IAU to Host ASAIHL Conference 2018

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 15:25

The 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) held at Universiti Putra Malaysia with the theme "Borderless Open Access Education" from 4th - 6th December 2016.

According to IAU public relations, the 2016 ASAIHL Conference was headed by Professor Datin Paduka and Dr. Aini Ideris, Vice Chancellor of University Putra Malaysia, and was held at UPM University with the aim of supporting and promoting the exchange of best practices and experience regarding the role of higher learning institutions in enhancing global competencies, collecting and applying research to develop regional higher education, and finding the best research to present in the Regional ASAIHL conference at Universiti Putra Malaysia.

The president of Islamic Azad University, Dr. Hamid Mirzadeh was present as first Vice-President, and Dr Ninnat Olanvoravuth, Secretary General, and other members of the Board of Trustees also participated in this conference.

The IAU general director of international affairs, Dr. Hossein Ebrahimi, stated that during the conference, it was decided that ASAIHL Conference 2018 will be hosted by Japan and Islamic Republic of Iran in May and November in the Islamic Azad University. The conference will later be hosted by Poland and Vietnam in 2020.

He added that ASAIHL’s purpose is to assist member institutions to strengthen themselves through mutual self-help and to achieve international distinction in teaching, research, and public service, and explained that “this association is known as one of the largest international academic associations due to its 209 members from 35 countries including Oceania, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, North America, Poland, Belgium, and France.”

Determining the general policy and programs of the Association’s activities, defining ASAIHL’s membership principles, allocating budgets, and selecting the members of the Board of Trustees are some of the most important points of action in this conference.

The 2016 ASAIHL Conference, with the theme "Borderless Open Access Education" is in progress at Universiti Putra Malaysia from 4th - 6th December 2016.

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