On Wednesday, November 13th 2019, UMAP International Conference 2019 was held at Hotel Nikko in Bangkok, Thailand.
It was attended by UMAP Board Members, university administrators, professionals, academia from private and public universities, and other relevant sections from both Thailand and overseas, and administrators and officers from Office of the Permanent Secretary for Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation.
The theme of this conference is International Student Mobility for the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR).
Introductory Remarks: Why UMAP?
Prof. Dr. Shingo Ashizawa
Keynote: International Student Mobility in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bundit Thipakorn
Panel Discussion: Intercontinental Student Mobility: What the Future Needs?
“Diversification of Student Mobility and the Role of UMAP”
Shingo Ashizawa, Deputy Secretary General, UMAP International Secretariat / Professor, Toyo University
Proposal collections for the UMAP Research Net (URN) 2020 has just started.
With URN, UMAP aims to promote academic mobility and collaboration, and to promote effective interaction and exchange among scholars, researchers, and educators across cultures. A research funding of up to 5,000 USD will be provided to selected works.
Deadline for proposal submission is June 4, 2020.
Please refer to the document below for the detailed information:
The application form and sample past research papers can be found on http://umap.org/programs/#research-net
Click on “List of Member Institutions” below to check if your university/institution has signed the Pledge of Agreement.
We look forward to receiving your brilliant ideas!
Season’s Greetings from UMAP!
A very fruitful and productive year of 2019 has almost come to an end. Let us take a look on what UMAP has achieved throughout the year.
New UMAP Member Institutions
New UMAP Promotional Video and Twitter Account
Revised UMAP Student Connection Online (USCO) System Manual
UMAP Discovery Camp 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan (August 4 – August 17)
UMAP-COIL Joint Honors Program (August 4 – August 23)
UMAP Research Net
These achievements would not have been possible without the active participation and generous support from UMAP National Secretariats, member universities and students all over the world. We would like to express our sincerest appreciation for your active participation and generous support in making these achievements possible. We look forward to continued success with you in the coming year.
We wish you a peaceful holiday season and a wonderful New Year!
(Kindly note that UMAP International Secretariat will be closed from December 25 through January 5 for the New Year holidays. Our office will resume on January 6)
The final project report for the UMAP Research Net 2018 has been uploaded. The details are as follow:
Dear Students who plan to apply for UMAP Program A&B 2020-1 (for Fall/Autumn Semester 2020),
We are pleased to announce that the first cycle of student applications for Program A&B 2020-1 (Fall/Autumn 2020 study abroad programs) has started today. If you are interested in participating in one of these programs, please review the information on the website (https://usco.umap.org) about the programs’ contents, length, available credits, language requirement, and fees before applying.
Students of those institutions that participate in the 1st cycle of this program are able to apply for programs offered by other participating institutions. The list of eligible universities/institutions can be checked by clicking this link here.
All transactions in the application procedure, such as submission of student applications, nominations by home universities/institutions, and acceptance or refusal by host institutions, will be completed using the UMAP Student Connection Online (USCO) System.
To apply, the following three steps need to be completed by January 6th 2020:
REGISTRATION — Students should create an account on the UMAP Student Connection Online (USCO) System by registering their email address and password (https://usco.umap.org/std/). For more information about the USCO System, students can check the Student User Manual through this link (http://umap.org/usco/#students-manual).
APPLICATION — Students complete the Application Form in the USCO System for up to five preferred programs by filling out necessary items and click “Save and Submit”. The USCO System will automatically inform the UMAP coordinators at the home university/institution that an application has been submitted. The nomination deadline for UMAP Coordinators at your home institution is January 6th 2020; therefore, you need to submit your application according to the adapted schedule of your home institution.
NOMINATION — Coordinators log into the USCO System and check the applications they have received, and nominate up to two students by clicking “Approve as Program A”. Nomination should be completed by January 6th 2020.
For more information on USCO System, please refer to the User Manual (http://umap.org/usco/#institutions-manual).
If you have any questions about the application procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to receiving additional applications!
Check out this video below from Prof. Seth Kunin of Curtin University, the National Secretariat of Australia!
Dear Students who plan to apply for UMAP Program C 2020,
We are pleased to announce that the first cycle of student applications for Programs C 2020 has started today. Program C is short-term (one to eight-week long) programs offered by UMAP Participating universities/institutions. Programs are generally offered between June and September, and are available in a wide range of disciplines: cultural studies, language proficiency courses, vocational training, entrepreneurship, and more.
If you are interested in participating in one of these programs, please review the information on the website ( https://usco.umap.org ) about the programs’ contents, length, available credits, language requirement and fees before applying.
This year UMAP operates three cycles for Program C and each university/institution offer their programs depending upon their schedules of courses. You need to check in which cycle(s) of application period, your preferred programs are offered. And please note that you are required to be nominated by your home institution in order to apply for programs. The application period of each cycle for both you and UMAP Coordinators at your home institution is as follows;
From 18 November to 2 December 2019 (deadline) (for the 1st Cycle)
Therefore, you need to submit your application according to the adapted schedule of your home institution. For the acceptance of students’ applications, the following THREE STEPS must be completed:
REGISTRATION — Students should create an account on the UMAP Student Connection Online (USCO) System by registering their email address and password ( https://usco.umap.org/std/ ). For more information about the USCO System, students can check the Student User Manual through this link; http://umap.org/usco/#students-manual
APPLICATION — Students complete the Application Form in the USCO System for up to three preferred programs and click “Save and Submit”. The USCO System will automatically inform the UMAP coordinators at the home university/institution that an application has been submitted. Applications will be accepted by 2 December 2019 (for the 1st Cycle), 25 February 2020 (for the 2nd Cycle) and 22 May 2020 (for the 3rd Cycle).
NOMINATION — Coordinators log into the USCO System and check the applications they have received, and nominate them by clicking “Approve”.
We look forward to receiving many applications.