Nurturing global citizenship through mobility within a network of technology-focused institutions 26 March 2019 / 15:20 - 16:20

Nurturing global citizenship through mobility within a network of technology-focused institutions 26 March 2019 / 15:20 - 16:20

Prof Takumi Miyoshi Presenter
Prof Wahid Omar Presenter
Dr Farhana Diana Deris Facilitator
Room 305

MOBILITY AND DIVERSITY : DEVELOPING GLOBAL CITIZENS

Nurturing global citizenship through mobility within a network of technology-focused

ABSTRACT:
Mobility and Diversity: Developing Global Citizens SESSION TITLE: Nurturing global citizenship through mobility within a network of technology-focused institutions Recognising the role of higher education in nurturing global citizenship, several institutions in Asia established a close network, the Asia Technological University Network (ATU-Net), in 2016 to leverage on each other’s strengths and to consolidate initiatives for the benefits of students. This session, first and foremost, entails sharing of experiences of the member institutions in implementing international mobility programmes within the network. This includes discussion on the issues and challenges, as well as the success stories as a result of implementing the programmes across institutions. Secondly, the session presents several recommendations of best practices towards providing better opportunities for students to develop themselves as effective members of the world community. Finally, the session introduces new initiatives of the network that aim to not only nurture the desired values among students but also harness their potentials in order to encourage them to contribute directly to community. Learning Objectives 1. To learn the issues, challenges and benefits of mobility within a close network 2. To learn best practices in mobility programmes to ensure desired outcomes 3. To learn ways mobility programmes can be designed for direct engagement with community Keywords: global citizenship, mobility, community, network

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1. To learn the issues, challenges and benefits of mobility within a close network
2. To learn best practices in mobility programmes to ensure desired outcomes
3. To learn ways mobility programmes can be designed for direct engagement with community

PRESENTERS:

Dr Farhana Diana Deris
Manager (Partnership), Global Strategy & Engagement
UTM International
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Malaysia

Dr Farhana Diana Deris is a Senior Lecturer at the Language Academy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She is currently the Manager of Partnership at UTM International.

Prof Wahid Omar
Vice-Chancellor
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Malaysia

Wahid Omar is a Professor in Structural Engineering and the sixth Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He obtained his PhD (Structural Engineering) from the University of Birmingham, MSc (Bridge Engineering) from the University of Surrey, and BSc (Civil Engineering) from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom.

Prof Takumi Miyoshi
Director for International Programs
Shibaura Institute of Technology
Japan

Professor Takumi Miyoshi is a Director for International Programs and a Professor, College of System Engineering and Science at Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan.