KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 (Bernama) -- The Higher Education Ministry has
sanctioned 820 higher learning institutions in China, the Dewan Rakyat was told
Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Hou Kok Chung said all the higher
learning institutions were recommended by the Education Ministry of China
through the "Framework Agreement to Facilitate Mutual Recognition in Academic
Education Qualifications" signed between the Malaysian government and the
republic on April 28, 2011.
"The list of 820 universities recognized will be updated in the Malaysian
Qualifications Agency''s (MQA) website by July," he said when answering a
question from Liang Teck Meng (BN-Simpang Renggam) in Parliament today.
Liang had wanted to know why the ministry recognized degrees from China but
not from Taiwan.
Hou said since the mutual recognition agreement between Malaysia and China
was a "government-to-government" (G2G) initiative, more universities from the
republic were eligible.
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However, the MQA are in the process of finalizing details with the Higher
Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT), aimed at
recognizing universities from Taiwan, he said.
"Once the details are finalized soon, a Statement of Confidence will be
issued by the MQA and HEEACT," he said.
Hou said apart from Taiwan, the government also had plans to sign similar
agreements with New Zealand, Australia and the United States.
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