Country chosen for Going Global 2018
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.