Par Pradeep NAIR Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Taylor’s University
Malaysia’s journey in higher education has taken different phases since 1960 and many initiatives have been undertaken since then to keep up with the changing world trends and need for human capital.
These initiatives demand reactive and proactive reforms in Higher Education (HE) strategies and policies.
The world of education is highly dynamic, influenced by the wider political, economic, social and environmental climates. Education backed by clear and sound policies, can improve the prospects for human resources, thus making education highly significant to the overall human resource climate within any industry.
As such, this paper is intended to explore the Higher Education (HE) explosion in the world, HE in Malaysia, its trends and responding policies, challenges and way forward for Malaysian HE.