On November 16, 2013, Victoria University has conferred Yang Amat Berbahagia Toh Puan Datuk Patinggi Hajah Norkiah, the wife of the Governor of Malaysian State of SarawakTun Datuk Patinggi Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng, with an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities. University president Dr Dai Xulong presented the doctorate to Norkiah for her leadership and efforts in promoting human rights and dignity for women as well as caring for and serving the less fortunate. 

The presentation was made during ITA College, Malaysia graduation ceremony on November 16, 2013, where 189 students received their nursing and physiotherapy diplomas. ITA principal Dato’ Sri Dr Benny Lee also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Victoria University, Switzerland.