1ª Feria Universitaria ASEAN

1st ASEAN University Fair
During 6-7 March 2018, ASEAN Committee in Madrid in collaboration with Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain and the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid co-organized the 1st ASEAN University Fair in Madrid at the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, with the aims of promoting networking among representatives of universities of ASEAN and Spain in order to develop double degree programmes and exchange students as well as scholars, and of providing a unique platform for Spanish students to meet and gain information from universities in ASEAN on entry requirements and the application process.
On the 1st day of the event, there was a seminar on “Opportunities to enhance educational linkage between ASEAN & Spain” and a forum for representatives from 9 leading universities to share their experience how to promote education linkage with ASEAN’s universities.
The International Relations Coordinator for the Alliance 4 Universities, Elena Acosta, was invited to share the A4U experience with the ASEAN countries.
There were 100 participants in the seminar comprising representatives from 20 Spanish universities, representatives from public and private sector in Spain as well as Spanish students. In addition, more than 150 Spanish students also participated in the ASEAN University Fair and Exhibition on the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN.

Institutional mission to Thailand and Vietnam

Institutional Mission to Thailand and Vietnam

The 4 Universities Alliance (A-4U), a strategic partnership of four of the main public Spanish universities: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) y Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (UPF) has carried out an institutional mission to Thailand and Vietnam from the 23rd of September to the 2nd of October.

Within the strategic framwork for internationalization of the 4 universities which constitute the consortium, the A-4U has developed the institutional mission to Thailand and Vietnam in order to promote bilateral collaboration agreements between Thai or Vietnamese universities and each of the A-4U universities in the areas of research, teaching and technology transfer. The A-4U delegation was made up of the Vice-rectors of International Relations of each of the 4 universities and the International Relations Coordinator of the 4-AU.

During the 10 days of the mission, which was carried out in the cities of Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Hue and Hanoi, the delegates held several meetings in the main Thai and Vietnamese universities to get to know and strengthen the relationship with the main High Education agents in both countries. The visited universities are: Chulalongkorn University (CU), Thammasat University (TU) and Mahidol University (MU) in Thailand, and Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City (VNUHCM), Hue University (HU), Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) and Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU) in Vietnam.

The A-4U delegation also took the opportunity to hold meetings with the Spanish Embassy in Bangkok and in Hanoi.







Malayan delegation visits A-4U universities to establish collaborations in research and teaching

Malayan delegation visits A-4U universities to establish collaborations in research and teaching

From the 10th to the 14th of December, the Alliance of 4 Universities received a visit from a delegation of 4 main Malayan universities: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and University of Malaya (UM). The 4 delegates invited by the consortium met with A-4U representatives, as well as Faculty members of each of the A-4U universities in their own campuses in Madrid and Barcelona, to explore possible lines of cooperation in the framework of the Erasmus+ KA107 mobility program for students, professors and staff.