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Save the date: 7th ASEF Rectors’ Conference and Student’s Forum (ARC7), 12-14 May 2019, Bucharest

10 July 2018

Higher Education Taking Action Towards the Sustainable Development Goals: Perspectives from Asia and Europe Rectors’ Conference | 12-14 May 2019, Bucharest, Romania

Save the date for the 7th ASEF Rectors’ Conference and Student’s Forum (ARC7) on 12-14 May 2019 in Bucharest, Romania. Co-organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA),  ARC7 will be held for the first time in conjunction with the 7th Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education which will take place on 15-16 May 2019 in Bucharest, Romania.

What is on the agenda? 

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call for action to shape a better future for all. Universities have a key responsibility to tackle complex societal challenges of our times, manifested in these Goals. We invite Asian and European higher education leaders to share how their organisations contribute to policy development and take action towards the Agenda 2030 and to get inspiration from their peers’ strategies.

ARC7 offers a creative space for knowledge exchange on implementing a whole-of-institution approach on sustainable development, teaching the next generation of leaders and thinkers to act sustainably and ethically; conducting research that leads to positive change in our world; and engaging communities outside the walls of academia. The conference also explores how university and student leaders from Asia and Europe can work together towards a “future we want”.

Why should you 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, policy makers and students;
  • 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.

We are proud that ARC7 is co-designed and intellectually supported by major university and student associations of Asia and Europe: ASEAN University Network (AUN); European University Association  (EUA); International Association of Universities (IAU); Erasmus Student Network (ESN), and European Students’ Union (ESU).

Save the date and join us for this Asia-Europe higher education journey on sustainability. If you have any questions, the ARC7 team would be delighted to get in touch with you at

European University Association (EUA)

Brussels office:
Avenue de l’Yser, 24
1040 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0) 2 230 55 44

Geneva office:
114, Rue du Rhône
Case postale 3174
1211 Geneva 3
Tel: +41 22 552 02 96