Date (Time)

October 16, 2020 04:00-05:30 PM Malaysia


Presentation + Open discussion + Q&A session



Summary of the webinar

The BRECIL Webinar on Research Governance in the Social Sciences focuses on one of the work packages in BRECIl, Developing and Enhancing research governance in Higher Education Institutions in Laos and Malaysia, a collaboration between the European, Malaysian and Lao partners over the past two and a half years. The webinar is held as part of the activities for Erasmus+ Days 2020 carried out over a period of three days.  Erasmus+ Days consists of a series of bottom-up events organised by various Erasmus+ programme players. In the webinar, speakers talked about the research governance experience between ASEAN and EU universities which include mechanisms and services to provide research management support, monitoring and innovation, research ethics and management of grants. Findings from study tours on research governance in a European university and Malaysian universities and the seminars held in Malaysia and Laos were also discussed.

The webinar started with the Principal Coordinator, Prof Azirah Hashim', giving an Introduction to the BRECIL Project. This was followed by Prof Ronald Holzhacker's presentation on Research Governance in the Netherlands and Comparisons with ASEAN. Next, Prof Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim and Assoc. Prof Dr Hariharan Krishnasamy presented on Research Governance Practice at UM and UUM and Comparisons with Europe. After that, Dr Sinan Asci gave a presentation on Quality Assurance in Research Governance. The last presentation was by Dr Latsanyphone Soulignavong and Ms Bounthieng Vongsouangtham and they talked about the Implementation of Research Governance in Laos. The webinar had the important presence of UM Associate Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof Shaliza Binti Ibrahim, who shared the research governance experience in UM and SU President, Assoc. Prof Vixay Chansavang, who shared the experience of implementation of research governance at SU after attending BRECIL activities in both ASEAN and European countries. The research governance webinar was moderated by Prof Wah Yun Low, the Deputy Director at the Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya.

Prepared by: Mr. Xia Menghu


4.00-4.20pm Prof. Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim
Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Assoc. Prof. Dr Hariharan Krishnasamy
Universiti Utara Malaysia, Kedah
Research governance practice at the University of Malaya and Universiti Utara Malaysia and comparisons with Europe
4.20-4.30pm Prof. Ronald Holzhacker
University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Research governance in the Netherlands and comparisons with ASEAN
4.30-4.40pm Dr Latsanyphone Soulignavong
National University of Laos, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Ms Bounthieng Vongsouangtham
Souphanouvong University, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
Implementation of Research Governance in Laos
4.40-4.50pm Dr Sinan AsciInternational
University SDI, Munich, Germany
Quality Assurance in Research Governance
4.50-5.00pm Prof. Azirah Hashim
Principal coordinator, BRECIL Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Q & A Closing
5:00-5:30pm Prof Shaliza Binti Ibrahim
Associate Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Assoc. Prof Vixay Chansavang
Souphanouvong University, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
Discussion and comments