12th UTM University Presidents Forum 2022

“Reshaping Ideas and Practices in International Higher Education: Towards Sustainable Development for the World and Humanity”

UTM via collaborative works with ATU-Net, will be organising its 12th UTM University Presidents Forum 2022 physically at UTM Kuala Lumpur campus from 1 to 3 November 2022. Themed, “Reshaping Ideas and Practices in International Higher Education: Towards Sustainable Development for the World and Humanity”, UTM-UPF2022 aims to explore and share fresh ideas and best practices to facilitate the reshaping of international higher education in Asia and beyond, towards sustainable development as well as crafting innovative solutions foreseeing challenges affecting the future world and humanity.

The key highlight of the UTM-UPF2022 is the congregation of university leaders from all over the world to dissect and deliberate on the roles and responsibilities of higher education in nation building from a wide range of standpoints in the Keynote Addresses and Panel Discussions covering three sub-themes.

It will also showcase the Ambassador Global Lecture (AGL) and Networking Session. The UTM-UPF2022 shall resume as a face-to-face event encouraging a more intimate and meaningful discussion among university leaders and respective participants.

DAY 1 : 1 November 2022 (Tuesday)

12:00 – 12:30 ATU-Net Members Registration
14:00 – 15 :30 10th ATU-Net Board Meeting
16:00 – 17:00 UTM Campus Tour
19:30 – 21:15 UTM UPF 2022 Welcoming Dinner
DAY 2 : 2 November 2022 (Wednesday)
09:00 – 09:30 Opening Ceremony
09:30 – 10:00 Forum Session I : Keynote Speakers
10:50 – 11:50 Panel Discussion Session I
14:00 – 14: 50 Forum Session II : Keynote Speakers
14:50 – 15:50 Panel Discussion Session II
15:50 – 16:30 Agreement Signing Ceremony
16:30 – 17:30 Networking Hi-Tea
DAY 3 : 3 November 2022 (Thursday)
09:10 – 09:30 Forum Session III: Keynote Speakers
10:30 – 11:30 Ambassador Global Lecture : H.E. Dr Justin Lee, The Australian High Commissioner. to Malaysia
11:30 – 14:00 Closing Ceremony
14:00 – 19:00 Kuala Lumpur Excursion


  • Global Research Trends for Sustainable Development Goals Empowerment;

  • The Role of University Leadership in Driving Societal Impact and Protecting the Sovereignty of Higher Education;

  • Creating Synergies through International Partnerships and Cooperation in Higher Education.

University Leaders from around the world including Presidents/ Rectors/ Vice Chancellors are welcome to UTM-UPF 2022.

Registration deadline extended to 23 October 2022

UTM UPF 2022 Countdown








For more details, contact us :
UPF Secretariat
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)