Mobility, Internationalization, Higher Education: Asian Challenges and Way Forward
Mobility has been a key focus on the internationalization of higher education. Asia has gradually seen a rise in popularity in terms of mobility of choice for overseas students. There is a need to explore the strength and enhancement of the Asian countries in promoting mobility to the international higher education community. This session discusses on issues relating to challenges faced by Asian countries in organizing mobility programs. Among the challenges include designing, management, funding, branding and marketing of mobility programs. At the same time this session provides a platform for ideas, best practices and strategies to be shared in positioning the Asian higher education institutions in the forefront of mobility and internationalization.
Prof Dato' Dr Murshidi Sirat
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Prof Shingo Ashizawa
Deputy Secretarty General, UMAP International Secretariat, Toyo University, Japan
Shingo Ashizawa is a professor at Toyo University in Tokyo. His research involves the comparative study of higher education management and quality analysis of the internationalization review process. Prof. Ashizawa is also serving as Deputy Secretary General for UMAP (University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific) International Secretariat as of 2016.
Dr Lily Freida Milla
Director III, Commission on Higher Education, 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.