Thursday, April 22, 2021

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‘Clock-in’ academics cited among reasons for decline of public universities

Singapore-based academic Syed Farid Al-Attas says there is a corporate disease seeping into the work culture of the local academia.

Varsities’ ranking race akin to Macau scams, says academic

Professor Ahmad Murad Merican also hits out at KPIs set for lecturers which pressure them to publish multiple articles per year.

Decline of varsities, rush for rankings traced back to ‘academic imperialism’

Chandra Muzaffar says an obsession with global rankings has a role in the overall decline of local universities, but it also reflects Malaysia's status-conscious society.

Malaysian academics among the top in ‘fraudulent’ publications found in global database

The revelation calls into question not only Malaysia's quality of research but also the credibility of global university rankings.

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