Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility (CTEF)


c/o National Higher Education Research Institute
Block C, Level 2
No. 10 Persiaran Bukit Jambul 11900 Bayan Lepas

Telephone: (60) 4 653 5763

Fax: (60) 4 653 5771

Email: Website:

Year established: 2013

Officers (2015):

Director: Prof. Dato’ Dr Morshidi Sirat

Aims and objectives:

The CTEF was formally established on 1 August 2013 in Malaysia following discussions at 18CCEM and the approval of Malaysia’s Ministry of Education.

The CTEF’s main focus areas involve collation and generation of information and statistics on tertiary education in the Commonwealth, producing research and policy papers as well as undertaking advisory and consultancy services. The CTEF works in collaboration with various network partners, including the Commonwealth of Learning, Association of Commonwealth Universities and University of West Indies.

Main activities:

Collecting and disseminating information on tertiary education in the Commonwealth and good practice in member states

Assisting member states in developing and implementing policies and systems in tertiary education

Facilitating communication and information exchange among governments, regional organisations and tertiary education institutions in member states