UTP Hosts ASEAN Student Forum On Cybersecurity, STEM & Waste Mgmt

Last update: 17/09/2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 (Bernama) -- Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) recently hosted the fourth ASEAN Student Forum 2019 (ASF 2019) discussing issues related to cyber security, human capital in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and waste management.

The forum was aimed at enhancing integration and cooperation among ASEAN youths as well as nurturing future leaders through youth empowerment.

Themed 'Advancing Partnership for Sustainability’, the event was organised by UTP ASEAN Students Association (UTP ASA), supported by Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Education Ministry, with Yayasan UTP as the main sponsor, UTP said in a statement today.

Officiated by Perak Youth, Sports and Human Development Committee Chairman, Howard Lee Chuan How, the yearly held event saw participation from more than 60 delegates from 13 ASEAN Plus Three nations.  

“The four-day forum beginning August 27 also provided a platform for youths to discuss, debate and design solutions to issues faced by ASEAN countries,” it said.  

In addition, the forum helped to strengthen UTP's networking and collaboration with its other ASEAN counterparts to support the university´s mission towards becoming a globally prominent university.

The UTP ASA was established in 2016 with the aim to boost ties between ASEAN students and integrate different ASEAN communities into a one diversified entity.

Since its establishment, UTP ASA has discussed on varied topics related to social, environment, politics, economy and media with the participation of more than 700 youths.