Quest International University Perak (QIUP) Council Chairman, Dato’ Sri Dr Vijay Eswaran was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Economics and Global Business by Pannasastra University Cambodia (“PUC”), the second such conferment in the University’s history.
Dato’ Sri Vijay received the award from Dr. Kol Pheng, founder of PUC and former Senior Minister as well as Former Minister of Education Youth and Sports and Vice Chairman of the Supreme National Council of Education.
The QIUP Council Chairman and Executive Chairman of the QI Group, a conglomerate of companies with presence in over 120 countries, is a respected economist in several countries. A renowned speaker in forums such as the World Economic Forum and the Commonwealth Business Forum at CHOGM, Dato’ Sri Dr Vijay’s contributions are many. His latest endeavor is that of QI City, a 1.2 billion Ringgit joint-venture project in the State of Perak, which will see the development of a complete city, including Quest International University Perak campus, retail, housing, and medical facilities.
More than 600 students from various fields of study received their degrees at the University’s 7th Commencement Ceremony since it opened in 2000.
His inspiring speech encouraged the new graduates to be different and ‘disruptive’ and to always think outside the box. “You, as graduates will have to change the way the world thinks. You will have to step into the future and create a brand new planet. You will have to reinvent the wheel”, he said.
In addition to the graduating students, the ceremony was also attended by local and foreign dignitaries which included H.H. Samdech Preah Mohha Sometheathibdie Nuon Ngeth, President of the Venerable Monks of Kingdom of Cambodia, H.E. Sun Chantol, Minister of Public Works & Transport, Cambodia, H.E. Dr. Ly Thuch, Senior Minister, Dr. Frederick W. Clark Jr. Esq, President of Bridgewater State University, USA and representatives of the Embassy of Malaysia in Phnom Penh.