Educational collaborations with Thai universities: the case of KUKUM
Zuraidah, Mohd Zain
Zul Azhar, Zahid Jamal
Ali Yeon, Md Shakaff
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With increasing population and limited resources, numerous factions in the world today compete hard with one another. In accordance to Darwin’s ‘survival of the fittest’, only the strongest and loudest endure. Against this backdrop, many realise that the way forward has got to be that of cooperation, not competition. Forming ties with the “competing party” has been seen and proven to bring about more advantages than disadvantages. In fact, gigantic leaps, otherwise seen as impossible to achieve, materialise out of working together rather than working against one another. ‘Collaboration’ hence became one of the important keywords of the 21st century. Essentially a form of relationship between two (or more) parties, it has variances which include ‘partnership’, ‘affiliation’, ‘joint venture’, and ‘alliance’, among many others. It also has derivatives such as ‘win-win’, ‘networking’, ‘synergy’, and ‘symbiosis’.