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7th ASEF Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC7)

Higher Education Taking Action Towards the Sustainable Development Goals: Perspectives from Asia and Europe

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11 - 15 May 2019 Reka TOZSA Education Department ASEF Rectors' Conference and Students' Forum (ARC) Education

Bucharest, Romania



11-15 May 2019, Bucharest, Romania





The 7th ASEF Rectors’ Conference and Student’s Forum (ARC7) is co-organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), between 11-15 May 2018 in Bucharest, Romania. 

ARC7 will be held in conjunction with the 7th Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education (15-16 May 2019, Bucharest, Romania) and participants will have the chance to meet senior officials and education ministers of 51 Asian and European ASEM partner countries.  





The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call for action to shape a better future for all. Universities have a key responsibility to tackle complex societal challenges of our times, manifested in these Goals. We invite Asian and European higher education leaders to share how their organisations contribute to policy development and take action towards the Agenda 2030 and to get inspiration from their peers’ strategies. The conference also explores how university and student leaders from Asia and Europe can work together towards a “future we want”.



  • Join the convention of 200 higher education leaders, rectors, senior government officials and student leaders from 51 Asian and European countries;

  • Establish new connections at this unique Asia-Europe multi-stakeholder platform and commit to specific projects with peers and policy makers;

  • Develop policy recommendations for the ASEM Education Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM ME) and the ASEM Education Process on how to cooperate to achieve the 2030 Agenda.





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