TRANSNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION AND 21st CENTURY EDUCATION
Collaboration by embracing Diversity and Inclusion: Industry-oriented Cross-disciplinary PBL Model
Enhancing student mobility and diversity, cross-disciplinary practice and bridging the school-work gap are all essential trends for international education in the 21st century. How can multilateral collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region incorporate all of them? In this session, we will introduce a new multinational collaboration model that involves enterprise and shares the successful journey experienced by 3 institutions from Japan, Korea and Taiwan, all known for advanced technology and design. Next year, it expects to include Malaysian partner institution to enhance the diversity. The presentation will provide a rare insight into utilizing the networks and resources of three partner institutions to develop a program that benefits all and to understand how it is coordinated and implemented. In addition, the inclusivity and diversity of the program and how it can be continually expended will also be introduced. The aim of presentation will be to share experience with international education practitioners to promote diversity and inclusivity in student learning and equip graduates to engage effectively and be more competitive in a globalized world.
- To understand application of university-industry PBL program in multinational setting (Japan, Korea, and Taiwan) and how it can be expended to whole Asia-Pacific region.
- To recognize potential benefits and challenges of multinational collaborations.
- To design and implement multinational projects with your partners.
Prof Ho-Chiao Chuang
Professor, Dean, Office of International Affairs
National Taipei University of Technology (Taipei Tech), Taiwan
Prof. Chuang receives Ph.D. from University of Colorado in 2008 and currently serves as Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department and Dean of International Office at National Taipei University of Technology. Prof. Chuang has devoted to new PBL programs development over 5 years and had well-rounded experience in international education.
Prof Kenji Matsui
Professor, Deputy Director of Robotics & Design Center
Osaka Institute of Technology, Faculty of Robotics & Design, Japan
Prof. Matsui currently serves as Full Professor of System Design Engineering Department and Deputy Director of Robotics & Design Center at Osaka Institute of Technology. Prof. Matsui has been initiating industry collaboration and design thinking based international PBL programs, also has broad experience of innovation design coaching.
Prof YeonGyu Yu
Professor, Dean, College of Science and Technology
Kookmin University, College of Science and Technology, South Korea
Prof. YeonGyu Yu receives his Ph.D. from University of California, and serves as Principle Researcher at Korea Institute of Science and Technology from 1995-2005. Currently, Prof. Yu serves as Full Professor and the Dean of the College of Science and Technology, Kookmin University.