28 February - 01 March, 2017
Grand Millenium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP Tuesday, 2nd March, 2017

9:00 am - 11:59 pm Workshop D: Diversifying Revenue Streams for Financial Sustainability on Asia Higher Education

Dr. Geoffrey Williams - Director, Williams Business Consultancy (Malaysia)
Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) around Asia are facing many challenges in creating affordable and accessible routes to world-class learning experiences for the next generation of students. Reliance on tuition fees is both burdensome for students and limiting for universities and new options for mixed income strategies need to be explored, developed and adopted.

This workshop discusses and shares ideas on funding options for HEIs, which draw on new approaches, create sustainable financing models and reduce the dependence on tuition fees. Learn the fundamentals of planning, launching and stabilizing the financial

  • What are the challenges for financing higher education?
  • The basics – Fee income and Non-fee income
  • The Three “Rs” – rental, retail and recreation – creating value from our own community
  • Research and Grants – building a self-sustaining research eco-system
  • Endowments, Waqf and Charity – Alumni endowments; Big donor endowments; Earned income endowments (income and asset sales);
  • Land-use / facilities usage and maximising space
  • Privatisation and Commercialisation – Privatisation – hospitals for example are already available
  • Investment portfolio income – how do we manage our investments, what are the likely returns and what investment criteria should we take into account?


Dr. Geoffrey Williams

Williams Business Consultancy (Malaysia)