13th UTM University Presidents Forum 2023

“Innovating Solutions : Expanding Horizons”

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia has organized its 13th UTM University Presidents Forum 2023 in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia from 8 to 10 August 2023. Themed, “Innovating Solutions: Expanding Horizons”, UTM-UPF2023 aims to provide common ground for best practices and disseminate cutting-edge strategies that can catalyze the transformation of global higher education outlooks. This involves championing innovative solutions geared towards proactively responding to emerging trends and effectively surmounting challenges central to the higher education sector.

The main agenda is convening global university leaders to scrutinize and introspectively examine higher education’s diverse roles and obligations in developing nations. This is viewed through various lenses showcased in the Keynote Sessions and Panel Discussions encompassing the sub-themes. This year’s iteration of UTM-UPF2023 will present a unique platform, the Presidents’ Round Table, comprising the participation of all attending university leaders.

As the secretariat, UTM International emphasized UTM-UPF2023 as a shared forum for university leaders to confront and discuss contemporary concerns in higher education and establish strategy and action plans to increase collaboration and cooperation among participating participants in universities.


DAY 1 : 8 August 2023 (Tuesday)


15:00 – 17:00 Registration & Hotel Check-in
20:00 – 22:00 UTM-UPF 2023 Welcoming Dinner
DAY 2 : 9 August 2023 (Wednesday)


09:00 – 09:30 Opening Ceremony
09:30 – 10:00 Keynote Address
10:30 – 11:30 Panel Session I
11:30 – 12:10 Moving Forward Action Plan (Break-out Session)
14:10 – 14: 50 Keynote Sessions I & II
14:50 – 15: 50 Panel Session II
15:50 – 16:10 Collaboration Exchange Session
16:10 – 17:00 Networking Hi-Tea


DAY 3 : 10 August 2023 (Thursday)
09:10 – 09:50 Keynote Sessions III & IV
10:05 – 12:10 UTM-UPF 2023 Presidents’ Roundtable
Workshop on Collaborating for Global Impact: International Matching Grant Program
12:10 – 12:30 Closing Ceremony
14:00 – 17:00 Excursion to UTM Campus / Labs


  • Innovating Solutions: Expanding ASEAN-Europe Higher Education Horizon

  • Innovating Solutions: Research Fostering Humanities

  • Innovating Solutions: Anchoring Digital Natives for Future Leadership

UTM is honored to receive the attendance of the Presidents, Vice-Chancellors, Rector, and leaders of a higher institution to this prestigious event. This forum is also attended by the Director of the International Office, Dean and Director of Research Office and Faculty Member from all over the world.

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For more details, contact us :
UPF Secretariat

UTM International
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)