Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ng Swee Chin delivering the welcome address on behalf of Datuk Dr Tan Chik Heok.
Assoc. Prof. Dr Ng (right) chairing the first keynote address with Prof. Dr Branislav Antala (left).
The official opening of the conference attended by (from left) Assoc. Prof Dr Ong Tah Fatt, Co-Chair of the 3rd FIEP Asia Conference Editorial Committee, Assoc. Prof. Dr Wee Eng Hoe, 3rd FIEP Asia Conference Editorial Committee Chairman and Scientific Committee Chairperson, Assoc. Prof. Dr Ng Swee Chin, Prof. Dr Branislav Antala, Prof. Dr Raha binti Haji Abdul Rahim, Assoc. Prof. Dr Loke Chui Fung, Dean of FOAS and Organising Chairman of the 3rd FIEP Asia Conference, Dr Chook Ka Joo, Vice President of TAR UC, Mr. Lee Hwee Chuin, Legal Adviser of TAR UC, and Dr Oo Pou San, Vice President of TAR UC.
On 1 – 3 June 2018, TAR UC played host to the 3rd International Federation of Physical Education (‘FIEP’) Asia Conference on Physical Education and Sports (‘ACPES’) 2018 at Bangunan Tun Tan Siew Sin, Kuala Lumpur Main Campus, making TAR UC the second higher education institution in the world to have hosted this event.
The FIEP Asia Conference is a biennial gathering of the scientists, experts and students to share and discuss their ideas, passion and best practices in the field of physical education and sports. It also offers the wonderful opportunity of networking with leading experts, inspiring speakers and top scientists from across the globe.
The first two editions of the FIEP Asia Conference (2014 and 2016) were held at the Kogakuin University of Tokyo in Japan before TAR UC was offered the privilege to host the third edition in partnership with FIEP Europe.
“We are extremely delighted and honoured to host this 3rd FIEP Asia Conference. I am proud that TAR UC has reached new heights in organising an international event such as this, and I will be looking forward to more of the same,” exclaimed Assoc. Prof. Dr Ng Swee Chin, Vice President of TAR UC who delivered the opening speech on behalf of Datuk Dr Tan Chik Heok, President of TAR UC.
“I also hope that we can adopt some of the good practices presented in this conference and put into our implementation plan for the diverse modes of education including physical education in TAR UC.”
Officiating this year’s FIEP Asia Conference was Prof. Dr Raha binti Haji Abdul Rahim, Director of Division of Excellence Planning for Higher Education Institution, Department of Higher Education under the Ministry of Education Malaysia, and she commended TAR UC for successfully bringing this conference to Malaysia.
“Physical fitness is a lifelong activity and there is no better time to collaborate and catalyse the market and interest for an active lifestyle. I strongly believe there is a lot to offer and learn from this conference through its network of contacts, experts and exchange of ideas among individuals and organisations.
“This bodes well for Malaysia’s aim to promote a healthy lifestyle and eventually becoming a sporting nation in the future,” she said.
The 3rd FIEP Asia Conference opened with the keynote address delivered by Prof. Dr. Branislav Antala, Vice President of FIEP World International and President of FIEP Europe, entitled ‘Health and Physical Education Among Children and Youth – A European Perspective’, which was chaired by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ng.
The three-day conference also featured presentations from speakers renowned in the field of physical education and sports, hailing from various countries such as Slovakia, Japan, Sweden, USA, Ireland, Singapore and Australia, amongst others.