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The Green Transition at Higher Education Institutions – Examples of Practice from Asia and Europe

The conference is organized as part of the dialogue within the education process of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) and brings together representatives from Asian and European universities, Ministries of Education and different stakeholder organisations.

The climate crisis is a global challenge requiring a global effort. In order to achieve the goal of limiting the rise of global temperatures to less than 1.5°C as outlined by the Paris Agreement, the world needs to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Universities as research hubs driving innovation and educating the future workforce and leaders are important stakeholders in driving the green transition forward. At the last Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit the heads of states of Asian and European members reaffirmed their strong commitment to the Paris Agreement and the goals set within this agreement.

As the focus of the ASEM Education Process lays on fostering exchange and collaboration between the two regions, we want to reflect on how the two concepts of fostering internationalisation and promoting ecological sustainability can be united. Furthermore, the conference will give the floor to higher education institutions from Asia and Europe which have implemented initiatives in order to green their internationalisation efforts, their campus management and teaching and hence promote peer learning among HEIs in the area of the green transition.

Date: 30 May 2022
Time: 09:00 – 13:00 (CEST/ UTC +2)
Place: DAAD Events (virtual)
Target Group: representatives from Asian and European higher education institutions, representatives from ASEM stakeholder organisations, interested representatives from ASEM Ministries of Education
Registration: 1. Please register yourself at DAAD Events
2. Please select the event “The Green Transition” (30th May 2022) in the app and register for the event
Documents: Programme


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Nina Knops

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