University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific

Brief overview

UMAP is the acronym for the “University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific”. Founded in 1991, it is a voluntary association of government and non-government representatives of the higher education (university) sector.

The general aim of UMAP is for each of the countries and territories in the Asia- Pacific region to achieve a better understanding of the cultural, economic and social systems of the other countries and territories in the region through enhanced cooperation among higher education institutions and increased mobility of university students and staff.

UMAP Consortium promotes student exchanges among more than 600 colleges and universities in 36 countries/territories in Asia and the Pacific Rim. Indonesia participated as full member in 2019 and ITS Surabaya become the National Secretariat.


  • UMAP has over 570 member universities from 35 countries. Membership is open to countries/territories in the Asia-Pacific region, and can be represented by government universities or higher education ministries.
  • Full list of members:

ITS activities highlights

  1. May 17, 2019: ITS attended the First UMAP Board Meeting 2019 at Toyo University in Tokyo, Japan.
  2. November 13th 2019: UMAP International Conference 2019 at Hotel Nikko in Bangkok, Thailand.
  3. November 14, 2019: The Second UMAP Board Meeting 2019 held at Hotel Nikko in Bangkok, Thailand.
  4. ITS is currently UMAP national secretariat for Indonesia.

Cooperation with UMAP Members

  • Sending 4 ITS Students to Okanagan College, Canada for fall semester exchange in 2019 & 2020
  • As the keynote speaker at UMAP meeting Philippines Regional in 23-34 Oct 2019

Gallery of ITS Students in Okanagan College Canada Fall 2019




Access to UMAP gives Indonesian education institutions the following:

  1. Mobility for students and faculty via reciprocal exchanges to higher education institutions in Asia and on the Pacific Rim.
  2. Promotion of short-term (1-8 week) programs to a wide range of stakeholders.
  3. Access to scholarships for study in Japan and Taiwan
  4. A foothold in emerging and existing markets for international students
  5. Strategic partnerships with UMAP partner institutions that share their values and vision around internationalization
Second UMAP Board Meeting 2019 at Hotel Nikko in Bangkok, Thailand.


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  • ITS Contact person : Assoc.Prof.Dr. Maria Anityasari (Director of ITS Global Engagement); Ms Cahyani Satiya Pratiwi (ITS Global Engagement)