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ASEF eNewsletter – September 2012

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September 2012          so much to share



 ASEM Culture Ministers Meeting

ASEF will take part in the Fifth ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM CMM) to channel the recommendations of 25 heritage experts.



Culture Ministers join hands in managing heritage cities

The recommendations were prepared during the Experts’ Meeting on Managing Heritage Cities in Asia and Europe: the Role of Public-Private Partnerships. This was co-organised by ASEF and Gadjah Madah University, Indonesia, in July 2012.

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Innovative Heritage


Innovative heritage education programmes                     Over 50 museum directors and professionals from Asia and Europe will meet in Korea to develop innovative heritage education programmes. This will take place during the 5th General Conference of the Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS) in Seoul, Korea (13 – 15 September 2012). More…




 Asia-Europe Editors Roundtable

Next Asia-Europe Editors’ Roundtable in Thailand

The sixth edition of the Asia-Europe Editors’ Roundtable, “Multiple Currencies for a Multi-polar World”, organised this year in Bangkok, Thailand (12-13 October 2012), will be in partnership with the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House. More…




 ASEM wishing pole

Visit ASEM traveling exhibition

The ASEM Traveling Exhibition has moved to its fourth destination: the Lee Wee Nam Library at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. It will move on to the National University of Singapore in October before moving on to Vientiane, Laos for the 9th ASEM Summit of Leaders of State and Government. More…







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 ASEFUAN Committee


New Executive Committee for ASEF University Alumni Network


The ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN) welcomes its new Executive Committee (ExCo) members. Every year, ASEFUAN members from various ASEF University (AU) batches are elected for the ExCo. More…





ASEF publication gets featured in IHT

One of ASEF’s recent publications, “Asia in the Eyes of Europe: Images of a Rising Giant,” gets featured in the International Herald Tribune (IHT). More…








 ASEF University online photo contest

Best picture on Conscious Consumption

Rahmat HM (Indonesia) together with Alice Pirlot (Belgium), Candy Tsang (China), Annika Karusion (Estonia), Petros Papakostas (Greece) and Zsuzsanna Vari-Kovacs (Hungary), were the winning team for the 18th ASEF University (AU18) online photo contest. More…







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Creating ripples                                 
The Hindu, India, 29 August 2012. Read…


New, sustainable museum education, ASEMUS Seoul General Assembly
Yahoo News, Korea, 29 August 2012. Read…


Asia in the Eyes of Europe         
CRI English.Com Radio, China, 29 August 2012. Read…


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 photo contest

VOTE your favorite pictures until next 15 september.



ASEF Annual Report 2011 

ASEF Annual 2011 

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ASEMUS General Conference 

13-15 SEPT 2012

South Korea


3rd ASEM Rectors’ Conference

24-28 SEPT 2012

The Netherlands


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