Swinburne Sarawak Distinguished Alumni Award 2020

In conjunction with Swinburne Sarawak’s 20th anniversary this year, the university is proud to introduce the Distinguished Alumni Award that signify the contributions and impact of the university on higher education, the industry and community. To be presented this year in front of the university community and stakeholders including key corporate partners and government departments, the award will formally recognise and celebrate the achievements of alumni in industry and their role in the service to the community in which they live.

In addition, the award which will be presented each year, will encourage graduates to continually utilize their education for the advancement of their career/profession and to make a difference in their community.


For this year only one award category, the Swinburne Sarawak Distinguished Alumni Award, will be introduced. It will be awarded to a Swinburne Sarawak alumnus who has enhanced the reputation of the university through outstanding professional achievements, personal accomplishments, and/or their loyal service to their alma mater. Contributions can include one or more of the following ways:

  1. Exceptional accomplishment in chosen field
  2. Exceptional service in local, state or national affairs
  3. Exceptional service in support of the advancement and continued excellence of Swinburne Sarawak. Research, work and/or expertise has demonstrated benefit to the community.
  4. Is working or involved with corporate social responsibility projects which are beneficial to the community at large.

All Swinburne Sarawak alumni are eligible:

  1. Alumni who had completed their studies entirely at Swinburne Sarawak.
  2. Alumni who had studied at Swinburne Sarawak and completed part of their studies on exchange at Swinburne Melbourne.
  3. Alumni who had studied at Swinburne Sarawak and had transferred to complete their studies at Swinburne Melbourne.
  1. Any staff of Swinburne Sarawak may nominate alumni as candidates.
  2. Nomination of close relatives will not be allowed.
  3. Alumni may nominate a fellow alumnus.
  4. Self-nomination by alumni is not allowed.

A panel consisting of representatives from Swinburne Sarawak's Executive Group will decide on the winner. The decision of the panel will be final.


The Swinburne Sarawak Distinguished Alumni Award will comprise a:

  1. RM2000 cash
  2. Trophy
  3. Certificate
  4. Swinburne Sarawak 20th Anniversary Book

The winner will be invited to receive the award in person during an event to be determined at a later date.

A representative may receive the award on behalf if the winner is unable to do so in person.


Please download the nomination form here. The completed form must be submitted with supporting documents, where relevant, to AlumniAward@swinburne.edu.my.


The closing date for submission of nomination is 28 August, 2020. Any nomination form received thereafter will be disqualified.


For queries or more information about the award, contact us at AlumniAward@swinburne.edu.my.