MALAYSIA: Public universities to have more PhDsNew Straits Times.
Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Hou Kok Chung said the initiative would be a key agenda of the government in view of the education sector's contribution to the socio-economic development of the country.
"Our target is to increase qualified academic staff with doctorates to 75% in research universities, and up to 60% in public institutions by 2015." Currently, PhD holders make up about 73% of academic staff in research universities, he added.
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