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Wawasan Open University (Wou)

Wawasan Open University (Wou)

Wawasan Open University (Wou), Wawasan Open University (WOU) was established in 2006 with a unique and socially responsible objective – to provide working Malaysians access to quality higher education via Open Distance Learning (ODL) regardless of their educational, ethnic or socio-economic background

 

 

Wawasan Open University (WOU) was established in 2006 with a unique and socially responsible objective – to provide working Malaysians access to quality higher education via Open Distance Learning (ODL) regardless of their educational, ethnic or socio-economic background.  The University has spread its wings in September 2013 to offer full-time degree programmes for STPM school leavers and diploma holders at its Main Campus in Penang.

As the people’s university, WOU believes in providing education and lifelong learning opportunities to all people for self-enrichment and professional advancement.  By opening the door to tertiary education, WOU ensures that more Malaysians are now able to pursue an affordable degree.

Faculties

There are four schools under Wawasan Open University:

  • School of Science and Technology
  • School of Education, Languages and Communications
  • School of Business and Administration
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences

WOU also conducts learning, training and research through its:

  • Centre for Graduate Studies
  • Centre for Professional Development and Continuing Education (PACE)
  • Institute for Research and Innovation (IRI)

Administration

Vice-chancellor and chief executive officer

Professor Dato’ Dr Ho Sinn Chye is the third vice-chancellor of Wawasan Open University, having taken office on 1 October 2012.

Chancellor

The former Chief Justice of Malaysia, Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah was formally installed as the third chancellor on 7 December 2013.