EURAS Online Event

As EURAS-Eurasian Universities Union, we are pleased to host an International Panel of Expert Speakers on the topic of “How COVID-19 is Transforming International Education” on 8th of July, 2020 at 15:00 (Istanbul Time-GMT+3) on Zoom for EURAS Members.

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“How COVID-19 is Transforming International Education”


Prof. Dr. Zainuddin ABD MANAN

Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academics and International, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Abdul Manan is the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Vice President) of Academics and International of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).  He is a professor of chemical engineering, the founding director of UTM Process Systems Engineering Centre (PROSPECT), founding Dean of the UTM Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering, founder of UTM Sustainable Energy Management Program, the founder of OPTIMISE Sdn Bhd (a UTM spin-off company) and the founder of UTM Synergy 4.0 Transformation Program. He began his career as an engineer in PETRONAS and Hume Industries and has been an academic leader, educator, researcher, consultant and professional coach for 25 years. He completed over 100 R & D & consultancy projects, has numerous patents and more than 450 publications that include 15 books/chapters, more than 200 refereed journals and 220 conference proceedings on sustainable engineering of resources (energy, power, water, emissions & materials) (Scopus H-Index:33; Google H-Index: 41)


International Education Consultant and Coach, UK

Sirin provides independent Consultancy and Coaching services. As a consultant, Sirin typically works with managers and leaders who are working within the international education sector to meet ambitious targets. Sirin utilises her knowledge and leadership experience of over 20 years in the international education sector, and applies her coaching skills to identify and understand clients’ real needs and organisational priorities, to create evidence-based, bespoke, workable and outcome-focused road maps and plans. Sirin specialises in global engagement strategy, student recruitment, the marketing of international teaching partnerships, effective management of agents, training and the building of internal capabilities, and always with a focus on internal buy-in for successful creation and delivery of strategies and plans. Her regional expertise include Central Asia, Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and East Asia. As the MD of SMyles Consultancy and Coaching, Sirin works with distinguished associates to bring her clients the essential expertise and knowledge to provide the best service to match their needs. 

Konstantin PLATONOV

Associate Head of International Office, HSE University – St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Mr. Platonov has over 12 years of experience in International Education Management and global projects. He worked as Head of International Office of Saint-Petersburg University, the oldest university of Russia. He was Fulbright Foundation fellow at Columbia University in New York and he also worked for Olympic Games in Sochi and FIFA World Cup in Russia. Today, Mr. Platonov works as Associate Head of International Office of HSE University in Saint-Petersburg, one of the most dynamic universities in modern Russia. He oversees international partnerships and international student experience.

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