Prof Dr Andy Liew Teik Kooi

Vice Chancellor at HELP University


PROF. DR. ANDY LIEW TEIK KOOI currently serves as the Vice Chancellor at HELP University. With a remarkable career spanning over 30 years in the academic realm, Prof.  Andy Liew has held senior administrative positions in various conventional and open distance learning institutions in Malaysia.

Prof. Andy Liew’s expertise encompasses a wide range of disciplines and areas of interest. He has a keen focus on quality assurance in higher education, strategic planning, online teaching and learning, Open Educational Resources (OER), accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL), and even the fascinating realm of breeding and cloning of plants. His diverse knowledge base allows him to contribute significantly to the advancement of education in multiple fields.

Recognized as a valuable resource person and appointed lead assessor for the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Ministry of Higher Education, Prof. Andy Liew has played an instrumental role in shaping national policies and frameworks. He has chaired the Malaysian Qualifications Agency’s panel of experts in the development of General Guidelines of Practice for Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL.C and APEL.Q), as well as the Code of Practice for Programme Accreditation for Open and Distance Learning (ODL) programs. He was also involved in the development of General Guidelines of Practice for APEL.A during Malaysia’s initial introduction of APEL in 2011.

Moreover, Prof. Andy Liew’s engagement in international organizations and collaborations has granted him a vast network of peers from renowned ODL institutions across Asia, the Commonwealth of Learning, the International Council for Open & Distance Education, and UNESCO Bangkok. His contributions extend beyond national boundaries, serving as the Secretary General for the Asian Association of Open Universities from 2010 to 2012, a position that connected him with over 60 open universities and institutions across the Asia region.

In his current capacity, Prof. Andy Liew remains at the forefront of the ever-evolving landscape of higher education. His interests and involvement revolve around the digital transformation of higher education institutions, quality assurance in online learning, accreditation of prior experiential learning, and change management. Through his leadership and expertise, Prof. Andy Liew continues to make significant contributions to the advancement and innovation of higher education, both in Malaysia and on the international stage.