Supporting Partners

Professor Perry Hobson, Dr. Andy Nazarechuk, and Mr. Alan Williams identified the need for quality online hospitality & tourism educational content due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Together, they created an online webinar series called “30 Minute Talks”. These webinars were created to offer short and informative presentations on a wide variety of topical programs that capture the attention of students, faculty, and administrators in today’s online world.

Emerald Publishing is one of the world’s leading digital first publishers, commissioning, curating and showcasing research that can make a real difference. They work with thousands of universities and business schools across the world to share knowledge and provoke the kind of debate that leads to positive change. They are a family business passionate about people and doing things differently. While their roots are in publishing, they recognise the audiences need unique support, guidance and resources.

Sarawak Research Society (SRS) is committed to research that advances knowledge and makes contribution to practice in Sarawak and beyond. SRS aims to provide academics, researchers, students and practitioners a platform to interact and move forward. It also aims to afford budding researchers opportunities to network with academics and practitioners in their areas. SRS seeks to improve the quality of research and create an avenue for inter-disciplinary studies so as to bring together researchers and practitioners from various disciplines and industries for the betterment of the society. To learn more about SRS, please visit

UiTM Sabah Branch

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) is Malaysia’s largest institution of higher learning in terms of by physical infrastructure, staff organization (academic and non-academic), and student enrolment. The university has expanded nationwide with 12 branch campuses, a workforce of 17,000, and home to some 172,000 students. Established in March 1973 and with the support from the Sabah Foundation and State Government, UiTM Sabah branch has grown to be a university of choice among the locals. The campus offers tertiary education in three fields: Business and Management, Science and Technology, and Social Science and Humanities with nearly 20 academic programmes.

RCE Kuching

Acknowledged by United Nation University (UNU) on September 2018, the Regional Centre of Expertise Kuching (RCE Kuching) was established to create and promote sustainable-literate communities in Sarawak’s capital City. As the first RCE in East Malaysia and the fourth in the country, its focus area and projects are concentrated in and around the main water source for Kuching – Sarawak River Kiri. RCE Kuching aims to engage with all sectors in society, especially youth to raise the sustainability literacy of the rural and urban communities of Kuching.

The National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) was established following His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s vision of advancing Thailand’s development through the establishment of an advanced educational institution to prepare people to become agents of change for national development.

The inception of NIDA grew out of His Majesty the King’s discussions of the country’s development with Mr. David Rockefeller of the Rockefeller Foundation in the United States of America in 1963. As a result, NIDA was established on April 1, l966.

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) specialises in providing business management degrees with a hospitality focus and aims to become the world’s leading hospitality management school.

With internationally recognised study programmes, highly respected Faculty members drawn from all over the world, state of the art infrastructure, modern facilities, strong partnerships within the hospitality industry and the close proximity of EAHM to some of the best hotels in the world, EAHM truly is, at The Heart of Hospitality.

As a social enterprise based in Indonesia, Research Synergy Foundation (RSF) aims to provide good research ecosystem. In addition to providing a medium where scholars can share their research and ideas, RSF also offers programs to sharpen research knowledge and skills. We care about innovative ideas and potentials that can be nurtured and developed. RSF has an integrated system that cares for your research and professional development. It is an avenue to collaborate with worldwide scholars and initiate cross border projects for the betterment of the academic and society.

Certitraining Company

Certitraining implement the teaching philosophy of “combination of theory and practice”: seeking truth from facts and keeping improving. Education and learning are no longer limited to the theoretical basis of the book. The case in practice is the best teaching material in learning, so that students can understand the pulse and development direction of the enterprise, so as to enhance the competitiveness of future employment and be effective. Improve the gap between school education and employers, promote students’ whole-person education for a long time, and strive to achieve the educational goals of industry-university integration.

More Supporting Partners to be confirmed.