4th ASEM Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC4)
Innovative Partners for Change : Universities, Business and Society Asia & Europe Moving from Practice to Policy and Action
Link to the official page : http://www.asef.org/projects/themes/education/3119-arc4
ASEF will organise the 4th ASEM Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC4) 2015 (tbc) in partnership with the ASEAN University Network (AUN), International Association of Universities (IAU), Chulalongkorn University (CU) and the Officer of Higher Education Commission (OHEC) Thailand.
Themed “Innovative Partners for Change : Universities, Business and Society – Asia & Europe Moving from Practice to Policy and Action”, the Rectors’ Conference will build on the results of the previous edition, held in the Netherlands in 2012 and the priorities laid out in the Chair’s Conclusions of the 4th Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education (ASEMME4)*.
The objective of the Conference is to share best practices, discuss opportunities and propose concrete areas of action for successful and innovative university-business partnerships which can contribute to the creation of sustainable societies. The Conference’s recommendations will be presented at the 5th Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education (ASEMME5) in Riga, Latvia, in 2015. Please find enclosed the conference outline and schedule.
Further to these specific objectives, the Conference will
Strengthen the stakeholder process and enhance its articulation within the ASEM Education Process ; Reinforce the role of student participation in the stakeholder process ; Contribute actively to enhancing working relations, institutional exchanges, and cooperation of universities within and between the regions ; and Develop recommendations for the upcoming 5th Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education (Latvia, 2015). The programme of the Students’ Forum is closely patterned on the Rectors’ Conference programme and is developed by a students’ committee.
The participation in the Rectors’ Conference is by invitation only.
Regarding the Students’ Forum, each Rector is encouraged to nominate one student to participate. In addition, ASEF will launch an open call of applications for the Students’ Forum.
The organisers aim to invite at least 1 student representative from each ASEM country. Selected participants will participate in the Rectors’ Conference plenary to present the results of their discussions.
* The ASEMME4 Chair’s Conclusions highlighted 4 work areas : Quality Assurance and Recognition, Engaging Business and Industry in Education, Balanced Mobility and Lifelong Learning (LLL) including Vocational Education and Training (VET).