The Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and the British Council will co-host ‘Going Global’, the world’s largest open education conference this May 2 to 4.
British Council Malaysia director, Sarah Deverall said the conference, to be held in the Southeast Asian region for the first time, would be participated by 75 countries worldwide.
"Malaysia is a natural choice of venue for this year’s ‘Going Global’ with its strong global connections, growing reputation as a regional education hub, and as one of the fastest growing economies in the world."
"We are proud to be able to deliver this year’s conference with co-host, the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, and the ASEAN Secretariat as supporting partner," she said after the soft launch of ‘Going Global’, here, Tuesday."
Since its inception in 2004, ‘Going Global’ has become an annual event alternating between the United Kingdom and major international cities, including Dubai, Miami and Cape Town.
With the theme ‘Global Connections, Local Impact: Creating 21st Century Skills, Knowledge and Impact for Society-Wide Good’, the topic will be discussed by various panellists across 40 sessions over three days.
Meanwhile, Higher Education Minister ldris Jusoh said the theme was timely as it reflected the importance of establishing global connections in the higher education sector as the ministry was preparing to face the 4th industrial Revolution.
"The ministry is looking into how to redesign and improve our education system, and also learn from other countries," he said.
More than 30 exhibitors and 1,000 ministers, education leaders, university chancellors and students are expected to take part in the conference.