26 November 2012

PAS slams termination of 92 defence lecturers

Malaysiakini 22 November 2012

13 November 2012

Malala Yousafzai Day

for children and girls education
10 November 2012

Malala, pictured in her hospital bed in Birmingham, was shot as she travelled home from school with two classmates in Pakistan
Malala, pictured in her hospital bed in Birmingham, was shot as she travelled home from school with two classmates in Pakistan (Daily Mail, UK)


09 November 2012

Rights of universities, academicians ignored

Speaking at the Asia Pacific Academic Conference, local academicians discuss how their fundamental rights have been ignored.

Free Malaysia Today, November 6, 2012

02 November 2012

Asia Pacific Academic Conference


Public Lecture

Tuesday, 6 November 2012, 2.30-4.30 pm
Bilik Wawasan, Rumah Universiti, Universiti Malaya

Institutional Autonomy and Social Responsibility: 

The Magna Charta Universitatum and the Application of the Fundamental Principles of Higher Education

Anna Glass, Secretary General, Magna Charta Observatory, Bologna, Italy

Within the context of globalization, population growth and economic imperatives, universities are struggling to respond appropriately to challenges as they arise. Institutions are becoming entrepreneurial to stand out in the race to be ranked and to attract students and funding. Curricula, research and teaching practices are linked ever more closely with the needs of the market – whatever the “market” is for a given institution. Universities also market themselves as pathways toward private gain: prestige and the promise of gainful employment appeal directly to students and justify ever-higher tuition fees, even in countries with a long tradition of government-sponsored higher education.

In this context, what remains of higher education? What principles are retained? The Magna Charta Universitatum sets forth the fundamental principles of higher education, namely: 1) institutional autonomy, 2) academic freedom, 3) the intrinsic relationship between teaching and research and 4) the universality of knowledge. These principles set limits to the compromises higher education can make with the market, with the government and with all stakeholders, internal and external.

01 November 2012

Asia Pacific Academic Conference

Pendaftaran percuma untuk ahli GERAK. Oleh kerana tempat terhad, keutamaan diberi kepada ahli seumur hidup. Tolong berikan nama secepat mungkin kepada akademikmalaysia@gmail.com. Permohonan keahlian, pembayaran yuran dan naikkan taraf keahlian boleh dibuat semasa pendaftaran persidangan.

Free registration for members of MOVE. Priority will be given to life member because of limited space. Please submit your name to akademikmalaysia@gmail.com. Membership application, payment of fees and upgrading of membership can be done during conference registration.

Death knell for higher education

Brave New World
by Azmi Sharom

The Star, 31 October 2012