Limkokwing University of Creative
Technology is a private creative
arts university in Malaysia.
main campus in Malaysia, the
university operates six more campuses worldwide; in Indonesia, Cambodia, China, Botswana, Lesotho, and the
The school is named after its founder, Tan
Sri Dato' Dr. Lim Kok Wing.
Founded in 1989 as a technical institute, the university was the
first private Malaysian institution to receive the University
College status, and in turn was the first University College
upgraded to full University status.
Lim Kok Wing, at the time a struggling graphic designer working in
several firms across Malaysia, established the Limkokwing Institute
in 1986, as a design training company. The lack of easily
accessible education on various academic levels inspired Lim Kok
Wing to, within the institute, establish a diploma-granting
institute in 1992, which would after several months come to be
named the Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology.
institute's first campus was in the center of Kuala Lumpur, operating on two floors of a business
The change in the Limkokwing logo over
After two years and additions of countless more
degrees, which were new to the country, in the fields of design,
architecture, business, and IT, the institute moved indefinitely to
a slightly larger facility in Kelana
, on the outskirts of the city.
The first batch of students’ total 200 who signed up for diploma
courses in two faculties — art & design and communication —
pursuing graphic design, interior design, fashion and textile
design, advertising and public relations.
Student intakes rose steadily year by year and the then college
made plans to expand in 1996. It shifted to a larger complex in
Mayang, Petaling Jaya, after spending RM30 million for renovation,
equipment installations, new facilities and amenities.
Limkokwing University of Creative Technology now, as a collective
institution known as Limkokwing University of Creative Technology
Worldwide, operates more than eleven campuses in seven