2 - 12 August (with optional tour post-USP on 12 -15 August)
"Developing Future Global Leaders of the Pacific Rim: The Different Facets of Leadership"
A total of 54 students from 17 APRU member universities participated in this year's Undergraduate Summer Program (USP) hosted by the University of Malaya's (UM) International Student Centre.
Focusing on the different facets of leadership and various immersion activities, the 10-day program engaged students in dynamic lectures and panel discussions on:
- Governance and Public Policy;
- Leadership in Non-Government Institutions;
- Leadership in the Financial Sector;
- Student Leadership, Empowerment and Community Engagement; and
- Women and Leadership, among others.
These were conducted by UM senior faculty and external guest speakers from the government, private sector and non-government institutions.
Participants listen to a fellow student during a lecture session.
Prior to the lectures and panel discussions, a program orientation was conducted on 3 August. An introduction to the USP and UM was presented by Madam Zarina Zainol Abidin, Director of UM's International Student Centre and Ms Cheryl Torrado, APRU Program Director (Global Leadership). This was followed by an opening ceremony in the evening whereby UM Vice Chancellor Professor Dato' Dr Mohd Amin Jalaludin and APRU Secretariat Director Ms Margaret Leong welcomed all student participants, and UM senior leaders and faculty. Performances featuring Malaysia's racial and cultural diversity, and introduction by the students were also highlights of the opening ceremony.