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On September 1–2 the City of Vladivostok is honoured to be hosting the 1st Russia — ASEAN University Forum. The co-organizers of the Forum are Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) and Far Eastern Federal University.
The University Forum will bring together 140 government officials, rectors and academics from the best Russian and ASEAN Universities (the latter primarily from the ASEAN University Network), prominent business figures and representatives of mass media.
Taking place soon after the ASEAN — Russia Summit in Sochi (May 19–20) and immediately preceding East Russia Economic Forum (September 2–3), the University Forum will give a new impetus to Russia — ASEAN educational and academic cooperation. The Forum discussions will cover the overall dynamic of Russia — ASEAN relations, including the prospects of enhancing our interactions in such spheres as regional security, economy, education, science, technology and innovations, energy and energy efficiency.
Throughout the day
Arrival of participants
Transfer to the university hotel
Excursion to Vladivostok
Venue: Sredniy hall, Far Eastern Federal University campus, Russky island
APEC Junior Education Meeting (AJEM)
Session 1 ‘Second Track Dialogue on Security Issues: Contributions of ASEAN and Russian Experts and Scholars’
- Tan Sri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan, Press Chairman of The New Straits Times, Malaysia
- Feodor Voytolovsky, Deputy Director for International Politics of Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations of Russian Academy of Sciences
- Mohd Yusof Ahmad, professor of the University Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
- Marissa Maricosa Paderon, Director of European Studies Program of Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
- Vladimir Kolotov, Head of the Far East History Department
Faculty of Asian and African Studies of Saint Petersburg State University
- Ekaterina Koldunova, Deputy Dean of Political Science Faculty, expert of ASEAN Center of MGIMO University
- Segey Sevastianov, Director of Scientific Laboratory of Regional and International Studies School of FEFU
- Dmitry Mosyakov, Head of Research Center of South East Asia, Australia and Oceania of the Institute of Oriental Studies of Russian Academy of Sciences
Session 2 ‘Ecology and Biosecurity: Russia-ASEAN Cooperation’
- Ruslan Aliev, Head of International Complex Problems of Natural Resources Use and Ecology Department of MGIMO University
- Gennady Onishchenko, Head of Human Ecology and Environmental Hygiene Department of Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University
- Victoria Lelu Sabon, Director of Global Business Strategy Center of Surya University, Indonesia
- Mikhail Shchelkanov, Head of Laboratory of Microbial Ecology of FEFU
- Andrei Avramenko, Professor of International Complex Problems of Natural Resources Use and Ecology Department, MGIMO University
- Gregory Kim, Rector of Far Eastern State Technical Fisheries University
- Valentin Stonik, Director of Elyakov Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of Russian Academy of Science
- Andrey Kalinin, Director of Somov Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology
Session 3 ‘Russia and ASEAN: Opportunities for Business and Business Education’
- Yaroslav Lisovolik, Chief Economist of Eurasian Development Bank
- Angelika Mirzoeva, Director of School of Business and International Proficiency of MGIMO University
- Boris Stupnitskiy, President of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Primorsky Krai
- Huynh Minh Chinh, Consul General of Vietnam in Vladivostok
- Le Quan, Vice-president of Vietnam National University
- Elena Gafforova, Director of School of Economics and Management of FEFU
- Vladimir Glazkov, Vice-Rector of Moscow State University of Railway Engineering
- Donald McKay II, Associate Dean of Forbes School of Business of Ashford University, USA
- Kittipong Kamolthamwong, Assistant to the Rector for General Affairs of Thammasat University, Thailand
Session 1 (continued) ‘Second Track Dialogue on Security Issues: Contributions of ASEAN and Russian Experts and Scholars’
- Norodom Sirivudh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace
- Yong Chanthalangsy, Director General of Institute of Foreign Affairs, Laos
- Victor Sumsky, Director of ASEAN Center of MGIMO University
- Sok Touch, Director General of International Relations Institute of Cambodia
- Artem Lukin, Deputy Director for Research of Regional and International Studies School of FEFU
- Tan See Seng, Head of Research of the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies of the Faculty of International Relations of Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore
- Evgeny Kanaev, Expert of the Center for Asia-Pacific Studies of Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations of Russian Academy of Sciences
- Termsak Chalermpalanupap, Research Fellow of ASEAN Center Studies of ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore
- Chaw Chaw Sein, Head of International Relations Department of University of Yangon, Myanmar
- Semen Korotich, Research Fellow Regional and International Studies School of FEFU
Session 4 ‘World of Culture and World of Universities’
- Alexander Zubritsky, Director of the Far Eastern Branch of Russkiy Mir Foundation
- Mohd Khair Ngadiron, Managing Director of Malaysian National Institute of Translation and Books
- Vladimir Medinskiy, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation
- Noranit Setabutr, President of University Council of Tammasat University, Thailand
- U-Wei Bin Haji Saari, Film Director, Producer, Scriptwriter, Malaysia
- Ahmad Fahrurodji, Head of Russian Studies Program, University of Indonesia
- Irina Cherepovskaya, Director of Russian Language and Culture Center of FEFU
- Alessio Russo, Head of Laboratory of Urban and Landscape Design of the School of Arts, Culture and Sports of FEFU
- Teo Siew Yean, Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Brunei Darussalam
- Alexander Sokolovsky, Professor of Regional and International Research School of FEFU
- Roman Novikov, Russian Language Professor of Yangon University of Foreign Languages, Myanmar
Session 5 ‘Medical Education, Sports and Promotion of Healthy Life Style’
- Alexander Karelin, State Duma of the Russian Federation Delegate, Olympic Champion
- Niwes Nantachit, President of Chiang Mai University, Thailand
- Zaw Wai Soe, Rector of the University of Medicine 1 Yangon, Myanmar
- Valentin Shumatov, Rector of PacificState Medical University
- Boris Geltser, Director of Fundamental and Clinical Medicine Department of FEFU
- Teoh Seng Lee, Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in Penang, Malaysia
- Vinay Saldanha, Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia of UNAIDS, Switzerland
- Alena Peryshkina, Director of the Foundation ‘AIDS Infoshare’
- Vladimir Kutyrev, Director of the Russian Research Anti-Plague Institute ‘Microbe’
Session 6 ‘Universities and Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovations’
- Nantana Gajaseni, Executive Director of the ASEAN University Network
- Victor Gorchakov, Chairman of Primorsky Krai Legislative Assembly
- Ilham Habibie, Director of Institute for Democracy Through Science And Technology, Indonesia
- Noorsaadah Abdul Rahman, Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation of the University of Malaya, Malaysia
- Anvir Fatkulin, Vice-Rector for Sciences and Innovations of FEFU
- Noor Azizi Ismail, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovations of University Utara, Malaysia
- Kirill Golokhvast, Director of Research and Education Center for Nanotechnologies of FEFU
- Olga Vorozhbit, First Vice-Rector of Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service
Session 7 ‘University Economy and Management’ (supported by the Association of University Endowments)
- Marina Petrova, Executive Director of MGIMO Endowment Foundation
- Aylin Suntey, Senior Vice-President of ‘Gazprombank’
- Nguyen Tien Dung, Rector of the Universityof Economics and Law, Vietnam
- Artem Malgin, Vice-Rector of MGIMO University
- Nitinant Wisaweisuan, Vice-Rector for International Affairs of Thammasat University, Thailand
- Igor Osipov, Chair of Advisory Board of Endowment Foundation of FEFU
- Svetlana Lavrova, Executive Director of the Endowment Fund of European University at Saint Petersburg
- Eugenia Argunova, Director of Endowment Capital Management Fund of Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University
- Victoria Lelu Sabon, Director of Global Business Strategy Center of Surya University, Indonesia
- Mohamad Farizal Rajemi, Director of International Affairs and Cooperation Center of University Utara, Malaysia
Session 8 ‘The Future of World Energy and Energy Efficiency’
- Valery Salygin, Director of the International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy of MGIMO University
- Anton Inyutsin, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
- Nickolay Rogalev, Rector of National Research University ‘Moscow Power Engineering Institute’
- Bundhit Eua-arporn, President of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
- Konstantin Simonov, First Vice-Rector for International Cooperation and External Communications of Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
- Galina Bogdanovich, Director of Energy Efficiency Center under the First Vice-Rector of FEFU
- Kaoru Maruta, Leading Scientist of the International Laboratory of Energetics of FEFU
Venue: Far Eastern Federal University campus, Russky Island
Ministerial Plenary Session
‘Russia-ASEAN Partnership: Key Areas of Cooperation and Achievements’
Venue: Marine Conference Hall
Rector Anatoly Torkunov (MGIMO University) and Acting President Nikita Anisimov (FEFU) introduce the guests of the Forum
- Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
- Olga Vasilieva, Minister of Science and Education of the Russian Federation
- Vladimir Miklushevskiy, Governor of Primorsky Krai
- Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport of the Kingdom of Cambodia
- Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun, Minister of Education and Sports of Lao PDR
- Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
- Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, Deputy Minister of Education, Thailand
Start of Energy Efficiency Festival #BrighterTogether
‘Russia and ASEAN: Prospects of Educational Integration and Best Practices of University Management’
Venue: Blue Hall
- Artem Malgin, Vice-Rector of MGIMO University
- Victoria Panova, Director of Regional and International Studies School of FEFU
- Somsy Gnophanxay, President of the National University of Laos
- Ilya Rogachev, Director of New Challenges and Threats Departmentof the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
- Sergey Ogay, Rector of Admiral Nevelsky Maritime State University
- Sergey Ivanchenko, President of Pacific National University
- Vera Skorobogatova, Head of Main State Center for Education Evaluation
- Mohd Khair Ngadiron, Managing Director of Malaysian National Institute of Translation and Books
Plenary Session featuring the Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Region
‘Working Together to Prevent Climate Changes, Improve Energy Efficiency and Develop World Energetics’
Throughout the day
Departure of the guests
Russia — ASEAN University Forum will be held on the campus of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) on Russky Island (Vladivostok)
Today, FEFU is the largest institution of higher education in Eastern Russia and one of the most dynamically developing scientific and educational centers in the Asia-Pacific region. More than 40 thousand people are studying here, in 370 areas of training and specialties at all levels of education, including specialist degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, postgraduate studies and doctoral studies programmes.
The campus of FEFU on Russky Island was built in 2012 for the APEC Summit. Today, FEFU is the central site of scientific and business communication between Russian and international expert communities in the Asia-Pacific region.
- What is Russia — ASEAN University Forum?
Russia — ASEAN University Forum is a unique platform for cooperation between rectors and academics from the leading Russian and ASEAN, universities government officials and prominent business figures.
The University Forum is one of the core events to mark the 20th anniversary of the ASEAN — Russia Dialogue Partnership.
The participants will discuss the overall dynamic of Russia — ASEAN relations, including educational topics and the prospects of enhancing our interactions in such spheres as regional security, economy, education, science, technology and innovations, energy and energy efficiency.
- Where will events of the Summit take place?
The main events of the Eastern Economic Forum will take place on September 1–2, 2016 on the campus of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) on Russky Island (Vladivostok).
- How to participate?
To participate in Russia — ASEAN University Forum, you must receive a written invitation issued by the Organizing Committee.
If you would like to take part in the Forum, please complete the registration form on the website in the Registration for Participants section. Applications to participate will be accepted until July 20, 2016.
Applications will be reviewed by the Organizing Committee and, if approved, a written invitation will be sent to the applicant.
- How much does it cost to participate?
Participation in the Forum is free of charge. No registration fee is required.
- How to get a visa?
Foreign participants of the Forum enjoy a simplified procedure of obtaining visas. The Organizing Committee will prepare an official letter of invitation which will be sent directly to the consulate.
Anatoly TorkunovChairman, MGIMO-University Rector, Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Artem MalginDeputy Chairman, Vice-Rector, MGIMO
Victor SumskyDeputy Chairman, Director, ASEAN Centre, MGIMO
Victoria PanovaDeputy Chairman, Director, Institute of Oriental Studies – School of Regional and International Studies, FEFU
Ekaterina KoldunovaExecutive Secretary, Deputy Dean, School of Political Affairs, Senior expert, ASEAN Centre, MGIMO
Alexandra GolubovaHead of Department for Work with Participants, Executive Assistant to Rector, MGIMO
Sergey LavrovMinister of Foreign Affairs of RussiaSergey LavrovMinister of Foreign Affairs of Russia
Born in 1950, Russian.
1972 – graduated from the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Has command of English, French and Sinhalese.
Started his career in 1972 at the Soviet Embassy in Sri Lanka.
1976-1981 – worked in the Department of International Organizations of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
1981-1988 – First Secretary, Counselor and Senior Counselor in the Permanent Representation of the USSR at the UN.
1988-1990 – Deputy Head of the Department of International Economic Relations of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
1990-1992 – Director of the Foreign Ministry’s Department of International Organizations and Global Problems.
1992-1994 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
1994-2004 – Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation at the United Nations.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation since 2004.
Has the rank of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.
Decorated with government awards.
Olga VasilevaMinister of Education and Science of Russia
Vladimir MedinskiyMinister of Culture of Russia
Anatoly TorkunovChairman, MGIMO-University Rector, Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Ambassador Extraordinary and PlenipotentiaryAnatoly TorkunovChairman, MGIMO-University Rector, Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Anatoly Torkunov was born in Russia in 1950. He holds an MA and two doctoral degrees in Political Science from MGIMO-University. Since 1974, he has taught at MGIMO as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor at the Department of Oriental Studies and Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy of Russia. In 2003, he was elected Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and in 2008 he became Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
In 1974–1977, he served as assistant to Rector of MGIMO. In 1977–83, he was Dean and Vice-Rector for External Relations, in 1986–92 — Dean of the School of International Relations, First Vice-Rector and Head of the Department of Oriental Studies. Since 1992, he has served as Rector of MGIMO-University.
In 1971–72 and 1983–86, Anatoly Torkunov served at Soviet Embassies in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the United States of America. He has the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
Prof. Anatoly v. Torkunov is a leading expert on Russian foreign policy, regional subsystems in Asia-Pacific Region and North-Eastern Asia, modern history of Korea, diplomatic history and practice. He is the author of more than 150 research papers, including 9 individual monographs. Several of them were published in the United States, China, South Korea, Japan and other countries. His works made great contribution to historical analysis and Korean studies, developed new conceptual approaches to the settlement of Korean peninsula conflict.
Professor Torkunov also holds positions of the Chairman of the UN Association of Russia; President of the Russian International Studies Association; Member of the Academic Council of the Security Council of the Russian Federation; Member of the Board of the Russian Diplomatic Association; Chairman of the Curricula Development Association of Russian Schools of International Relations. Since 2007, he is Co-Chairman of Russian-Polish Group on Difficult Matters.
Anatoly Torkunov is a member of editorial boards of a number of Russian and international academic journals.
Prof. Anatoly Torkunov is Honorary Citizen of Seoul. He has received top government awards from Russia as well as France, Poland, the Republic of Korea, Bulgaria, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Efim PivovarPresident of Russian State University for the Humanities, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Full Member, RIAC memberEfim PivovarPresident of Russian State University for the Humanities, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Full Member, RIAC member
President of Russian State University for the Humanities, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Full Member, RIAC member
Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU). Corresponding member of RAS. Doctor of Sciences (History), professor.
Worked at “Istoriya SSSR za Rubezhom” journal and Istoriographiya, istochnikovedenie, metodi istoricheskih issledovanii journal; Moscow State History and Archives Institute (from 1991, Russian State University for the Humanities): from senior lecturer to Deputy Rector for Academic Studies; Lomonosov MSU: head of Center for Historical Theory, Deputy Dean of Curriculum and Methodology, Chair of History of Neighboring Countries.
2006-2016, Rector of the Russian State University for the Humanities.
Member of the management committee of the Russian Rectors Union. Member of the presidium of the Council of Rectors of State Universities of Moscow and the Moscow Region.
Author of over 200 academic papers, including books, textbooks and manuals for secondary and higher education, published in Russia and abroad.
Academic interests: Russian history of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century, theoretical issues of historical studies, social and economic history, history of Russian emigration and Russian diasporas, integration processes in the post-Soviet regions.
Recipient of state award.
Evgenia MikhailovaRector of the M.K.Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University
Dr. Hang Chuon NaronMinister of Education, Youth and Sport, Kingdom of Cambodia
Sengdeuane LachanthabouneMinistry of Education and Sports, LaosSengdeuane LachanthabouneMinistry of Education and Sports, Laos
1966-70: Normal School, Vientiane Lao PDR
1970-73: Higher Normal School, Vientiane Lao PDR
1973-77: Pedagogy Institute of University, Vientiane Lao PDR
1982-86: Diploma on Educational Administration, Germany
1986-87: Diploma on Research in Numerical Analysis, Hungary
1995-97: Master of Art in Educational Administration, Australia
Seminar and Conferences
11/1992: Seminar on “Primary Education”, UK
12/1992: Seminar on “Method of Teaching in Primary School”, Thailand
5-6/1993: Seminar on “Research in Teaching Mathematics in Primary School”, Malaysia
12/1993: UNESCO Regional Conference in Philippines “Basic Education in Science, Technology and Mathematics”
4-6/1994: Seminar on “Research Method in Social Science”, EWC Hawaii, USA
9-12/1995: Seminar on “Didactic of Mathematics” IUFM, Grenoble, France
7/1999: Conference on “Partnership”, Oxford, UK
12/1999: UNESCO Regional Conference in Hong Kong, China on “Teacher Education”
9/2000: Counterpart Training on “Primary and Secondary Education” JICA, Japan
9/2001: Conference on “Teacher Education”, Havard University, USA
11/2003: Conference on “Reconstruction of Education”, Washington DC, USA
12/2004: Seminar on “Economic of Education”, France
01/2005: Conference on “Water and Sanitation in School”, Oxford, UK
09/2005: Training on “Education Reform” WB Institute, Washington DC, USA
10/2005: Conference on “Teacher Education”, Shanghai, China
11/2005: Conference on “International Cooperation Symposium 2005”Naruto University of Education, Japan
10/2006: Education Minister ‘Forum, Beijing China
07/2007: Global Education on Non-Formal Ed., Beijing, China
01/2008: Regional ECCD Conference, Bangkok, Thailand
11/2008: Inclusive Education Conference in Geneva, Switzerland
Work and Experiences
A.1977-90: Lecturer of Mathematics at Pedagogy Institute, Vientiane, Lao PDR
1982-87: Counterpart of UNESCO expert “Secondary Education”
1987-90: Head of Math Section in University of Pedagogy
B.1990-2005: Work at Department of Teacher Training, Ministry of Education
1990-93: Academic Staff
1993-95: Head of Division
1995-99: Deputy Director General
1999-2005: Director General
C.1999-2003: SEAMEO-RECSAM Governing Board
2003-2005: Vice Chairman of SEAMEO-RECSAM Governing Board
2006-2015: Deputy Minister of Education
2016 to present Minister of Ministry of Education and Sports
President of Education Reform in Lao PDR
President of National Committee for Human Resource Development
D. 2006-Deputy Minister of Education and Sports
- Education Situation in Lao PDR in Magazine of Pedagogy Hungaria, 12/1986
- Valeur et vectcor proper “in Young Mathematics Bulletin”, Budapest Hungaria 5/1987
- Creative thinking in form 4 student in Penang Malaysia, 6/1993
- Classroom observation in journal of IUFM Grenoble, 12/1995
- Case study on the establishment of Lao-Australia TESOL Certificate in Lao PDR, 07/1997
- Training Teacher in Remote Area of Lao PDR in Education for Peace in Latin America and ASIA, 12/2003
- Inclusive Education in Lao PDR, 11/2008
Teerakiat JareonsettasinDeputy Minister of Education, ThailandTeerakiat JareonsettasinDeputy Minister of Education, Thailand
MD: 1986, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
MRCPsych: 1992, Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK
1996 – Certified Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Thai General Medical Council, Thailand
1995 – Certificate of Training in Clinical Hypnosis, U. of London
1999 – Specialist Register in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK
2010 – Certificate of Completion of Training in CBT, Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research, PA, USA
UK GMC Registration: 3648193, Specialist Register in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Deputy Minister of Education, Thailand
Director, Centre for Educational Psychology, Foundation of Virtuous Youth, supported by the Crown Property Bureau of Thailand.
Advisor to the International College of Medicine, Thammasat University, Thailand.
Honorary Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Child Psychiatry, Royal Free Hospital, London
Supervisor, Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research, PA, USA
07/10/2014 -19/08/2015: Vice Minister for Education, Thailand
01/12/2002 – 01/10/2015: Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, CAMHS, UK
Board member, Council of Asian University, Thailand
Board member, Imperial Technology Management Service, Thailand
Board member, Thai Psychiatric Association
Vice Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Khonkaen University, Thailand
Head, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of medicine, Khonkaen University, Thailand
Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
Registrar, Maudsley and Bethlem Royal Hospital, UK
a. Thai Government Scholarship to study in the UK between 1988-1992.
b. Scholar Promotion Award by King Anandhamahidol Foundation between 1994-1996 for developing cognitive therapy with Buddhist principles.
Publications: over 30 papers, articles and books on child psychiatry, education, health care system reform, parenting, social justice, etc.
Le QuanAssoc.prof.dr, Vietnam National UniversityLe QuanAssoc.prof.dr, Vietnam National University
2005 University of Aix Marseille II, France, Post-doctoral in Sciences of management
2003 University of Grenoble II and University of Toulon-Var, France, PhD in Sciences of management
1999 Business school of Grenoble (ESA), France, Master in research in Sciences of management
1998 Centre Franco-Vietnamien de Formation à la Gestion (CFVG) – Program of Paris Chamber of commerce and Industry, Vietnam, Master of Business Administration
1996 Vietnam University of Commerce, Vietnam, Bachelor in Business management
Entrepreneurship, Human ressources management, Management, Strategy, Project management,
Sales management, Governance, Renovation, Salary system
Mohd Khair NgadironManaging Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Institute of Translation & BooksMohd Khair NgadironManaging Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Institute of Translation & Books
Mohd Khair Ngadiron, who was born in Muar, Johor, has been the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Institute of Translation & Books since December 2007.
In the field of education, he has wide experience as a lecturer in the Faculty of Law, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and the Malaysian Legal System.
In addition to holding the post of Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer at the Malaysian Institute of Translation & Books (ITBM), he is also the Executive Chairman of 1Malaysia Bookstore (KB1M) and a Board Member of Perbadanan Kota Buku. Mohd Khair has presented working papers at local and overseas seminars, such as the Academia Round Table Conference, the International Book Conference and National Book Awards 2012, the XIX World Congress of the International Federation of Translators (FIT) in San Francisco and the First International Conference of Islamic World Publishers in Tehran.
U-Wei Bin Haji SaariFilm Director, Producer, ScriptwriterU-Wei Bin Haji SaariFilm Director, Producer, Scriptwriter
U-Wei was born in Pahang, Malaysia where he grew up nurturing a passion for early films. After Diploma in Science at Institute Teknologi Mara 1975, he moved to the US, where he spent 12 years living in New York. During this time he attended the New School in New York studying film directing. His career has focused on filmmaking and art; writing, collecting, curating and mentoring.
TELEVISION AND FILMS
U-Wei programmed and produced twice a week radio jazz shows for six months in 1987 at FM Radio Television Malaysia using selections from his own huge record collection.
U-Wei debuted as a television director in 1987 and made about 16 television movies up until 1996. During these years, he also made 5 feature films. The first of these films Woman Wife and Whore 1993, received 5 awards at the 11th Malaysian Film Festival including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay.
In 1996, his film Kaki Bakar (The Arsonist) was invited to Un Certain Regard in Cannes Film Festival as well as Singapore, Jakarta, Berlin, Montreal, Nantes, Fribourg, New York, Telluride and Pusan. The film was awarded Grand Prix at Brussels Film Festival. A Special Award from FINAS Malaysia 1996 and Special Jury Award at the 1st Biennale Film Festival, Phnom Penh 1997.
U-Wei is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and was the recipient of a financial cash grant from NHK Japan in 1997.
His fourth film Jogho (The Champion) 1998 was also invited to numerous film festivals such as Singapore (1998), Pusan (1998), Cinemanila (1999) and Nantes (2001) among others. The film received Best Actor Award from 43rd Asia Pacific Film Festival in Taiwan 1998, and Best Film, Actor, Actress, Screenplay and Poster from 14th Malaysian Film Festival 1998 and Screen Award TV3 1998.
In 2000 he made one of the earliest films that was shot on digital video which was commissioned by The Singapore Film Festival 2000 titled Menunggu Pelangi.
Nantes Film Festival (France) held a retrospective on his work in 2001.
U-Wei was involved in co-producing a movie by Siddiq Barmak (Afghanistan) Osmana which was officially selected for Director’s Fortnight Cannes Film Festival 2003. The film received the Special Mention Camera D’Or. The film also won Best Foreign Film Golden Globe awards 2004, received the BFI Sutherland Award at the London Film Festival 2003 and the Golden Spike Jury Award in Valladoid Film Festival Spain.
Buai Laju Laju 2005 a feature length film was shot on video and was selected for film festivals in India, Philippines, Montreal, Rotterdam, Quebec and Argentina. The film received Best Actor Award from the 17th Malaysian Film Festival and ‘Hadiah Utama’ Award for screenplay and also producing from Anugerah Citrawangsa Malaysian ke-9 Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.
U-Wei produced and directed a short film that was specifically designed to give animation students a chance to join a film crew. The short film was titled My Beautiful Rambutan Tree in Tanjong Rambutan. The short film was financially assisted by the Media Development Corridor in Malaysia under their skills division program. Rambutan Tree went on to selected as the opening short for Singapore International Film Festival 2006 and selected for Director’s Fortnight Cannes Film Festival 2006. It was also screened in festivals in United States, Indonesia and Germany.
U-Wei Bin HajiSaari has just about wrapped up his latest film Hanyut, adapted from a book by Joseph Conrad titled Almayer’s Folly.
Perempuan, Isteri dan Jalang 1993
(Women, Wife and Whore) 1993
Black Widow Wajah Ayu
(Potrait of Ayu) 1994
Kaki Bakar 1995
(The Arsonist) 1996
(The Champion) 1999
Buai Laju Laju (Swing My Swing High) 2005
Sepohon Indah Kepunyaan Ku di Tanjong Rambutan (My Beautiful Rambutan Tree in Tanjong Rambutan) 2006
Hanyut (Almayer’s Folly) 2012
Bukat Gantung Diri (1987) Not A Suicide
Rantai (1987) Necklace
Topang Marah (1988) Angry Mask
Cermind (1988) The Mirror
Lain Belalang (1988) Different Grasshoppers
Din & Miyoto (1988)
Luk Tujuh (1988/89)
Sampah Selasa (1990) Till Tuesday
Kerana Duit (1990) Because of Money
Sakit Hati (1990/91) Despair
Kerasnya Sayang (1990) Tough As Love
Mata Hati (1992) The Hearts Eyes
Aka Raja Guning Ini (1993) I’m The King Of This Mountain
Darling Sayang (1994) Poor Dear Sayang
Seri Dewi Malam (1995) Queen Of The Night
Orang Datang (1996) The Visitor
Bakai (1997) The Banchee
Wangi Jadi Saksi (2006)
Wangi Saksi Saksi, 2nd run at The Esplanade in Singapore 2007
Digital Film Video
Menuunggu Pelangi (2000) Waiting For The Rainbow
In 1997 U-Wei translated and staged a Greek tragedy of Euripides’ Bacchea at Dewan Bandar Raya Kuala Lumpur.
U-Wei also teamed up with Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka and the Ministry of Culture, Arts And Heritage Malaysia to produced the theatrical play that he wrote and directed in a never-before-told thriller about the legendary 15th-century Malay warrior Hang Jebat and the circumstances surrounding his death. The staging of Wangi Jadi Saksi was also celebrated the 50th anniversary and the opening of the state-of-art auditorium within its office building Jalan Dewan bahasa in Kuala Lumpur. Wangi Jadi Saksi was then received a 2nd run at The Esplanade in Singapore, November 2007. The show played to a full house (www.wangijadisaksi.com)
U-Wei was jury at international film festivals;
Singapore Film Festival, Asia Pacific, Cinemanila Philippines and film festivals in Malaysia. In January 2007 he was invited to be on the jury for the Sundance Film Festival in United States and the head jury for the KL International Film Festival 2007 and 2008. In 2008 he was the jury for the selection of participants for the IPCC Animation organized by Media Development Corridor of Malaysia.
He was also was on the jury for the Young Contemporary Art in Kuala Lumpur 2007.
U-Wei curated an art exhibition by a Malaysian fine artist Abu Bakar Idris at Galeri Chandan Kuala Lumpur in 2010 entitled Taman Syifaq.
He also curated Wayang U-Wei Angkat Saksi was an art exbition (11 Agust to 5 Sept) at Balai Seni Lukis Negara Malaysia where he curated the works of 8 Malaysian contemporary artist.
In 2008 U-Wei was the mentor IPCC Animation organized by Media Development of Malaysia.
U-Wei was one of the creative advisors for the 4th Middle East Screenwriter Lab, called RAWA, run by The Royal Film Commission Jordon/Sundance Institute in 2008.
In 1996, U-Wei wrote a weekly column in a Malaysian daily newspaper, WATAN where he wrote on cinema.
The script of his play Wangi Jadi Saksi was published by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka in 2010 with illustrations by Malaysian fine artist Abdul Mansoor Ibrahim.
Balai Seni Lukis Negara in 2011 published Wayang U-Wei Angkat Saksi.
U-Wei has contributed articles or essays to anthological projects and art books as the latest he contributed an essay Capal, Kelab Selangor dan A Samad Said in a book commemorating the national laureate A Samad Said’s 77 birthday. He has also written many forwards and essays for Malaysian artists and their books.
In 2010 U-Wei took part in a collective book about 30 Art Friends who are art collectors from Malaysia and Singapore. He will also be taking part in the 2nd Edition of the same book. The 2nd Edition will expand to include collectors from the Philippines as well.
U-Wei is just about to complete his latest film project based on Joseph Conrad’s Almayer’s Folly entitled HANYUT, by August 2012 (www.hanyut-almayersfolly.com)
He will be curating an art exhibition in Galeri Chandan at the end of the year and will also start to write his new period feature film script based on an fictionalized sultanate set in the past, which has a strong connection to a section of an old Japanese story called Forty-Eight Ronins, which concerns the theme of loyalty.
Festivals and Awards
Kaki Bakar (The Arsonist) 1995
– Singapore International Film Festival 1995
– Cannes Intl. Film Festival, France 1995
– Telluride International Film Festival USA 1995
– Montreal Intl. Film Festival, Canada 1995
– Brussels Film Festival, Belgium 1995
– Istiglal Film Festival, Jakarta Indonesia 1995
– Fajr Intl. Film Festival, Tehran, Iran 1995
– Berlin Intl. Film Festival, Germany 1995
– Fribourg International Film Festival 1995
– Hong Kong International Film Festival 1996
– New Director/Film New York Film Festival 1996
– Fukuoka International Film Festival 1996
– PUSAN International Film Festival 1996
– Calcutta International Film Festival 1996
– Hawaii International Film Festival 1996
– NETPAC/USA Asian Film Tour 1996
– Special Award, FINAS Malaysia 1995
– 1st Biennale Film Festival, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 1997
– Jakarta International Film Festival 1999
– Nantes Film Festival 2001
– Grand Prix (Best International Film Award), Brussels 1995
– Special Jury Award 1st Biennale Film Festival, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 1997
– Un Certain Regard, Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival 1995
Perempuan, Isteri Dan Jalang
(Woman, Wife and Whore) 1993
11th Malaysian Film Festival
Jogho (The Bullfighter) 1998
– 2nd Asian Film Festival, Tokyo Japan 1997
– 10th Singapore International Film Festival 1998
– PUSAN International Film Festival 1998
– Pyongyang Film Festival 1998
– 43rd Asia Pacific Film Festival 1998
– 1st Jakarta International Film Festival 1999
– Cinemanila International Film Festival 1999
– 11th Damascus International Film Festival 1999
– Calcutta International Film Festival 1999
– Nantes Film Festival 2001
43rd Asia Pacific Film Festival 1998
- Best Actor
Screen Award, TV3 1999
- Best Film
- Best Director
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
14th Malaysian Film Festival 1999
- Best Screenplay
- Best Film
- Best Actor
- Best Poster
- Special Award, FINAS, Malaysia 1999
(Waiting for the Rainbow) 2000
– 13th Singapore International Film Festival 2001
- Nantes Film Festival – special guest 2001, with a review on previous films
Buai Laju Laju
Best Actor, 17th Malaysian Film Festival 2006
Anugerah Citra Dewan Bahasa Dan Pustaka 2006
Opening night short film Singapore Film Festival 2006, Selected for Director’s Fortnight, Cannes 2006
Bouadam SengkhamkhoutlavongDirector, Office of Cabinet, Director, Asia Research Center, National University of LaosBouadam SengkhamkhoutlavongDirector, Office of Cabinet, Director, Asia Research Center, National University of Laos
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES:
- Association of Lao Architects and Civil Engineers (ALAC), 2003-Present;
- Asian Center for Engineering Computations and Software (ACECOMS), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, 2004-Present;
- Lao Union of Science and Engineering Association (LUSEA), Lao PDR, 2004-Present
- ASIAN Engineering Resister, Asian Federation of Engineering Organizations (AFEO), Malaysia, 2005-Present;
- International Editorial Committee member, Asia Research Network, Korea, 2007- Present;
- Research Coordinating Committee member, NUOL (RCC-NUOL), 2008-present;
- Board of Trustee Committee member, Asia Research Center, National University of Laos, ARC-NUOL , 2008-Present;
- Executive Board member of Vientiane Institute of Technology (VIOT), 2007-present.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE RECORD:
April 2014-Present Director, Office of Cabinet, National University of Laos
December 2007-Present Director, Asia Research Center (ARC-NUOL), National University of Laos (NUOL)
June 2004- November 2007 Deputy Dean for Student Affairs, Faculty of Architecture, National University of Laos.
July 2000-June 2004 Head, Department of Architecture and Building Construction, Head of Km 5 Campus (Chommany), NUOL.
April 1996-June 2000 Deputy-Head, Department of Architecture and Building Construction, NUOL.
1992-1996 Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Building Construction and Architecture (IBCA).
1989-1992 Vice-Head, Non Formal Training Center, IBCA.
2012 Labor Medal, 2rd class, awarded by President of Lao PDR;
2007 Labor Medal, 3rd class, awarded by President of Lao PDR;
2005 ASEAN ENGINEER award from The Asian Federation of Engineering Organizations (AFEO) Governing Board for having satisfied the qualification requirement demanded;
2011 Medal of Merit, awarded by Government of Lao PDR;
2000 Medal of Merit, awarded by Government of Lao PDR;
1996 Medal of Merit, awarded by Government of Lao PDR.