Founder and President of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology Worldwide, Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dr. Limkokwing has been bestowed with the title; Lord Limkokwing of Holton, UK in recognition of his decades long advocacy of fusing the best talents of education, industry and peace-building to change the world.
Lord Limkokwing has been instrumental in changing British and worldwide perception of Malaysian education and initiated closer collaborations with the Commonwealth and the United Nations where he has paved the way for Malaysia to play a significant role. He is Chair of the Advisory Board; United Nations Global Compact, Malaysia. The Asia Pacific CSR Council awarded him the honour of Father of Responsible Innovation & Creative Education. He is a member of The World Federation of UN Friends and was also awarded the Salver of Honour by the World Federation of Friends of the United Nations. His lifelong journey empowering people and nations was paid fitting tribute when he received the Commonwealth Champions Award and is only the eight recipient of this prestigious award in the history of the Commonwealth.
For 45 years, Lord Limkokwing has passionately involved himself in nation-building and advocated transformation and innovation of human capital for developing nations and organisations – as key to a more equitable and peaceful world into the next decade of the 21st century. He is one of the world’s most highly decorated citizens for excellence in innovation, communications, advertising, education and as an international peacemaker. Thousands of young people from around the world have gained a global tertiary education by virtue of the University’s pioneering and innovative education philosophy which is creativity oriented.
More the 30,000 students study at Limkokwing University’s 12 campuses in Asia, Africa and Europe. Its main campus in KL’s tech-city, Cyberjaya alone holds close to 10,000 students, 80 percent of them from foreign countries and is the nation’s ground breaking University with unrivalled emphasis upon innovation and creativity. The University has changed the tertiary education landscape not only in Botswana but in every country the University has established itself.
Lord Limkokwing is credited with spearheading the process of reforming many of the world’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector, a vital sub sector of many a country’s education system. His pioneering endeavours in building a strong TVET workforce with high-tech, skill-based training has created generations of young entrepreneurs who are contributing to transforming their nations. His contributions has been recognised and he has been awarded: Global TVET Leadership for Economic Transformation by ASIC (Accreditation Service For International Schools, Colleges & Universities) the United Kingdom based globally recognized authority on accreditation of higher education institutions worldwide and IVETA (International Vocational Education & Training Association, UK) - TVET UK’s International President – Limkokwing University was declared “Global TVET Model University”.