It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Malaysia and the Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya. We are pleased to present our fourth AEI-ASEM summer school with the theme ‘Cultural Diversity in Asia and Europe’. We hope that you will choose to spend two weeks with us this summer and have a wonderful experience.
The Summer School is where students and scholars from different regions get to meet. Exchange of ideas and the fostering of understanding across geographical and cultural divides are of the essence. This summer school offers a wonderful opportunity for gaining knowledge and awareness of the many challenges that face us all today in the field of multiculturalism and cultural diversity. It is a learning experience that transcends boundaries. The courses at the summer school aim at contributing to increasing your knowledge and competency in cultural plurality but also, in a wider context, at contributing to the development of society. I hope you will be inspired by the teaching and the learning environment at the summer school, avail yourself of all the varied cultural and social programs that the summer school has to offer as well as well as enjoy each other’s company in the classroom and during field trips.
We look forward to welcoming you to this event!
PROFESSOR DR. AZIRAH HASHIM
University of Malaya