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Research universities to propel Malaysia into a developed nation

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By Ainul Huda Mohamed Saaid Research and development (R&D) undertaken by higher education institutions are indispensable in propelling Malaysia towards a developed nation status. Therefore, the government under the 10th Malaysia Plan has elevated the status of five universities – Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) ... Read More »

Malaysia: Govt to continue funding public research universities

Malaysian Students

Encouraged by the performance of local academics in research and publishing articles in international journals, the government said it will continue providing grants for public universities. In the last budget, the government allocated RM600 million as research grants for public institutions of higher learning. “We would like to maintain the same budget. Our research universities are getting better now. We ... Read More »

Produce more research work to improve ratings, Kamalanathan tells universities

Malaysia Universities

He said universities here will have to focus on research and development initiatives to help them compete among their Malaysian counterparts and also other institutions of higher learning overseas. “Universities are not just tasked with producing graduates these days. They must also have initiatives to compete with other institutions worldwide. “If we conduct more researches, we will be able to ... Read More »

Universal character of Malaysian universities

By Datuk Dr Ibrahim Ahmad Bajunid QUALITY: MQA has helped make our higher education a brand of Malaysian excellence IN the 1990s, four decades after independence, Malaysia articulated the agenda of Malaysia as a Centre of Educational Excellence. Democratisation of education was also articulated in the wake of the reformulation of the concept of lifelong learning and e-learning and smart ... Read More »

Malaysia: Indian students prefer quota system intake into public universities

Six hundred undergraduates, who attended the 1Malaysia Indian Student Summit, have unanimously agreed that policy makers should reinstate the quota system in order to increase the enrolment of Indian students into public universities. 1Malaysia Indian Student Movement (1MISM) president D. Mahaganapathy said the students voiced that since the meritocracy system was introduced six years ago, the intake of Indian students ... Read More »

Malaysia: Unisel among nation’s top universities

University Selangor (Unisel) has improved its performance in recent years and is among the country’s top universities, according to state executive councillor Dr Halimah Ali. The exco for higher education was responding to claims by the state opposition that Unisel is now the least preferred university by students and is on the decline. “Unisel is rated by the MQA (Malaysian ... Read More »

UM ranked first among Malaysian tertiary institutions

Universiti Malaya (UM) reaffirmed its status as the nation’s premier university for the fourth year in a row, achieving its best position in the QS Asian University Rankings 2012 at 35th overall and the first among all higher learning institutions in the country. UM extended its domination as the top university in Malaysia since the first QS Asian University Rankings ... Read More »

Malaysia: Qualifying made easier for graduates from unrecognised foreign universities

Medical graduates from unrecognised universities overseas can now sit for the Medical Qualifying Examination (MQE) at all 16 medical schools in the country, including private universities. Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said previously these graduates could only sit for the exam at three local universities — Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). ... Read More »

Malaysia: Standardise evaluation of medical graduates

There have been nearly 1,000 medical graduates in Malaysia from unrecognised universities since 1992. Many come from poor families and can only dream of enrolling in a recognised university because the agent and tuition fees are extremely high. Although some of these universities are actually affordable, middle men (agents) make them unaffordable because of commission charges which are up to ... Read More »

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