Project Name:   ASEM Rectors’ Conference
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Since 2008, the partnership with the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and ASEAN University Network (AUN) has been closely collaborated to undertake initiative: “ASEM Rectors’ Conference” in order to;

  • Bring together university leaders and higher education experts from ASEM countries.
  • Provide a discussion platform for topical higher education policy issues between Asia and Europe.
  • Promote co-operation between universities in both regions.
  • Develop recommendations for further co-operation and exchange opportunities, to be submitted to ASEM Education Ministries Meeting (ASEMME) and regional bodies.

A series of biennial conferences has been scheduled follow:

Events Theme Host and Venue
The 1st ASEM Rectors’ Conference (ARC1),27-29 October 2008 Asia-Europe Higher Education Leadership Dialogue “Between Tradition and Reform: Universities in Asia and Europe at the Crossroads” Freie universitat, Berlin, Germany
The 2nd ASEM Rectors’ Conference (ARC2), 26-27 October 2010 Asia-Europe University Cooperation: Contributing to the Global Knowledge Society Korea University, Seoul, Korea
The 3rd ASEM Rectors’ Conference (ARC3),24-26 September Universities, Business and You: For a Sustainable Future University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands
The 4th ASEM Rectors’ Conference (ARC 4), June 2014 - Bangkok, Thailand
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