Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, one of Malaysia most successful universities to date announced it had set its eyes on Yemen and intended to establish its first Yemeni campus.
With campuses in Asia, Africa and Europe the University attracts every year students from all over the world – 150 countries –
Dr Lim Kok Wing, its founder, is one Asia’s most well-known communications strategists and entrepreneurs. Described as a visionary and a pioneer in education, Dr. Lim set out to create an institution which will act a bridge in between western and eastern thinking and “allows its students to criss-cross nations and soak up experiences that strengthens their global knowledge and improves their cultural insights.”
According to Dr. Lim, “the campus will offer the full range of Limkokwing courses including design, architecture, information technology, multimedia, broadcasting and business.”
The University which courses will all be conducted in English will first work on improving its students fluency in English and fill educational gaps.
“We always look at how we can contribute to the places we go to and to that end, we always work closely with the government and industry of those countries,” added Lim.
“In Yemen, for example, the government has recognised under its Strategic Vision 2025, the need for high quality higher education that will expand the country’s economic and social development.
The university will thus play a role in this development programme by building Yemen’s human capital, a valuable resource for a country without extensive natural resources.
As Yemeni male students are usually the ones who can go abroad for their studies, the campus will provide female students with the opportunity to pursue a tertiary education and gain skills for the 21st century.
Through its African campuses, the university has proven that it can equip thousands of youths with new technology skills in a short time.”