Quality tertiary education

A DYNAMIC university with equity participation from the Perak state government, Quest International University Perak (QIUP) was conceptualised to nurture members of Gen Y to become inquisitive, socially-aware, and impactful individuals. At the heart of it all, it is a noble quest to provide the best education to all levels of society, and one that does not burden parents.

QIUP's Foundation programmes are a great way for students to develop practical and academic skills after SPM to help them embark on their journey towards higher education.

The Foundation in Business, Science and Arts has a practical focus with a range of hands-on experience where students will gain the confidence, skills and knowledge to help them participate effectively in tertiary study. They will also explore a selection of QIUP programmes to help them plan their future study in Diploma or Degree programmes.

Attracting the best academicians from the nation, they're no doubt the strongest pillar of the university, its lecturers are passionate, industry-savvy, highly acclaimed and highly intelligent. Students will benefit tremendously from their knowledge, experiences and networking.

To produce outstanding students, outstanding lecturers are but a must. In this respect, QIUP has attracted the best intellectual minds. The various faculty Deans and Director of Centre are nothing short of impressive.

Prof Dr Abdul Latif Salleh, the Dean of Faculty of Business, Management and Social Sciences (FBMSS) has spent 25 years working for the University of Malaya, and following his retirement in 2008, he went on to continue teaching at the Prince Sultan University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for five years.

Prof Datuk Dr Allan Mathews, Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy is a well-known figure in the pharmaceutical profession. Having 14 years of experience in the government sector, pioneering Clinical Pharmacy Services, and 22 years in the pharmaceutical industry, he is highly sought after for his tremendous experience.

Prof Dr Alam Sher Malik, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine has had a distinguished career in Clinical Paediatrics and Child Health as well as in Medical Education and Management, over a period of more than three decades, spent in various parts of the world, especially in Pakistan and Malaysia. He is a recognised expert on infectious diseases in children.

Associate Prof Dr Yagasena Appannah, Dean of the Faculty of Integrative Sciences and Technology, has more than 25 years of experience in teaching, research and industry. He is also a pioneer member of USM research team on Satellite Signal Propagation under the POST-PARTNERS programme in collaboration with Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, Japan.

Associate Prof Dr Vilasini Pillai, Director of Centre for Graduate Studies and Research and also the Head of Biotechnology, comes with more than 30 years of experience in Agriculture Biotechnology and Science & Technology related policies and regulations, having worked in the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) in the area of genetic engineering of crop plants.

Besides the aforementioned, there are many more excellent academicians in Engineering, Computer Science and the Foundation programmes who have strong credentials and are experts in their fields.

QIUP's quest is to develop all-rounded graduates to not only excel in their studies, but also be actively participating in various conferences, educational competitions and sports during their study here.

As seen with the university clinching podium finishes in three categories at the 2017 National English Olympics (NEO17) competition held at Universiti Teknologi Petronas recently, QIUP was crowned the 1st runner-up in the overall Institutional championship. It was indeed a momentous day at the 2017 National English Olympics competition with so many wins for QIUP.

The undergraduates also presented papers at Interdisciplinary ICT Practice Conference and International Symposium on Mathematical Sciences and Computing Research conference. Their papers have been published in International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications.

QIUP's interim campus is strategically located in Ipoh, away from the distractions of bustling city life and aptly providing a conducive learning environment and lower cost of living. Should one have high hopes on a rich student life and opportunity to interact with the best academicians, QIUP is the answer.

For more information, call the toll free line 1 800 88 7487, email enquiries@qiup.edu.my, or log on to www.qiup.edu.my