First ASEM Rectors’ Conference

“Between Tradition and Reform: Universities in Asia and Europe at the Crossroads”

27-29 October 2008, Berlin

Recent Trends in Higher Education in Asia
Professor Hiroshi Mizubayashi [pdf, 1.7 MB], Vice-President, Tsukuba University, Japan
Professor Dzulkifli Abdul Razak [pdf, 2.53 MB], Vice-Chancellor, University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Recent Trends in Higher Education in Europe
Ms Patricia Pol [pdf, 2.91 MB], Vice-President, Université Paris-Est
Professor Dr Federico Gutiérrez-Solana Salcedo [pdf, 0.87 MB], Rector, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain

Information Update on the ASEM Process
Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Khanh [pdf, 0.03 MB], Deputy Executive Director, Asia-Europe Foundation

Information on the Set-Up of an ASEM Studies Curriculum
Professor Dr Ra Jong-Yil [pdf, 9.31 MB], President, Woosuk University, South Korea

Welcome and Opening Statement
Professor Dr Dieter Lenzen [pdf, 0.04 MB], President, Freie Universität Berlin
Vice-President International, German Rectors’ Conference (HRK)

ASEM: Europe and Asia in Dialogue for a Strategic Partnership in Higher Education Cooperation
MinDirig Christoph Ehrenberg [pdf, 0.03 MB], Head of Division 2, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany

Achieving Equity through Higher Education – Within ASEAN and between Asia and Europe
Dr Soeung Rathchavy, Deputy Secretary-General, ASEAN

Stocktaking: The Role of Higher Education in the ASEM Process
Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Khanh [pdf, 0.03 MB], Deputy Executive Director, Asia-Europe Foundation

Higher Education Cooperation between Asia and Europe

An Asian Perspective on Higher Education Cooperation between Asia and Europe
Professor Dr Binglin Gu [pdf, 6.96 MB], President, Tsinghua University, P.R. China

A European Perspective on Higher Education Cooperation between Asia and Europe
Professor Pierre de Maret [pdf, 6.77 MB], Member of the Board, European University Association

Development of Higher Education Systems in Asia and Europe

Governance and Management of Universities
Input:  
Professor Soo Young Kwon [pdf, 2.71 MB], Vice-President, Korea University, South Korea
Professor Dr Dorte Salskov-Iversen [pdf, 0.32 MB], Vice President, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Competition and Cooperation
Professor Dr Ra Jong-Yil [pdf, 13.84 MB], President, Woosuk University, South Korea

Impact of Rankings and other Quality Indicators on Quality Assurance in Higher Education 
Professor Dr Sharifah Hapsah S. H. Shahabudin [pdf, 15.56 MB], Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Professor Dr Jens Oddershede [pdf, 1.92 MB], Rector, University of Southern Denmark, President, Universities Denmark

The Development of Higher Education Systems in Europe and Asia –  Similarities and Differences
Professor Dr Futao Huang [pdf, 0.17 MB], Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University

Dinner speech  
Professor Dr Margret Wintermantel [pdf, 0.05 MB], President, German Rectors’ Conference

Asia-Europe Higher Education Cooperation

Strategic University Cooperation in Europe and Asia
Professor Katsuichi Uchida [pdf, 2.03 MB], Vice-President, Waseda University, Japan
Professor Mille Millnert [pdf, 9.02 MB], Rector, Linköping University, Sweden
Chair: Professor Seyed E. Hasnain [pdf, 3.37 MB], Vice-Chancellor, University of Hyderabad, India

Research Cooperation between Asia and Europe
Professor Dr Sudjarwadi [pdf, 3.38 MB], Rector, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
Professor Guiseppe Silvestri [pdf, 4.32 MB], Rector, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy

The Future of ASEM Higher Education Cooperation
Kwek Puay Swan [pdf, 1.35 MB], Director, European Union Centre, Singapore
Barbara Weitgruber [pdf, 1.28 MB], Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research
Chair, Bologna Global Dimension Working Group
Br Armin A. Luistro FSC [pdf, 1.41 MB], President, De La Salle University, Philippines
Sjur Bergan [pdf, 1.05 MB], Head, Department of Higher Education, Council of Europe