UMAP and International Joint Degree Programs in our Region
The session will review the recent trend of developments of international joint degree programs in Asia based on the survey, and introduce the new scheme of credit transfer from the view points of preparing international joint degree programs. This session will also introduce the recent development of the legal schemes of international joint degree programs in Japan, the Philippines, and Malaysia.
Review the recent development of international joint degree programs in Asia.
A Review of recent developments of Credit Transfer Scheme and joint degree programs.
Introduction of recent development of the legal schemes and policies of International Joint Degree Programs in Japan, the Philippines and Malaysia.
Dr Imran Ho-Abdullah
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Kebansaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Professor Imran Ho Abdullah is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Industry and Community Partnership) at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Professor Imran has a MPhil (in Linguistics) from the University of Cambridge, as well as a PhD in Cognitive Semantics from the University of Otago, New Zealand. He has been a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society since 1990.
Dr Kazuo Kuroda
Professor, Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Japan
Kazuo Kuroda received his Ph.D. from Cornell University, USA. He has done an extensive research on regionalization and internationalization of Asian higher education. Currently, he also serves as a Visiting Research Fellow at JICA Research Institute and has led some research projects in this field.
Dr Taiji Hotta
Vice-Executive of International Planning, Morito Institution of Global Higher Education, Hiroshima University, Japan
Taiji Hotta received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He has done an extensive research on the development of student mobility in European and Asian higher education. Currently, he has been promoting an aligned credit transfer system in Asia, called “Asian Academic Credits (AACs).”
Prof Akira Ninomiya
Special Professor, Dept of Modern Early Childhood Education, Aichi Mizuho Junior College, Japan
Akira Ninomiya is UMAP Ambassador and Professor Emeritus of Hiroshima University. Used to teach comparative and international education at Hiroshima University. After retired from Hiroshima, he became the vice-president of the Open University of Japan, and then became the president of Hijiyama University in Hiroshima. He has chaired the working group on globalization of higher education in Japan at the Central Council of Education.
Dr Lily Freida C Macabangun-Milla
Director III of the International Affairs Staff, The Commission on Higher Education, The Philippines
Atty. Lily Freida C. Macabangun-Milla is the Director of the International Affairs Staff of the Commission on Higher Education, a lawyer by profession, and a Career Executive Service Officer (Class IV). Presently, she is the Secretary-General Philippines National Secretariat of the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP), the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Focal Point for higher education in the Philippines
As a lawyer she served at the Philippine Senate, Court Attorney III at the Supreme Court of the Philippines and had stints in the private sector as an Internal Legal Counsel for Landco Pacific Corporation and the National Federation of Labor.