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MALAYSIA TO TRANSFORM INTO INTERNATIONAL HUB FOR HIGHER EDUCATION PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 April 2010 16:17

 

Malaysia’s Higher Education will undergo a tremendous change to be a renowned international education hub in the near future. To keep abreast and move forward towards internationalization, the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE) organized a workshop on ‘Internationalization Policy for Higher Education’, on April 27th 2010, co-organized by UTM Office of International Affairs at BATC, Jalan Semarak Kuala Lumpur.

The opening ceremony was graced by Y.Bhg. Datin Prof. Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah binti Tapsir, Deputy Director General (Private Institution Sector) of the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. As the education industry significantly contributes to economic growth, Y.Bhg. Datin Prof. Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah in her speech said that Malaysia’s international student market has been increasingly progressive in terms of international standing, and is currently ranked 11th  worldwide.  

“A number of 150,000 international students enrolment in local institutions of higher learning are expected by year 2015,” she said, adding that greater emphasis should be placed on internationalizing the education curriculum.

Distinguished keynote speaker, Prof. Dr. Morshidi Sirat of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) delivered a presentation on the ’National Higher Education Action Plan on Internationalization of Higher Education in Malaysia’, followed by the second keynote presentation on the related issues of internationalization, by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zelina Zaiton Ibrahim of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). Also present were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Ismail bin Abd. Aziz, Director of UTM Office of International Affairs (OIA), officials from MOHE, the local public and private institutions of higher learning , Deputy Directors and Regional Managers of OIA.

Pursuant to this first session, more workshops will be conducted soon to further address and deliberate the related issues.

Last Updated ( Friday, 30 April 2010 16:06 )