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The malaysian education landscape

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The malaysian education landscape

  1. 1. S HIGHER EDUCATION DAY THE HIGHER EDUCATION LANDSCAPE by Nina Adlan Disney Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur 22 January 2014
  2. 2. HE Landscape: Three Focus Features 1. The Global Education Industry 2. What does ‘World Class’ mean? 3. The TNE Top Ten
  3. 3. The Global Education Industry In 2012, Education was a US$4.5 Trillion industry! World’s 2nd biggest after Healthcare (Note: corporate investment in healthcare is 16x that of education) Three times bigger than Telcos, eight times bigger than Advertising
  4. 4. Why is the Private Sector investing in Education? INVESTMENT IN GLOBAL EDUCATION: A STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE FOR BUSINESS, Sept 2013 Brookings Institute and Accenture New action is urgently needed to improve education Poor-quality education is a strategic growth constraint for business that impacts the bottom line – talent development and retention Return on investment in education, as well as the potential to close a major value gap Innovative new vehicles for business investment in social sectors are emerging
  5. 5. Global Market Size GSV Education Sector Handbook, 2012 Market Size 2012 Market Size 2015 Market Size 2017 Global Education Spend $4,450.9 B $5,508.7 B $6,372.5 B K-12 $2,227.0 B $2,625.6 B $2,930.3 B Postsecondary $1,495.2 B $1,883.5 B $2,196.9 B Corp & Govt. Learning $356.6 B $449.3 B $524.0 B eLearning $90.9 B $166.5 B $255.5 B K-12 eLearning $16.6 B $39.0 B $69.0 B Higher Ed eLearning $48.8 B $95.4 B $149.0 B Corporate eLearning $25.5 B $32.1 B $37.5 B For-Profit Postsecondary $96.1 B $146.1 B $193.2 B Social Learning/Communities $1.0 B $2.9 B $5.6 B Child Care $200.0 B $266.2 B $322.1 B Edu Gaming $2.0 B $4.4 B $7.4 B Global Language Learning $115.0 B $198.7 B $286.2 B Global English Language $63.3 B $123.6 B $193.2 B Test Preparation $54.0 B $78.2 B $100.0 B For-Profit $590.9 B $952.2 $1,311.0
  6. 6. ‘World Class’: Definitions and Dichotomies Inputs and Outputs Access and Excellence Tradition and innovation
  7. 7. University rankings What? Why? Prestige, Recognition, Benchmarking, Political & Public Engagement …
  8. 8. Three factors distinguish top universities 1.Talent Teachers, researchers and students International faculty and student body (20-30%) 2. Big budgets and diversified sources of funding Contract research from public organisations and private firms Endowments, gifts and tuition fees 3. Freedom, autonomy and leadership Competitive environment (meritocracy??) Unrestrained scientific inquiry, critical thinking, innovation and creativity Limited bureaucracy or externally imposed standards Agility and freedom to change
  9. 9. Transnational Education (TNE) TNE takes off in the 1980s with… Twinning Transfer 1+2 2+1 3+0 Branch campuses Joint/dual certification Hubs/Networks MOOCs - business models, scale, sustainability, monetisation, accr editation…?
  10. 10. Source: edudemic
  11. 11. TNE Top Ten The Big Four… Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong
  12. 12. Plus Six.... Doha, Qatar: six US, one British, and one French university offering courses and degree programmes in Education City Manama, Bahrain: newest of the FIVE ‘eduhubs’ in the Middle East Jeju, South Korea: began to build integrated eduhub in 2009 to provide alternative English education from primary to university Fort Clayton, Panama: US ex-military buildings to provide socioeconomic uplift, combining tech and business with US university links Colombo, Sri Lanka: MoHE targeting an eduhub from 2015 as part of national development plans. Serious obstacles still to be overcome … Bangalore, India: already a de facto hub with IT/Tech research plus HE institutions, but still difficult for foreign campuses
  13. 13. Conclusions 1. The Global Education Industry World’s biggest industry- private sector will exert a growing influence 2. What does ‘World Class’ mean? Difficulties with definitions- although there may be shared consensus re factors that distinguish top universities 3. The TNE Top Ten Malaysia leading TNE pioneer- cannot afford to remain complacent in the face of increasingly competitive global environment
  14. 14. THANK YOU! <ninaeq@gmail.com>

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