ACP

1. ACP - Consortium of 14 Asian Universities

ACP – Asian Cooperative Program – is a Consortium founded in 2014 and organized by 14 Universities (see below) in South East Asia and Japan. It aims to collaborate with each other on developing various kinds of educational cooperation, short, middle and long term, and sharing the benefits of these efforts with each other.
(*) Member of Consortium

Indonesia

•Gadjah Mada University •Universitas Lampung
•Institut Teknologi Bandung •Brawijaya University

Malaysia

•Universiti Utara Malaysia  •University Tunku Abdul Rahman(UTAR)
•International Islamic University •Management and Science University(MSU)

Myammar

University of Yangon

Philippines

•University of Philippines Diliman
•University of Philippines Cebu

Thailand

•Thammasat University

Vietnam

•Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities
•The University of Da Nang

2. The Purpose of ACP – Promotion of Safety Management

The first motif force for organizing ACP came from our severe experience in disasters – volcanic eruptions, typhoons, floods, earthquakes, tsunami, etc. – which are common in South-East Asia and Japan. Reviewing these experiences Dr. Atsushi Hamana, the chairperson of ACP, believed firmly of the necessity for Asian Universities to cooperate each other in developing knowledge and know-how for “Safety Management”. “Safety Management” refers to the ways of managing people appropriately and effectively in a society to provide “Safety and Comfort” in handling various types of disasters.

3. Collaboration for “Global” Education System

ACP universities are ready to share their own academic materials – classes, methods, systems, local facilities and so on – so that the students of member universities can make use of these materials and grow into Asia’s future leaders of Safety Management.
To realize this it is indispensable for ACP universities to prepare systems which enable students to study abroad actively among Asian countries.

The Strategy of ACP - Four Project Committees

ACP Consortium has four project committees as below and each member university belongs to one or some of them. These committees work for their own goal independently, and are strongly connected to complement each other.

①Overseas Off-campus Programs

This Committee creates cooperative off-campus programs among ACP universities. Making full use of academic resources and facilities, ACP will offer opportunities that students from different countries discuss and cooperate on a common theme to grow up as the specialist of Safety Management in various countries, periods and themes.

②Collaborative Global Joint Research

Not only students but also faculty members will work together in ACP. This committee plans to carry out a joint research on various field of Safety Management such as countermeasures and governmental policies against disaster. At the same time, each ACP member shall make efforts to obtain subsidies granted by the Ministries, other governmental organizations and enterprises in order to reimburse the expenses for research and educational activities in ACP.

③Core Curriculum of General Education

ACP will have common classes regarding Safety Management in each institution, and grant credits to their students. This committee will make Core Curriculum for these classes.
Developing this common class system, ACP aims to implement Double/Joint Degree Programs among member universities in the future.

④Assessment for Program and Learning Outcomes

For common classes, it is also necessary to have a common assessment. ACP universities will use Rubrics which state the standard for evaluating students’ achievement on each common class. Rubrics also give students clear targets of performance to aim for.

The Current Activity

ACP has had general meetings twice in the past and will have the 3rd Conference in March, 2016 so that member universities can grasp the progress, show their new ideas, and have a discussion on various aspects of ACP. The backgrounds of member universities are diverse, so ACP seeks each member’s opinion to make this program widely valid in East and South-East Asian countries. Also, ACP is welcoming new member universities for its development. The current member universities are willing to show our plan and looking forward to new participants.

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