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3rd Asia-Europe Education Workshop

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25-26 September 2013 Asia-Europe Foundation Education Department ASEF Higher Education Programme (AHEP) Education

Chiang Mai, Thailand

The participants of the 2nd Asia-Europe Education Workshop advocated for a continuous dialogue and exchange on University Social Responsibility (USR) while making a plea that education targets include social criteria and social dimension be reflected in teaching and learning processes, research frameworks and quality assurance standards.

In line with this, participants of the 3rd ASEM Rectors’ Conference (ARC3) called upon their fellow university leaders to co-operate with other stakeholders at community, local, regional or (inter-) national level in order to strengthen universities’ role in providing education not only for the workplace but for social cohesion, intercultural dialogue as well as active and global citizenship.

Based on these recommendations, and in co-operation with Siam University, ASEF organised the 3rd Asia-Europe Education Workshop themed Beyond the Academic Yardstick: the Societal Excellence of Education. It was held on 25-26 September 2013 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where around 30 participants from various ASEM countries gathered and exchanged views on co-operation amongst universities, businesses, communities, and other stakeholders. 




AEEW3 Sponsors

Chiang Mai University   |    Payap University

Project Updates

  • "The 3rd Asia-Europe Education Workshop was a great opportunity to discuss how universities are engaged to create sustainable societies" – said Mr Roberto ESCARRE, participant from the University of Alicante in Spain.

    Themed ‘Beyond the Academic Yardstick: the Societal Excellence of Education’, the 3rd Asia-Europe Education Workshop took place on 25-26 September 2013 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It gathered around 30 experts, practitioners, and university leaders from 13 ASEM countries.

    Amongst the participants was Mr Mechai VIRAVAIDYA, Chairman of Mechai Viravaidya Foundation in Thailand. His presentation was on social innovation's contributions to knowledge creation, transfer and application. Mr VIRAVAIDYA is a pioneer in population control and in combating HIV/AIDS in Thailand

    Visit our website for a complete list of the participants. The outputs of the Workshop will be made available on the same page at a later stage.

  • Thank you for your interest in the 3rd Asia Education Workshop. We wish to inform you, however, that ASEF, in consultation with Siam University (Thailand), has decided to reschedule the organisation of the Workshop from 2012 to 2013. It will then serve as a venue to follow up on the discussions at the 3rd ASEM Rectors’ Conference (September 2012, the Netherlands ).

  • Call for Facilitator

    Published on 27 Oct 2011

    If you are a national of one of the Asian countries taking part in the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process with expertise on education, training, and employment (background on entrepreneurship education will be an advantage) and proven abilities to contribute to and work in an intercultural context, we invite you to be part of our Workshop team. For further details on the Call please visit this link.

    Interested individuals may register here.



  • The Siam University of Thailand has been selected as host and co-organiser of the 3rd Asia-Europe Education Workshop tentatively titled “Reality-check: What really matters?”

    Planned to take place in the first half of 2012, the 2 ½-day Workshop will tackle university-business cooperation from the perspectives of young entrepreneurs and professionals by asking them about their experience on education and training and the transition to the labour market.

    We wish to thank the universities and institutions who responded to the Call. Please continue to visit for further updates about the Workshop.


  • Siam University
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