Propelling World-Class Research

Celebrated every 10 November, World Science Day for Peace and Development underlines the significance of science and technology in creating positive impact and innovative development to our society.

Sunway University has always been steadfast in its efforts to integrate innovative solutions and technological advancement into its ecosystem, as well as to advance multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research on the global stage.

Testament to this, 26 scientists from Sunway University are recognised in Stanford University’s highly cited Top 2% Scientists List. This also denotes that 6% of Sunway University’s academics are world-acclaimed researchers, making it three times as much as the world average.

The Stanford University ranking is based on the bibliometric information contained in the Scopus database and the selection is based on the top 100,000 scientists across 22 scientific fields and 174 sub-fields. On top of that, researchers are assessed on their career-long citation impact and single-year citation impact.

The list of Sunway University researchers include Professor Sibrandes Poppema, Professor Ir Denny Ng, Professor Lim Weng Marc, Associate Professor Arshian Sharif, Professor M A Hannan, Professor Linda D. Hollebeek, Professor Dr Ong Hwai Chyuan, Associate Professor Dr Sitara Karim, Professor Lee Learn Han, Professor Goh Bey Hing, Distinguished Professor Saidur Rahman, Professor Mohamed Kheireddine Aroua, Professor David Andrew Bradley,, Professor Pervaiz K Ahmed, Professor Agamutu Pariatamby, Professor Mayeen Uddin Khandaker, Professor Long Chiau Ming, Dr Katta Ramesh, Professor Rebecca Wong Shin Yee, Professor Dr Adarsh Kumar Pandey, Professor Mohammad Khalid, Professor Teo Kok Lay, Professor Datin Chia Yook Chin, Professor Ts. Dr. Angela Amphawan, Associate Professor Dr Numan Arshid, and Yong Shin Jie.

Amongst the 26 researchers, 11 of them are from the School of Engineering and Technology (SET), which is helmed by Professor Ir Denny Ng. In addition to that, five female researchers are recognised for their ground-breaking research in economics and finance, marketing, medical sciences, and photonics.

Sunway University’s state-of-the-art facilities, research centres and dedicated team of experienced academics offer students endless opportunities to discover their potential and realise their aspirations.

A great example of this is Yong Shin Jie, a 23-year-old Sunway University student, who received global recognition for his study on long-COVID/post-COVID syndrome.

Professor Sibrandes Poppema, who is also the President of Sunway University added, “Sunway University is now the leading private education institution in Malaysia with the highest number of Top 2% scientists.

This is truly a remarkable milestone for us, and we intend to propel our endeavours further and continue to make a significant contribution across a wide array of industry sectors that will make a positive impact on our society.”

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