UMAP 1st Board Meeting 2018

On April 25, 2018, the First UMAP Board Meeting 2018 was held at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) GSB in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

There were representatives from Brunei, China, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Canada and Mexico also submitted the Power of Attorney. One of the significant decisions was to approve the establishment of sub-National Secretariats in eligible UMAP countries/territories, which will enable UMAP to expand its network and activate programs.

After the productive meeting, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) hosted Board Members to dinner and and a tour of Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.


UMAP is looking forward to continuing discussions and developing further collaborations.


Call for UMAP Research Net 2018

Proposal collections for the UMAP Research Net (URN) 2018 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, 2018.

For more information, please read the attached file below:

thumbnail of Call for Proposals for UMAP Research Net 2018

Application form and sample past research papers can be found in the UMAP Programs page.

We look forward to receiving your brilliant ideas!


Selected UMAP Research Net 2016 Reports

The final project reports for the UMAP Research Net 2016 has been uploaded on the UMAP Website.


Please refer to the following link below for the details of the researches:

UMAP Research Net 2016 Final Reports


Participation in APAIE 2018 Conference

On March 27-28, UMAP participated in the APAIE 2018 Conference at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Three sessions were held by UMAP members on the following topics:

*Presentation files are available from the links below
(1) Harmonizing Disparate Credit Transfer Schemes and New UCTS
        By Prof. Taiji Hotta
(2) The Future of Regional Cooperation and Student Mobility
        By Dr. Victoria Panova, Mr. Tomohiko Hikichi, Dr. Jaeho Hwang,  Prof. Shingo Ashizawa
(3) University Mobility Networks in Asia: What are they good for? 
        By Prof. Shingo Ashizawa (File 1), Dr. Taiji Hotta (File 2), Dr. Imran Ho Abdullah (File 3), Prof. Christopher Ziguras

The UMAP sessions at the conference were a tremendous success with a total of 130 attendees present.


UMAP 2nd Task Force Meeting

On March 26, 2018, representatives from USA (New York and Hawaii), Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and UMAP IS met at the 2nd Task Force Meeting for “UMAP’s Organizational Development” at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.  During the meeting, the representatives discussed the possible revision of the UMAP membership fee structure and diversification of revenue sources. The meeting results will be submitted at the UMAP Board Meeting in April in Malaysia. In the beginning of the Task Force meeting, Dr. Randall Martin, Executive Director of British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE), which recently joined UMAP as National Secretariat of Canada, delivered a speech expressing Canada’s intention to join UMAP and outlined their strategies to utilize the UMAP network.  In addition, Dr. George Sipos, Senior International Officer at SUNY College at Brockport, delivered his address about future collaboration between the SUNY system and the UMAP network.
Task Force members expressed delight that the UMAP network is significantly expanding this year.