Friday, 10 September 2021
15:00 – 16:00 Welcome Remarks and the Opening Equity Dialogue
Welcome Remarks

  • Ambassador Toru MORIKAWA, Executive Director of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
Equity Dialogue: Diversity and Inclusion on the Recovery Roadmap of Higher Education

  • HE Dr Kung PHOAK, ASEF Governor for ASEAN and Deputy Secretary-General for the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community
  • Prof Dr Dzulkifli bin ABDUL RAZAK, Rector of the International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Ms Zamzam IBRAHIM, Vice-President of the European Students’ Union (ESU)
16:00 – 16:30 Launch: ARC8 Outlook Report 2030 – Inclusive and Diverse Higher Education in Asia and Europe
Introduction to the ARC8 Outlook 2030 Report

  • Ms Reka TOZSA, Senior Project Manager, Education Policy, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
Setting the Scene: Overview of ASEM National Equity Policies

  • Dr Graeme ATHERTON, Head of the Levelling Up Centre, University of West London; Director of the National Education Opportunity Network (NEON), United Kingdom
16:30 – 17:30 Chapter 1. Equitable Access and Success in Higher Education
Presentation of the chapter and recommendations for governments and universities

  • Ms Mary TUPAN-WENNO, Executive Director of ECHO, Center for Diversity Policy, The Netherlands
  • Dr WAN Chang Da, Director of the National Higher Education Research Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dialogue with ASEM Education Leaders, Experts, and Audience

Moderated by :

  • Dr Wesley TETER, Senior Specialist for Higher Education, Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education

Note: Authors of the Chapter include Dr Dina AFRIANTY, President of Australia-Indonesia Disability Research and Advocacy Network; Dr Graeme ATHERTON, Director of NEON; Mr Martin HAMMERBAUER, Board Member of the European Students’ Union; Ms Mary TUPAN-WENNO, Executive Director of ECHO, Center for Diversity Policy, The Netherlands; Dr Nishat RIAZ Director of Education, British Council Pakistan; Dr WAN Chang Da, Director of the National Higher Education Research Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

After this session, ASEM Senior Officials and Government Officials were invited to participate in a closed-door Policy Dialogue Session with the authors of the ARC8 Outlook Report to discuss the recommendations which will feed into the deliberations of the SOMs on ASEM Strategy 2030. Participation in the closed-door session is by invitation only.

17.30 – 18.30 Chapter 2. Inclusive Learning and Teaching in a Digital World
Presentation of the chapter and recommendations for governments and universities

  • Dr Mislav BALKOVIC, Dean, Algebra University College, Croatia
  • Dr Keiko IKEDA, Vice-Director, Institute for Innovative Global Education, Kansai University
Public Dialogue Engaging ASEM Education Leader, ARC8 Experts, and Audience

Moderated by:

  • Alexander KNOTH, Head of Section Digitalisation, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Note: Authors of the Chapter include Ms Marcela CHAVEZ OCAMPO, former Director of Outreach and Capacity Building Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA); Mr Mislav BALKOVIC, Dean, Algebra University College, Croatia; Assoc. Prof. Nopraenue Sajjarax DHIRATHITI, Vice President for International Relations and Corporate Social Communication, Mahidol University, Thailand; Dr Wayne HOLMES, Consultant, Independent, United Kingdom; Dr Keiko IKEDA, Division of International Affairs, Institute for Innovative Global Education, Kansai University, Japan; Mr Victor NEGRESCU, Professor and Coordinator of Research Institutes, National University for Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA); Mr Justin PATRICK, President, International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS).

After this session, ASEM Senior Officials and Government Officials were invited to participate in a closed-door Policy Dialogue Session with the authors of the ARC8 Outlook Report to discuss the recommendations which will feed into the deliberations of the SOMs on ASEM Strategy 2030. Participation in the closed-door session is by invitation only.

18:30 – 19:30 Chapter 3. Inclusive International Mobility of People and Knowledge
Presentation of the chapter and recommendations for governments and universities

  • Mr Darren MCDERMOTT, Team leader of the EU Support to Higher Education in ASEAN Project (EU-SHARE)
  • Ms Ginisha DEWANI, Partnerships Liaison Coordinator, International Association of Political Science Students (IAPSS)
Public Dialogue Engaging ASEM Education Leader, ARC8 Experts, and Audience

Moderated by :

  • Dr Hilligje VAN’T LAND, Secretary General of the International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • Mr Giorgio MARINONI, Manager of Higher Education and Internationalisation (IAU)

Note: Authors of the Chapter include Ms Ginisha DEWANI, Partnerships Liaison Coordinator, International Association of Political Science Students (IAPSS); Ms Irina Ferencz, Director, Academic Cooperation Association (ACA); Mr Darren McDermott, Team Leader, EU-SHARE Programme; Ms Olivia PARCZYK, Liaison Officer for Asia, Erasmus Student Network (ESN); Prof Miki SUGIMURA, Vice President for Global Academic Affairs, Sophia University, Japan; Dr Huan Tuong VO, Deputy Director, International Office, International University (Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City).

After this session, ASEM Senior Officials and Government Officials were invited to participate in a closed-door Policy Dialogue Session with the authors of the ARC8 Outlook Report to discuss the recommendations which will feed into the deliberations of the SOMs on ASEM Strategy 2030. Participation in the closed-door session is by invitation only.

19:30 – 20:30 Chapter 4. Inclusive and Flexible Lifelong Learning Pathways
Presentation of the chapter and recommendations for governments and universities

  • Prof Séamus Ó TUAMA, Chair of the ASEM Lifelong Learning Hub; Director, Adult Continuing Education, University College Cork
  • Ms Brikena Xhomaqi, Director, Lifelong Learning Platform, Co-chair of the European Economic and Social Committee Liaison Group of Civil Society
Public Dialogue Engaging ASEM Education Leader, ARC8 Experts, and Audience

Moderated by:

  • Dr Cesare ONESTINI, Director, European Training Foundation (ETF)

Note: Authors of the Chapter include Prof Dr Melinda BANDALARIA, Chancellor and Professor, University of the Philippines Open University; Mr Walter CHONG, Deputy Director (Academic) Lifelong Learning Centre (L3C), Brunei Darussalam; Dr Sheikh Lukman S A Hamid, Director, Lifelong Learning Centre (L3C), Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam; Dr Alexandra IOANNIDOU, Internationalisation Unit, Executive Department, DIE – Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning; Secretary and Board Member, European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA); Prof Séamus Ó TUAMA, Director, Adult Continuing Education, University College Cork; Chair of the ASEM Lifelong Learning Hub; Ms Brikena Xhomaqi, Director, Lifelong Learning Platform, Co-chair of the European Economic and Social Committee Liaison Group of Civil Society.

After this session, ASEM Senior Officials and Government Officials were invited to participate in a closed-door Policy Dialogue Session with the authors of the ARC8 Outlook Report to discuss the recommendations which will feed into the deliberations of the SOMs on ASEM Strategy 2030. Participation in the closed-door session is by invitation only.

20:30 – 21:00 Handover to the hosts of the 1st Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM1) and the ASEM Education Ministers’ Meeting (ASEMME8)
  • Ms Emilie Degueldre, Coordinators, ASEM Education Secretariat
  • Ms Evelina Santa Kahle, Senior Policy Officer at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany
  • Professor Dr Anek Laothamatas, Minister of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation (MHESI), Thailand

 

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