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Higher Education & Community Engagement: Innovative Practices and Challenges Across ASEAN and Asia

Presents innovative ideas and collaborative solutions to support higher education and community engagement discussed in the2nd UKM-AUN Regional Forum on University Social Responsibility and Sustainability - hosted in Malaysia 2011. Covers community engagement through researches and educational services, such as institutionalizing industry-community linkage with higher education, innovative practices in community-based curricular development. Exemplifies university social responsibility cases led by industry and NGOs, for instance, Malaysian Nature Society, Malaysia’s international humanitarian actions, and Sime Darby Foundations’ CSR. Demonstrates mechanism to encourage youth and community engagement across ASEAN and Asia, such as promoting volunteerism, youth engagement in Asia-Europe Foundation, spare-time university. Includes case studies of university-community knowledge sharing, for example bringing solar energy to public, university-community’s sport partnership, science and technology for community as a social responsibility.