Azirah Hashim

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Internationalization of higher education has been prominent at national, regional and international level. It can be seen in the many policies and programmes that universities and governments implement to respond to globalization. In general, this would be the impartment of knowledge, skills and values that have universal appeal and application and the adoption of an international and multicultural outlook to meet global market needs.  Internationalization efforts would also involve the acquisition of international skills including programmes for sending students to go abroad, setting up branch campuses and engaging in inter-institutionalRead More
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Established in December, 2014, as a top down centre at the University of Malaya, the centre functions as: Research center – the centre performs research that involves the core of the ASEAN pillars: political and security community, economic community and socio-cultural community. Research covers not only developments within ASEAN but also ASEAN-led regionalism – reaching out to the countries in North East Asia, India, Australia and New Zealand and (in the context of the East Asia Summit) the United States and Russia. Attention is also given to theoretical issues in analyzingRead More
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The 1st Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics (MAAL) – Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics (SAAL) Symposium 2014 was held on the 28th of November 2014 at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. It was jointly organized by the Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics (MAAL), the University of Malaya and the Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics (SAAL). The symposium aimed to provide a means for academics and professionals working in applied linguistics to establish and maintain contact with one another and with recent developments in the field of applied linguistics.  TheRead More
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CLMV-World Bank ‘Curriculum development for tourism and hospitality management’  Prof. Ghazali Musa Faculty of business and accountancy University of Malaya Prof. Azirah Hashim Humanities research cluster University of Malaya University of Malaya and the University of South-East Asia (USEA) in Siem Reap obtained a Development Innovation Grant (DIG) from the World Bank organisation during Phase 1 of the CLMV initiative. Subsequently, both institutions have been collaborating on a curriculum development project and have organised a training workshop on tourism and hospitality management on the 9th-11th of January 2014 at USEA.Read More
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Ethno-political discourse among ordinary Malaysians: Diverging accounts of “The good old days” in discussing multiculturalism Richard Buttny Azirah Hashim Kiranjit Kaur Article published in Text & Talk, De Gruyter Mouton Volume 33, Issue 3, Pages 289–309, May 2013 In this study, a small group of ethnically diverse Malaysians was assembled to discuss the state of multiculturalism in Malaysia. Discursive analysis was used to get at the participants’ accounting practices and constructions of multiculturalism. Participants’ accounts revealed an increasing social distance between the Malays and the non-Malays, but differing assessments andRead More
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