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ERIC Number: EJ869882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
Positioning as Regional Hub of Higher Education: Changing Governance and Regulatory Reforms in Singapore and Malaysia
Mok, Ka Ho
International Journal of Educational Reform, v17 n3 p230-250 Sum 2008
With strong intention to enhance the global competitiveness of their university systems, the Singapore and Malaysia governments have made attempts to develop their societies into regional hubs of education. Specifically, they have invited foreign universities to set up their campuses to offer academic programs or to establish private institutions creating more opportunities of higher learning. In the last decade, reforms have been introduced to the higher education sectors in Singapore and Malaysia, particularly when corporatization and incorporation strategies are adopted to transform national (public) universities. This article discusses, first, what major strategies the governments of Singapore and Malaysia adopted to reform their university governance and, second, how their aspiration to become a regional hub of education is realized.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia; Singapore