Private higher education in Malaysia: A collapse or rejuvenation?

Private institutions have time and again championed the development of new, market-centric programmes that are closely developed with industry players so that graduates would have higher employability.This year alone, the University of Cyberjaya expects to strategically increase its undergraduate programmes by 25%. MURRAY Hunter’s report headlined “The Collapse of Malaysian Private Universities”? in the Asia […]Read More

Scary time medically and economically

Harvard Business School – Crisis Management for Leaders I receive hundreds of emails about programmes in my inbox and I very rarely stop by to even read emails sent to my Harvard alumni inbox. At a time, when there are hundreds of WhatsApp messages and emails about training programmes on Corona Virus, what caught my […]Read More

Coronavirus could prompt ‘worst recession in a century’ in UK

The UK could experience “potentially the worst recession for a century” this year as a result of Covid-19 and efforts to contain its spread. Deutsche Bank (DB) economists Sanjay Raja and Oliver Harvey on Friday warned that, in a worst case scenario, the UK economy could shrink by 5.5% this year. That would be the […]Read More

Getting to Denmark

Malaysia has been on the grip of a political soap opera for most of the week. Just never understood in a rational way why these events took place except by explaining it was politics at its worst. Most citizens were tired of the entire episode. There were arguments for all sides of the political divide. […]Read More

Minda Global plans new programmes, shift campus

KUALA LUMPUR: Private education provider Minda Global Bhd expects to develop new programmes to expand the group’s study disciplines and improve student intake growth. The company, which made its debut on Bursa Malaysia on Monday after taking over the listing status of ASIAMET EDUCATION GROUP BHD (AEGB), plans to relocate the recently-acquired Cyberjaya University College of Medical […]Read More

Paid to study happiness

It was a pleasant experience to read Majorie Chiew’s Star article on Happiness. ‘”What brings me happiness is the awareness that people I know and love are taken care of.”  Meik Wiking, a Danish researcher in his thirties is paid to study happiness. As the Chief Executive Officer of the Denmark based Happiness Research Institute, […]Read More

Education & Inequality

Introduction: Education & Inequality Over the last two months, I had written on two areas – Work and Politics.  Saying Goodbye to 9 to 5 was on the changing world of work and the Politics of Big Tent was on the need to embrace diversity in politics. Look at http://palan.org/archives/427 for the articles. As a Social Entrepreneur, I […]Read More