12th International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education
12th International Symposium on
Advances in Technology Education
Nurturing Professionals for Smart Cities:
Way Forward for Technology Education
18-21 September 2018, Hong Kong
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The International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education (ISATE) provides a platform for educators from higher education institutions to share their knowledge and experiences in practice-based engineering and technology education. Through the Symposium, stakeholders can benefit from sharing innovative teaching methodologies and practices for Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET).
Brief History of Isate
ISATE started in 2007 as an international academic exchange between ten institutions (known as Kosen in Japan) in the Kyushu and Okinawa districts of Japan, and three polytechnics in Singapore. Its aim was to enhance the quality of engineering education in each participating institution. In 2010, all the other institutions of Kosen Japan joined the symposium under the initiative of National Institute of Technology (NIT). In 2011, two more polytechnics from Singapore joined this international exchange effort as organisers. In 2013, Nagaoka University of Technology and Toyohashi University of Technology also joined the symposium. Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) of Vocational Training Council (VTC) officially joined to become one of the ISATE Organisers in 2017, helping to expand the scope of ISATE to its present state.
Host of Isate since 2007
  • ISATE 2007 – Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
  • ISATE 2008 – National Institute of Technology, Kumamoto College, Japan
  • ISATE 2009 – Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore
  • ISATE 2010 – National Institute of Technology, Kagoshima College, Japan
  • ISATE 2011 – Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
  • ISATE 2012 – National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College, Japan
  • ISATE 2013 – National Institute of Technology, Nara College, Japan
  • ISATE 2014 – Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore
  • ISATE 2015 – National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College, Japan
  • ISATE 2016 – National Institute of Technology, Sendai College, Japan
  • ISATE 2017 – Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
About the Host
IVE Engineering Discipline
As a member of Vocational Training Council (VTC), the Engineering Discipline is the largest of the seven academic disciplines within the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE). It enrolls over 7,500 full-time students and more than 7,000 part-time students. The Discipline covers a wide spectrum of studies including construction, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical and building services engineering, and transportation. Supported by its strong industry network, state-of-the-art facilities, and highly qualified teaching team, the Discipline provides quality and professionally-oriented engineering programmes to secondary school leavers and industry practitioners. Apart from technical knowledge, the Discipline has always stressed the importance of practical experience.
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mechanical & Building Services Engineering
About Hong Kong
Located in the centre of Asia, Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities in the world. Each year Hong Kong attracts more than 60 million visitors, including educators and students, for exchange and entertainment. Hong Kong has one of the most efficient transport networks in the world and getting around this 'shopping paradise' and 'international culinary hotspot' is simple and easy.

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  • National Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
  • IVE Engineering Discipline, Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong
  • Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
  • Toyohashi Unviersity of Technology, Japan
ISATE 2018 Secretariat
IVE Engineering Discipline, Vocational Training Council
20 Tsing Yi Road, Tsing Yi, Hong Kong
Tel: (+852) 2436 8380
Fax: (+852) 2434 5695
Email: isate2018@vtc.edu.hk