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Programme

Correct as at 11 Nov 2021
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22 November 2021 (Monday)


Day 1 – Monday, 22 November 2021

(Times are in UTC+8 / Singapore)
F2F = Physical attendance / V = Virtual attendance

08:30 – 09:00

Participants enter the (online) meeting room
Technical checks conducted and protocols announced

MC: Ms. Liew Shin Dee (F2F)
Publications Manager, Centre for Development of Teaching & Learning (CDTL), National University of Singapore 

09:00 – 09:45

Opening/Welcome Remarks

Prof. Tan Eng Chye (F2F)
President of the National University of Singapore

H.E. Iwona Piórko (F2F)
Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Singapore

An introduction to the Seminar Programme

Mr. Michael Hörig (F2F)
Head of Division – Strategic Planning
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Format: Hybrid – F2F Lecture, streamed online
Venue: Ridge View Residential College (NUS) & Zoom

09:45 – 10:30

The Importance of (Science) Cooperation between Europe and the Asia-Pacific

Dr. Thorsten Clausing (F2F)
Counsellor for Science and Technology Cooperation
Embassy of the Federal Republic of German Embassy in Singapore

H.E. Toru Morikawa (F2F)
Executive Director of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)

Dr. Yeo Lay Hwee (F2F)
Director of the European Union Centre in Singapore &
Adjunct Fellow at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University 

Followed by Questions & Answers

Chair: Mr. Michael Hörig (F2F)

Format: Hybrid – F2F Dialogue & streamed online
Venue: Ridge View Residential College – NUS & Zoom

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

Session 2: Challenges and Innovations in Ensuring Quality of Education during the Covid-19 Pandemic – A Singaporean-European dialogue

Singaporean perspective 

Associate Prof. Erle Lim (F2F)
Vice Provost (Teaching Innovation & Quality), National University of Singapore 

Prof. Cheah Horn Mun (F2F)
Assistant Provost & Dean (College of Lifelong & Experiential Learning), Singapore University of Social Sciences 

Dr. Ong Eng Hong (F2F)
Director - Undergraduate Studies, 
Singapore University of Technology & Design 

Ms. Jan Chua (F2F)
Coordinating Divisional Director, Higher Education Group,
Ministry of Education, Singapore 

European perspective 

Mr. Mervin Bakker (F2F)
Director, International Strategy & Relations, University of Groningen, the Netherlands 

Mr. Ronny Heintze (F2F)
Commissioner for International Affairs, Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Study Programmes (AQAS), Germany

Followed by Questions & Answers

Chair: Prof. Bernard Tan (F2F)
Senior Vice-Provost (Undergraduate Education), National University of Singapore 

Format: Hybrid – F2F Panel Discussion, streamed online
Venue: Ridge View Residential College – NUS & Zoom

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 14:45

Session 3: Presidents’ Dialogue – Post-Pandemic Challenges and Opportunities in International Higher Education

Prof. Tan Eng Chye (V)
President of the National University of Singapore

Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee (V)
President of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
President of Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany

Moderator: Dr. Dujeepa Samarasekera (F2F)
Senior Director, Centre for Medical Education, National University of Singapore

Followed by Questions & Answers

Format: Hybrid – F2F Dialogue (Input statement and moderated discussion), streamed online
Venue: Ridge View Residential College – NUS & Zoom

14:45 – 15:45

Session 4: Tales of Two Regions – Facing Post-Pandemic Challenges in Providing Quality (Higher) Education in ASEAN and Europe

European perspective

Michael Gaebel (V)
Director of Higher Education Policy, European University Association (EUA), Belgium 

Anna Gover (V)
Deputy Director, European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), Belgium 

ASEAN perspective

Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti (V)

Executive Director, ASEAN University Network (AUN)

Dr. Hazman Shah Abdullah (V)
Technical Advisor to the ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN), Malaysia 

Chair: Dr. Achim Hopbach (V)
Member of the SHARE ASEAN-European Expert Advisory Group on QF & QA, Austria 

Format: Virtual Panel Discussion, projected in the venue
Venue: Ridge View Residential College – NUS & Zoom

15:45 – 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:15

Session 5: Assuring Recognition of Qualifications in Europe and Asia

Prof. Dr. Maria Cynthia Rose Bautista (V)
Senior Advisor to the ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework Committee & Vice President of Academic Affairs, University of the Philippines System 

Dr. Libing Wang (V)
Chief, Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development (EISD), UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Bangkok, Thailand 

Mr. Koen Nomden (V)
Team Leader – Transparency and Recognition of Skills and Qualifications, European Commission (DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion) 

Chair: Mr. Ronny Heintze (F2F)
Commissioner for International Affairs, AQAS - Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Study Programmes, Germany

Format: Virtual Panel Discussion, projected in the venue
Venue: Ridge View Residential College – NUS & Zoom

17:15

End of Day 1


23 November 2021 (Tuesday)

Day 2 – Tuesday, 23 November 2021
(Times are in UTC+8 / Singapore)
F2F = Physical attendance / V = Virtual attendance

08:30 – 09:00

Participants enter the online meeting room
Technical checks conducted and protocols announced

MC: Ms. Liew Shin Dee (F2F)
Publications Manager, Centre for Development of Teaching & Learning (CDTL), National University of Singapore

09:00 – 09:30

Synthesis of Discussions from Day 1

Dr. Dujeepa Samarasekera (F2F)
Senior Director, Centre for Medical Education, National University of Singapore

Format: Plenary session streamed online
Venue: Ridge View Residential College – NUS & Zoom

09:30 – 10:30

Session 6: ASEAN Perspectives on Innovations & Challenges in Teaching & Learning

Dr. Harry B. Santoso (V)
Head of Lecturer Competence Division, Association for Higher Education Informatics and Computers (APTIKOM), and Head of Digital Library & Distance Learning Lab, University of Indonesia 

Prof. Dr. Nor Aziah Alias (V)
Professor of Teaching & Learning and Former Director of Academic Development, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia 

Dr. Klangjai S. Tawornpichayachai (V)
Project Leader, Micro Credential Platform Development & Director of Education Technology Development and Service Integration, King Mongkut’s University of Technology (KMUTT), Thailand 

Dr. Shirley Agrupis (V)
President, Mariano Marcos State University, the Philippines 

Chair: Ms. Berit Stoppa (F2F) 
Quality Assurance Expert – Section: Partnership Programmes, Alumni Projects and Higher Education Management, DAAD

Format: Virtual Impulse Statements followed by Panel Discussion
Venue: Ridge View Residential College – NUS & Zoom

10:30 -11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00

Session 7: Reflection Roundtable between Singaporean Participants & ASEAN Speakers

All speakers from Session 6 (V)
Selected representatives of Singaporean PSEIs (F2F)
All physical attendees at NUS (F2F)

Facilitators:
• Dr. Dujeepa Samarasekera (F2F)
   NUS
• Mr. Michael Hörig (F2F)
   DAAD 

Scribes: 
Ms. Berit Stoppa (F2F), DAAD
Mr. Mervin Bakker (F2F), University of Groningen 
Mr. Ronny Heintze (F2F), AQAS 

Format: Moderated focused discussions through interactive roundtable with all physical attendees in NUS and virtual speakers projected in the room.
Venue: Ridge View Residential College – NUS & Zoom

12:00 – 12:15

Wrap-up & Closing Remarks

• Dr. Dujeepa Samarasekera (F2F), NUS
• Michael Hörig (F2F), DAAD

Format: Plenary session
Venue: Ridge View Residential College – NUS & Zoom

12:15

End of Seminar


Important Dates

November 2021
22 Nov (Monday, 08:30- 17:15)
23 Nov (Tuesday, 08:30-12:15)


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