Asia Science Deans' Summit is a prestigious annual event held in universities across Asia and it serves as a platform for science college/faculty/school deans meet to discuss best practices, current and future related issues for the advancement of science education, research, and service to the Asia community.
In conjunction with the commemoration of University of Malaya 111th Anniversary (UM111), the Faculty of Science University Malaya will be hosting the 2nd Asia Science Deans’ Summit 2016 on the 8th November 2016. One of the focuses of this year’s summit is to discuss the challenges and the way forward in tertiary science education in Asia. Science education is very important to the development of any nation in many areas. In fact, it is not an exaggeration to say that the future of a nation lies in knowledge. Scientifically literate population plays a crucial role in determining the ability to generate new knowledge, and to use it innovatively for the advancement of the nation. Good curriculum in science education or best practices for integrated curriculum design in science education is greatly important, especially in the tertiary level to achieve the aforementioned purposes. However, despite its importance, science education in many universities and colleges are still facing numerous challenges and issues.