The purpose of this paper is to highlight how globalization and the development of knowledgebased economy is effecting the higher education system of Malaysia. This reflective analysis examined the policies and practices, in the higher education of Malaysia that internationalizes its higher education systems; the impact of globalization and the development of knowledge based economy; the cultural landscape of higher education in Malaysia towards globalization; and any international organizations or resources to identify/critique the impact of globalization of Malaysia’s higher education systems. As a result, quality assurance has been the key factor in promoting globalization in Malaysia Higher Education because English is becoming more prevalent in higher learning which is promoting more opportunity for foreign students. With quality assurance, the cultural landscape has changed from the aspect of teaching and learning in its traditional formality.

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