On 26th March 2018, BINUS UNIVERSITY hosted the 2018 Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) at its campus in Jakarta. The event featured a seminar themed, ‘Partner for Global Challenges: Youth in Power’, which educated attendees on the importance of equipping the world’s youth with the skills to effectively compete in an increasingly integrated world. Present at the event included Ambassadors from Europe and Asia in addition to the university’s students and faculty members.
ASEM is an intergovernmental forum which aims to foster political dialogue, economic cooperation, and promote collaboration in areas of mutual interests between organisations in Asia and Europe. This year’s event was organized by the Directorate of American and European Intraregional and Interregional Cooperation; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia; BINUS UNIVERSITY; the Delegation of the European Union to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam; and ENESIS Group.
Students took the opportunity to learn about the need to develop the creative and innovative potential of today's youths through aspects such as education and training, in order for them to identify and provide solutions to some of the world's most pressing issues. Additionally, the event featured an international culture & education exhibition, and a workshop through which ASEM illustrated its various programmes designed to empower youths across Asia and Europe.
In hosting this event, BINUS UNIVERSITY has further showcased its extensive network of international partners to deliver the utmost student experience. Through the university's strategy of providing a wide array of mobility programmes, research initiatives, as well as student and faculty exchange opportunities, graduates are already making their mark on key local industries; standing at the forefront to shape the future of Indonesia's economy.