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2009 SATU Steering Comittee

    The 2009 Annual Steering Committee Meeting and E-classroom Mobility International Program Workshop of the Presidents’ Forum of Southeast and South Asia and Taiwan Universities (abbr. SATU Presidents’ Forum) successfully convened at National Cheng Kung University on November 12-13, 2009. Nearly twenty university Presidents and representatives engaged in discussion and sharing about e-classrooms and the newly developed International curriculum on economic, social, and environmental sustainable development. During this time the two year calendar of events of SATU was explored, as well as the future development and direction of our organization.

    All attendees agreed that the proposed International curriculum on Sustainable Development Practice is an applaudable effort on NCKU and SATU’s part and graciously shared their input and ideas for shaping the program.     The SATU International Secretariat will focus on its’ expansion of members in India in the upcoming year. The steering committee members unanimously agreed that they would like to somehow have a closer link to Indian universities because of India’s growing importance in the global arena. If SATU is successful in this endeavor, it could become a vital platform for all the members to interact with Indian universities.     Among the ideas explored during the Annual Steering Committee Meeting, emphasis was still placed on Industry-Academia Collaboration. Moreover, with the proposed launch of the International Curriculum, students may have the unique opportunity to have an international panel of advisors from our member universities.     Potential themes for the upcoming Biennial SATU Presidents’ Forum (Fall 2010) are research cooperation, climate changes, food security, science technology policy, and extinguishing natural disasters.     SATU continually aims to become a distinct and irreplaceable organization within the Asia Pacific region.

Group Photo

From left to right: Prof. H. Jenny Su, Prof. Shi-Lin Chang, Prof. Ahmad Mustapa Shukri Kamal, Prof. Nguyen Huu Duc, Fr. Bienvenido Nebres, Prof. Soranit Siltharm, Prof. Le Tuan Anh, Prof. Azman Ahmad, Prof. Syed Azhar b. Syed Sulaiman, Prof. Muhammad Anis, Academician Michael M.C. Lai, Prof. Djoko Santoso, Prof. Emerlinda Roman, Prof. Chatchai Ratanachai, Prof. Le Quang Minh, Prof. Vincent Pang, Fr. Carlos Cenzon, Prof. Tso-Chien Pan, Dr. Hjh Rosnah Ismail, SEVP Da-Hsuan Feng.

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