Sep 1, 2017 at 12:00am ET By Alyssa Walker

Good news for Malaysian universities: according to an article in Bernama, five research universities generated investment returns of RM 7.17 billion, or $1.3 billion. 

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said that the returns were from various sectors including book publication, training, and consultancy. 

He said, “The success has prompted renowned world universities to collaborate with local universities in various fields of research.”

The five universities involved are: Universiti Malaya, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

Idris’s goal?  Besides enhancing the country’s reputation for higher education, he said that he hopes this return will attract the global community to pursue international studies in Malaysia, and that it will also attract international lecturers.

Learn more about studying in Malaysia.


Alyssa Walker is a freelance writer, educator, and nonprofit consultant. She lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with her family.

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