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GOING GLOBAL MOVES TO KUALA LUMPUR IN 2018

LONDON, WED 25 MAY – Going Global will be held for the first time in South East Asia when Malaysia is given the honour to co-host Going Global 2018 with the British Council in Kuala Lumpur from 2 - 4 May 2018.

Going Global is British Council’s world leading international education conference attracting governments, ministers, policy makers, institutions and senior education leaders from across the world. It is the world’s largest open forum to debate international higher education issues and challenges, and discuss collaborative solutions. The Conference was held in London, alternating with other cities since 2011, namely Hong Kong (2011), Dubai (2012), Miami (2014) and Dubai (2016).

“Malaysia is the first country in ASEAN to be chosen as venue of Going Global and this is an acknowledgement of the Ministry’s efforts and Malaysia’s achievements in improving the delivery of higher education,” said Tan Sri Dr Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur, Secretary General of the Ministry of Higher Education who represented Malaysia at the closing session of Going Global 2017 and handing over ceremony of Going Global 2018.

“Further, it will also provide a platform for higher education experts, practitioners and stakeholders on how best to work together to respond to the changing higher education landscape and in support of economic and social developments,” she added.

More than 1,000 delegates from over 80 countries attended this year’s conference held in London, from 22-24 May 2017 with the theme Global Cities: Connecting Talent, Driving Change that explores the multi-faceted relationship between cities and universities over time and across geographies.

The Malaysian delegation also took the opportunity of their presence in this year’s Conference to promote Kuala Lumpur as the venue of Going Global 2018 that will see the Ministry of Higher Education working together with the British Council to host the Conference, supported by the ASEAN Secretariat.

MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION
PUTRAJAYA
25 May 2017

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