Expert Advice on Building Partnerships between Central-Europe and Asia-Pacific 28 Mar 2019 11:35 12:30

Expert Advice on Building Partnerships between Central-Europe and Asia-Pacific 28 Mar 2019 11:35 12:30


Expert Advice on Building Partnerships between Central-Europe and Asia-Pacific

This session invited participants interested in designing sustainable projects with universities in Central Europe. They will learn how to work with institutions of this exciting region and get funding for their academic or exchange project. Three national experts from Poland (Polish Agency for Academic Exchange – NAWA), Czech Republic (Centre for International Cooperation in Education -DZS) and Hungary (Tempus Public Foundation – TPF) showcase real-life cases on successful cooperation between universities in Central Europe and the Asia-Pacific. Participants will get expert advice on do’s and don’ts and learn about funding opportunities for their ideas and will be instructed step-by-step how to find a partner and apply for funding for the international project. In addition, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) as the chair of the session will enlighten linkages between the regions’ approaches, and showcase its bi-regional, informal education projects, to inspire university managers to incorporate innovative elements into their formal partnerships. These ideas enrich the usual study and mobility cooperation by promoting diversity, inclusion, ethics, and contribute to raising global citizens. Representatives of universities and students in the audience will be also invited to share successful examples of their joint bi-regional projects.

1. Gain a deeper understanding of partnership opportunities between Asian and Central European HE institutions, and learn about the benefits of working with Polish, Czech, and Hungarian institutions; 
2. Get expert advice on how to design collaborative academic and mobility projects among the institutions of the two regions and get funding for them; 
3. Learn about good practices in academic and exchange partnerships between Central European and Asian institutions, make notes of do’s and don’ts. 
4. Be inspired by informal education projects, promoting diversity and inclusion in Asia and Europe, and use these ideas to enrich formal study programmes and conventional partnerships.


Ms Katarzyna Aleksy 
Head of Department for Institutional Programmes,
Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange,

Head of Department for Institutional Programmes at the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange. In the previous years Ms Aleksy worked at the National Agency for Erasmus, she was also the Director of the Scholarship Programmes within the EEA and Norway Grants as well as Swiss Polish Cooperation Programme.

Ms Orsolya Jánosik
Deputy Head, Study In Hungary Department, Tempus Public Foundation (TPF), Hungary

Responsible for activities aiming the development of internationalization of HU higher education: supporting HU HEIs in their internationalization activities (surveys, researches, trainings, workshops), promoting Hungarian HE abroad, Internationalization Quality Assessment - an audit tool for the screening of Hungarian universities.

Mr Jakub Tesar 
Head of Higher Education Department,
DZS – Centre for International Cooperation in Education,
Czech Republic

Mr TESAR leads the Department of Higher Education at DZS - Centre for International Cooperation in Education. He worked in the Czech-American Fulbright Commission as a Senior Educational Advisor for the EducationUSA center and promotion of cooperation between Czech and U.S. colleges and universities.

Ms Leonie Nagarajan
Director of Education Department,
Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF),

Ms NAGARAJAN has 15 years working experiences in international relations, with a focus on Education Diplomacy since 2014. Her work addresses education policies, higher education cooperation, university-business partnerships, activities of lifelong learning, as well as experiential learning and skills development for young people covering 51 countries across Asia and Europe.

Room 307