THE FIRST ASEAN UNIVERSITY FAIR IN MADRID, 6-7 MARCH 2018: YOU’VE GOT TO BE THERE!

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The ASEAN University Fair will provide a unique platform for Spanish students and academics to meet and gain information from ASEAN universities in one venue. The expert team from the ASEAN
universities can help participants make the right choices
by fully explaining entry requirements and the
application process. The fair will promote
networking for the purpose of
developing double degree programs and exchanging scholarships

A Guidepost Report

ASEAN is firmly set to be at the crossroads of global business in the 21st century. Some of Asia’s largest free trade export development areas are located in the ASEAN area. The availability of manufacturing and logistical facilities in the Region, in addition to competitive cost structures, are increasingly drawing the attention of investors and multinationals to the ten dynamic ASEAN economies. ASEAN could be the world’s fourth largest single market by 2030. The attractiveness of ASEAN for foreign investment will be further enhanced by formation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, including 10 ASEAN countries and Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand.

Mr David Garcia of Casa Asia (center) with the ASEAN Committee in Madrid during the inaugural meeting of the Philippine chairmanship of ASEAN held at the Philippine Ambassador’s residence in January 2018. To Mr Garcia’s left: Philippine Ambassador Philippe Lhuillier

Therefore, the ASEAN Committee in Madrid has been launched in 2014. Objective: to raise awareness of the ASEAN Community in Spain by organizing various activities. This March, the ACM, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain, is organizing the first ASEAN University Fair in Madrid in order to promote closer ties between the people of Spain and ASEAN member countries through educational cooperation.

The ASEAN University Fair will provide a unique platform for Spanish students and academics to meet and gain information from universities in ASEAN in one vrenue. The expert team from each ASEAN universities can help participants make the right choices by fully explaining entry requirements and the application process. The fair will promote networking among representatives of universities of ASEAN and Spain for the purpose of developing double degree programs and exchanging scholarships.

ORGANIZERS
• ASEAN Committee in Madrid (ACM)
• Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, Spain
• Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid)
• ASEAN’s Ministries of Education
• ASEAN universities

PROGRAM
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
10.00 – 13.00 hrs. Seminar on “Opportunities to enhance educational linkage between
ASEAN & Spain”
Venue: Seminar room of Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales de Madrid
09.30 hrs. Registration (Free access to public)
10.00 – 10.20 hrs. Opening Remarks by H.E. Mr. Philippe J. Lhuillier, Ambassador of Philippines to Spain and Chairperson of ASEAN Committee in Madrid (ACM), Mr. Alfonso Gentil Álvarez-Ossorio, Head of Unit of Internationalization of Spanish Higher Education at SEPIE, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, Spain, Mr. Jose Miguel Atienza, Vice-Rector for Academic Strategy and Internationalization, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, and Mr. Emilio Minguez, Director of E.T.S.I.
Industrial Engineers, UPM
10.20-13.30 hrs. Seminar on “Opportunities to enhance educational linkage between ASEAN & Spain” by representatives of each ASEAN countries who will share their views about the advantages for Spanish students to study in the ASEAN countries
Moderator: Mr. Alfonso Gentil Álvarez-Ossorio
10.20-10.40 hrs. Presentation by Mr. Adi Priyanto, Charge d’affaires of Indonesia to Spain
10.40-11.00 hrs. Presentation by H.E. Mr. Zainal Abidin Bakar, Ambassador of Malaysia to Spain
11.00-11.20 hrs. Presentation by H.E. Mr. Philippe J. Lhuillier, Ambassador of Philippines to Spain
11.20-11.40 hrs. Presentation by Asst. Prof. Dr. Nitinant Wisaweisuan, Dean, Pridi Banomyong International College, Thammasat University (Thailand)
11.40-12.00 hrs. Presentation by H.E. Ngo Tien Dzung, Ambassador of Vietnam to Spain
12.00-12.20 hrs.  Presentation on Universidad Politecnica de Madrid’s strategy for ASEAN Region by Mr. Claudio Feijoo, Director for Asia of UPM
12.20-13.10 hrs. Sharing experiences on how to promote education linkage with ASEAN’s universities, by representative of Spanish Universities: Mr. Roberto De Gea Canovas, Universidad de Murcia; Mr. Juan Carlos Izquierdo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Mr. Javier Gil, Universidad Pontificia Comillas; Ms. Elena Acosta, Coordinadora de Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and ALIANZA 4 Universities; and Ms. Patricia Chica,Project
Manager of the Korean and Asia Program, Universidad de Malaga
Moderator: Ms. Patricia Onieva Gonzalez, SEPIE
13.10-13.30 hrs.  Questions & Answers
13.30 hrs.  ASEAN Food Cocktail Reception (Free access to seminar participants)
14.30-19.00 hrs.  ASEAN University Fair (Opening Ceremony/Free access to public)

Wednesday, 7 March 2018
10.00 – 19.00 hrs.  ASEAN University Fair (All day. Free access)

 

PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITIES

THAILAND

Chulalongkorn University

1. Chulalongkorn University: one of the most prestigious universities in Thailand founded in 1917. Located in downtown Bangkok, the university is the highest-ranked of all universities in Thailand, placed 45th in Asia and 252nd in the World. It is also ranked among the world’s best for 18 of the subjects including several engineering disciplines, modern languages, chemistry, biological sciences, pharmacy and medicine.
2. Pridi Banomyong International College, Thammasat University (TU):  offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. The university is ranked 101st in Asia.
3. Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University (SSRU): a large (uniRank enrollment range with 20,000-24,999 students) educational higher education institution, located in Bangkok.
4. Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University (PSRU): offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study, located in PhitsanulokProvince.
5. Ramkhamhaeng University (RU): offers three main academic disciplines in undergraduate level; uses English as a medium of instruction including Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance and Banking, Marketing, and International Business), Bachelor of Arts in English, and Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication.

INDONESIA
Brawijaya University, Malang (UB): a leading university in Indonesia with more than 30,000 students in degrees ranging from the diploma programs (one- and two-year), Bachelor’s degree program, Master’s degree program, Doctoral degree program, and Medical Specialist program in 16 faculties.

MALAYSIA
University Malaysia Sabah (UNIMAS): equipped with world-class facilities. It also boasts its own UMS Museum featuring culturally-significant exhibitions and an impressive sports complex. UMS students are active participants in international competitions and have shown their research and research products and inventions at international exhibitions.

VIETNAM
1. Ho Chi Minh National University: established in January 1995. Mission: to become Vietnam’s premier institution of higher education so as to better serve the country and its community.
2. Hanoi National University: Still one of the largest higher education institutions in this country. Its main mission: to educate highly qualified teachers and science researchers.
3. Hanoi University: an institution for foreign language training and research. Since 2002, the university has offered Business Bachelor Programs taught in English, in Business Management, Tourism Management, International Studies, Computer Science, Finance-Banking and Accounting.

Source:  http://www.thaibizmadrid.com/?page_id=1340

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Images
Featured image: ASEAN emblem, Fair use
Inaugural meeting of ther ASEAN Committe in Madrid: Philippine Embassy Madrid
Chulalongkorn University: CU website