10th Anniversary

Malaysia

Be Positive

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (HWUM) is celebrating a decade of creating positive impact in Malaysia. Join us as we celebrate our 10th anniversary on our beautiful green campus in Putrajaya and reflect on a decade of continual creation of positive impact in Malaysia, one that goes beyond quality education.

10 years of impact in Malaysia

2022

Installation of first Pro-Chancellor

Installation of our first Pro-Chancellor, Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood

Installation of our first Pro-Chancellor, Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood.

2021

First woman Chair on Board of Directors

2021

Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, First woman chair on the board of directors

Appointment of Datuk Yasmin Mahmood as HWUM first Woman Chair on the Board of Directors.

First Pro-Chancellor appointed

Professor Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood, Pro-Chancellor

Appointment of Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood as HWUM's first Pro-Chancellor.

University Bicentennial celebrations

low shot of James Watt statue with fireworks in the background

Celebration of the Bicentennial of Heriot-Watt University's founding.

2020

First virtual Graduation ceremony

2020

class of 2020 graduation graphic

First virtual Graduation ceremony by Heriot-Watt University.

2019

Launch of Strategy 2025

2019

group of staff at the strategy 2025 launch

Launch of Strategy 2025 on Campus.

Visit of HRH Prince Edward

Group of students meeting HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

Visit of HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

2018

Dragon boat race

2018

group of students holding their county flags at the dragon boat race

First-ever inter-campus dragon boat race at the Putrajaya Water Sport Complex with 40 students from three campuses (UK, Dubai and Malaysia) in Malaysia.

Most Iconic Brand Award

group of staff accepting BrandLaureate's 'Most Iconic Brand' Award

Winner of BrandLaureate's 'Most Iconic Brand' Award.

2017

International University of the Year

2017

group shot of students celebrating winning International University of The Year

Celebrated 2018 International University of The Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide with former Malaysia’s Minister of Higher Education, Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh and the UK’s Director for the Department for International Trade and Investment in Malaysia, Ms Debbie Clarke. 

First Graduation ceremony

group shot of undergraduate's at the first graduation ceremony

The first group of undergraduates graduated.

5th Anniversary celebrations

group shot of students celebrating the fifth anniversary

Celebrated 5th Anniversary and bid farewell to our founding Provost Professor Bob Craik 

2016

Launch of Wheesht

2016

staff at the opening the 'Wheest' room at Heriot-Watt Malaysia campus

Launch of Wheesht (Silent Study Room) 

2015

Official launch of the new Campus

2015

Minister of Education II, Idris Jusoh and British High Commissioner, Vicky Treadell at the official launch of the new Malaysia campus

Official launch of our new campus by the Minister of Education II, Idris Jusoh and British High Commissioner, Vicky Treadell.

First batch of Malaysian Go Global students

Students in front of shrine in Malaysia

First batch of Malaysian Go Global students left for UK and first batch of UK Go Global students into Malaysia.

2014

First staff on the new campus

2014

The first staff at the Malaysia Campus form a group on the steps outside the entrance

First group of staff on the new campus in Putrajaya

2013

First undergraduate students

2013

Group shot of Heriot-Watt Malaysia's first batch of staff and students wearing matching blue tshirts

First batch of undergraduate students on our new campus. Malaysia's very first green campus. 

First postgraduate students

group shot of HWUM's first Post Graduate students and Under Graduate students

Heriot Watt University Malaysia's first postgraduate students.

2012

First 16 students welcomed

2012

Group of students seated in a teaching classroom

Welcomed our first 16 students to our first campus in Menara Putrajaya