Tuesday, 19 March 2013

World Top 400 University listing - None from Malaysia // 马来西亚的大学挤不入世界400强




泰晤士报高等教育增刊”发布2012-2013年世界大学排行榜,采用汤森鲁特全球大学表现来评估和判断世界一流的大学。 这包括所有的核心任务,教学,研究,知识转移和国际表现。 顶尖大学的排名采用13种仔细的校准性能指标,提供最全面,均衡的比较,并受到学生,学者,大学领导,行业和政府的信任。

但是非常令人惊讶的是,马来西亚的大学甚至没有挤入400名之内。 相信主因是我国鼓励“重量不重质”,损害了我们的大学教育的水平。 有人说,如果马来西亚大学采用美国哈佛大学的教育标准,所有的马来西亚大学的学生将无法完成学业,因为水准的差异太大。 这显示出我国的教育水平实在是太差,我们的高等教育具有水准日益下降的趋势。 马来西亚尽管有这么多间的大学,却无法挤入排名400内。 马来亚大学是我国最顶尖的大学,但多年以来都不能出现在名单上。


The TIMES Higher Education World University Ranking 2012-2013, powered by Thomson Reuters are the only global University performance table to judge world class universities across all of their core mission – teaching. research, knowledge, transfer and international out look. The top universities ranking employ 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparison available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

It is very surprising that Malaysian universities did not get even near to the top 400 ranking. This has a lot to do with the mentality of our Ministry of Higher Education which encourages “quantity but not quality” which compromised the education standard of our universities. There is a saying that if the Malaysian university were to adopt the USA Harvard University standard of education, all the Malaysian university students would have failed miserably. This shows how badly the standard of our higher education had fallen over the years. Malaysia had scored none in the top list of 400, in spite of having so many universities. The used to be top university in Malaysia, the University of Malaya, could not be found on the list for many years now.


Singapore, our neighbor had done well with two of their universities ranking 22 (National University of Singapore) and ranking 75 is the NamYang University of Technology Singapore. The Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan and Taiwan universities have very good ranking within the top 100 Universities. What is the reason why our university can’t even squeezed into the 400 ranking mark?

The KK MP Hiew King Cheu said that this has a lot to do with our basic, secondary, and higher education system, whereby the method and medium of teaching cannot meet up with the world standard. Our student has the deficiency in both the languages and material of learning that affected them to acquire wider scope of knowledge. This is easily demonstrated in the use of the computer technology, and the teaching of science and mathematic. The stubbornness of the government and their refusal to adopt an international standard in learning had deprived the chance of our student to a wider scope in gaining more knowledge, at the same time reduced their competitive advantage in the international arena.

The Education Minister last year had tried to protect himself by saying that the international rank is not important, but the Malaysian universities are better than the overseas university. So if that is true why so many people including the ministers and dignities sent their own children to student to study overseas. What about those who can’t afford to study overseas, should the government improve our standard of learning and introduce quality to our education system? We don’t want mass production on the expense of quality, and surely this will bring endless problems to our country.

Hiew King Cheu, KK MP.

马来西亚的大学挤不入世界400

泰晤士报高等教育增刊”发布2012-2013年世界大学排行榜,采用汤森鲁特全球大学表现来评估和判断世界一流的大学。 这包括所有的核心任务,教学,研究,知识转移和国际表现。 顶尖大学的排名采用13种仔细的校准性能指标,提供最全面,均衡的比较,并受到学生,学者,大学领导,行业和政府的信任。

但是非常令人惊讶的是,马来西亚的大学甚至没有挤入400名之内。 相信主因是我国鼓励“重量不重质”,损害了我们的大学教育的水平。 有人说,如果马来西亚大学采用美国哈佛大学的教育标准,所有的马来西亚大学的学生将无法完成学业,因为水准的差异太大。 这显示出我国的教育水平实在是太差,我们的高等教育具有水准日益下降的趋势。 马来西亚尽管有这么多间的大学,却无法挤入排名400内。 马来亚大学是我国最顶尖的大学,但多年以来都不能出现在名单上。

我们的邻居新加坡有两间出名的大学 - 新加坡国立大学排名22,和南阳理工大学则排名75。 新加坡,香港,中国,日本和台湾的大学都排名在前100。 为什么我们的大学甚至无法挤进排名400之内,其中的原因是什么?

亚庇国会议员邱庆洲说,本地的大学还有很多改进工作要做。 因基本教学方式不符,中学的教学方式和高等教育的水准不能达到世界标准。我们的教学有不足之处,尤其是在语言和教材方面,这已深深影响了学子获得更广泛的知识和讯息。很容易的证明该方面的不足,比如电脑科技和网际网络的使用,科学和数学的教学方面。 由于政府的顽固,并拒绝采用国际标准的学习方式,剥夺了学生获得更广的知识范围和机会,同时也降低了国际性的竞争优势。

教育部长去年曾试图保护自己说,本地大学在国际排名并不重要,因为我国有最好的大学。 如果这是真的,为何这么多的人包括部长和名人都送自己的孩子到海外念大学。 至于那些无法出国留学的学生,那么他们是否要因为教育水平的低落而成为受害者? 政府应该立即提升我国所有学校和高等学府的教育水平,以达至优异的教育。 我们不要为了数量而牺牲素质,大量推出素质低的大专毕业生,肯定会带来无穷的问题。