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17-Sep-2020

24 Sept 2020 | UBD Global Perspectives Webinar: Building New Internationalisation Norms

Dear UMAP Friends and Colleagues,

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) has the pleasure to invite you to our inaugural 

UBD Global Perspectives Webinar: Building New Internationalisation Norms

Day/Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

Time: 10.00am (GMT +8)

Click Here or scan the QR code in the flyer below to join.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Kind regards,

 

Sabrina Daud, PhD

Director of Global Relations

Office of Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Global Affairs)

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) | Jalan Tungku Link BE1410 | Brunei Darussalam

E: sabrina.daud@ubd.edu.bn | T: +673 246 0922/3 Ext. 2112 | F: +673 246 3062 | W: www.ubd.edu.bn

 

09-Sep-2020

Webinar 2 “Value-Based Leadership in ASEAN Higher Education”

Hosted by the Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT), Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, and the National University of Malaysia (UKM), this webinar will be held using the Zoom platform.

Dates: Monday, 14 September from 10 am (Kuala Lumpur, GMT +8)
For registration and more information on this webinar, kindly visit the website: http://www.ukm.my/pha/webinar2/  

 

01-Sep-2020

The (UNESCO) Tokyo Convention and Diversified Learning: Transition Phase in Recognition of Qualifications

The “NIAD-QE University Quality Assurance Forum 2020” invites experts from overseas to share insights of the principles under the UNESCO’s the Tokyo Convention* and The World Convention** to explore cases and issues in recognition of diversified qualifications in regional and global education systems and deepen our understanding of the future roles of NICs in the world.

In addition, experts in Japan will introduce some of the changes made to higher education regulations in response to the Tokyo Convention, assessment of global human resources in the industry sector, and expectations and challenges in qualifications recognition in higher education. There will also be a discussion on how Japan should respond to the accelerating international development related to qualifications recognition in the post-COVID19 in which the importance of flexibility to adapt Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity of the environment has become more explicit.

* Tokyo Convention: the Tokyo Convention on Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education
** The Global Convention: the Global Convention on Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education

  1. Organizer: the National Institution for Academic Degrees, and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE)
  2. Date: Wednesday, the 23rd of September, 2020, 15:30-17:30 (Japan time: GMT+9)
  3. Venue: Online (YouTube). [the registration is required.]
  4. Language: Both Japanese and English (English-Japanese Simultaneous interpretation)
  5. Program: MC and Moderator: HOTTA, Taiji, Executive Director, NIC-Japan, NIAD-QE

  6. [Keynote Speakers from Overseas]
    1. Libing WANG: Chief, Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development (EISD), UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Bangkok, Thailand
    2. Chantavit SUJATANOND: Centre Director, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (SEAMEO RIHED)
    3. Luca LANTERO: Director, Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence (CIMEA) in Italy and President, Lisbon Recognition Convention Committee Bureau

    [Speakers from Japan]
    1. SATO Kuniaki: Director, Office for International Planning, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT)
    2. YAMAMOTO Natsuki: General Manager, Human Capital Division(Japan), Human Capital Group, Hitachi Ltd.
    3. SUGIMURA Miki: Vice President for Global Academic Affairs, Professor of Faculty of Human Sciences, Sophia University
    4. TANIGUCHI Isao: President, National Institute of Technology

    *Program and further information on the event is available here;
    https://www.niad.ac.jp/english/news/en2020/uqaf2020.html

  7. Registration:
    http://icbrains.com/webclicker/ec/niad-uqaforum2020.php

  8. Contact:
    Secretariat for NIAD-QE University Quality Assurance Forum 2020
    (within E.C.International, Inc.)
    Telephone: +81-3-6459-3408
    e-mail: niad-uqaforum2020@ec-intl.co.jp

17-Aug-2020

UMAP-COIL Joint Program 2020 has been successfully launched!

More than 130 students participated on this online-program for the past few weeks.
Please access to the link below to see the reports:



17-Aug-2020

Summer Institute on International Education, Japan (SIIEJ)

“The Impact of COVID-19 and the Future of International Education”

The internationalization of universities has become a central topic for our society. However, the fostering of globally-minded talent, international student recruitment and admissions, internationalization of the campus environment and curriculum, and analysis of study abroad program outcomes have all stalled in recent years. As the COVID-19 pandemic has created a critical juncture in international education, it is now all the more important that we train and support the faculty and mid-level staff tasked with moving this work forward. Therefore, we are holding various workshops and sessions for the staff members and faculty who underpin university internationalization. This project is organized by the Research Consortium for the Sustainable Promotion of International Education (RECSIE) and held in cooperation with Kansai University IIGE (Institute for Innovative Global Education) and Toyo University.

We look forward to seeing you in Japan this summer.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Fiona Hunter
    Fiona Hunter is Associate Director at the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI) at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy, and works as a consultant, trainer, and researcher with a focus on strategic change. She is also a member of the International Advisory Board at the Universidad de Granada, Spain, member of the Scientific Council of AVEPRO (Holy See’s Agency for the Evaluation and Promotion of Quality in Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties), and Co-Editor of the Journal of Studies for International Education. Fiona is an EAIE Past President.

  • Kuniaki Sato
    Director, Office for International Planning,
    Higher Education Bureau – Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

  • Chikara Funabashi
    Project Director, Public-Private Joint Project for Overseas Education Promotion MEXT

Key Information
Location & Venue: Kansai University, Osaka, Japan
Dates: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 ​to Friday, September 04, 2020
Registration Deadline: August 21, 2020
Website: https://siiej.org/

Contact: Research Consortium for the Sustainable Promotion of International Education (RECSIE) recsie@recsie.or.jp

Organiser: Research Consortium for the Sustainable Promotion of International Education (RECSIE)
Co-sponsors: IIGE Kansai University IIGE (Institute for Innovative Global Education) & Toyo University
Supporters: Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), UMAP International Secretariat, Japan Network for International Education (JAFSA), Japan Association of University Administrative Management, Japan Association for International Student Education (JAISE), BRIDGE Institute, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)

08-Aug-2020

SIIEJ 2020 – The Impact of COVID-19 and the Future of International Education

“The Impact of COVID-19 and the Future of International Education”

September 2–4, 2020 | Kansai University, Osaka, Japan

All the events will be coordinated by online settings.

https://siiej.org


Overview

The internationalization of universities has become a central topic for our society. However, the fostering of globally-minded talent, international student recruitment and admissions, internationalization of the campus environment and curriculum, and analysis of study abroad program outcomes have all stalled in recent years. As the COVID-19 pandemic has created a critical juncture in international education, it is now all the more important that we train and support the faculty and mid-level staff tasked with moving this work forward. Therefore, we are holding various workshops and sessions for the staff members and faculty who underpin university internationalization. This project is organized by the Research Consortium for the Sustainable Promotion of International Education (RECSIE) and held in cooperation with Kansai University IIGE (Institute for Innovative Global Education) and Toyo University.

We look forward to seeing you in Japan this summer.



Keynote Speaker: Fiona Hunter

Fiona Hunter is Associate Director at the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI) at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy, and works as a consultant, trainer, and researcher with a focus on strategic change. She is also a member of the International Advisory Board at the Universidad de Granada, Spain, member of the Scientific Council of AVEPRO (Holy See’s Agency for the Evaluation and Promotion of Quality in Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties), and Co-Editor of the Journal of Studies for International Education. Fiona is an EAIE Past President.


Keynote Speaker: Kuniaki Sato 佐藤 邦明

Director, Office for International Planning,
Higher Education Bureau – Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
文部科学省 高等教育局 国際企画室長


Keynote Speaker: Chikara Funabashi 船橋 力

Project Director, Public-Private Joint Project for Overseas Education Promotion MEXT
文部科学省 官民協働海外留学創出プロジェクト 
トビタテ!留学JAPAN プロジェクトディレクター


Contact: Research Consortium for the Sustainable Promotion of International Education (RECSIE) recsie@recsie.or.jp

16-Jun-2020

Fulbright Teams Up with International Education Partners for Free Webinar



The Fulbright Commissions in Japan and the Philippines, in partnership with the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Foundation, will host a webinar entitled “Strengthening Transnational Bonds in the Era of Online Connections: Research and Educational Exchange in the U.S., Japan, and the Philippines.” The free online discussion is a collaboration between Fulbright Japan, Fulbright Philippines, the OIST Foundation, the Philippines’ Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and edX, an online platform for education and learning. The webinar will go live on June 30 (8:00 AM, Manila).

The webinar aims to gather participants from higher educational institutions (HEIs) and educators from various fields of learning and disciplines. The online platform also gives an opportunity to discuss new trends and creative approaches to building international connections between and among students, HEIs, and educators.

Registration Details:
Date and Time: June 30, 2020 (8:00 AM, Manila)
Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/fulbrightcovid19
Email inquiries: fulbright@fulbright.org.ph

26-May-2020

Special Webinar Series: “What can we do? International education during the Covid-19 pandemic”

In the current difficult situation caused by the Covid-19 global pandemic, international educators are facing unprecedented challenges. During these webinars, we will invite experts to comment on and explain how educators can offer effective learning opportunities for their students during this time. Please join our special webinar series below. We will also offer seminars and workshops related to these topics at SIIEJ (Summer Institute on International Education, Japan) in September 2020. For more information, please visit http://recsie.or.jp/

Followed by series I to IV, which were conducted in Japanese, we will be offering another series of webinars in English, for a wider global audience. Please see information about these below.

 

Series V : Covid-19 and Paradigm Shift of International Education
Wednesday, May 27th  10:30am-12:00 JST

This session will focus on the possible paradigm shift in student mobility post COVID-19. The presenters will introduce current research related to the effects and implications of COVID-19 on higher education.

Speakers
Deane Neubauer (University of Hawaii)
Ka Ho Mok (Lingnan University)
Padmore Amoah (Lingnan University)
Kazuo Kuroda (Waseda University)

 

Language
English

 

Registration for Series V
https://tinyurl.com/recsie-05


You will receive a webinar guide promptly after your registration. Please contact us if you do not receive the guide at recsie@recsie.co.jp.


 

Series VI: How are international partnerships affected by Covid-19?
Wednesday, June 10th 8:00pm-9:30pm JST

The purpose of this session is to discuss how institutional partnerships will be altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers will share their views on how partnerships for international education and student mobility will be affected in their regions. The session will deal with not only bilateral partnerships but also multilateral relationships and regional networks.


Speakers
Cheryl Matherly (Vice President/Vice Provost, International Affairs, Lehigh University, Past President of AIEA)
Mirko Varano (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Nopraenue S. Dhirathiti (Mahidol University)

 

Language
English

 

Registration for Series VI
https://tinyurl.com/recsie-06

 

You will receive a webinar guide promptly after your registration. Please contact us if you do not receive the guide at recsie@recsie.co.jp.


 

Series VII: Possible remedies – student mobility in Asia and the Pacific during Covid-19 pandemic
Wednesday, June 24th 10:30am-12:00 JST

This webinar will focus on remedies and alternative international education models for future students who have experienced hardship due to the pandemic. The presenters will discuss how we can create new education models and introduce innovative programs such as virtual exchange, COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) and hybrid programs.


Speakers
Randall Martin (British Columbia Council for International Education)
Chris Ziguras (RMIT)
Keiko Ikeda (Kansa University)

 

Language
English

 

Registration for Series VII
https://tinyurl.com/recsie-07

 

You will receive a webinar guide promptly after your registration. Please contact us if you do not receive the guide at recsie@recsie.co.jp

13-May-2020

Global Talk Series: Webinar Edition 1 – Embracing The New Normal in International Higher Education

– All are invited to the Webinar –

This program aims to discuss the impact that the current Covid-19 has had on international higher education and how universities are reacting to the situation. It follows through the plan of actions done by universities from different parts of the world in dealing with this global battle. The pandemic has changed what traditional teaching and learning environment used to be like and universities have to now accelerate their speed of transformation in adapting to these new challenges.

The panel of experts consist from scholars to practitioners from four different regions sharing their experiences in dealing with this unplanned necessary change. The discussion includes their strategy in embracing this new normal of education and the preparations involved in realizing this strategy.

 

Date: May 14th, 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 9.00 AM – 11.30 AM (Kuala Lumpur, GMT+08:00)
Fee: Free
How to Join: http://www.ukm.my/pha/webinar1/

 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

1. To provide participants with practical competencies and transferable skills in response to evolving higher education landscape.
2. To impart knowledge of the current trends and challenges of higher education globally.
3. To explore the strategic management and decision- making processes required in dealing with change and transformation.

 

ORGANIZER

Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT)
Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia

in collaboration with

International Relations Centre (UKM Global)
The National University of Malaysia (UKM)
Email: partnerships@ukm.edu.my