Title

Positioning as regional hub of higher education : changing governance and regulatory reforms in Singapore and Malaysia

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

International Journal of Educational Reform

Publication Date

Summer 1-1-2008

Volume

17

Issue

3

First Page

230

Last Page

250

Abstract

With strong intention to enhance the global competitiveness of their university systems, the Singapore and Malaysia governments have made attempts to develop their societies into regional hubs of education. Specifically, they have invited foreign universities to set up their campuses to offer academic programs or to establish private institutions creating more opportunities of higher learning. In the last decade, reforms have been introduced to the higher education sectors in Singapore and Malaysia, particularly when corporatization and incorporation strategies are adopted to transform national (public) universities. This article discusses, first, what major strategies the governments of Singapore and Malaysia adopted to reform their university governance and, second, how their aspiration to become a regional hub of education is realized.

Print ISSN

10567879

Recommended Citation

Mok, K. H. (2008). Positioning as regional hub of higher education: Changing governance and regulatory reforms in Singapore and Malaysia. International Journal of Educational Reform, 17(3), 230-250.

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