MOBILITY AND DIVERSITY : DEVELOPING GLOBAL CITIZENS
New Initiatives to Enrich Student Mobility Experience via a Close-Network
Since 2014 three ASEAN universities from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and a Japanese university established a close-network, a network between the only selected universities, termed the Joint Workshop for Global Engineers in Asia (JWGEA). From 2014 to 2017 each member had hosted an annual workshop in a rotation manner to promote student and staff mobility. All members acknowledge the positive outcomes of this close-network, but keen to extend its benefit to something beyond. In this session, three lesson learnt of the close-network will be presented and discussed. First, the evolution of the close-network from year to year will be explained, along with the experiences perceived by students and staffs engaged in the program. New initiatives that have been introduced in the network will be discussed, for instance selecting an engineering topic for students to work together in a multi-disciplinary problem-solving process, selecting a general topic, i.e. a 100-year life and its impacts, and a more interactive and engaging workshop among students. Second, the strategy of each university to select students for this program will be shared. How the selection process is used to encourage a long-term learning will be highlighted. Third, the extension of this close-network by inviting a new member from Russia will be shared.
1. To learn about the evolution of a close-network in promoting a rich experience for student mobility.
2. To learn how a mobility program can be designed to encourage a long-term learning process.
3. To learn about the extension of a close-network, its benefits, and challenges.
Dr Maria Anityasari
Directorate of International Partnership
Institut Technology Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya
Maria Anityasari is the Director of Directorate of International Partnership ITS. She has initiated many programs and innovations to enhance the internationalization at ITS. She also engages closely with Surabaya City Government to bring impact of internationalization to the city.
Prof Shizuyo Asai
Shizuyo Asai is currently a professor of language education and policy at Ritsumeikan University College of Science and Engineering. She is an overseas education program coordinator and her research interests include internationalization of higher education especially in the field of science and engineering.
A/Prof Chew Tin Lee
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Chew-Tin Lee served as the Director for Global Education in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) International between 2014 – 2016. Her role was to promote international student mobility for UTM. She served as the Regional Manager (Northern Europe) within 2008 – 2014 and managed several European Mobility programs (e.g. Erasmus Mundus).