Public Universities and Budget Cuts in Malaysia

  • Doria Abdullah
Keywords: Malaysia, higher education, budget cuts, public universities


Malaysian public universities have experienced drastic budget cuts over the past two
years, which did not bode well for Malaysia’s academic community. This article
presents an overview of the situation, explaining the rationales behind the budget
cuts, adjustments made by public universities, and unaddressed gaps.

Author Biography

Doria Abdullah

Doria Abdullah is senior lecturer at UTM School of Professional and
Continuing Education (UTMSPACE), Malaysia, and associate at the
Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE). 

How to Cite
Abdullah, D. (2017). Public Universities and Budget Cuts in Malaysia. International Higher Education, (91), 15-17.
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