Globalization and Higher Education in Malaysia


  • Kavithanjali Sandrasegaran Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
  • Norimah Rambeli @ Ramli Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia



Tertiary Education, Globalization Impact, Innovation, Malaysia Ministry of Higher Education


This study reviews previous study related to globalization in Malaysian tertiary education in creating innovative learning environment. A systematic literature review (SLR) research technique is utilized to identify and analyse previous studies related to the topic. Based on the SLR, five most relevant studies are identified and an analysis of how globalisation has affected private tertiary education in Malaysia is carried out. This paper offers a new and thorough viewpoint on the varying landscape of higher education in context of globalisation which could be a foundation for future advancements of higher education in Malaysia. Higher education is undoubtedly faced with new opportunities, threats, and problems as a result of globalisation. However, this study explains how globalisation and private tertiary education interact intricately in Malaysia, providing policymakers and educators with actionable knowledge. It contributes to the scholarly discussion on the topic while offering practical advice for overcoming obstacles and seizing possibilities posed by globalisation. This study adds to our knowledge of the topic and offers useful recommendations for policy and practise in Malaysian private tertiary education.


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How to Cite

Sandrasegaran, K., & Norimah Rambeli @ Ramli. (2024). Globalization and Higher Education in Malaysia. International Business Education Journal, 17(2), 1–11.