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The AEI-ASEM Summer School is an ongoing initiative to enhance the balanced mobility of students, researchers and academics between Asia and Europe in line with one of the decisions of ASEMME 4 in May 2013, Kuala Lumpur.

This year’s AEI-ASEM Summer School will be a ten-day programme consisting of a series of lectures and relevant field trips to focus on various topics of interest to generate conversation and ideas amongst participants in understanding the challenges we face globally.

The theme of the AEI-ASEM Summer School 2024 is "Global Citizenship: Embracing Diversity, Fostering Sustainability".

Come join us for a variety of interesting topics to generate ideas and encourage dialogue among participants from different backgrounds. The summer school aims to enhance knowledge and understanding of current global issues while encouraging participants to think creatively and critically in finding the best solutions and exploring their role in achieving those solutions.

Date: 29 July 2024 – 07 August 2024
Theme: Global Citizenship: Embracing Diversity, Fostering Sustainability
Location: Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Activities: Lecture Modules, Group Activities, Field Trips and Reflective Reports

Target Participants

  • Youths that are interested in Asia and Europe.
  • Ages 18 to 30 years old.
  • Currently enrolled or planning to enroll in studies at public or private higher education institutions.
  • Open to undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students.
  • Participants should have the ability to understand and respect cultural differences.
  • Participants are expected to have a profound interest in global issues.

At the End of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and distinguish issues that act as barriers to sustainable and social development;
  • Identify the benefits of technology and digital innovation as sustainable practices for the future;
  • Explore the diversity of global experiences in addressing contemporary social and developmental issues.

Nominal Learning Hours/Recommended ECTS

Modules: 10 hours
Field Trips and Practical Activities: 61 Hours
Assessment: 3 Hours
Student Preparation Time: 14 Hours
Total Hours: 90 Hours
Recommended ECTS Credits (1 Credit=30 Hours): 3

Programme Details can be downloaded here.

Participation Fee:

Only USD 900 per person. The fee includes all local costs associated with the programs, such as accommodation, meals, transportation, and lectures. Return airfare, visa fees, and travel insurance are not covered. Participation fee payment deadline is 20 June 2024.

How to register:

Step 1 : Click here to register.
Step 2 : The organizer will review your application and, if you are selected, you will receive payment instructions via the email address you provided.

  • Application deadline: May 13, 2024 Extended for late registration until 20 June 2024
  • Participation fee payment deadline: 20 June 2024
  • Maximum participants: 40
  • Registration: First come, first served

Tentative Programme

Disclaimer: The program schedule is subject to change without prior notice. Adjustments may be necessary due to factors such as weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances. For the most current information, please refer to the latest updates.
Last updated: 21 May 2024.

Monday, 29 July 2024 (Day 1)

Arrival and check-in at Greystone Centrestage, Petaling Jaya (PJ)

Tuesday, 30 July 2024 (Day 2)

TIME ACTIVITY LOCATION
0900 Arrival at AEI and breakfast AEI Foyer
1000 Registration for AEI-ASEM Summer School 2024 AEI Main Entrance
1030
  • Welcoming by Dr. Nurliana Kamaruddin, Deputy Executive Director of Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), Universiti Malaya
  • Opening by Distinguished Professor Dato’ Dr. Rajah Rasiah, Executive Director of Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), Universiti Malaya
  • Special Remarks by Representative of ASEM Education Secretariat
  • Keynote Speech by YBhg. Dato’ Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini bin Ujang
    Secretary General
    Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia
AEI Auditorium
1200 Welcoming Lunch AEI Foyer
1400 MODULE I: "An Overview: Malaysia Truly Asia"
By Assoc. Professor Dr. Roy Anthony Rogers
Deputy Executive Director (Development, Research, & Innovation)
Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya
AEI Resource Centre
1600 Meet and Greet
Group Assignment
AEI Resource Centre
1800
  • Dinner @ AEI
  • Return to Greystone Centrestage, PJ
AEI Foyer

Wednesday, 31 July 2024 (Day 3)

TIME ACTIVITY LOCATION
0800 Arrival at AEI and breakfast AEI Foyer
0900 Module II: “Global Crisis and Human Security”
by Dr. Nurliana Kamaruddin
Deputy Director (Academic & Student Affairs)
Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya
AEI Resource Centre
1030 Coffee Break AEI Foyer
1100 Module III: “The Ethics of Global Citizenship: Balancing Rights and Responsibilities”
by Assoc. Professor Dr. Vishalache Balakrishnan
Department of Educational Foundations and Humanities
Faculty of Education, Universiti Malaya
AEI Resource Centre
1300 Lunch @ AEI AEI Foyer
1400 Selayang Pandang: Universiti Malaya Campus Tour
  • Visit to Rimba Ilmu (Garden of Knowledge)
  • Visit to UM Library
  • Visit to Museum of Asian Arts
  • Visit to Dewan Tunku Canselor
UM Campus
1800 Dinner @ AEI
Return to Greystone Centrestage, PJ
AEI Foyer

Thursday, 1 August 2024 (Day 4)

TIME ACTIVITY LOCATION
0800 Arrival at AEI and breakfast AEI Foyer

0900

Module IV: “Information and Disinformation: Global Citizenship in Digital Era”
By Professor Dr. Chandran Somasundram
The UM Debate Club
AEI Resource Centre
1030 Departure to Federal Territory of Putrajaya, Administrative Capital of Malaysia AEI
1130 A Session with YBhg. Datin Noorazah binti Omar
Undersecretary
International Relations Division
Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia
MOHE, Putrajaya
1230 Departure to Lunch MOHE, Putrajaya
1300 Lunch @ Indus Café Putrajaya (Buffet) Indus Café Putrajaya by Bora Ombak
1430 A Guided Excursion in Putrajaya
  • Putrajaya Mosque
  • Perdana Putra (Prime Minister’s Office)
  • Cruise Sightseeing @Putrajaya Lake
Putrajaya Square
1800 Return to Greystone Centrestage, PJ
Dinner (Pack Food)
Greystone Centrestage, PJ

Friday, 2 August 2024 (Day 5)

TIME ACTIVITY LOCATION
0800 Arrival at AEI and breakfast AEI Foyer

900

Module V: “Transformational Leadership and Social Innovations”
By Professor Dr. Aida Idris”
Department of Management & Marketing”
Faculty of Business and Economics, Universiti Malaya
AEI Resource Centre
1030 Coffee Break AEI Foyer

1100

Introduction to Malaysian Folk Music and Dance
By Tourism Malaysia
AEI Auditorium
1230 Lunch @AEI AEI Foyer

1500

Kayaking @ UM Tasek Varsiti UM Tasek Varsiti

1800

  • Dinner @ AEI
  • Return to Greystone Centrestage, PJ

AEI Foyer

Saturday, 3 August 2024 (Day 6)

TIME ACTIVITY LOCATION
0730 Arrival at AEI and breakfast AEI Foyer

0830

Departure to Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Capital City AEI

0930

Explore Batu Caves
East Coast Batik (Local Product)

Batu Caves

1230

Lunch @ Ginger Restaurant, Central Market

Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

1400

Walking Down Memory Lane 19th Century KL

  • Merdeka Square & The Confluence of Rivers
  • Petaling Street Chinatown
  • Kampung Bharu: The Cradle of Malay Culture in KL
Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur

17:30

Dinner @ Nasi Lemak Wanjo, Kampung Bharu

  • Saloma Link Bridge

Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur

2100

Return to Greystone Centrestage, PJ

Greystone Centrestage, PJ

Sunday, 4 August 2024 (Day 7)

TIME ACTIVITY LOCATION
0730 Arrival at AEI and breakfast AEI Foyer
0830 Departure to Malacca – Field Trip: Malaysia’s Historical City AEI
1030

Malaysia Heritage Studio:

  • Walkabout
  • Cultural Performance

Malaysia Heritage Studio, Ayer Keroh

1300 Lunch @ Asam Pedas Pak Man, Ayer Keroh Asam Pedas Pak Man, Ayer Keroh
1500 Check-In hotel Estadia Hotel Malacca, Bandar Hilir
1700

Dinner @ Ikan Bakar Parameswara

Umbai, Malacca

1900

Melaka River Cruise
Taming Sari Tower

Malacca City

2100

Return to Hotel

Estadia Hotel, Malacca

Monday, 5 August 2024 (Day 8)

TIME

ACTIVITY

LOCATION

0730 Breakfast (provided by hotel) Hatten Hotel, Malacca

0930

Check out and Departure to Malacca City.
Walkabout around the UNESCO world heritage sites: A’Famosa,St. Peter’s Church, St. Paul Hill, Local Products

UNESCO World Heritage, Malacca

1300

Lunch @ Kocik Heritage, Bandar Hilir

Kocik Heritage, Bandar Hilir

1430

Free & Easy – Jonker Street

Malacca City

1700

Return to Greystone Centrestage, PJ
Dinner (Packed Food)
Greystone Centrestage, PJ

Tuesday, 6 August 2024 (Day 9)

TIME

ACTIVITY

LOCATION

0830

Arrival at AEI and breakfast

AEI Foyer

0930

KL Garden Walkthrough

  • National Museum
  • National Monument

Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur

1230

Lunch @ AEI

AEI Foyer

1430

Reflection Activity: Certificate and Award Giving Ceremony

AEI Auditorium

1800

Farewell Dinner @ AEI
Return to Greystone Centrestage, PJ
AEI Foyer

Wednesday, 7 August 2024 (Day 10)

Check-Out and Return Travel


Disclaimer: The program schedule is subject to change without prior notice. Adjustments may be necessary due to factors such as weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances. For the most current information, please refer to the latest updates.
Last updated: 21 May 2024.

Contact Information

Any enquiries, please contact:

  • Mdm. Marsha Prema Priya (+603 7967 6921) (marsha.pp@um.edu.my)

Last Update: 11/06/2024