The conference focuses on five sub-themes that have been identified as essential for enhancing the core missions of the university – research, teaching and learning and service and volunteerism – through meaningful and productive community engagement and which in turn, helps uplift the quality of life of communities.
For each of these sub-themes, we particularly welcome case studies and good practices. As community engagement cuts across various sectors, submissions in the following multidisciplinary that support one or more of the above sub-themes are most welcome:
AsiaEngage is a regional platform formed to maximise the strengths of the Asia-Talloires Network of Industry and Community Engaged Universities (ATNEU), the ASEAN University Network (AUN) Thematic Network on University Social Responsibility and Sustainability (AUN-USR&S) and the ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme (AYVP).
The First AsiaEngage Regional Conference was held on the 7-9 May 2012 with the theme: “Higher Education-Community-Industry Engagement: Forging Meaningful Partnerships across ASEAN and Asia”. This regional conference saw a participation of 270 engagement practitioners from Universities, Government Agencies, NGOs, Foundations and communities from 16 countries, across ASEAN, Asia and beyond.