Prepared by: AP. Dr. Rossilah Jamil
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and the University of Mindanao, Philippines had recently hosted a virtual student research forum on May 18th, 2021, with the theme “Cultivating Resilience and Innovation in Business and Education”. The objective was to provide an avenue for faculty and student researchers from both universities to share their research findings and practices that will promote opportunities for research collaborations.
The forum was timely and relevant as we move forward towards the new normal (post-Covid era) with positivity and optimism. The convergence and sharing of ideas within the scientific community are highly needed to cope with the upfront challenges.
The event had brought together two plenary speakers and four students from both institutions. Azman Hashim International Business School (AHIBS), UTM was represented by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rosmini Omar who shared about her experience in leading Erasmus-funded research projects and the role of business schools in the Covid era. Whereas, Ms. Murni Zarina Mohamed Razali, a PhD student at AHIBS shared her research on sustainability learning in Malaysian organizations.
The forum was broadcasted live on Facebook and has received much interests from both countries and elsewhere with close to 2,000 views. The recording can be found here: https://bit.ly/3oEpTWZ.
Congratulations to the organizing committee at the Professional Schools of the University of Mindanao, and UTM International for the event’s success. The forum marks an inaugural collaboration between the two institutions and has opened up dialogues for future activities.