ATU-Net Virtual University Presidents Forum 2020

The University Presidents Forum 2020 (UPF2020), UTM’s signature programme was initially scheduled to be held in November this year, making it the tenth of its series. However, the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic calls for a postponement and a different approach that would suit the current needs and demands of international higher education. In place of the face-to-face programme, UTM via collaborative works with the Asia Technological University Network (ATU-Net), is organising ATU-Net Virtual UPF2020 in three series. ATU-Net is a strategic international alliance connecting technological higher learning institutions in Asia, and which UTM is both chair and secretariat.

ATU-Net Virtual UPF2020 will be concentrating on higher education and post COVID-19 recovery. The first series, themed “Embracing the New Norm: Leadership, Values and Skills” includes keynote addresses, roundtable session, and Q&A sessions. The programme will be held online on July 15, 2020 (Wednesday) from 14:30 to 16:30 Malaysia time. It will be attended by university presidents, vice presidents, senior representatives of universities, and other stakeholders of higher education including university students. 

Why ATU-Net Virtual UPF 2020?

  • Platform to discuss current issues relating to higher education
  • Outline strategy and action plan to improve collaboration and cooperation amongst participating universities

ATU-Net Virtual UPF 2020

Date

: July 15, 2020 (Wednesday)

Time

: 14:30 – 16:30 (Malaysia time)

Theme

: Embracing the New Normal: Leadership, Values and Skills

14:30 – 14:40

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Welcoming Remarks by UTM Pro-Vice Chancellor (International)

14:40 – 14:55

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Keynote Address 1: UTM Vice Chancellor & ATU-Net Chair

14:55 – 15:10

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Keynote Address 2: Japan Ambassador

15:10 – 15:30

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Q&A session

15:30 – 15:40

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Roundtable Speaker 1: Lithuania

15:40 – 15:50

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Roundtable Speaker 2: Turkey

15:50 – 16:00

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Roundtable Speaker 3: Malaysia

16:00 – 16:20

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Q&A session

16:20 – 16:30

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Closing Remarks by UTM Pro-Vice Chancellor (International)

To be confirmed

  

 

ATU-Net UPF 2020 Programme [Postponed]

 

23 November 2020 (Monday) Workshop and Engagement

Time

Programme

08:00 – 09:00

Registration

09:00 – 10:30

Campus tour

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee Break

11.00 – 13.00

Workshop on Leadership in Higher Education

Leading from the Heart: Uplifting the Minds and Transforming Organisations

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch

14:30 – 17:00

Exhibition and Engagement with UTM Faculties & Research Alliances

ATU-Net Board Meeting

 

17.00 – 18:00

Cocktail

18:00 – 19:30

Welcoming Dinner

 

End of Day 1

 

24 November 2020 (Tuesday) University Presidents’ Forum

Time

Programme

08:30 – 09:00

Registration

09:00 – 09:30

Welcoming Speech and Keynote Address: University-Society for Shared Prosperity

By UTM Vice Chancellor

09:30 – 09:50

Keynote by Ambassador of Japan

09:50 – 10:20

Coffee Break

10.20 – 11.10

Roundtable 1: Reimagining Learning Experience

11.20 – 12.10

Roundtable 2: Digitally Integrated Sustainable Industrial Cities for the 21st Century

12.20 – 13.10

Roundtable 3: Women Leadership in Higher Education

13:10 – 14:30

Lunch & Engagement with UTM faculties and research alliances

14:30 – 15:20

Roundtable 4: Higher Education in Disruptive World

15:30 – 16:20

Roundtable 5: Society 5.0 The New Humanism

16:20 – 16:50

Conclusion and Closing Remarks

by UTM Pro Vice Chancellor (International)

17:00 – 17:30

MoU signing

18:00 – 19:30

Networking & High Tea

 

End of Day 2

 

25 November 2020 (Wednesday) City Tour

Time

Programme

08:00 – 08:30

Assembly and Depart to KLCC

08:30 – 12:00

KLCC / or KL Forest City

12:30 – 14:30

Lunch

 

End of Day 3

For highlight of previous UPF, please click, https://www.utm.my/upf/

To view a glance of UPF 2017 please click the video below.