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Does Perak really need another university?

It is difficult to keep up with the number of universities in Malaysia as they keep mushrooming.

The sorry state of Malaysian academics

A true public intellectual will remain consistently relevant in the goal to develop a critical society, and there is no room for selfish, egotistical agendas.

All varsities should condemn thuggish behaviour, says Maszlee

Education minister says it is not right for university authorities to project an unclear stand and take the safe route when students are attacked by 'irresponsible parties'.

Donations to universities sometimes have strings attached

Only naive people would think that a political despot donates for altruistic reasons.

The problem of Malaysia’s ailing education system

Empty slogans and political rhetoric will not help bring the country to greater heights, especially not in the education sector.

Outlining his education vision, Maszlee talks of character-building, autonomy

The education minister sets three key objectives for the basis of improvements in schools and universities.

Schools, universities next up for smoking ban?

The health ministry is considering the move to ensure a healthy environment for non-smokers.

Time to rethink the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and its panels

The MQA must function as a facilitator, and no longer as a police force, to ensure a more conducive environment for the creation of useful and dynamic education programmes.

Suhakam releases annual report, says worried about Malaysia’s direction

The 348-page report underlines various human rights issues such as child marriages, freedom of speech and stateless children, which continue to plague society.

Anwar calls for critical thinking among students

There is a need to focus on digital technology, biotechnology and the environment, he says.

Public varsities need hard reset to meet market demand, says Ramasamy

The Penang deputy CM urges universities to tie up with companies to produce workforce relevant to market demand.

A free market would see private universities fail from Day 1

Private universities are meant to fail; providing financial assistance means the government is merely subsidising their profit.

Too little, say student activists of PTPTN repayment threshold increase

They say the repayment threshold for National Higher Education Fund Corporation loans from RM1,000 to RM2,000 is not good enough, adding they prefer the PH manifesto promise of RM4,000.

Don’t prevent intellectual discourse, Maszlee warns varsities

Education minister reminds public universities to open up space for intellectual discourse after activist Hishamuddin Rais is barred from speaking at UKM last night.

UUM denies leaked circular a gag order on staff

The university says it is merely a reminder while Education Minister Maszlee Malik hopes that it will not restrict the freedom of speech of academics and students.

Maszlee: Varsity students can soon set up political clubs

The minister says they can enjoy greater freedom when the Universities and University Colleges Act (Auku) 1971 is amended.

BN’s policies helped varsities improve on ranking, says Najib

The former prime minister says the improved performance shows that the criticisms by the then opposition of his government's initiatives were baseless.

Public varsities generated RM200 mil from research findings

Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching says these local universities produced more than 1,200 research findings from 2013 to 2017.

Here’s how we can produce thinking and professional grads

The Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) must be overhauled and the people in charge must not think that the curriculum is the Word of God.

2 new proposals for Penang student hostels

There are more than 30 universities and colleges in Penang, but only USM has student hostels.

China says US politicising Confucius Institute shows ‘lack of self-confidence’

The University of North Florida said it had determined after "careful consideration" that the Confucius Institute did not meet the university's mission.

Need to motivate yourself? Try giving someone else advice

If you're struggling to find the motivation for something, new US research says giving advice to others, rather than receiving it yourself, could help you achieve your goals.

Hong Kong academics warn of “political battleground” at universities

HONG KONG: Pro-democracy Hong Kong academics say they have been sidelined from city universities for their political views as fears grow that education is...

Go for politics, not power, PKR rep tells youth

Dr Afif Bahardin says the country's leadership will benefit from the expertise and knowledge of young professionals.