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Prof. Morshidi Sirat
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Morshidi is Professor, School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, a Senior Research Fellow at the National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN), and Founding Director of the Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility (CTEF).   Between April 2002 and February 2011 Morshidi was the Director of IPPTN and during this period he specialised in higher education policy research in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.  His expertise in higher education policy led to his secondment to the Ministry of Higher Education as theDeputy Director-General, Department of Higher Education (Public Sector) (2011-2013). Morshidiwas appointed as the 5th Vice Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) in 2013 but he did not served that capacity long as he was subsequently appointed as Director-General of Higher Education/Registrar General, Private Institutions of Higher Education, and Malaysia in April 2013. His foray with higher education policy research and high level administration pertaining to higher education culminated in his appointment as Director of CTEF in October 2014. CETF is an entity established by the Ministry of Education Malaysia and the Commonwealth Secretariat, London. Morshidi has and continues to publish books, journal articles and book chapters on topics related to higher education and higher education policy research based on his research and experiences as top level administrator in the higher education arena. Morshidi is also active in international collaborative research with organisations such as OECD/IMHE, the World Bank, UNESCO Bangkok, the Asian Development Bank, South East Asian Ministers of Education Organisation-Regional Institute of Higher Education and Development (SEAMEO-RIHED), and International Institute for Educational Planning, Paris.  Morshidi is also actively engaged as member of the editorial board of Springer Book series Higher Education in Asia: Quality, Excellence and Governance. He is also in the editorial advisory board of higher education journals such asHigher Education-The International Journal of Higher Education Research, Studies in Higher Education, Higher Education Policy, Asian Education and Development Studiesand as Section Editor, Higher Education,

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