Theme: Immigration/Diversity/Cross-Cultural Issues
Three UMAP institutions, UKM (Malaysia), De La Salle (Philippines), and Toyo (Japan), collaborated for a joint teaching project, focusing on “Immigration, Diversity, and Cross-Cultural Issues.” The project was started on October 5th by exchanging lectures from three universities. From October 26, 108 participating from three universities, engaged in discussion for a week by using a new online system, Immerse U (Class 2 Class). The students were divided into 18 groups and discussed issues related to immigrants, overseas workers, and refugees. Then, at the final joint class on October 31st, each group engaged in creating posters that raise awareness of the human rights of those immigrants and foreign workers. It was quite an inspiring and enjoyable learning experience for students from three universities.
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)
We look forward to seeing you there!
Sabrina Daud, PhD
Director of Global Relations
Office of Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Global Affairs)
Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) | Jalan Tungku Link BE1410 | Brunei Darussalam
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/
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
＊[Keynote Speakers from Overseas]
＊[Speakers from Japan]
*Program and further information on the event is available here;
More than 130 students participated on this online-program for the past few weeks.
“The Impact of COVID-19 and the Future of International Education”
Location & Venue: Kansai University, Osaka, Japan
Dates: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 to Friday, September 04, 2020
Registration Deadline: August 21, 2020
Contact: Research Consortium for the Sustainable Promotion of International Education (RECSIE) email@example.com
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)
“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.
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).
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
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.
Registration for Series V
Series VI: How are international partnerships affected by Covid-19?
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.
Registration for Series VI
You will receive a webinar guide promptly after your registration. Please contact us if you do not receive the guide at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Series VII: Possible remedies – student mobility in Asia and the Pacific during Covid-19 pandemic
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.
Registration for Series VII
You will receive a webinar guide promptly after your registration. Please contact us if you do not receive the guide at email@example.com