Muslims. Other religions such as Christianity and Hinduism consisted of 3.6% of the population based on CIA World Factbook 2010 estimates.</p> <p>This article is part of a series highlighting the unique cultures featured in the recently concluded Limkokwing International Cultural Festival 2017.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Pakistan was the first region in South Asia to embrace Islam and has developed a distinctive Islamic identity. The culture and society of Pakistan comprises of various ethnic groups within its own borders as well as surrounding regions.

Custom Mix

Pakistani culture is a mix of modern and traditional values with four distinctive periods, namely pre-Islamic, Islamic, Colonial and Post-Colonial.

At the same time, western urban culture has a great influence on Pakistani youth. It is not uncommon to see young people wearing traditional clothing mixed with western dress styles.

Communication Styles

Pakistanis tend to favour a mix of direct and indirect forms of communication. However, when speaking to someone who is older, an indirect communication style is preferred.

While direct eye contact is normal between members of the same gender and age, it is not the same for people of different genders and age.

A direct “No” can be seen as rather offensive. It is best to respond with a “I will try” or “Inshaallah”.

Dress Code

Men and women tend to dress conservatively. In a business environment, men are recommended to wear dark suits and comfortable shoes. Women should avoid tight fitting clothes, short skirts, or sleeveless attire.

However, during hotter seasons, informal dress code is more acceptable.

Taboos

While humour plays an important part in everyday communication, it is best to steer away from sensitive topics likes religion, race and politics. Avoid talking about Islamic religion in an insulting manner. Even a slight criticism and jokes are best to be avoided out of respect.

Ethnicity

The country’s ethnic composition consists of 44.7% Punjabi, 15.4% Pashtun, 14.1% Sindhi, 8.4% Sariaki, 7.6% Muhajirs, 3.6% Balochi and 6.3% others.

Islam is the official religion with 96.4% Muslims of which 85-90% are Sunni Muslims and 10-15% are Shia Muslims. Other religions such as Christianity and Hinduism consisted of 3.6% of the population based on CIA World Factbook 2010 estimates.

This article is part of a series highlighting the unique cultures featured in the recently concluded Limkokwing International Cultural Festival 2017.

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Tourism and Culture Ministry Representative Visit https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/tourism_and_culture_ministry_representative_visit https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Tourism_Ministry_Visit_Aug_2017_(Main)_small.jpg 23 August 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Tourism_Ministry_Visit_Aug_2017_(Main)_small.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University welcomed representatives from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia on 17 Aug 2017.</p> <p>The Department of Tourism Policy and International Affairs Division Secretary Dr. Tan Awang Besar will be collaborating with Limkokwing University to establish a strategic partnership with Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MOTAC).</p> <p>As a part of the collaboration effort, the University will produce an impactful launch video themed “Sustainable Tourism for Development” for World Tourism Day 2017 which will be held on 27 September. </p> <p>The video will emphasise landscape, animals, nature and local culture. It will also highlight the importance of sustainability as a key contributor to economic growth.</p> <p>Sustainable tourism relies on balance between increasing tourism growth and maintaining environmental protection.</p> <p>MOTAC is responsible for the country’s tourism related activities and promoting Malaysia’s cultural heritage. These include the preservation of cultural heritage, natural habitats and ecological awareness.</p> <p>The annual event will include forums, conferences as well as exhibitions with other industry leaders and professionals.</p> <p>Limkokwing University cultivates partnerships with various government bodies and organisations, and shares its experience to help foster economic growth and industry development in Malaysia as well as other countries worldwide.</p> <ul> <li>Tourism and Culture Ministry Representative Visit</li> <li>Tourism and Culture Ministry Representative Visit</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University welcomed representatives from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia on 17 Aug 2017.

The Department of Tourism Policy and International Affairs Division Secretary Dr. Tan Awang Besar will be collaborating with Limkokwing University to establish a strategic partnership with Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MOTAC).

As a part of the collaboration effort, the University will produce an impactful launch video themed “Sustainable Tourism for Development” for World Tourism Day 2017 which will be held on 27 September.

The video will emphasise landscape, animals, nature and local culture. It will also highlight the importance of sustainability as a key contributor to economic growth.

Sustainable tourism relies on balance between increasing tourism growth and maintaining environmental protection.

MOTAC is responsible for the country’s tourism related activities and promoting Malaysia’s cultural heritage. These include the preservation of cultural heritage, natural habitats and ecological awareness.

The annual event will include forums, conferences as well as exhibitions with other industry leaders and professionals.

Limkokwing University cultivates partnerships with various government bodies and organisations, and shares its experience to help foster economic growth and industry development in Malaysia as well as other countries worldwide.

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Limkokwing receives 23 Telly and Communicator Awards https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_receives_23_telly_and_communicator_awards https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/23_Telly__Communicator_Awards_2017_Main_small.jpg 22 August 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/23_Telly__Communicator_Awards_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University has recently won a total of 10 additional awards – six for videos and four for web.</p> <p>A total of 23 awards were accumulated which consist of 11 Telly Awards and 12 Communicator Awards, for the University and its partners.&nbsp; </p> <p>Under Communicator Awards’ Video category, Limkokwing University received the Silver Awards for ‘Videography/Cinematography’ and ‘Use of Music’ for Limkokwing Cultural Festival 2016. </p> <p>The official website of Limkokwing Cultural Festival has also garnered several recognitions from the Communicator Awards, specifically the Silver Awards for the following categories: ‘Cultural’, ‘Events’, ‘Video or Moving Image’ and ‘Photography or Images’. </p> <p>Simultaneously, the 2016 Limkokwing African Campuses’ Graduation ceremonies brought back several recognitions from the Telly Awards, which include the Bronze Awards in four categories: ‘Educational Institution’, ‘Use of Music’, ‘Editing’, and ‘Live Events’. </p> <p>Limkokwing University’s collaboration with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has also earned a total of nine awards six for videos and three for web. Limkokwing University’s SADC Summit 2016 video won the Silver Awards for ‘Documentary’ and ‘Use of Graphics’ from the Communicator Awards, as well as the Bronze Awards for ‘Documentary’ and ‘Editing’ from the Telly Awards. </p> <p>Likewise, the SADC website won the Silver Awards for the categories of ‘Government’, ‘Associations’, and ‘Visual Appeal – Aesthetics’ ; while the SADC Music Video received the Silver Award for ‘Audio/Sound Design’ from the Communicator Awards and the Bronze Award for ‘Editing’ from the Telly Awards. </p> <p>In addition, the University’s involvement with Zoo Negara Malaysia (National Zoo of Malaysia) has earned four awards from the Telly Awards for the video ‘7 Wonders of Flora and Fauna’. These are Bronze Awards for ‘Videography/Cinematography’, ‘Nature/Wildlife’, ‘Use of Graphics’, and ‘Editing’. </p> <p>Limkokwing University prides itself on nurturing creativity and innovation which are exhibited through various media platforms. This involvement further benefits students via industry exposure where they gain experience and networking opportunities.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University has recently won a total of 10 additional awards – six for videos and four for web.

A total of 23 awards were accumulated which consist of 11 Telly Awards and 12 Communicator Awards, for the University and its partners. 

Under Communicator Awards’ Video category, Limkokwing University received the Silver Awards for ‘Videography/Cinematography’ and ‘Use of Music’ for Limkokwing Cultural Festival 2016.

The official website of Limkokwing Cultural Festival has also garnered several recognitions from the Communicator Awards, specifically the Silver Awards for the following categories: ‘Cultural’, ‘Events’, ‘Video or Moving Image’ and ‘Photography or Images’.

Simultaneously, the 2016 Limkokwing African Campuses’ Graduation ceremonies brought back several recognitions from the Telly Awards, which include the Bronze Awards in four categories: ‘Educational Institution’, ‘Use of Music’, ‘Editing’, and ‘Live Events’.

Limkokwing University’s collaboration with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has also earned a total of nine awards six for videos and three for web. Limkokwing University’s SADC Summit 2016 video won the Silver Awards for ‘Documentary’ and ‘Use of Graphics’ from the Communicator Awards, as well as the Bronze Awards for ‘Documentary’ and ‘Editing’ from the Telly Awards.

Likewise, the SADC website won the Silver Awards for the categories of ‘Government’, ‘Associations’, and ‘Visual Appeal – Aesthetics’ ; while the SADC Music Video received the Silver Award for ‘Audio/Sound Design’ from the Communicator Awards and the Bronze Award for ‘Editing’ from the Telly Awards.

In addition, the University’s involvement with Zoo Negara Malaysia (National Zoo of Malaysia) has earned four awards from the Telly Awards for the video ‘7 Wonders of Flora and Fauna’. These are Bronze Awards for ‘Videography/Cinematography’, ‘Nature/Wildlife’, ‘Use of Graphics’, and ‘Editing’.

Limkokwing University prides itself on nurturing creativity and innovation which are exhibited through various media platforms. This involvement further benefits students via industry exposure where they gain experience and networking opportunities.

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Know The Philippines https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/know_the_philippines https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/PhilippinesMain_sMALL.jpg 20 August 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/PhilippinesMain_sMALL.jpg" > <p>The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific. It is made up of over 7,000 islands and has unique emerald rice fields, graffiti-splashed jeepneys, and teeming mega-cities.</p> <p>Its capital, Manila, is a densely-populated bayside city in the island of Luzon. It has a mix of Spanish colonial architecture, modern skyscrapers, and centuries-old Chinatown; as well as Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, at the heart of Old Manila.</p> <p>Manila is also home to the ornate 17th-century San Agustin Church and Fort Santiago. </p> <p>Of its over 100 million people, 28.1% are Tagalog, 13.1% Cebuano, 9% Ilocano, 7.6% Bisaya, 7.5% Ilonggo, 6% Bikol, 3.4% Waray, and others 25.3%. </p> <p>Historically, the Filipinos have embraced two of the greatest religions of the world—Islam and Christianity. Islam was introduced during the 14th century shortly after the expansion of Arab commercial ventures in Southeast Asia.</p> <p>Christianity was introduced as early as the 16th century with the coming of Ferdinand Magellan in 1521.</p> <p>Over 82.9% of Filipinos are Roman Catholics, 5% are Muslims, and there are also Protestant and Evangelical groups. </p> <p>Filipino and English are the country’s official languages. Other eight major dialects include Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bikol, Waray, Kapampangan, and Pangasinense.</p> <p>The Philippines is a founding member of the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum, and the East Asia Summit. It also hosts the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank. </p> <p>The country is considered to be an emerging market and a newly-industrialised country, with a transitioning economy from one based on agriculture to one based more on services and manufacturing.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Know The Philippines<div>Photo Credit: Manila City Guide</div></li> <li>Know The Philippines<div>Photo Credit: Actualidad Viajes/Pinterest </div></li> <li>Know The Philippines<div>Photo Credit: crossingtravel.com</div></li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific. It is made up of over 7,000 islands and has unique emerald rice fields, graffiti-splashed jeepneys, and teeming mega-cities.

Its capital, Manila, is a densely-populated bayside city in the island of Luzon. It has a mix of Spanish colonial architecture, modern skyscrapers, and centuries-old Chinatown; as well as Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, at the heart of Old Manila.

Manila is also home to the ornate 17th-century San Agustin Church and Fort Santiago.

Of its over 100 million people, 28.1% are Tagalog, 13.1% Cebuano, 9% Ilocano, 7.6% Bisaya, 7.5% Ilonggo, 6% Bikol, 3.4% Waray, and others 25.3%.

Historically, the Filipinos have embraced two of the greatest religions of the world—Islam and Christianity. Islam was introduced during the 14th century shortly after the expansion of Arab commercial ventures in Southeast Asia.

Christianity was introduced as early as the 16th century with the coming of Ferdinand Magellan in 1521.

Over 82.9% of Filipinos are Roman Catholics, 5% are Muslims, and there are also Protestant and Evangelical groups.

Filipino and English are the country’s official languages. Other eight major dialects include Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bikol, Waray, Kapampangan, and Pangasinense.

The Philippines is a founding member of the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum, and the East Asia Summit. It also hosts the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank.

The country is considered to be an emerging market and a newly-industrialised country, with a transitioning economy from one based on agriculture to one based more on services and manufacturing.

 

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Adion Ailyn Caburao from the Philippines https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/adion_ailyn_caburao_from_the_philippines https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/PhilippinesStundt_small.jpg 19 August 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/PhilippinesStundt_small.jpg" > <p>Adion’s first visit to Malaysia in December 2016 led her to discover Limkokwing University where she kick-started her career in Hair Design.</p> <p>“I have always been interested in doing hair design and make-up. I couldn’t have chosen a better university, because Limkokwing is renowned for its unconventional learning approach.”</p> <p><strong>Limitless Creativity</strong></p> <p>Adion said that in hair design, one has to constantly come up with creative ideas. “When you work as a hair designer, you will always have some clients who would want to see you, but have a set style in mind.”</p> <p>“But there are also clients who would want you to do what is best for them, based on their lifestyle and face shape. This is where you can really let your creativity flow and help a client get the look that is going to work best for them.”<br /> <strong><br /> Industry-Led Diploma</strong></p> <p>For Adion, Limkokwing University shapes and trains students by incorporating industry practices with experience. </p> <p>“Even though I am currently doing my theory in hair design, I take part in a lot of events where I get to practice what I learn in the classroom. For example, every Thursdays I get to do hairstyling for the weekly fashion show.”</p> <p>She believes that this expands her skills even further because each week requires different hairstyles. </p> <p>“Studying here not only improves my hair designing skills but also my communication skills. I get to communicate with students from all over the world and learn about various cultures.”</p> <p><strong>High World of Fashion</strong></p> <p>“Hair design is entwined to the fashion industry, so the opportunities in this career are endless. With the skills that I have learned in Limkokwing University, I am confident that after I graduate I will be able to successfully run my own hair salon.”</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Adion’s first visit to Malaysia in December 2016 led her to discover Limkokwing University where she kick-started her career in Hair Design.

“I have always been interested in doing hair design and make-up. I couldn’t have chosen a better university, because Limkokwing is renowned for its unconventional learning approach.”

Limitless Creativity

Adion said that in hair design, one has to constantly come up with creative ideas. “When you work as a hair designer, you will always have some clients who would want to see you, but have a set style in mind.”

“But there are also clients who would want you to do what is best for them, based on their lifestyle and face shape. This is where you can really let your creativity flow and help a client get the look that is going to work best for them.”

Industry-Led Diploma

For Adion, Limkokwing University shapes and trains students by incorporating industry practices with experience.

“Even though I am currently doing my theory in hair design, I take part in a lot of events where I get to practice what I learn in the classroom. For example, every Thursdays I get to do hairstyling for the weekly fashion show.”

She believes that this expands her skills even further because each week requires different hairstyles.

“Studying here not only improves my hair designing skills but also my communication skills. I get to communicate with students from all over the world and learn about various cultures.”

High World of Fashion

“Hair design is entwined to the fashion industry, so the opportunities in this career are endless. With the skills that I have learned in Limkokwing University, I am confident that after I graduate I will be able to successfully run my own hair salon.”

 

 

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The President’s Award for Exemplary Commitment https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/the_presidents_award_for_exemplary_commitment https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/MrsYoges_small.jpg 17 August 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/MrsYoges_small.jpg" > <p>Mrs. Yogeswari Veerakathy was bestowed with an award for exemplary commitment for her outstanding dedication, support and mentoring role to the Limkokwing Deaf Community on 22 July 2017.</p> <p>For ten years, Mrs. Yogeswari Veerakathy has been working as an English lecturer and tutor for deaf students. She is not only dedicated to teaching but also liaises with government officials for students’ allowances, scholarships, loans as well as academic counselling for new students. Often she acts as a mediator between parents and deaf students. “I also translate speech to text in class and during counselling sessions with our clinical counsellor as well as when they meet our campus doctor.” </p> <p>Mrs. Veerakathy works tirelessly to ensure her students acquire unmatched skills in their field of study and are able to communicate independently. </p> <p>“It’s so important for the deaf community to be able to read and write during job interviews, communicate with colleagues and when given instructions by their bosses. Bosses want to know how well we can comprehend their instructions and how well we can communicate via writing during job interviews as they are not willing to hire sign language interpreters. Today we have apps and software that can convert speech to text so not being able to hear speech shouldn’t be used as an excuse anymore.” </p> <p>Shedding light to challenges faced by the deaf community Mrs. Veerakathy mentioned that deaf students have been struggling for years in terms of getting the right education and jobs, however, she declared that parents often see Limkokwing University as light at the end of the tunnel.</p> <p>“They have always expressed their gratitude to Founder and President Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing. It’s because of him that we have hope for a better life. He cares for us and provides us with a conducive environment for efficient learning. We have heard of God helping those in need through certain people, but this is the first time we see his help through Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing.” </p> <p>Mrs. Veerakathy’s caring demeanor and ambitious attitude made her a tremendous asset to the Limkokwing University Deaf Community. Upon receiving the President’s Award for Exemplary Commitment she expressed her delight and thanked Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing for such an honour.</p> <p>“It was a pleasant surprise when Tan Sri told me about it himself, and I feel touched and valued. I feel honoured to be bestowed with this award by the President of this University. I still can’t believe that I went up the stage to receive this award from the Sultanah and Tan Sri. It was like a dream.”</p> <p>Over 150 deaf students have graduated since 1995 and Mrs. Veerakathy mentioned she was proud that there are more white collar deaf employees compared to years ago.</p> <p>Limkokwing University is the only higher learning institution in Malaysia that has open doors for the deaf community to pursue further education as well as provide them with much needed facilities.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Mrs. Yogeswari Veerakathy was bestowed with an award for exemplary commitment for her outstanding dedication, support and mentoring role to the Limkokwing Deaf Community on 22 July 2017.

For ten years, Mrs. Yogeswari Veerakathy has been working as an English lecturer and tutor for deaf students. She is not only dedicated to teaching but also liaises with government officials for students’ allowances, scholarships, loans as well as academic counselling for new students. Often she acts as a mediator between parents and deaf students. “I also translate speech to text in class and during counselling sessions with our clinical counsellor as well as when they meet our campus doctor.”

Mrs. Veerakathy works tirelessly to ensure her students acquire unmatched skills in their field of study and are able to communicate independently.

“It’s so important for the deaf community to be able to read and write during job interviews, communicate with colleagues and when given instructions by their bosses. Bosses want to know how well we can comprehend their instructions and how well we can communicate via writing during job interviews as they are not willing to hire sign language interpreters. Today we have apps and software that can convert speech to text so not being able to hear speech shouldn’t be used as an excuse anymore.”

Shedding light to challenges faced by the deaf community Mrs. Veerakathy mentioned that deaf students have been struggling for years in terms of getting the right education and jobs, however, she declared that parents often see Limkokwing University as light at the end of the tunnel.

“They have always expressed their gratitude to Founder and President Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Lim Kok Wing. It’s because of him that we have hope for a better life. He cares for us and provides us with a conducive environment for efficient learning. We have heard of God helping those in need through certain people, but this is the first time we see his help through Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing.”

Mrs. Veerakathy’s caring demeanor and ambitious attitude made her a tremendous asset to the Limkokwing University Deaf Community. Upon receiving the President’s Award for Exemplary Commitment she expressed her delight and thanked Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing for such an honour.

“It was a pleasant surprise when Tan Sri told me about it himself, and I feel touched and valued. I feel honoured to be bestowed with this award by the President of this University. I still can’t believe that I went up the stage to receive this award from the Sultanah and Tan Sri. It was like a dream.”

Over 150 deaf students have graduated since 1995 and Mrs. Veerakathy mentioned she was proud that there are more white collar deaf employees compared to years ago.

Limkokwing University is the only higher learning institution in Malaysia that has open doors for the deaf community to pursue further education as well as provide them with much needed facilities.

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Orientation Programme for August Intake 2017 https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/orientation_programme_for_august_intake_2017 https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Orientation_Week_1,_Aug_2017_Main_small.jpg 16 August 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Orientation_Week_1,_Aug_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University welcomed 180 new students from 15 countries during the recent orientation programme on 9 Aug 2017.</p> <p>The first week of the orientation programme enabled students from Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa to familiarise themselves with the University’s environment.</p> <p>Students took part in ice breaker sessions to develop their communication skills and raise cultural awareness. During the session the students were introduced to the University’s International Student Ambassadors.</p> <p>The Student Ambassadors provided new students with useful information about the University using various languages including English, Urdu, Farsi, Arabic, Russian, Hindi, Malay and Mandarin.</p> <p>The University’s multi-ethnic representatives ensure that students from every country are represented and have access to the University’s facilities. Students were given a tour of the campus to learn more about the University’s history and how they could utilise its facilities to experience a conducive learning environment.</p> <p>German student Marta Rosiek who is aiming to pursue a course in business said that she found the chance to study at Limkokwing University in Malaysia to be a wonderful opportunity.</p> <p>“I thought it would be cool to study in Asia, because it was something new and exciting, and because everyone is going to America or Australia,” she said.</p> <p>Marta explained that she managed to enrol in Malaysia due to Limkokwing University being partners with the University of Applied Sciences Emder, Germany.</p> <p>“For my first experience here, it is very big, very multicultural and very creative,” she added.</p> <p>Student from Bangladesh, HM Fahad Kabir who is aiming to pursue a career in information and technology, chose Limkokwing University due to its internationally recognised reputation.</p> <p>He explained that the University’s profile would enable him to prepare to work in a multinational organisation.</p> <p>“This is a good University for me and I hope to be able to learn as much as I can from here,” he said.</p> <p>Limkokwing University’s orientation programme is conducted to ensure students receive the fullest benefit from their learning experience. The programme enables students to familiarise themselves with the University’s multicultural learning environment through campus tours, team building exercises and other group activities.</p> <ul> <li>Orientation Programme for August Intake 2017</li> <li>Orientation Programme for August Intake 2017</li> <li>Orientation Programme for August Intake 2017</li> <li>Orientation Programme for August Intake 2017</li> <li>Orientation Programme for August Intake 2017</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University welcomed 180 new students from 15 countries during the recent orientation programme on 9 Aug 2017.

The first week of the orientation programme enabled students from Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa to familiarise themselves with the University’s environment.

Students took part in ice breaker sessions to develop their communication skills and raise cultural awareness. During the session the students were introduced to the University’s International Student Ambassadors.

The Student Ambassadors provided new students with useful information about the University using various languages including English, Urdu, Farsi, Arabic, Russian, Hindi, Malay and Mandarin.

The University’s multi-ethnic representatives ensure that students from every country are represented and have access to the University’s facilities. Students were given a tour of the campus to learn more about the University’s history and how they could utilise its facilities to experience a conducive learning environment.

German student Marta Rosiek who is aiming to pursue a course in business said that she found the chance to study at Limkokwing University in Malaysia to be a wonderful opportunity.

“I thought it would be cool to study in Asia, because it was something new and exciting, and because everyone is going to America or Australia,” she said.

Marta explained that she managed to enrol in Malaysia due to Limkokwing University being partners with the University of Applied Sciences Emder, Germany.

“For my first experience here, it is very big, very multicultural and very creative,” she added.

Student from Bangladesh, HM Fahad Kabir who is aiming to pursue a career in information and technology, chose Limkokwing University due to its internationally recognised reputation.

He explained that the University’s profile would enable him to prepare to work in a multinational organisation.

“This is a good University for me and I hope to be able to learn as much as I can from here,” he said.

Limkokwing University’s orientation programme is conducted to ensure students receive the fullest benefit from their learning experience. The programme enables students to familiarise themselves with the University’s multicultural learning environment through campus tours, team building exercises and other group activities.

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Limkokwing University Highlights the Success of PBANK https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/limkokwing_university_highlights_the_success_of_pbank https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/PBANK_Charity_Event_Aug_2017_Main_small.jpg 14 August 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/PBANK_Charity_Event_Aug_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University highlighted the impact of PBANK and its efforts by featuring a video compilation of the involvement of the organisation at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 7 Aug 2017.</p> <p>The Persatuan Bencana Alam Negeri Kedah (PBANK) is an organisation led by His Royal Highness Sultan Abdul Halim Mu&#8217;adzam Shah Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, Sultan of Kedah Darul Aman, to provide assistance to victims of natural disasters such as floods, freak storms, fires, landslides as well as the elderly and the sick.</p> <p>As an organisation focusing on natural disaster relief, PBANK renders assistance to residents within the Malaysian State of Kedah Darul Aman.</p> <p>The video compiled by the University showcases PBANK’s contribution to the community within Malaysia’s Northern state of Kedah since the organisation’s establishment 15 years ago.</p> <p>PBANK’s direct approach in delivering assistance has enabled the organisation to develop a close relationship with the community members. This close relationship has enabled PBANK to respond swiftly during emergencies and coordinate effective recovery initiatives.</p> <p>Furthermore, PBANK’s community-focused programmes have enabled the organisation to develop plans for appropriate resource distribution and suitable financial aid to the most adversely affected victims of natural disasters.</p> <p>Limkokwing University is an educational institution that emphasises the importance of community and social development. The University maintains close relationships with various non-government organisations, humanitarian agencies and charitable programmes to support the public.</p> <ul> <li>Limkokwing University Highlights the Success of PBANK</li> <li>Limkokwing University Highlights the Success of PBANK</li> <li>Limkokwing University Highlights the Success of PBANK</li> <li>Limkokwing University Highlights the Success of PBANK</li> <li>Limkokwing University Highlights the Success of PBANK</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University highlighted the impact of PBANK and its efforts by featuring a video compilation of the involvement of the organisation at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 7 Aug 2017.

The Persatuan Bencana Alam Negeri Kedah (PBANK) is an organisation led by His Royal Highness Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, Sultan of Kedah Darul Aman, to provide assistance to victims of natural disasters such as floods, freak storms, fires, landslides as well as the elderly and the sick.

As an organisation focusing on natural disaster relief, PBANK renders assistance to residents within the Malaysian State of Kedah Darul Aman.

The video compiled by the University showcases PBANK’s contribution to the community within Malaysia’s Northern state of Kedah since the organisation’s establishment 15 years ago.

PBANK’s direct approach in delivering assistance has enabled the organisation to develop a close relationship with the community members. This close relationship has enabled PBANK to respond swiftly during emergencies and coordinate effective recovery initiatives.

Furthermore, PBANK’s community-focused programmes have enabled the organisation to develop plans for appropriate resource distribution and suitable financial aid to the most adversely affected victims of natural disasters.

Limkokwing University is an educational institution that emphasises the importance of community and social development. The University maintains close relationships with various non-government organisations, humanitarian agencies and charitable programmes to support the public.

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FELDA Graduates Showcase their Achievements https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/felda_graduates_showcase_their_achievements https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Peneroka_Felda_July_2017_Main_small.jpg 13 August 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Peneroka_Felda_July_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>FELDA graduates from Limkokwing University showcased their achievements during the Expresi Felda Negaraku Malaysia event that was held on 21 July in Putrajaya, Malaysia.</p> <p>The Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) is a government initiative that was established for the development of land and relocation with the objective of poverty eradication through the cultivation of palm oil and rubber. FELDA’s function is to carry out land development projects and agricultural activities, industrial and commercial social economy.</p> <p>Students from the FELDA communities are locals from rural parts of Malaysia.</p> <p>As Limkokwing University students, they were able to gain industry exposure as well as cultural awareness through the University’s unique learning approach and multicultural environment.</p> <p>“The University gave me confidence to build my own business,” said FELDA graduate and Limkokwing University alumni Siti Mastura Mohamad Saleh.</p> <p>After completing her degree in BA (Hons) Fashion &amp; Retailing, she began her career as a muslimah model and fashion designer for her own brand, Mashijjah Couture.</p> <p>Siti explained that the business knowledge she gained from the University helped her to prepare for the industry.</p> <p>“This makes it easier for students prepare themselves for the workforce,” she added.</p> <p>She also praised the University’s experienced educators for being very supportive of her passion and providing her with insights, ideas and knowledge that reflects current industry trends.</p> <p>This gave her an advantage and enabled her to utilise her experience during her final project presentation to promote her brand.</p> <p>“My customers like my design collection because of this.”</p> <p>Limkokwing University has been providing FELDA students with multicultural experience and industry exposure. Graduates gain a competitive advantage in local as well as international environment.</p> <ul> <li>FELDA Graduates Showcase their Achievements</li> <li>FELDA Graduates Showcase their Achievements</li> <li>FELDA Graduates Showcase their Achievements</li> <li>FELDA Graduates Showcase their Achievements</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

FELDA graduates from Limkokwing University showcased their achievements during the Expresi Felda Negaraku Malaysia event that was held on 21 July in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

The Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) is a government initiative that was established for the development of land and relocation with the objective of poverty eradication through the cultivation of palm oil and rubber. FELDA’s function is to carry out land development projects and agricultural activities, industrial and commercial social economy.

Students from the FELDA communities are locals from rural parts of Malaysia.

As Limkokwing University students, they were able to gain industry exposure as well as cultural awareness through the University’s unique learning approach and multicultural environment.

“The University gave me confidence to build my own business,” said FELDA graduate and Limkokwing University alumni Siti Mastura Mohamad Saleh.

After completing her degree in BA (Hons) Fashion & Retailing, she began her career as a muslimah model and fashion designer for her own brand, Mashijjah Couture.

Siti explained that the business knowledge she gained from the University helped her to prepare for the industry.

“This makes it easier for students prepare themselves for the workforce,” she added.

She also praised the University’s experienced educators for being very supportive of her passion and providing her with insights, ideas and knowledge that reflects current industry trends.

This gave her an advantage and enabled her to utilise her experience during her final project presentation to promote her brand.

“My customers like my design collection because of this.”

Limkokwing University has been providing FELDA students with multicultural experience and industry exposure. Graduates gain a competitive advantage in local as well as international environment.

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Electrifying Run https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/electrifying_run https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Electric_Run_July_2017_Main_small.jpg 12 August 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Electric_Run_July_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Lights and music echoed around Anjung Floria in Putrajaya, Malaysia area during the Electric Run Recharged on 29 July 2017.</p> <p>Co-sponsored by the Limkokwing University, AmMetLife Electric Run Recharged is a 5km fun run that provides participants with a journey through brightly coloured neon courses. Organised by Livescape Group and supported by Malaysia Major Events (MME), the run attracted nearly 14,000 participants.</p> <p>Limkokwing University established its presence during the event by setting up a booth. Representatives from the University provided visitors with entertainment and refreshments to cope with the recent heatwave.</p> <p>“It was very lively and colourful,” said participant Audrey Chin Nian Han. “This was an enjoyable experience for me.”</p> <p>“I think that this booth is quite creative,” added another participant Tee Kai Hang while explaining that the booth helped to entertain and refresh visitors.</p> <p>Runners and revellers alike took part in the evening course which began at 8pm. Participants ran through nine unique course lands which featured pulsating lights and music performances.</p> <p>The evening’s performances featured Hip Hop Sensation, Silento as well as local performers such as pop trio De Fam, SonaOne, CUURLEY and Amanda Avyanna &amp; Blastique.</p> <ul> <li>Electrifying Run</li> <li>Electrifying Run</li> <li>Electrifying Run</li> <li>Electrifying Run</li> <li>Electrifying Run</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Lights and music echoed around Anjung Floria in Putrajaya, Malaysia area during the Electric Run Recharged on 29 July 2017.

Co-sponsored by the Limkokwing University, AmMetLife Electric Run Recharged is a 5km fun run that provides participants with a journey through brightly coloured neon courses. Organised by Livescape Group and supported by Malaysia Major Events (MME), the run attracted nearly 14,000 participants.

Limkokwing University established its presence during the event by setting up a booth. Representatives from the University provided visitors with entertainment and refreshments to cope with the recent heatwave.

“It was very lively and colourful,” said participant Audrey Chin Nian Han. “This was an enjoyable experience for me.”

“I think that this booth is quite creative,” added another participant Tee Kai Hang while explaining that the booth helped to entertain and refresh visitors.

Runners and revellers alike took part in the evening course which began at 8pm. Participants ran through nine unique course lands which featured pulsating lights and music performances.

The evening’s performances featured Hip Hop Sensation, Silento as well as local performers such as pop trio De Fam, SonaOne, CUURLEY and Amanda Avyanna & Blastique.

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Visit by CEO and Director Palme De Or Technologies Sdn Bhd https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/visit_by_ceo_and_director_palme_de_or_technologies_sdn_bhd https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/drMAIN_SMALL.jpg 11 August 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/drMAIN_SMALL.jpg" > <p>The Chief Executive Officer and Director Palme De Or Technologies Sdn Bhd Dr. Federica Antonia Pellegati paid an official visit to Limkokwing University Cyberjaya on 19 July 2017.</p> <p>Palme De Or Technologies Sdn Bhd (Palme De Or Technologies Private Limited) was established in 2012. The company was set up after four years of research about the Malaysian palm oil business structure and the financial market.</p> <p>Its main focus is on importing and exporting commodities, conducting research and development on bringing new green technology related products, and also providing consultation for financial strategy and logistics services through its SME’s. </p> <p>Limkokwing University staff gave Dr. Federica Antonia Pellegati a tour of the campus and told her about the campaigns and projects the University undertook since its establishment. </p> <p>She thanked the University staff for giving her a warm welcome and expressed how pleased she was to have an opportunity to explore collaboration opportunities with one of the most globalised universities in Malaysia.</p> <p>“I am very pleased and impressed, because this is not only a part of Malaysia but also a part of the world. This University indeed is a planet, because I can see people representing various cultures from around the world.”</p> <ul> <li>Visit by CEO and Director Palme De Or Technologies Sdn Bhd</li> <li>Visit by CEO and Director Palme De Or Technologies Sdn Bhd</li> <li>Visit by CEO and Director Palme De Or Technologies Sdn Bhd</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

The Chief Executive Officer and Director Palme De Or Technologies Sdn Bhd Dr. Federica Antonia Pellegati paid an official visit to Limkokwing University Cyberjaya on 19 July 2017.

Palme De Or Technologies Sdn Bhd (Palme De Or Technologies Private Limited) was established in 2012. The company was set up after four years of research about the Malaysian palm oil business structure and the financial market.

Its main focus is on importing and exporting commodities, conducting research and development on bringing new green technology related products, and also providing consultation for financial strategy and logistics services through its SME’s.

Limkokwing University staff gave Dr. Federica Antonia Pellegati a tour of the campus and told her about the campaigns and projects the University undertook since its establishment.

She thanked the University staff for giving her a warm welcome and expressed how pleased she was to have an opportunity to explore collaboration opportunities with one of the most globalised universities in Malaysia.

“I am very pleased and impressed, because this is not only a part of Malaysia but also a part of the world. This University indeed is a planet, because I can see people representing various cultures from around the world.”

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Know Madagascar https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/know_madagascar https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Madagascr1_small.jpg 9 August 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Madagascr1_small.jpg" > <p>Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. It is famed for its epic landscapes and unique wildlife.</p> <p>Situated in the south coast of Africa, the island is home to rainforests, beaches, reefs and thousands of animal species found nowhere else such as lemurs. Its varying landscapes consist of sandstone canyons, limestone karsts, mountains, fertile hills cascading with terraced rice paddies and different types of forests (rain, dry, spiny).</p> <p>Madagascar was one of the last major landmasses on earth to be colonised by humans. The present day settlers from Indonesia arrived between A.D. 350 and 550. The island attracted Arab and Persian traders as early as the 7th century, and migrants from Africa arrived around A.D. 1000.</p> <p>Its population consists of 18 main ethnic groups, all of whom speak the same Malagasy language. However, most Malagasy are multi-ethnic, reflecting the island’s diversity of settlers and historical contacts.</p> <p>Its ethnic groups include Malayo-Indonesian (Merina and related Betsileo), Cotiers (mixed African, Malayo-Indonesian and Arab ancestry - Betsimisaraka, Tsimihety, Antaisaka, Sakalava), French, Indian, Creole and Comoran.</p> <p>The diverse island evolved into an intricate set of beliefs and rituals that revere ancestors’ spirits. Most of its 20 million people practice Christianity or an indigenous religion; small share of population is Muslim.</p> <p>The economy of the Malagasy has been based on agriculture that is the cultivation of paddy rice, coffee, vanilla and cloves including fishing and forestry. Agriculture accounts for more than one-fourth of the island’s GDP and employs roughly 80% of the population.</p> <p>Some of its natural resources include graphite, chromite, coal, bauxite, rare earth elements, salt, quartz, tar sands, semi-precious stones, mica, fish and hydropower.</p> <ul> <li>Know Madagascar<div>Photo Credit: Flickr/mariusz kluzniak</div></li> <li>Know Madagascar<div>Photo Credit: Shutterstock/sunsinger</div></li> <li>Know Madagascar<div>Photo Credit: safarihub.com</div></li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. It is famed for its epic landscapes and unique wildlife.

Situated in the south coast of Africa, the island is home to rainforests, beaches, reefs and thousands of animal species found nowhere else such as lemurs. Its varying landscapes consist of sandstone canyons, limestone karsts, mountains, fertile hills cascading with terraced rice paddies and different types of forests (rain, dry, spiny).

Madagascar was one of the last major landmasses on earth to be colonised by humans. The present day settlers from Indonesia arrived between A.D. 350 and 550. The island attracted Arab and Persian traders as early as the 7th century, and migrants from Africa arrived around A.D. 1000.

Its population consists of 18 main ethnic groups, all of whom speak the same Malagasy language. However, most Malagasy are multi-ethnic, reflecting the island’s diversity of settlers and historical contacts.

Its ethnic groups include Malayo-Indonesian (Merina and related Betsileo), Cotiers (mixed African, Malayo-Indonesian and Arab ancestry - Betsimisaraka, Tsimihety, Antaisaka, Sakalava), French, Indian, Creole and Comoran.

The diverse island evolved into an intricate set of beliefs and rituals that revere ancestors’ spirits. Most of its 20 million people practice Christianity or an indigenous religion; small share of population is Muslim.

The economy of the Malagasy has been based on agriculture that is the cultivation of paddy rice, coffee, vanilla and cloves including fishing and forestry. Agriculture accounts for more than one-fourth of the island’s GDP and employs roughly 80% of the population.

Some of its natural resources include graphite, chromite, coal, bauxite, rare earth elements, salt, quartz, tar sands, semi-precious stones, mica, fish and hydropower.

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Gabriella Razafintsalama from Madagascar https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/gabriella_razafintsalama_from_madagascar https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Madagascar_small.jpg 8 August 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Madagascar_small.jpg" > <p>Gabriella Razafintsalama hails from Madagascar which is the fourth largest island in the world. The island is famous for its exotic animals and magnificent landscapes.</p> <p>Before coming to Malaysia, Gabriella stayed in Zambia for five years with her family. “One day I saw an advertisement about studying in Malaysia, so I gave it a try and applied to another university.”</p> <p>She mentioned that the university she enrolled at before was not suitable for her. “I then transferred to Limkokwing University under Master of Business Administration in Project Management.”</p> <p><strong>Beneficial Learning Environment</strong></p> <p>For Gabriella, the University provides an excellent ambience for learning, because it has full-fledged amenities. “I like the energy on campus, we learn through every activity carried out here.”</p> <p>“Lecturers also play a huge role in making sure students learn and understand concepts. They really go the extra mile to ensure we understand what we are taught fully.”</p> <p><strong>Cultural Connection &amp; Final Project Ideas</strong></p> <p>“Coming to Limkokwing University made me feel really connected to my roots because I met other French speaking cultures here. For example, I have friends from Senegal whom I’m able to communicate with in my native language. I also get to explore and learn about various cultures.”</p> <p>Gabriella said she is confident that the skills she learns at Limkokwing will enable her to come up with ideas on how to improve the living conditions of her country.</p> <p>“My final project will be mainly about improving the social life in Madagascar. I want to do a project that can help better Madagascar in terms of economy and skills.”</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Gabriella Razafintsalama hails from Madagascar which is the fourth largest island in the world. The island is famous for its exotic animals and magnificent landscapes.

Before coming to Malaysia, Gabriella stayed in Zambia for five years with her family. “One day I saw an advertisement about studying in Malaysia, so I gave it a try and applied to another university.”

She mentioned that the university she enrolled at before was not suitable for her. “I then transferred to Limkokwing University under Master of Business Administration in Project Management.”

Beneficial Learning Environment

For Gabriella, the University provides an excellent ambience for learning, because it has full-fledged amenities. “I like the energy on campus, we learn through every activity carried out here.”

“Lecturers also play a huge role in making sure students learn and understand concepts. They really go the extra mile to ensure we understand what we are taught fully.”

Cultural Connection & Final Project Ideas

“Coming to Limkokwing University made me feel really connected to my roots because I met other French speaking cultures here. For example, I have friends from Senegal whom I’m able to communicate with in my native language. I also get to explore and learn about various cultures.”

Gabriella said she is confident that the skills she learns at Limkokwing will enable her to come up with ideas on how to improve the living conditions of her country.

“My final project will be mainly about improving the social life in Madagascar. I want to do a project that can help better Madagascar in terms of economy and skills.”

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Dia Zaiem https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/community/alumni/dia_zaiem Dia Zaiem 7 August 2017 <p>Dia Zaiem is a prolific filmmaker whose work is a force to be reckoned with in the industry. Zaiem is also a producer, writer and an editor, and his work has seen nominations at film festivals around the world.</p> <p>Born in Syria, the 26-year-old declared that he has been a cinema lover all his life, and started actively pursuing his passion when he was only 13 years old.</p> <p>He draws his inspiration from the famed Quentin Tarantino. “The way he uses camera movement, how he tells the story, and his way of using music in his films has always been an inspiration to any fan of cinema all over the world.”</p> <p>In 2012, Dia Zaiem came to Malaysia and joined Limkokwing University to study Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Digital Film &amp; Television.</p> <blockquote class="left"><p>“Limkokwing was the best fit for me to study at. Having students of different nationalities and cultural background was a life changing experience; it pushes your boundaries of creativity.”</p> </blockquote> <p>On how he got involved with the industry Zaiem said, “During studying and after graduating I worked as a freelancer with different companies, and worked for 5 months for a kids’ TV show in 2015, with the German television channel Deutsche Welle (DW). And that’s how I got into the industry.”</p><p>Dia Zaiem’s career soared to heights when ten of his short films and documentaries got nominated in the United States, Malaysia, and London.</p> <p>His Silou: A Tale of an Orang Asli, was nominated for Best Short Documentary in Hollywood Screenings Festival in California, USA in 2017, and Official Selection in Best Film Fest 2017.</p> <p>“I worked as senior gaffer in the short film Infinite Hiulcity, it was in the official selection category in Indie Wise Film Festival in Miami, USA in 2017.”</p> <p>Dia Zaiem’s greatest achievement was being nominated for The Best Director and The Best Short Film in TMC London Film Festival in 2017, and winning The Best Editor Award for his film The Forgotten.</p> <p>The short film was nominated as The Best Student Film in SEA Shorts Festival in Malaysia in 2017.</p> <p>The young lad credits his success to trusting his ideas and not fearing failure, and tells the stories using his films.</p> <p>His current project involves writing a script for his upcoming feature film. “My future project is working on a TV drama series as an assistant director. The project is still in its pre-production stage, but shooting will start in September 2017, in UAE and Lebanon.”</p> <p>“My advice to students who want a career in the film industry or any other industry is to never quit trying, because you’ll never know how you’ll get opportunities.”</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Prolific Filmmaker

BA (Hons) in Digital Film and Television

Dia Zaiem is a prolific filmmaker whose work is a force to be reckoned with in the industry. Zaiem is also a producer, writer and an editor, and his work has seen nominations at film festivals around the world.

Born in Syria, the 26-year-old declared that he has been a cinema lover all his life, and started actively pursuing his passion when he was only 13 years old.

He draws his inspiration from the famed Quentin Tarantino. “The way he uses camera movement, how he tells the story, and his way of using music in his films has always been an inspiration to any fan of cinema all over the world.”

In 2012, Dia Zaiem came to Malaysia and joined Limkokwing University to study Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Digital Film & Television.

“Limkokwing was the best fit for me to study at. Having students of different nationalities and cultural background was a life changing experience; it pushes your boundaries of creativity.”

On how he got involved with the industry Zaiem said, “During studying and after graduating I worked as a freelancer with different companies, and worked for 5 months for a kids’ TV show in 2015, with the German television channel Deutsche Welle (DW). And that’s how I got into the industry.”

Dia Zaiem’s career soared to heights when ten of his short films and documentaries got nominated in the United States, Malaysia, and London.

His Silou: A Tale of an Orang Asli, was nominated for Best Short Documentary in Hollywood Screenings Festival in California, USA in 2017, and Official Selection in Best Film Fest 2017.

“I worked as senior gaffer in the short film Infinite Hiulcity, it was in the official selection category in Indie Wise Film Festival in Miami, USA in 2017.”

Dia Zaiem’s greatest achievement was being nominated for The Best Director and The Best Short Film in TMC London Film Festival in 2017, and winning The Best Editor Award for his film The Forgotten.

The short film was nominated as The Best Student Film in SEA Shorts Festival in Malaysia in 2017.

The young lad credits his success to trusting his ideas and not fearing failure, and tells the stories using his films.

His current project involves writing a script for his upcoming feature film. “My future project is working on a TV drama series as an assistant director. The project is still in its pre-production stage, but shooting will start in September 2017, in UAE and Lebanon.”

“My advice to students who want a career in the film industry or any other industry is to never quit trying, because you’ll never know how you’ll get opportunities.”

 

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Students from India completed 2017 Intensive Entrepreneurial Programme https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/students_from_india_completed_limkokwing_university_english_summer_camp_201 https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Summer_Camp_Graduation_(India)_2017_Main_small.jpg 7 August 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/Summer_Camp_Graduation_(India)_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Indian students completed the Limkokwing University Intensive Entrepreneurial Programme on 31 July 2017 where they received the opportunity to explore Malaysia’s multicultural business environment.</p> <p>Fourteen students from Uka Tarsadia University took part in a learning programme that enabled them to explore Malaysia’s commercial districts, trade customs and corporate practises. </p> <p>During the programme, students visited Port Dickson, Batu Caves, Petronas Twin Towers, Genting Highlands, Central Market and Putrajaya. This programme further encouraged them to interact and discover various aspects of multiculturalism in relation to business. </p> <p>For Kevinkumar Shaileshbhai Patel who is pursuing his MBA in Marketing, the exposure in multicultural Malaysia would help him understand the complexities of marketing. </p> <p>“We came here for summer internship, and research is one of the topics that we studied,” he said. “Here in Limkokwing University, the multicultural exposure helps us to learn through experience and develop proper business etiquettes.” </p> <p>He also added that the University’s environment enables students like him to broaden their views in regards to global work environments.</p> <p>“I can learn about new cultures here, which would be helpful for my future if I go to another country,” added Kamalkumar Atulbhai Patel who is studying Masters of Business Administration.</p> <p>“We do not experience the same kind of multiculturalism back home in India,” he said. “This is a unique thing here in Malaysia, especially in Kuala Lumpur city.” </p> <p>The Limkokwing University Summer Camp programme enables students to develop networking skills, language proficiency and receive industry exposure. </p> <ul> <li>Students from India completed 2017 Intensive Entrepreneurial Programme</li> <li>Students from India completed 2017 Intensive Entrepreneurial Programme</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Indian students completed the Limkokwing University Intensive Entrepreneurial Programme on 31 July 2017 where they received the opportunity to explore Malaysia’s multicultural business environment.

Fourteen students from Uka Tarsadia University took part in a learning programme that enabled them to explore Malaysia’s commercial districts, trade customs and corporate practises.

During the programme, students visited Port Dickson, Batu Caves, Petronas Twin Towers, Genting Highlands, Central Market and Putrajaya. This programme further encouraged them to interact and discover various aspects of multiculturalism in relation to business.

For Kevinkumar Shaileshbhai Patel who is pursuing his MBA in Marketing, the exposure in multicultural Malaysia would help him understand the complexities of marketing.

“We came here for summer internship, and research is one of the topics that we studied,” he said. “Here in Limkokwing University, the multicultural exposure helps us to learn through experience and develop proper business etiquettes.”

He also added that the University’s environment enables students like him to broaden their views in regards to global work environments.

“I can learn about new cultures here, which would be helpful for my future if I go to another country,” added Kamalkumar Atulbhai Patel who is studying Masters of Business Administration.

“We do not experience the same kind of multiculturalism back home in India,” he said. “This is a unique thing here in Malaysia, especially in Kuala Lumpur city.”

The Limkokwing University Summer Camp programme enables students to develop networking skills, language proficiency and receive industry exposure.

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India’s Cultural Highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/indias_cultural_highlights https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/CH_India_2017_small.jpg 5 August 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/CH_India_2017_small.jpg" > <p>India is one of the five oldest civilisations in the world and home to more than two thousand ethnic groups. Its colourful cultures have greatly influenced the world with their ideas and lifestyles.</p> <p><strong>Greeting Style </strong></p> <p>Most meetings generally begin with both palms pressed together at chest level while saying “Namaste” or the formal “Namaskar”.</p> <p>A simple handshake is a common greeting for both genders, but it is best to wait for the women initiate the first contact as many women will avoid contact with men in public situations.</p> <p>Hugs and kisses as a form of greeting should be avoided. More importantly, men and women should not display any physical affection, especially in public areas.</p> <p><strong>Practice Respect</strong></p> <p>While India has numerous cultures and traditions, respect is crucial in the life of the average citizen.</p> <p>Always remove shoes when visiting homes, temples as well as certain shops and businesses. The famous Indian head wobble can mean ‘yes’, but it generally depends on the expression and speed of the movement. It is often best to wait for the other party to respond.</p> <p>Avoid touching people, moving objects with your shoes, or eating with your left hand as this is considered both rude and unclean.</p> <p><strong>Rich History</strong></p> <p>Centuries of antiquity has led to the country developing different subcultures that were influenced by geography and cultural heritage. It was once dominated by Persia, ruled by the Achaemenid Empire, captured by the Islamic Sultanate, and subjugated by foreign powers including the Portuguese, the French as well as the British.</p> <p>This led to the development of Indian philosophy, literature, architecture administration and writing system.</p> <p><strong>Birthplace of Religions</strong></p> <p>India was the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, which are usually referred to as Indian or sometimes Dharmic religions. </p> <p>The country is considered home to one of the most religiously and ethnically diverse nations in the world. Religion plays a central role in many life aspects of its people. Based on the 2011 CIA World Factbook, major faiths in the country consisted of 79.8% Hindus, 14.2% Muslims, 2.3% Christians, 1.7% Sikhs and 2% is unspecified.</p> <p>In terms of ethnicity, Indians identify themselves as 72% Indo-Aryan, 25% Dravidian, and 3% as Mongoloid and others.</p> <p><strong>Colourful Cultures</strong></p> <p>Being a multicultural, multiethnic and multireligious society, India celebrates holidays and festivals of various religions. </p> <p>The festival of light, Diwali or Deepavali is a major festival in the country with homes, temples and public buildings being decorated with candles and lamps. Other celebrations include the colourful festival of Holi, the fiery effigies of Dussehra, the lively dance performances of Navratri and the beautiful Janmashtami.</p> <p>This article is part of a series highlighting the unique cultures featured in the recently concluded Limkokwing International Cultural Festival 2017.</p> <ul> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

India is one of the five oldest civilisations in the world and home to more than two thousand ethnic groups. Its colourful cultures have greatly influenced the world with their ideas and lifestyles.

Greeting Style

Most meetings generally begin with both palms pressed together at chest level while saying “Namaste” or the formal “Namaskar”.

A simple handshake is a common greeting for both genders, but it is best to wait for the women initiate the first contact as many women will avoid contact with men in public situations.

Hugs and kisses as a form of greeting should be avoided. More importantly, men and women should not display any physical affection, especially in public areas.

Practice Respect

While India has numerous cultures and traditions, respect is crucial in the life of the average citizen.

Always remove shoes when visiting homes, temples as well as certain shops and businesses. The famous Indian head wobble can mean ‘yes’, but it generally depends on the expression and speed of the movement. It is often best to wait for the other party to respond.

Avoid touching people, moving objects with your shoes, or eating with your left hand as this is considered both rude and unclean.

Rich History

Centuries of antiquity has led to the country developing different subcultures that were influenced by geography and cultural heritage. It was once dominated by Persia, ruled by the Achaemenid Empire, captured by the Islamic Sultanate, and subjugated by foreign powers including the Portuguese, the French as well as the British.

This led to the development of Indian philosophy, literature, architecture administration and writing system.

Birthplace of Religions

India was the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, which are usually referred to as Indian or sometimes Dharmic religions.

The country is considered home to one of the most religiously and ethnically diverse nations in the world. Religion plays a central role in many life aspects of its people. Based on the 2011 CIA World Factbook, major faiths in the country consisted of 79.8% Hindus, 14.2% Muslims, 2.3% Christians, 1.7% Sikhs and 2% is unspecified.

In terms of ethnicity, Indians identify themselves as 72% Indo-Aryan, 25% Dravidian, and 3% as Mongoloid and others.

Colourful Cultures

Being a multicultural, multiethnic and multireligious society, India celebrates holidays and festivals of various religions.

The festival of light, Diwali or Deepavali is a major festival in the country with homes, temples and public buildings being decorated with candles and lamps. Other celebrations include the colourful festival of Holi, the fiery effigies of Dussehra, the lively dance performances of Navratri and the beautiful Janmashtami.

This article is part of a series highlighting the unique cultures featured in the recently concluded Limkokwing International Cultural Festival 2017.

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One Belt, One Road Education Strategic Partnership https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/one_belt_one_road_education_strategic_partnership https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/China-Lkw_MOU_July_2017_Main_small.jpg 4 August 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/China-Lkw_MOU_July_2017_Main_small.jpg" > <p>Limkokwing University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China Communist Youth League of Henan Province Committee on 25 July 2017 for the China-Malaysia Deaf Students Sponsorship Programme.</p> <p>The signing ceremony was attended by Malaysia Education Deputy Minister YB Senator Datuk Chong Sin Woon, China Embassy Director of Culture Zhang Jie Xin and Limkokwing University Brand Creativity and Talent Development Vice President Dato’ Tiffanee Marie Lim.</p> <p>The University is the only Malaysian partner in education field under the Malaysia-China Strategic Alliance in regards to the “One Belt, One Road” initiative. It was also discussed during the Prime Minister’s visit to Beijing, China in May 2017. This initiative aims to strengthen bilateral ties between Malaysia and China. </p> <p>Limkokwing University received 15 special needs students with hearing impairment from Zhengzhou Institute of Technology China. The students are the first group of students who will take part in a six-month sponsorship programme that enables them to learn the English and Malay sign languages.</p> <p>“We see this event as a great opportunity for strengthening the educational co-operation between China and Malaysia,” said China Embassy Director of Culture Zhang Jie Xin.</p> <p>“We hope that through a closer co-operation and combined efforts, we can together write a new history of educational communication between China and Malaysia,” he added.</p> <p>For the special need students, this project provides them with tremendous opportunity in cultural exposure and academic freedom.</p> <p>“This is the first time Chinese deaf students were able to travel abroad,” said Yue Xin who is currently pursuing a Diploma in Computer and Technology. </p> <p>During the six-month programme, the University will provide the students with specialised lecturers and equipment to meet their requirements. </p> <p>The University is undertaking this project to provide education for hearing-impaired students with financial difficulties.</p> <p>This project empowers hearing-impaired students to pursue their studies in an international environment that enables them to integrate into a multicultural society and give back to their community and country.</p> <p>Limkokwing University actively supports students with physical disabilities to receive proper education and provide opportunities to interact with other students through courses of their choices. These students can interact with nationalities from more than 150 countries during their studies in Malaysia.</p> <ul> <li>One Belt, One Road Education Strategic Partnership</li> <li>One Belt, One Road Education Strategic Partnership</li> <li>One Belt, One Road Education Strategic Partnership</li> <li>One Belt, One Road Education Strategic Partnership</li> <li>One Belt, One Road Education Strategic Partnership</li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

Limkokwing University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China Communist Youth League of Henan Province Committee on 25 July 2017 for the China-Malaysia Deaf Students Sponsorship Programme.

The signing ceremony was attended by Malaysia Education Deputy Minister YB Senator Datuk Chong Sin Woon, China Embassy Director of Culture Zhang Jie Xin and Limkokwing University Brand Creativity and Talent Development Vice President Dato’ Tiffanee Marie Lim.

The University is the only Malaysian partner in education field under the Malaysia-China Strategic Alliance in regards to the “One Belt, One Road” initiative. It was also discussed during the Prime Minister’s visit to Beijing, China in May 2017. This initiative aims to strengthen bilateral ties between Malaysia and China.

Limkokwing University received 15 special needs students with hearing impairment from Zhengzhou Institute of Technology China. The students are the first group of students who will take part in a six-month sponsorship programme that enables them to learn the English and Malay sign languages.

“We see this event as a great opportunity for strengthening the educational co-operation between China and Malaysia,” said China Embassy Director of Culture Zhang Jie Xin.

“We hope that through a closer co-operation and combined efforts, we can together write a new history of educational communication between China and Malaysia,” he added.

For the special need students, this project provides them with tremendous opportunity in cultural exposure and academic freedom.

“This is the first time Chinese deaf students were able to travel abroad,” said Yue Xin who is currently pursuing a Diploma in Computer and Technology.

During the six-month programme, the University will provide the students with specialised lecturers and equipment to meet their requirements.

The University is undertaking this project to provide education for hearing-impaired students with financial difficulties.

This project empowers hearing-impaired students to pursue their studies in an international environment that enables them to integrate into a multicultural society and give back to their community and country.

Limkokwing University actively supports students with physical disabilities to receive proper education and provide opportunities to interact with other students through courses of their choices. These students can interact with nationalities from more than 150 countries during their studies in Malaysia.

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Know USA https://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/news/article/know_usa https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/USA_MAIN_SMALL.jpg 3 August 2017 <img src="https://www.limkokwing.net/graphics/news/news_inside/USA_MAIN_SMALL.jpg" > <p>The United States of America is a country in North America consisting of 50 states. It borders the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean as well as Canada and Mexico. Hawaii and Alaska extend the nation into the Pacific Ocean.</p> <p>The country has been sustained by its successes in World Wars I and II, and has since remained the world&#8217;s most powerful nation state.</p> <p>Its major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture centre, and capital Washington, DC. Midwest metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles&#8217; Hollywood is most famous for filmmaking.</p> <p>Other major cities are Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas and San Jose.</p> <p>The USA is one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations. It is the third most populous nation in the world after China and India, with an estimated population of 326,625,791 people.</p> <p>The United States Census officially recognises six racial categories: White American, Black or African American, Native American and Alaska Native, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander.</p> <p>White Americans are the racial majority and make about 79% of the population. African Americans are the largest racial minority amounting to 13%, Hispanic and Latino Americans amount to 17% of the population, making up the largest ethnic minority.</p> <p>Since the end of World War II, the country’s economy has achieved a moderately steady growth, low unemployment and inflation, and rapid advances in technology.</p> <p>The USA has the world&#8217;s largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP. Even though the country’s economy is considered post-industrial, its manufacturing sector remains the second largest in the world. It also has world&#8217;s leading economic and military power, and is a leader in scientific research and technological innovations.</p> <ul> <li>Know USA<div>Photo Credit: utahpeoplespost.com</div></li> <li>Know USA<div>Photo Credit: hdfreewallpaper.net</div></li> </ul> <p>Find us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/limkokwing" target="_blank">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/Limkokwing_MY" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>

The United States of America is a country in North America consisting of 50 states. It borders the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean as well as Canada and Mexico. Hawaii and Alaska extend the nation into the Pacific Ocean.

The country has been sustained by its successes in World Wars I and II, and has since remained the world’s most powerful nation state.

Its major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture centre, and capital Washington, DC. Midwest metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles’ Hollywood is most famous for filmmaking.

Other major cities are Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas and San Jose.

The USA is one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations. It is the third most populous nation in the world after China and India, with an estimated population of 326,625,791 people.

The United States Census officially recognises six racial categories: White American, Black or African American, Native American and Alaska Native, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander.

White Americans are the racial majority and make about 79% of the population. African Americans are the largest racial minority amounting to 13%, Hispanic and Latino Americans amount to 17% of the population, making up the largest ethnic minority.

Since the end of World War II, the country’s economy has achieved a moderately steady growth, low unemployment and inflation, and rapid advances in technology.

The USA has the world’s largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP. Even though the country’s economy is considered post-industrial, its manufacturing sector remains the second largest in the world. It also has world’s leading economic and military power, and is a leader in scientific research and technological innovations.

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