Political parties might be allowed to open branches at universities, says minister
Higher Education Minister Mohamed Khaled Nordin says a number of amendments have been made to the Universities and University Colleges Act, giving students greater freedom to carry out political activities.
How autonomy for universities could move academics from their comfort zones
With applications for funding and grants becoming more competitive, self-governance for universities could nudge researchers to actively look for the resources they need.
Afghan universities deserted as Taliban impose new rules
The Taliban have said women will be allowed to go to private universities under the new regime, but they face tough restrictions on their clothing and movement.
Taliban order university women to wear face-covering niqab
The decree applies to private colleges and universities, which have mushroomed since the Taliban's first rule ended in 2001.
Sarawak to allow uni students on campus to go home for Aidilfitri
These students will be able to return home without taking Covid-19 RT-PCR tests.
The problem of ideas in higher education
Has higher education transformed into a global business?
‘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.
‘Caught’ in ranking game, local unis miss what matters in research
Academic Faisal Tehrani warns against the 'yes man' culture, saying the strength of a university's research culture depends on the society around it.
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.
Academics tell how universities can shake off 2020
Higher education centres can still thrive if they embrace new approaches and technologies, say experts.
Has Covid-19 killed the stigma on online degrees?
Malaysian universities and colleges have embraced e-learning despite the image problem associated with online degrees.
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