UOW Malaysia KDU is part of the University of Wollongong Australia’s global network, but has a long history of providing accessible, quality, tertiary education to Malaysia, and the surrounding regions, as it was previously known as KDU college and university colleges. UOW Global Enterprises, a wholly-owned subsidiary of University of Wollongong Australia, in September 2019 acquired the KDU institutions and following a process of transformation integrated them into the University of Wollongong Australia global network of campuses located in Australia, Dubai, Hong Kong, and now here in Malaysia. Subsequently, in November 2019, the name of the college and university colleges were changed to reflect the stewardship of the University of Wollongong and they are now known as UOW Malaysia KDU. UOW plans to develop the UOW Malaysia KDU campuses at Glenmarie, George Town Penang, and Batu Kawan Penang into universities within the next five to seven years. Both university colleges offer a full spectrum of programs, within a contemporary learning environment utilizing state-of-the-art facilities, from Foundation through to bachelor degrees and postgraduate programs. These include programs in hospitality, tourism and culinary arts, game development and computing, communications, creative arts, business, engineering and nursing. The University of Wollongong is committed to becoming a pre-eminent provider of higher education in Malaysia. This commitment combines UOW’s internationally recognised teaching programs and personalised approach to students with its experience of operating for over 38 years in Malaysia, modern campuses and vibrant, industry-focused programs. UOW’s presence in Malaysia will benefit the wider region, by producing international student growth and industry-ready graduates. Heritage 1983 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. 1984 Pioneer batch of American Credit Transfer program students transfer to various universities across the United States New schools within the college was formed and more programs 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 program in partnership with Middlesex Polytechnic (Middlesex University) 1991 Second campus, KDU Penang began its chapter when it opened its door to first batch of students in 1991. 2010 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 programs offered are approved by the Ministry of Education and 88.1% of its programmes are MQA-accredited. Recognition MQA-Accredited Programs 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 2011 The Putra Brand Awards – The People’s Choice Silver Award Education & Learning Category 2013 KDU Penang University College was also awarded the Penang MPSP Green Industry Award for the SME Education and Awareness category 2015 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 was upgraded to a ‘University College’ status KDU Penang University College was conferred an all-round 6-star College status by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE_ MyQuest Audit 2014/2015) 2016 2016 – 2017 BrandLaureate Most Sustainable Brand Award Education – Private University College Category 2017 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 2018 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 2019 UOW Global Enterprises acquired the KDU enterprises On 19th November 2019 the KDU institutions were rename UOW Malaysia KDU to reflect they are part of the University of Wollongong Australia Global Network Sin Chew Education Awards (SCBEA) Education Business Sustainability Outstanding Educational Institutions: Private Universities/ Colleges 2020 In January 2020 Batu Kawan Campus Penang operations commenced, bringing for the first time an international campus experience to Northern Peninsula Malaysia UOW recognized in the QS Global Rankings as a top 1% university, being 196th globally in the 2021 rankings 2021 In April 2021 Dual Awards with the University of Wollongong Australia launched in Business, Computer Science, and Software Engineering.