4th ATU-Net Board Meeting
24 September 2018: A strategic international alliance of which Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is Chair, the Asia Technological University Network (ATU-Net) convened recently in its 4th Board Meeting to enhance its current programmes and to set in motion several initiatives for 2019. Student mobility, one of its key programme that includes semester exchange, internship, and research attachments, was further refined to facilitate mobility within the network. For 2019, other activities for students will include summer camps and workshops, competitions, and carnival. For staff, in addition to its current initiatives, an international conference focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering, computing and science education is set to be implemented in September 2019.
The Board Meeting was hosted by the network’s Deputy Chair, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Johor and was chaired by UTHM Vice Chancellor, Professor Ts. Dr. Wahid bin Razzaly. The meeting was attended by member institution representatives from international and local universities including Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Universiti Teknikal Melaka, and Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. The alliance is a consortium consisting of technology-focused institutions of higher learning from ten countries in Asia.
In his opening speech, Professor Ts. Dr. Wahid reiterated the merits of collaborating together and urged members to capitalise on the strengths of all member institutions and to support each other for collective growth.
4th ATU-Net Reception Dinner
A reception dinner was held at UTM Vice Chancellor Official Residence to appreciate the delegates from member institutions. It was organised by staff of UTM International and UTM Office of Corporate Affairs, and supported by the International Student Societies (China, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Philippines, and India). Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid bin Omar, UTM Vice Chancellor thanked UTHM for hosting the Board Meeting and remarked that the alliance is “moving forward towards creating more opportunities for collaborative projects, student mobility, and capacity building” and also pointed out its “goal is to nurture innovative and entrepreneurial graduates for a sustainable future.”
A recent programme for students that was done in collaboration with the 16th Asia Pacific Student Services Association International Conference 2018 (APSSA2018) that took place in UTM Kuala Lumpur from 6-10 August 2018 was highlighted. All delegates were also invited to another programme co-organised by ATU-Net with UTM Academic Leadership (UTMLead), the New Academia Learning Innovation (NALI) Exhibition and Competition 2018. In NALI2018, participation from member institutions include Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, and Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology.
NALI2018: New Academia Learning Innovation (NALI) Exhibition and Competition 2018
New Academia Learning Innovation (NALI) Exhibition and Competition 2018 (NALI2018) is jointly organised by UTM Academic Leadership (UTMLead) on 25-26 September 2018 at Sultan Iskandar Hall, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
NALI Model is a framework comprising student-centred and blended learning philosophy, multiple learning modes and materials towards achieving entrepreneurial academia. Themed ‘New Academia Learning Innovation for Education 4.0’, NALI2018 is a great opportunity for participants to showcase project, innovations or practices on NALI. We are inviting participation from lecturers, researchers and practitioners of blended learning to share research findings and innovation in teaching and learning. Successful submission will be published with ISBN as proceedings of the programme.
The revised registration fee for exhibition/competition for the two-day programme is USD50. The registration fee and accommodation for one night at Scholar’s Inn, UTM JB for ONE person will be sponsored by ATU-Net. The organising team welcomes ADDITIONAL participation; the reduced fee applies. However, all expenses are to be borne by the participant.
For more information about NALI2018, please visit http://ctl.utm.my/nali2018/. Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org and cc to email@example.com.