On 7 April 2015 the Malaysian Ministry of Education published a comprehensive blueprint for the development and growth of the higher education sector over the coming decade. It sets out a series of ambitious goals for the sector and an aspiration “to create a higher education system that ranks among the world’s leading higher education systems and enables Malaysia to compete globally.”
The MHEB 2015-2015 has been under development for two years and draws upon input from Malaysian and international education experts as well as global institutions such as UNESCO and the OECD. It forms part of a national plan to be become a developed country by 2020 and represents an outcome of a concerted effort by government to promote higher education.
The Malaysian Higher Education Blueprint 2015-2025 follows the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013-2025 which set out a similar roadmap for pre-school, primary and secondary education.
The blueprint speaks of a need for “a fundamental transformation of how the higher education system and higher learning institutions (HLIs) current operate” in order for the sector to stay ahead of global trends.
This is articulated through five key aspirations and eight key targets for the sector. Read More