Based in the heart of Switzerland, the birthplace of hospitality, IMI International Management Institute is a unique, private institute founded in 1991. Its combination of quality academic teaching, Swiss practical training and breath-taking scenery is a recipe for success. Students at IMI can be assured of a highly personalised and individual approach to their learning. A qualification from IMI is a stamp of excellence on any curriculum vitae and will ensure that students are top of the pile for first important interviews. KDU is proud to be partners with IMI for the past 20 years.


ALMA is the world’s leading international educational and training centre for Italian Cuisine. Situated in Parma, Italy, ALMA is housed in the magnificent Palazzo Ducale of Colorno, a venerable 18th century castle, with state -of-the-arts culinary facilities and classrooms. As the world’s top educator and trainer for Italian cuisine, ALMA educates chefs and sommeliers from all around the world, forming professionals of Italian cuisine with training programmes at the highest level, executed by world’s leading teachers.


Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA), is a private fine arts academy, recognised by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). At RUFA, students can earn academy degrees that are equivalent to Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts university degrees. RUFA was established in 1998, with the objective to create a fine arts academy that combines students’ dreams with concrete projects, aimed at enabling students to enter the workforce in real time. Today, over 450 students are enrolled in the academy. Guiding them are over 70 teachers, all working professionals.


The School of Communication and Creative Arts works hand-in-hand with imaging experts Canon Marketing Malaysia through creative executions, events, competitions, photography workshops and more. The consistent collaboration with Canon provides students with a medium to experiment and expand their skills via actual industry contact. Not limited to learning within the four walls of a classroom, this external engagement strengthens our students’ ability to hit the ground running.


Petrosains, The Discovery Centre partners KDU’s School of Communication and Creative Arts (SCCA), in organizing collaborative programmes to support informal learning in STEM and promoting innovation.The collaboration started in 2016 with the International Science Drama Competition. The competition promotes science through drama. Participants come from Singapore, Philippines, China, Thailand, Brunei and Malaysia. This strategic partnership has helped the Malaysian participants emerged as first runner-up (2016 and 2017) and won the best actor award in 2017. Other collaborations with SCCA include bringing education technology such as Virtual Reality (VR), 360 videos and transmedia storytelling into classrooms, for a more immersive learning experience.  The outcomes were showcased at Petrosains, KLCC. Petrosains also provides internship opportunities to KDU students from various disciplines, who are interested to gain valuable learning and working experience.