KDU Success Stories

KDU, an institution that has over 35 years of history and experience, believes in providing real world education to meet real world needs, and has traditionally, been successful in producing competent graduates and preparing students for top universities all over the world.
Established in 1983, and a pioneer in Malaysian private education, KDU was one of the first private colleges in Malaysia to have its own purpose-built campus. The institution, as KDU College then, was awarded the university college status in 2010 – a reflection of its quality programmes, and the growth of its international student population.
KDU University College and KDU College are members of Paramount Education, a fully-integrated education services provider for primary, secondary, tertiary, and postgraduate level studies as well as executive and professional development programmes.

  • Awarded the ‘University College’ status.
  • The Putra Brand Awards – The People’s Choice
    • Silver Award
    • Education & Learning Category

  • The Putra Brand Awards – The People’s Choice
    • Silver Award
    • Education & Learning Category

  • Moved to its flagship campus in Utropolis Glenmarie
  • CN 50 Students Choice Awards 2015
    • Top 10 most popular universities and colleges in Malaysia
    • Chosen by students and school leavers via nationwide study

  • 2016 – 2017 BrandLaureate Most Sustainable Brand Award Education – Private University College Category

  • The Putra Brand Awards – The People’s Choice
    • Bronze Award
    • Education & Learning Category 
  • The Edge Malaysia Pioneer Development Award 2017
    • An accolade under a category of The Edge Malaysia Property Excellence Awards 2017
    • Recognises KDU as a pioneer brand in the private education by a property developer
  • Shah Alam Low Carbon Building Award 2017
    • Recognition by the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA)
    • First Runner-up under the category of Commercial and Institution

  • The Putra Brand Awards – The People’s Choice
    • Bronze Award
    • Education & Learning Category 
Vision & Mission


Changing lives and enriching communities for a better world.


  • We deliver superior products and services that benefit society, and shape future generations of leaders and thinkers.
  • We care for the safety and health of our people, and we believe in developing their talents through empowerment and enabling them to maximise their potential.
  • We grow our businesses to deliver sustainable and responsible shareholder returns while ensuring that we continue to protect our environment.
  • We must be bold in technological innovations to be market leaders in our core businesses.
  • We will leverage on the synergies within our business ecosystem to create unique product offerings.

Core Values

  • Trust
  • We will strive to strengthen the faith that our shareholders, customers and the community have placed upon us to deliver sustainable returns.
  • Respect
  • We respect people as individuals, care for their well-being, and welcome diversity in capability and background. We encourage positive teamwork and expect everyone to be open, candid and constructive in their comments and suggestions and always seek to help our colleagues inside and outside Paramount.
  • Integrity
  • We expect to do what is right, not only what is allowed.  We believe in absolute honesty and strong principles of uncompromising ethical and moral behavior from everyone - our employees as well as those who do business with us.  Integrity must not only be heard but must also be seen in action at all times.
  • Bravery
  • We must have the courage to stand up for what we believe in and be bold enough to venture into new areas and businesses.
  • Energy
  • We embrace the future with vitality and vigour, exhibiting innovativeness and entrepreneurship in the true spirit upon which the company was founded.
Education Charter
  • We inspire students and staff to lead, share and serve.
  • We create a community in which learning, teaching and research are encouraged, enabled and enjoyed.
  • We promote critical thinking, independent learning and creative problem solving.
  • We nurture individuals to be ethical and responsible global citizens.
  • We share our success with stakeholders and the community we serve.
Awards & Achievements
  • World Association of Chef Societies (WACS) Recognition of Quality Culinary Education
  • Accreditation from The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE)- Associate Member

2006FHA, Singapore - Bronze/Team Event
2007FHM, Malaysia - Gold/Individual FHM, Malaysia - Bronze/Individual
FHM, Malaysia - Bronze/Individual
2008FHA, Singapore - Gold/Individual
FHA, Singapore - Silver/Individual
Penang Chef’s Challenge - Champions/Team Event (Black Box)
2009HKICC (HOFEX), Hong Kong - Bronze/Individual
MIHAS Chefs Challenge, Malaysia - 4 Golds, 3 Silvers & Overall Champions / Team Event
FHM, Malaysia - Silver/Individual
FHM, Malaysia - Bronze/Individual
2010Hans Bueschkens Challenge, Chile -Silver/Individual (Black Box)
Salon Culinaire, Dubai -Silver/Individual (Ice-Carving)
FHA, Singapore- Gold/Individual
FHA, Singapore- Gold/ Dream Team Challenge/Team Event
FHA, Singapore- Silver/Individual
FHA, Singapore- Silver/Team Event
FHA, Singapore- Bronze/Individual (Pastry Showpiece)
FHA, Singapore- Bronze/Individual
2011HKICC (HOFEX), Hong Kong- 2 Bronze, 2 Silver
2012FHA, Singapore- Silver/Dream Team, Bronze/Two to Tango
2013HKICC, Hong Kong: 2 Golds, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Medal/Team Event
  • Awarded an Entry Point Project under the Malaysian Government’s Economic Transformation Plan (ETP), spearheading the Game Development Industry in Malaysia.
  • MyGameDev2020 is an initiative spearheaded by KDU University College that represents the start of a strategic collaboration between educational institutions and industry sectors.
  • KDU University College collaborates with Codemasters Studios to develop talent and to build national awareness.
  • Bachelor of Game Development (Hons) programme student won The Merit Award for the MSC-Malaysia APICTA 2013 awards under the Best of Tertiary Student Project Category (Creative Multimedia)
  • Bachelor of Computing programme won the central zone category for the MyInovasi 2012 competition, a competition organized by the Ministry of Higher Education to promote innovation and creativity.
2011 Lee Jian Aun (leader), Lee Jian Yi, Gan Chun Meng (School of Computing and Creative Media) Finalist – Microsoft Imagine Cup Malaysia 2011
2014 Khor Rui Yen & Chua Yin Fu (School of Computing, Communication & Media Studies) Team Member - The Best Prototype Award – MDeC-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Global Start-up Labs Programme
UNSW Foundation Year students Liew Ying Ying and Lee Song Yuin obtained the world’s highest GPA of 9.9 out of 10. Both received scholarships to study Medicine at UNSW, Sydney.

Cambridge International Examination Outstanding Learner Awards

Nur Dalila Binti Kahar Top in Malaysia – History
Kuhan a/l Kanapathy Top in World – Economics
Awad Bin Fadzlul Rahman Top in Malaysia - History
Jolyn Tan Lay Shian Best Across Three A Levels
Top in the World- Accounting - A Level
Ooi Bun Pin Top in Malaysia- Economics A Level
Wong Jian Eu Top in Malaysia- History- A Level
Yvonne Ng Ee Lyn, Song Cai Li Top in the World- Mathematics - AS Level
Enrique Phang Li-Onn, Tan Qiu Jin Top in Malaysia- Accounting - AS Level
Khor hue Jye Top in Malaysia- History - AS Level

2011 CIE Brilliance Award - Top in Malaysia for History, Top in Malaysia for Mathematics, Third Place for Best Across 4 AS-Level, Top in Malaysia for Law
2012 CIE Outstanding Learners Award - Top in the World Award for A-level Accounting, First Place in Malaysia (Best Across 3 A-Level Subjects), Top in the World for AS-Level Mathematics
2014 CIE Outstanding Learners Award - Top in World in A-Level Chemistry, Top in Country in A-Level Physics, Joint Top Place for Best Across Three Cambridge International A Levels, Top in World in A-Level History, Top in the World in AS-Level Accounting
KDU University College is an ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner (ALP), which is the highest and most prestigious level of approval for universities and colleges globally.
  • Pioneer batch of American Credit Transfer programme students transfer to various universities across the United States
  • New schools within the college was formed and more programmes were offered
  • First in the nation to run the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) course on a full-time basis
  • Introduced the first overseas twinning programme in partnership with Middlesex Polytechnic (Middlesex University)

  • Awarded Silver for the Education & Learning category in the inaugural Putra Brand Awards 2010.
  • Awarded the ‘University College’ status 
    • KDU University College is an ISO 9001:2008 and MSC certified institution.
    • All programmes offered are approved by the Ministry of Education and 88.1% of its programmes are MQA-accredited.

  • MQA-Accredited Programmes
  • MSC Status Company
  • ISO Certified for Quality
  • China Embassy Accreditation
  • MOHE & Kementerian Dalam Negeri Permit For Foreign Students Enrolment
  • Government-Sponsored Students From
    • Petronas
    • JPA
    • MARA
    • Sime Darby

2016 / 2017
  • The Brandlaureate 
    • Most sustainable Brand Award
    • 2016 - 2017 for Brand Excellence
Education - Private University College Category

  • The Putra Brand Awards – The People’s Choice
    • Bronze Award
    • Education & Learning Category