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Are Universities Worth It?

Social Market Economy Perspectives

Malaysia's tertiary, TVET and higher education system has been battered by the impact of COVID-19, which has affected not just finances and student numbers but the very foundations of the mission, vision and values of the system. What alternative models are available and how can the Malaysian tertiary, TVET and higher education system be reformed to face the future?

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Webinar on the institutes of higher education in Malaysia.
Webinar on the institutes of higher education in Malaysia.

Do Malaysian universities deliver on their core mission? What is that mission? Do students get a fulfilling experience that equips them for life or even the future of work? Are academics respected, well prepared and supported in their mission?

 

This third webinar of the Social Market Perspective series by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Malaysia will bring together thought leaders in Malaysian higher education, and technical and vocational education and training (TVET), along with graduates who have recently experienced alternative systems to share their views on the future of work and education and the possibilities of reform.

 

Join the discussions and debates on education in Malaysia at:

Zoom Registration:
http://futures.eseminar.my

Program

​​​​​​​Welcoming Remarks:

  • Miriam Fischer, Country Director, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Malaysia Office

 

Session 1: The higher education world today and in the future

Moderator:

  • Dr Edmund Terence Gomez, Former Professor, Universiti Malaya

 

The Future of Work in Malaysia

Speakers:

  • Associate Professor Dr Paolo Casadio, HELP University
  • Professor Geoffrey Williams, Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST)

 

The Future of TVET in Malaysia

  • Nurul Izzah binti Anwar, Member of Parliament for Permatang Pauh, Former Chair of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Empowerment Committee

 

Session 2: Speaking from experience - what do learners want and need

Moderator:

  • Professor Mohamed Aslam Haneef, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Speakers:

  • Nur Rabiatul Adawiyah Zul,  German-Malaysian Institute (GMI) Graduate, Robert Bosch (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Dasvindiren Partiven, Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC) Graduate, B. Braun Medical Industries Sdn.  Bhd.
  • Jufitri Bin Johar, President, Malaysian Youth Council
  • Daniel Bernbeck, CEO and Member of the Board, Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce

 

Session 3: Universities and human resources - what do we need and how can we provide it?

Moderator:

  • Professor Geoffrey Williams, Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST)

Speakers:

  • Dr Maszlee Malik, Member of Parliament for Simpang Renggam, Former Minister for Education
  • Tan Sri Dato’ Dr R. Palan, Pro Chancellor of the University of Cyberjaya, Chairman of SMRT Holdings Berhad and Group Managing Director of Minda Global Berhad
  • Dr Edmund Terence Gomez, Former Professor, Universiti Malaya

 

Closing remarks:

  • Professor Mohamad Fauzan Noordin,  International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
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Publication

TVET and Higher Education Reforms for Malaysia – Lessons from the Social Market Economy Model: Webinar report
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