Host & Venue
About Sunway University:
Sunway University is a leading not-for-profit private university committed to the pursuit of education through scholarship, research and enterprise. It is ranked among the top 2% of universities in Asia and rated as a 5-star institution by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). For the 2020 rankings, the University was ranked within the 751–800 range, out of 1002 universities ranked in the QS World University Rankings. The University was also ranked among the top 150 young universities worldwide in the QS Top 50 Under 50. The University has also been awarded a 5-Star rating in the SETARA 2017 assessment of Malaysian Higher Education Institutions, and is one of only eleven universities in Malaysia to be awarded the Premier Digital Technology University status by the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation.
The University is committed to multi-disciplinary research in sustainable development within an urban environment, and promoting health, well-being, and the development of new technologies in addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems. We are establishing ourselves on the global stage with some of our researchers being among the most highly cited globally and actively engaged in cross-border collaborations. The University is committed to investing in the next generation through research-led teaching and to this end, continues to equip our campus with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities.
The University is recognised by the Ministry of Education of Malaysia and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, and its programmes are designed to fulfil the needs and interests of a modern society. In adopting a global approach, the University has established close partnerships with Lancaster University and Le Cordon Bleu International, which lend international qualifications to Sunway’s programmes. The University has fostered ties with Harvard University and University of California, Berkeley in the United States, and University of Oxford and University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom in multiple bilateral exchanges of expertise and research.
To date, the University has drawn more than 26,000 students from over 90 countries to its vibrant, 880,000-square-feet campus. Supported by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation, the University has invested in excess of RM400 million in its infrastructure and continues to expand its teaching and learning, and research spaces. Here at Sunway, students and academics thrive in the discovery of ideas and opportunities in the heart of Sunway City, adjacent to some of the best public, medical and social amenities in Malaysia.
The University is in Bandar Sunway, Selangor which is now effectively a suburb of Kuala Lumpur. Bandar Sunway is an almost completely self-sufficient community with homes, businesses, schools, healthcare, shops and leisure facilities. It is located within the vicinity of Sunway hotels and the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Centre. There is a covered walkway from the Pyramid Shopping centre to the Sunway University building.
Sunway University directions: https://university.sunway.edu.my/contact-us
About the organizer:
The Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia is an independent public policy think-tank, based at Sunway University on the outskirts of the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.
The Institute’s research programme is grouped around three core disciplines: economic development, governance and social progress, including education. Its mission is to develop solutions to some of the region’s most pressing development problems. JCI seeks to engage policymakers, scholars and ordinary citizens through regular public lectures and discussions, and to build lasting academic partnerships in the region and the wider Asia-Pacific. International partners include Harvard University (United States), Columbia University (United States), ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (Singapore), Keio University (Japan) and Fudan University (China). In Malaysia, JCI’s collaborators include the Foreign Policy Study Group, Merdeka Center and the Centre for Public Policy Studies.
For more information, please visit http://jci.edu.my/