NETWORK & ALLIANCES
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is a member institution of and is actively participating in international networks and alliances as follows:
1. Asia Technological University Network (ATU-Net)
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.
2. ASEAN Learning Network (ALN)
The ASEAN Learning Network (ALN) was launched in February 2009, at the International Conference on Intercultural Management to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in Bandung. The Network’s founding members include Bandung Institute of Technology, Banking University of Ho Chi Minh City, San Beda College, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, and Asia Research Centre. Members of this Network collaborate to further the Context-Based approach to Management Teaching, Research and Practice-Training in Asia. As of 1 January 2018, there are currently sixteen member institutions in ALN.
3. Asia-Oceania Five Universities Alliance
This alliance was established by the proposal of Tokyo City University in 2018 with the aim of contributing to the further development of the rapidly growing Asia-Oceania region by building an international education and research system and promoting the development of global human resources that can play an active role in the world. Through exchanges of faculty and staff, exchanges of undergraduate and graduate students, joint research, and information exchange at the five universities, it is expected that international exchanges that contribute to strengthening global human resource development in the Asia-Oceania region will flourish.
4. Asia-Pacific University – Community Engagement Network (APUCEN)
Asia-Pacific University-Community Engagement Network (APUCEN) is a regional network of academic institutions of higher learning concerned with promoting the culture of university-community engagement in a proactive, inclusive, holistic and participatory way APUCEN is motivated by the belief that institutions of higher learning and the community can collaborate to generate ideas on how to improve the quality of life of the society in the Asia Pacific region.
5. ASEAN University Network / South East Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net)
AUN/SEED-Net was officially established as a sub-network under the auspices of ASEAN University Network (AUN) in 2001 from leaders’ initiatives derived at earlier meetings related to ASEAN – Japan Summit.
Full operation of AUN/SEED-Net Project started in 2003 with main support from the Japanese Government through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Member Institutions (MIs) and Member Governments. The network of AUN/SEED-Net is composed of 26 Member Institutions from 10 ASEAN countries selected from leading institutions in respective countries. Project activities have been implemented by the Member Institutions and AUN/SEED-Net Secretariat with support from 14 leading Japanese Supporting Universities and JICA Project for AUN/SEED-Net.
6. ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA)
The AUN is a network widely recognised as a vital mechanism for the build-up of an active and renowned ASEAN community in higher education. Given such importance, the AUN was highly commended by the Meeting of Ministers for Education in ASEAN Countries for its achievements in upgrading the capacity of ASEAN human resources and enhancing the quality of education of the AUN member universities. With the strengths and expertise of our members, the AUN can play a major role in broadening the integration of the ten ASEAN countries, into one cohesive ASEAN Community and narrowing the development gap among them, which are ultimate goals of ASEAN.
7. Belt and Road Architectural University International Consortium (BRAUIC)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia has been a partner for Erasmus+ University; Masaryk University, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Middle East Technical University, University of Tartu, Pamukkale University, and University Politechnique de Madrid. This means that the University is able to participate in European programmes (with approval of grant) , send students and staff members to, and receive students and staff from higher education institutions across Europe on study, training, teaching or work shadowing visits (provided that the institution is also in receipt of the Erasmus University Charter).
9. Eurasian Universities Union (EURAS)
EURAS is a non-profit international association, promoting cooperation among over 110 universities from all across the West and Central Europe, Balkans, Caucasus, Middle East as well as the whole of Asia and working for the global advancement of educational standards in the Eurasian region.
Being the cradle of all known civilizations and having the 2/3 of all the world population, the Eurasian region thus represents a center of excellence in terms of educational developments and cultural flows. By building an international educational platform for regional universities, EURAS serves its members as a gateway to reach the best educational services worldwide.
10. EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUROCHAM MALAYSIA)
EUROCHAM Malaysia has been established since 1993 as chamber of chambers by several European Union (EU) bilateral chambers of commerce. It is the aim of the chamber to be the united voice of the EU business community in Malaysia as well as to facilitate trade and investment between Europe and Malaysia. With our goal to bolster business alliances for a prosperous EU-Malaysia partnership, we take pride in our diverse membership based on the EU bilateral chambers of commerce, associated chambers as well as direct corporate members from Europe and Malaysia.
11. Global Technology Initiative (GTI) Consortium
Enhance the pace of quality education, nurture and supply human resources, create an innovative culture, and strengthen industrial competitiveness. To realize these objectives, the Association will highlight international collaborations between universities and companies based in Southeast Asia, facilitate discussions on industrial on-site issues and social issues, including environmental concerns and disaster prevention measures arising from global project based learning (PBL) and international collaborative research studies.
12. Indonesia-Malaysia Research Consortium (I’MRC)
I’M Research Consortium (Indonesia-Malaysia Research Consortium) is the Indonesia-Malaysia network of research-intensive universities and institution, working together to foster institutional innovation through research-inspired teaching and learning, student mobility, connecting our students and staff, and wider advocacy for internationalisation.
All I’M Research Consortium member institutions are research-led, comprehensive universities providing a strong quality assurance framework to the network’s activities.
13. Japanese University Consortium (JUC)
Founded in 2020, the Japan University Consortium (JUC) currently consists of 16 members (National, Private, American) who work together to give access to information about study options and systems in Japan as well as their own institutions. The consortium produces a number of events each year, in addition to helping represent the country of Japan within professional organizations around the world. JUC has created this website as a resource for all students, parents, teachers and counselors who wish to learn more about studying in Japan at one of the JUC member institutions.
14. Malaysia-France University Centre (MFUC)
Education is one of the main sectors of the French-Malaysian co-operation. Malaysia emphasises on education as it would surely be the keystone to the development of its future economy. Thus, education is a priority to Malaysia with the first budget of the government with more than 20% of the budget. This priority is known as the knowledge-economy or k-economy. With 21 public universities, 23 private and 5 International University campuses, the Malaysian government has decided to diversify its collaborations. Thanks to the wide range of French educational offer and to the reputation of competencies in many fields from arts to sciences, Malaysia is very keen to develop more and more collaborations with France.
Mevlana Exchange Programme is a programme which aims the exchange of students and academic staff between the Turkish higher education institutions and higher education institutions of other countries.
16. Presidents’ Forum of Southeast and South Asia and Taiwan Universities (SATU Presidents’ Forum)
As the Southeast Asian region has been facing critical challenges in their economic, societal, and political sectors, there has been a need to gather experts and educators to exchange ideas and face shared challenges. The excellence of universities is an important key to enhance a nation’s competitiveness. Therefore, President Chiang Kao of the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan, together with the Presidents of prestigious universities of Southeast Asian countries initiated the “Presidents’ Forum of Southeast Asia and Taiwan Universities” (abbreviated as SATU Presidents’ Forum) in the year 2003. This forum provides a venue for academics to share their valuable experiences to improve higher education and international cooperation in the region. The International Secretariat of the SATU Presidents’ Forum, which includes the two subsections named Academic Exchange Subcommittee and Industry Academia Collaboration Subcommitte, has been established at NCKU to coordinate and to promote the related activities.
17. Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research Network (ProSPER.Net)
ProSPER.Net is an alliance of leading universities in the Asia-Pacific region that are committed to integrating sustainable development into postgraduate courses and curricula. The network, dubbed ProSPER.Net: Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research Network, is developing a new generation of leaders who can best tackle global sustainability challenges in the face of rapid environmental degradation. By changing the way higher education institutions teach students about sustainability, ProSPER.Net improves the ways in which future professionals manage sustainability issues across a wide variety of disciplines.
ProSPER.Net was founded in June 2008 within the framework of a broader international agenda that recognizes the importance of education and research to help build a more sustainable future. There are currently 52 members, spread throughout Asia-Pacific, that have strong education and research programmes dedicated to sustainable development and related fields. Together, they work towards a common cause: creating multi-disciplinary solutions – including education and research programmes – to respond to a wide range of sustainable development challenges.
18. South East Asian Technical University Consortium (SEATUC)
The SEATUC has been established since May 2006 to enhance multilateral academic collaborations among the following eight universities in Asian countries.
19. Swiss-ASEAN Learning and Teaching (SALT) Association
Swiss–ASEAN Learning and Teaching (SALT) Association was established in Olten, Switzerland on 27 May 2016 in accordance with Article 60 ff. ZGB of the Swiss Code. SALT is a non-governmental and not-for-profit association, which aims to promote the sharing of researching, learning, and teaching knowledge among academics, researchers, and practitioners in Europe and ASEAN through strategic collaborations.
20. The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) was founded in 1956 as a non-governmental organization at a meeting in Bangkok of the heads of eight state universities in Southeast Asia. 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. In so doing, the institutions contribute strength to their respective nations and to the entire region. Specifically, the Association exists to foster the development of the institutions themselves, the cultivation of a sense of regional identity and interdependence and liaison with other regional and international organizations concerned with research and teaching.
21. University Alliance of the Silk Road (UASR)
The UASR (University Alliance of the Silk Road) is a non-governmental and non-profit organization aimed at openness and international cooperation in higher education. Embracing the spirit of the Silk Road– ‘peace and friendship, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual benefit’, UASR vows to build collaborative platforms in higher education and foster regional openness and synergies. The UASR will advance institutional exchanges and partnerships on the Silk Road routes in regards to talent education, scientific research, cultural dissemination, policy studies, and medical service etc. The UASR will also step up understanding and friendship between young peoples, foster quality and rounded talents with international visions, and stimulate economies enclosed on the Silk Road Economic Belt as well as the Eurasian region.
In January 2015, XJTU initiated UASR together with its partner universities. On May 22nd, the alliance was officially established in Xi’an. The representative members issued the Xi’an Declaration. Till now, more than 150 universities from 37 countries and regions have participated into the alliance which is a global educational platform.
22. World Technological University Network (WTUN)
The World Technology Universities Network is a network of global technology universities committed to undertaking cutting-edge, challenge-led research with direct benefits to people and society, and providing education for the next generation of global citizens who will have to respond to the world’s 21st century challenges.
Technology universities are at the heart of the 21st century information revolution, with countries worldwide competing aggressively to build knowledge economies.
UTM is also a member of the following networks that concentrate mainly on student mobility:
- ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS)
- University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP)
- Global Engineering Education Exchange (GE3)
- Global Education for Engineers and Entrepreneurs (GE4)
- European Union Support to Higher Education (SHARE)
UTM is also actively participating in associations, including the following:
- Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE)
- European Association for International Education (EAIE)
- National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA)