Unhi – GAP International Seminar 2019


Higher education continues its evolution without any new reality.  Shifting student demographics, changing demands from the labor market, emerging educational technologies, growing national demands for accountability and quality assurance, and declining public funding, are among the global trends that are requiring colleges and universities to respond by transforming longstanding processes, and by questioning long-held assumptions.

Higher education leaders called upon to navigate these tempests are increasingly expected to be futurists and strategists, among other roles.  As futurists, higher education leaders must anticipate forces that may drive change over the next one, five, ten, or more years.  As strategists, the same leaders must prepare their institutions to respond and innovate in preparation for likely events.  Either of these roles presumes reasonably steady change; there may be the occasional disruption, such as economic challenges that strain resources, but the previously identified trends will reassert themselves, eventually.

Global megatrends that will affect higher education as an entire sector will necessarily have particular impacts on internationalization of the academy and the senior international officers who lead this. How, for example, will universities align such perennial objectives as broadening access to higher education with our own traditional goals, such as increasing participation in education abroad?  How closely will internationalization plans align with expectations regarding demonstrated ROI on a college degree?  How will rapidly developing new learning technology affect the future of campus internationalization?  Which new players or external agents as yet unknown will become our institutional partners in leading change?  These are just a few of the questions that may challenge senior international officers in the possible, probable yet mostly unpredictable future.

Universitas Hindu Indonesia and GAP-Grand Academic Portal invite submissions for sessions that consider international higher education leaders as both futurists and strategists.  We seek proposals that anticipate trends that may, directly and indirectly, affect international higher education in the nearer and longer term.  We particularly invite sessions that examine how senior international officers can lead innovation in a time of change.

Sub Themes:

  • Philosophy, Arts, and Religion
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Political Studies
  • Education
  • Theories and Interdisciplinary Approaches in  Cultural Studies
  • Area Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Identity, Local Autonomy, and Nationalism
  • Economic Growth, Prosperity, and Index of Happiness
  • Creativity, Innovation, and Cultural Heritage
  • Local Wisdom, Local Language, and Globalisation
  • Social Media and Political Discourses
  • Youth, Violence, and Education System
  • Intolerance, Radicalism and Disintegration
  • Border Studies, Area Studies and Maritime Studies
  • Importance of Cross-Border Research in Higher education
  • Challenges specific to Higher Education in Asia
  • Global Academia and Asian Higher Education- compare and Contrast
  • Impact of Ancient Culture and Heritage on Modern Higher Education – Asian Scenario
  • Conflict, Struggle and Trauma – Deliberations in  Education and Local Literature

Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Susanto Zuhdi, Professor at Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Indonesia.

Organised by:

Universitas Hindu Indonesia –  www.unhi.ac.id

Jalan Sangalangit Tembau, Penatih, Denpasar, Bali-INDONESIA, TELP. +62 361 464700 – 464800

Grand Academic Portal (GAP)  www.grandacademicportal.education

Contact: Unhi-GAP International Seminar Committee:  unhigap2019@gmail.com

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

  • The abstract should have  300-350 words with 4-5 keywords
  • The name of the author and affiliation should be clearly mentioned
  • Please use Times New Roman, Font 12, 1.5 spacing
  • Selected peer-reviewed papers will be published in the Open Access Peer Reviewed ISSN Global Journal of GAP ( www.gapjpurnals.org)

Please register and submit your abstract at


Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: February 28, 2019 (deadline)

Review of the abstract: March 1 – 6, 2019

Registration: April 18, 2019 (deadline)

Full Paper Submission, April 18 – May 10, 2019 (deadline)


Registration Charges:

    • For GAP NGO Life members – No registration fees
    • For Local Academia participant – Rp. 250.000,00 (IDR) / 17.50 USD
    • For Local Academia presenter – Rp. 250.000,00 (IDR) / 17.50 USD
    • For Research scholars – Rp. 500.000 (IDR) / 35 USD
    • For Industry Patrons – Rp. 750.000 (IDR) / 52.50 USD
    • In absentia presentation and publication – Rp. 500.000 (IDR) / 35 USD

To be paid to Nevi Dyah Prativi  (WA: 081805517272)

Account Bank Number: BNI 0792572215


Conference Patrons: 

  • Dicky Sofjan, Ph.D. – Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS), International Ph.D Program, Graduate School, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)
  • Prof. Dr. phil. I Ketut Ardhana, M. A. – Professor in Asian History at Universitas Udayana – The Director of the Widya Kerthi Foundation (YPWK) – Board Member of the International Federation of Social Sciences Organization (IFSSO)
  • Prof. Dr. I Made Damriyasa, M.S. – Rector of Universitas Hindu Indonesia, Denpasar (UNHI)
  • Prof. Dr. Yekti Maunati, M.A. – Senior Researcher and Anthropologist – Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Jakarta – Member of the International Federation of Social Sciences Organization (IFSSO)
  • Dr. Gurudutta Japee- Founder – GAP, Associate Professor, Head, Dept. of Advanced Business Studies, School of Commerce Gujarat University. Ahmedabad- Gujarat- India

Conference Organisers:

  • Dr. Ni Putu Suwardani, M.Pd. – Universitas Hindu Indonesia (Unhi), Denpasar, Bali – Indonesia
  • Dr. I Dewa Ketut Budiana, M.Fil.H – Pendidikan Widya Kerthi Foundation, Bali – Indonesia
  • Dr. Drs. I Gusti Made Aryana, M.Pd. – Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha (Undiksha), Singaraja, Bali – Indonesia
  • Dr. A. A. Gede Raka, M.Si. – Universitas Warmadewa, Denpasar, Bali – Indonesia
  • Dr. I Gusti Ngurah Seramasara – Indonesia Institute of Arts, Denpasar, Bali – Indonesia
  • Fransiska Dewi Setiowati Sunaryo, SS., M.Hum. – Universitas Udayana, Bali – Indonesia
  • Dr.Jasmin Gujarathi- Founder –GAP, Professor, G.J. Patel Institute of Ayurveda Studies- Vidyanagar, Gujarat- India
  • Dr. Preeti Oza-Founder- GAP, Ast. Professor, Department of English, St. Andrew’s College, University of Mumbai – India
  • Made Adi Widyatmika, ST., M.Si. – Universitas Hindu Indonesia (Unhi), Denpasar, Bali – Indonesia

Advisory Committee:

  • Prof. Dr. phil. I Ketut Ardhana, M.A. (Universitas Hindu Indonesia)
  • Prof. Dr. I Made Damriyasa, M.S. (Universitas Hindu Indonesia)
  • Prof. Dr. Ida Ayu Gede Yadnyawati, M.Pd.

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