The 4th ASEM University-Business Forum considered how higher education– particularly trans-regional and cross-border (Asia-Europe) university-business cooperation – can contribute better to social, economic, technological and cultural innovation and ensure that graduates can successfully operate in international/global environments.
The Forum responded to the conclusions of the ASEMME4 ministerial conference in Kuala Lumpur in 2013. It was hosted by the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training and organised back-to-back with the 2015 European University-Business Forum which also involved representatives from ASEM partners.
The ASEM seminar focused on the education side of the University-Business cooperation according to the wish of ASEM ministers for Education. How can higher education contribute better to the social, economic, technological and cultural innovation through education? To what extent could trans-regional and cross-border (Asia-Europe) university-business cooperation enhance the effectiveness and the impact on innovation, taking into account the global nature of business and the fact that many companies have branches in the other region? To what extent trans-regional university-business cooperation could better ensure that the graduates can successfully operate in international/global environments).