ATU-Net SeLF2020 held on 16 November 2020, will connect students to the larger global community and will cover issues pertinent to student organisations and youth development, with a theme of:

“The Great Reset: The New World and Society”

  • The forum provides an opportunity for participants to dissect and deliberate on the current societal crisis and the prospect of the future in order to lead beyond the pandemic. 

  • In particular, it will concentrate on the key roles of youth of technological universities in shaping the narrative of today’s world, through guided vision and design-led leadership for the benefit and prosperity of the lives of others.


To bring together youth and student leaders from member institutions of the Asia Technological University Network (ATU-Net) to share their knowledge and learn from one another, to strengthen their regional bond, and form a shared global identity.


  1. Participants will be able to interact and engage with youth and student leaders across the network.

  2. Participants will be able to learn about new developments in various areas where youth are concerned.

  3. Participants will be able to discuss issues and share best practices pertaining to youth and student leaders.

Recorded video of ATU-Net SeLF 2020

You may also watch it on UTM International Facebook page.

Tentative programme

Ice Breaking

14:00 – 14:15 Montage, trivia, and overview of programme


14:15 – 14:25 Welcoming Remarks by Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), ATU-Net Chair  

Keynote Addresses:

14:25 – 14:40 Keynote 1 ‘Do you still need a university degree? How education will evolve in the coming years’ by Adam Brimo, Founder and CEO of
                         OpenLearning Limited
14:40 – 14:55 Keynote 2 Values-based Leadership and Governance by Sheina Marie Onrubia, Tabaco City Councilor, Phillipines (2010-                            2019)
14:55 – 15.10 Keynote 3 ‘Be Ready for Real-World: Tips Before and After Graduate’ by Arif TukimanCo-founder and CEO of RunCloud, UTM Alumni
15:10 – 15:25 Keynote 4 ‘Reimagining the Future – the Role of Youth and Global Citizenship’ by Thomson Ch’ng, International Alumni of the Year 2020                                  (Global PIEoneer Awards)

15:25 – 15:40 Q&A Session

Student Leader Roundtable:

15:40 – 15:50 ‘Youth Revolution’ by Syahirunnisa Ramli, UniMAP (Malaysia)
15:50 – 16:00 ‘Youth and Social Change’ by Hanz Jude G. Ambalong, MSU-IIT (Philippines) 
16:00 – 16:10 ‘Role of Youth in Resuscitating the Ailing Economy Owning the Pandemic’ by Muhammad Wasiq Riaz, HITEC University (Pakistan)
16:10 – 16:20 ‘International Networking through Digital Leadership’ by Marcellino Agung Christyo, ITB (Indonesia)
16:20 – 16:40 Q&A Session


16:40 – 16.50 Closing by Vice Chancellor of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), ATU-Net Deputy Chair

Our Moderators

Nizar Haider

"Hi, I'm Nizar from the School of Mechanical Engineering, UTM. I'm the Editor-in-Chief of InsideUTM. I've joined a bunch of exciting clubs and competitions over the past couple years and met many interesting people. Looking forward to working with all of you!"

Sofiazianti Saleh

"Hello everyone! My name is Sofiazanti, a current PhD student in Educational Psychology at UTM. I am the Brand Ambassador of Connecting ASIA, and was the former President of Postgraduate Student Society, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (2019/2020). I am very much looking forward to be part of this exciting forum!"

Keynote Speakers


Adam Brimo

Founder and CEO of OpenLearning Limited

[Read his biography here]


Arif Tukiman

Co-founder and CEO of RunCloud,
UTM Alumni

[Read his biography here]


Thomson Ch’ng

International Alumni of the Year 2020 – Global PIEoneer Awards

[Read his biography here]


Sheina Marie Onrubia

City Councilor of
Tabaco City, Philippines  (2010-2019)

[Read her biography here]

Student Leader Roundtable Speakers

Syahirunnisa Ramli

President of Student Representative Council, 
Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Malaysia.

Hanz Jude G. Ambalong

Student Government President,
Mindanao State University-Illigan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), Philippines 

Muhammad Wasiq Riaz

President of Community Service and Mentor for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), HITEC University, Pakistan.

Marcellino Agung Christyo

President of International Mobility Students Club,
Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia.