EU Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region (EU SHARE) 2021–2022

Background

SHARE is the European Union’s flagship higher education programme with ASEAN. The main objective of the project is to strengthen regional co-operation, enhance the quality, regional competitiveness and internationalisation of ASEAN Higher Education institutions and students, contributing to an ASEAN Community in 2015 and beyond. More specifically, SHARE’s purpose is to:

  • enhance the harmonisation of ASEAN Higher Education (HE) area through the formulation of ASEAN Higher Education frameworks, taking into account the EU experience and promotion of equal access for girls and women to quality Higher Education free from discrimination and
  • support mutual recognition, student mobility and equal opportunities for all, including female students, and people with disabilities, among HEIs in ASEAN, and to strengthen people to people connectivity.

The current two-year extension will see SHARE continue its support of the ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN stakeholders to establish an ASEAN Higher Education area.

Aims and activities

The SHARE extension 2021-2022 enables provision of further technical assistance and capacity building in the following areas:

  • Development of ASEAN Communities of Practice for greater coordination, knowledge management, and Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL)
  • Strengthen regional initiatives in quality assurance and accreditation of higher education institutions and study programmes
  • Support the implementation of national qualifications frameworks and the ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)
  • Contribute to the work of the ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN)
  • Support the ongoing shift to Outcome Based Education (OBE)
  • A study on ‘Graduate Employability in ASEAN’ as part of a series of studies to support the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) 2025
  • Implementation of digital modalities of internationalisation including Virtual Exchange and Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
  • Piloting of digital credential recognition and portability for an ASEAN Credit Transfer System mechanism

ENQA’s role

ENQA will engage in activities related to Result Area 2: Qualifications Frameworks and Quality Assurance. More specifically, ENQA will:

  • Engage in strategic policy advice to AQAN (together with DAAD)
  • Provide capacity building and staff training for AQAN (in cooperation with DAAD)
  • Contribute to the external review process of four QA agencies, with AQAN Secretariat staff in the lead role for co-ordination and implementation
  • Organise consultancy visits on EQA development to Myanmar and Vietnam
  • Deliver a follow up seminar (or online seminar) to agencies in the Philippines (PAASCU), Indonesia (BANPT), Malaysia (MQA) and Thailand (ONESQA)
  • Engage in other QA related activities in SHARE extension

Consortium

The SHARE Consortium is comprised of the British Council, the DAAD, ENQA, and Nuffic.

Funding and duration

SHARE is funded by the European Union and is being held from 28 February 2021 to 27 December 2022 (22 months).

Contact and further information

For further information, please contact Goran Dakovic or take a look at the SHARE website.

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