The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Office of Higher Education Commission (OHEC), the European Union (EU) to Thailand and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (RIHED) jointly hosted the European Union Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region (SHARE) Regional Conference on Qualifications Frameworks (QF) and Quality Assurance (QA).
“Preparing for the Future: The Role of ASEAN (Higher) Education Frameworks in a Disruptive World” convened policy makers, university leaders, higher education managers and students to reflect on current developments and challenges in the ASEAN higher education landscape. The role of Qualifications and Quality Assurance Frameworks as useful tools in supporting higher education systems amidst the challenges posed by Industry 4.0 was also discussed. The conference aims at capitalising on SHARE’s project achievements in the fields of QF and QA, particularly in fostering the sustainability of the project outcomes, identifying major topics that will shape the future of higher education in ASEAN.
The European Students’ Union (ESU) was represented by two members of the Executive Comittee: Monika Skadborg and Sebastian Berger. They brought the student perspective to discuss future developments of QA and mobility in the ASEAN region and support student representatives from the region in making a student input.
‘I think we had good success in putting student participation on the agenda so hopefully students can start to be included in the QA systems of the (ASEAN) countries’ says Monika.
Find more information about the conference on SHARE website.