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Saturday, 11 May 2019
Venue | Student Hostel of National University of Political Science and Public Administration (SNSPA)
Emanoil Bacaloglu Street no. 2, District 1, Bucharest
Throughout the day Arrival of participants, check-in and registration

Venue | Student Hostel of National University of Political Science and Public Administration (SNSPA)
Emanoil Bacaloglu Street no. 2, District 1, Bucharest

17:00 – 18:00 Briefing for Participants
ASEF Education Department and Team SNSPA
18:00 – 20:00 Welcome Dinner
Greetings on behalf of the host, SNSPA

Venue | Student Hostel of National University of Political Science and Public Administration (SNSPA)
Emanoil Bacaloglu Street no. 2, District 1, Bucharest

 
Sunday, 12 May 2019
Venue | National University of Political Science and Public Administration (SNSPA)
Bd. Expoziției 30A, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
8:00 Meeting and travel to te venue
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome Remarks by the Hosts
Room P03

09:30 – 09:45 Group Photo
09:45 – 10:45 Opening Panel Discussion
“Intergenerational Dialogue on Sustainable Development”
Room P03
  • Prof Cezar BIRZEA, Department of International Relations and European Integration, SNSPA
  • Mr Valentin FLOREA, Student at SNSPA, Secretary of UN Youth Association of Romania
  • Dr Catalina GOANTA, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University

Moderated by Ms Leonie NAGARAJAN, Director, Education Department, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)

10:45 – 11:15 RAPID FIRE PRESENTATIONS
Room P03
Summary of the online preparatory phase of the Students’ Forum, selected student representatives will present the outcomes of their online working group
11:15 – 12:30

WORKING GROUP SESSIONS

These are interactive and facilitated discussions on the topic, where the students come up with their policy recommendations.

WG1 Taking action at home – SDGs as Core Pillars of University Governance
Room P04

Co-moderators are Mr Robert NAPIER, Vice-President, European Students’ Union (ESU) and Ms Nur Syahirah KHANUM, Delegate of the International Islamic University Malaysia
Rapporteur: Mr Syed RAIHAN-UL-ISLAM, Student and Assistant Director, Daffodil International University, Bangladesh

WG2 Taking action at community level – SDGs as Drivers of University Social Impact
Room 107

Co-moderators are Dr Georgiana MIHUT, Board Member, Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association (EMA); and Mr Jayren TEO, Co-Chairman of the ASEAN Youth Organisation
Rapporteur: Ms Aleksandra STEFANOVA, student, Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria

WG3 Taking action at international level – SDGs as a Catalyst to Reorient Internationalisation
Room 108

Co-moderator are Ms Patricia Gonçalves, External Member of the Eramus Student Network (ESN) and Member of the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe; and Ms Jungyoon HAN, President, Organisation for the Cooperation, Exchange And Networking Among Students and Alumni (OCEANS)
Rapporteur: Ms Dhruti CHAKRAVARTHI, Student, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
 13:30 – 15:00

WORKING GROUP SESSIONS (Continued)

WG1 Room P04
WG2 Room 107
WG3 Room 108

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 17:00

WORKING GROUP SESSIONS (Continued)

WG1 Room P04
WG2 Room 107
WG3 Room 108

17:00 – 17:15 Coffee Break
17:15 – 18:00

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Junior-Senior Thought Workshop on University Governance

Opportunity for in-depth personal conversation with senior rectors, who will act as mentors throughout the working group discussions.

WG1 Prof Pornchai MONGHONVANIT, President, Siam University, Thailand
Room P04

WG2 Prof Dr HUBER Stephan Gerhard, Head of the Institute for the Management and Economics of Education, University of Teacher Education (PH) Zug, Switzerland
Room 107

WG3 Prof Anne PAKIR, Associate Vice President (University and Global Relations), National University of Singapore
Room 108

18:00 – 18:30 Travel to the venue of dinner
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner
Joint dinner among Students’ Forum and Rectors’ Conference participants

Venue: Hotel Intercontinental
Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu 4, București 010051, Romania

 
Monday, 13 May 2019
Venue | Palace of the Parliament
Calea 13 Septembrie 1, Sector5, Bucharest, Romania
08:00 – 09:00 Arrival to the Palace of the Parliament and Joint Panel discussion with the Rectors’ Conference
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome Remarks of the Rectors’ Conference
Room Nicolae Iorga

09:10-09:15 Message from the President’s Office
Room Nicolae Iorga

  • Ms Ligia DECA, State Adviser, Department of Education and Research, Office of the President of Romania
09:15 – 9:45 Keynote Messages
Room Nicolae Iorga

  • Mr Ramu DAMODARAN, Chief, United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)
  • Prof Adrian CURAJ, General Director, Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI), Romania, and UNESCO Chair on Science and Innovation Policies
09:45 – 10:45 Opening Panel Discussion of the Rectors’ Conference
Taking action at home: SDGs as Core Pillars of University Governance
Room Nicolae Iorga
The aim of this session is to demonstrate how universities can make best use of their abilities and capacities to address the Sustainable Development Goals. Panellists will discuss visions and missions of universities within the framework of the sustainable development agenda, and the ability of institutions to link knowledge, research, education to contribute to the SDGs. The importance of cherishing values (like academic freedom, autonomy, participation) will be also discussed, and ways of balancing it with the more “technical” or “utilitarian” tasks and demands (like employability, skills for the labour market)

  • Prof Pam FREDMAN, President of the International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • Ms Katrina KOPPEL, Vice-President, European Students’ Union (ESU)
  • Prof Michael MURPHY, President, European University Association (EUA)
  • Prof Anne PAKIR, Associate Vice President (University & Global Relations), National University of Singapore (NUS)

Moderated by Prof Remus PRICOPIE, Rector, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA)

10:45 – 11:00 ARC Origins, Mission and Vision
Room Nicolae Iorga

11:00 – 11:30 Family Photo and Coffee Break
Salonul Brancovenesc
11:30 – 13:00

WORKING GROUP SESSIONS (Continued)

WG1 Room Nicolae Iorga
WG2 Room European Affairs Commission
WG3 Room Foreign Affairs Commission

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch with university leaders from Asia and Europe
14:00 – 15:30

WORKING GROUP SESSIONS (Continued)

WG1 Room Nicolae Iorga
WG2 Room European Affairs Commission
WG3 Room Foreign Affairs Commission

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 Junior-Senior Thought Workshop on Education Governance/Policy
Room Drepturile OmuluiOpportunity to discuss the draft policy recommendations with senior officials, the secondary target group of the recommendations. 3 parallel sessions conducted by SOMs arriving to the SOM2 meeting the day before.

  • Mr Stelios CHRISTOPHIDES, Senior Education Officer, Department of Higher and Tertiary Education, Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus
  • Mr Pham Quang HUNG, Director General, Ministry of Education and Training, Viet Nam
    Room Foreign Affairs Commission
17:00 – 18:00 Administrative Briefing, Followed by Q&A and Free Time
Room Drepturile Omului
18:00 – 19:00 Travel to the venue of the dinner
19:00 – 22:00 Dinner and Cultural Evening
Joint dinner with the participants of the Rectors’ Conference from the 51 ASEM countriesWelcome Remarks by HE Radu SAFTA, ASEM Senior Officials and Director General Global Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romania

Venue: National Museum of Art of Romania
Calea Victoriei 49-53, București 010063

 
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Venue | Palace of the Parliament
Calea 13 Septembrie 1, Sector5, Bucharest, Romania
08:00 – 09:00 Arrival to the Palace of Parliament
09:00 – 10:30 WORKING GROUP SESSIONS (Continued)
Finalisation of Policy Recommendations
WG1 Room Drepturile Omului
WG2 Room European Affairs Commission
WG3 Room Foreign Affairs Commission
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
Salonul Brancovenesc
11:00 – 12:30 INTRODUCTION OF POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS IN PLENARY
Room Nicolai Iorga
The 3 Working Groups introduce the Policy Recommendations to the members of the other Working Groups, the group jointly finalises the recommendations. Co-moderators of this session are Mr Robert NAPIER, Vice-President, European Students’ Union (ESU) and Ms Jungyoon HAN, President, Organisation for the Cooperation, Exchange and Networking Among Students and Alumni (OCEANS).
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Closing Panel Discussion of the ARC7 Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum
Taking action in Asia and Europe: Cooperation and partnerships on SDGs
Room Nicolai Iorga
The Closing Panel Discussion summarizes the take-aways and recommendations of the conference. It draws a conclusion on how higher education can influence its social environment through SDGs, and how university sectors can work together (in Asia, in Europe, between Asia and Europe, globally), and continue to feed into the Agenda 2030.

Moderated by Ms Leonie NAGARAJAN, Director, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)

15:00 – 16:15 Presentation of Policy Recommendations
from the Rectors’ Conference and the Students’ Forum, followed by discussion and Q&A
Room Nicolai Iorga
16:15 – 17:00 Hand-over of the ARC7 Rectors’ and Students’ Policy Recommendations

  • Ms Ecaterina ANDRONESCU, Minister of National Education, Romania, Host of the 7th ASEM Education Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM ME7)
  • ASEM Minister of Education, Asia (to be announced)

Reflections and closing remarks
Room Nicolai Iorga

17:00 – 18:00 Debriefing for Student Forum participants
Room Drepturile Omului
19:00 – 21:00 Closing Dinner of ARC7
Joint Dinner with participants of the ARC7 Students’ Forum, ARC7 Rectors’ Conference, ASEM Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM2), ASEM Ministers’ of Education (ASEM ME)

Venue │ Romanian Athenaeum
Strada Benjamin Franklin 1-3, București 030167, Romania

Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Venue | InterContinental Bucharest, Rapsodia Ball Room
08:30 – 09:30

Education Leaders Dialogue – Higher Education for Sustainable Development

with Mr Ramu DAMODARAN, Chief, United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)

10:00 – 11:00

Education Leaders Dialogue – 7th ASEM Education Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM ME7)

with Dr Tibor NAVRACSICS, European Commissioner for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

11:15-12:15

Education Leaders Dialogue – Asia: 7th ASEM Education Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM ME7)

with Dr Atty Revsee A ESCOBEDO, Vice Minister, Department of Education, the Philippines

Throughout the morning until 15:00 Possible informal meetings between ARC7 student representatives with their respective Education Ministers participating in the 7th ASEM Ministers’ of Education Meeting (ASEM ME7)

 

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