The impact of economic policy on reshaping higher education in Malaysia

You are here

Research and Development in Higher Education Vol. 33 : Reshaping Higher Education

July, 2010, 654 pages
Published by
M. Devlin, J. Nagy and A. Lichtenberg
0 908557 80 9

Malaysia has been reshaping its higher education policies since before the1970s. This paper traces the development of higher education policies that have been developed in response to changing economic circumstances and the impact of these policies on higher education in Malaysia over the last fifty years. In particular, we focus on the contribution of globalisation to the higher education sector in Malaysia. We argue that Malaysia’s higher education system has moved through four distinct phases that can be understood as strategic efforts to respond to global economic trends and globalisation.

Keywords: economic globalisation, Malaysian higher education system