Report: NIC-Japan seminar on Malaysian Education System and Higher Education Qualifications


The National Information Center for Academic Recognition Japan (NIC-Japan) held an online seminar entitled "Malaysian Education System and Higher Education Qualifications" on Tuesday, November 21, 2023.

As part of its activities to provide information that contributes to the smooth recognition of higher education qualifications for the purpose of improving the international mobility of students and academics, NIC-Japan has been holding the "NIC-Japan Seminar Series" since 2021, in which experts from Japan and overseas discuss various topics related to recognition of foreign qualifications, such as examples of such qualifications and education systems.

The third seminar in 2023 was held on the topic of Malaysian education system and higher education qualifications. The lecture was given by Professor Ir. Dr. Khairul Salleh bin Mohamed Sahari, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Quality Assurance) of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). The seminar was attended by approximately 170 participants, mainly faculty and staff members involved in admissions and international affairs at universities and other institutions.

At the beginning of the event, Professor MORI Rie, the Executive Director of NIC-Japan gave an opening address with expressions of gratitude toward the lecturer and the expectations for the seminar.

In the lecture, there were comprehensive explanations including the overview of Malaysian education system, university admission system called "UPU," accreditations conducted by MQA and equivalency evaluation of foreign educational qualifications. He also spoke about the system to connect micro-credentials and degree programs, and the circumstances of transnational education (TNE) in Malaysia.

The lecture was followed by Q&A session, which lively interactions done between participants and lecture, and the event ended on a high note.

Furthermore, the materials used in this seminar series can be downloaded from the following link.

"Malaysian Education System and Higher Education Qualifications (November 21, 2023)" (In English) (In Japanese)

The video of this seminar is available on YouTube until the end of June 2024.

In addition, the announcement page during registration period for the seminar can be viewed here.

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           Lecture                    Professor Khairul (Left) and Dr. HOTTA Taiji, the moderator of the seminar (Right)