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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 …

Predictions for the 2016 international education industry

Many factors help shape the landscape of international education every year. The factors can create an impact at all levels of the international higher education industry. Prominent international higher education websites and a key figure, Times Higher Education, THE PIE News and Hans de Wit made their predictions on the trends that will have an …

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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 …

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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 …

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Branch campus death knell ‘over-exaggerated’, says offshore provost

Overseas branch campus are not becoming weaker or becoming less common, says Professor Christine Ennew, Provost and CEO of the University of Nottingham’s Malaysia Campus. The post Branch campus death knell ‘over-exaggerated’, says offshore provost appeared first on Times Higher Education on 30th July 2015.    

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Malaysia’s Higher Education Blueprint 2015-2025 – the implementation challenge

In early April, Malaysia announced its Higher Education Blueprint 2015-2025 – a bold statement of how the country’s higher education sector would be transformed over the coming decade. It builds on and complements the Education Blueprint launched in 2013 which in turn had been designed to transform the schooling system. The focus of the Education …

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