Coun­try cho­sen for Go­ing Global 2018

New Straits Times - - News / Nation -

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is the first coun­try in South­east Asia to be cho­sen to or­gan­ise “Go­ing Global 2018”, Bri­tish Coun­cil’s in­ter­na­tional ed­u­ca­tion con­fer­ence.

The con­fer­ence, which aims to at­tract govern­ment agen­cies, min­is­ters, pol­icy mak­ers, in­sti­tu­tions and se­nior ed­u­ca­tion lead­ers from across the world, will be held here from May 2 to 4 next year.

The del­e­gates can ex­pect the op­por­tu­nity to de­bate in­ter­na­tional higher ed­u­ca­tion is­sues and chal­lenges, and dis­cuss col­lab­o­ra­tive so­lu­tions.

Yes­ter­day, Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry sec­re­tary-gen­eral Tan Sri Dr Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur said the Malaysian del­e­gates took the op­por­tu­nity at this year’s con­fer­ence, which was held from May 22 to 24 to pro­mote Kuala Lumpur as the venue of Go­ing Global 2018.

Noorul, who rep­re­sented Malaysia at this year’s clos­ing ses­sion of the fo­rum, said with the sup­port of Asean sec­re­tar­iat, the min­istry would work with the coun­cil to host the con­fer­ence.

“Malaysia is the first coun­try in Asean to be cho­sen as a venue of Go­ing Global, and this is an ac­knowl­edge­ment of the min­istry’s ef­forts and Malaysia’s achieve­ments in im­prov­ing higher ed­u­ca­tion.

“It will also pro­vide a plat­form for higher ed­u­ca­tion ex­perts, prac­ti­tion­ers and stake­hold­ers on how best to work to­gether to re­spond to the chang­ing higher ed­u­ca­tion land­scape and in sup­port of eco­nomic and so­cial de­vel­op­ments,” Noorul said.

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