We cannot take inclusive and equal partnerships for granted

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The project led by Coventry University’s Centre for Global Learning – ‘UK-Southeast Asia Partnerships and Exchanges Baseline Research’ (PEER) – successfully welcomed global delegates to their first seminar and roundtable policy dialogue, focused on inclusive, equal, and sustainable higher education partnerships.

The pioneering event - ‘We cannot take inclusive and equal partnerships for granted’ - took place on 28 June 2022 with discussions providing a series of key recommendations to sustainable and fruitful collaborations between Southeast Asia and the United Kingdom.

Period30 Jun 2022

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  • TitleWe cannot take inclusive and equal partnerships for granted
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionThe project team hosted over 450 international participants online and onsite at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand’s first established university. Roundtable panellists including policy makers, university leaders, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regional experts, alumni and researchers, focused their discussions on reconstructing the pathway to inclusive and equal future partnerships.

    Dr Que Anh Dang said:

    "Our research findings show the modes and patterns of UK-East Asia transnational education and research partnerships over the past 10 years, which aimed to achieve the whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.

    Given the complexity and diversity of UK-East Asia partnerships, our findings proposed pursuing the principle of ‘substantive equality.

    The roundtable policy dialogue called for harmonisation of differences among partners, highlighted the importance of bringing complementary strengths to the partnership, and the promotion of teachings of intellectual equality, instead of reinforcing knowledge hierarchies. This will shape the focus of our next Seminar and form part of the project report".

    Dr Que Anh Dang, PEER Principal Investigator, Coventry University
    PersonsQueAnh Dang