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MUCH of the recent growth in higher education globally has been led by private colleges and universities being established to meet the demand for degrees by a growing aspirational middle class.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s first private university endowment fund is expected to be created pending a request for related legislation to be amended.
IN the late 16th century, the Corporation of the City of Dublin decided that the time had come for the small city to have a university. Located in that part of Ireland then under the control of the English Crown, which had not authorised the establishment of a university anywhere under its dominion for more than 300 years, Dublin City modestly requested a College with degree awarding powers, instead of petitioning Queen Elizabeth I for a potentially more controversial full university.
I AM privileged both as a Malaysian expatriate in the United Kingdom, and as the first female professor to be appointed in the School of Clinical Medicine in Cambridge, to be made one of the first Jeffrey Cheah Professorial Fellows in Gonville and Caius College.
EVEN if you could study overseas, the question is… would you really want to right now?
IT is a great honour to hold the Jeffrey Cheah Professorship of South-East Asia Studies Chair at Harvard Kennedy School, a position that I have held since 2015. My research focuses on improving the provision of public services in developing and emerging nations.
I WAS one of the first two Jeffrey Cheah Professorial Fellows to be appointed at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.