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ASEM Open Call

Invitation to dialogue between European and Asian Higher Education Institutions

HERC is pleased to partner in research networks associated with the ASEM (Asia-Europe) Lifelong Learning Hub, currently hosted by Ireland in UCC.

Partners at the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) are organising the Capacity Building Workshop on Equitable Access and Success in Higher Education, taking place online between 15 November to 17 December 2021. This is one of two spin-off initiatives based on the recommendations gathered from the recently concluded 8th ASEF Regional Conference on Higher Education (ARC8). The project is also contributing to the World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED) in 2021. 

The Capacity Building Workshop is designed for ASEM university managers, academics and administrators who wish to enhance inclusion in their institutions. A cohort of 30 participants will exchange best practices, expand their professional network, and develop bespoke action plans that will enhance equity in the activities of their universities.

They are looking for participants from the 51 ASEM countries who meet the following criteria joining the project:

  • Managers, academics and administrators in tertiary higher education institutions 
  • Working at an ASEM country-based university
  • Excellent command of English (written and verbal)


The deadline for applications is on Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 23:59 UTC

More information on the project and application process here: Project Website