Malaysia's National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN): narrowing the research-policy gap in a dynamic higher education system

Morshidi Sirat, Norzaini Azman

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Abstract

Policy decision-making in Malaysia has long used an approach based on intuition, ideology, or conventional wisdom. But as Malaysian society matures within an increasingly complex policy environment, a move toward an evidence-based approach to public policy-making is called for. This paper discusses the experience of the National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN) in its attempts at linking research to higher education policy formulation. The main aim is to understand the perspectives of the IPPTN researchers regarding the use and impact of higher education research on policy-making, and the challenges they experienced. The findings provide insights into the future of evidence-based higher education policy-making in Malaysia and the IPPTN's capacity and capability for evidence-based policy research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1451-1462
Number of pages12
JournalStudies in Higher Education
Volume39
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 2014

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Keywords

  • evidence-based policy
  • higher education research
  • IPPTN
  • Malaysia
  • research capacity

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