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Penang scholarship fund to accept applications in June

The Penang Future Foundation is an initiative to aid outstanding and deserving youths to pursue their tertiary studies.

Kenyan university lecturers strike again over low pay

Kenyan university lectures are going on strike over low pay, three months after a similar protest.

Set up Equal Opportunities Commission to move forward, urges G25

Saying economic conditions are ripe for a law to criminalise employment discrimination based on race or religion, the group also calls for more to be done for the Bottom 40% of households, in its latest report.

Prof: Varsities must do better for national unity

Omar Abdul Rahman of UCSI says students are no longer taught to appreciate human values.

Academics urged to get into harmony with transformation effort

A UCSI professor says he's on a mission to change the mindset of the scholarly community.

Research must bring fruitful socio-economic changes, universities told

Former science adviser questions the use of a good research paper produced by any university if it isn’t able to have an impact on society.

Draconian laws silence us, youth activists tell Khairy

They respond to minister’s call for youths to speak up and claim he is 'living in his fantasy world'.

Not right for university to issue gag order, says ex-UM VC

Ghauth Jasmon says it is wrong to stop academics from voicing their opinions.

Set up counters to report misconduct in varsities, urges Tian Chua

He says people cannot remain silent on rampant plagiarism, sexual harassment and lecturers being absent for work for months.

Solving Malaysia’s academic problems

Writer says the main problem is systemic, mostly due to political interference in Malaysia's education system.

Survey: 1 in 5 Indonesian students support Islamic caliphate

Nearly one in four students said they were, to varying degrees, ready to wage jihad to achieve a caliphate.

Kula tells PM to correct ‘lopsided’ varsity admission process

The DAP legislator says suspicion surrounds the intake of students into public universities despite Najib Razak’s claims about improving Indian enrolment.

Four Malaysian universities blacklisted by Oman

The Arab sultanate says the institutions' accreditations were revoked over various ‘violations’ and for not being responsive to Omani students’ problems, especially on visa matters.

Give more places to Indian students at public varsities, says lecturer

If there are 100 places available, give the best of students 10 places, based on merit, urges UM professor.

Economists: Appoint university heads based on merit

They say the current practice of appointing presidencies based on political or ethnic criteria is affecting the quality of graduates and exacerbating the brain drain problem.

UM ranked among world’s top 400 universities

Universiti Malaya was among the eight Malaysian universities included in the top 1,000 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.

The stark divide between public and private varsities in Malaysia

If public universities were properly, fairly and efficiently run, there would be no place for private universities in the country.

Understanding graduate unemployment

Universities are more like profit-orientated business entities rather than trying to provide human resource development.

Public varsities collect RM1.85 bil through endowment funds

Contributions obtained from individuals and companies to run universities.

Local universities: An honest reflection

Although there are a number of public universities that are globally recognised, yet there are still many aspects which still require improvement.

Carousell: One academic essay to go, please

Report says the online marketplace is fertile ground for providers offering academic writing services to Singapore students.

Autonomy for varsities mere rhetoric? Think again, congress tells IDEAS

Malaysian Academic Association Congress says if absolute autonomy is given, the fees will go up and poor will suffer.

Malaysia has failed to create innovators, says professor

He says talented engineers are hired by companies that merely assemble Western or Japanese technology in our factories.

Public varsity budget cuts not good for developing nation

Academic says while Malaysia was still ahead of neighbours when it came to spending on higher education, the budget cuts would affect the country's progress.