Ruth's Rankings 24: Malaysia Higher Education - "Soaring Upward" or Not?
Ruth’s Rankings 24 is based on Malaysian news articles that chronicle the changes in funding to Malaysia’s premier research universities following the release of the Ministry of Education’s Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education) – MEB – in 2015. Among the takeaways are: The Malaysian Higher Education System ranks higher than its individual institutions; The rankings for the Malaysian higher education system have improved since 2012 (U21); and More Malaysian universities joined global rankings since the MEB 2014 benchmark data.
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One in five mobile phones shipped abroad is fake
Nearly one in five mobile phones and one in four video game consoles shipped internationally is fake, as a growing trade in counterfeit IT and communications hardware weighs on consumers, manufacturers and public finances, according to a new OECD report. Trade in Counterfeit ICT Goods finds that smartphone batteries, chargers, memory cards, magnetic stripe cards, solid state drives and music players are also increasingly falling prey to counterfeiters. On average, 6.5% of global trade in information and communication technology (ICT) goods is in counterfeit products, according to analysis of 2013 customs data.