Countering Campus Extremism in Southeast Asia

  • Anthony Welch
Keywords: Campus extremism, South East Asia, Islamism, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Countering extremism


While extremism has long been a problem in higher education, the rise of militant Islam is proving a challenge for many countries, including several Muslim nations. Campus radicalism in South East Asia, most notably Malaysia and Indonesia, has led to campaigns to counter campus extremism, although their effectiveness is not clear. Ongoing recruitment by Islamists on campus remains a problem.

Author Biography

Anthony Welch

Anthony Welch is professor of education at the University of Sydney, Australia, and is a visiting professor at the National Higher Education Research Institute in Penang, Malaysia.

How to Cite
Welch, A. (2015). Countering Campus Extremism in Southeast Asia. International Higher Education, (82), 7-8.
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