Strengthening the Collaboration with Partners in Southeast Asia

On 28 and 29 June 2018, the South East Asia Center of the FHNW School of Business hosted the Board meeting and Scientific Committee meeting of the Swiss-ASEAN Learning and Teaching (SALT) association in Olten.

The Swiss-ASEAN Learning and Teaching association is a registered not-for-profit association, which aims to promote the sharing of diverse research works, teaching and learning practices among academics and practitioners worldwide, specifically in the field of sustainable development. Representatives from various universities in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines participated in the programme.


The SALT delegation and their hosts at FHNW in Olten (photo: Tanja Vogel).

Signing of Memoranda of Understanding

During the delegation’s stay at FHNW School of Business, two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) were signed:

The MoU between San Beda University (Philippines) and FHNW School of Business has three aims:

  1. Academic activities such as short-term student exchanges, short-term faculty visits, and class observations;
  2. research activities such as sharing resources and know-how, conduct of surveys, presentations, publications, and company visits;
  3. identifying and promoting other areas of educational cooperation.


Rev. Fr. Aloysius Ma. A. Maranan (San Beda University, left) and Prof. Dr. Ruedi Nützi (FHNW School of Business, right) sign the MoU (photo: Tanja Vogel).

The MoU between the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (UEH) and the FHNW School of Business seeks to enable cooperation in two fields:

  1. Co-supersivsors from FHNW School of Business for MSc and PhD programmes at UEH;
  2. Teaching by FHNW School of Business lecturers in MSc and PhD programmes at UEH.


Prof. Dr. Nguyen Trong Hoai (UEH, left) and Prof. Dr. Ruedi Nützi (FHNW School of Business, right) sign the MoU (photo: Corinne Köpfli).

Scientific Workshop and Connect-Us Conference 2019

During two intensive days, the participants of the scientific workshop evaluated SALT activities in 2018 and discussed further potential academic cooperation opportunities among SALT member universities. A main focus was the outline of the next Connect-Us Conference.

The Connect-Us Conference is an international conference organised by the Swiss–ASEAN Learning and Teaching association. The conference aims to gather academics, researchers, scientists, community development practitioners, policy makers, youth groups, and all stakeholders to deliberate on issues and challenges affecting the sustainable development of society.

Notably, Swiss-ASEAN Learning and Teaching recognises that societal problems which remain unchecked and unmanaged can weaken, threaten, or even destroy society. It is deemed timely to continuously raise the awareness and involvement of stakeholders, experts and strategists on the importance and urgency of sharing, contributing knowledge in sustaining inclusive development of society. Furthermore, it seeks to document approaches, practices, policies and strategies utilised in various levels and contexts to address and attain the development goals.

The theme of the upcoming conference is digital transformation, specifically its impact on education, business and management, society and ethics, and innovation and technology. The second Connect-Us Conference will take place on October 9 – 10, 2019 in Malaysia and will he hosted by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

A look back at the Connect-us Conference 2017 (please note that the video will not be displayed in Internet Explorer).

The meetings of SALT closed with a visit to ETH in Zürich where ETH global discussed possible sources of funding for Southeast Asia. We are looking forward to further collaboration with our partners in Southeast Asia.

List of Participants

SALT:

  • Rev. Fr. Aloysius Ma. A. Maranan, San Beda University, Philippines
  • Dr. Tita Evasco-Branzuela, San Beda University, Philippines
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ha Thi Thieu Dao, Banking University Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Prof. Dr. Nguyen Trong Hoai, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Dr. Nguyen Nhat Hanh, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Prof. Dr. Nordin Bin Yahaya, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. Mohamad Syazli Fathi, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Ir. Dr. Syuhaida Ismail, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. Yunieta Anny Nainggoian, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

FHNW:

  • Prof. Dr. Ruedi Nützi, FHNW School of Business
  • Prof. Dr. Rolf Schaeren, FHNW School of Business
  • Dr. Teresa L. Freiburghaus, FHNW School of Business
  • Ms. Corinne Koepfli, FHNW School of Business
  • Prof. Dr. Beat Hulliger, FHNW School of Business
  • Prof. Dr. Mathias Binswanger, FHNW School of Business
  • Ms. Irene Diez, FHNW School of Business
  • Prof. Andreas Reber, FHNW School of Business
  • Prof. Dr. Anya Nikoulina FHNW School of Business
  • Prof. Dr. Raoul Waldburger, FHNW School of Engineering
  • Prof. Rainer Schnaidt, FHNW School of Engineering

Further Information

Website of SALT

Website of the South East Asia Center of the FHNW School of Business

Contact

Dr. Teresa Freiburghaus

teresa.freiburghaus@fhnw.ch

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