ASEM Lifelong Learning Hub

ASEM Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning (ASEM LLL Hub)The ASEM LLL Hub, established in 2005, is an official network of Asian and European higher education institutions, working and learning together to achieve excellence in comparative research on lifelong learning, to offer research-based education policy recommendation, and to develop mutual understanding between Asia and Europe. It also facilitates researcher and student mobility and exchange within and between the two world regions.The ASEM LLL Hub provides a platform for dialogue between researchers, practitioners and policy makers in order to contribute to evidence-based educational reform and innovation. Its six research networks exchange knowledge, conduct comparative research and produce coordinated publications and reports. In parallel with six active research networks, the Hub has a Council of Research Network Coordinators composed of senior representatives from its six research networks, as well as representatives from both ASEF and ASEM Education. Additionally, the Hub has an International Advisory Council that at present brings together 25 national ministries and 5 international organizations.In cooperation with partner universities and ASEM governments, the ASEM LLL Hub together with its six research networks organizes yearly seminars and conferences, publishes books and disseminates information on its website. At ASEM LLL conferences, the research results are presented to the public, representatives of ASEM ministries and academic communities.

Erasmus Student Network

The Erasmus Student Network is the largest student organisation in Europe with over 520 sections at 1000+ HEIs in 42 countries, and 13,000 volunteers offering their services to 350,000 international students under the principle of Students Helping Students. ESN works for the creation of a more mobile and flexible education environment by supporting and developing student exchanges on different levels, as well as providing an intercultural experience to those students who cannot access a period abroad ('internationalisation at home'). Our mission is the enrichment of society through international students.

Institute for Innovative Global Education at Kansai University

Kansai University has been at the forefront of COIL initiatives in Japan and has recently been awarded significant funding from Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) under the Inter-University Exchange Project –Supporting Exchange with U.S. Universities Using COIL-style Education–. As the successful recipient of this funding, Kansai University is launching a new Institute for Innovative Global Education (IIGE). IIGE will act as the platform for COIL initiative in Japan for this MEXT project. One of its main goals is to promote exchange between students in Japan and U.S. to strengthen relations between the two countries.

The Institute for Innovative Global Education (IIGE) aims to build new ties and strengthen those existing between Japanese and higher education institutions all over the world. Using widely-available technology, students and faculty will work together across borders by applying the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) method. IIGE will serve to generate new partnerships by introducing this mode of virtual collaboration, in particular with higher education institutions in the United States through the U.S- Japan COIL Initiative.

Lifelong Learning Platform

The Lifelong Learning Platform is an umbrella that gathers 42 European organisations active in the field of education, training and youth. Currently these networks represent more than 50 000 educational institutions and associations covering all sectors of formal, non-formal and informal learning. Their members reach out to several millions of beneficiaries.

National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

National University of Political Studies and Public Administration The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), Bucharest, established in 1991 as a School of Governance and training of professionals for essential social areas, is a landmark in the Romanian academic setting.Known both nationally and internationally, SNSPA is a state institution of higher education, scientific research and professional academic training offering undergraduate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral studies. SNSPA trains and develops professional competencies in Political Sciences, Sociology, Administrative Studies, International Relations, Diplomacy, European Studies, Communication Sciences, Psychology, Management, thus contributing to change at national and international level, a change based on democratic values and principles.SNSPA is a member of CIVICA – European University, a consortium that reunites 8 of the most prestigious European universities in social sciences.

Sophia University

Sophia University is the oldest Catholic university in Japan founded in 1913 by the Society of Jesus. Located in the central Tokyo the students benefit immensely from the global education offered by distinguished Japanese and international faculty members.Ever since the university's founding, by continuing its educational principles as well as Christian traditions, Sophia University promoted educational and research activities basing on the spirit of charity and globalism through encounters and dialogues with many others of diverse background in hope to bringing solutions for the issues to our tormented world of today. While our values diversify, to foster global perspectives to view our earth and society and to nurture willing attitudes to responding to needs generated by the heart of people is what is required for advancing SDGs further. Sophia―bringing the world together.

University of the Philippines Open University

Established on 23 February 1995, the University of the Philippines – Open University (UPOU) pioneered in online teaching and learning and continues to play a leading role in the study and practice of open learning and distance education in the Philippines.

UPOU is envisioned as a leader in teaching and learning in the digital age, helping to equip Filipinos with the knowledge and skills they need for life and work in the 21st century.

Our mission is to provide Filipinos everywhere access to quality higher education through innovative methods of teaching and learning that are designed to be responsive to their needs as well as to national development priorities. We uphold the values of scholarship, academic excellence, academic freedom, humanism, social responsibility, and service to the nation.

UPOU is also mandated to contribute towards upgrading the quality of the educational system of the country by developing innovative instructional strategies and technologies, and sharing these with other colleges and universities through cooperative programs. Republic Act 10650 (Open Distance Learning Law) has tasked UPOU to assist relevant national agencies, higher education institutions, and technical and vocational institutions in developing their distance education programs through training, technical assistance, research and other academic programs.

We are the nation’s most comprehensive distance education institution, with three undergraduate programs, 13 post-baccalaureate certificate and diploma programs, 12 master’s programs, two doctoral programs and non-formal courses. We have a network of 8 learning centers and 20 testing centers in the country and abroad. This coupled with our ability to harness a wide range of digital technologies in education, have enabled us to build a global community of mostly Filipino learners in more than 70 countries.

World Access to Higher Education Day

World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED) is a platform to raise global awareness around inequalities in access and success in higher education (HE), and act as a catalyst for international, regional and local action. Please visit for more information.

The Australia-Indonesia Research and Advocacy Network (AIDRAN)

The Australia-Indonesia Research and Advocacy Network (AIDRAN) is a leading Australian and Indonesian organisation, working collaboratively to improve the lives of people with disabilities. We are a collaborative network of Australian and Indonesian scholars, advocates and policymakers. We focus on providing opportunities for inclusive disability research, education and advocacy. Our objective is to influence development priorities that promote disability inclusion and rights within the Indonesian policy agenda. AIDRAN provides our members with a platform to share information, research and publications. We develop inclusive academic curricula and policies with an interdisciplinary approach, using the latest research and best practices from Indonesia and Australia. Disability rights and social inclusion are now a core area of public policy under the global development agenda, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). In Indonesia, considerations of disability rights, inclusion and participation are central to issues of poverty reduction and social development programs. Indonesian social policy approaches are seeking to respond to this new agenda of disability rights, inclusion and participation. Australia possesses significant experience and resources in the field of disability research, services and advocacy. We hope that as a close neighbour and key development partner, Australia can offer its expertise and advice through AIDRAN to contribute to the lives of persons with disability in Indonesia. For more information (including Indonesian language resources) visit AIDRAN.

The National Higher Education Research Institute

The National Higher Education Research Institute or Institut Penyelidikan Pendidikan Tinggi Negara (IPPTN) is a Centre of Excellence (CoE) of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) to be a referred research institute that leads policy research in higher education

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