In March 2018, UCSI University hosted the SDG Conference for the first time. The conference assembled students from higher institutions, global experts, development practitioners, academics, and industry leaders to share their experiences and best practices on how to break down the barriers to achieve sustainable development goals.

At the “SDGs – Is Malaysia Prepared?” participants shared their initiatives, knowledge and opinion about SDGs with the audience. As one of its initiatives, UCSI is committed to develop an online platform to garner sustainable development ideas named ‘MySDGStep’ to improve the sharing of evidence, experiences and good practices on SDGs.

In January 2018, this platform was created as the ‘Knowledge and Sharing Gateway’ on Sustainable Development Goals, and it was launched during the UCSI SDG Conference.

Since then, various awareness and engagement programmes have been organised to enable more UCSI staff and students to understand and embrace steps that promote sustainability in their lives. MySDGStep is a platform that shares, and comes with the hope to gather the voices of all of the SDG advocators, locally and internationally.

In the SDG Accord Annual Report July 2018, UCSI’s SDG platform was included as a showcase on the initiative to implement the SDGs across the campus (Click here to view the annual report). Together, we are taking actions and will continuously raise the awareness and foster better understanding about the SDGs. Hence, we encourage you to share your voice and be part of this movement!

About UCSI University

Built on the principles of audacity, perseverance, integrity and excellence, UCSI University is a leading institution of higher learning with campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Kuching and Springhill (Seremban/PD), Malaysia. Our faculties, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to meet student needs offer a wide spectrum of academic programmes, ranging from Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Engineering and Architecture to Music, Multimedia, Education, Liberal Arts and Hospitality.

UCSI University is a vibrant community of learning and scholarship. With more than 10,000 students from 110 different countries, the University stands out as a melting pot of diversity and learners will supplement their pursuit of knowledge with a keen sense of cultural appreciation – a vital trait in today’s borderless world. As one of Malaysia’s first private universities, UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The University’s academic staff are at the forefront of their disciplines and their views are highly sought after on major issues; from business to political science. Many of our academics have extensive experience working overseas and some play advisory roles in public bodies and various committees. By bringing their experiences into the classroom, our academics cater to an exhilarating learning environment and learners will thrive as they balance academic mastery with industrial application.

UCSI University’s strong track record of university-industry engagement has attracted attention from the powers that be and the University is entrusted to reshape Malaysia’s tourism and hospitality industry through education. By leading the Malaysian Centre of Tourism and Hospitality Education – a consortium of Malaysia’s foremost education institutions – that endeavours to equip at least 50% of the industry’s workforce with a diploma or a degree by 2020, UCSI University stands in the nation’s service and that of the global community.

Building on its domestic standing as a preferred and trusted education provider, the University is also expanding its sphere of influence. Tie-ups with foreign universities, research institutes and leading multinational companies are constantly established, enhancing opportunities for students and staff in the areas of research and development, mobility programmes and career opportunities, among others.

While these developments are encouraging, the true story of the University is about its students. Many of our alumni have gone on to achieve great things in life – from business to science and the performing arts. Most remain in close contact and the University is gratified to play a role in grooming movers and shakers that define today’s – and tomorrow’s – world.

Since its inception in 1986, UCSI University has been committed to further the discovery and celebration of knowledge. The University’s commitment – and success – in undergraduate teaching is matched by its progress in research and the discovery of knowledge, making it a true hub of higher education. Seeking to open doors for students around the world, the University’s generous financial aid programme ensures that prodigious students from all economic backgrounds can afford a UCSI University education.