Prevailing against strong contenders, the Sunway-AstraZeneca partnership is accorded "UK-Malaysia Partnership of the Year" in recognition of its outstanding performance driving digital innovation in healthcare, by opening doors to collaborations with notable stakeholders such as our Ministry of Health, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation as well as the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation - rendering healthcare more accessible and affordable.
Similarly, the Sunway-Lancaster partnership - one of the most successful transnational higher education partnerships in the world, is conferred the inaugural "UK-Malaysia Education Institutional Partnership", following its fifteenth anniversary this year. The award was introduced to acknowledge bilateral and multidimensional collaborations in generating career opportunities and catalysing knowledge transfer towards enriching both countries in the long term.
As a leading institution committed to the pursuit of educational excellence, Sunway University has established high quality education with world-class research and strong business links. These accolades have reiterated the importance of forging joint-venture collaboration and synergies between institutes of higher learning like Sunway University with the United Kingdom (UK) and Malaysian counterparts.
The achievement is reminiscent of our feat at BMCC's 2019 Awards where Sunway Group founder and chairman Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah received the UK-Malaysia Business Personality Award - the sole individual award of the evening, and Sunway Medical Centre won the UK-Malaysia Partnership Award in honour of its seamless collaboration with University of Cambridge, UK.