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Publication on Business Times - "First varsity to get MSC status"

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Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is where a fusion of technology, innovation and creativity works to prepare graduates for roles in business and society globally.

Originally established as the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) in 1993 and Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation (UCTI) in 2004, APU's approach to nurturing school-leavers into professionals has resulted in its graduates being highly sought after by employers.

APU offers a wide range of degrees with technology as a common core. It develops and delivers programmes through international partnerships, particularly with Staffordshire University, the UK, and partners throughout the world.

APU was rated at Tier 5 (excellent) under the Setara 2011 Ratings and Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
APU, via APIIT, is Malaysia's first institution to achieve Multimedia Super Corridor Company status. Through its network of APIIT Education Group branch campuses in Sri Lanka and India, APU also reaches out to professionals in these countries.

APU's programmes are approved by the Education Ministry and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.

They are quality assured by international partner universities, including Staffordshire University, the UK.
More than 9,000 students study at its campus in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, including more than 5,000 students from 100 countries.

APU graduates are prepared for careers in Technology; Computing & IT; Multimedia & Games Programming; Business Development; Media; Engineering; Tourism Management & Service Management.
Employers look for people who have the technical skills and the ability to communicate, work in teams and the ability to learn, develop and adapt.

Exposure to the real world enables graduates to apply knowledge and skills immediately upon employment.
Its student-centric applications, such as the Webspace portal, Online Courseware Community, and other online feedback systems facilitate communication and collaboration as well as 24x7 access to course materials, assessments and projects and other information.

APU is the first institution of its kind to have received R&D grants from the Malaysian government and to have received accolades and awards for R&D innovations. The projects are:
- Moodle ERP -- A suite of plug-ins that extends Moodl (an open source education content delivery system) to a complete education ERP.
- iShiel - An Internet-based pornography detection technology
- iSMART - A scheduling and resource allocation and optimisation engine
- C.A.R.P.E.T. - Accurate license plate extraction and recognition technology
APU's awards include:
- 1Malaysia Innovation Tournament (1MIT)
- Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) Malaysia (Multimedia Development Corporation)
- Asia Student .NET Awards (Microsoft Inc.)
- Asian Innovation Awards (Far Eastern Economic Review, Singapore)
- Enterprise 50 Award (Accenture & SMI Devt Corp)
- HSBC Young IT Entrepreneur Awards (Hong Kong Bank)
- International Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA)
- Malaysia Cybersecurity Awards (Cybersecurity Malaysia)
- Malaysia Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award
- Microsoft Imagine Cup (Microsoft Inc.)
- Ministry of Education Excellence Awards (Ministry of Education, Malaysia)
- MSC Malaysia Creative Industry Awards (Multimedia Development Corporation)
- MSC-IHL Business Plan Competition (Multimedia Development Corporation)
- Stanford University's Global Innovation Tournament
In 2011, the APIIT Education Group received the Prime Minister's Industry Excellence Award from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
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