MOBILITY AND DIVERSITY : DEVELOPING GLOBAL CITIZENS
Trends and Directions in Student Mobility in South East Asia
International student mobility has brought about great benefits to students and changed the landscape of higher education in South East Asian countries over the last decade. For Malaysia, in particular, one of the major shifts in the 2015-2025 Education Blueprint is global prominence, where initiatives to increase international student mobility experiences are of great significance as they help to build brand visibility, strengthen existing collaborations and provide new markets for international students. In this session, we examine the recent trends of student mobility, taking the examples of several case studies in South East Asia. Additionally, we review the milestones of the ASEAN Credit Transfer System (ACTS) that facilitates the recognition of qualification and academic mobility within the ASEAN region. Findings of the study suggest that while funding, language, cultural barrier, and academic recognition remain to be among the challenges, the trends suggest an emergence of an increasingly inter-connected Asia which is as dynamic as its Western counterparts in attracting student mobility. It cannot be denied that global student mobility has made an impact on the dynamic evolution of internationalization in the South East Asian region.
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to
1. Gain knowledge on the trends on student mobility in South East Asia,
2. Differentiate the patterns of student mobility in South East Asia and region they come from,
3. Develop an effective mobility programme for their students, and
4. Determine the successes of mobility programmes
Dr Sheena Kaur
International Relations Office
University of Malaya
Sheena Kaur is the Deputy Director at the International Relations Office, University of Malaya. She is also a Senior Lecturer with the English Department, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics. She has a doctoral in Corpus Linguistics from Lancaster University. Her research interests include Internationalisation and Higher Education.
A/Prof Yong Zulina Zubairi
Director International Relations Office
University of Malaya
Yong Zulina Zubairi is currently the Director at the International Relations Office, University of Malaya. Her areas of research interests are medical and circular statistics, and internationalisation of higher education. She has published a number of articles in referred journal such as ISI Web of Science and academic books.
A/Prof Jun-Pin Chang
Asia University College of Management
Assistant Professor Chang Jun-Pin is an academician at the Department of Finance, Asia University College of Management in Taiwan. He has vast experience as a Mobility Coordinator for his university. He has arranged summer programmes for student mobility in countries such as Malaysia, New Zealand and the United States.
Dr Indah Suci Widyahening
University of Indonesia
Dr Indah is currently the Director at the International Relations Office, University of Indonesia. She is trained as a medical doctor in Family Medicine.