Having an overarching aspiration for the university is consistent with the One UniKL concept. Hence, WE4ASIA is UniKL's desire to aim high and dream big to strengthen its global positioning. The aspiration articulates the centrality of research, innovation, scholarship and towering personality for the university yet implies the importance of the interconnections between creation of knowledge and application of that knowledge to have a positive impact on the world. In no way does this aspiration diminish the centrality of its mission and vision as the leading entrepreneurial technical university. This aspiration should be pursued through a strategy of greater focus and connectivity via its people, programmes and partnerships.
This diverse mix are essential sources and strengths of UniKL's special character and eminence to be among Asia's best in technical education in the years to come. The proposed We4Asia Strategic Plan suggests that in pursuing the aspiration, the university should challenge the status quo because more of the same may not work. One such strategy was the development of the Student Development and Campus Lifestyle sector or SDCL which has been entrusted to develop our students and graduates with strong aura of UniKL. We want our students and graduates to be more balanced individuals in all aspects - physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Our graduates have always been our motivation for existence as we are part of ‘Amanah Rakyat'.
No doubt that the university will face greater challenges as it continues its journey to chart impressive records in the global history of tertiary education. However, with highly productive staff and students supported by strong commitment to excellence and tireless efforts, Universiti Kuala Lumpur will strive continuously towards achieving the milestones.
Let's do this together, my friends.
Prof Dato Dr Mazliham Mohd Suud
(President, Universiti Kuala Lumpur)