European Research Day Malaysia 2019

    27/08/2019 - 08:30
    Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
    27/08/2019 - 17:00
    EURAXESS ASEAN with the support of AEI@UM

What is this event?

Are you interested in advancing your research career in Europe? Do you want to collaborate with European research partners? This event is your chance to find out about the European researcher mobility programmes and research collaboration opportunities that are available to you. The programme includes hands-on advice from expert speakers on proposal preparation and science communication. You will also have the opportunity to talk to fellow researchers who have already benefited from these programs, and to gain practical tips from them on how to be successful in your application.

Who should attend?

PhD candidates, post-doctoral researchers and established researchers of all disciplines and all nationalities. Representatives of university research support offices and international relations offices are very welcome to join. This event is not designed for students or undergraduates.

How much is it?

The event is free of charge! Participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.

Do I need to register?

Yes, registration is required as seating is limited. Registration opens on 31 July 2019.


E-mail: susanne.rentzow-vasu@euraxess.net







Mr Pekka Pentilla, Trade attaché, European Union Delegation to Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Low Wah Yun, Deputy Executive Director (Research & Internationalisation), Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya


09:05 – 09:20

Why Researcher Mobility Matters

Dato Prof Dr Fauzi Mohd. Zain, Director, Research Excellence Division, Ministry of Education Malaysia

09:20 – 09:35

Research Destination Europe: Open to the World

Dr Susanne Rentzow-Vasu, Regional Representative, EURAXESS ASEAN

Mr Eng Guang (Mostly) Yeo, former executive at EURAXESS Grenoble (France)

09:35 – 10:30

Panel discussion: “Going global - How to build an international research network”

Moderator:  Prof. Dr. Low Wah Yun, Deputy Executive Director (Research & Internationalisation), Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya

Mr Lim Chee Hwa, Managing Director, One Team Networks Sdn. Bhd.

Assoc. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Masria Mustafa, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

Associate Professor Wong Kok Sheik, Associate Head (Research) School of IT, Monash University

10:30 – 11:00


Tea Break


11:00 – 11:30

Research Career Development with Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions – Individual Fellowships for PhDs & Postdocs and Staff Exchanges

Dr Susanne Rentzow-Vasu, Regional Representative, EURAXESS ASEAN

11:30 – 12:00

Getting involved in international research networks with MSCA-RISE

Moderator: Dr Susanne Rentzow-Vasu, Regional Representative, EURAXESS ASEAN

Dr Norhaida Suaib, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Participant in MSCA-RISE project ANIAGE

12:00 – 12:20



Research & Funding Opportunities in France

Ms Hélène Barrett, Chargée de coopération universitaire, Embassy of France

12:20 – 12:50


Best-practice sharing session: 101 of publishing a scientific paper

Barry Clarke, Managing Director, Taylor&Francis Asia Pacific

12:50 – 13.10

Research & Funding Opportunities in Germany

Dr Brian Treneman, Director, DAAD Malaysia

13:10 – 14:00

Networking & Lunch Break

14:00 – 14.20

Research & Funding Opportunities in UK/Newton Fund

Ms Maithili Vasudevan, Newton Fund Strategic Manager, British High Commission Malaysia

14:20 – 14:50

Best-practice sharing session: Effective science communication


Ms Kuek Yen Sim, Ms Rowena Lim, British Council Malaysia


Prof. Dr. Abhi Veerakumarasivam,

Professor of Genetics, Sunway University / Chair, International Network for Government Science Advice Asia / Co-Chair, ASEAN Young Scientists Network / Winner of Global FameLab 2016

Dr Mohd Hazreen Abdul Rashid, Medical Doctor / Winner of FameLab Malaysia 2019

14:50 – 15:10

Research & Funding Opportunities in Switzerland

Mr Werner Bardill, Deputy Head of Mission / Counsellor, Embassy of Switzerland in Malaysia

15:10 – 15:40

Best-practice sharing session: Proposal writing & defining research impact

Facilitator: Dr Brian Trenaman, Director, DAAD Malaysia

Expert speaker: Dr Tong Woei Yenn, DIES ProGrant Trainer

15:40 – 16:00

Opportunities for collaboration and exchange with Erasmus+

Mr Francisco Guerra-Pires, Political Officer, European Union Delegation to Malaysia

Mr Ronald Willie Binati, Senior Lecturer, Berjaya University College / Erasmus Mundus Association SEA

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee Break & Networking with speakers



    Asia-Europe Institute at University of Malaya