Ansted University Past Activities

Statement for the ANSTED Event

Human beings have already entered into the world of digital civilization. From day to day Internet communication Technology (ICT) is having a huge impact on human life all over the world --beyond of our imagination. Our planet is now being considered to be a Global Village of multi-culturalism through computer connectivity. In this situation the new challenge has come to cope with the changed Global Culture, Philosophy, Economy and Society. Now humanistic resources like values, beliefs, language, knowledge, intellectuality, sympathy, empathy and rights to natural resources and intellectual properties are at the brink of demolition: the very elements which make human being rational animals.

 

We consider development approach should be human-centred and address human beings equally all over the world. Therefore promotion of human culture, peace, education and socio-economics development through formal, non-formal, public and corporate sectors are the most important responsibility of the present time. 

Since the year 2000, the management of Ansted University has arranged for many Professors to visit Ansted University affiliated campuses and give lectures to Ansted‘s students and the public at large. Each year Ansted University organizes various events, some of the events co-host with other universities, NGOs, Governments in various countries and Corporate Organisations.

Among these topics are:

Naturopathy, Yoga Therapy, Meditation, Homeopathy, Principles of Ayurveda, Therapeutic Massage, Acupressure, AIDS Scare, AIDS Care, Lifelong Learning topics, The Leadership Quality of Resilience, Product Design, Science Education, Asian-European Epics, Communication skills and Creativity, Stakeholders and Social Responsibility, Sustainable Development, Culture and Education, Social and Cultural Communication, Human Resource Development & informal sector amidst globalisation, ICT; New forms of language & literacy & Educational implications, The relationship between co-operative Education, the skills development act and the success rate of small Medium Enterprises & Crisis of access in Distance Education, Distance Learning programme, Environmental Science and Sustainable development, Arts & Literature, Medicine, IT & Engineering and Agriculture to share their wisdom and insights in a broad range of areas from pedagogy to technology and strategies, etc.
Let us share with you about our university past events which were organized and Co-organized by Ansted since 2000

Since the year 2000, the management of Ansted University has arranged for many Professors to visit Malaysia and many other countries at our university affiliated campuses in various countries to give lectures to Ansted‘s students and the public at large.

AN OFFICIAL VISIT OF SIR PROF. DR. LEO REBELLO (INDIA) (EX-VC OF AU) TO VISIT ASC AND AFFILIATED CAMPUS IN MALAYSIA

On 17th June 2000, Sir Prof. Dr. Leo Rebello of India visited Ansted University External Campus situated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He shared with Ansted community his 21 years of teaching, clinical and research experience in Naturopathy, Yoga Therapy, Meditation, Homeopathy, Principles of Ayurveda, Therapeutic Massage, Acupressure as well as AIDS Scare and AIDS Care.

AN OFFICIAL VISIT OF DR. MASA AKI OKA AND MRS. OKA (JAPAN) (ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER) TO VISIT ASC AND AFFILIATED CAMPUS IN MALAYSIA AND DELIVERED LECTURE ON LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME.

In the same month, on 26 June 2000, an Honorary Advisory Council Member and Honorary Doctoral Degree recipient, Dr. Masa Aki Oka and his lovely wife from Japan visited Malaysia. Dr. Oka was an ex-banker formerly attached with Bank of Tokyo, Japan and NBD, USA, taking charge of international finance and investing banking. During his short visit, he took the opportunity to meet Ansted students and teaching staff of the External Campus. All of us enjoyed his presentation on an overview of Lifelong Learning topics as related to Japan’s problem and his own experience.

AN OFFICIAL VISIT OF PROFESSOR DR. CHARLES BRYAN TUPETAIKI CAMPBELL (AUSTRALIA) (ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER CUM EXTERNAL PROFESSOR) TO VISIT ASC AND AFFILIATED CAMPUS IN MALAYSIA AND DELIVERED LECTURE ON “THE LEADERSHIP QUALITY OF RESILIENCE” AND “INTRODUCTION TO THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF TEACHING - GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS” IN PENANG AND KUALA LUMPUR.

X Professor Dr. Charles Bryan Tupetaiki Campbell, another Ansted Honorary Advisory Council member and Honorary Doctoral Degree recipient from the Sultanate of Oman visited Malaysia on 10 August 2000. He presented two days lecture on “The Leadership Quality of Resilience” and “Introduction to the first two years of teaching - guidelines for school administrators” in Penang and Kuala Lumpur. His material has been prepared with the practical applications of administrative abilities to the fore (“Difficult issues” beginning with an overview of perceived problems for school administrators) leading by extrapolation to guiding principles for management in the face of various and sometimes conflicting demands, and ultimately to an exposition on the quality of resilience as it is applied individually and on a structural level.

DR. MOHAMED AHMED JAMAL TIN LATT (ALUMNI) FROM MYANMAR VISITED MALAYSIA AND ATTENDED THE PRODUCT DESIGN SEMINAR ORGANISED BY OUR UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED EXTERNAL TRAINING PROVIDER - CADDCAM ACADEMY IN PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA.


On 20th October, 2000, our graduate, Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Jamal Tin Latt from Myanmar visited Malaysia and attended the Product Design seminar organised by our university affiliated external training provider - Caddcam Academy, Malaysia.

AN OFFICIAL VISITS OF PROFESSOR DR. DANA BARRY (USA) TO MALAYSIA AND PRESENTED PAPER ON SCIENCE/SPACE EDUCATION AT THE NATIONAL PLANETARIUM IN KUALA LUMPUR AND ST. XAVIER INSTITUTION IN PENANG.

On 24 March, 2001, Professor Dr. Dana Barry is a well-known researcher working closely with NASA, USA visited Malaysia. While in Malaysia, Professor Dr. Barry presented a seminar on Science/Space Education at the National Planetarium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to a number of students, faculty, and government officials. She also presented the seminar to over 200 people at St. Xavier Institution in Penang. These seminars were supported and organised by the Ansted Service Center and its founding member, Prof. Dr. Roger Haw, Starhunter Astronomical Society of Selangor by Mr. Bobby Chiam & Ms. Chu Sufen, St. Xavier Institution and the University Sciences Malaysia Astronomy Club, Prof. Dr. Chong Hon Yew as the advisor. She also met with the Malaysian team members of her World First MarsLink Space Mission, which is supported by NASA and Space Explorers, Inc. She discussed the Mission and gave her team advice on how to access and analyse incoming data from Mars. An Honorary Doctoral Degree was presented to Prof. Dr. Dana Barry, Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education to her on the same day at Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya of Malaysia by Vice President of Ansted University for the Asia Region. The degree was awarded in recognition of Prof. Dr. Barry’s exemplary contributions, promotion, and dedication to Science Education. She has reviewed much excellent educational software on the “Solar System” and will bring these along when she visits Malaysia again. Also as an External Professor for Ansted University, she will help to implement a form of her “Chemical Sensation” project into schools. She has developed a “Chemical Sensation” project. It is really a chemistry education project for schools and colleges. She has been collaborating on this project with a University in Japan. She is doing this project with a University in Japan as an External Professor for Ansted University and for Clarkson University, USA. Ansted University also gets credit for this project. Her noble contributions and valuable support is highly appreciated by Ansted University. (Note: If you are interested in knowing more about our programme agenda/souvenir programme of this event or the project initiated by us, do write to us for more information. Also we used to compile commendable messages written by our delegates from various part of the world after attending and witnessing our event/project as a kind of feedback. It is our pleasure to share with you about our experience and learn from others with an open mind. We welcome collaboration proposal if you have any plans in mind. Please write to: http://www.ansteduniversity.org/Ansted%20University%20Past%20Activities/bnhaw@tm.net.my)

AN OFFICIAL VISITS OF PROF. DR. SULTAN MUHAMMAD RAZZAK (BANGLADESH) AND PRESENTED A LECTURE FOR LIBERAL ARTS STUDENTS ON “SOCIAL AND CULTURAL COMMUNICATION” AT THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE, ARTS AND TOURISM COMPLEX, PENANG. MALAYSIA

Prof. Dr. Sultan Muhammad Razzak was invited to present a lecture for Liberal Arts students. On Sunday, 25 March 2001 he delivered a lecture on “Social and Cultural Communication” at the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism Complex, Penang. Professor Dr. Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof was the co-organiser for the event. Prof. Dr Sultan M. Razzak also presented the same topic on 27 March 2001 at the National Planetarium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

(Note: If you are interested in knowing more about our programme agenda/souvenir programme of this event or the project initiated by us, do write to us for more information. Also we used to compile commendable messages written by our delegates from various part of the world after attending and witnessing our event/project as a kind of feedback. It is our pleasure to share with you about our experience and learn from others with an open mind. We welcome collaboration proposal if you have any plans in mind. Please write to: http://www.ansteduniversity.org/Ansted%20University%20Past%20Activities/bnhaw@tm.net.my)

MRS. SENANI RAJAMANTHRI (A PHD STUDENT OF ANSTED UNIVERSITY) SRI LANKA VISITED MALAYSIA FOR A RESEARCH STUDY TOUR.

In November 2001, Ansted PhD student Mrs. Senani Rajamanthri a senior lecturer from The Open University of Sri Lanka visited Malaysia together with her supportive husband and children. She had met up with her course supervisors and facilitator as well as visited a few companies owned and managed by Ansted graduates in Malaysia. Her study tour trip was very educational and fruitful to her PhD research.

ANSTED UNIVERSITY CONVOCATION CEREMONY 1ST TIME HELD IN PENANG OF MALAYSIA CUM INTERACTIVE SEMINAR AND INVITED 13 ACADEMICIANS AND EXPERTS FROM 13 COUNTRIES CAME TO PENANG TO DELIVER LECTURES ON VARIOUS TOPICS.



(AUGUST 2001) Ansted University Convocation Ceremony 1st time held in Penang of Malaysia cum Interactive Seminar and had invited 13 academicians and experts from 13 countries to Penang to deliver lectures on the following topics in the area of Distance Learning programme, Environmental Science and Sustainable development, Arts & Literature, Medicine, IT & Engineering and Agriculture to share their wisdom and insights in a broad range of areas from pedagogy to technology and strategies.

(Note: If you are interested in knowing more about our programme agenda/souvenir programme of this event or the project initiated by us, do write to us for more information. Also we used to compile commendable messages written by our delegates from various part of the world after attending and witnessing our event/project as a kind of feedback. It is our pleasure to share with you about our experience and learn from others with an open mind. We welcome collaboration proposal if you have any plans in mind. Please write to: http://www.ansteduniversity.org/Ansted%20University%20Past%20Activities/bnhaw@tm.net.my)

ANSTED SERVICE CENTER PARTICIPATED IN THE ASIA-QUAL PROJECT FOCUS ON THE EUROPEAN FOUNDATION QUALITY MANAGEMENT (RECOGNISED AS ONE OF THE BUSINESS EXCELLENT MODELS IN THE WORLD), WHICH WAS FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION UNDER THE ASIA IT&C PROGRAMME.


(February 2002) Ansted University Asia Regional Service Center served as the Project co-ordinator, Ansted has successfully selected as one of the Asia partners by GAIA (Asociacion Cluster de Telecomunicaciones, Spain) for implementing Asia-Qual project focus on the European Foundation Quality Management (recognised as one of the business excellent models in the world) which was funded by the European Commission under the Asia IT&C programme. Ansted University has been contributing our own resources estimated as the 40% of the total eligible costs assigned to Ansted Service Center since 2002. The said project ended on January 2005. The result was successful and very encouraging.

ANSTED ORGANIZED AN INTERACTIVE SEMINAR ON “HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT & INFORMAL SECTOR AMIDST GLOBALISATION, ICT; NEW FORMS OF LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATIONS, THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION, THE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACT AND THE SUCCESS RATE OF SMALL MEDIUM ENTERPRISES & CRISIS OF ACCESS IN DISTANCE EDUCATION” AND INVITED 4 ANSTED UNIVERSITY VISITING PROFESSORS FROM 4 COUNTRIES TO CONDUCT THE COURSE AT OUR AFFILIATED CAMPUS PROVIDER IN PENANG, MALAYSIA AT SENTRAL TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE.


(To include a few photographs in relation to the event) (May 2002) ORGANISED an INTERACTIVE SEMINAR on “Human Resource Development & informal sector amidst globalisation, ICT; New forms of language & literacy & Educational implications, The relationship between co-operative Education, the skills development act and the success rate of small Medium Enterprises & Crisis of access in Distance Education” and invited four (4) Ansted University Visiting Professors from 4 countries to conduct the course at our affiliated Campus provider in Penang, Malaysia.
The first Ansted University seminar in 2002 was held at Sentral Technology Institute on 11th & 12th May, Penang, Malaysia. The said institute is also the Ansted University’s first affiliated campus in Penang. Four Ansted University Visiting Professors came to present their papers and share their knowledge to our students in Penang. Indeed we really enjoyed the discussions.

The theme for this seminar was on “The Area of Human Resource Development & Distance Education”
Panel of speakers were:
Prof. Dr. Isagani F. Yuzon (Philippines)-“Human Resource Development & informal sector amidst globalisation”
Prof. Dr. Adams B. Bodomo (Hong Kong)-“ICT; New forms of language & literacy & Educational implications”
Prof. Dr. J. C. Welman (South Africa)-“The relationship between co-operative Education, the skills development act and the success rate of small Medium Enterprises”
Dr. Theresita V. Atienza (Philippines)-“Crisis of access in Distance Education”

ANSTED UNIVERSITY SERVES AS CO-SPONSORED FOR THE 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ASIAN-EUROPEAN EPICS ORGANIZED BY UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA AND HELD IN KUALA LUMPUR AT UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA, MALAYSIA.


(October 2002) Co-sponsored the 1st International Conference on Asian-European Epics held in Kuala Lumpur at University of Malaya, Malaysia.
The 21st century ushers in an era of immense changes, not only of science and technology but also of social fabric, revolutionary, dramatic and fundamental changes, attending to globalisation, and innovation. In this new age, wealth is the product of knowledge. It is a great personal asset and should be valued highly. It is important to know our own national folk epics and other countries’ national folk epics as well. We should learn to live together in harmony and the best way we can put this spirit of the times into practice shall be to decide for ourselves to be able to realize such a world by sharing what we have with others.

Dr. Roger Haw said “The present information technology oriented age sees the disintegration of boundaries between nations, and the systemization and subdivision of our communities. In this context, I am very proud of this event being held at such an important time, believing that it will greatly help the participants to understand more about epics in both the regions of Asia and Europe, and that our meeting becomes more interesting and meaningful. I sincerely hope that this event will continue to grow and to go from strength to strength in the future. “
The International Conference on Asian-European Epics is being held for the first time in Asia. Scholars and enthusiasts alike have had the opportunity to deliberate the various facets of the development of the genre and its far-reaching impact upon human life. In this age of globalisation, when the information technology age sees the disintegration of boundaries, it is vital that we rediscover our own national epics well and become acquainted with those of others. It was held on 27th to 30th October at University Malaya, co-sponsored by Asia-Europe Foundation, Ansted University and the National Arts Academy. Indeed the event went off very well. The success of this event depended very much on the tireless efforts of Prof. Dr. Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof.

Thanks to Prof. Dr. Joy Beaudettes Cripps, Dr. Jim Lim, Prof. Dr. Koki Shimoji, Major Dr. Donald Yap, Mr. Beng Joon Koh and Mr. Tiong Kiam Tan for their generous sponsorship contributions.

Also thanks to the EPICs speakers Prof. Dr. D. Crowther (UK), Prof. Dr. C. B. Sharma (India) and Dr. B. R. Barman (India) for sharing and delivering their useful paper at the conference.

(Note: If you are interested in knowing more about our programme agenda/souvenir programme of this event or the project initiated by us, do write to us for more information. Also we used to compile commendable messages written by our delegates from various part of the world after attending and witnessing our event/project as a kind of feedback. It is our pleasure to share with you about our experience and learn from others with an open mind. We welcome collaboration proposal if you have any plans in mind. Please write to: http://www.ansteduniversity.org/Ansted%20University%20Past%20Activities/bnhaw@tm.net.my)

ANSTED UNIVERSITY CONVOCATION CEREMONY 1ST TIME HELD IN KUALA LUMPUR OF MALAYSIA CUM INTERACTIVE SEMINAR AND INVITED 7 EXPERTS FROM 7 COUNTRIES TO PRESENT THEIR PAPERS AT JW MARRIOTT HOTEL, KL.


(November 2002) ORGANISED ANSTED UNIVERSITY CONVOCATION CEREMONY 1st time held in Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia cum Interactive Seminar and invited 7 experts from 7 countries to present their papers at JW Marriott Hotel, KL.

During our 2002 convocation ceremony cum Interactive seminar day, we enjoyed the renewed contact with our alumni and friends. We look forward to continuing to build on the Ansted University reputation for excellence in Malaysia and globally. The auspicious event attended by President and Founding member of University, Advisory Council members, External faculty members, Alumni, graduates friends, colleagues, relatives and family. The topics discussed by our Visiting Professors on the Interactive Seminar session are as below;

“Social Accounting and Organisation Performance” by Prof. Dr. David Crowther (UK)
“Medicine and Social Development” by Prof. Dr. Nurul Islam (Bangladesh)
“Current Quality Approach on Academic Life” by Prof. Dr. Seminur Topal (Turkey)
“System Theory and the Climate Change System” by Dr. Timi Ecimovic (Republic of Slovenia)
“Suggestions for Revision of Business English Curricular Content at Tertiary Level” by Prof. Dr. A. Francis De Zoysa (Sri Lanka)
“Distance Education A Visible Solution to Gender Disparity” by Prof. Dr. Mercy Ogonsula (Nigeria)
“Distance Education in the 21st Century; Prospects and Challenges” by Prof. Dr. C. B. Sharma (India)

1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY HELD IN LONDON.

(September 2003) Partner for the 1st International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility held at London Metropolitan University in London, UK.

Ansted family members were invited to London to participate in the 1st International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility. Prof. Roger Haw served as a member of the Organising and Scientific Committees as well as to be a speaker. Also had been an invited contributor to a series of CSR book “Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility.” Which was published by Ashgate publisher in the UK. At this conference Ansted delegates were struck by the amount of interest in CSR from all parts of the world, as indicated by the number of countries from which the participants originated. Topics covered at this conference ranged from business ethics to social reporting to implications for biodiversity to sustainable construction, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the backgrounds and expertise of the participants. And at this conference we met most of the contributors to SRW RecordPedia and CSR books.

"A conference on Corporate Social Responsibility is indeed a most meaningful parting lecture for the AU graduates on the eve of their Convocation. This part of arrangement is yet another evidence of effective humanity service constantly provided by AU. This event will mark a further step towards AU's goal of promoting peace through education. Congratulations to all recipients of degrees and awards and my best wishes of good health, happiness and success to all members of the AU community." By Ir. Dr. Tee Choon Hwa (Malaysia)

ANSTED UNIVERSITY CONVOCATION CEREMONY 1ST TIME HELD IN LONDON AT LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY IN LONDON. UK.



(6th September 2003) ORGANISED ANSTED UNIVERSITY CONVOCATION CEREMONY 1st time held in London at London Metropolitan University in London. UK.

It was a Sunny day on 2nd September in London. All participants have a safe journey arrived in London with full of exciting, motivating and pleasant spirit. Although it was a long flight traveling hours for participants came from around 30 countries yet we enjoyed the entire trip. Also many participants traveled by train to London from other part of UK and European countries did enjoy the greenery and beautiful countryside view along the both side of their journey.

Opportunity to get together for attending the remarkable celebration and conference events was like a big family gathering. Indeed it was a splendid event. At least 100 papers have been presented by many speakers, which the organizing committee has planned to issue a certificate to each paper presenter. In fact the social responsibility topic is a kind of enlightenment project to all participants, which is a meaningful and successful one. The response was very encouraging and the management of Ansted University has decided to organize one in Malaysia.

On 5th afternoon at 2:00pm, Prof. David Crowther, Dr. Miriam Green and a few technical specialists in charge of conference hall of London Metropolitan University have offered their sincere help to assist Ansted University to set up the event hall at Henry Thomas Room for the usage of Ansted University graduation ceremony on 6th September. A team of people from Ansted University has assisted to do the set up too. (, Prof. Dr Song, Dr. Shahid Siddiqi, Dr Guha, Mr. Francis Lim, Mr. E K Haw, Ms. Way Bee Eng, (Dr.) Janet Haw and Prof. Dr. Roger Haw). This kind of self-initiative attitude is very much appreciated. From here you can see the teamwork spirit of Ansted University is always ready to offer their volunteer service. This kind of spirit should be cultivated at all time.

On 6th September, early in the morning before the event hall open. Many of the Ansted family have already arrived and were waiting at the Tower building entrance. It was a busy day for our event co-ordinator Mr. E K Haw and two registration officers from Ansted’s Bee Eng and Janet for helping to do the registration.

“Many people would say that London is an international city and that this University – London Metropolitan University (LMU) – is an international University. It is one of the largest universities in the UK and we have students from about 130 countries studying here. It seems very appropriate therefore that another international university – Ansted University – should hold its convocation and awards ceremony here. And so I welcome everyone to this university, which is proud to host this ceremony, and I am proud to have been asked to give this welcoming speech.”
Prof. Dr. David Crowther, Ex-Professor of CSR of LMU.

Congratulations to all Honorary Doctorate Degree recipients and graduates - may you never look back in your life and say that all the learning effort and success was not time and money well spend. I know this is an exciting day for you all - please do not forget to enjoy the day. By Late Prof. Dr. Johannes Christiaan Welman (South Africa)

“As Honorary Advisory Council Member, in all my dealings with Sir Prof. Roger Haw, I have found him to be a man of vision and understanding. As the Bible says – “a nation without a vision will perish.” Apart from that, Sir Roger Haw backs his vision with action. He is a tireless worker and a man of great wisdom and compassion. I am sure that with him at the helm, assisted by equally able administrators, the University will grow from strength to strength.

Now to the graduates who are about to receive awards, I would like to congratulate you on your achievements. To obtain this award is no mean effort. It involves hard work – both physically and financially. As you know, there is no law of the universe, which says that the pursuit of learning and culture should inevitably be a comfortable and riskless engagement. I would therefore like to thank your wives, husbands and children for sacrificing so much to enable you to achieve your educational objectives.” Prof. Dr. Herbert Blankson, UK

(Note: If you are interested in knowing more about our programme agenda/souvenir programme/report of this event or the project initiated by us, do write to us for more information. Also we used to compile commendable messages written by our delegates from various part of the world after attending and witnessing our event/project as a kind of feedback. It is our pleasure to share with you about our experience and learn from others with an open mind. We welcome collaboration proposal if you have any plans in mind. Please write to: http://www.ansteduniversity.org/Ansted%20University%20Past%20Activities/bnhaw@tm.net.my)

AN OFFICIAL VISIT OF VISITING PROF. DR. ANANYA SANKAR GUHA (INDIA) TO CONDUCT A WORKSHOP "COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND CREATIVITY” IN EAST MALAYSIA.


(March 2004) Organised a workshop on “Communication skills and Creativity” in East Malaysia. Presented by Visiting Professor Dr. Ananya Sankar Guha (India)
“As for myself I work as the Regional director of the Indira Gandhi National Open University India, and am also very glad to be a part of the Advisory Council of Ansted University and its External professor. My basic discipline is English Literature though as an educator I try to do some creative thinking on the profession. Education is also very relevant to our corporate life especially when we contemplate its moral dimension. I am sure that this workshop was a befitting finale to the three-day workshop on “communication skills and creativity in English” a framework for success. The world truly is one place when we commit ourselves to the cause of education and all the moral truths that it signifies. Education has an ethical basis and it motivates us not only to learn but also to live together in a spirit o f amity and harmony. Cultural pluralism must go hand in hand with desire to mingle with diverse races which give to the universe the hues and colours of a rainbow. I came in close contact with Ansted University since January 2001 in the person of its moving spirit Prof. Dr Roger Haw. Together we planned and English Writing programme for the developing nations, this is still in its seminal stage but we hope to give it a further vision and clarity in the very near future. I must put on record my special thanks to Prof. Dr Roger Haw for giving me this wonderful opportunity to speak in Sibu, Sarawak of Malaysia. My indebtedness and gratitude also goes to Ms. Mary Tiong for successfully organizing the workshop for the keen learners in Sibu and the society at large.”

The 2nd CSR International Conference cum ASRIA awards Launching ceremony held in Penang on 29th May 2004

Ansted University has been organising various and many unique interactive seminars in the past years both in Malaysia and abroad. The main purpose is to design to help delegates and keen learners to acquire knowledge in Science & Technology, Engineering & Environmental Sciences, Medicine and Healthcare, Social Sciences, Historic & Linguistics, Liberal Arts & Cultural Psychology & Philosophy. In that case it will help participants stand above the others and become more effective and persuasive leader in their field. Our experts provide participants with the tools necessary to truly understand the current environment and analyse how they can position themselves and their organisation to effectively meet new challenges.

It gives us great pleasure to invite Yang Berhormat (Honorable) Dato’ Koay Kar Huah, the Penang State Executive Councillor, Professor Dr. Roger Haw, Chairman of the Conference Project Organising Committee, members of the press corps, fellow Ansted committee members, Ansted family members, university mates, honourable colleagues, friends, ladies and gentlemen for the 2nd CSR International Conference launching ceremony held in Penang.

Ansted is indeed proud to organise the 2nd International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, which will was held at this very prestigious and world-class hotel from the 21st – 23rd of November 2004. As part of our social mission to promote world peace, the betterment of society, the preservation of the environment that we must all live in and to ensure a greater future for mankind and this world, we must begin to be aware of the great and heavy responsibility that each of us is entrusted with. Be it as an individual persons, or even more so, as incorporated bodies and institutions, we must not only be aware but to go further, once awareness is achieved, we must then act on it.

We are inviting 300 delegates to attend this International Conference and some of them have agreed to present their papers and share their expertise in various fields. Through shared values and learning, participants will be able to transform ideas strategically to build the trust and goodwill of the communities in which they operate. If harnessed to its fullest extent, it is a vehicle for pro-actively seeking out means of being an agent for positive social change and demonstrating values through real actions, which may eventually be used as a unique selling point.

In today's world, where ideas are increasingly displacing old values in the production of economic value, competition for reputation becomes a significant driving force, propelling our economy forward. Many companies incorporate CSR as a marketing tool to build the trust and goodwill of the communities in which they operate by implies a kind of benevolence or 'giving back' to the society. (Note: If you are interested in knowing more about our programme agenda/souvenir programme/report of this event or the project initiated by us, do write to us for more information. Also we used to compile commendable messages written by our delegates from various part of the world after attending and witnessing our event/project as a kind of feedback. It is our pleasure to share with you about our experience and learn from others with an open mind. We welcome collaboration proposal if you have any plans in mind. Please write to: http://www.ansteduniversity.org/Ansted%20University%20Past%20Activities/bnhaw@tm.net.my)

2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY HELD IN PENANG, MALAYSIA



On 21st to 23rd November 2004, Ansted University Asia Regional Service Centre has sponsored and organized the 2nd International Conference on Stakeholders and Social Responsibility held in Penang, Malaysia as part of its strategic civic objectives to promote Corporate Social Responsibility globally. The event was deemed to be timely as Malaysia develops its role in encouraging and advocating a greater sense of social responsibility towards society, the environment, and ensuring a better future for mankind and the rest of the world, among corporations, governmental and non-governmental organizations. The conference has featured in more than 100 papers. The paper presenters include world-renowned Academicians, Politicians, Various Countries Embassy Ambassadors, Scientists, Scholars, and Businessmen from over 30 countries.

It was organized by Ansted Service Center with the support from Ansted University and its foundation. The 2004 Conference theme is “Stakeholders and Social Responsibility.” Ansted University’s goals include the promotion of peace and social responsibility through education. We believe that the culture of peace should be cultivated in individuals, families, and all organizations in nations throughout the world. This Conference (with representatives from many organizations and countries around the world) is an excellent example of international peace and harmony with a major focus on Corporate Social Responsibility. The Conference start with an Opening ceremony speech delivered by Ansted University President of Scientific Board, Welcoming speech delivered by Prof. Dr. Roger Haw of Conference Organising Chair and Prof. Dr. David Crowther of Conference Scientific Chair speech

As participants you will obtain and share knowledge and ideas about research, techniques and methodologies, which will improve your understanding of the topic and its challenges and enhance your responsibility and service to society. This multicultural gathering will generate new friendships and collaborations. It will truly be a rewarding experience to remember and treasure forever.

Our CSR conference delegates came from Malaysian, USA, Portugal, Cyprus, Mauritius, Ghana, Poland, Turkey, India, Bangladesh, UK, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Croatia, Australia, Sri Lanka, Spain, New Zealand, Scotland, Taiwan, China and Japan. Our dear delegates came from various universities, institutions, NGO organisations, Government offices, Embassies, SME companies and Multi National Corporation.

After many months of preparation, finally we are here together to learn from each other not only on the CSR subject but many things during these three days CSR conference. Nowadays CSR become the hot topic to talk about, not only in Malaysia but all over the world. There are three important basic principal or key factors for practicing CSR such as Transparency, Sustainability and accountability.

ASRIA AWARDS NIGHT-GALA DINNER 2004



On 23rd November 2004 in Penang, Malaysia, all the 2004 awardees of the prestigious Ansted Social Responsibility International Award (ASRIA) received their awards from Prof. Dr. Dana M Barry (the Honorable President of Ansted University’s Scientific Board) at the “Grand Gala Dinner and ASRIA Awards night” ceremony. The Founder cum Chairman of ASRIA Prof. Dr. Roger Haw had presented his personal greetings to each ASRIA 2004 awardee and recipient of Certificate of recognition on CSR reporting. The event was witnessed by more than 100 delegates and invited guests from various part of the world. The event was successfully organized and hosted by Ansted Service Center. Teams of dedicated and committed volunteers from Malaysia helped organize the three days event, with support from the scientific committee.

The ceremony kicked off with a Malaysian cultural costumes welcoming parade to welcome VIPs as they entered into the Equatorial Hotel Grand Ballroom. All participants stood up and listened to Ansted University’s song to show their respect.

On 23rd November 2004, a series of ASRIA various categories of universal prestige awards first time to be created by Ansted University and its Foundation together with sponsors in recognition of individuals and corporation for excellence in carrying out Social Responsibility programme and its activities; to present the ASRIA award to qualify international awardees both individuals and corporations as well as governmental departments to recognize their profound contributions to society at large. It also helps to reinforce the message that social responsibility is an obligation for all of us living on this planet. Just as individual persons have a responsibility to society and the environment, so too all corporations, organizations and even governments around the world have such a duty of care and responsibility towards maintaining and upgrading society and the environment. For such corporations, organizations and governments, this is even more so, as the effect such incorporated entities have on society and the environment is far larger if compared with an individual’s.

The ASRIA Award ceremony was held on the third day after the closing of the 2nd International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility. Conference delegates took this opportunity to enlarge their network contacts through this meaningful gathering in Penang, Malaysia. Indeed the event was a great opportunity for networking, idea exchange, and business discussions.

The ASRIA awards ceremony dramatizes each winner’s social contribution, spirit and career in narrative form and provides a stage for the honorees to challenge and inspire young and old people to be responsible in their given tasks. It also encourages others to be unselfish, honest with a thoughtful mind and ready to give a hand to people in need at anytime and anywhere. Therefore the certificate of recognition and participation will serve the actual meaning because all the delegates have the chance to learn from each other together by sharing their experiences in an open-heart attitude at this important meeting.

Indeed the event was well organized and in a harmonious environment, with a friendly and warm atmosphere to make everyone feel at home. While everyone enjoyed the oriental delicious food, they were entertained by a series of Malaysian cultural shows performed by professional dancers regaled the audience. Delegates were also invited to join them for cultural songs and dancing. Everyone enjoyed these wonderful evening activities.

That evening was a happy moment. The speakers and delegates were from various reputable universities, Non-Governmental Organisations and Multinational Corporations, the university’s globally distributed academic faculties, professors, doctorate holders and associate professors from many other prestigious universities, international corporate figures and professionals. They came from 22 countries and gathered together to recognize and honor those organizations and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding effort and made great contributions to the area of Social Responsibility (winners of the ASRIA Awards 2004).

(Note: If you are interested in knowing more about our programme agenda/souvenir programme/report of this CSR conference/ASRIA Award/Books launching of this event or the project initiated by us, do write to us for more information. Also we used to compile commendable messages written by our delegates from various part of the world after attending and witnessing our event/project as a kind of feedback. It is our pleasure to share with you about our experience and learn from others with an open mind. We welcome collaboration proposal if you have any plans in mind. Please write to: http://www.ansteduniversity.org/Ansted%20University%20Past%20Activities/bnhaw@tm.net.my)

ANSTED UNIVERSITY CONVOCATION CEREMONY 2nd TIME HELD IN PENANG, MALAYSIA.


The Ansted University Convocation ceremony was held in Penang for the 2nd time on 23rd November, 2004. The graduation event was held in conjunction with the 2nd International Conference on CSR. Ansted University, faculty members, graduates family members and friends were gathered together to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates, to praise them for their hard work, and to wish them luck and continued success in the future. Congratulations to all the graduates!

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CSR team members at work


We welcome organizations, institutions and companies to invite our CSR team to do a FREE presentation about the importance of cultivating and practicing CSR at their place.

(Following the 2nd International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, which was successfully held in Penang on November 2004 we have been receiving many invitation letters from various companies inviting our CSR team to do 45 minutes of presentation at their company premise. We welcome invitation from any organizations wishing to know more about CSR practice and its scope of coverage as they realized that CSR practice would bring benefits to their company development.

This is a FREE presentation that our Social Responsibility Research team is willing to do for any companies located in Penang. For other places we can still arrange it. After each presentation, we will prepare a brief report and upload it at Ansted University’s website. Kindly contact us at http://www.ansteduniversity.org/Ansted%20University%20Past%20Activities/info@ansteduniversity.org or http://www.ansteduniversity.org/Ansted%20University%20Past%20Activities/bnhaw@tm.net.my to receive more detailed information. Do let us know your available schedule for the 45 minutes of presentation with your company management staffs. We are willing to share with you what we have in mind to help more people familiarize with the CSR subjects.

(Note: If you are interested in knowing more about our programme agenda/souvenir programme of this event or the project initiated by us, do write to us for more information. Also we used to compile commendable messages written by our delegates from various part of the world after attending and witnessing our event/project as a kind of feedback. It is our pleasure to share with you about our experience and learn from others with an open mind. We welcome collaboration proposal if you have any plans in mind. Please write to: bnhaw@tm.net.my)

ANSTED AND PARTNERS HAVE COMPLETED EUROPEAN COMMISSION CO-FUNDING PROJECT FOR IMPLEMENTING EFQM MODEL IN ASIA THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL SME COMPANIES.


On January 2005, Ansted Service Center has successfully completed the EFQM Model implementation project. The said project started on February 2002 together with six countries (Spain, Italy, Portugal, India, Malaysia and Pakistan) as the project partners.

Ansted Service Center (ASC) also provides professional students administration and management services to Ansted University in Asia. The ASC also has been appointed by Ansted University as an Asia Regional Service Center in Malaysia since September 1999. In 2001 Ansted Service Center and Ansted University have been participating in the EC co-funding project - AsiaQual IC&T project to carry out implementing the EFQM in Malaysia through partnership with local SME companies.

We have been actively developing many EFQM training programmes to be conducted in both online and seminar delivery modes to the industries particularly in Malaysia with the support from Ansted University International academician resources together with the EFQM experts resources in Europe. Therefore, we are giving SME companies in Malaysia an opportunity to participate in this profound project.

(Note: If you are interested in knowing more about our programme agenda/souvenir programme/report of this event or the project initiated by us, do write to us for more information. Also we used to compile commendable messages written by our delegates from various part of the world after attending and witnessing our event/project as a kind of feedback. It is our pleasure to share with you about our experience and learn from others with an open mind. We welcome collaboration proposal if you have any plans in mind. Please write to: http://www.ansteduniversity.org/Ansted%20University%20Past%20Activities/bnhaw@tm.net.my)

CSR BOOK PRESENTATION AT THE 19TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LEARNING ORGANISATION IN THE LEARNING WORLD HELD AT KING MONGKUT’S UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY THONBURI (KMUTT), BANGKOK, THAILAND.


IN THE MONTH OF APRIL 2005

One of our AU colleagues, Prof. B. K. Passi, his wife Dr. (Ms.) Subhashini Passi and a dedicated Conference Organising Team successfully organized the project. This International Conference was jointly organized by King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) Bangkok, All India Association for Educational Research (AIAER) India and others at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi Bangkok from April 18th to 22nd 2005.

The theme of the conference was relevant to people who are engaged in governance and management and corporate life related to education, business, services, recreation, and other fields. About 250 + delegates, speakers, and workshop organizers from Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Cape Town, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, USA etc. participated.

The rationale of the theme of the conference emerged from our puzzle about the current paradox. We know that developments in technology are advancing at unprecedented rates. Therefore, we expected that we would have a world that will be free from problems. But unfortunately, new problems like unrest, mistrust, exploitation, terrorism, and pollution are multiplying. Root-causes of new problems lie in our hurry to search and follow symptomatic solutions, over-use of competition within and between teams, continued habits of reactivity, employing fragmented-thinking, encouraging consumerism, and increased greed and hoardings.

Dr. Roger Haw was invited by Prof. Dr. B. K. Passi to serve as International Advisory Committee of ICLORD 2005 cum Plenary Speaker to deliver a paper on Cultivating a Universal Platform to Promote Learning Organization through Social Responsibility Practice. He created awareness and usefulness of developing a learning organization platform that encourages learners to use some of the proven practical solution examples to handle various issues happening in our life. The paper covered some of the following questions: How do we learn to deal with this situation? How can we create the feelings of trust and habits of proactive cooperation? How can we support creativity for balanced development? How can we see the big picture through holistic thinking? How can we avoid the habit of over-hoarding?

(Note: A compilation commendable messages written by delegates from various part of the world after attending and witnessing this event/project as a kind of feedback. It is our pleasure to share with you about our experience and learn from others with an open mind. We welcome collaboration proposal if you have any plans in mind. Please write to: http://www.ansteduniversity.org/Ansted%20University%20Past%20Activities/bnhaw@tm.net.my)

CONVOCATION CEREMONY HELD AT “BALKANERECO ‘05” TO BE HELD FROM 8TH TO 10TH JUNE 2005 IN SOFIA, BULGARIA. CONFERENCE CUM THE ACADEMY GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING.



In the month of June 2005, One of the Ansted University colleagues, Academician Prof. Dr. Marin Roussev Mehandjiev, the Scientific Vice President of the Academy and Chairman of the Scientific Council had organized an International Conference and seminar “BALKANERECO ‘05” on 8-10th June 2005 in Sofia, Bulgaria. A total of 149 scientific papers have been presented during the three days function. On 10th June an investiture ceremony took place to recognize many achievers.

A group of Ansted family members attended the event: Dr. Faruk Memik (Invited to serve as Speaker) and his wife, Mr. Antonios Katikas (Invited to serve as Speaker) and his father, Dr. Ratnam (Invited to serve as Speaker), Dr. Roger Haw (Invited to serve as Speaker) and his wife (Janet Haw). Ansted delegates would like to thank late Prof. Dr. Mehandjiev and his wife Dr. Krassi Mehandjiev for their hospitality, which was really appreciated by all the Ansted family members.

The Balkan Academy ceremony of investiture was a remarkable one. Antonios, Ratnam and Janet Haw had each received the conferment of Honorary Doctorate Degree by Balkan Academy. The event was full of meaning as all the awards recipients were being witnessed by so many people in the warm meeting room. This special Honorary Doctorate Degree award conferred upon them was to recognise their contributions to Ansted and society at large. This educational eventful programme invited keen learners, scholars and researchers as well as experts in various fields to meet together and learn together. Indeed it was a true learning organisation for promoting social responsibility around a single platform created by Balkan Academy.

(Note: If you are interested in knowing more about our programme agenda/souvenir programme/report of this event or the project initiated by us, do write to us for more information. Also we used to compile commendable messages written by our delegates from various part of the world after attending and witnessing our event/project as a kind of feedback. It is our pleasure to share with you about our experience and learn from others with an open mind. We welcome collaboration proposal if you have any plans in mind. Please write to: http://www.ansteduniversity.org/Ansted%20University%20Past%20Activities/bnhaw@tm.net.my)

THE CHIEF MINISTER OF MELAKA, YAB DATUK SERI MOHD ALI RUSTAM HAS INVITED TO LAUNCH A SERIES OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY BOOKS PUBLISHED BY ANSTED UNIVERSITY.


On 26-29 August 2005, the Chief Minister of Malacca cum Chairman of World Youth Foundation of Malaysia “NGO in special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations” had launched these books (SRW RecordPedia and Stakeholders and Social Responsibility books) at the International Conference on Environment and Disaster Management "Our Shrinking World". The event was organized by the World Youth Foundation in cooperation with the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department Malaysia, Ministry of Finance Malaysia, Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Malacca State Government. Also Dr. Roger Haw and Mr. Alfred Phua were invited by WYF to deliver a paper on “Experience with Tsunami Disaster in South Asia on 26th December 2004”.

The Chief Minister of Malacca wrote to Ansted Service Center on 10th August 2005 and accepted Dr. Roger Haw invitation to launch these books. On the letter the Chief Minister said “I am honoured to grace the launching and am also grateful to grant you permission to launch the ‘SRW RecordPedia’ and CSR series book titled ‘Stakeholders and social responsibility’ after the official opening of the International Conference on Environment and Disaster Management which will be organized by World Youth Foundation (WYF) from the 26-29 August 2005 to be held at Renaissance Hotel, Malacca .”
(Note: If you are interested in knowing more about our programme agenda/souvenir programme/report of Books launching of this event or the project initiated by us, do write to us for more information. Also we used to compile commendable messages written by our delegates from various part of the world after attending and witnessing our event/project as a kind of feedback. It is our pleasure to share with you about our experience and learn from others with an open mind. We welcome collaboration proposal if you have any plans in mind. Please write to: http://www.ansteduniversity.org/Ansted%20University%20Past%20Activities/bnhaw@tm.net.my)

A series of CSR Books Donated and sponsored by Ansted University and it Board members to various schools, institutions, libraries, organisations and individuals globally.


Ansted University and it Board members have been giving complimentary CSR books to various schools, institutions, libraries, organisations and individuals globally. It is part of the Ansted’s social responsibility mission. After the released of CSR books which were published by Ansted University publication unit in Penang, Prof. Dr. Roger Haw has started his mission to travel to various part of the world just to promote CSR practice and World Peace through cultivating CSR practice. He has been giving a lot of complimentary books to public with an objective to help more people aware about CSR practices. Many people have received CSR books & journal from him personally.

On 16th September 2005, the Founding Father and the First Principal of Georgetown Secondary School (GSS) (Penang, Malaysia) Mr. Clifford H. Fischer from England had graced The Golden Jubilee of the School as an honoured and valued guest. Dr. Roger Haw, one of the Founding members of Ansted University was invited by the GSS Principal Mr. K. Ramasamy to attend the event. Dr. Roger Haw as the distinguished Alumni of Georgetown Secondary School in Penang had presented complimentary copies of Ansted University publication to his Secondary ex-Principal all the way coming from England and some donations to help his ex-school. Throughout its fifty years of rich tradition, the school has shaped secondary school education and touched the lives of many students who have gone on to become successful leaders in both the public and private sectors. The history of the school dates back to 1955, when it first opened its doors for the education of Malaysian youth. Dr. Roger Haw said: “I feel proud to have completed my secondary education at GSS. As the alumni of GSS, I think we are responsible in many things besides giving support through various generous contributions to our school project development activities. We are also the brand and product of GSS a multiracial school. GSS is responsible for part of my career and life success through the caring and proper guiding teaching staff and its environment. Once again, I wish to take this opportunity to thank you all my teachers who have placed their trust in me. GSS’s deserves the credits of my achievements. The success of any institution or organization starts with a vision and mission; so do individuals. A sense of belonging is the keyword to bring all of us together. Indeed it is a remarkable moment, especially when we get together to grace and celebrate our GSS big family gathering. I would like to congratulate everyone who has contributed his/her effort to make this project a success; I think it is a profound achievement.”

Master of ceremony commented “Our GSS alumni, Dr. Roger Haw would like to present a set of complimentary copy of book to the First Principal of the school Mr. Clifford H. Fischer and the Present principal of School Mr. K. Ramasamy as well as to the school library and teachers. Once again, on behalf of the Golden Jubilee of Georgetown Secondary School Organising Committee I would like to thank you Prof. Dr. Roger Haw and Ansted University Asia Regional Service Center for their generosity to sponsor complimentary books. Thank you for your attention. I hope you will enjoy your dinner this evening.”
Also he had donated the similar amount of CSR books to Chung Hwa Confucian High School in Penang as the Deputy Principal Mr. The said that these kind of books is good for the sixth form students and school teachers to read.

ASRIA AWARD 2005 PRESENTATION CEREMONY HELD IN ANDONG CITY OF KOREA.



On 26th September to 2nd October 2005, the IWC-Andong 2005 presented by IOV-Korea & Asia, Andong city invited Ansted University to become one of their institution’s guests. It was also the ASRIA Awards presentation venue held in 2005. Many of Ansted family members have registered and attended the event in Korea. It was an honour to participate in their World Congress. The I.O.V (International Organization of Volkart) strives for continued world peace under an international culture exchange. The I.O.V is a non-government, non-profit organization. In the past, they have worked with 186 countries promoting folk-art & culture. Additionally, we have also researched & protected traditional culture; as well as intangible cultural heritage for human society, both present & future. I.O.V and Ansted University respect all races, languages, traditional customs, traditional arts, and countries residing under any economic situation, or social level. We also respect and promote multiplicity of culture & civilization in the world. We continue to believe in the fundamentals of peace, friendship, and the promotion of human rights throughout the world. Every year our organization gathers for a general assembly in a member country to discuss general topics in the field of traditional art & culture. Ansted sent delegations to the IOV-World congress in Andong City, South Korea. Andong City is located in the southwest corner of the county and is one of the most historical cities in Korea. Andong City is the home of Korea’s spiritual culture, the centre of Confucianism & ancient literature, as well as the symbol of Korea’s soul. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited this city as have many other dignitaries from around the world. Andong City should be included in any visit to Korea, in order to experience its five-thousand years of history and its many long-standing traditions. The event was attended by 100 countries to participate. In turn, these countries were represented by delegates possessing field experience in scientific and research organizations located in all corners of the globe.
(Note: If you are interested in knowing more about our programme agenda/souvenir programme/report of the book/ASRIA Awards presentation at IOV World Congress event or the project initiated by us, do write to us for more information. Also we used to compile commendable messages written by our delegates from various part of the world after attending and witnessing our event/project as a kind of feedback. It is our pleasure to share with you about our experience and learn from others with an open mind. We welcome collaboration proposal if you have any plans in mind. Please write to: http://www.ansteduniversity.org/Ansted%20University%20Past%20Activities/bnhaw@tm.net.my)

AN OFFICIAL INVITATION BY THE WORLD CLASS TRAINING CENTRE SDN. BHD. TO INVITE PROF. DR. ROGER HAW SERVES AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR A CONFERENCE ON “STRATEGIC MEASUREMENT & MANAGEMENT OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY BALANCED SCORECARD” AT BOULEVARD HOTEL, MID VALLEY CITY, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA. PROF. ROGER HAW HAD PRESENTED CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FOR ALL THE COMPANIES TOOK PART IN THE WORKSHOP.



Prof. Dr. Roger Haw was invited by World Class Training Centre S/B to serve as Keynote Speaker for the International Workshop “Strategic Measurement & Management of CSR with Balanced Scorecard” on 5th December 2005 at Boulevard Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the organizer and congratulate the management of WTC International, Malaysia for organizing this workshop, which for the first time is held in Asia and open to the delegates who come from several countries and companies, far and near from varied backgrounds and cultures. Indeed it is a profound event for all of us to meet here and discuss various topics related to the CSR issues. Indeed you and your company have made absolutely the right decision to attend this workshop. This alone shows that your company recognize the value of CSR practice. Let us give a big applause to all of us for making this remarkable workshop a big success. Also for your perusal, I brought along a copy of the CSR reporting publication from NEC Corporation of Japan, the first company to obtain ASRIA’s CSR certificate of recognition. Also I brought along AMD and Ire-Tex Berhad annual reports to you for perusal. Both companies have received ASRIA Awards in 2004. We clearly live in a competitive age. Not just between individuals, but sections of society. One striking expression of this is the way there always seems to be one group under attack. A group may put its own interests first and take advantage of others.
In this workshop it is necessary to have a draft Communication which exploits this input and sets up a way to move forward. From principle to practice, concerning the added value of Community involvement, we will continue to focus on three major questions:

First, how can the Community best promote the business case for CSR? How can we make companies aware that responsible business is not an additional burden or constraint but a potential 'win-win' opportunity? That if it is designed and managed in the right way.

Secondly, how can we improve the quality and effectiveness of CSR instruments and tools? How can we evaluate a companies' performance? In some cases a more harmonized approach could be required - take the whole area of labelling for example - not necessarily through harmonized rules and laws, but perhaps through self-regulation by the industry. And finally, how can we promote a constructive and pragmatic dialogue between the business community and its stakeholders? What we particularly need are strong and detailed examples of good practice and the evidence about how CSR pays off – for shareholders, for employees. I would particularly like to hear how you think you can help deliver that.

Thirdly, information technologies and the growth of the Internet are bringing huge amounts of information within reach of the citizen. Workers and consumers are much better informed about their rights. People are increasingly aware of how their health and environment are adversely affected when companies pursue pure short-term profit objectives. Not only are Asian consumers becoming more demanding, but information technologies now give them access to a far wider range of suppliers and they can select those that meet their requirements.

Fourth, globalisation multiplies worldwide the harmful effects of unacceptable business practices. In response to this threat, NGOs too are growing in number and going global - mobilizing citizens and governments all over the planet.

Fifth, privatisation has brought companies face to face with their social obligations. As governments disengage from many areas of civil life, businesses must help fill the gap.

Sixth, as firms are increasingly exposed to global competition, they need a more business-friendly environment and call for lighter regulation. The counterpart to such flexibility is greater responsibility on their part. We thus see enterprises adopting codes of behaviour that are transparent and fair not only to their shareholders but also to the general public – and even to other operators only indirectly involved in their activities. Nor must we forget the important experiments with new forms of labour relations such as worker co-operatives and worker participation schemes.

Finally investors, and in particular pension funds are more and more sensitive to the social and environmental achievements of the firms they invest in. We are therefore beginning to see a growth in the numbers of “responsible” and “socially responsible” companies. The more durable and genuine this process is, means that fewer rules and regulations will have to be imposed by the relevant authority– and this is a trend we should all welcome…” Roger Haw
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A GROUP OF ANSTED UNIVERSITY RECEIVED AN OFFICIAL INVITATION BY THE DIVISION DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, UNESCO TO ATTEND THE 2ND INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON RESEARCH & HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY FORUM HELD AT UNESCO HEADQUARTER IN PARIS, FRANCE HELD ON 29TH NOVEMBER TILL 1ST DECEMBER 2006.



Today the mission of Ansted University has been highly recognized by UNESCO. After many years of close observation by UNESCO in regards to the Ansted University activities and its developments, the good news was that: on 1st August 2006, Professor Georges Haddad, Director, Division of Higher Education, UNESCO had sent an invitation to Ansted University via Prof. Dr. Roger Haw and had invited Ansted community to attend the “2nd UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge Colloquium on Research and Higher Education Policy, “Universities as Centres of Research and Knowledge Creation: An Endangered Species?” which was held on 29 November - 1 December 2006 in Paris, at UNESCO Headquarters, France.

A group of 17 Keynote Speakers and Discussants coming from 11 countries-USA, France, Sweden, Romania, Kenya, South Africa, Mexico, Thailand, China, Chile and Japan. Also, a team of 41 paper presenters/speakers/authors came from 32 countries-Malaysia, Canada, Puerto Rico, Egypt, Morocco, UK, Portugal, Colombia, Mexico, Nigeria, Rwanda, Lebanon, Jordan, Brazil, France, Tunisia, Australia, Argentina, South Africa, Mauritius, Netherlands, USA, UAE, Denmark, Cameron, Kenya, Ghana, Papa New Guinea, Indonesia, Poland, Iran, Finland and India. Without the dedicated 58 members of the Scientific Committees involved in the initiatives together with the 60 committed and hard working UNESCO Staff from the Division of Higher Education- the 2nd UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and

knowledge could not have been organized so successfully. The sections involved were Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge (HED/Forum), Section of International Cooperation in Higher education (HED/ICE), Section for Reform, Innovation and Quality Assurance (HEDF/RIQ), Section for Teacher Education (HED/TED), Section for Technical and vocational Education (HED/TVET), Secretariat, UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning IIEP, UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), Centre for Higher Education in Europe (CEPES), Culture Sector, Social and Human Sciences Sector, Natural Sciences Sector, UNESCO European Centre for Higher Education and UNESCO Regional Bureau – Beirut. Around 800 delegates supported the event.

Prof. Dr. Roger Haw has presented a complimentary copy of a series of CSR book, which was published by Ansted Service Center to Professor Georges Haddad, Director of the Division for Higher Education. He said to Prof. Dr. Roger Haw, Founder of Ansted Social Responsibility International Awards (ASRIA) Awards since the Ansted University social responsibility mission is: To promote World Peace through cultivating social responsibility practice is so timely and important he stated that Ansted University shall work closely with UNESCO for the benefit of society at large.

Also Professor Berit Olsson, Director, Swedish International Development Agency (SAREC), and Sweden received a book from Prof. Roger Haw and witnessed by Ansted delegates. Professor Georges Haddad and Professor Berit Olsson were very impressed with Ansted University initiatives and happily received the book.
(Note: If you are interested in knowing more about our programme agenda/souvenir programme/report of this event or the project initiated by UNESCO, do write to us for more information. Also we used to compile commendable messages written by Ansted delegates from various part of the world after attending and witnessing the event/project as a kind of feedback. It is our pleasure to share with you about our experience and learn from others with an open mind. We welcome collaboration proposal if you have any plans in mind. Please write to: http://www.ansteduniversity.org/Ansted%20University%20Past%20Activities/bnhaw@tm.net.my)

ANSTED UNIVERSITY CONVOCATION CEREMONY 2006 HELD IN PARIS.


Brief introduction:

Paris – The City of lights. This is where romance, love and passion began. For romantics, Paris is indeed for lovers. Museums, galleries, chic boutiques and fashionable people-Paris is lovely for sightseeing and people watching. One way to discover Paris is to stroll around the local markets. After that, take in the sights from the Eiffel Tower. Put on your beret and scarf, and become Parisian for a week! Paris has made great contributions in the fields of fashion, decorative arts, industrial design and popular culture. These are some of the places where you can find beautiful things to bring home. The Eiffel Tower is the quintessential symbol of Paris. Ascend to the second floor for a photo stop and enjoy a meal with magnificent views on the first floor, but be prepared to queue up. This is one attraction, which no one wants to miss.

Prior to the official graduation ceremony event started on 1st December, on 30th November after having lunch at one of the Chinese Restaurants in Paris we took a long distance walk leaded by Prof. Dr. Roger Haw, Ansted University Founding member to go to the Eiffel Tower. We took the golden opportunity to take outdoor beautiful photographs with Ansted University beautiful gown put on each Anstedee at the nearby garden of Eiffel Tower. This became the background of each photograph taken by delegates. On that day the temperature was 11 degree Centigrade and windy weather, which made us feel extremely cold. That was an interesting experience. According to people residing in Paris, Ansted University is the first foreign university to have selected the Eiffel Tower’s site as the landmark and background of university graduation ceremony photograph. This is indeed an excellent and innovative idea coming from Prof. Dr. Roger Haw with the approval of the Ansted University Board of Governors and relevant departments; an innovative and inspired idea, which will give a sweet and lasting memory for those delegates participating in the wonderful photograph sessions.

Ansted University has been organizing and involving in many international events starting from Malaysia and spreading over to various destinations such as Spain, Italy, India, London, Korea and in 2006 we came to Paris. All these activities, photographs plus interesting write-up/reports will be printed in the Ansted University commemorative magazine. We would like to thank all the contributors for supporting this magazine. More to read in the upcoming magazine publication...

Wearing academic gown outdoor at the nice view of Eiffel Tower in the open air was the very first time in the history of Ansted University was an exciting event. We are creating a corporate identity that will bond together the graduates and officers of the university into a single unified family - one with many branches, befitting the diverse disciplines and fields of study pursued within the modern university, but all united within a design concept that is recognizably unique. At whatever occasion the academic dress of Ansted University is worn, be it at a graduation ceremony, or within an educational setting, or on occasions of local or state ceremony, its members will be able to say with pride “I am a member of Ansted University’s family, and these robes are the outward symbol of my membership”.

In the evening of the 3rd day Ansted University held its 2006 graduation ceremony at Restaurant L’ Alchimie, Paris for many alumni and graduates who came from many parts of the world including Scotland, London, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Greece, Nigeria, Ghana, Poland, Canada, Slovenia, Malaysia and Germany. Prof. Roger Haw delivered the opening address; Dr. George Leung, Master of Ceremony and was assisted by Dr. V.S. Ratnam from Malaysia. Prof. Dr. Roger Haw had presented certificate of appreciations to recognize Dr. George Leung for his three consecutive years serving as Master of Ceremony at Ansted University events and also presented certificate of appreciations to Dr. Ratnam for serving two years as co-master of ceremony. All registered delegates have received their special designed certificate of attendance from Prof. Dr. Roger Haw and each of them also had received a limited edition souvenir programme for this particular two events held in Paris.

Dr. David B. Lingiah (UK), Dr. Antonios Katikas (Greece), Dr. John G. Slade (Germany) received their degrees scroll from Prof. Dr. Roger Haw, Founding member of Ansted University. This was the first time in the history of Ansted University Prof. Dr. Roger Haw has presented degree scroll to Ansted University graduates.

(Note: If you are interested in knowing more about our programme agenda/souvenir programme/report of this event or the project, do write to us for more information. Also we used to compile commendable messages written by our delegates from various part of the world after attending and witnessing our event/project as a kind of feedback. It is our pleasure to share with you about our experience and learn from others with an open mind. We welcome collaboration proposal if you have any plans in mind. Please write to: http://www.ansteduniversity.org/Ansted%20University%20Past%20Activities/bnhaw@tm.net.my)

CSR BOOK PRESENTATION AT THE “ROYAL CONFRATERNITY OF SAO TEOTONIO, PORTUGAL INVESTITURE AND DINNER AT THE LEGEND HOTEL, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA.


Prof. Dr. Roger Haw was invited to attend the “Royal confraternity of SAO TEOTONIO, Portugal Investiture and Dinner at The Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 14th January 2007 and he has presented books to all delegates.

SHORT COURSES CONDUCTED BY ANSTED UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED CAMPUSES AND TRAINING PROVIDERS


Our consulting services help organizations/institutions implement the theories, methods and solutions. Often, individuals are too close to specific situations to adequately identify the strengths and weaknesses of their organization. Ansted Consulting assists clients with integrated, solution-based services that help facilitate positive change in the structure, policies and procedures that govern your organization/institution. We are committed to providing the most comprehensive information to our clients. Our publishing services provide one more avenue for our clients to ensure that they have the latest and most accurate information on the issues affecting international organizations/institutions.

Consulting
The profound success and growth of an organization and institution has brought with it the need for updated and forward thinking approaches to organizational structure and management.

To assist you in reaching your full potential without distracting you from the real work at hand, ANSTED Consulting has developed a broad range of professional and cost effective consulting services to help you leverage the strengths of your organizational resources. Our strategic consulting services help clients to design and implement new policies and procedures, address outdated or ineffective systems, and create solution based goals and objectives. These issues must be addressed on an on-going basis to ensure that your organization is fully prepared to benefit from the social and economic opportunities that lay before you. ANSTED's extensive experience in consolidating our ability to work in respectful harmony with the clients we serve. Our commitment to tribal communities is rooted in our understanding of the structure and function of tribal government issues and our intimate familiarity with the complexities of contemporary International law.

Imperative to the success of any project is a firm grasp of goals and objectives. Our experienced resources can:

  1. Conduct a needs assessment survey to determine current conditions and identify anticipated outcomes.
  2. Develop and implement hands-on solutions that combine consulting and training services designed to meet your desired objectives.
  3. Evaluate the results and plan for continuous review and improvement.

NETWORKING AND FELLOWSHIP GATHERINGS AMONG ANSTED COMMUNITY & ASSOCIATES



"Networking" is one of those words now being bandied about, yet the concept is old. The country's top business executives and professionals have always relied on the "old-boy/girl network" to accomplish their goals. More recently, women trying to enter the world of business or politics realized they needed their own networks to succeed, and, in trying to figure out the rules of the game, have generated a plethora of books and articles on the subject.

"Networking” means connections and connections means more than just good business practice; they are the very lifeblood of commerce. Networking increases your options and broadens your horizons and, when it is done at the right level, it is a win-win situation for everyone, a good business deal after all needs to be mutually beneficial to all parties. World-class networking though can only work if the network itself is world class.

A contact network is a collection of acquaintances and people to whom you have access and who will facilitate your entry to organizations and people for whom you wish to work. The greater the number of people in your network, the greater your chance of success. Don't worry if your circle of friends and associates seem narrow. You probably have a large network that you have not activated. Furthermore, networks are not static; if properly cultivated, they grow geometrically. These activities will lead to an extensive contact network. You will have to keep in touch with people and keep relationships active because contacts take some time to mature. A final note about networking. Do not neglect your peers. Develop a group of people who are working in closely related areas, preferably not in direct competition with you. Consulting is unique, and you will feel more comfortable having a group of people around you who have chosen this lifestyle. The shared characteristics that brought you to consulting will often be conducive to good friendships. These people will be helpful in several ways. You can share resources, contacts, concerns, and information. If you have difficulty with a client, or experience a crisis, your peers can support you. If a group already exists, they may welcome you as a member. If not, form a new group. During networking, you will meet peers. If they are interested in creating or joining a group, suggest meeting for lunch or cocktails on a regular basis. Keep in touch always. Ansted has created this platform and encourage people to take part in Ansted’s family gathering activities in various part of the world.

 
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