GLOBAL: Call for more Muslim-owned universities

Muslim ownership and management of private universities and colleges in Muslim-majority countries and Muslim-minority communities need to be strengthened to cater for the increasing demand for higher education arising from growth in Muslim populations, reports Malaysia's official agency Bernama.

Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Professor Tan Sri Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, said empowerment of Muslim communities to own, manage and control higher education institutions will make the field more responsive to local needs and aspirations.

During a pre-recorded speech to the 2nd International Conference on Islam and Higher Education held in Malaysia last week, Ekmeleddin said Muslim community leaders and civil society would have to actively engage with the government through public-private partnerships.
Full report on the Bernama site