TODAY, the intensification of global interconnectivity is a key characteristic of the twenty-first century. This has spurred governments and policymakers to envision how best to equip future-ready citizens to navigate the increasingly globalised workplaces and to achieve the 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all", which are the Sustainable Development Goals.
The solid economic relations developed between Malaysia and China have produced a series of structural changes and broad development prospects to achieve complementary advantages. Not only has the increasingly close economic cooperation between both countries promoted the growth of bilateral relations for achieving common interests, it has also laid a solid foundation for the development of education relations. The Higher Education Ministries of Malaysia and China have mutually recognised the benefits of establishing transnational partnerships to facilitate mutual recognition of higher education qualifications in order to promote cooperation in higher education and to facilitate students' mobility between both countries.