The 29th Convocation of HELP University was held in an atmosphere of pomp and grandeur in the Shangrila-La hotel on 23 April 2017.
A total of 1,298 graduands received their degree scrolls, comprising 262 postgraduates and 1,063 with bachelor’s degrees. International students accounted for an impressive 23% of the total.
The highlight of this year’s event was the award of an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree in Economics to YAB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, Menteri Besar of Johor for his contribution to the development of higher education in Malaysia and his leadership of Johor state which has experienced further development and attracted large investments.
Following tradition, on Convocation eve, Saturday 22 April, HELP held its annual Strategy Seminar on the theme of The Fourth Industrial Revolution, an exclusive forum where thought leaders and practitioners from 15 institutions and 12 countries shared their practices and experience of the new digital age in the fields of education, business and commerce, security, geopolitics and globalization.
Follow us on a guided tour of the momentous weekend’s high points.
“Universities are the fountains of knowledge and HELP University has contributed to the enrichment of that fountain. I commend HELP University for shaping Malaysia’s intellectual landscape. HELP has transformed the education scene in Malaysia, and countless of industry leaders have emerged from this prestigious university; I am sure more will come” – excerpt.
“The journey is more important than the destination. Reflecting on the past three years, I realised it was the journey – with all its challenges – that has stretched and moulded me into the graduate I am today. From assignments to presentations and extra-curricular activities that forced me out of my comfort zone… each semester at HELP had something to teach me. The fact that it was a difficult journey makes today’s celebration all the more meaningful, because we made it, with the support of those around us” – excerpt.