Last week, the Abdullah Gül University was represented by International Office Director, Emeric Abrignani, at APAIE 2019, the 14th Conference and Exhibition of the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education.
Organized around the topic of “Diversity and Inclusivity of Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific”, the event was held in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
Established in 2004, APAIE “aims to encourage greater cooperation between institutions, to enrich and support international programmes, activities and exchanges, and to promote the value of international education across the region and beyond”
On the first day, AGU representative Emeric Abrignani joined the campus tour of our dear partner, the University of Malaya. It was very interesting to visit one of the best universities in the world and to exchange about their different community development strategies and programs.
During this visit, Emeric had the chance to meet with one of our students currently on a one year exchange there. She was very happy with her experience so far in Malaysia and at the university.
During the conference week, he met with a number of existing partners (from several countries, including all of our Malaysian partner universities, with which we have excellent relations), as well as potential future partners.
We have great ambitions for our joint projects and wish for more mobility between our institutions.
It was also the opportunity to discuss with the Chancellors, Rectors, Vice-Rectors and representatives of other universities.
A Memorandum of Understanding signature ceremony was even held between AGU and Malaysia University (Universiti of Malaysia Pahang):
AGU was also able to reconnect with some of the most reputed universities of Turkey.
On the last day, Emeric Abrignani went on a campus tour of the Petronas University of Technology in the city of Seri Iskandar, where they discussed collaboration opportunities and agreed to create a partnership.
The two institutions should be able to start collaboration activities in the near future.
Overall, it was a very fruitful conference and the most attended APAIE event in history.