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The UK is home to some of the most innovative, dynamic education in the world - right in the centre of ideas and experiences. It is not only about inspirational learning opportunities, but about immersing oneself in a multitude of experiences with a rich multicultural society, impressive history and literature, fantastic countryside and dynamic cities. The UK’s tradition of innovation offers the perfect combination of a prestigious education in a stimulating setting with unparalleled opportunities for achievement. Welcome to the UK.

British Council East Asia UK Inward Mission

Education UK



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about the UK

welcome to the UK




Total number of enrolments in UK higher education institutions

Total number of international students enrolled in UK higher education institutions

Total number of international students from East Asia* in UK higher education institutions *Australia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Brunei, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam

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Total number of graduates with a UK higher education qualification

Number of academic professionals in UK higher education institutions

programme guide mission itinerary

host universities

profiles of the 7 UK host universities


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Number of transnational students from East Asia and Hong Kong studying for UK higher education qualifications outside of the UK in 2007/08

Total number of international students from Asia in UK higher education institutions

Percentage of graduates who are international students with higher education qualifications

* The above statistics are from UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) for academic year 2008/09

British Council East Asia UK Inward Mission


Introduction British Council East Asia UK Inward Mission Competition & Collaboration in Higher Education

What is this mission about? Welcome to the British Council East Asia UK Inward Mission. This mission is customised for East Asian policy makers and education leaders to engage their UK counterparts in discussions that will address the challenges of internationalisation in higher education, thereby leading to increased opportunities for sustainable academic collaborations and partnerships. Delegates in this mission will have ample opportunities to interact with senior leaders of UK universities through networking sessions in different UK universities, various plenary presentations and a roundtable discussion where they can debate strategic approaches to competition and collaboration in global higher education.

British Council East Asia UK Inward Mission Welcome to the United Kingdom

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SEE True to its rich culture and history, the United Kingdom is synonymous with medieval ruins, archaic castles, verdant countryside, notable museums and massive cathedrals. Yet with time, there has been a juxtaposition of modern features such as The London Eye amongst the historical landscape.

a warm welcome to all delegates

Weather Weather is influenced by its close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and northern latitude. The average March temperature is between a low of 2°C and a high of 10°C, with the average number of rainy days at 11 days. It is therefore best to keep warm with a light sweater and waterproof jacket. EAT The British staple foods consist of various meats, fish, potatoes, flour, butter and eggs. Traditional fare is still served to this day and these include main dishes like the traditional English breakfast, fish and chips, Shepherd’s pie and apple or rhubarb crumble for dessert.

The United Kingdom is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland located off the northwestern coast of continental Europe. It is an island country with a population of about 60.7 million. The UK has a magnificent and captivating history dating back to around 6500BC. It was the leading manufacturing and maritime power of the 19th century and played an important part in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. The UK, today, is a diverse and dynamic nation with a strong sense of multiculturalism and social tolerance.

Competition & Collaboration Mission Theme


How can universities collaborate with their competitors to increase their international and national competitiveness? Internationalisation of Higher Education Seeking a global knowledge economy has made the internationalisation of higher education a priority for many nations. Universities have been significant in fostering global citizens and cultivating workers of the future, providing research and driving forward the frontiers of knowledge-based economies. Governments across the world are vying to raise the recognition of these universities to attract international research and academic collaborations that will lead to the long-term sustainability of the higher education sector. Hence, the landscape for the internationalisation of higher education is becoming increasingly competitive.

Collaboration versus Competition Universities around the world are aware of the need to strengthen their own competitiveness on the global stage. They are increasingly realising the strategic importance of developing partnerships with other institutions to enhance their global standing and profile. Yet, the institutions they are turning to for collaboration have traditionally been regarded as competitiors. So how can universities manage this seemingly double-edged objective of competition and collaboration? How can institutions collaborate with their competitors to promote the higher level objectives of the education sector with government agencies, funding bodies, industry and other stakeholders? How can the higher education sector use collaboration as a means to increase international and national competitiveness? This UK inward mission will provide an opportunity for delegates to work with senior leaders of UK universities to discuss issues such as strategic approaches to institutional collaboration with some of the major UK higher education alliances. Delegates will also get an opportunity to analyse the challenges of internationalisation from the perspectives of various Asian university leaders through respective case studies.



Universities around the world realise the significance of fostering alliances with other institutions as a means to enhance their global standing and profile.

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Programme Guide Mission Itinerary





0900 HRS

Registration Starts Venue: University College London (UCL) Foster Court Room 101

0900 HRS

0930 HRS

Introduction to the Programme

Pat Killingley, Director Higher Education, British Council

0945 HRS

Introductory Presentations The Internationalisation of Higher Education – an overview

Professor Michael Worton Vice Provost (Academic and International), University College London (UCL)

Competition and Collaboration in Higher Education (UK perspectives)

Visits to Universities outside London Networking opportunities with university senior management and academics 1. Aston University 2. University of Exeter 3. University of Oxford 4. University of Sheffield

Wednesday 24 MARCH East Asia delegates

1400 HRS

Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive, Universities UK Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+

Competition and Collaboration in Higher Education (East Asian perspectives)

Invitation-only roundtable session Venue: University College London Wilkins Jeremy Bentham Room

Chair- Professor Michael Worton Vice Provost (Academic and International), University College London (UCL)

1. Internationalisation of East Asian universities Summary of national internationalisation strategies and partnership opportunities from each country

Delegates from East Asia

2. Partnership case studies from UK institutions

Newcastle University Dr Chris Phillips, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering

Professor Dato’ Dr Hassan Said, Vice Chancellor and President, Taylor’s University College (Malaysia)

The University of Nottingham Vincenzo Raimo, Director, International Office

Professor Junichi Mori, Vice President for International Relations, Kyoto University (Japan)

1230 HRS


1400 HRS

Visits to Universities in London Networking opportunities with university senior management and academics 1. Brunel University 2. Institute of Education, University of London 3. King’s College London

1700 HRS


18302030 HRS

Welcome dinner reception British Council The Prince of Wales Suite (UG 9 & 10)

East Asia delegates

3. Roundtable discussion and presentation 4. Taking things forward How can universities collaborate effectively to strengthen their international and national competitiveness?

1930 HRS

Optional Dinner NH Jolly St Ermin’s Hotel

1700 HRS


Peter Upton, Director British Council Hong Kong and programme leader of the British Council’s International Higher Education strategy

Host Universities Profiles of the 7 UK Host Universities


Host Universities Aston University

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Aston University University Facts • Total of over 9,000 students • 1/5 of the total student population from outside the EU • Established research-led University • Known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to the industry, government and commerce • Based in the centre of Birmingham, one of Europe’s liveliest and most welcoming cities

Aston University researchers have invented the world’s longest laser. At 270km it could revolutionise telecommunications and broadband! The internationalisation of Higher Education is a priority for many countries as the pressure increases on institutions to attract high quality students from home and abroad, to increase the quality and recognition of their research, and to raise their international rankings.

History Separated from the Birmingham and Midland Institute in 1895, Aston was first established as The Birmingham Municipal Technical School, changing its name in 1927 to the Birmingham Central Technical College, to reflect its change towards teaching technology. Mission To deliver professionally-oriented teaching and learning: preparing graduates to lead in tomorrow’s world, to be a centre of excellence in rigorous, relevant research for business, the public sector and the professions; community engagement offering innovative support for local regeneration including schools outreach, widening participation and support to local businesses.

Notable Alumni Dr Anthony Hayward CCMI graduated from Aston University with a First-class Geology degree and was made Chief Executive of oil and energy company BP Group, taking over from John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley on 1 May 2007. He joined BP in 1982, working as a rig geologist in Aberdeen where he quickly rose through the ranks in a series of technical and commercial roles. Aston presented Dr Hayward with an honorary Doctor of Science in 2009 for his contribution to Science.

Host Universities Brunel University

Host Universities Institute of Education, University of London

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Institute of Education, University of London

University Facts

University Facts

• World-class university based in Uxbridge, West London • 16,000 people, both staff and students, from over 100 countries • A major contribution to the economy and community of the West London region • Key significant role in the higher national education scene • Holds numerous international links and partnerships

• 6,500 students, mainly postgraduates • Unrivalled range of more than 50 Masters programmes in education • Home to the UK’s largest Doctoral school in education • More than 200 funded research projects, many of them for international governments and agencies • Thousands of alumni based in over 100 countries

Knowledge transfer with business is a major underpinning activity at Brunel that supports and strengthens the main activities of research and teaching. History A story of growth and evolution, from its origins in the Acton Technical College to the cosmopolitan institution it is today, Brunel has always been a dynamic place to work and study. Constantly re-inventing itself, the University has managed to both remain true to its origins and relevant to the needs of wider society. It plays a significant role in the higher education scene nationally and has numerous international links and partnerships. Campus Brunel is a campus-based university, and students on site are never more than 10 minutes away from halls of residence, catering, social and sports facilities, lecture theatres, the Library, the Computer Centre or welfare services. We have invested £300 million redeveloping the campus in the last few years, with many new and

The Institute of Education (IOE), an autonomous part of the University of London, is a global centre for research and scholarship in education and the social sciences. refurbished social, teaching and sporting facilities, and more green spaces outside. Recognition The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) judged 82% of our research to be of international standing, leading to 54.5% increase in our research funding from HEFCE. Sustainable Development Special effort is taken to stock more ethically sound food, drinks, and clothing across the campus and the university has recently been awarded the Fairtrade certification by the People & Planet’s Green League, a crediting body measuring universities’ systematic approaches to environmental maintenance and performance.

History Founded in 1902, the IOE is now one of the world’s leading graduate schools in its field, combining its university role with those of consultant, think-tank, advisory body and ideas hub. Thanks to its diversity, the IOE has become globally influential while remaining true to its roots as a home for education professionals. Distinction The IOE’s unique academic breadth within education was reflected in the outcome of the UK government’s 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, which ranked the IOE number one in the UK for education research, and within the top ten research universities overall. Success in teaching has also been significant, with the IOE’s score among students for the quality of its teaching higher than any other UK university, according to the 2010 International Student Barometer.

Resources The IOE’s renowned Newsam Library is the largest education library in Europe, and a prized resource for students and academic visitors from around the world. It is complemented by University of London resources including the Senate House Library, one of the largest humanities and social science libraries in the UK. It has been actively developed since 1870 and now holds around two million titles and receives about 5,500 current periodical titles, with several specialised research collections of national importance. Diversity The IOE is also home to the UK’s largest doctoral school in education. With a world-renowned professoriate able to supervise research degrees in almost any area of education, students benefit from a rich, vibrant and diverse academic culture.

Host Universities King’s College London

Host Universities University of Exeter

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University of Exeter

University Facts

University Facts

• Ranked as one of the world’s top 25 universities • Total of over 21,000 students from nearly 140 countries • 5,700 employees • 83% of students are satisfied with overall experience at the College, particularly with the quality of teaching on their programmes • Dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society. • Research-led university based in the heart of London

• Top 10 UK university • Times Higher University of the Year in 2007 • One of UK’s most popular universities in terms of first-choice applications • Total of 15,000 students • Over 4,000 international students, with over 130 nationalities being represented

King’s has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. History King’s College London is one of England’s oldest and most prestigious university institutions: a multifaculty research-led university college based in the heart of London. The university was founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington (then Prime Minister) in 1829 as a university college in the tradition of the Church of England. Notable Alumni The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, former Archbishop of South Africa, took his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at King’s in the 1960s. He was a Visiting Professor in Post-Conflict Societies at King’s in the spring term of 2004 and is regarded as one of the great civil rights activists, attaining a Nobel Peace Prize, for his leadership in the fight against the South African apartheid system.

Dating from 1855, the University of Exeter is ranked 9th out of more than 100 UK universities in the Times league table, combining worldleading research with enviable levels of student satisfaction. Eco-Friendly The university won a Green Business Award for the comprehensiveness of its green construction programme and became one of the first six UK universities to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard by proving that they are tackling climate change and carbon emission levels.

It is ranked 9th out of more than 100 UK universities in the Times league table. In 2009, the University was ranked 4th among comprehensive universities in the UK’s National Student Survey (NSS). Exeter was also named Times Higher University of the Year in 2007.

Reputation An outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise for British universities, 23 departments were ranked in the top quartile of British universities. Over half of our academic staff work in departments that are in the top 10 per cent in the UK in their field and can thus be classed as world leading. The College is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of nearly £450 million.

Campus The University of Exeter is home to 15,000 students, 4,000 of whom are postgraduates. Over 4,000 students are from outside the UK, with over 130 nationalities being represented. We have three campuses located in the South West of England – two in the ancient City of Exeter, and one in neighbouring Cornwall – while our main campus is generally recognised as the most beautiful in the country.

Reputation The University of Exeter is one of Britain’s most popular universities in terms of first-choice applications, not only in its traditional strong subject areas, the arts, but increasingly in the sciences and social sciences.

Development The University has recently launched an ambitious investment programme worth £450 million, which will see £48 million spent on a new student services building, a £25 million investment in the Business School and a further £18 million being allocated to Biosciences, in which Exeter is an acknowledged leader. At the same time the University is investing heavily in research: £80 million is being invested under a new Science Strategy, while 100 new PhD scholarships were recently announced for entry in 2010. Notable Alumni One of our more famous alumni is J.K. Rowling, author of the ‘Harry Potter’ stories, who studied for an undergraduate degree in French and Classics in the mid 1980s.

Host Universities University of Oxford

Host Universities University of Sheffield

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University of Sheffield

University Facts

University Facts

• 38 independent and self-governing colleges • 6 permanent private halls • Over 20,000 students • 11,734 undergraduates • 8,101 postgraduates • Highest research income from external sponsors of any UK university • 1/3 of Oxford’s academic staff and students are from overseas, representing 142 countries and territories

• Over 24,000 students from 131 countries • Total of 6,000 staff • Member of the Russell Group - which comprises 20 of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities • Ranked within the World’s Top 40 Universities • Produced 5 Nobel Prize winners • University of Sheffield has 5 faculties: Arts and Humanities; Engineering; Medicine, Dentistry and Health; Science and Social Sciences

Throughout its history, Oxford has produced gifted men and women in every sphere of human endeavour who have studied or taught at the University.

The University’s aim is to be recognised for the impact, excellence and distinctiveness of its graduates and research activities.

History Oxford is the oldest university in the Englishspeaking world and lays claim to eight centuries of continuous existence. It has been at the forefront of understanding the world - and shaping it - for centuries.

Resources Oxford has the largest university library system in the UK, with over one hundred libraries, and its museums and collections are of international importance, attracting more than 1.1 million visitors every year.

Recognition Oxford’s teaching and research is consistently in the top rank nationally and internationally. Its academic community includes 80 Fellows of the Royal Society and 100 Fellows of the British Academy. Oxford’s graduates have included 25 British Prime Ministers, at least 30 international leaders, 47 Nobel Prize winners, some 50 Olympic medal winners, and the editors of 2 UK national newspapers.

Notable Alumni Sir Andrew Wiles specialises in number theory and became famous for proving Fermat’s Last Theorem. The Theorem was first conjectured in 1637 but all attempts to solve it failed until Sir Andrew Wiles published his general proof in 1995 to international acclaim. His achievement was popularised in Simon Singh’s book Fermat’s Last Theorem. He will be moving from Princeton University to take up his new Royal Society Professorship at Oxford University’s Mathematical Institute and Merton College in 2011.

History The University grew out of the Sheffield Medical School (founded in 1828), Firth College (1879) and the Sheffield Technical School (1884). These three institutions came together in 1897 to form the University College of Sheffield, which in turn became the University of Sheffield in 1905. Much of the funding required to set up the University was raised by “penny donations” from the local citizens who wanted to bring higher education within the reach of the children of the people working in the great industries of Sheffield. The University was granted its Royal Charter by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in 1905, when there were just 114 full time students.

Eco-Friendly The University is committed to managing its environmental impacts and takes environmental issues into consideration in planning their activities. An Energy and Environment Team manages energy, water, waste and transport, and also advises on procurement and building projects. Notable Alumni Helen Sharman received a degree reading Chemistry at the University of Sheffield in 1984 and was selected to travel in space on 25 November 1989. Sharman went through an intensive selection process, beating 13,000 applicants to become the first Briton in space. The programme was known as Project Juno.

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Delegates’ Profiles

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Delegates’ Profiles Hong Kong



Delegates’ Profiles Hong Kong

Professor Rupert Maclean

Professor Gordon W. Cheung

Chair Professor of International Education The Hong Kong Institute of Education

Director of Office of Academic Links The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Rupert Maclean is currently the Director of the Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development, and Chair Professor of International Education, at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). Concurrent with his appointment at the HKIEd, he is also a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Education at Oxford University; Adjunct Professor of International Education at both East China Normal University (Shanghai) and RMIT University (Melbourne); Special Advisor on Curriculum Development and Reform at Zhejiang Technology Institute of Economy (Hangzhou Province, China) and Member, Advisory Board, Colombo Plan Staff Training College (Manila, Philippines). Before joining the HKIEd, Professor Maclean was Director of UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Education (Bonn, Germany) and UNESCO’s Representative to Germany. He was Chairman of the Committee of the Heads of the (23) United Nations Agencies in Germany, Director of Secondary Education in UNESCO Paris and Director a.i. of UNESCO Bangkok. He was also Chief of Asia-Pacific Centre of Educational Innovation for Development, UNESCO, Bangkok and Chief Technical Advisor for a UNDP funded project to strengthen and upgrade teacher education throughout Myanmar. He is well known for the numerous published international handbooks, books, chapters, articles and reports he has written particularly on skills development for employability, teachers and teacher education, and the reform of secondary education. Some of these have been translated from English into French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese. Professor Maclean particularly has a deep understanding of reform efforts concerning education and schooling in the Asia-Pacific region. The Hong Kong Institute of Education Established in 1994, the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) is the only University Grants Committee-funded institution dedicated solely to professional teacher education in Hong Kong. The HKIEd was formally established by statute in April 1994 - upon recommendation by the Education Commission in 1992 - by uniting the former Northcote College of Education, Grantham College of Education, Sir Robert Black College of Education, the Hong Kong Technical Teachers’ College and the Institute of Language in Education. As the largest teacher education provider in Hong Kong, the Institute’s focus remains teacher education, but guided within an “Education-plus” framework. Under this framework, the Institute continues to broaden its range of disciplines and subject specializations. Programmes reflect the integration of subject knowledge with pedagogy and teaching skills; while academic planning processes ensure that programmes meet and respond to both current and the emerging future needs of educators.

Professor Gordon W. Cheung was appointed the Director of Academic Links at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) from 1 August 2009. He oversees the tasks of monitoring student exchange and study abroad programmes, further expanding the University’s collaboration in research and developing more joint teaching programmes with institutions from all over the world. Prof. Cheung is currently Professor of Management at CUHK. He received his BBA at CUHK and PhD in management at Virginia Tech. He is a dedicated researcher with expertise in structural equation modelling and crossgroup comparison. Prof. Cheung possesses extensive experience in university administration. He has served on more than 30 committees at the University, College and Faculty level. Since 2006, he has been serving as the Director of the Office of Summer Programmes at CUHK. He has published more than 20 articles in research methodologies and his papers have been cited more than 1,000 times. He has received the Academy of Management Research Methods Division/Sage Publications Best Paper Award twice (2000 and 2009) and the Best Paper Published in Organisational Research Methods Award in 2008. The Chinese University of Hong Kong The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a comprehensive research university with eight Faculties — Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Science. The University was established in 1963 and it has over 20,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, of whom 3,000 come from regions outside Hong Kong. CUHK graduates are connected worldwide through an expansive alumni network. CUHK’s excellence in teaching and research is fully supported by more than 2,400 worldclass teaching and research staff. The University fosters research in all faculties and has established over 25 research institutes. Their constituent Colleges, Chung Chi, New Asia, United and Shaw, complement the formal curricula to deliver whole-person education and pastoral care. The first exchange programme at CUHK was launched in 1965 with the University of California system. CUHK has since continued to receive students from over 200 academic institutions worldwide.

Delegates’ Profiles Indonesia


Delegates’ Profiles Indonesia

Prof Dr Ir. Harjanto Prabowo

Prof Dr Ir. M.Eng. Sudjarwadi

Vice Chancellor Bina Nusantara University

Vice Chancellor Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta


Harjanto Prabowo is currently the Rector of Bina Nusantara University (BINUS) University. He has close to a decade worth of experience as an assessor and has been the auditor for Quality Guarantee System based on ISO-9000 since the year 2000. He was previously Assessor BAN DIKTI for Industrial Engineering study programme, Field Specialist for the TPSDP ADB Project and an Assessor BAN/DIKTI for Institution Accreditation. He is also a member of American Society for Quality and American Marketing Association.

Sudjarwadi currently holds the position of Rector for Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) since May 2007. He was the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs for UGM from 2004 to 2007, dealing with the development of academic programs in Higher Education and the related monitoring and evaluation.

He studied in Diponegoro University, Semarang, where he earned a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. He gained a Masters degree in Information System from STMIK Bina Nusantara and a Doctorate in Business Management after studying in Padjadjaran University, Bandung.

Prof Sudjarwadi played the role of reviewer on certain proposals competition for funding from Directorate General of Higher Education (2002 – 2004). He was the coordinator of various task forces in the Directorate General of Higher Education for the development of guidelines for Quality Assurance and Curriculum Development. He was also part of the development of a unit to enhance Quality of Education in Indonesian Higher Education Institution (2004 – present day).

Bina Nusantara University Binus University was originally founded as a short-term computer training institute for Modern Computer Course in 1974. It has since enjoyed rapid growth and expansion, blessed with a solid foundation, clear vision, and high dedication.

Gadjah Mada University The Gadjah Mada University is one of the oldest universities in the country, founded in 1949. It is the largest university in Indonesia in terms of student population. The origins of the university’s name was taken from the name of Majapahit’s Prime Minister, Gajah Mada.

Rapid growth and the people’s interest led to the school’s induction. Bina Nusantara University was established in 1998 after the merging of various institutions. Binus University maintains its pride as a high-quality University in Indonesia, accomplishing numerous achievements at National and International levels. Binus University has proven itself by being named as one of The 2009 Indonesian Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) for the third consecutive year.

UGM is located in Yogyakarta and it has 18 faculties, 73 undergraduate study programs, 28 diploma study programs and a graduate program of 62 study programs ranging from Social Sciences to Engineering. It has approximately 55,000 students, 647 foreign students, 2,240 employees, and 2,273 lecturers.

Delegates’ Profiles Indonesia


Delegates’ Profiles Xxxxx Indonesia

Prof Akhmaloka, PhD

Prof Ir. Priyo Suprobo, MS., PhD

Vice Chancellor Institut Teknologi Bandung

Vice Chancellor Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya

Akhmaloka is the current Rector of Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) and concurrently holds the position of Dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in ITB. Previously, he has held various positions in ITB where he was a Member of Academic Senate (2003-2005), the Head of Department for Chemistry (2001-2005), the Project Director (1998-2000) and the Student Affair Secretary of Department for Chemistry (1993-1995). Professor Akhmaloka graduated from University of Kent at Canterbury, England with a Doctorate in Biochemistry. His interest in the Natural Sciences was evident from the memberships he held with various societies such as the International Union of Biophysics and the International Society of Integrated Biology. He has been the patron of Indonesian Protein Society since 2006 and has had extensive research done on Molecular Biology. Institut Teknologi Bandung Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) was established in 1959 by the Indonesian government as an institution of higher learning of science, technology, and fine arts, with a mission of education, research, and service to the community. ITB was granted autonomous status allowing it freedom to manage its own business in an effective and efficient way. ITB is solely responsible for the planning and implementation of all program and activity ensuring quality control for the attainment of its institutional objective. It has the autonomy in deciding their measures and taking calculated risks in facing tight competition and intense pressures.

Priyo Suprobo is currently the President of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya. He previously held the positions of Vice Dean and Dean for the Civil Technology and Planning Faculty from 1999 to 2007. He was also Head of Concrete laboratory, Civil Engineering, Civil Technology and Planning Faculty. Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) has maintained its reputation for innovative and proactive relationships with the industry and the public services. Recognized as one of the best technology universities in Indonesia, ITS offers great and challenging career prospects to its graduates. ITS has a wide range of degree and non-degree programs which are managed under five faculties. The Institute adopted a new paradigm by means of implementing sequential accelerations to be an economic development university (EDU), whilst at the same time, strengthening its foundation for a reputable teaching and research university. It has been committed to community development with its involvement in producing prototypes of small boats dedicated to fishermen in this province and the neighbouring areas.


Delegates’ Profiles Indonesia


Delegates’ Profiles Xxxxx Indonesia

Dr (Hon) Jonathan L. Parapak, M.Eng.Sc.

Prof Dr der Soz. Gumilar Rusliwa Somantri

Vice Chancellor Pelita Harapan University

Vice Chancellor University of Indonesia

Jonathan Parapak has served in his current position as the Secretary-General since 1991. He assists the Minister and is responsible for the development of policy initiatives and the supervision of the 7 State-owned companies in the sector. He helped in the pioneering efforts of modern communications for Indonesia through satellites and submarine optical fibres.

Gumilar Rusliwa Somantri is currently the Chairman of the Indonesian Rector Association. He is also part of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities Steering Committee and is the youngest Rector of the University of Indonesia (UI) since its inception. Prior to his current position, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of UI from 2002 to 2007.

For his efforts, he was awarded ICT Awards from The Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and the “Bintang Jasa Utama” (The Star Merit Award) from the Government of Indonesia for excellent contributions to the development of Indonesia.

Earning a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Bielefield, Germany, he holds a patent for his thesis on “Migration Within Cities: A Study of Socioeconomic Processes, Intra-City Migration and Grassroots Politics in Jakarta”.

Pelita Harapan University Established in 1994 by Pelita Harapan Foundation/ Yayasan Universitas Pelita Harapan (YUPH), Universitas Pelita Harapan is committed to provide to the industry of education. This commitment is reflected in professional management, high-quality faculties, curricula and facilities, scholarships for outstanding students and those needing financial assistance. Along with overseas partner universities, UPH has developed a very rich curriculum in many areas of study, ensuring that its graduates will be respected globally and appreciated by modern business and industries. UPH has expanded strategic partnerships with prestigious overseas universities such as The National University of Singapore, Queensland University of Technology, Murdoch University, Biola University in US, Ilmenau University of Technology, Xiamen University in China. UPH maintains its partnership with leading multinational and national companies such as Microsoft, Intel, Toshiba, Matahari, Multipolar, and Lippo Karawaci ensuring that the learning concepts, curriculum and infrastructures are always up to date and enriched by state-of-the art technology and business practices.

He was awarded the Best Young Researcher of UI in 2000 where his paper, ‘Village in Motion” was selected as the ll Best Research of the University. University of Indonesia Universitas Indonesia (UI) was founded in 1849 and it is a modern, comprehensive, open-minded, multi-culture, and humanism campus that covers a wide array of scientific disciplines. It strives to be one of the leading research universities by building strong cooperation links with top universities such as Washington University, Tokyo University, Melbourne University, Sydney University, Leiden University, Erasmus University, Kyoto University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Australian National University, and National University of Singapore. To further strengthen and enlarge the international network, UI actively participates in both regional as well as international education and research association. It plays an active role in 7 higher learning associations in Asia Pacific, Europe, Southeast Asia, and worldwide associations such as Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), ASEAN University Network (AUN), and Association of South East Asia Institution of Higher Learning (ASAIHL).


Delegates’ Profiles Japan

Delegates’ Profiles Japan

Junichi Mori Vice President for International Relations Director & Professor, The International Center Kyoto University


Professor Mori is Vice President for International Relations since April 2009 and Director of the International Center (IC) of Kyoto University since April 2007. Before he joined the IC of Kyoto University in April 2004, he worked at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and Institute for International Monetary Affairs and was engaged in the financial business and research. Professor Mori has worked for various development-assistance projects for Asian countries. He currently lectures in Development Economics at the IC. He is very active in promoting international student exchange and is a member of the University International Strategy Council of the JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science).


Kyoto University Kyoto University was founded in 1897 in Kyoto, a city with a cultural heritage of over 1300 years. It started with a characteristic emphasis on research rather than educating future government officials. At present, Kyoto University has approximately 9,200 graduate and 13,250 undergraduate students enrolled in the university and about 2,900 faculty members. Kyoto University’s academic tradition is one of self-reliant learning, emphasising academic freedom and dialogue. The university has produced five Nobel Prize laureates in basic natural science fields and the results of their cuttingedge research in applied science and technology are regularly published in influential international journals. In the humanities and social sciences, Kyoto University has been creating distinctive international centres for research that reflect the philosophic tradition of the “Kyoto School of Thought,” distinguished by increasing interaction between different disciplines, including classical studies.

Etsuko Katsu Vice President International Professor, School of Political Science and Economics Meiji University

Etsuko Katsu is Vice President International Professor of Meiji University since April 2008, and she plays an active role in the government advisory body. She is a Council member in the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and a part of the working group on the privatization of the Airport in the Ministry of Transportation. In 1995, she was an associate professor of Finance and Economics in the National University of Ibaraki and in 1998, she moved to Meiji University, teaching at the School of Political Science and Economics, becoming a professor in 2003. Born in Japan, Etsuko Katsu graduated from Keio University specialising in Economics. Upon graduation, she joined the Japan Research Institute, working as a senior economist and published many papers and books. The major books and papers written by her are titled International Finance Theory (2008), Corporate Strategies for Southeast Asia after the Crises (Palgrave, 2000),”Reform of RMB’s Exchange Rates and Regional monetary cooperation” (Shanghai Forum Fudan University, 2007), and “Globalizing of the capital markets and prudential regulations” (2007). Meiji University Meiji University has expanded to become one of the most prominent private universities in Japan and it is celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2011. The University ranks solidly among the best universities in Japan. Currently, it has approximately 32,000 students enrolled with around 850 foreign students, 2,600 lecturers, located in the right heart of Metropolitan Tokyo. Meiji University has more than 110 universities partner universities all over the world. Meiji University aims to establish an “Intellectual Global Common”, where people from all over the world can gather to advance research and education so as to contribute to the sustainable growth and prosperity of the world. The university aims to create a foundation for transmitting Japanese culture, technology and intellectual property to the world. It fosters their students’ ability to play an active role in international society, in multinational environments under the educational policy of “empowering the individual “.

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Prof Eiji Hyodo


Vice-President, Special Advisor to the President, Deputy Director of Office of the President Tohoku University

Eiji Hyodo is Vice-President of Tohoku University and the Special Advisor to the President and Deputy Director of the Office of the President at Tohoku University. As Vice-President, he is in charge of special assignments such as establishing mid-term goals and plans for the university. He also supports the President with the management of the university, implementing the university’s action plan as the Special Advisor to the President and Deputy Director of the Office of the President. Eiji worked for the National Personnel Authority (NPA) for about 20 years before he became a Strategic Staff Member of Tohoku University. While at the NPA, he worked on policy development for a number of initiatives including civil service reform and administrative reform. He served for two years under the Cabinet Secretariat as a Policy / Project Development Officer for the Promotion of Administrative Reform. He has conducted research and studies on the civil service system, organization and human resources management theory, public administration and public policy specialising in Operations Management, Personnel and Labour Compliance, The Civil Service System, Administrative Management, University Management, and Strategic Policy-Making. Tohoku University Tohoku University was founded in Sendai as the third Imperial University in 1907. It became the first Japanese national university to accept female students. Under its ‘Research First’, ‘Open-Door’ and ‘Practice-Oriented Research and Education’ principles, Tohoku University has become a leading university in Japan with 18,443 students enrolled and 5,756 academic and administration staff. Aimed at being a world-leading university, Tohoku University is strengthening basis for research and education. Its research on material science has been recognized as world topclass in the citation rankings of international scientific paper. Based on international strategy and the promotion of international research, Tohoku University has established a China Office in Beijing and US Office located in the heart of Silicon Valley. It has concluded academic exchange agreements with a number of distinguished universities.


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Dr Hyunchong Lee, PhD

Prof E. Young Song

President Sangmyung University

Vice President for International Affairs Sogang University

Dr Hyunchong Lee is currently the President of Sangmyung University in Seoul, Korea. He is also serving as the auditor of Australian University Quality Agency. Previously, Dr Lee served as the President of Honam University in Korea from May 2006 to April 2008. He was the Secretary General of the Korean Council for University Education from 1998 to 2006 where he was responsible for undertaking academic policy matters and quality assurance of universities nationwide. For a number of years he served as a member of various international organizations including the President of UNESCO Regional Convention of Recognition of Degrees and Diploma in Asia-Pacific, the Chairman of the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific, International Commission Member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and as an OECD board member. He has also published over 28 books and 230 articles mostly focused on the paradigm shifts of higher education, quality assurance issues and internationalization of higher education. Sangmyung University Sangmyung University comprises of 13 colleges, 7 graduate schools and 31 research institutes. The university is affiliated with a kindergarten, an elementary school, a girls’ middle school, and a girls’ high school. These institutions serve as important training grounds for the University’s College of Education students who will be future public school educators in Korea. There are approximately 1,250 graduate and 12,500 undergraduate students enrolled in the university. Sangmyung University is noted for its programs in the areas of Design, IT, Life Science and Arts. Sangmyung also maintains sister relationships with 139 overseas universities and colleges. Cooperation with other universities includes student exchanges, language and cultural training programs, and dual-degree programs involving credit transfers. In 2006, the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development elevated Sangmyung University to ‘A’ status (first tier), a designation that places Sangmyung amongst the elites in Korea. Sangmyung recognizes the challenges and opportunities of internationalization and global standardization.

E. Young Song has been the Vice President for International Affairs at Sogang University since June 2009. He is in charge of the Office of International Affairs, which directs and manages international activities of the University, including student and faculty exchanges, international joint projects and international cooperation in other areas. He has served as the President of the Korean Association of Foreign Student Administrators since September 2009, taking responsibility for organizing joint activities among Korean universities for enhancing international education. He is also President of the Korean Association for Deans of International Affairs. The association represents Korean universities in the field of international education, conducts joint seminars and meetings and decides on the position of Korean higher education on major issues relating to international education. Since September 2000, he has been a Professor in the Department of Economics at Sogang University. He studied Economics in Harvard University where he received a Doctorate and he specialises in the areas of international trade and macroeconomics. He has also published articles in top academic journals. Sogang University Sogang University is located in downtown Seoul and was established in 1960 by American Jesuits. It soon became one of the top Universities in Korea as a result of the American-style education system. The University leadership is secular in present-day context but it has retained its Jesuit tradition of high academic standards and emphasis on good citizenship. Sogang has 8,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduates, attracting high school students in the top 99-95 percentile. As part of Sogang’s Internationalisation effort, the university is working hard to attract foreign exchange students to the campus. The University believes that the presence of foreign students in classrooms and dormitories can be more effective in exposing more students to foreign cultures than sending students abroad for a semester or two. There are efforts taken to increase the number of inbound students such as regular exchange programmes offered in Sogang and courses taught in English. A six-week Korean Studies programme is open to students in the summer to learn the Korean language and understand its culture.

Delegates’ Profiles Malaysia

Delegates’ Profiles Malaysia

Datin Prof Ir. Dr Siti Hamisah binti Tapsir Deputy Director General Private Higher Education Management Sector, Department of Higher Education Ministry of Higher Education



Datin Professor Dr Siti Hamisah binti Tapsir was appointed as the Deputy Director General in the Department of Higher Education in the late 2009. Prior to her current appointment, she was the Campus Director for Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) International campus and also held the position of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Internationalisation) at UTM for three years (2006 – 2009).

Prof Dato’ Dr Hassan bin Said Vice Chancellor and President Taylor’s University College

Professor Dato’ Dr Hassan Said joined Taylor’s University College in August 2008 as the Vice Chancellor and President. Currently, Dato’ Hassan is actively involved with the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) as the Deputy Chairman for the Accreditation Committee (Science) and as a member in MQA’s Academic Audit Panel. He is also on the Professional Development Panel for the International Centre for Education Islamic Finance (INCEIF) and on the Board of Directors for Open University Malaysia, Asia E University and Kolej Yayasan Sabah.

Currently, Datin Prof Dr Siti is serving on the Board of Directors for Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP). She is a Fellow with the Institute of Engineers (IEM) and a Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers (BEM) in Malaysia. At the international level, she is an associate member with the American Society of Civil Engineer.

Prior to this, he was Director General for the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education in Malaysia. He formerly held the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

Datin Prof Dr Siti obtained her first degree in Civil Engineering from New England College, USA in 1984. She later completed her Masters studies in Civil Engineering in University of Lowell, USA in 1987. In 1994, Datin Prof Dr Siti obtained her Doctorate in Civil Engineering from University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

Dato’ Hassan obtained his first degree in Mathematics from the University of Manchester, UK in 1979. He later obtained a Masters degree of Science in Mathematics in 1981 and subsequently a Doctorate in Computer Aided Geometric Design from Brunel University, UK in 1984.

Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) The Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) was established in early 2004 with the vision to internationalise Malaysian education and to make Malaysia a centre of educational excellence by 2020. In the late 2007, MOHE came out with the “National Higher Education Strategic Plan” which provides outlines, measures and strategies to make this vision a reality.

Taylor’s University College Since its inception in 1969, Taylor’s University College has undertaken the important task of developing the nation’s youth into well-rounded, competitive and resilient contributors with global perspectives to the development of Malaysia’s economic growth and prosperity. Consisting of Taylor’s University College and Taylor’s College, Taylor’s has evolved into one of Malaysia’s oldest, most successful and reputable private education institutions.

MOHE is responsible for overseeing the operations of higher education institutions, community colleges, polytechnics and other government agencies. There are two departments under MOHE’s jurisdiction, namely the Higher Education Department (JPT) and the Polytechnic and Community College Management Department (JPPKK).

Taylor’s is strongly committed to its mission in empowering the youth of the world through education, so that they may take their productive places as leaders in the global community. To date, more than 58,000 students have graduated and many have moved on to become leaders in their chosen fields.

The JPT is made up of several sectors and divisions to support the development of both public and private higher education institutions in Malaysia and it is responsible for promoting Malaysian higher education abroad and to oversee the well-being of international students in Malaysia. The JPPKK is responsible in equipping polytechnics and community colleges with the relevant expertise and skills to fulfil the human capital needs of the country.

Partnered with many top-rate universities from the United Kingdom, Australia and France, among others, students can choose to major in subjects from Architecture, Computer Science, Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Biomedical Science and Law, to Business, Communication, Hospitality and Tourism and others. Students who excel on the American Degree Transfer Program may apply to Ivy League Universities in the United States.

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Prof Ahmad Shukri Mustapa Kamal


Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International Affairs) Universiti Sains Malaysia

Professor Ahmad Shukri Mustapa Kamal is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic and International Affairs of Universiti Sains Malaysia. In addition to being a full-time academic, Prof Ahmad Shukri is also affiliated with several professional bodies, namely the Institute of Physics Malaysia (IFM), Malaysian Nuclear Society (MNS), Malaysian Association of Medical Physics (MAMP) and Asian Physics Education Network (AsPEN) Malaysia. Prof Ahmad Shukri held the position of Dean for the Institute of Graduate Studies between the years 2005 and 2007 and School of Physics from 2003 to 2005 before being appointed the Deputy Vice Chancellor in the late 2007. He is currently a member of the University Senate. He obtained his first degree in Physics from University College London in 1982 and later earned a Masters degree in Science in Radiation Physics in 1983. He gained a Doctorate in Physics later in the year 1986 from the Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of London. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Established as the second university in the country in 1969, Universiti Sains Malaysia (University of Science, Malaysia) was first known as the University of Penang. The University’s Act of Incorporation came into effect on 4 October 1971. Teaching commenced in June 1969 in the natural sciences at the School of Biological Sciences, the School of Chemical Sciences and the School of Physics and Mathematics. USM is also chosen to be Malaysia’s first APEX (Accelerated Programme for Excellence) university in 2008. At present there is a full-time student population of 23,000. Right from the outset USM was given the mandate to provide, promote and develop higher education in the fields of Natural Sciences, Applied Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Building Science and Technology, Social Sciences, Humanities and Education as well as to provide for research and the advancement of knowledge, and the dissemination of such knowledge in these fields of study.


Delegates’ Profiles Singapore


Delegates’ Profiles Singapore

Associate Prof Peter Pang

Prof Tan Chin Tiong

Assistant Vice President for University & Global Relations National University of Singapore

(Founding) President Singapore Institute of Technology


Associate Professor Peter Pang is currently Assistant Vice President (University and Global Relations) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He previously served as director of the NUS University Scholars Programme (USP) from 2003 to 2009, during which he was invited to speak at international global education conferences such as the NAFSA Annual Conference (USA, 2009) and was also invited to contribute a chapter to the Handbook of Practice and Research in Study Abroad, published in 2009 by Routledge (New York and London), in association with the Association of American Colleges and Universities. He received his PhD in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his research interests are in partial differential equations and geometric analysis. Since 1996, he has won 6 competitive research grants as principal investigator under the Academic Research Fund. He has published more than 50 research articles in international refereed journals and his publications have appeared in top journals. In 2006, he received the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) from the President of the Republic of Singapore. National University of Singapore (NUS) From its humble beginning in 1905 as a small medical college, the National University of Singapore (NUS) today is internationally acknowledged as a comprehensive university of high standing. It sees itself as a leading global university centred in Asia and is Singapore’s flagship university offering a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. NUS has 14 faculties and schools across three campuses. Its brand of education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. Over 30,000 students from 100 countries enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives. Well-known for its research strengths in engineering, life sciences and bio-medicine, social sciences and natural sciences, NUS shares a close affiliation with three Research Centres of Excellence, 21 university-level, 16 national-level and more than 80 faculty-based research institutes and centres. The University also strives to create a supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community.

Professor Tan Chin Tiong is the President of Singapore Institute of Technology. He was a founding member of Singapore Management University and was its Provost and Deputy President from 1999 to 2009. He spent 20 years of his career at the National University of Singapore where he took on various executive positions. Prof Tan received his PhD in Business from the Pennsylvania State University, USA. He is active in management development and consulting and has designed and taught in many executive programs around the world. Prof Tan is on the Board of Citibank Singapore Ltd and is the non-executive chairman of Superior Multi-Packaging Ltd. He is also independent director of several publicly listed companies and a past President of the Marketing Institute of Singapore. He has co-authored various published books on Marketing Management such as An Asian Perspective, written with Philip Kotler. Prof Tan is active in many government agencies and has served on committees of various government bodies. These include the National Tourism Plan Committee, the National Quality Strategy Committee and the Council for Third Age. Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) The Ministry of Education announced in May 2009 that the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), originally known as the Singapore Institute of Applied Technology, will be set up to provide an improved upgrading pathway for deserving polytechnic graduates to obtain industry-relevant degrees. SIT will provide approximately 2,000 full-time university places each year at the steady state, and will contribute towards the target university cohort participation rate of 30% by 2015. SIT will plan, manage and implement degree programmes offered by overseas universities in partnership with the five polytechnics. This tri-partite collaboration offers a unique model that will not only increase the number of university places for Singaporeans but offer more choices for them. With its mission of providing an industry-focused university education to nurture highly sought after graduates for growth sectors of the economy, SIT is a new addition to the Singapore higher education landscape. It will admit its first intake in 2010.

Delegates’ Profiles Taiwan


Delegates’ Profiles Taiwan

Dr Tsong-Ming Lin

Dr Wan-Lee Cheng

Political Deputy Minister Ministry of Education

President Chung Yuan Christian University

Tsong-Ming Lin is currently the Political Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Education (MOE), following a short stint as the Administrative Deputy Minister. Prior to his position in the Ministry of Education, he was the President of National Yunlin University of Science & Technology between 2001 and 2009. He was previously the Director General of Employment and Vocational Training Administration at the Council of Labour Affairs from 1994 to 2001. From 1989 to 1994, he was Director General of the Department of Technological and Vocational Education in the Ministry of Education.


Dr Tsong has written over 90 research papers in Industrial Management, Engineering and Technological Education. For his efforts, Dr Tsong has been conferred several awards. In 2007, he was awarded Soka University Award of Highest Honour in Japan and Outstanding Contribution Award for 2007 IT Education and TANET from the Ministry of Education, ROC. He was presented with a Special Contribution Award for the 1st National HRD INNO Prize, the ROC Executive Yuan in 2005 and an Award of the Outstanding Contribution for the Education from the Ministry of Education, ROC in 2004. He was also listed in Biography Today in 2005. Ministry of Education, Taiwan R.O.C. To enhance the quality of education in Taiwan, the Ministry of Education has designed a Blueprint for Education, which utilizes expertise and advice from all academic sectors of society. The vision behind the creation of the Blueprint for Education is for students to have well-rounded learning environments so that they may become exceptional citizens capable of raising the country’s competitive success and overall quality of life. Guided by the Blueprint for Education’s five principles of holistic education, life education, lifelong learning, mastery in education and healthy learning campus environments, the Ministry of Education has been able to further establish avenues of collaboration between local and central governments, as well as with the private and public sectors. The cultivation of human talent has been designated as a high priority for all educators and scholars. Special attention is now being placed on assisting disadvantaged families. The Ministry has established policies, including the Plan for Human Resource Cultivation and Employment Promotion and the Education Safety Net Program to help students and their families cope with rising unemployment rates and financial hardship situations.

Prof. Wan-Lee Cheng was inaugurated as the 8th President of Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) in 2006. He was previously the Dean of College of Creative Art at San Francisco State University and has lived in the United States for more than 35 years. Chung Yuan Christian University Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) originally known as Chung Yuan Christian College of Science and Engineering was established in October 1955 upon approval by the Ministry of Education. The University enrolls students in seven school and colleges: Science, Engineering, Business, Design, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities and Education, and the School of Law. The university offers 27 undergraduate, 28 master degree and 13 Ph.D. programs in 27 departments. There are more than 90,000 alumni. With a vision for the future, CYCU has a competitive edge of instilling creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in students. Its institutional goals are to provide students with a Holistic Education, Human Concern, and Service Learning. CYCU has continued its reputation of being ranked as one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education among private universities in Taiwan. The University is currently engaging in a ten-year strategic planning process “Chung Yuan 60, Moving Toward Excellence”. There are four main goals, namely Academic Excellence, Campus Development, System and Operation Effectiveness, and Outside Resources and Supports.

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Dr Wei-Ling Chiang

Dr Shyi-Dong Yeh

President National Central University

Vice President National Chung Hsing University

Dr. Wei-Ling Chiang is currently the President of National Central University (NCU). He started his teaching career as an associate professor in NCU since 1988. For over 20 years, he has served at NCU as the Department Chairman, General Secretariat and Dean of Research and Development. Prior to being elected as the President in 2009, Dr. Chiang was designated as the Vice president of NCU in 2004 and Vice Chancellor of University System of Taiwan in 2006. He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Department from the National Taiwan University in 1979 and subsequently earned both his Master’s degree and Doctorate from the Stanford University, USA. Dr. Chiang has published more than 200 papers. His research lies in Risk Management, Earthquake Engineering, Bridge Engineering, and Fuzzy Logic. He has more than twenty years experience on catastrophe risk assessment and management, constantly being invited as a consultant on the catastrophe risk issue. With his expertise on catastrophe risk management and assessment, he was appointed as Director to the Foundation of Taiwan Residential Earthquake Insurance Pool between the years of 2003 and 2008. National Central University National Central University (NCU), the only public comprehensive university in Taoyuan County, is among the most prestigious research universities in Taiwan. The university now hosts over 12,000 students, among them more than half study in graduate programs and over 1500 in doctoral programs. NCU has seven colleges in different areas and its attitude towards higher education is best summarized by its school motto: sincerity and simplicity. Priority has always been given to fundamental principles and responsibilities. Cooperative education programs and research projects have grown in number over the years. With good will, friendship and intellectual vigour and rigor, NCU combines the best of Eastern and Western traditions of teaching and learning. NCU recently launched a Green Initiative to promote the sustainability in both teaching, research and campus life. Over the past three years, NCU has maintained the excellent ranking of the Top University Plan funded by the Ministry of Education.

Shyi-Dong Yeh is currently the Vice President of National Chung Hsing University where he also acts as the Chair Professor of Plant Pathology. He previously studied at National Chung Hsing University and received both a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Pathology. He subsequently earned a Doctorate in Pathology from the Cornell University Plant in 1983. His specialisation lies in Plant Virology, Plant Genetic Engineering and Plant Pathology. Dr Yeh was conferred numerous awards for his efforts in his field of specialisation. He was honoured as a Distinguished Research Professor (2001-2006) and awarded the Outstanding Researcher Award by the National Science Council (NSC) in 2006. He received the National Scientific Award from Ministry of Education (2005) and was granted fellowship with The American Phytopathological Society and The American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2008. He was involved in a four-year research Program for Promoting Academic Excellence of Universities regarding the “Transgenic approach and chloroplast engineering for plant protection and molecular breeding” during 2004-2008. National Chung Hsing University National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) was founded in 1919 as the Advanced Academy of Agronomy and Forestry. It is a full-fledged university offering a wide variety of programs through its seven colleges. NCHU has enrolled more than 16000 students, of which over 30% are graduate students, and approximately 900 faculty and 300 administrative staff members. It is located in the southern part of Taichung City and recruits the best faculty members to create a stimulating environment for learning and research. Most hold doctoral degrees from internationally or nationally well-known institutions and are well qualified to help the university develop. Through a wide variety of professional training programs, NCHU imparts advanced knowledge and solid professional skills to its students to make them confident and competent to face the future. NCHU has established sisterhood linkages with 104 universities in Asia, America, Australia, and Europe and cross-cultural learning is highly encouraged on campus.


Delegates’ Profiles Thailand


Delegates’ Profiles Thailand

Dr Sumate Yamnoon

Associate Prof Dr Sansanee Chaiyaroj

Secretary General of the Commission on Higher Education Ministry of Education

Vice President for Research and Academic Affairs Mahidol University


Dr Sumate Yamnoon was appointed the 4th Secretary-General of the Commission on Higher Education in 2007 after serving more than 30 years with the Ministry of University Affairs and Commission on Higher Education. Prior to assuming his present portfolio as Secretary-General, Dr Sumate was Deputy Secretary-General, Commission on Higher Education from 2003 to 2007. Dr Sumate has a long record of expertise and experience in relation to the formulation of higher education policy and administration. He was one of the key figures in the establishment of autonomous universities in Thailand such as, Suranaree University of Technology, Walailak University and Mae Fah Luang University. Moreover, he played a crucial role in drafting the First Long Range Planning for Thai Higher Education. He has been Secretary-General of the International Secretariat of University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific since 2006. The Office of the Higher Education Commission The Office of the Higher Education Commission is granted authority to manage the Higher Education provision in Thailand and to promote Higher Education development on the basis of academic freedom and excellence. It is responsible in formulating policy recommendations, to improve education standards by implementing Higher Education development plans, and handle international cooperation in Higher Education. The Office of the Higher Education Commission devises the criteria and guidelines for resources allocation for the establishment of higher education institutions and community colleges. It provides financial support, coordinate and promote human resources development and student capabilities, including handicapped, disadvantaged, and talented students in higher education institutions. It sees to support national development by providing recommendations on Higher Education institutions and community colleges.

Assoc. Prof. Dr Sansanee Chaiyaroj is presently the Vice President for Research and Academic Affairs of Mahidol University, Thailand. She received her masters and doctorate degrees from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. in 1989. She joined the Faculty of Science, Mahidol University in 1990. Her research interest is on immunopathogenesis of malaria. Currently she has also taken executive positions in various scientific committees including the Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia-Oceania (FIMSA) and the Allergy and Immunology Society of Thailand. Specialising in microbiology and immunology, Assoc. Prof. Dr Sansanee has received numerous awards and recognition including the Thailand Young Scientist Award, Mahidol University Research Award, the L’Oreal “Woman in Science” Research Award, and the Research Award on “Placental Malaria Infection” from the National Research Council. Mahidol University Mahidol University (MU) is renowned as the most outstanding research university in Thailand and was ranked as the Top University in Thailand by QS Asian University Rankings 2009. With a long history, MU has grown from the oldest medical school, established in 1888, into one of the most prestigious and respected multi-disciplinary universities, comprised of 4 University hospitals, and more than 30 Faculties, Colleges and Institutes. Currently, it offers 492 programs, including the most qualified international degree programmes (148), in a wide range of disciplines including medicine, public health, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, engineering, education, management, social sciences and arts. 

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Prof Emeritus Dr Somwung Pitiyanuwat Founding Director Office for National Education Standards & Quality Assessment (ONESQA) Professor Emeritus Dr Somwung Pitiyanuwat is the Founding Director of the Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA), and a member of the Higher Education EQA System Development Committee of ONESQA. Dr Somwung has worked in the field of education since 1976. Previously, he was Dean of the Faculty of Education of Chulalongkorn University. He was Development Chairman of Chulalongkorn University as well as the Education Advisor to the President of Chulalongkorn University from 1993-1996. He has been the Vice President for research affairs since 2000. He has also been a member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Taskforce on Teachers Faculty Staff and Educational Personnel since 2000. Dr Somwung has been instrumental in shaping Thai Quality Assessment and Educational Reform at all levels of educational institution. He is currently an elected board member for the Asia-Pacific Quality Network, and Vice President of the ASEAN Quality Assurance Network. He regularly presents QA papers at international conferences. He has published 8 books in Thai and 2 books in English as well as dozens of research papers in both languages.

Dr Jingjai Hanchanlash

Prof Dr Prasart Suebka

Chairman Office for National Education Standards & Quality Assessment (ONESQA)

Rector Suranaree University of Technology

Dr Jingjai Hanchanlash is currently the Chairman of the Board for the Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA). Dr Jingjai is responsible for creating, reviewing, and authorizing policy and strategy for ONESQA. He has served as an advisor to the Thai Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He is currently an active participant in many executive boards, both private and public, which encompasses a diverse range of foci from the Thai Chambers of Commerce to the National Science and Technology Board. Dr Jingjai is the Director of the Executive Board of Loxley Public Company Limited and is also an active executive board member of Thammasat, Khon Kaen and Chiang Mai Universities and the King Prajadhipok Institute. He is a published author and has written on a broad spectrum of topics including political strategy, partnership development, science and technology, the legal system of Thailand, and the European Economic Community.

The Office for National Education Standards & Quality Assessment The office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA) is established with the aims of developing the criteria and methods for external quality assessment. The evaluation body assesses educational achievements in order to check the quality of educational institutions, ensuring that principles and guidelines for educational provision at each level as stipulated in the national education law.

The Office for National Education Standards & Quality Assessment The office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA) was established with the aims of developing the criteria and methods for external quality assessment. The evaluation body assesses educational achievements in order to check the quality of educational institutions, ensuring that principles and guidelines for educational provision at each level as stipulated in the national education law.

ONESQA sees to the development of the external assessment system by setting the framework, direction and methods for efficient external assessment attuned to the quality assurance system of the educational institutions and the departments to which these institutions are attached. It ensures the standards and criteria for external quality assessment by providing the training and certification of external assessors. Assessment outcomes will be duly submitted to the agencies concerned and the general public.

ONESQA sees to the development of the external assessment system by setting the framework, direction and methods for efficient external assessment attuned to the quality assurance system of the educational institutions and the departments to which these institutions are attached. It ensures the standards and criteria for external quality assessment by providing the training and certification of external assessors. Assessment outcomes will be duly submitted to the agencies concerned and the general public.

Professor Dr Prasart Suebka is currently the Rector of Suranaree University of Technology (SUT). He is the President of the Council of University Presidents of Thailand (CUPT), Vice President of the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP), a member of the Executive Board Committee of the International Consortium for Education Development (ICED) and President of the Association of Thailand Professional and Organisational Development Network (Thailand POD). Suranaree University of Technology Located in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Suranaree University of Technology (SUT) is a Science and Technology oriented university focused on researching, adapting, transferring and developing technology for the sustainable development of society. SUT is one of nine universities declared as a National Research University by the Thai Ministry of Education. SUT offers both Thai and international undergraduate and graduate programmes in Science, Social Technology, Agricultural Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Nursing.

Delegates’ Profiles Vietnam

Delegates’ Profiles Vietnam

Dr Do Huy Thinh Dr Nguyen Thi Le Huong


Deputy Director General International Cooperation Department Ministry of Education and Training


Nguyen Thi Le Huong is the Deputy Director General of the International Cooperation Department in the Ministry of Education and Training. She completed her studies in Hanoi University of Education where she received a bachelor’s degree of Science in Mathematics and a doctorate in Mathematics. Ministry of Education and Training The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) in Vietnam is a Governmental agency responsible for implementing the function of nationwide state management of pre-school education, general education, professional education, higher education, continuing education. It implements the function of state management in public services and acts as the owner of the state capital in businesses within the legal management area of the Ministry.

Director Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional Training Center in Vietnam

Dr Do Huy Thinh is currently the Director of Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional Training Center in Vietnam since 2003. Dr Thinh received his Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Ho Chi Minh City, and a post-graduate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the University of Canberra, Australia. In the mid-90s, he was selected as a Fulbright scholar and chose to study at the University of Southern California, where he earned his Master and Doctorate degrees in educational policy and administration. He has been the Founding President of TESOL-HCMC Association since its inception in 2006. He has been appointed as an adjunct professor at Curtin University of Technology and a visiting scholar/professor at several local and foreign institutions. Currently, Dr Thinh is an active member of international professional organizations such as TESOL Inc, American Educational Research Association, Comparative and International Education Society and National Geographic. SEAMEO Regional Training Center in Vietnam The Ministers of Education of Southeast Asian Countries established the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) in 1965, for the development of the region through co-operation in education, science and culture. Vietnam readmitted as a SEAMEO Member State in 1992 by the SEAMEO Council and hosts the SEAMEO Regional Training Centre (SEAMEO RETRAC) in Ho Chi Minh City. SEAMEO RETRAC assists SEAMEO Member Countries, especially Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam, to identify and tackle problems of leadership and management in education at all levels. SEAMEO RETRAC directs its efforts on educational issues by undertaking innovative, relevant programs through research, training, consultancy, staff exchange and fostering of regional and international partnership, and engaging in other related activities within and outside the region. In addition, SEAMEO RETRAC offers language training, teacher training and other training programs in education.

Delegates’ Profiles Vietnam


Dr Le Quang Minh Vice President Vietnam National University - HCM

Le Quang Minh is currently the Vice President of the Vietnam National University. He was previously the Rector and Vice Rector of Can Tho University between the years of 1997 to 2007. Dr Minh was a member of VH 10 which was a cooperation research centre between Vietnam and the Netherlands from 1981 to 1983 and was Vice-Director of Hoa An Research Centre. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Can Tho University in 1978 and in 1985, studied in Wageningen University, the Netherlands where he received a Masters degree in Hydrology and a doctorate. Vietnam National University - HCM Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) was established in 1995 as a national multidisciplinary university. It was formed by the merger of existing universities in Ho Chi Minh City. Chartered by the Government, its mission has been to become Vietnam’s premier institution of higher education, so as to better serve the country and its community. VNU-HCM has over 3,400 staff, of which more than 2,000 are teaching staff and 50,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students. Currently, it offers 120 academic programs for bachelor degrees, 90 for Masters and 90 for Doctorate Degrees. With the vision of becoming a prominent university in this region and beyond, VNU-HCM is constantly expanding its academic programs and upgrading its facilities so as to maximize the students’ potentialities, hence preparing them for the requirements of a global economy.

BC East Asia Inward Mission Brochure  

This brochure contains the brief profiles of the UK and East Asia universities where the delegates come from as well the programme of the In...

BC East Asia Inward Mission Brochure  

This brochure contains the brief profiles of the UK and East Asia universities where the delegates come from as well the programme of the In...