Seminar: Spearheading National Development Through Quality Research (12 December 2017)
Speaker: Tan Sri Professor Ghauth Jasmon
The creation of 5 research universities was an excellent move for Malaysia but it is not enough to elevate the country to the ranks of an elite group of nations that host the world’s Top 100 universities. This session will present the rationale behind designating selected research universities in Malaysia to compete in global university rankings. It is the responsibility of the premier research university to set a new academic culture and serve as an example of premier educational excellence. The speaker will explain on how the decision to embrace change has quickly taken University of Malaya to the forefront of global competition today. The experience of UM could serve to enlighten other Malaysian universities aspiring to compete in world university rankings on how they could organize themselves for this extremely challenging task.