International Architecture Webinars between UTM Architecture Program & Prominent Global Universities

Prepared by: The Director of Architecture Program, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alice Sabrina Ismail

The UTM Architecture Program has successfully conducted five series of International Architecture Webinars online.

The webinars gathered prominent experts from the architecture field and related design disciplines to discuss a wide range of issues faced by the present societies from different continents.

These five webinar series was conducted on the 1st November 2021 (1st Webinar Series); 15th November 2021 (2nd Webinar Series); 23rd November 2021 (3rd Webinar Series); 20th December 2021 (4th Webinar Series), and 28th December 2021 (5th Webinar Series).

These five Webinar Series involved five lecturers from the program of Architecture UTM and ten lecturers from five universities representing four countries: Indonesia, India, United Kingdom and Spain.

These five universities are Vellore Institute of Technology and Sasi Creative School of Architecture, Chennai, India; University of Alicante, Spain; Sheffield University, United Kingdom and Universitas Tanjungpura, Kalimantan, Indonesia.

These five international webinar series have attracted many audiences and participants worldwide, locally and abroad, providing new exposure and knowledge dimension discussing real-life matters faced by developed and well-developed nations.

An estimation of thousand participants attended these five online webinar series. The responses were optimistic and overwhelming.

Each webinar series session, which took about 4 hours, did impact the architecture students and triggered new thinking approaches for them to have intelligent design solutions.

This activity increases collaboration and peers learning among students and academicians, which is valuable in building linkages and strengthening the relationship between the UTM architecture program and prominent international universities.

Positive feedbacks given by the participants motivate the UTM Architecture program to organize more international webinar series in the future.