ASEM Education in a digital world: Bridging the continents – connecting the people?

The Education Process of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) aims at fostering cooperation, mutual understanding, trust and exchange between Europe and Asia. Meanwhile, Industry 4.0 poses new chances and challenges on education, skills and employability.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) therefore organises the conference ‘ASEM Education in a digital world: bridging the continents – connecting the people?’

The conference focuses on the priorities of the ASEM Education Process in the digital era. It tackles questions on how ASEM countries can learn from each other in a digital world and how key instruments can be used for realizing the common vision of tangible and practical cooperation.

Target group: Representatives from higher education institutions (from ASEM member states); (junior) researchers taking part/ with an interest in Asian-European cooperation; political stakeholders from Asia and Europe

Registration will be open soon. More information can be found on the events webpage.


Date 20/11/2018 - 21/11/2018
Time 19:00 - 16:00
Location Cologne, Germany


Tuesday 20 November 2018

  • 18.00 – Reception and Networking, Key note: ASEM-the attractiveness of two regions in a global setting: the role of digitalization

Wednesday 21 November 2018

  • 8:45 – Registration
  • 9:00 – Welcome and Introduction – Presentation on current national activities and priorities
  • 9:15 – Europe and Asia: global partners for global challenges – ASEM Summit
    • Presentation of the results and vision of the ASEM Summit of the head of states and governments (Brussels 2018)
  • 9:45 – Current Developments in ASEM Education
    • Presentation on outcomes of the 6th Education Ministrial Meeting (ASEMME6)
    • Vision for the next decade and ongoing initiatives
  • 10:15 – Group Photo
  • 10:30 – Coffee Break
  • 11.00 – ASEM Country Examples: teaching and learning in a digital world
    • Examples from Europe and Asia by Higher Education representatives and discussion on digital consequences for education
  • 12.30 – Networking Lunch
  • 13.30 – Going into detail: ASEM Cooperation and mobility in a digital world – Presentation by awardees of the Call for papers and joint workshop discussion
    • Four thematic discussions:
      1. Boosting exchange: reaching balanced mobility through digital formats?
      2. ASEM’s diversity: fostering intercultural connectivity and understanding
      3. Virtual Learning and blended formats: how to assure its quality?
      4. Industry 4.0.: New challenges on skills and competences in an intercultural/international setting.
  • 15.30 – Coffee Break and poster presentation
  • 16.00 – Way forward – Reshaping ASEM Education priorities? From Balanced Mobility to Lifelong Learning in a digital world
    • Panel Discussion with ASEM Education Stakeholders
  • 16.45 – Closing the conference: Outlook on national and international activities as well as on the upcoming Ministerial conference (ASEMME7, 2019).