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Is Malaysia the Regional Leader in International Higher Education?

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An article in The Guardian examines the steps that the Malaysian government has taken to turn the country into a knowledge-based economy. In essence, "the Malaysian government sought to partner with foreign higher educational institutions to offer more educational opportunities for Malaysians on their own soil. The ultimate aim was to make Malaysia a regional hub of higher education in south-east Asia." As a result of these steps, Malaysia experienced a 36.8 percent growth of foreign students enrolled in the country from 1997-2003.

To read the full article, please visit: www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/blog/2012/jul/02/higher-education-in-malaysia?newsfeed=true. To watch a video in which the Malaysian government speaks about their national priorities for international education at the 2012 Summit on the Occasion of the G8, please visit: www.iie.org/Who-We-Are/News-and-Events/Events/2012/G8-Conference-2012/Multimedia/Video-Presentations.


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