From 3 to 5 June 2018, the 3rd Intermediate Senior Officials Meeting (ISOM) Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) took place with almost 150 participants from Europe and Asia: senior officials, stakeholders and rectors of Indonesian universities. The meeting was hosted by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (MORTHE) of Indonesia in Fairmont hotel in Jakarta. Mr Mai Hong Quan was designated to attend the meeting on behalf of SEAMEO CELLL as a delegate of the stakeholders.
For the plenary morning session, external experts, partners and stakeholders were invited to provide the participants with more insights in different topics under the four ASEM Education priority areas (‘Quality Assurance & Recognition’, ‘Balanced Mobility’, ‘Engaging Businesses and Industries in Education’ and ‘Lifelong Learning Including TVET’), each starting from their specific expertise and experience. The aim of these presentations was to provide participants ‘food for discussion’ for the thematic afternoon workshops to explore common challenges, ambitions and aspirations for future collaboration.
In the afternoon, all participants were actively engaged in 2 workshops on the four ASEM Education priority areas. In both workshops, the experts from the morning session participated as panelists.
The outcomes and conclusions of both workshops were presented on the 2nd day in the morning. The plenary session also provided room to discuss further on content (based on the feedback of the workshop) as well as operational procedures for future meetings, initiatives.
The meeting was successfully concluded on 05 June.