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Empower Students to Positively Influence the Development of An ASEAN Identity



Yangon, 28 August 2018 – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Ministry of Education (MOE) Myanmar, and the European Union (EU) jointly organised the Second ASEAN Student Mobility Forum in Yangon and it was successfully held on 28-29 August 2018 in Yangon, Myanmar co-organised by SHARE. The Forum was opened by Union Minister for Education H.E. Myo Thein Gyi, Ambassador of the European Union to Myanmar H.E. Kristian Schmidt, ASEAN Director of Sustainable Development Directorate, Socio-Cultural Community Department Mr. Ky-Anh Nguyen, and Rector of Univeristy of Yangon Dr Pho Kaung.

The forum brought together about 175 participants, including 130 ASEAN students who have been recipients of any of the following: (i) a SHARE scholarship in ASEAN institutions, (ii) the ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) by SEAMEO RlHED1or (iii) student mobility programmes of the ASEAN University Network (AUN), as well as students who participated in the EU's flagship student mobility programme ERASMUS2Other participating students include those who have been part of other academic mobility programmes both within and outside the ASEAN region, as well as some who have not yet had the opportunity. The forum is primarily led by students. Discussions will revolve on the manifold benefits of student mobility for the students' personal lives, for their home and host institutions, the communities to which they belong, and the Member States of ASEAN.


This forum aims to empower the participating students to positively influence the development of an ASEAN identity in all ASEAN countries, through mobility programmes that enable students to experience life and study in another countryThe Forum is part of SHARE's continuing series of Policy Dialogue events, with which the programme supports the emerging ASEAN Higher Education Area by engaging with policymakers, universities and students.


The photos are available here.

The video is available here.

The programme book is available here.

The presentation from speakers will be available soon.

1Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Centre specializing in regional higher education development

2ERASMUS+ is the European Union's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion provides opportunities to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad.


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