This EPP will leverage Malaysia’s competitive advantage in pricing, language
and accreditation to tap into the global distance learning sector, which has grown
12% in Asia over the past decade.
To achieve this, the Government has appointed Asia e-University (AeU) as the gateway
for distance learning in Malaysia due to its accreditation in all Asia Co-operation
Dialogue countries. The Ministry of Education and Higher Learning has also launched
the Malaysia Education Online (MEdO) website as a channel for all Malaysian universities
to market their programmes online. MEdO
currently offers 24 programmes ranging from undergraduate to graduate degrees and
professional certification in education, business administration, management and
- AeU signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with five Malaysian universities
to launch programmes on the MEdO portal. The universities comprise:
- Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
- Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
- Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
- Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)
- Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
- AeU is also in the midst of developing digital generic content which institutions
can customise as part of their MEdO course content.
Asia e-University is selected by the Ministry of Higher Education as the Gateway University for international education for distance and online...