Our Journey

KDU is now part of the University of Wollongong Australia Global Network and known as UOW Malaysia KDU. In line with that, UOW plans to develop the UOW Malaysia KDU University Colleges at Glenmarie and Penang into universities within the next five to seven years. In addition, UOW intends to offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as research opportunities at the new Batu Kawan campus, to meet the emerging needs of that region.

Heritage

  • Established in 1983, and a pioneer in Malaysian private education, KDU was one of the first private colleges in Malaysia to have its own purpose-built campus that located in Damansara Jaya.
  • Pioneer batch of American Credit Transfer programme students transfer to various universities across the United States
  • New schools within the college was formed and more programmes were offered
  • First in the nation to run the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) course on a full-time basis
  • Introduced the first overseas twinning programme in partnership with Middlesex Polytechnic (Middlesex University)
  • Second campus, KDU Penang began its chapter when it opened its door to first batch of students in 1991.
  • Awarded Silver for the Education & Learning category in the inaugural Putra Brand Awards 2010.
  • Awarded the ‘University College’ status
    • KDU University College is an ISO 9001:2008 and MSC certified institution.
    • All programmes offered are approved by the Ministry of Education and 88.1% of its programmes are MQA-accredited.

 

Recognition

  • MQA-Accredited Programmes
  • MSC Status Company
  • ISO Certified for Quality
  • China Embassy Accreditation
  • MOHE & Kementerian Dalam Negeri Permit For Foreign Students Enrolment
  • Government-Sponsored Students From
    • Petronas
    • JPA
    • MARA
    • Sime Darby

The Putra Brand Awards – The People’s Choice

  • Silver Award
  • Education & Learning Category
  • KDU Penang University College was also awarded the Penang MPSP Green Industry Award for the SME Education and Awareness category
  • Moved to its flagship campus in Utropolis, Glenmarie
  • CN 50 Students Choice Awards 2015
    • Top 10 most popular universities and colleges in Malaysia
    • Chosen by students and school leavers via nationwide study

 

  • KDU Penang University College was conferred an all-round 6-star College status by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE_ MyQuest Audit 2014/2015)

2016 – 2017 BrandLaureate Most Sustainable Brand Award Education – Private University College Category

  • The Putra Brand Awards – The People’s Choice
    • Bronze Award
    • Education & Learning Category

 

  • The Edge Malaysia Pioneer Development Award 2017
    • An accolade under a category of The Edge Malaysia Property Excellence Awards 2017
    • Recognises KDU as a pioneer brand in the private education by a property developer

 

  • Shah Alam Low Carbon Building Award 2017
    • Recognition by the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA)
    • First Runner-up under the category of Commercial and Institution
  • The Putra Brand Awards – The People’s Choice
    • Bronze Award
    • Education & Learning Category

 

  • KDU entered into a strategic partnership with UOW Global Enterprises, a wholly-owned subsidiary of University of Wollongong Australia
  • KDU is now part of the University of Wollongong Australia Global Network and known as UOW Malaysia KDU

 

  • Sin Chew Education Awards (SCBEA)
    • Education Business Sustainability
    • Outstanding Educational Institutions: Private Universities/ Colleges