AEI-ASEM Summer School


Cultural Pluralism
in Asia and Europe

24 July – 4 August 2017 (Malaysia)
7 - 11 August 2017 (Brussels)
2 weeks in Malaysia + opportunity for 1 week in Brussels*
Registration Deadline: 15th May 2017
Scholarships available
*Subject to terms & conditions

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Tentative Programme

WEEK 1: 24th-30th July 2017

  • Monday 24th July
    • Welcome remarks by Professor Dr. Azirah Hashim, Executive Director of AEI
    • Module 1: “Malaysia: The Past, Present and Future”
    • Module 2: ROUNDTABLE: “Multiculturalism: Asia and Europe”
    • Welcoming dinner at Rebung Restaurant (Malay traditional cuisine)
  • Tuesday 25th July
    • Module 3: “Religious Pluralism in Asia I: Malaysia”
    • Module 4: “Religious Pluralism in Asia II: Southeast Asia and Beyond”
  • Wednesday 26th July
    • Module 5: “Millenials and Culture”
    • Visit to KLCC and Petronas Twin Towers
  • Thursday 27th July
    • Visit Putrajaya
    • Talk on “Putrajaya and Vision 2020” by Putrajaya Corporation
    • Lunch and Dialogue with a Minister
    • Module 6: “Bridging the Gap between Asia and Europe: Youth Connectivity”
  • Friday 28th July
    • Module 7: “Cultural Diversity in Asia: Music and Movements”
    • Session on “Music & Movement”
  • Saturday 29th July
    • Visit to Desa Balqis Beach Resort, Kuala Linggi, Melaka
    • Kampung games & activities (Indoor)
    • Kampung games & activities (Outdoor)
    • Dinner at Floating Restaurant (grilled seafood)
  • Sunday 30th July
    • Visit to Historical City of Melaka - UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Module 8: “Cultural and Heritage Tourism”
      by Perbadanan Muzium Melaka (PERZIM)
    • Walkabout around the UNESCO world heritage sites: A’Famosa, St. Peter’s Church, St. Paul Hill & etc.
    • Visit Taming Sari Tower for Melaka Panorama viewing
    • Dinner at Ole Sayang Restaurant (Baba Nyonya cuisine)

WEEK 2: 31st July - 4th August 2017

  • Monday 31st July
    • Module 9: “Crisis Migration in Asia and Europe: Challenges and Reactions”
    • Visit to National Museum of Kuala Lumpur
  • Tuesday 1st August
    • Visit to Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur
    • Visit to places of worship: Thean Hou Temple & Batu Caves Temple
    • Lunch at Pulau Ketam Village Steamboat Restaurant
  • Wednesday 2nd August
    • Module 10: “Identity, Politics and Ethnic Conflicts”
    • Assessment
    • Roundtable session with Professor Dr. Azirah Hashim, Executive Director of AEI
    • Farewell Remarks and Certificate of Attendance
  • Thursday 3rd August
  • Friday 4th August

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Useful Links

To discover possibilities with other establishments that are working with us to develop and promote ASC, explore these links:

University of Malaya

University of Malaya, or UM, Malaysia's oldest university, is situated on a 750 acre (309 hectare) campus in the southwest of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.

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Asia-Europe Institute

The Asia-Europe Institute has successfully established itself as one of Southeast Asia’s leading institutions for social science postgraduate research and teaching.

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Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia

Government ministry responsible for Malaysian higher educational matters. The current minister is Dato' Seri Idris Jusoh.

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ASEM Education Secretariat

Since 1996, biennial summits are held where heads of governments meet to put forward the ASEM dialogue process and underline action-oriented cooperation for mutual benefit.

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Co-organised by:

um   aei
Erasmus+ Programme

Supported by:

Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia   ASEM   Jean Monnet Network
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