Sunway University and the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation have appointed a number of distinguished global academics as honorary professors and professorial fellows. Holding their main appointments at major global universities, these individuals contribute to the objectives of the Foundation and the University and give occasional visiting lectures for our academic community.
Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Economist, Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Honorary Professor and Director of the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development at Sunway University; Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, USA; Former Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz FRS, Immunologist, Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Honorary Professor, Sunway University; Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, UK; Chairman of Cancer Research UK.
Professor Sir Alan Ferscht FRS, Chemist and Molecular Biologist, Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Honorary Professor, Sunway University; Former Master of Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, UK.
Professor Kay-Tee Khaw CBE, Gerontologist, Jeffrey Cheah Professorial Fellow, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, UK.
Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE, FRS, Theoretical Physicist and Broadcaster, Honorary Professor, Sunway University; Professor of Theoretical Physics and Chair in the Public Engagement in Science, University of Surrey, UK.
Professor John Todd FRS, Jeffrey Cheah Professorial Fellow, Brasenose College, University of Oxford, UK; Professor of Precision Medicine and Director of the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics and the JDRF/Wellcome Trust Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory, University of Oxford.
Professor William James, Virologist, Emeritus Jeffrey Cheah Professorial Fellow, Brasenose College, University of Oxford, UK; Former Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford.
Professor Rema Hanna, Economist, Jeffrey Cheah Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA.
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Endocrine Surgeon, Jeffrey Cheah Honorary Professor of Medicine; Director-General, Ministry of Health, Malaysia.