Monday 14 January 2019

The British Council in December 2018 convened over 50 education leaders from Ministries and higher education institutions from all over ASEAN, ASEAN+3 and the UK for a regional policy forum to debate the future of internationalisation of higher education in the region. 

Hosted by the British Council Malaysia, the regional forum, entitled Higher Education Horizons 2025: New Agendas for Internationalisation in ASEAN, provided an excellent venue for education leaders in broader East Asia region and UK to share their forward-looking insights on higher education in 2025. Philippine representative, Dr Laurene Chua-Garcia, Vice President for External Relations of De La Salle University (DLSU), shared DLSU’s internationalisation strategies and future priorities. 

A key output from the forum is a regional plan on how to leapfrog mutually beneficial collaborations between UK and EA countries, especially in the areas of transnational education, research and innovation and university-industry links.

The regional policy forum is part of a series of interconnected activities under the UK-EA Higher Education Partnerships Programme which allows the British Council, through focussed discussion and showcasing of UK and ASEAN’s strengths to support ASEAN’s higher education internationalisation agenda towards 2025. 

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