WHAT IS SHARE?
SHARE is an EU Grant funded project with an overarching objective to strengthen regional cooperation, enhance the quality, competitiveness and internationalisation of ASEAN higher education institutions and students, contributing to an ASEAN Community beyond 2015. The main aim is to enhance cooperation between the EU and the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and to create lasting benefits from the harmonisation of higher education across ASEAN.
WHO ARE THE PARTNERS AND WHAT ARE THEY DELIVERING?
On behalf of ASEAN and EU, a consortium led by British Council and comprising the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Nuffic, Campus France, the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and the European University Association (EUA) is working between 2015 and 2019 with ASEAN counterparts to implement SHARE.
There are 3 main components (called Result Areas) during the implementation of SHARE, as follows:
- Result 1 – Policy Dialogues: Led by British Council
- Result 2a and 2b – ASEAN Qualifications Reference Frameworks and ASEAN Quality Assurance: Led by DAAD working with European partners ENQA and EUA
- Result 3a – ASEAN Credit Transfer System (ACTS) & Result 3b – ASEAN-EU Credit Transfer Systems (AECTS): Led by Campus France
- Result 3c ACTS & AECTS Student Mobility with Scholarships: Led by Nuffic
Who are the main Stakeholders and how is SHARE managed?
SHARE is a project of ASEAN, represented by the ASEAN Secretariat and the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Education (SOM-ED). Day-to-day implementation of SHARE is coordinated with the ASEAN secretariat’s Education, Youth and Sports Division (EYSD) under the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Department. On the EU side, SHARE implementation is coordinated with the EU Delegation in Jakarta.
A Programme Management Office (PMO) has been set up in the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia to coordinate the timely preparation and coordination of all SHARE activities with the project’s stakeholders and partners.
WHO ARE THE TARGET GROUPS?
SHARE is aimed at a cluster of target groups and beneficiaries. At regional level, these include agencies involved in the harmonisation of higher education sectors such as:
At national level in the ten ASEAN member states, target groups include:
- Government departments responsible for overseeing the higher education sector,
- University managers and faculty,
- Quality assurance agencies,
- Student associations and individual students.
Students and employers will directly benefit from SHARE as recipients of quality academic programmes delivering skills and knowledge, improved mobility (borderless education) and enhanced employability skills.
WHAT IMPACT WILL SHARE HAVE?
SHARE supports ASEAN’s ambition to build a regional higher education space in the region.
By the end of SHARE in early 2019, the following outcomes are envisaged:
- Increased and enhanced mobility for university students across ASEAN through improved qualification frameworks, quality assurance, an ASEAN-wide credit transfer system and scholarship scheme.
- Improved equality in opportunities for exchange, as students benefit from SHARE’s technical assistance across ASEAN member countries, thereby improving connectivity across higher education in ASEAN.
- Strengthened ties between ASEAN universities and increasing opportunities for EU-ASEAN university partnerships.
HOW WILL IT BE MANAGED?
A Programme Management Office ( PMO) will be based in Jakarta, within the ASEAN Secretariat. The PMO will coordinate the timely preparation and coordination of all general meetings and reporting.
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