8th Regional APUCEN Council Meeting

Universiti Utara Malaysia, Kedah, Malaysia   I  05 June 2016

The 8th Regional APUCEN Council Meeting was held at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Kedah on 5th June 2016.  Various agendas pertaining to the direction of APUCEN, along with its cooperation in community involvement at the international level, were discussed at the meeting.

The meeting was chaired by Professor Dato’ Dr. Omar Osman, the President of APUCEN, the 8th Regional APUCEN Council Meeting was attended by 13 delegates from 9 Education Institutions including Prof. Dato’ Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, the Vice-Chancellor of UUM.  Among the other delegates present were representatives from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Thammasat University (Thailand), Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP), Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan (Brunei), and Kyoto University of Foreign Studies (Japan).

Among the issues discussed was APUCEN Trust Fund, where the council members mutually agreed to place such fund under USM Bursary and to be managed by the APUCEN Secretariat.  In addition, the President emphasized on the importance of community-based research (CBR) and proposed a workshop on CBR to be held with the help of facilitators from Chiang Mai University (Thailand).  The workshop was proposed to be held in September 2016.

Before commencing of the meeting, the delegates were taken to a site visit around UUM Sintok campus, in conjunction with”2016 Discover UUM Year”. The host also shared its Corporate Social Responsibility programme, entitled Junior Golf Programme, where primary school students are being exposed to the game of golf, coached by a group Golf Association Golfers, UUM partner.