MALAYSIA-AUSTRALIA TERTIARY EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2016
INAUGURAL MALAYSIA-AUSTRALIA TERTIARY EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2016 (MATEC 2016)
“The Future of Malaysia-Australia Education Partnership – To Where From Now?”
Monday 5th Dec 2016, The Grace Hotel, 77 York Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
The Malaysian Tertiary Education System has come a long way since its independence in 1957. In the diplomatic context, Malaysia-Australia had just celebrated its 60th year anniversary diplomatic relationship last year.
In 2007, the Malaysian Ministry of Education developed the National Higher Education Strategic Plan (Pelan Strategik Pengajian Tinggi Negara – PSPTN) with the goal of transforming Malaysia’s Higher Education Sector and its institutions. This is followed by the launch of the Malaysia Education Blueprint MEB (2015-2025) for Higher Education.
Meanwhile, in the global arena, UNESCO has identified higher birth rates and increasing school participation rates have led to an emphasis placed on advanced education by both government and private societies. These factors indicate explosive growth in the demand for education which presents enormous opportunities for partnerships within the international education sector.
The main objectives of MATEC 2016 are as follow:
- To serve as a platform for educators from Malaysia and Australia to connect, share, discuss and discover the abundant opportunities for collaboration
- To initiate a coordinated approach for Malaysian Education Institutions to showcase their products and services as ‘Team Malaysia’ to the Australian education sector
- To enhance Cross-Border Mobility between the two nations
- To explore students’ expectations toward International Mobility Programmes
- To share Best Practices among institutions with the aim to enhance quality of education and student experience
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SESSION ABSTRACT (PANEL DISCUSSION):
Malaysia has been traditionally viewed as one of the key suppliers of the world’s globally mobile students. But there has been a shift in this trend lately. With the introduction of the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015–2025 (Higher Education) or the MEB (HE), Malaysia is now positioning itself as one of the key hosts both for students from within the Asia-Pacific region as well as from outside the region.
Drawing from multiple perspectives – academic, institutional, governmental and student, this interactive Q&A panel will explore current trends, challenges, opportunities and strategies to enhance the Malaysia-Australia bilateral relationship in the Tertiary Education space.
Thomson Ch’ng – Australian Alumni and Immediate Past President, Council of International Students Australia
- Mr. Yazid Hamid– CEO, Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS)
- Ms. Karen Sandercock– Branch Manager (Policy and Systems Branch), Australian Government Department of Education & Training
- Prof. Dr Nor Haniza Sarmin– Director of Global Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
- The Hon. Phil Honeywood– CEO, International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) and former Victorian Education Minister
- Dato’ Prof Dr. Rujhan bin Mustafa – CEO, Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
The conference is expected to be attended by 200 attendees, with 150 from Australia and 50 from Malaysia. Key stakeholders consist of representatives from:
- Australian and Malaysian Government Departments and Agencies
- States and Territories Government Agencies
- Senior Representatives of Universities, Higher Education & TVET Institutions (Director General, Deputy Vice-Chancellors International etc.)
- Student Mobility and International Advancement Offices
- Business representatives and service providers within the education sector
- NGOs and Community Organizations
- Students and Alumni
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