The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) has announced the publication of the conference report covering the input and results of the conference ‘ASEM Education in a Digital World: Bridging continents, connecting people’. The conference was held in November 2018 in Cologne, Germany. The publication includes an introduction to the ASEM Education Process as well as the selected research papers presented during the conference.
The report focuses on the impact of digitalisation on educational cooperation and emphasizes the opportunities for developing tangible and practical cooperation between Asia and Europe through digital means. The selected papers highlight the challenges and opportunities of digitalisation in light of the four priority areas of the ASEM Education process: quality assurance and recognition; balanced mobility; cooperation of industry and universities and lifelong learning.
One of the core findings of the conference was that, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal No. 4 – inclusive and equitable quality education – digital technologies provide a great basis for a wider and more equal access to education. Digitalisation offers tools to further connect Asia and Europe and to promote knowledge and cultural exchange.
The publication can be accessed and downloaded from the following publication database: Access publication here.
The DAAD is grateful for the interest and active participation of the conference attendees and would like to thank all presenters who have enriched our conference with their input and have joined the conference from all over the world. Moreover, the DAAD and the ASEM Education Secretariat would like to express their gratitude to the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for funding the conference as well as this publication.Photo Credits: Jordan/DAAD