Building future scenarios for Malaysian Universities

Norzaini Azman, Morshidi Sirat, Mohd Azahari Karim

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Abstract

Malaysian higher education institutions, particularly universities, are critical to the economic and social future of the nation. This is so as demands for pursuit of knowledge and innovations as well as for highly specialized and educated people have made university education highly important and a priority for the Malaysian government. This article presents the alternative models forMalaysian universities by establishing a set of scenarios based on the current model and future trends of Malaysian higher education institutions. The first section gives a brief overview of the Malaysian university system and the main forces that drive changes in the system. The second section discusses the project undertaken in scenario building which aims to develop alternative models of universities in Malaysia. The alternative scenarios conceptualized provide three main paradigms on the future model of higher education in Malaysia. The concluding section highlights the importance of understanding the scenarios applied to the future of the university as well as of understanding the changing role and contribution of Malaysian universities in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-99
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Asian Public Policy
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

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  • Scenario planning
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Building future scenarios for Malaysian Universities. / Azman, Norzaini; Sirat, Morshidi; Karim, Mohd Azahari.

In: Journal of Asian Public Policy, Vol. 3, No. 1, 03.2010, p. 86-99.

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Azman, Norzaini ; Sirat, Morshidi ; Karim, Mohd Azahari. / Building future scenarios for Malaysian Universities. In: Journal of Asian Public Policy. 2010 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 86-99.
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