19 August 2019

Open Call ‘Equitable Access to Higher Education’

Open Call ‘Equitable Access to Higher Education’


The ASEF Capacity Building Training on Equitable Access to Higher Education builds on the ideas and policy recommendations developed during the 7th ASEF Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC7) in Bucharest, Romania, from 11-15 May 2019. The policy recommendations developed both by the rectors and the students underlined the need to ensure equitable access to higher education (HE). The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the National Education Opportunities Network (NEON), and The University of Edinburgh are taking action and organising a capacity building training for university managers on this matter. The Capacity Building Training is organised in conjunction with World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED) 2019, taking place on 26 November 2019 at the University of Edinburgh.

The aim of the ASEF Capacity Building Training?

The overall aim of the training is to equip managers in higher education institutions in Europe and Asia to be able to advance equitable access & success in their institutions. The training is designed to:

  • Increase participants’ understanding of the evidence and theory where access, success and participation in HE are concerned and get familiar with global institutional practice in these fields;
  • Assist participants to develop action plans which they can implement in their home institution to improve access and success in HE for disadvantaged groups;
  • Build an Asia-Europe community of managers and practitioners who can achieve a step change in equitable access to HE by 2030.

Who Should Apply?

  • Citizens of any of the 51 ASEM partner countries
  • Strong command of English (written and verbal)
  • Managers in higher education institutions in charge of inclusion, equity or admission policies (employees of higher education institutions)


All applications should be sumbitted through the online application form by Monday 16 September 2019, 10:00 GMT.