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HELP University (Malay: Universiti HELP; formerly known as HELP Institute, and subsequently as HELP University College) is a private university in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was founded in 1986 by its president, Dr Paul Chan Tuck Hoong, and CEO Chan-Low Kam Yoke.
HELP first offered the University of London External Programmes and the twinning programmes with the University of Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, and the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. It has partnerships with universities in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, and in Europe.
HELP University is a member of the HELP Education Group. The HELP Education Group consists of HELP University, HELP Academy, HELP International School, Crescendo-HELP International School, and Tunku Putra-HELP International School.
The university was awarded the Premier Digital Tech University (PDTU) status in 2019 by the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), a recognition given to Malaysia's leading digital tech focussed tertiary institutions.
Faculties and departments
The academic faculties at HELP University are:
- Faculty of Computing and Digital Technology
- Faculty of Arts and Communication
- Faculty of Behavioural Sciences
- Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
- Faculty of Education and Languages
- Faculty of Law and Government
- Faculty of University Foundation Studies
- Department of American Degree Transfer Program
- ELM Graduate School
- Institute of Crime and Criminology
- Centre for Continuing Professional Development
The academic faculties at HELP Academy are:
- Department of A-Levels
- Department of Management Studies
- Department of University of London Programme
Faculty of Behavioural Sciences
The faculty houses the [Department of Psychology], CareerSense@HELP, and the Centre for Psychological Counselling Services (CPCS) which offers services to students, staff, and members of the public.
The Faculty of Behavioural Sciences is the largest in Southeast Asia for a private educational institution. HELP University was the first private educational institution to offer a degree in Psychology in Malaysia. Its origins were in the mid-1990s when the university college realised that students needed counselling and psychological services, and employed counsellors so that students may approach them for help. From then onwards, psychology at HELP University grew with more services offered to students and staff, and culminated in the establishment of programmes and degrees, and a faculty that specialises in Psychology and Behavioural Sciences.
Business Studies Department
The Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting is a comprehensive business, hospitality and tourism management school distinguished for the quality of its academic staff, the depth of its programmes, the recognition accorded by world class universities, accreditation from professional bodies and its close links with the industry. It was formed in 1986 at the inception of HELP in the same year. At present, we are the largest academic faculty in HELP University with an enrolment of 2,500 undergraduate students.
Graduates of HELP's Bachelor of Business (Accounting) programme can apply to be an associate member of CPA Australia without having to sit for the qualifying exam.
The Department of University of London International Programmes
HELP was the first educational institution in the world to offer the University of London External Programme's Diploma in Economics outside of the United Kingdom in 1986.
The University of London Programme is administered by the London School of Economics and Political Science.
HELP Academy and HELP College of Arts and Technology (HELP CAT) were awarded the affiliate status by the University of London in 2009. The HELP Group therefore has two affiliate statuses out of the 21 awarded to institutions throughout the world.
Many University of London International Programmes students at HELP have won scholarships such as the External Scholarship and Standard Chartered Scholarships to continue their studies at the London School of Economics, and at the University of Cambridge.
The degrees are awarded by the University of London International Programmes are BSc (Business), BSc (Banking and Finance), BSc (Economics), BSc (Economics and Management) and BSc (Accounting and Finance).
Relationship with Kim Jong-Un
In 2013, HELP University awarded North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un with an honorary doctorate. This move generated negative press at the time, but the president of the university stating that he hopes such a 'soft constructive' approach would help improve things in North Korea.
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