Professor Walter Wong Takes the Reins as the New Vice-Chancellor of INTI International University

March 25, 2011
  INTI IU is set to benefit from Prof Wong’s academic
leadership and experience.

The ongoing initiative to transform a homegrown university into a formidable world-class provider of higher education in Malaysia and the region, has now reached a new level with the appointment of Emeritus Professor Walter Wong as Vice-Chancellor by INTI International University (INTI IU).


As the new Vice-Chancellor of INTI IU, Professor Wong brings with him over 40 years of experience as a practicing engineer, researcher and academic who has worked, conducted research and taught in education institutions in Australia, the United Kingdom, Norway, the United States, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia.


He has published 170 articles in refereed journals, conference proceeding papers, and research reports to date, and has been successful in acquiring in the excess of RM60 million worth of research grants from industry, government, and universities. Professionally, he holds a number of fellowships in several professional engineering institutions, and has served on various professional and academic boards.


In October 1998, Professor Wong was conferred the esteemed title of Professor of Emeritus by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia in recognition of his outstanding contribution to scholarship and academic leadership. Six years later, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University of Vudal (UOV), in recognition of his scholarship and distinguished service to East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea.


Prior to his appointment as Vice-Chancellor of INTI International University on 6 December 2010, Professor Wong was Deputy President (Academic) at the Monash University, Sunway campus.


Professor Wong received his primary and secondary education in Kuala Lumpur before continuing his tertiary studies in Melbourne, Australia. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University Birmingham, England.


A member of the Laureate International Universities network, INTI is steadfast in its commitment to provide educational opportunities to a wide range of students in an effort to empower and create a new generation of leaders. At the heart of INTI‘s offerings are the three pillars of career-focused programmes, internationalism and 21st century quality.


Laureate International Universities is the world’s largest private education network, and currently has more than 55 accredited universities and 130 campuses in 25 countries worldwide. Having Emeritus Professor Wong leading INTI IU is one of the many changes taking place within INTI that continues to set new benchmarks in the Malaysian education sector.


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