Sunway University, one of Malaysia’s leading private universities which is a strictly not-for-profit institution and dedicated to quality education, supporting enterprise, and undertaking research focused on key global problems. The University is based in Sunway City, a thriving green resort city built on reclaimed former tin-mining land, on the western side of Kuala Lumpur in the heart of the Klang Valley. The University is relatively young by global standards, but is already ranked within the top 2% of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings), and in the top 1.5% of universities in Asia, as well as being ranked within the top 150 universities in the world under 50 years old.
Our state-of-the-art modern campus is connected to a wide range of social and community amenities by safe walkways at tree top level (the “canopy walk”) giving a unique sustainable study, work and social environment for our students and staff on campus and around Sunway City. Sunway City is a prime example of the new global movement of sustainable “fifteen minute cities” with hyper-connectivity and all amenities accessible within 15 minutes on foot.
The University has a 5-star “excellent” rating by the Malaysian government (in the latest Setara assessment exercise), and is one of just eleven universities in Malaysia to be awarded the special “Premier Digital Technology Institution” status. We have developed close collaborations with many leading international universities including Harvard University and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Some professors from the latter hold distinguished visiting appointments giving occasional lectures to our University and the wider Sunway City community through our Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers series of public lectures. These are named after the founder of Sunway City and of the University, Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah, who is also the chairman of Sunway Group, one of Malaysia’s leading industrial conglomerates and developer of Sunway City. We have a very close relationship with Lancaster University in the UK, enabling our students on many programmes to also qualify for Lancaster degrees.
Sunway University has been recognised as the 473rd World’s Most Sustainable University in 2020. UI GreenMetric World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings on sustainability. It is an initiative of the University of Indonesia that ranks universities around the world based on their commitment and actions towards sustainability. UI GreenMetric World University Rankings aims to increase university awareness towards sustainability.
So welcome to a globally connected, forward looking university, dedicated to sustainability, and located in arguably one of the most exciting campus destinations on the planet in the warm heart of tropical sunny Malaysia.
Occupying 22 acres of prime land in Sunway City, Kuala Lumpur, the city campus is fully equipped with academic, hostel and sporting facilities and is amongst the largest and most modern private institutions in Malaysia.
The campus comes complete with wireless access coverage (Wi-Fi) available 24-hours per day which covers classrooms, lecture halls, cafeteria, library, concourse and open areas that are conducive for student discussions, communications, e-Learning and working on course assignments.
The Sunway Campus library is ISO 9001:2015 certified. It is one of the largest University libraries in Malaysian private educational institutions. Equipped with the latest library technology, the library is linked to international e-databases and thousands of e-journals, allowing our students access to a global wealth of knowledge.
The spacious 72,000 square feet of floor space in the library provides a variety of learning spaces including:
Library users have access to the Extended Hour Study Area which opens until 2.00AM daily. The Sunway Campus library is a library with an ever-expanding collection of books, e-Journals, online e-databases and audio-visual materials to support the teaching, learning and research efforts of the academic community at Sunway.
The University campus is patrolled round-the -clock by security personnel who have been accorded auxiliary police status.