The ASEM DUO Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels 2023 is open for applications from 1 February 2023 until 30 March 2023, local Belgian time (GMT +1).

ASEM DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels Programme is managed by the Academy for Research and Higher Education (ARES) with an aim to promote exchanges of professors/researchers between Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels and 22 Asian ASEM member countries on a balanced and permanent basis.

Under the ASEM DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels Fellowship, Professors/Researchers of an Asian institution can have financial support for their exchanges with Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels.

The list of partner countries is: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The ASEM DUO Programme is a specific cooperation process between Asia and Europe in the field of education – and more specifically higher education – that has been set up in the context of the Asia-Europe Meeting. During the Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers of Education held in Kuala Lumpur in 2013, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation announced it would participate in the ASEM-DUO Fellowship Programme as of 2014.

ASEM DUO-Belgium/Wallonia-Brussels has been established to promote “paired exchanges” between professors from Wallonia-Brussels Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Asian ones. 

The ASEM-DUO Fellowship Programme aims at:

  • Promoting balanced mobility of higher education professors between the two regions;
  • Setting up regular exchange programmes between HEIs;
  • Reinforcing cooperation and dialogue across both regions.

In the documents section, you’ll find the General Description and Regulation, the Application Form, and FAQ.

Please refer to the General Description document for further information on eligibility, duration, funding, and application procedure.


Last update: 27 February 2023

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