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Joined by 250 universities in 25 Countries and Regions worldwide, The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning's (ASAIHL) annual conference will be held at Soka University - Held in Japan for the first time -

Press release   •   Mar 16, 2018 05:38 UTC

The 2018 ASAIHL Conference will be held from March 26th to March 28th (Supported by: MEXT, Hachioji City) at Soka University (Hachioji City, Tokyo / President: Yoshihisa Baba). ASAIHL was founded in 1956 as a non-governmental organization to assist member institutions to strengthen themselves through mutual self-help and to achieve international distinction in teaching, research and public service. An international organization, 25 countries and regions including Europe and North America are represented. There are also 5 representatives from Japan: Soka University, Kyoto University, Hiroshima University, Keio University, and University of the Ryukyus.
It will be the first time the annual conference will be held in Japan.

With the theme "Higher Education for Diversity and Global Citizenship", the main speakers will be Dr. Kimura Tsutomu, advisor of the National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education, Vice Chancellor of Kyung Hee University in Korea; and Dr. William Gaudelli, professor of Teachers College Columbia University in the USA. Furthermore, 113 researchers related to Higher Learning will give speeches at various sessions.

[Research theme of the speakers]
1) Pedagogy for Student-Centered Teaching
2) Technology Innovation in Education for Creating New Learning Spaces
3) Transforming Knowledge into Wisdom Toward Peace

[Event Details]
- Date and Time
Monday March 26th, 2018 9am to Wednesday March 28th, 1pm

- Venue
Soka University Global Square (1-236 Tangi-machi, Hachioji City, Tokyo; 15 minutes by bus from JR Hachioji station)

- Program
Monday, March 26th 10:50am-11:50am
Keynote speaker Professor Tsutomu Kimura
Tuesday, March 27th 9am-9:40am
Keynote speaker Professor William Gaudelli

- Participants
Researchers of University and/or Higher Education(Application in advance)

- Language

- Past Conferences
Held at Universiti Putra, Malaysia; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; National Taiwan University, Taiwan

If you wish to cover the conference, please fill out the attached file "application form" by Friday March 23rd through email (