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Internationalization of higher education in a flat world: A Malaysian perspective

Murad Sani, Azlina and Awang Hashim, Rosna and Ishak, Mohamed Mustafa and Chan, Victor K.K (2011) Internationalization of higher education in a flat world: A Malaysian perspective. In: Summer ASAIHL Leadership Summit 2011, 19 - 22 June 2011, Niagara Falls, New York. (Unpublished)

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This paper outlines Malaysian perspectives and responses to the global needs of higher learning in a "flat world" (Friedman, 2006). In Malaysia, internationalization is contextualized within a comprehensive, long term national strategic plan for the development of higher education. Hence, while strategies for internationalization may differ, public higher education institutions work towards common goals.The paper reports national level rationales and strategic objectives for the intensification of internationalization. It highlights how these have been translated by Universiti Utara Malaysia to increase its international visibility, enrich the experiences of its students as well as strengthen curricular standards. Challenges in internationalizing higher education are also discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: internationalization of higher education, strategic plan, public/national universities, Malaysia
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Azlina Murad Sani
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2011 04:54
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2011 04:54

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