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Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility (CTEF)

Publications (Selected)



Publication on International Policy Forum 2021 - SDG-4: Planning for Flexible Learning Pathways in Higher Education. eISBN 978-967-18903-3-2

This publication presented the forum presentations and discussions on four main dimensions that have been identified in the IIEP-UNESCO research in the eight countries including Malaysia. The dimensions are (1) diverse entry pathways into higher education, (2) the role of technology in supporting flexibility in higher education, (3) flexible pathways to progress through higher education, and (4) the role of governance mechanisms in supporting flexibility.

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CTEF Newsletter Issue 1/September 2021 : SDG4: Flexible Learning Pathways in Higher Education

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Flexible Learning Pathways in Malaysian Higher Education: Balancing Human Resources Development and Equity Policies. eISBN 978-967-18903-2-5.

SDG4 Book 01

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Doctoral Education in Commonwealth Africa. eISBN 978-967-18903-0-1.

DECA Front

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Financing Tertiary Education: Policy Options for Small Island Countries of the Commonwealth Pacific. eISBN: 978-967-18903-1-8.

FTE front

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CHANG DA, WAN, MOLLY N. N. LEE, MORSHIDI SIRAT and WEN ZHUO HENG (2020). "Identities of Chinese Community-Based Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia: An Exploration Study Using the Concept of ‘Roots’”, International Journal of Chinese Education 9 (2020) 68–88. DOI:



MORSHIDI SIRAT (2019). Geography, Geographers and the Future Scenario: Malaysia. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 286 012001, DOI:



MORSHIDI SIRAT AND CHANG DA WAN (2018). (Re)Positioning Humanities in the Malaysian Higher Education Landscape. KEMANUSIAAN The Asian Journal of Humanities, 25(Supp. 1): 191-206. DOI:


NORZAINI AZMAN, MORSHIDI SIRAT, VINCENT PANG, YEW MENG LAI, ANANTHA RAMAN GOVINDASAMY & WARDATUL AKMAN DIN (2018). Promoting University-Industry Collaboration in Malaysia: stakeholders’ perspective on expectations and impediments. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. Published online 31 Oct 2018. DOI:


CHANG DA WAN, MORSHIDI SIRAT (2018). International academics in Malaysian public universities: recruitment, integration, and retention. Asia Pacific Education Review, DOI: Published 02 May 2018.


CHANG DA-WAN, SAY SOK, MORSHIDI SIRAT, LEANG UN (2018). Governance of Higher Education in Malaysia and Cambodia: running on a similar path? Journal of International and Comparative Education, 7(1): 49-63. DOI:


CHANG-DA WAN, MORSHIDI SIRAT (2018). The development of Malaysian higher education: Making sense of the nation-building agenda in the globalization era, Asian Education and Development Studies, 7(2): 144-156, DOI:


CHANG-DA WAN and MORSHIDI SIRAT (2018). Internationalisation of the Malaysian Higher Education System Through the Prism of South-South Cooperation. International Journal of African Higher Education, DOI:


MORSHIDI SIRAT (2018). Malaysia’s International Education by 2020 and Beyond: Re-examining Concept, Targets and Outcome. January 14, 2018 by globalhighered



MORSHIDI SIRAT (2017). ASEAN’s flagship universities and regional integration initiatives, Higher Education Evaluation and Development, 11(2): 68-80, DOI:


MOLLY LEE, CHANG DA WAN & MORSHIDI SIRAT (2017). Hybrid Universities in Malaysia, Studies in-between Western academic models and traditional and local cultures, Higher Education Evaluation and Development, 11(1), 25-37, DOI:



NORZAINI AZMAN, MORSHIDI SIRAT, VINCENT PANG. (2016). Managing and Mobilising Talent in Malaysia: Issues, Challenges and Policy Implications for Malaysian Universities”. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 38(3): 316-332, DOI:


MORSHIDI SIRAT, WAN CHANG DA. (2016). International Academics in Malaysian Public Universities: Recruitment, Integration and Retention. IPPTN Issues Paper No. 3 May 2016. IPPTN, Universiti Sains Malaysia.


KHOO SUET LENG, NARIMAH SAMAT, MORSHIDI SIRAT. (2016). Accessibility of Educational Services to the Poor in the Northern Region of Peninsular Malaysia: A Socio-Spatial Perspective. Journal of Human Capital Development, Vol. 9 No. 1 January – June 2016.



KHOO SUET LENG, NURWATI BADARULZAMAN, NARIMAH SAMAT, MORSHIDI SIRAT & SHARIFAH ROHAYAH SHEIKH DAWOOD (2015). Creative Cities Research in Penang, Malaysia: A Review of Conceptual and Methodological Framework, PLANNING MALAYSIA, Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, 13(2015): 1-18.


MORSHIDI SIRAT. (2015). The Humanities, General Education and the Push Towards Knowledge-based Economy in Malaysia -Complementing or Competing Agenda?" Korean Journal of General Education, 9(2): 377-396.


MORSHIDI SIRAT and WAN CHANG DA. (2015). Success of blueprint depends on buy-in and politics. World University News, 5 June, 2015. Issue No. 370.