Southern UC History

Southern University College (also known as Southern UC) was previously known as Southern College, was established in 1990; it is the first non-profit higher education institute in Malaysia. The establishment of the Southern UC was to provide an educational channel at home for high school graduates when they were unable to further studies in foreign countries. Foon Yew Advanced Studies Programme was setting up in 1975, where later on the Foon Yew Board of Directors made application to the Ministry of Education for setting up Foon Yew College on the foundation of this programme. With the persistence and efforts of the Chinese community, Southern College was finally approved by the Ministry of Education and established in 1990. Through twenty-two years of management and efforts, the Ministry of Higher Education has finally approved Southern College to upgrade to Southern University College.

Southern University College is located at Skudai area, Johor Bahru Malaysia, which is within the Iskandar Malaysia Economic Zone. The campus is about 25 acres, donated by the philanthropist Mr. Seow Wan Heong. Following the development of Iskandar Malaysia Economic Zone, Southern UC will be one of the important educational institutes of Malaysia, and slowly develop as an international educational institute. The campus of Southern UC is a scenic spot and rich with the Chinese’s tradition color and multicultural atmosphere, showing the spirit of “1Malaysia”.

There are 5 Faculties in Southern UC for the moment, which are Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Business and Management, Faculty of Art and Design, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, and Faculty of Chinese Medicine. Southern UC is planning to set up Faculty of Education and Institute of Graduate Studies and Research (IGSR) in the near future, which as the preparation of the UC to become an International University.

1975

  • The Advanced Studies for Business was set up in Foon Yew High School, with 50 students recruited for this course.
  • Sekolah Menengah Foon Yew menubuhkan Pusat Pengajian Lanjutan. Pengajian Perdagangan merekrut sebanyak 50 orang pelajar.

1976

  • Advanced Studies Program set up the Department of Malay Studies to train teachers for Independent Secondary Schools across nation. 40 students joined the program.
  • Pusat Pengajian Lanjutan telah menubuhkan Jabatan Pengajian Melayu untuk melatih guru-guru dari Sekolah Menengah Persendirian di seluruh negara. Disertai oleh 40 orang pelajar.

1985

  • Datuk Kuek Ho Yao, the Chairman of Foon Yew High School Board of Directors, proposed to set up Advanced Vocational Institution to provide an educational channel for high school graduates who were unable to enter public universities.
  • Datuk Kuek Ho Yao, Pengerusi bagi Lembaga Pengarah Sekolah Menengah Foon Yew telah membuat cadangan untuk menubuhkan Institusi Vokasional Lanjutan bagi menyediakan saluran pendidikan untuk pelajar-pelajar lepasan Sekolah Persendirian Cina yang tidak berpeluang untuk memasuki Universiti Awam.

1986

  • Foon Yew High School Board of Directors officially submitted the application to the Ministry of Education for the setting up of Foon Yew College on the foundation of Foon Yew Advanced Studies Programme.
  • Lembaga Pengarah Sekolah Menengah Foon Yew memohon secara rasmi kepada Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia untuk menubuhkan “Kolej Foon Yew”.

1987

  • The Ministry of Education issued a letter to reject the application to set up Foon Yew College.
  • Kementerian Pendidikan telah menghantar surat bagi menolak permohonan untuk menubuhkan Kolej Foon Yew.

1988

  • On the eve of Johor Bahru Parliamentary district by-election, Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir attended the joint Chinese New Year Celebration of Johor Bahru’s Chinese societies.
  • Dato’ Low Nam Hui, the Chairman of Persekutuan Tiong-hua Johor Bahru, proposed to Dr. Mahathir for approving the application of setting up Foon Yew College and the proposal was taken into consideration; Dr. Mahathir reminded that the college should follow the National Education Act and open for students of all races.
  • Sehari menjelang Pilihanraya Kecil bagi Parlimen Johor Bahru, Perdana Menteri pada masa itu iaitu Dr Mahathir telah bersama-sama menghadiri sambutan perayaan Tahun Baru Cina yang dianjurkan oleh masyarakat Cina Johor Bahru.
  • Dato’ Low Nam Hui iaitu Pengerusi Persatuan Tionghua Johor Bahru telah memohon usul kepada Dr. Mahathir untuk meluluskan kertas kerja bagi permohonan penubuhan Kolej Foon Yew dan telah diterima oleh beliau untuk pertimbangan selanjutnya. Dr. Mahathir telah memberi peringatan bahawa kolej yang bakal ditubuhkan nanti perlu mengikut Akta Pelajaran Negara dan haruslah terbuka kepada semua kaum.
  • Mr. Woon See Chin, Deputy Minister of Education, met with the representatives of Foon Yew Board of Directors to discuss the procedures of setting up the Foon Yew College.
  • Encik Woon See Chin, Timbalan Menteri Pelajaran telah mengadakan perjumpaan dengan ahli-ahli Lembaga Pengarah Sekolah Menengah Foon Yew untuk membincangkan prosedur-prosedur berkaitan dengan penubuhan Kolej Foon Yew.
  • The Ministry of Education approved the application of setting up the college based on the National Education Act 1961, with the conditions that the name of the college must be changed to “Southern College” and the campus must be separated from Foon Yew High School.
  • Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia meluluskan penubuhan kolej menurut Akta Pelajaran Negara 1961, dengan syarat menggunakan nama “Kolej Selatan” dan tapak kolej perlu diasingkan daripada Sekolah Menengah Foon Yew.
  • Philanthropist Mr. Siow Wan Heong generously donated 10.5 acres land at Impian Emas (later increased to 15 acres) to be the new college campus.
  • Encik Siow Wan Heong, dermawan ternama di Johor bermurah hati menderma 15 hektar tanah yang terletak di Bukit Kempas sebagai tapak pembinaan kampus baru.
  • Foon Yew Board of Directors wrote to Ministry of Education by saying that they agreed to change the college’s name to “Southern College”.
  • Lembaga Pengarah Sekolah Menengah Foon Yew menjawab surat Kementerian Pelajaran dengan menyatakan persetujuan menggunakan nama “Kolej Selatan”.

1990

  • The Ministry of Education approved the temporary usage of Foon Yew High School’s new library as the classrooms of Southern College.
  • Kementerian Pelajaran telah meluluskan penggunaan sementara Perpustakaan Sekolah Menengah Foon Yew sebagai bilik kuliah bagi Kolej Selatan.
  • Southern College Board of Directors and Governors was officially formed and Dr. Chong Swee Huat was appointed as the President.
  • Lembaga Pengarah dan Lembaga Pengelola Kolej Selatan ditubuhkan secara rasminya. Dr. Chong Swee Huat dilantik sebagai Presiden.
  • Southern College registered as a non-profit company, with eight founders, namely Datuk Kuek Ho Yao, Dato’ Low Nam Hui, Mr. Siow Wan Heong, Mr. Huang Fu Seng, Mr. Chern Yen Ming, Mr. Goh Hui Beng JP and Dato’ Cheng Heng Chou.
  • Kolej Selatan telah diadftarkan sebagai sebuah syarikat berhad menurut jaminan. Seramai 8 orang pengasas penubuhan kolej ini iaitu Datuk Kuek Ho Yao, Dato’ Low Nam Hui, En. Siow Wan Heong, En. Huang Fu Seng, En. Chern Yen Ming, En. Chen Chin Kiong, En. Goh Hui Beng JP dan Dato’ Cheng Heng Chou.
  • Nearly 300 students moved into Foon Yew High School’s new library to attend classes.Hampir 300 pelajar telah mendaftar dan mengikuti kuliah-kuliah yang diadakan di Perpustakaan Ch’ng Sin Poi, Sekolah Menengah Foon Yew.
  • The First General Meeting convened, and Datuk Kuek Ho Yao was elected as the first Chairman of Board of Directors. Mr. Huang Fu Seng as the Chairman of Board of Governors and Dato’ Usman Awang, the National Literary Award Winner, was appointed as a non-Chinese member of Board of Governors.
  • Mesyuarat Agung pertama Kolej Selatan telah diadakan. Datuk Kuek Ho Yao telah dilantik sebagai Pengerusi Lembaga Pengarah dan En. Huang Fu Seng dilantik sebagai Pengerusi Lembaga Pengelola. Dato’ Usman Awang, Sasterawan Negara buat julung-julung kalinya telah dilantik sebagai ahli lembaga Bukan Cina.
  • The Board of Directors appointed Prof. Wu Teh Yao, Prof. Wong Gung Wu and Dr. Gwee Yee Hean as the first batch of Academic Consultants for Southern College.
  • Lembaga Pengarah telah melantik Prof. Wu Teh Yao, Prof. Wong Gung Wu and Dr. Gwee Yee Hean sebagai Penasihat-Penasihat Academik Anatarabangsa pada peringkat penubuhan Kolej Selatan.
  • The students of Advanced Studies Programme were transferred to Southern College and became its first batch students.
  • Pelajar-pelajar pengambilan pertama Pusat Pengajian Lanjutan telah dipindahkan ke Kolej Selatan.

1991

  • Board of Directors traveled across the country in order to form District Development Committees for raising the Southern College Building Fund, and the target of first phase was RM 20 million.
  • Lembaga Pengarah telah merantau ke seluruh negara untuk menubuhkan Jawatakuasa Perkembangan Kawasan yang bertujuan mengutip dana bagi pembinaan Kolej Selatan. Matlamat kutipan ini adalah sebanyak RM 20 Juta.
  • Besides the Malay Studies and Business Studies program, Computer Studies program was set up.Jabatan Pengajian Komputer telah ditubuhkan. 
  • Under the effort of Director Chang Chan Chuan, the Nanyang University Alumni Canada donated RM100, 000 as the Southern College Building Fund.
  • Atas usaha En. Chong Chan Chuan, Pengarah Kolej Selatan, Nanyang University Alumni Kanada telah mendermakan sebanyak RM100,000 bagi mengisi Tabung Pembinaan Kolej Selatan.
  • With an enrolment of 281 students in Business, Malay and Computer Studies, the first commencement ceremony was held. Dato’ Usman Awang, our national poet composed a poem to celebrate Southern College.
  • Seramai 281 orang penuntut daripada aliran Perniagaan, Bahasa Melayu dan Komputer telah menyertai majlis perasmian yang cukup bersejarah dan diadakan dengan gilang-gemilang. Dato’ Uswan Awang, Sasterawan Negara mencipta sajak sebagai suatu pengiktirafan untuk Kolej Selatan.
  • Persekutuan Tiong-hua Johor Bahru donated RM1 million to Southern College Building Fund.
  • Persekutuan Tiong-hua Johor Bahru menyumbangkan RM1 Juta kepada Kolej Selatan sebagai Tabung Pembinaan Kolej Selatan.
  • Robert Kuok Hock Nien, the Sugar King of Asia, donated RM 2 Million to Southern College Building Fund. The Five-clan Association in Johor Bahru also donated 100 thousand.
  • En. Robert Kuok, usahawan terkenal Malaysia dan Pengusaha gula terbesar di Malaysia turut   menyumbang RM 2 Juta kepada dana pembangunan Kolej Selatan. Lima Persatuan Dialek di Johor Bahru juga turut menyumbang RM100,000 masing-masing.
  • The first Graduation Ceremony was held, with 59 graduates awarded diploma.
  • Kolej Selatan mengadakan Majlis Konvokesyen yang pertama, yang mana seramai 59 orang pelajar telah dianugerahkan ijazah diploma.

1992

  • Malaya’s Association of Nanyang University Graduates held a fund-raising dinner and raised RM 100,000 for Southern College Building Fund.
  • Persatuan bekas pelajar Universiti Nanyang Tanah Melayu telah menganjurkan majlis makan malam dan telah berjaya mengutip sebanyak RM100,000 untuk pembangunan Kolej Selatan.
  • Dato’ Tan Beng Tong formed the Southern College Building Fund Committee in Segamat and organised “Southern Nite” charity show, successfully raising RM 1.5 million for Southern College Building Fund.
  • Dato’ Tan Beng Tong telah menubuhkan Jawatankuasa Perkembangan Kolej Selatan di Segamat dan telah berjaya mengutip derma sebanyak RM 1.5 Juta untuk pembinaan Kolej Selatan.
  • The “Alumni’s Day” was held and presented Southern College Academic Qualification Certificates to Foon Yew Advanced Studies Programme alumni.
  • Kolej Selatan menganjurkan program perjumpaan untuk bekas-bekas pelajar dan telah menganugerahkan Sijil Kelayakan Akademik Kolej Selatan para bekas pelajar Pengajian Lanjutan Foon Yew.

1994

  • The Ministry of Education approved setting up of English Studies program and it was commenced in June.
  • Kementerian Pelajaran telah meluluskan penubuhan Jabatan Pengajian Inggeris yang dilancarkan pada bulan Jun.
  • The Ground Breaking Ceremony of Southern College New Campus was officiated by Mr. Siow Wan Heong, the donor of the campus land.
  • Upacara Perletakan Batu Asas untuk kampus baru telah dilaksanakan oleh En. Siow Wan Heong, penderma tanah bagi kampus baru.
  • Organized first phase construction MOU signing ceremony and promoted the tree-planting campaign.
  • Menganjurkan Upacara Menandatangani Kontrak Pembinaan Fasa Pertama Kolej Selatan dan mengadakan Kempen Penanaman Pokok yang telah berjaya mengutip derma melebihi RM 2 Juta sebagai tabung pembinaan.

1996

  • The “Golden Brick for Southern College” campaign was launched and managed to raise an amount of RM 500, 000.
  • Kempen jualan ‘Bata Emas’ dilancarkan. Kempen ini telah berjaya mengutip sumbangan sebanyak RM500 Ribu.
  • New campus costing RM 20 Million in construction has completed. Southern College shifted from Foon Yew High School to the new campus and started to operate.
  • Pembinaan Bangunan Utama Kolej Selatan yang bernilai RM 20 Juta telah selesai pembinaannya. Semua pelajar memulakan pengajian di kampus baru.
  • The College Anthem was composed, the music by the famous musician Mr. Tan Hooi Song and the lyric by famous writer Mr. Tai Boon Kong.
  • Lagu Kolej Selatan telah digubah oleh pemuzik En. Tan Hui Chong dengan liriknya telah dicipta oleh En. Tai Boon Kong, pendidik veteran dan karyawan terkenal.

1997

  • Chinese Studies program was officially launched with large students’ enrolment.
  • Jabatan Pengajian Cina beropersi secara rasminya. Pengmabilan pelajar mendapat sambutan yang menggalakkan.
  • “Journey of a Thousand Miles”, organized by Southern College, was launched nationwide, raising a total of RM 680, 000.
  • Kempen ‘Perjalanan Beribu Batu’ yang dikendalikan oleh Kolej Selatan mendapat sambutan hebat  daripada masyarakat di merata tempat dan berjaya mengutip sebanyak RM 680 Ribu sebagai dana pembinaan Kolej Selatan.

1998

  • The first issue of Southern Today was published.
  • <Southern Today> mengeluarkan terbitan pertama.
  • Mahua Literature Centre was officially established.
  • Muzium Kesasteraan Mahua telah ditubuhkan.
  • Mr. Huang Fu Seng retired from the position as the second Chairman of Board of Directors, and Mr. Goh Hui Beng JP took over his responsibilities. The Board of Directors decided to appoint Mr. Huang Fu Seng and Datuk Kuek Ho Yao as Permanent Honorary Chairman.
  • En. Huang Fu Seng, Pengerusi Lembaga Pengarah Kolej Selatan telah meletakkan jawatan di atas sebeb-sebab kesihatan dan digantikan oleh En. Goh Hui Beng, JP. Lembaga Pengarah kemudiannya melantik Dato’ Kuek Ho Yao dan En. Huang Fu Seng sebagai Pengerusi Kehormat Tetap.
  • The Southern College’s portal was launched with the design and hard work of Mr. So Yong Quay, the Head of Department of Computer Studies and his students.
  • Laman web Kolej Selatan telah dilancarkan di bawah usaha gigih En. So Yong Quay, Ketua Jabatan Komputer Sains dan pelajar-pelajarnya.

1999

  • The Continuing Education Center was officially established.
  • Pusat Perkembangan Pendidikan Lanjutan ditubuhkan.

2000

  • The Ground-Breaking Ceremony of the Students’ Hostel and “Xing Chen Lou” (Staffs’ Hostel) was held.
  • Upacara Pecah Tanah bagi projek pembinaan asrama pelajar dan kakitangan dilangsungkan.
  • The Ministry of Education approved the setting up of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
  • Kementerian Pelajaran meluluskan penubuhan Jabatan Kejuruteraan Elektik Dan Elektronik.
  • At the 9th Graduation Ceremony, the College set up the “Seow Wan Heong’s Spirit Award” in order to commemorate the contributions of Mr. Seow Wan Heong to Southern College.
  • Pada Konvokesyen Ke-9, Anugerah Semangat Siow Wan Heong telah diperkenalkan demi mengenang jasa dan sumbangan Mendiang En. Siow Wan Heong.
  • The “17th National Chinese Cultural Festival” was held, presenting an epic drama entitled “Nan Fang Zhi Lu” (The Path to the South).
  • Kolej Selatan menganjurkan “Karnival Kebudayaan Cina SeMalaysia Kali Ke-17”. Acara pesta “Laluan Selatan”, iaitu puisi yang berunsurkan sejarah telah dipersembahkan.
  • On 15th of October, the Opening Ceremony of New Campus was held. The Deputy Prime Minister Y.A.B. Datuk Seri Abdullah bin Hj. Ahmad Badawi was Guest of Honour to officiate the ceremony. The “Walking Along With Southern College” Anniversary Dinner was held and there were more than 3,000 people attended.
  • Dato’ Seri Abdullah Badawi, Timbalan Perdana Menteri telah dijemput untuk merasmikan Majlis Perasmian kampus baru. Bersempena hari ulangtahun juga, majlis makan malam yang bertemakan “Gerak Bersama Kolej Selatan” telah diadakan dan dihadiri oleh 3000 orang.

2001

  • The Students’ Hostel and “Xing Chen Lou” (Staffs’ Hostel) were officially open for occupation.
  • Asrama pelajar dan asrama kakitangan mula diduduki secara rasminya.
  • The “Chinese Ethnicity & Culture Research Centre” was officially launched.
  • Pusat Pengajian Etnik dan Kebudayaan Cina dirasmikan.
  • In order to conform to the new era of education and abide the rules of Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA), the Board of Directors approved the restructure of semester system; starting from year 2002, the programs of Southern College will be conducted within two years of two years and eight months.
  • Lembaga Pengarah dan Lembaga Pengelola Kolej Selatan meluluskan cadangan perubahan sistem semester. Mulai tahun 2002, sistem semester baru adalah selama dua tahun sehingga dua tahun lapan bulan, sejajar dengan garis panduan pendidikan semasa dan bagi menenuhi syarat yang ditetapkan oleh MQA.

2002

  • With the sponsorship of “Academic Fund of Seow Wan Heong”, the Mahua Literature Centre continued to publish the literary magazine Jiao Feng which had ceased publication for a long time.
  • Pusat Kesasteraan Mahua meneruskan terbitan <Majalah Jiao Feng> dengan tajaan Yayasan Akademik Siow Wan Heong.

2003

  • The Opening Ceremony of “Hua Yuan”was launched and officiated by Dato’ Dr. Chua Soi Lek. A lighting ceremony of “Xing Chen Lou” was officiated at the same time by Datin Seri Maggie Chong, the wife of Dato’ Seri Joseph Chong.
  • Dato’ Dr. Chua Soi Lek mersamikan Taman Hua Yuan, manakala Puan Sri Chew Sin Chen, isteri Dato’ Seri Joseph Chong merasmikan penggunaan Bangunan Asrama “Sin Chen”.
  • The “Southern Press” was officially established, Prof. Tay Lian Soo was appointed as the Director.
  • Jabatan Penerbitan Southern ditubuhkan. Prof. Tay Lian Soo dilantik sebagai Ketua Jabatan.

2004

  • Dr. Chong Swee Huat retired from his position as the first President and appointed as the Executive Consultant of Board of Directors. Dr. Thock Kiah Wah was appointed as the second President of Southern College.
  • Dr. Chong Swee Huat bersara dan dilantik sebagai Penasihat Eksekutif Lembaga Pengarah. Dr. Thock Kiah Wah dilantik sebagai Presiden kolej yang kedua.
  • The first “Southern Salon” was launched and received very good response.
  • “Salun Selatan” telah dirasmikan dan menerima sambutan yang hangat.

2005

  • The Board of Directors approved to use the motto of “Self-renewal, Virtue, Nature” taken from I-Ching, at the same time launched Southern College Academic Journal and announced the “1368” 5-year Action Plans for upgrading the College to University.
  • Lembaga Pengarah meluluskan penggunaan motto “Pembaharuan Diri, Kemuliaan dan Semulajadi”   yang diambil daripada falsafah I-Ching dan penerbitan <Journal Akademik Kolej Selatan> dilancarkan serentak . Lembaga Pengarah juga mengumumkan perlaksanaan Lima Rancangan Pembangunan Lima Tahun 1368 sebagai Panduan Tindakan Penaiktarafan Universiti.
  • The “Entrepreneurial and Incubation Centre” was officially established.
  • “Pusat Keusahawanan Dan Inkubasi” ditubuhkan secara rasminya.

2006

  • The College held the first “Southern Arts, Humanity & Culture Festival” and launched the “Inaugural Southern Humanity Spirit Award”. The award – “Nan Fang Zhi Ding” (“Ding” of Southern) was designed by the famous artist Mr. Tan Swie Hian. He is also the first person received the award. The College also launched the new image of Southern College and the five Schools of the College: School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Business and Management, School of Engineering and Information Technology, School of Art and Design, School of Professional and Continuing Education.
  • Mengajurkan Pesta Kesenian, Kemanusiaan & Kebudayaan Pertama dan mewujudkan Anugerah Semangat Southern “Nan Fang Zhi Ding”. “Nan Fang Zhi Ding”dicipta oleh seniwan Tan Swie Hian. Beliau juga merupakan individu pertama yang menerima anugerah ini. Secara rasmi menubuhkan lima buah sekolah, iaitu Sekolah Kemanusiaan & Sains Sosial, Sekolah Perniagaan & Pengurusan, Sekolah Kejuruteraan & Teknologi Maklumat, Sekolah Seni & Rekacipta, dan Sekolah Profesional & Pendidikan Lanjutan.

2007

  • The “Centre of Innovative in Teaching and Learning” and “Modern Language Centre” was established.
    Pusat Pengajaran & Pembelajaran Inovatif dan Pusat Bahasa Moden ditubuhkan.
  • The stone with the wordings “Great Learning Way” designed by Mr. Tan Swie Hian was unveiled and installed in “Hua Yuan”.
  • Batu asas “Perjalanan Pembelajaran Terulung” yang direka oleh En. Tan Swie Hian telah dirasmikan dan diletakkan di dalam “Hua Yuan”.
  • The College submitted the first proposed plan of Upgrading to University to the Ministry of Higher Education for approval.
  • Mengemukakan Rancangan Penaiktarafan Kolej Universiti kepada Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi.

2008

  • The “Southern New Media Centre” was established.
  • “Pusat Media Baru Selatan” telah dirasmikan.
  • The Multi-Purpose Hall Building was open for use and the 17th Graduation Ceremony was first held in the Dato’ Seri Joseph Chong Hall.
  • Dewan Serbaguna dibuka secara rasminya dan digunakan untuk menganjurkan Konvokesyen Ke-17.
  • The College paid a visit to the Ministry of Higher Education and presented the proposed of Upgrading to University. Feedback received from the ministry was positive.
  • Lembaga Pengarah dan Lembaga Pengelola menubuhkan rombongan ke Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi untuk membentang Pelan Kenaikan Taraf ke Universiti. Pembentangan ini mendapat maklumbalas yang positif.

2009

  • The Department of Education was established, the “Signing Ceremony for the Education Collaboration between Southern College, East China Normal University and Chinese Independent Secondary Schools” was held and “Malaysian Chinese Independent Secondary School Certificate in Education Training Program” was launched.
  • Melancarkan Jabatan Pendidikan. Menandatangani perjanjian kerjasama dengan Universiti Normal Huadong Shanghai dan lima sekolah menengah swasta bagi menganjurkan program latihan perguruan untuk sekolah-sekolah menengah persendirian Cina.
  • “The Rakan Muda Secretariat” under the Ministry of Youth and Sports, was set up.
  • Menubuhkan Pejabat Urusetia Rakan Muda di bawah Kementerian Belia Dan Sukan.
  • The College launched the “Southern College Scholarship and Education Fund”, targeted to raise RM 10 million for the fund.
  • Melancarkan “Tabung Pendidikan Dan Biasiswa Kolej Selatan” dengan matlamat untuk mengutip kutipan sebanyak RM 10 Juta.
  • The 3+0 twinning degree program of Accounting and Finance with University of Wales, UK was officially approved and launched; 10 diploma courses received Accreditation from Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).
  • Permohonan untuk mengendalikan Program Ijazah Berkembar Sarjana Muda Akaun & Kewangan 3+0 diluluskan dan lebih daripada 10 program Diploma diberi perakuan akreditasi oleh MQA.

2010

  • Dato’ Seri Liow Tiong Lai, the Minister of Health officiated the Ground-Breaking Ceremony of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Building.
  • Dato’ Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Menteri Kesihatan telah merasmikan upacara pecah tanah untuk Projek Pembinaan Bangunan Perubatan Tradisional Cina.
  • The 11th diploma courses received Accreditation from Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).
  • 11 program Diploma telah mendapat perakuan akreditasi MQA.
  • The College submitted the improved proposed plan of Upgrading to University to the Ministry of Higher Education. At the same time the Senior Officers from the ministry visited the College for the first time with the purpose to make inspection.
  • Permohonan Pelan Kenaikan taraf ke Universiti telah dikemukakan semula. Pegawai kanan  Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi telah membuat lawatan rasmi ke Kolej Selatan untuk melakukan pemeriksaan buat kali pertama.
  • The College increased the twining Bachelor (Hons) programs to 3.
  • Mendapat kelulusan untuk3 program ijazah berkembar 3+0.
  • 20th Anniversary Celebration and the Unveiling Ceremony of the Statue of Confucius. The statue was contributed by Dr. Tang En Jia, the President of The Confucian Academy Hong Kong.
  • Menganjurkan Majlis Sambutan Ulangtahun Ke-20 dan merasmikan pembinaan Tugu Confucius. Tugu ini diderma oleh Dr. Tang En Jia, Presiden Akademi Confucian Hong Kong.

2011

  • The College moved toward the second phase of transformation – “2368”: the Second 5-years Action Plans.
    Pengumuman fasa 2368 - Rancangan Transformasi 5 Tahun Kedua untuk Kolej Selatan.
  • “The Launching Ceremony of Activation of Electronic Board for Countdown of Foon Yew Education Village 100th Anniversary” was held.
  • Menlancarkan “Papan Litar Elektronik” bersempena ulangtahun yang ke-100 Desa Pendidikan Foon Yew.
  • The College held the “Mid-Autumn Festival – Jump Party” for the first time, The response was overwhelming.
  • Menganjurkan Pesta Tanglung “Jump Party 1”. Mendapat sambutan hangat.
  • “Opening Ceremony of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Building” was held by H.E. Chai Xi, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Malaysia.
  • Pembinaan Bangunan Perubatan Tradisional Cina Tan Sri Dato’ JC Chang & Puan Sri Cheng Sai Ju telah siap sepenuhnya. Yang Mulia En. Chai Xi, Duta China ke Malaysia merasmikan penggunaan bangunan ini. 
  • The Southern Traditional Chinese Medical Centre began its service to the public.
  • Pusat Perubatan Tradisional Cina memulakan perkhidmatan rawatan untuk orang awam.
  • The “Sim Mow Yu Chinese Education and Teacher Training Centre” was established.
  • Pusat Pendidikan Sim Mow Yu & Latihan Perguruan ditubuhkan.

2012

  • Y.B. Dato’ Seri Khaled Bin Nordin, the Minister of Higher Education visited the College and handed over the Invitation Letter for Upgrading to University College.
  • YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled Bin Nordin, Menteri Pengajian Tinggi telah membuat lawatan rasmi ke Kolej Selatan untuk menyampaikan Surat Perlawaan Kenaikan Taraf Kolej Universiti.
  • On 19th of June, the Ministry of Higher Education approved the application of the College for upgrading to University College, and approved the registration of “Southern University College” on 10th of August.
  • Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi mengeluarkan Surat Kelulusan untuk Kenaikan Taraf ke Kolej Universiti pada 19 Jun. Telah didaftarkan sebagai Kolej Universiti Selatan secara rasminya pada 10 Ogos.
  • On 10th of November, Y.B. Dato’ Seri Khaled Bin Nordin, the Minister of Higher Education officiated the “Upgrading to Southern University College Ceremony”, and officially announced the establishment of Southern University College.
  • Pada 10 November, YB Dato’ Seri Khaled Bin Nordin, Menteri Pengajian Tinggi telah membuat kunjungan rasmi ke Kolej Universiti Selatan untuk tujuan penyampaian surat kelulusan dan pengistiharan penubuhan Kolej Universiti Selatan.
  • On 17th of November, the University College held the “22nd Anniversary Celebrating Ceremony cum Opening Ceremony of Tan Sri Datuk Chang Joo Chiang Museum & Art Gallery and Traditional Chinese Medicine Building”, Dato’ Dr. Hou Kok Chung, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education officiated the ceremony. The University College also held the “Great Celebrating Dinner” by inviting the Y.B. Senator Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon, the Minister of Prime Minister Office as the Guest of Honor. There were over 5,000 persons attended the dinner and Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, the Prime Minister donated RM 1 million to the Southern University College Education Fund.
  • Pada 17 November bersempena Sambutan Ulangtahun Ke-22, Majilis Perasmian Bangunan TCM Kolej Selatan telah dilangsungkan dan dirasmikan oleh YB Datuk Hou Kok Chung, Timbalan Menteri Pengajian Tinggi. Pada malam yang sama, Majlis Makan Malam bersempena sambutan Ulangtahun Ke-22 telah diadakan. Tatamu khas YB Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon, Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri telah menyampaikan sumbangan sebanyak RM 1 Juta bagi pihak YAB Perdana Menteri.
  • Southern University College has been appointed as one of the examination sites of Chinese Oral Proficiency Test (HKC) in Malaysia. This would enhance the international image of Southern University College.
  • Kolej Universiti Selatan telah dilantik sebagai Pusat Penilaian Hanyu di Malaysia. Perlantikan ini dapat meningkatkan imej Kolej Universiti Selatan di arena antarabangsa.

2013

  • “Southern Health Kitchen” was established on 29th January at the TCM Building to serve healthy food to the students, staff and the public.
  • “Dapur Kesihatan Selatan” yang telah beroperasi mulai 19 Januari 2013 di Bangunan TCM menghidangkan pelbagai makanan berkhasiat untuk mahasiswa-mahasiswi, kakitangan dan juga orang awam.
  • The new symbols of 5 Faculties and 3 Schools were launched during the Opening Ceremony of Open Day on 23rd March.
  • Perlancaran simbol-simbol baru untuk lima fakulti dan 3 Sekolah bersempena Majlis Perasmian Hari Terbuka pada 23 Mac.
  • The Fund Raising Campaign of International Education Thanksgiving Building was launched on 25th March. The target of this campaign is RM 15 Million.
  • Kempen Kutipan Derma untuk Tabung Pembinaan Bangunan Pendidikan Antarabangsa telah dilancarkan pada 25 Mac. Kempen ini mensasarkan kutipan sebanyak RM 15 Juta.
  • School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE) and IDP Malaysia had signed an MOU on 25th April, thus allowing Southern University College to be the examination venue of IELTS.
  • SPACE menandatangani perjanjian dengan IDP Malaysia untuk menjadikan Kolej Universiti Selatan sebagai Pusat Ujian IELTS.
  • The Grand Dinner Ceremony of “Towards Multicultural University” was held on 29th April to welcome the visitation of Prime Minister, YAB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Najib Tun Razak. The Prime Minister launched the Project of International Education Thanksgiving Building. He also announced to waive the tax on fund collection of RM30 Million for Southern University College.
  • Pada 29 April 2013, Majlis Makan Malam “Pembangunan Universiti Majmuk “dilangsungkan untuk menyambut lawatan rasmi YAB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Najib Tun Razak, Perdana Menteri Malaysia ke Kolej Universiti Selatan. YAB Perdana Menteri juga turut melancarkan Rancangan Pembinaan Bangunan Pendidikan Antarabangsa. Beliau juga mengumumkan pelepasan cukai pendapatan untuk dana pembinaan sebanyak RM30 Juta.
  • The 22nd Convocation Ceremony for 424 graduands was held on 26th May and was officiated by Prof. Phua Kok Khoo. International Academic Seminar of “Multicultural University: Towards Challenge and Opportunity” was also conducted after the ceremony.
  • Konvokesyen Ke-22 berlangsung pada 26 Mei 2013 dan dirasmikan oleh Prof. Phua Kok Khoo. Seramai 424 orang mahasiswa-mahasiswi menerima ijazah mereka. Seminar Antarabangsa “Universiti Majmuk: Cabaran dan Peluang untuk Universiti Baru” dianjurkan bersempena konvekesyen kali ini.
  • Southern UC celebrated the establishment of Southern Poetry Club with numerous famous poets and organized the “Southern Poems Exhibition” and “Southern Poem Performance”.
  • [Kelab Puisi Selatan] ditubuhkan. “Pameran Puisi Selatan” dan “Persembahan Puisi Selatan” dianjurkan sebagai aktiviti sambutan penubuhan kelab.
  • 10 new Bachelor Degree Courses had been launched on 19th July. The 10 courses are Bachelor of Accounting (Hons), BBA (Hons) in Marketing, BBA (Hons)in Finance and Investment, Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons)(Software Engineering), BA (Hons) in Chinese Studies, BA (Hons) in English, BA (Hons) in Malay Studies, Bachelor of Communication (Hons) (Mass Communication), Bachelor of Design (Hons) in Computer Graphic Design, BBA (Hons) in Tourism and Hospitality Management, and Diploma in Multimedia Design.  
  • Pada 19 Julai 2013, KUS melancarkan 10 program baru ijazah sarjana muda (kepujian), iaitu Perakaunan, Pemasaran, Kewangan & Pelaburan, Kejuruteraan Perisian, Pengajian Bahasa Cina, Pengajian Bahasa Inggeris, Pengajian Bahasa Melayu, Komunikasi Sebaran Am, Rekaan Grafik Komputer, Pelancongan & Pengurusan Hotel dan program Diploma Rekaan Multimedia.
  • With the approval obtained for Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Electronics Engineering) course, an Electronic and Engineering Automated Lab has been set up on 2nd August 2013.
  • Pada 2 Ogos 2013, Makmal Kreatif Otomatik diwujudkan bersempena kelulusan program Ijazah Sarjana Muda (Kepujian) Kejuruteraan Elektronik.
  • A Ground Breaking Ceremony of International Education Building on 15th September 2013 has been held. Guests of Honour invited are Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Pheng Yin Huah, Tan Sri Dato’ Chang Joo Chiang, Tan Sri Dato’ Leong Hoy Kum, Tan Sri Dato’ Tan Chee Sing, Dato’ Seri Joseph Chong, Dato’ Kong Hon Kong, Mr. Goh Hui Beng, J.P., Datuk Teo Ah Khiang, Dato’ Tan Liang Soong and Mr. Lim Ik Kim.
  • Upacara Pecah Tanah untuk Bangunan Pendidikan Antarabangsa berlangsung pada 15 September 2013. Upacara disempurnakan oleh YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Pheng Yin Huah, YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Chang Joo Chiang, YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Leong Hoy Kum, YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Tan Chee Sing, YBhg Dato’ Seri Joseph Chong, YBhg Dato’ Kong Hon Kong, YBhg En. Goh Hui Beng, J.P., YBhg Datuk Teo Ah Khiang, Y. Bhg. Dato’ Tan Liang Soong dan En. Lim Ik Kim.
  • “Jump Party 3” Lantern Festival organized a variety of exciting events on 21st September. It received  enthusiastic response from the public.
  • Pada 21 September, Pesta Tanglung “Jump Party 3” yang mengandungi pelbagai acara telah dilancarkan dan mendapat sambutan hangat.
  • The 23rd Southern University College Anniversary has been held on 2nd November 2014. The series of event included Anniversary Celebration, Gala Banquet, 1st Community-Initiated Iskandar Malaysia Conference (CIMC1), Community and Campus Charity Bazaar, Prof. Teh Liang Soo’s Fund Raising Calligraphy and Artwork Exhibition and etc. The 1st Excellent Alumni Award and Southern Star Award were also awarded. 
  • Mengadakan Sambutan Ulangtahun Ke-23 pada 2 November 2014. Pelbagai acara telah dijalankan, termasuk Majlis Sambutan Ulangtahun Ke-23, Majlis Jamuan Malam,  Konvensyen Pembangunan Ekonomi Iskandar Pertama, Pesta Jamu Selera Komuniti, Pesta Ria, Pameran Karya Individu Prof. Tay Lian Soo dan sebagainya. Penganugerahan “Anugerah Alumni Cemerlang” dan “Anugerah Bintang Selatan” turut diadakan.
  • “The Asia New University, The Southern New Paradigm” International Conference held on 2nd and 3rd November, invited 14 renowned academicians from local and abroad to speak on the theme.
  • Persidangan Akademik Antarabangsa telah diadakan pada 2-3 November 2014. 14 cendekiawan telah diundang untuk memberi ceramah-ceramah yang bertemakan “Universiti Baru di Asia, Teladan Baru di Selatan”.
  • Southern UC organized “So Hot” Student Cultural Performance, which emphasize on the development history of Southern UC throughout 23 years. The performance was joined by Southern UC’s and Foon Yew High School’s students.
  • Menganjurkan  acara “Selatan Rumah Saya, So Hot”. Penuntut-penuntut menceritakan pengalaman dan hasil pembangunan Kolej Universiti Selatan melalui persembahan pesta yang menarik.
  • Southern UC obtained the sponsorship from “One Asia Foundation” worth USD $ 35,000 (est. RM 110,000), to conduct a series of seminars. This marks the first time an institute of higher education in Malaysia receive this sponsorship. The Foundation has appointed Prof. Wong Yoon Wah as the chairman of the programme.
  • Pada 11 November, KUS berjaya menjadi IPTS pertama mendapat tajaan Yayasan One Asia. Jawatankuasa yang diketuai oleh Prof. Wong Yoon Wah akan menganjurkan seminar-seminar silang budaya.
  • Southern UC signed an agreement with Impian Emas Developer on 28th December to purchase an 8-acres new land for future development. 
  • Menandatangani perjanjian untuk proses pembelian tanah seluas 8 ekar pada 28 November. Tanah itu akan digunakan untuk tujuan pembangunan dan perkembangan KUS pada masa hadapan.
  • Under the “Star Alliance” Project, Southern UC has signed Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese Independence High Schools from Central and Southern Malaysia region on 27th December, where students and their staff are able to enjoy discounts and promotions for further studying at Southern UC.
  • Menandatangani Perjanjian “Gabungan Sinar Bintang” dengan sekolah-sekolah persendirian Cina Semenanjung Malaysia pada 27 Disember untuk membolehkan para pelajar dan kakitangan daripada sekolah tersebut untuk melanjutkan pelajaran di KUS dengan yuran yang berpatutan.