Modelling Global Citizens through Strategic Consortium of Industry Driven Universities
Attributes of global citizens are increasingly recognised as essential component for higher educational institutions to shape and respond to social demands and economic drivers in fostering global perspectives, with rigorous environment to motivate and mobilise students to reach their fullest potential. The worlds economic landscape is also ever changing, and graduates with global mindset are in demand with the ability to embrace cultural diversity and be successful in a global setting. In Malaysia, four Government Linked Universities (GLU), namely Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Multimedia University (MMU), and Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), formalised their strategic partnership through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in advancing higher education through cooperative and coordinated action. It will focus on an intellectual discourse that would relate to a model for global citizens in higher educational institutions, through a strategized consortium effort in fostering global perspectives with the ability to embrace cultural diversity, spur creativity and entrepreneurship, and secure sustainability. Aspects pertaining to governance, best practices, and processes would provide the information landscape to propel the model in developing global citizens with qualities and competencies in readiness for cultural diversity, creativity, entrepreneurship and sustainability.
1. To unravel mobility issues in developing global citizens 2. To propose a model for global citizens in higher educational institutions. 3. To advance the idea of strategising consortium effort in fostering global perspectives with the ability to embrace cultural diversity, spur creativity and entrepreneurship, and secure sustainability. 4. To discuss aspects of governance, best practices, and processes as information landscape to propel the model in developing global citizens with qualities and competencies in readiness for cultural diversity, creativity, entrepreneurship and sustainability.
Mrs Indahsah Sidek
My teaching career in Information Science at ITM begun in 1982, and was Associate Professor at UiTM in 1997. In 2008, I was Technical Advisor at MCMC for the National Broadband Initiative to catalyze broadband through U-Pustaka. Received APICTA Awards 2011; FutureGov Award 2013;TELDAP 2013; KKMM Best Innovation
Prof Dr Ho Chin Kuan
Vice President Academic and Internationalisation
Multimedia University (MMU)
Prof. Dr Ho Chin Kuan is currently the Vice President of Academic and Internationalisation at Multimedia University. Prior to this, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Computing & Informatics, the Chairman of the university’s Data Science Institute, and the Director of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute. Dr. Ho’s R&D experience spans the areas of data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and Big Data Analytics. He has also been an ICT consultant over the past 15 years, bringing research into industrial practice. Dr. Ho has experience working with clients from numerous industries and government agencies where he led the design, development and delivery of solutions. Dr. Ho received his B. Sc. (Hons.) Computer Science with Electronic Engineering from University College London, his M. Sc. (Information Technology) and Ph.D from Multimedia University, Malaysia
Assoc Prof Dr Nor Hisham bin Hamid
Deputy Vice Chancellor
Student Affairs and Alumni
Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)
Nor Hisham Hamid is the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Alumni at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Malaysia. He first joined UTP in 1999 as a lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department and was later promoted to Associate Professor before assuming his current position in April 2016. The Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Alumni has the overall responsibilities for providing leadership and direction on the formulation, development, implementation and monitoring of student experience and student development strategic initiatives, programmes and activities. He received his BSc degree in Electrical Electronics Engineering from University of Rochester, USA and MSc degree in Manufacturing System Engineering from University of Warwick, UK. He earned his PhD in Electronics Engineering from University of Edinburgh, Scotland. His research interests are in nano-devices modeling, fault-tolerant architectures, microfluidic lab-on-chip, reliability and testing of sensors, MEMS and microfluidics systems.
Prof Dato’ Dr Mohd Zamri Yusoff
Deputy Vice Chancellor
Student Affairs and Alumni
Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
Prof. Dr. Mohd. Zamri bin Yusoff obtained his bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, master degree from University of Cambridge and Ph.D from University of Birmingham. He is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs, Alumni & Management) at Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Malaysia. Prior to that, he was the Head of UNITEN KSHAS Campus, Dean of College of Engineering and Head of Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining academic world, he also served as engineer in Malaysia power utility company, Tenaga Nasional Berhad. Prof Zamri’s research interest is in computational fluid dynamics, thermo-fluids and energy related studies. He has published over 100 papers in international journals and conferences and served as editorial board members of a few international journals.
Prof Dato’ Dr Khairanum Subari
Deputy President, International
Student Development and Campus Lifestyle
Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL)