The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) co-organised the 7th ASEF Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC7), which were held on 12-14 May 2019 and on 11-15 May 2019 respectively, in conjunction with the 7th ASEM Education Ministers’ Meeting (ASEMME7) in Bucharest, Romania.

ARC7 focused on the topic Higher Education Taking Action Towards the Sustainable Development Goals: Perspectives from Asia and Europe” and addressed 3 subthemes:

  • Theme 1 : Taking Action at Home: SDGs as Core Pillars of University Governance
  • Theme 2 : Taking Action at Community Level: SDGs as Drivers of University Societal Impact
  • Theme 3 : Taking Action at International Level: SDGs as Catalysts to Reorient Internationalisation

With ARC7 being recognised as the Official Dialogue Partner of the ASEM Education Ministerial Process (ASEMME), one of the core outcomes of the meeting are Policy Recommendations for the deliberations at the Ministerial Meeting.