Taylor's Global Mobility team made many new and valuable connections with institutions of higher learning in the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) conference from 26 to 29 March 2019 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
Themed Diversity and Inclusivity of Higher Education in the Asia Pacific, the APAIE Conference was an ideal platform to establish partnership with like-minded educators who were representing their institutions for various collaboration opportunities such as student exchange, research, scholarly activities or broad-based institutional academic projects.
"At present, the Global Mobility Office has secured close to 190 global partners from more than 30 countries. Traditionally, UK and Australia are popular choices for our students but new destinations in Europe especially those in Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, Finland and Italy are equally as fascinating with conducive learning environment and solid track record of educational excellence. Past participants from our student exchange programme revered that these countries are very rich in culture and have served as an inspiration for them," said Ms Jayvien Lau, Head of Student Exchange and Global Mobility.
Ms Jayvien Lau with Mr Rob Maat, Head of International Office and Ms Roelijn Kok, International Coordinator from Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Ms Jayvien Lau and Mr Tung Seng Foo, Manager of Global Mobility with Ms Ivana Adamiková, Head of International Office and her colleagues from the International Office, Ms Monika Šmídlová and Dr Lukas Las from University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Mr Tung and Ms Lisa Lim, Assistant Manager, Global Mobility with delegates from Chonman National University, Korea
Aiming to secure more relevant, high ranked and suitable student exchange partners for Taylor's University, the Global Mobility team has met up with more than 70 universities in the 3-days event. Some of the potential partner universities that will be established for student exchange includes National Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan), University of Strathclyde Glasgow and Nottingham Trent University (UK), Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand), University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (Austria), Masaryk University (Czech Republic), University of Turku (Finland), Universidad de Huelva (Spain), York University (Canada), HAN University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands) and many more.
Ms Jayvien Lau with Associate Professor Tan Wee-Kheng, Deputy Director, Office of International Affairs from National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Ms Jayvien Lau with Ms Kate Kenyon, Erasmus Coordinator from University of Strathclyde Glasgow, UK
Ms Jayvien Lau with delegates from Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Mr Tung with Ms Midori Hatanaka, Outbound Exchange Program Coordinator and Mr Daniel Lilley, Inbound Exchange Program Coordinator from Osaka Gakuin University, Japan.
Taylor's University is one of the key universities represented in APAIE alongside with other public and private institutions. The internationalization effort for APAIE was supported by the Ministry of Education and Education Malaysia especially since Malaysia is the host country for this year.
Ms Jayvien Lau and Mr Tung with a team from Ministry of Education.
Additionally, the global mobility team also participated in the conference reception hosted by Finland, Belgium and Australia.
Ms Lisa Lim with H.E. Mr. Pascal Grégoire, Ambassador of Belgium in Malaysia.