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HELP University awards honorary doctorate to Kim Jong-Un

"We should use education to help the people of DPR Korea to have a better life and a higher standard of living. Above all, let's help them integrate faster into the global network of open societies,...

"I hope that using this 'soft constructive' approach we can help them and North Asia and the world to be a better place for mankind,...

"I anticipate that it is a matter of time, within the next six years or so, that DPR Korea will engage the world in many constructive ways. I feel no one at this moment has the courage to do this though their hearts tell them to do so,...

"To help DPR Korea in the way we do it is a road unraveled, but we hope our first small crucial step will contribute to peace and prosperity for all."


HELP University president
Datuk Dr Paul Chan
Oct 3, 2013



HELP University Malaysia has awarded an honorary doctorate in Economics to North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-Un.

A ceremony conveying the certificate was held on Oct 3, 2013 in the DPR Korean (North Korean) embassy in Kuala Lumpur and was attended by 35 invitees including the HELP University president Datuk Dr Paul Chan and the North Korean ambassador to Malaysia, who received the honour on Kim's behalf.

Kim Jong Un was the first foreign head of state to receive the honorary degree from HELP university.

In a press statement released by HELP University, Dr Chan confirmed the awarding of the degree and expressed his hope that education could be used as a bridge to reach out to the people of North Korea.
Chan shared his vision for North Korea's future and how education was an important tool for the reclusive nation's progression. Dr Chan also stressed the importance of accessible education in paving the way for a better quality of life for the people of North Korea.

Malaysia is one of the few countries in the world who have good ties with North Korea and whose citizens are not required to have visas for entry into the nation.

HELP University
BZ-2 Pusat Bandar Damansara
50490, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Tel: 603 - 2094 2000
Fax: 603 - 2095 7100


Announcement Details/Table Section :
The Board of Directors of HELP International Corporation Berhad (“HIC”) is pleased to announce that HELP University College Sdn Bhd., a wholly-owned subsidiary company of HIC has been officially invited by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia for HELP University College (“HUC”) to be upgraded to full-fledged university status.

Y.B. Dato' Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, Minister of Higher Education presented the Certificate of Invitation to HUC at a ceremony held at Putrajaya today.

This announcement is dated 6 September 2011.

HELP University College is founded in 1986 to provide affordable quality educational opportunities for Malaysians, HELP University College has become the leading institution of higher learning in Malaysia with a firmly established international reputation among universities, research organizations, scholars, business and corporate leaders and governments in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America.

It offers a wide and diverse range of programmes covering business, law, entrepreneurship, management, economics, IT. psychology, communication, social sciences and the humanities at undergraduate and graduate levels, It has also assumed a leading role in research and development in certain disciplines and subject areas.

Through rigorous standards and benchmarking, HELP has achieved many successes and won plaudits and respect from many quarters, locally and abroad, making the university college a preferred partner in many crucial areas of Endeavour and cooperation.

The quality of education imparted by HELP ensures its graduates are preferred over others by multinational companies as well as discerning employers in many areas of the globe and their rapidly assumed responsible leadership roles and positions.

Never in private education in Malaysia or in the Asia Pacific has a university recorded so many unique successes and accomplishments in many fields of Endeavour: academic, social, community, charitable, sports and recreational, All these have been achieved through enlightened and visionary leadership and (^ constant drive and exhortation to staff to aim for and give their best. HELP University College has made many path-breaking breakthroughs and broken many records, setting new trends and standards in the process. It has become a model for successful entrepreneurship.

The conferment of university college status by the Government in 2004 is tacit recognition of HELP'S distinguished achievements and provides a fillip to further excellence and quality. It is now poised to play its role as an intellectual leader and a great centre of learning and tertiary education.

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As in 2013, Malaysia has :

1) 414 Private colleges
2) 37 Private universities
3) 20 Private University-colleges
4) 1 Public University-college
4) 7 Foreign branch campus
5) 20 Public universities


HELP awarded an honorary doctorate in economics to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Help University, a Kuala Lumpur-based private-run university, held a ceremony to mark the conferment at the North Korean Embassy in the Malaysian capital on Oct. 3, 2013

The North Korean ambassador to Malaysia, one of the few countries that have friendly relations with the reclusive nation, accepted the diploma on Kim’s behalf in the presence of 35 or so invited guests.

It marked the first time for the university to award an honorary doctorate to a foreign head of state.

In a statement, Help University President Paul Chan said he hopes the soft, constructive approach can build a bridge to reach the North Korean people and help them.

North Korea ranks among the world's poorest countries.

Help University, partnering with acclaimed colleges in Britain, the United States and Australia, offers special systems to allow its foreign students to study at partner schools or transfer into such universities after completing its curriculums.

Many foreign students from Japan and elsewhere study at the HELP university.

Wisma HELP is an 11-storey building University Campus at Damansara Heights, KL

HELP Residence is a 21-storey Hostel Building at Damansara Heights, KL

Ministry of Education has approved HELP to establish the HELP International School (“HIS”) in Subang, Selangor. The school will be located on a seven- acre site within the vicinity of our Subang campus. It can accommodate 3,000 students, with an initial intake of 500 to 600 students when it starts operation in September 2013. The diversification into international education is HELP’s strategic development of its education eco-system.


HELP University College
Providing university focused education for a wide range of pre-university, undergraduate and post graduate degree programmes and provisions of hostel services

HELP Training Centre
Providing educational and other learning facilities through its own centre and in twinning with other educational institutions

HELP Academy
Providing higher learning courses, educational and other learning facilities through its own centre and in twinning with other educational institutions

HELP College of Arts and Technology
Carrying on the business of a commercial college for higher education (Formerly known as HELP ICT Sdn. Bhd.)

HELP Executive Advanced Training
Providing professional and executive education and training

Providing pre-university courses/services and distribution for education products and services

HELP Education Services Center
Providing educational services and activities at (Formerly known as CC primary, secondary, pre-university and matriculation levels

IT facilities :

• 10 computer laboratories (including 2 multimedia and internet labs) with approximately 400 computers to serve the student population in terms of curricular requirements. assignments and research.

• 8 incubator laboratories to cater for project requirements of our IT students and for research and development.

• State-of-the-art Power Macintosh G4 laboratory.

Other facilities :

• More than 30,000 volumes of books, and a variety of magazines, journals and newspapers.

• Students are given access to ProQuest, an online information service that provides access to current periodicals and newspapers, dissertations, technical papers, xerographic reproductions of out-of-print books and databases.

Facts and figures :

Accommodation : Yes
No. of students in the whole institution: 11,000 for the HELP Group
No. of students pursuing UK qualifications (all majors): Approx 2,000
No. of international students 2,000
No. of lecturers/teaching staff: 200
Scholarships offered Yes
Online application: No

Contact details :

Address: HELP University College
BZ-2 Pusat Bandar Damansara,
50490 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: +(603) 2094 2000 Fax: +(603) 2095 7100


Other campus locations :

Wisma HELP
Kompleks Pejabat Damansara, Kiang Parade

HELP Academy (HA)
Block E Kompleks Pejabat Damansara,
Damansara Height, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, +(603) 2094 2000 Fax +(603) 2095 7100

HELP International College of Technology
Level 5 Kiang Parade, 2112, Jalan Meru 41050 Kiang Tel: +(603) 3346 7100 Fax: +(603) 3341 8143


Links with/affiliated with :

London School of Economics and Political Science,
University of London,
University of East London,
University of the West of England, Bristol,
Cardiff University.
University of Manchester,
University of Sheffield,
University of Exeter,
University of Leeds,
University of Liverpool,
Aberystwyth University,
Northumbria University,
University of Hertfordshire

UK courses offered in Malaysia

Course fees for the
whole course (RM)
Length of
1) HELP Academy
2) HELP International College of Technology
3) University of London External Programme

• BSc Accounting & Finance (Hons)
• BSc Economics & Management (Hons)

Rm 28,800

1) HELP University College Technology

•UK Degree Transfer Programme (Law)

(2 years at HELP)
Rm 40,000

2+1, 1+2
1) HELP University College
2) University of East London

• BA (Hons) Business Studies (3+0)
• BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance (3+0)

Rm 50,400

1) HELP University College

•GCE A Levels

 (3 subjects) Rm 21,000
 (4 subjects) Rm 25,000

1.5 years
1) HELP International College of Technology
2) University of Hertfordshire Programme

• BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering (3+0)
• BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (3+0)



General areas of study offered by HELP
Mode of Study : Full-Time

Media, communications & advertising
Multimedia & IT
Economics & finance
Hospitality & tourism

Type of programme :



To help every one succeed in life and live a life of significance through education.


• To be a university college with a strong culture of quality and leadership that focuses on sound academic standards, continuous improvement and the talent development of students and staff.

• To offer a learning experience that enhances career development lifetime values and personal fulfillment.

• To share our success with the stakeholders and community we serve.

Corporate Philosophy

The educational and corporate philosophy of HELP University College is:

• Pride of Achievement

• Sharing Success

• The Courage to Be

• To Be Compassionate

• To Be Significant

Academic Strengths

> Profile of Lecturers

HELP University College is reputed to have an outstanding teaching faculty. All teaching staff possess Master's degrees with many holding PhDs. The local faculty is complemented by many international scholars and academics from top universities like Cambridge, Harvard, American University, Helsinki School of Economics. University of Texas Austin, University of Queensland, amongst others who serve as visiting professors, lecturers, examiners and moderators.

> Course Contents

HELP University College focuses on:

• The Skill of Conceptualization

• The Science of Organization

• The Art of Articulation

• The Practice of Application

Much of HELP'S success lies in its unique educational philosophy and pedagogy It believes that education is an opportunity for an individual to realize his fullest potential. It utilizes its faculty's academic credentials and vast experience in all levels and modes of education to design and deliver programmes that live up to the highest standards.

The quality of instruction and delivery is benchmarked against the highest standards and criteria, and is guaranteed by an elaborate system of quality assurance imposed by examining boards, external examiners, peer evaluators and statutory regulations,

Our educational philosophy is holistic. On campus, there are sophisticated and unique programmes and services offered by qualified and experienced counsellors and psychologists for the pastoral care and personal development of students to enable them to undertake their rigorous studies in the best psychological and emotional frame of mind for maximum achievement.

Employability of Graduates - Career Opportunities in Top Companies

HELP University College has close links with Fortune 500 companies such as Unisys and Siemens Nixdorf.

HELP'S graduates are also popular candidates for employment with leading multinational companies such as Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Co, Ernst & Young, Accenture KPMC and others.

Programme Outline

HELP University's international links and partnerships include many prestigious universities in the United Kingdom, Australia. New Zealand, United States of America. Canada, France, Germany, People's Republic of China, Denmark, Vietnam and Korea. The universities include London School of Economics, University of London, Charles Sturt University, University of Adelaide, University of Queensland, University of Otago, American University (Washington D.C.) and Bemidji State University among others.

> Recognition from Professional Bodies and Quality Assurance Agencies

HELP has obtained Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Status and accreditation by the National Accreditation Board (LAN) for their programmes as well as recognition from professional bodies such as CPA Australia, ACCA UK, CIMA UK, Malaysian Legal Professional Qualifying Board and Australia Computer Society amongst others.

> Microsoft Authorized Academic Training Programme (AATP)

AATP is a formal technology training and support program, certifying students as Microsoft Certified Professionals (highly trained in Microsoft development tools and system products),

> Sun Authorized Java Centre (AJC)

HELP collaborates with Sun Microsystems, offering certification programs for students' enhancement of ability and knowledge in Java Technology

> Winners of the Ericsson Kacip@Cut-Edge Award

HELP'S IT students won the top 2 prizes (student category) in the prestigious Ericsson-DIGI Edge Developer Idol Competition Ericsson 2004 and Kacip@Cut-Edge 2001/02 and 2002/2003 Awards, HELP is the first institution in Asia to develop and launch five WAP- bosed information systems in 2001.

> Continuing Recognition from Top IT Companies

HELP has been named on Ericsson Associate by Ericsson Malaysia, the latest significant alliance with major IT companies. Apple Malaysia also provides open access to and training in WebObjects 5.1, enabling students to design and develop customized high-performance Java server applications.

Academic Facilities and Resources

Apart from facilities such as lecture theatres, conference halls, tutorial rooms, and others, HELP also boasts of the following state-of-the-art facilities and resources:

> Computer Facilities

HELP has extensive computing resources for its students which include Hewlett Packard, Dell and Siemens computers networked to various leased lines linking Internet and interactive video learning and email. Amongst others, there are also 2 Enterprise Digital Alpha, 10 computer laboratories with approximately 400 computers, including 2 multimedia and internet labs, 8 incubator laboratories. State-of-the-art Power Macintosh G4 laboratory and a WAP and web-based scheduling and communication system,

> Learning Resource Centre

The Learning Resource Centre provides students with access to a large and up-to- date collection of text and reference books. journals and magazines as well as services like loans, reservations and photocopying and online searching for information on the internet.

ProQuestฎ Information and Learning offers students access to online information service that provides access to thousands of current periodicals, newspapers and others. The "library" includes materials in subjects from Asian studies to zoology, for audiences from undergraduates to Nobel laureates.

> The Curie Science Laboratories

The Curie Science Laboratories of HELP are ultra-modern laboratories fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and essential safety features. They are furnished with all the necessary facilities to run practical sessions for science courses.

Student Support Services and Student Development Activities

> Accommodation

The Student Accommodation Department assists students in seeking suitable accommodation in HELP'S student apartments or in local residential areas.

> Extracurricular Activities

The Department of Student Affairs plans

and implements programmes for students' social, interpersonal and organizational skills and inculcating the sporting spirit through involvement in over 30 academic and sporting clubs / societies.

> Academic Counselling

Education Advisors provide academic guidance to students in choosing the most suitable careers and courses.

> International Student Services

The International Student Services Department enhances the welfare of all HELP'S international students, assisting in airport pick-up, admission, application and renewal of student visas, etc.

> Training and Career Placement Services for Graduates

The Graduates Career Placement Programme assists participating corporations in identifying suitable jobs and training opportunities for graduates and organizes workshops for graduating students on writing resumes, attending interviews and suitable job selection.

A placement service for a two-week intensive residential programme in Australia and the UK enables students to develop team-building and leadership abilities besides acquiring self-esteem and personal skills.

Scholarships / Financial Aid

Scholarships and Bursaries are available for all pre-university and undergraduate students on the basis of academic merit and financial need. More than RM8 million has been given out.

There are other scholarships like:

• Sports and Extracurricular Activities Scholarships (recipients hove included national shuttles and gymnasts)

• International Scholarships from many renowned international universities

Recognition and Achievements

• All programs are approved by JPS and LAN with some receiving full accreditation

• Accounting degrees are recognized by CPA Australia, ACCA. CIMA

• Law degree transfer programs are recognized by the Malaysian Legal Professional Qualifying Board (MLPQB)

• Australian IT degree programmes are recognized by Australia Computer Society (ACS)

International achievements by HELP'S students

• University of London First Class Honors

• London School of Economics First Class Honors

• University of West of England, Bristol LLB First Class Honors

• Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarship

• Standard Chartered Bank Scholarships

• LSE External Study Scholarship

• CPA Australia Essay Competition

• CPA Australia Inter-Varsity Accounting Quiz

• Ericsson Kacip@Cut-Edge 2001/02 Award (1st & 2nd Prizes)

• Ericsson-DIGI Edge Developer Idol Competition (1st & 2nd Prizes)

Since 1986  HELP provides affordable quality educational opportunities for Malaysians, HELP University College has developed into the leading institution of higher learning in Malaysia with a firmly established international reputation among universities, research organizations, scholars, business and corporate leaders and governments in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America.

It offers a wide and diverse range of programs covering business, law, management, economics, IT, social sciences and the humanities at undergraduate and graduate levels. It has also assumed a leading role in research and development in certain disciplines and subject areas.

By upholding rigorous standards and setting benchmarks in many areas, HELP has achieved many successes and won plaudits and respect from many quarters, at home and abroad, making it a preferred partner in many crucial areas of Endeavour and cooperation.

The quality of education imparted by HELP ensures that not only are its graduates preferred over others for employment by multinational companies and discerning employers in many areas of the globe, they also rapidly assume responsible leadership roles and positions.

The conferment of university status by the Government in 2004 is tacit recognition of HELP's distinguished achievements and provides a fillip to further excellence and quality. We are now poised to play our role as an intellectual leader and a great centre of learning and tertiary education.

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