Warm greetings from Bangkok – We are so pleased to share with you the outcomes from our consultations in Shenzhen for the Regional Conference on Quality Assurance of Higher education in Asia-Pacific (15-16 June in Shenzhen, P.R. China).
We are grateful to all our colleagues in Paris and throughout the Asia-Pacific region for collaborating with us to convene such an important gathering. Thanks to our generous hosts at the National Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO and UNESCO International Center for Higher Education Innovation (ICHEI), more than 100 guests from over 30 countries took part in this special conference. Through a pre-conference survey and two rounds of interactive consultations, we developed the “Shenzhen Statement” which we hope effectively captures the need to develop a “living culture focused on quality” in higher education in Asia-Pacific. It was a wonderful and collective writing experience.
Please take a look at the stunning keynotes and results of this collaborative approach:
· Keynotes on “From Teaching to Learning?” and many others are now online:
· Shenzhen Statement - Building Local and Regional Capacity for a Living Quality Culture in Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific
As additional inputs or ideas come to mind, please don’t hesitate to contact me or our unit in higher education. We look forward to supporting preparations for the 2018 conference in Paris and to learning more about your needs throughout Asia and the Pacific.
Libing Wang, PhD
Chief, Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development (EISD)
UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education
Educational, Scientific and
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