About

Asia Technological University Network (ATU-Net) is a strategic international alliance of which Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is the Chair. It was established on 9th August 2016 during the 8th University Presidents Forum at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor Bahru, Malaysia, with the purpose of connecting technology-focused institutions of higher learning in Asia. Its mission is to support member universities in achieving world-class quality of education and research in engineering and technology through strategic international alliance. 

Membership of the network is open to all technology-focused institutions of higher learning in Asia. >> See list of members

 

Montage during the launching of ATU-Net on 9 August 2016

ATU-Net Agreement Signing Ceremony, 9 August 2017, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Objectives

Opportunities for Capacity Building

To provide opportunities for capacity-building, including joint teaching, among member universities

Student & Staff Mobility

To enhance student and staff mobility in selected thematic area between member universities

Collaborative Academic and Research Projects

To enable pump-priming of collaborative academic and research projects between member universities

Best Practices for Better Graduates

To share best practices in producing innovative and entrepreneurial graduates in sustainable environment

ATU-Net Logo Description

Theme: Globe with grid – internationally connecting are the theme of this logo. Obviously, the theme describes the ATU-NET is a strategic international alliance network which connecting technology-focused institutions of higher learning in Asia. Hence, this innovative logo is meet the core value of ATU-NET and competently represents ATU-NET.

Design: Earth associated with white circles. The white circles symbolize member universities in the ATU-NET and all of member universities are interconnected among each other. The globe insinuates ATU-NET are able to achieve worldclass quality in term of education and research in engineering and technology through strategic international alliance. 

Font: Azonix font is used for “ATU-NET”. Azonix is especial, decorative and elegant look with the sharp edge which signifying the objectives of ATU-NET are also sharp and explicit so that every parties can achieve the goals. However, the “Asia Technology University Network” is using sans serif font, named “Tahoma”. “Tahoma” is a simple and friendly font which can also contrast the especial of font “ATU-NET” and the globe.

Colour: Combination of a very dark blue and light blue are main colour used in the logo. Blue colour is selected due to it represents both the sky and the sea, and is associated with open spaces, inspiration and intelligence. ATU-NET is an open space to share the knowledge (intelligence) and inspiration either in academic, research project or entrepreneurship practice. Gradient overlay of light blue and dark blue plays the most important role in term of aesthetic.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia is the Secretariat of ATU-Net. For further inquiries, contact ATU-Net Coordinator, Dr Diana at diana@utm.my.