26 April 2019: A joint collaboration for enhancement of academic opportunities in tertiary education
Sunway Theme Parks and Sunway University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for their joint collaboration in the enhancement of tertiary education in Malaysia.
“This MoU demonstrates the commitment of Sunway Theme Parks, through Sunway Lagoon and Sunway Lost World of Tambun towards furthering educational and academic opportunities in Malaysia, built upon the strong foundation of the already existing symbiotic relationship shared by Sunway Theme Parks and Sunway University,” said Sunway Theme Parks General Manager Calvin Ho.
The MoU will initiate further development of educational programmes between Sunway Theme Parks and Sunway University through a series of projects including lectures at the university by multi-disciplinary representatives from Sunway Theme Parks, which comprises Sunway Lagoon and Sunway Lost World of Tambun.
“It is always exciting to see organisations such as Sunway Theme Parks, through their highly established and world-renowned themed parks, work with us towards the effective furtherance of the academic experience of students at Sunway University.
“Indeed, Sunway University and Sunway Theme Parks have developed a long-standing and mutually beneficial working relationship in the past and today’s MoU signing is yet another natural step in the right direction, of which I am confident that the sum will be greater than the parts,” said Sunway Education Group Senior Executive Director Dr Elizabeth Lee.
This collaboration will also involve study trips to both theme parks participated by students of Sunway University which are created to prepare them for future careers in entertainment, hospitality and tourism related industries.
Students from all faculties of Sunway University will also be provided internship opportunities to apply their knowledge in a real-world setting. Sunway Theme Parks and Sunway University will also create edutainment platforms to promote the United Nation’s global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As part of the first-phase design collaboration between Sunway Lagoon and Sunway University’s School of Arts and Design earlier this year, students worked closely with the theme park’s retail team to develop creative ‘The Amazing Sunway City’ merchandise collection comprising seven products, now available at Sunway Lagoon’s retail outlets.Performing Arts and Drama students are also recruited annually for Sunway Lagoon’s Night of Fright event, the largest Halloween Festival of the country, which sees them undergoing an extensive 40-hour ‘scare actors’ professional training programme.
Meanwhile, Sunway Lost World of Tambun has collaborated with Sunway Youth for Sustainable Development society to create Malaysia’s first man-made Marmoset Island created using recyclable items. The theme park has also worked with Sunway University to conduct educational environmental workshop sessions at two Q-dees centres in Perak.