The proliferation of the foreign student’s enrolment is projected at 7.2 million in the year 2025 from 1.8 million in 2000. Malaysian institutions are driven by foreign student’s recruitment in line with Ministry of Higher Education vision of recruiting 200,000 foreign students by the year 2020. Although Malaysia emerging as one of top ten foreign students’ recruiter, the knowledge of the extent of foreign students’ intention to study in Malaysia is still modest. Yet, there is no precise profiling system that could infer whether these foreign students are genuinely coming into Malaysia for education purpose. To fill this study gap, we utilize the immense of information which available through the various types of social media, we adopt the user profiling method using social network analysis for the detection purpose of foreign students in Malaysian public universities.
Rengasamy, Renugah A/P; Hamid, Suraya; and Gani, Abdullah, "A Conceptual Model Of Foreign Student Profiling" (2018). PACIS 2018 Proceedings. 339.