Welcoming address from Vice-Chancellor




Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Bin Omar
UTM Vice-Chancellor

Greetings from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)!

UTM University Presidents Forum is now back in ninth edition! The 9th UTM University Presidents Forum (UPF) 2017 will be held on 8th until 10th of August 2017 at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Johor Bahru with the theme “Institutional Sustainability : Meeting Challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution”.

The 9th UPF will convene university leaders to deliberate on the role of higher education in meeting the challenges of the 4th industrial revolution. The conference will discuss various standpoints looking into how institution of higher learning can best respond or adapt to the massive cultural and social changes brought by the 4th industrial revolution. This will include keynote addresses, panel discussions and presentations.

We have invited a number of University Presidents from our partner universities representing different regions of the world to share their perspectives and experiences in developing international partnerships including:

  • National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
  • Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Southampton University, United Kingdom
  • Tokyo City University, Japan
  • Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia

As the Vice-Chancellor, it is my honor and pleasure to invite you to the event. We are looking forward for your participation in 9th UTM University Presidents Forum.

Yours sincerely,

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia