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We are pleased to announce our new member to AAPBS:

Please congratulate and welcome our new members!

>> Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

More information about our new member and links to their websites can be found below on page 6




MAY 14-16, 2018

NEW MEMBERS - Member encouraging new members to join!

We want our members to actively encourage more institutions to join AAPBS. 

If you would like to recommend an institution who is not already on our member list, 

please send their details to the AAPBS Secretariat at so that we can contact them.


Pease invite and share to your colleagues and friends!

Come, and visit us!


Dear AAPBS Members,

In accordance with the current Constitution for the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS) , 

and as endorsed by Council on 28th May 2018, the following changes to the Constitution are proposed.

The change is necessary for AAPBS to move forward, to ensure the Associations sustainability and to support our strategic plans for membership and value


The President shall normally serve a term of one year to The President shall serve a term of two years.

Voting Format

Change to voting format – Full members will be asked to vote on the proposed changes.

- There will be one vote per Full Member institution on one motion in respect of all of the proposed change to the Constitution

If two-thirds of Full Members ARE present during the town hall meeting at the Annual Meeting 2018, - By paper ballot

If two-thirds of Full Members ARE NOT present during the town hall meeting at the Annual Meeting 2018,

- By email immediately following the Annual Meeting today

PLEASE NOTE: If AAPBS does not hear from members in 10 working days from the date of the email, we will assume 

they have approved the changes to the AAPBS Constitution as proposed 

To support the changes approved by members and from 1 January 2019

Administration processes – new and revised

New and revised administrative processes and documentation will be put in place, and

All member communications will be updated (AAPBS website, AAPBS brochure, AAPBS PowerPoint presentation)

Distribution of the new Constitution to members

Copies of the new Constitution will be distributed to members as soon as its available

Invitation to the 2018 AAPBS Annual Meeting from Professor Chris Styles to AAPBS Members

Dear AAPBS Members,


It is my great honour on behalf of the UNSW Business School to invite you to join us in Sydney on November 18-20 for the 2018 AAPBS Annual Meeting.

The Meeting theme The Future of Work will be the focal point for a series of presentations, 

panel discussions and conversations on matters of mutual interest to businesses and business schools.

Our Meeting will be characterised by the strong involvement of senior figures from the business world

who will engage with us on matters related to the way in which organisations and industries are responding 

to emerging opportunities and challenges in regard to the reorganization of how their strategies are to be achieved.

Themed sessions will deal with the perspective from business across finance and manufacturing, 

and from professional service firms who are both facing challenges as an industry and seeing the future of work as an area offering consulting opportunities.  

In addition, the significance of entrepreneurial ventures in envisioned futures will be addressed along with the challenges facing the corporate world, 

and the broader social policy implications.

A key thread throughout these presentations and discussions will be the implications for business schools 

whether it be the future form that business schools will take, impacts on programs portfolios and curricula, or the contribution that business


schools can make through research (both discipline-based and interdisciplinary).

The 2018 AAPBS Annual Conference will be held at the Four Seasons Sydney hotel in the Circular Quay area of Sydney, 

where it is on the edge of both the Sydney CBD and Sydney Harbour. This location will allow attendees easy access to both conference sessions 

and the prime tourist attractions of the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the area known as the Rocks.

I look forward to greeting you in Sydney in November. In the meantime, 

please refer to our conference website for further details.

professor Chris Styles


UNSW Business School



Q. Why does your institution want to become a member of AAPBS? Please explain:


By becoming a member of AAPBS, it has definitely increased the reputation and marketability of our programs. It would enhance our programs visibility to the market as we would promote through effective networking session with all association members.


Besides, it would open up wider opportunities for us to get in contact with all the association members to exchange ideas and information, learn from their best practices and sharing great practices and implementation for mutual benefits.



The university was formerly known as Pusat Latihan Staf Politeknik (PLSP) which was established on September 16 , 1993. 

The core business of PLSP then was to train and produce polytechnics academic staff to become knowledgeable and skilful in various engineering fields. 

The training institute was jointly administered by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and the Ministry of Education Malaysia.

Three years later, PLSP was upgraded to Institut Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn (ITTHO). Dato Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak 

who was then the Minister of Education made the official announcement of the new status on April 12, 1996.

 This promotion was an acknowledgment of the institution's excellence in producing human resources for technical education.

On September 27, 2000, the institute achieved another milestone when the Malaysian government agreed to award a university-college status to the institute. 

This status served to recognise its contributions in the development of science and technology as well as its role in helping the nation to achieve its aspirations. 

With its new status, the institution was renamed as Kolej Universiti Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn (KUiTTHO) and the official announcement was 

made by Tan Sri Dato Seri Musa bin Mohamed, the then Minister of Education.

KUiTTHO continued to progress and produce skilful, knowledgeable and competitive graduates.

Consequently, the Malaysian government, on September 20, 2006, agreed to award the university-college a full university status 

and changed its name to Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. On February 1, 2007, Datuk Mustapha Mohamed, 

the Minister of Higher Education officially announced the change of status. Subsequently, Dato Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein Onn made 

the official declaration of the change of name on March 2, 2007.



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