Conceptualising Higher Education Asianization: ASIANur


  • Mohd Azraai Kassim Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Siti Maftuhah Damio Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Abdul Rahman Omar Universiti Teknologi MARA


Abstract: Higher Education (HE) plays an active role in nation building by developing and transforming the human capital holistically. This lifelong endeavour is by no means smooth sailing as HEs have to face many challenges. One prominent challenge is of university ranking, which is highly Westernized and exceedingly quantitative. “Creatical thinking” and “Asianization” concepts  were thus forged in formulating “ASIANur”, an Asian university ranking. The justifications for ASIANur are based on Asian countries’ strength in relation to their economic, demographic, strength of HE as well as the emerging systematizing and standardizing of research disseminations. The possibility of Asian Higher Education Century is strengthen when ASIANur is materialised.


Keywords: Asianization, ASIANur, Creatical thinking, Higher education, Human capital.

How to Cite
KASSIM, Mohd Azraai; DAMIO, Siti Maftuhah; OMAR, Abdul Rahman. Conceptualising Higher Education Asianization: ASIANur. Asian Journal of University Education, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 2, p. 122-131, june 2021. ISSN 2600-9749. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 mar. 2023. doi: