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Developing a framework of internationalisation for higher education institutions in Malaysia: A SWOT analysis

Shahijan, M.K., Rezaei, Sajad ORCID: and Preece, C.N. (2015) Developing a framework of internationalisation for higher education institutions in Malaysia: A SWOT analysis. International Journal of Management in Education, 10 (2). pp. 145-173. ISSN 1750-385X

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Higher education internationalisation has been understood in terms of the interchanging of idea networking, cultures, knowledge, and values. Internationalisation is a significant indicator for quality in higher education which has been attracting the interest of scholars throughout the world. The purpose of this study is to develop a framework of internationalisation for the higher education sector in Malaysia. This paper includes a Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) internationalisation SWOT analysis for decision-making Malaysian international HEIs. The paper reveals that it is important for Malaysia to promote itself as an 'education hub' in South-East Asia. However, there are some issues and challenges regarding HEIs internationalisation in the Malaysian context. Malaysia should seek comprehensive, attractive and supportive student packages to engage a larger number of international students. Malaysia, like other developing countries, is striving to take its higher educational system to a higher level of performance. This study is among few attempts to conduct SWOT analysis within HEIs in Malaysia.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: HEIs, higher education institutions, internationalisation, SWOT analysis, Malaysia, international students, developing countries
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LG Individual institutions (Asia. Africa)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
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Depositing User: Sajad Rezaei
Date Deposited: 13 May 2020 10:38
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:35

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