Reclaiming university autonomy

UNIVERSITY autonomy is again back on the front burner. Ideas and Yayasan Sime Darby will be hosting next week the National Higher Education Conference 2017 on how to make our universities more autonomous. It is a defining moment for higher education in Malaysia to once again put forward the agenda on a national pedestal, if …

Transnational education – growth at the expense of quality? A @uniworldnews webinar, 24 May 2016

On 24 May, I had the opportunity to participate in a highly interactive webinar session hosted by University World News in partnership with DrEducation, LLC. The successful webinar attracted 950 higher education professionals globally. The aim of the webinar is to accomplish three things, which I felt the hosts did. They are to create an …

Some thoughts on “Strengthening the Higher Education Sector in Malaysia”, a JCI (SEA) event

I had the opportunity to attend an interesting seminar, organised by Jeffrey Cheah Institute on SouthEast Asia at Sunway University College recently. Titled “Strengthening the Higher Education Sector in Malaysia”, the seminar focused on bringing new issues and perspectives into Malaysian¬†education system by drawing experience and lessons from three countries, with speakers from Australia, Philippines …

Global Student mobility: Insights and implications for your recruitment strategy – a webinar by Dr Rahul Choudaha

Recently I had the opportunity to participate in a webinar on achieving international student enrollment goals given by Dr Rahul Choudaha, the CKO of WES (Chief Knowledge Officer of World Education Services). Organized by IEAA Australia, the 1 hour 20 minutes session saw participants from Australia, Singapore, NZ, HK and Malaysia. I found it both …