Tuesday, 21 May 2013 14:32

1st International Scholars Conference

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Partnership of Four Asian Adventist Universities Presents

1st International Scholars Conference

October 3-4, 2013

Asia-Pacific International University, Muak Lek, Saraburi, Thailand

Theme: “Improving School Performance”

Call for Papers

You are invited to present a paper at the 1st International Scholars Conference that will be held at Asia-Pacific International University, Muak Lek, Saraburi, Thailand.

Research papers are invited in any of the following tracks:

  • Development of knowledge that may improve the content of teaching in the area of science, health, language, arts, information technology, psychology, education, business, theology, etc.
  • School management that relates to schools’ strategic plans, finance, marketing, human resource management, information system, educational technology, evaluation, curriculum and instruction.
  • Student activities such as community services, music, sport, etc.

Guidelines for Submission of Papers:

  • Conference papers include research reports, comprehensive reviews of the literature, or evaluation of programs/methodology.
  • Paper submitted is expected to contain original work which has not been published elsewhere.
  • Abstract maximum length is 150 words.
  • Full paper maximum length is 25 double spaced pages, including tables, charts, figures, and references.
  • The paper should include a title, abstract, a list of key words, and references.
  • Selected papers will be published in Catalyst (AIU academic journal). For more information about publication requirements for Catalyst see our webpage
  • All submissions must be MS Word documents emailed to one of the following addresses: or

Keynote Speakers:

John Wesley Taylor, Ph.D.
Liaison for higher education to Inter-American Division, South Pacific Division and West-Central Africa Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist

Siriporn Tantipoonwinai, Ph.D.
President emeriti of Asia-Pacific International University and Principal Lecture in health education

Invited Speakers:

Loren Agrey, Ph.D.
President, Asia-Pacific International University, Muak Lek, Saraburi, Thailand

Francisco D. Gayoba, Ph.D.
President, Adventist University of the Philippines, Silang, Cavite, Philippines

Reymand Hutabarat, Ph.D.
President, Universitas Advent Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia

A. Tommy Mambu, Ph.D.
President, Universitas Klabat, Manado, Indonesia

Registration Fee:

  • No registration fee for paper presenter (one presenter per topic)
  • Participants: US$50 (or 1,500 Baht) per person
  • Students: US$25 (or 750 Baht) per person
  • Limited accommodations are available for free inside the campus for four days from October 2 to 6, 2013. The free accommodation will be given on a first-register-first-serve basis. There are several hotels around the campus that cost approximately between 1,000 Baht to 3,000 Baht per night. Transportation will be provided from and to the hotel during the conference.
  • (Exchange rate US $1=30.00 Baht, depending on foreign exchange rates)
  • Meals are available at the university cafeteria at your expenses. It costs around 100 Baht (US$3.50) per meal.
  • There will be a university bus or van that will fetch participants from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) airport on Wednesday. Please let us know your flight schedule.

Important Dates:

  • Submission of Abstract: July 22, 2013
  • Submission of Full Paper: August 19, 2013
  • Conference: October 3-4, 2013

Organizing Institutions:

1. Asia-Pacific International University (AIU) Muak Lek, Saraburi, Thailand
2. Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP) Silang, Cavite, Philippines
3. Universitas Advent Indonesia (UNAI) Bandung, Indonesia
4. Universitas Klabat (UNKLAB) Airmadidi, Manado, Indonesia

About Thailand

Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia with coasts on the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. It borders Myanmar (Burma) to the north-west, Laos to the north-east, Cambodia to the south-east and Malaysia to the south. With great food, a tropical climate, fascinating culture and great beaches, Thailand is a magnet for travellers the world over. (Wikitravel).

About AIU

Asia-Pacific International University is rooted from Southeast Asia Union College, Singapore established in 1906. Asia-Pacific International University provides a faith-based education where students are supported by their teachers in discovering knowledge and understanding one-self more completely through the learning process. The teaching faculty, support staff and administration are dedicated to embracing students, by not only caring for their intellectual development, but also their spiritual growth, and physical well-being. The campus culture is founded on international understanding, a strong values orientation, an abiding faith in God, all with the intention of helping students find purpose and meaning in life. Opportunities to enhance leadership skills are readily available to prepare students for their future career path along with activities to help develop a passion to serve their fellow man. (Dr. Loren G. Agrey, President of AIU).

For Registration Contact:

Miss. Huo Yuanyuan
Tel. +66 (0) 36-720777 ext. 1191
Fax. +66 (0) 36-720673
Email: or





Tuesday, 21 May 2013 14:30

Research Center

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About the Research Center for Organizational Development

The Research Center for Organizational Development (RCOD) is a newly established research institute owned and operated by Asia-Pacific International University. Though owned by the university, the Research Center for Organizational Development is a self-supported nonprofit organization. Its main activities are conducting research with the purposes of evaluation and developing theories, methods, and technologies used by social or business organizations for improving organizational performance.

Our Mission

The Research Center for Organizational Development’s mission is to improve organizational performance through research and consultation.

Our Vision

The Research Center for Organizational Development’s vision is to become internationally recognized for significant contributions in organizational development.

Our Activities

  • Conduct research that supports our mission.
  • Disseminate research findings through publications, seminars, conferences and consultation.
  • Develop theories, models and methods that develop organizations.

Our Principal Researchers

Damrong Sattayawaksakool , BBA, BEcon, MBA, PhD(c)
Associate Professor of business.
Bachelor of Business Administration from Payap University ,
Bachelor of Economics from Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University.
Master in Business Administration from Adventist University of the Philippines,
and candidate Doctor of Philosophy from Dhurakij Pundit University International College.

Henry Forster, BSc, MBA, PhD
Professor of strategic management.
Bachelor of Science from Wayne State University,
Master of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University and
Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership from Andrews University, USA.

Ronny Kountur, BBA, MMgt, DrMgtSc, PhD
Associate Professor of Business and Research.
Bachelor In Business Administration from Klabat University,
Master of Management and Doctor of Management Science from Technological University of the Philippines, and
Doctor of Philosophy in Research and Evaluation from University of the Philippines.



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