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Title Malaysia and international higher education: Ahead, but not quite there
Author Doria Abdullah - OBHE Associate


In May 2016, the British Council released a report on the extent of government support for international higher education across 26 countries. The study found that Malaysia and Germany have the strongest portfolios, followed by Australia, the UK, and China.

The report was well received in Malaysia. The Minister of Higher Education, Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh, expressed that the recognition reflects the hard work of the higher education community, which is starting to pay off. The report is a morale boost for the country, as it works to increase international student enrolment and the international recognition of its higher education institutions. However, there is more than meets the eye. It takes a conversation with a local to see that there is much to work on.

This article reviews the British Council study from the Malaysian perspective.

Date 07/09/2016
Region(s) Asia
Countries Malaysia
Theme(s) Transnational Education (TNE) Models

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