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Limkokwing University of Creative Technology is a private creative arts university in Malaysiamarker. From its main campus in Malaysiamarker, the university operates six more campuses worldwide; in Indonesiamarker, Cambodiamarker, Chinamarker, Botswanamarker, Lesothomarker, and the United Kingdommarker. 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.

History

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.

The change in the Limkokwing logo over the years.
The institute's first campus was in the center of Kuala Lumpurmarker, operating on two floors of a business building. 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 Jaya, 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.

Campuses

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 countries.

References

  1. http://www.internationaleducationmedia.com/malaysia/limkokwing.htm



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