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Abstract

Research findings from previous studies had pointed out that many public universities in different countries had been facing with decreasing trend of government funds to finance their operational and research expenditures. As such, this study attempts to provide the funding trends of five Research Universities in Malaysia over the period of five years from 2006 until 2011. The objectives of study are to identify the types of funding sources and to analyse the funding trends of five Research Universities in Malaysia in financing their operational and research activities.

Keywords: Government fund; funding trends; research universities; Malaysia

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