ATU-Net SeLF2020 held on 16 November 2020, will connect students to the larger global community and will cover issues pertinent to student organisations and youth development, with a theme of:
“The Great Reset: The New World and Society”
The forum provides an opportunity for participants to dissect and deliberate on the current societal crisis and the prospect of the future in order to lead beyond the pandemic.
In particular, it will concentrate on the key roles of youth of technological universities in shaping the narrative of today’s world, through guided vision and design-led leadership for the benefit and prosperity of the lives of others.
To bring together youth and student leaders from member institutions of the Asia Technological University Network (ATU-Net) to share their knowledge and learn from one another, to strengthen their regional bond, and form a shared global identity.
Participants will be able to interact and engage with youth and student leaders across the network.
Participants will be able to learn about new developments in various areas where youth are concerned.
Participants will be able to discuss issues and share best practices pertaining to youth and student leaders.
14:00 – 14:15 Montage, trivia, and overview of programme
14:15 – 14:25 Welcoming Remarks by Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), ATU-Net Chair
14:25 – 14:40 Keynote 1 ‘Do you still need a university degree? How education will evolve in the coming years’ by Adam Brimo, Founder and CEO of
14:40 – 14:55 Keynote 2 ‘ Values-based Leadership and Governance‘ by Sheina Marie Onrubia, Tabaco City Councilor, Phillipines (2010- 2019)
14:55 – 15.10 Keynote 3 ‘Be Ready for Real-World: Tips Before and After Graduate’ by Arif Tukiman, Co-founder and CEO of RunCloud, UTM Alumni
15:10 – 15:25 Keynote 4 ‘Reimagining the Future – the Role of Youth and Global Citizenship’ by Thomson Ch’ng, International Alumni of the Year 2020 (Global PIEoneer Awards)
15:25 – 15:40 Q&A Session
Student Leader Roundtable:
15:40 – 15:50 ‘Youth Revolution’ by Syahirunnisa Ramli, UniMAP (Malaysia)
15:50 – 16:00 ‘Youth and Social Change’ by Hanz Jude G. Ambalong, MSU-IIT (Philippines)
16:00 – 16:10 ‘Role of Youth in Resuscitating the Ailing Economy Owning the Pandemic’ by Muhammad Wasiq Riaz, HITEC University (Pakistan)
16:10 – 16:20 ‘International Networking through Digital Leadership’ by Marcellino Agung Christyo, ITB (Indonesia)
16:20 – 16:40 Q&A Session
16:40 – 16.50 Closing by Vice Chancellor of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), ATU-Net Deputy Chair
"Hi, I'm Nizar from the School of Mechanical Engineering, UTM. I'm the Editor-in-Chief of InsideUTM. I've joined a bunch of exciting clubs and competitions over the past couple years and met many interesting people. Looking forward to working with all of you!"
"Hello everyone! My name is Sofiazanti, a current PhD student in Educational Psychology at UTM. I am the Brand Ambassador of Connecting ASIA, and was the former President of Postgraduate Student Society, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (2019/2020). I am very much looking forward to be part of this exciting forum!"
Student Leader Roundtable Speakers
President of Student Representative Council,
Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Malaysia.
Hanz Jude G. Ambalong
Student Government President,
Mindanao State University-Illigan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), Philippines
Muhammad Wasiq Riaz
President of Community Service and Mentor for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), HITEC University, Pakistan.
Marcellino Agung Christyo
President of International Mobility Students Club,
Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia.