2012 Annual Report
Messages from Key Management
Hew Moi Lan
Group Chief Executive Officer
SEG International Bhd
2012 was the year of development and accolades for SEGi University Group. Once again the Group worked together to realise some extremely notable goals especially in the academic arena, including our upgrade to the highest level of University as well as the attainment of numerous awards; all of which would not have been possible without the concerted efforts of all SEGians to whom I am very grateful.
SEGi saw an increase in revenue of RM6.6 million from RM278.3 million in 2011 to RM284.9 million in 2012. However, the Group did experience a slight dip in profit for 2012 due to investment into facilities and infrastructure, as well as funds being channeled into talent acquisition and development. SEGi made great strides in furthering the student experience by investing in the upgrade and development of facilities and infrastructure, both at our existing campuses as well as our new college campus in Kota Damansara. In addition, the Group was able to attract and retain some talented and brilliant academicians to join the group while also assisting current staff to embark on further studies and research. All of these will help SEGi to achieve excellence in teaching and learning.
SEGi also continued to play a pivotal role in the nation’s roadmap as the champion of two EPP projects, namely Early Childhood and Childcare Education (ECCE) under the Ministry of Education and SkillsMalaysia International Technical Education and Vocational Training Programme (SkillsMalaysia INVITE) under the Ministry of Human Resource. In 2012, SEGi was also one of the institutions honoured with the task of supporting the Ministry of Higher Education in the Industry Centres of Excellence (ICoE) initiative, to produce skilled and trained workforce for the Malaysian Retailer-Chains
The next few years will see substantial growth and expansion for the Group through our new college campuses in Perak and Kota Damansara, as well as our international school in Setia Alam. Construction of an additional building located nearby to the flagship campus continued smoothly throughout 2012, and is expected to be operational in 2013. And in September 2012, SEG International Bhd investors and shareholders gave the green light for the development of an international school on a 12-acre development land in Setia Alam.
In the coming year, the college campuses will once again take part in the Malaysian Quality Evaluation Systems for Private Colleges (MyQUEST) evaluations. However, we are confident of upholding the positive ratings as achieved in the 2011 MyQUEST exercise.
Looking ahead to 2013 we have to work hard to maintain our positive positioning. With the exceptional SEGians of the Group, I am confident that we can achieve our goals.
Emeritus Professor Dr. Muhamad Awang
SEGi University Vice Chancellor / Senior Vice President
SEG International Bhd
Once again, 2012 was a year where SEGi realised a lot of goals and was given recognition through the receipt of numerous awards. However, for me personally, the year that was will remain close to my heart for a long time to come as it was the year that I as Vice Chancellor lead the institution to receive the ultimate rank of University status.
After fulfilling a long list of stringent requirements as set by the Ministry of Higher Education, the flagship campus in Kota Damansara was invited to upgrade to University status. This achievement reflects the quality of our programmes, the employability of our graduates, the superiority of our academicians and the excellence of our facilities, among many other things.
And just to prove that we fully deserve the University status, SEGi was ranked on par with the best Malaysian universities in the 2011 Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions (SETARA’11). SEGi University received a Tier 5 rating which indicates excellence in the quality of teaching and
I would like to congratulate our academicians who embarked on research in 2012 particularly those who secured grants. Associate Professor. Aida Isma Mohamad Idris secured another FRGS grant of approximately RM76,000 to conduct her study entitled ‘Influence of Time and Tempereture on
Pyrolysis of Municipal Mixed Plastic Waste’. In addition, SEGi University Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs) Dato’ Professor Dr. Jamaludin Mohaiadin embarked on an in-depth study into a topic that is relevant to academia with the aim of aspiring members of academia in Malaysia in dealing with their highest academic achievement. To further strengthen our commitment to Research and Development, the University’s Research & Innovation Management Centre (RIMC) continues to support these and other similar efforts.
SEGi also continues to develop new niche and popular programmes. In 2012 we launched our first PhD programme by research and we plan to launch an additional 8 in 2013.
As an educational institution with influence in local and international markets we see the importance of Corporate Responsibility to help promote and improve the academic achievement. In 2012, efforts towards being a socially responsible institution included offering scholarships to needy and deserving students, executing countless fund-raising and charity events, organising numerous environmental awareness campaigns and holding various CR talks and forums, among other initiatives.
With our ongoing developments and our passion in providing the best quality education, I am positive that SEGi will continue to produce employable graduates who are in demand by the industry and this trend will continue to grow in 2013.