UNTA 2017’s overarching theme is Innovative Education Practice, particularly as it relates to agricultural education. The meeting information will be updated regularly.
The theme of the 5th UNTA meeting 2016 to be highlighted is “Innovation in a Higher Education for Tropical Agriculture” with the objectives: (1) Create opportunities for members of UNTA to share experiences in higher education innovation in the fields of tropical agriculture in order to improve the quality of education of the members; and (2) Search for opportunities to develop collaborative activities on exchange of students, faculties and research cooperation between the members.
UNTA 2015 meeting and seminar will be held in Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia on December 14-15 2015. Three themes of the event to be highlighted are ‘Wealth Creation Through Agri-entrepreneurship and Extension’, ‘From the bench to market’, and ‘Enhancing Academic Mobility’. It expected that each theme will be discussed and arrived to conclusion. This event will strengthen agricultural higher education networks in tropical region in education and research.
This year, Kasetsart University feels most honored to host the 2nd UNTA Meeting 2014 during the period of September 8-11, 2014, at the Kasetsart University Golden Jubilee Building, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand, the theme “Tropical Agriculture for Food and Nutrition Security”. Objectives 1. To provide opportunities for faculty members, scientists, scholars, and researchers to exchange their idea and knowledge in Tropical Agriculture for Food and Nutrition Security as well as other related areas, 2. To demonstrate to the public the roles of higher education institutes towards Global Food and Nutrition Security issues, and 3. To enhance an academic cooperation and advance research cooperation between UNTA members and guest universities.
In conjunction with The 50th Years Anniversary of Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), UNTA 2013 meeting and seminar is held at IPB, Bogor , Indonesia on September 3-4, 2013. The theme of the event is “Industrial Agriculture for Sustainable Food Security and Rural Development”. It expected that this event will strengthen agricultural higher education networks to respond to the opportunities and challenges in developing sustainable agriculture through collaborative education and research.
The 2013 International Symposium on Agriculture in the Tropic (ISAT) will focus on the “Development and Future Goals for Agricultural Systems in the Tropics” through integrating the knowledge of Agribusiness Management, Plant Science and Horticulture, Animal Science and Aquaculture, Agriculture Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, and Food Science. The Symposium will bring together distinguished scholars and experts from Taiwan and other tropical regions to examine and develop future goals on methods and application approaches to operating interactions on behalf of the beneficiaries of agricultural systems in the tropics.
UNTA 2012 NPUST,Taiwan The forum seeks to assemble universities with distinguished features and focus on agriculture. It expects to build a platform of communication for members to bond and share knowledge and strategies in hope to improve the quality and standard of higher education in Southeast Asia.