All undergraduate programmes and many postgraduate programmes in the School of Science and Technology are validated by Lancaster University, a top ten UK university. Our students who successfully complete these programmes will be awarded two certificates, making them graduates of both Sunway University and Lancaster University.
Established by the Royal Charter in 1964, Lancaster University enjoys a world-class reputation as a centre for excellence in teaching, scholarship and research. Lancaster University, ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, is also consistently ranked highly in both international and UK Higher Education league tables.
Our highly qualified academics comprise professors, associate professors and doctorate level lecturers who are strongly connected to the industry and actively involved in research. Our academics are from internationally well-known universities and have extensive experience in teaching and research to support the school’s commitment for academic excellence. In addition to teaching and research, they also have substantial industry experience. They are truly dedicated and committed to go the extra mile in offering advice and guidance to students.
We are spearheading efforts to raise our research profile through cutting-edge research, scientific publications, research funding and project acquisitions, and establishment of new research centres. Our commitment to research excellence is evidenced by the various research awards we have achieved such as awards from the International Invention, Innovation & Technology Innovation Exhibition (ITEX) and best paper awards during conferences. We have also received external research grants, most notably the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) by the Malaysian Ministry of Education and grants by the Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD).
We have formed extensive research collaborations with local universities as well as international universities from various countries such as the UK, USA, Australia, Singapore and Saudi Arabia. Our research outcomes and experience are integrated into our lectures to keep our students up-to-date with the latest technology and exciting ideas. Together, the research and the real-world facets allow our academics to provide students with an engaging and interactive learning experience. Students have access to our diverse research by taking up projects and being supervised by dedicated and experienced researchers.
To further support our growing research pursuits, we have established four specialist research centres — Centre for Virus and Vaccine Research, Research Centre for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilisation, Research Centre for Crystalline Materials, and Research Centre for Nano-Materials and Energy Technology — headed by distinguished professors of renowned expertise in their respective disciplines. These research centres provide students and researchers opportunities to work on specialised areas of research, partner with a diverse range of collaborators from both academia and industry, and publish high-impact papers in top-ranking journals.
Our programme curriculum is constantly updated to keep with current market needs. Our Industry Advisory Board meets twice a year to ensure our curriculum is developed with up-to-date syllabus. We also ensure our graduates gain experience through their participation in internships and research projects as a result of our collaborations with the industry.