Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Workplacement Pilot Programme-Indonesia

The Third Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education (ASEMME3) held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 9 and May 2011 considered that a work placement programme would provide opportunities for students to gain international work experience and discover the world work in a different region and culture. The Ministers“Considered the establishment of an ASEM placement programme in terms of setting up a pilot scheme for higher education-business mobility of qualified students between Asia and Europe (partly funded by public resources and industry)”. (No.8 ASEMME3 Conclusions by the Chair). The ASEM Education Secretariat Bonn presented the outline of the programme in the Third University-Business Forum which was held in Kuala Lumpur from 10-11 November 2012.

Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Workplacement Pilot Programme-Indonesia is an Exchange Internship as a collaboration of university and industry in Indonesia-Europe (Belgia and German). Host university provides one advisor and host company provides one field advisor. Academic responsibility of internship is on host university. Interns coming to Indonesia will be provided cultural programme for maximum of 3 days hold by host university.

Participating Companies from Universitas Indonesia

Focal Point ASEM Work Placement di Indonesia (UBN):
Universitas Indonesia, Career Development Center
Dr. Sandra Fikawati
Gedung CDC-UI, Kompleks Pusgiwa, Kampus UI Depok
fikawati@ui.ac.id; sandrafikawati@yahoo.com
Tel +628161867813

Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Joint Curriculum Program is a ASEM Work Placement Programme

ASEMME3

ASEMME3 ©Danish Ministry of Education

The Third Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers for Education (ASEMME3) held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 9 and May 2011 considered that a work placement programme would provide opportunities for students to gain international work experience and discover the world work in a different region and culture. The Ministers“Considered the establishment of an ASEM placement programme in terms of setting up a pilot scheme for higher education-business mobility of qualified students between Asia and Europe (partly funded by public resources and industry)”. (No.8 ASEMME3 Conclusions by the Chair). The ASEM Education Secretariat Bonn presented the outline of the programme in the Third University-Business Forum which was held in Kuala Lumpur from 10-11 November 2012.

ASEMME4

ASEMME4 ©Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education

In the ASEMME4 held in Kuala Lumpur in May 2013, the Ministers underlined that the work placements in higher education play a key role in enhancing graduate employability and endorsed the launch of an interregional ASEM Work Placement Pilot Programme. They also welcomed the expressions of Belgium (Flemish Community), Brunei Darussalam, Germany and Thailand to take part in the pilot phase of the programme. Indonesia jointed during the First Expert Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.

OBJECTIVE

To establish, promote and sustain the mutual exchange of interns between the regions Europe and Asia on the basis of balance and mutual benefits.

TARGET GROUP

Both Undergraduate and Master Students, with priority given to Masters Students

DURATION

Two (2) to six (6) months full time

COMMENCEMENT

2016

PARTICIPATING COUNTRY

Belgium (Flemish Community), Brunei Darussalam, Germany, Indonesia and Thailand

BENEFITS
Governments

  • Supports their workforce development strategy;
  • Contribution to economic growth in the sector; and
  • Meeting different (demographical) challenges
Higher Education Institutions

  • Provide high quality education by creating a real life based curriculum; and
  • Establish international links and strategic alliances
Industry /Business Sector

  • Beneficial to employers in that ASEM trainee can help to enhance a company’s/organization’s competitiveness through transfer of academic know-how;
  • Express their needs and having a direct input in the programme; and
  • Access to a supply of talented internship students or skilled
Students

  • Beneficial to students by provision with a unique opportunity to gain work experience and contact outside the academic sector;
  • Abilities needed to work in multicultural environments;
  • Close cooperation with the tourism industry;
  • Real life examples; and
  • Employability

1ST EXPERT MEETING OF ASEM WORK PLACEMENT PILOT PROGRAMME

The First Expert Meeting on the ASEM Work Placement Pilot Programme was hosted by OHEC in collaboration with the ASEM Education Secretariat from 29 to 30 January 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting was attended by the experts and representatives from Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Germany, Thailand and the Director of the ASEM Education Secretariat. The meeting welcomes participation of Indonesia as a new member for the ASEM Work PlacementProgramme.