7th ASEF Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC7) 2019 Bucharest, Romania (Fully Funded)

7th ASEF Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC7) 2019 Bucharest, Romania (Fully Funded)

Deadline: 29 November 2018, 11:30 GMT

The 7th ASEF Rectors’ Conference and Student’s Forum (ARC7) is co-organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) , between 11-14 May 2018 in Bucharest, Romania.

Established in 2008, the ASEF Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC) is a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform for university leaders, policy makers and student leaders to discuss higher education issues and shape the education landscape in Asia and Europe.

ARC is a biennial conference, with locations alternating between Asia and Europe.

The conference aims to address 3 key areas in higher education: 1) quality and inclusive education, 2) university governance, and 3) university-business partnerships.

To date, over 650 university leaders representing 226 universities from 51 Asian and European countries have participated in the conferences.
ARC is recognised as the Official Dialogue Partner of the ASEM Education Ministers Meeting (ASEM ME).

Its results, including policy recommendations and research, feed into the preparation of ASEM MEs, which ARC rectors and student representatives are invited to attend. ARC results also contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

ARC7 will be held for the first time in conjunction with the 7th Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education (15-16 May 2019, Bucharest, Romania) and participants will have the chance to meet senior officials and education ministers of 51 Asian and European ASEM partner countries .


  • For Students’ Forum (11-14 May 2019) participants:

The event is fully funded. The organisers will provide participants with travel subsidy, meals and accommodation.

  • For Rectors’ Conference (12-14 May 2019) participants:

The organisers will provide meals for every participant and travel grants based on financial needs.


  • Citizens of any of the 51 ASEM partner countries between the ages 18 and 30;
  • University students from all levels (undergraduate, graduate, doctoral);
  • Members and leaders of student associations engaged in academic affairs, student life or sustainability matters;
  • Individuals with a strong command of English (verbal and written).

Why you should attend

  • Join the convention of about 200 university leaders, senior government officials and student leaders from 51 Asian and European countries ;
  • Establish new connections at this unique Asia-Europe multi-stakeholder platform and commit to specific projects with peers and policy makers;
  • Develop policy recommendations for the ASEM Education Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM ME) and the ASEM Education Process on how to cooperate to achieve the 2030 Agenda.

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