Dato’ Professor Dr Norzaini Azman

Deputy Director General of Higher Education (Academic and Research), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia


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biography

Norzaini Azman currently holds the position of Deputy Director General of Higher Education (Academic and Development) at the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. Prior to this role, she served as a Professor of Higher Education at the Centre for Policy and Leadership, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Norzaini is also a fellow of Academy of Professors, Malaysia; and a Governance Board Member of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and University College Yayasan Pahang (UCYP).  She served as the President of the Malaysian Society for Research and Higher Education Policy Development (PenDaPaT) for three (3) terms (Jan 2017 – Jan 2023). Norzaini is an Associate Research Fellow at the National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN), Universiti Sains Malaysia and at the Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Her main research interests encompass higher education policy and governance, the academic profession, higher education, and sustainability and leadership.