Dimash Joins the City University Malaysia Family

City University Malaysia is delighted to announce that in an event held today at Hotel W Kuala Lumpur, the University’s prestigious Chancellor’s Medallion was awarded to the globally renowned performer Dimash Qudaibergen and he was welcomed into the City University Malaysia family. The award was bestowed in recognition of Dimash’s contribution to the performing arts and utilisation of his artistic mastery to transcend boundaries. In attendance at the invite-only ceremony were heads of mission, members of the diplomatic corps, his family, honourable fans and City U community.

Dimash Qudaibergen, a Kazakh singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist is university-trained in classical, as well as contemporary music, and is known for his exceptionally wide vocal range. He has performed songs in thirteen languages ensuring his global appeal. Dimash Qudaibergen is expected to draw a large crowd for his live solo concert on 24th June 2023 in Kuala Lumpur as part of his global ‘Stranger’ tour. He is widely recognized for his exceptional professional achievements and the dedication he demonstrates to his craft, his humility, and commitment to using his music and public profile as a platform for positive change.

Dimash Qudaibergen with Datin Rohaidah Shaari, Founder and Managing Director of City University Malaysia during the award ceremony

Opening Remarks by Prof. Brian C. Imrie, Deputy Vice Chancellor (External Engagement) City University Malaysia

Award Ceremony of Chancellor’s Medallion in Performing Arts (From left: Prof. Dr. Brian C. Imrie, City University Malaysia Deputy Vice Chancellor (External Engagement); H.E. Bulat Sugurbayev, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Malaysia; Datin Rohaidah Shaari, City University Malaysia Founder and Managing Director; Prof. Dr. Mustaffa Halabi Bin Azahari, City University Malaysia Vice Chancellor; Dr. Rosnizah Bt Shaari, City University Malaysia Deputy Vice Chancellor, Corporate Services and Sustainability & Registrar; 6. Sara Oshaghi, City University Malaysia Director of Marketing & Business Development)

The Chancellor’s Medallion is amongst the most prestigious honors awarded by City University Malaysia and follows a long tradition of internationally renowned universities publicly recognising the contribution of influential individuals in enhancing the fabric of society. Representing the Chancellor, the award was presented by Datin Rohaidah Shaari, City University Malaysia Founder and Managing Director, and Professor Dr Mustaffa Halabi Bin Azahari, City University Malaysia Vice Chancellor.

Professor Imrie, Deputy Vice Chancellor (External Engagement) at City University Malaysia, highlighted the importance that the performing arts play within society and that they are not simply a form of entertainment. Rather, “they are a vital component of a thriving society. They serve as a mirror of our shared human experience, a catalyst for social change, a nurturer of creativity, and an economic driver.” In today’s ceremony, the University acknowledged the impact Dimash Qudaibergen has made in using his platform for social causes, demonstrating his compassion and desire to make a difference

City University Malaysia, which was recently rated by QS as an ‘Excellent’ 5-star university, takes a holistic view to higher education, with the emphasis placed not only upon academic attainment but also artistic expression and social integration. In this regard, the University has 8 faculties, including the Faculty of Creative Industries which offers a full spectrum of academic programmes from foundation through to doctorate programmes in design and the performing arts. In addition, within the more than 20 clubs and societies on campus, several feature cultural and artistic expression.

Dimash Qudaibergen expressed his gratitude for this award, stated, “This recognition inspires me to continue my effort through my voice and my music to make a difference in the world. I shall hold this recognition dear to my heart, and City University Malaysia even closer to my heart.”

For more details about the event, please contact Tel: +(603)-7949-1600, Mob: +(6010)-250-4355 or email Olga Tsilyk, Senior Marketing Manager, Marketing Department at olga.tsilyk@city.edu.my