Applications Open for ASEF Summer University on Sustainable Urbanisation in Heritage Cities


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The Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF) invites youth between the age of 18 and 30 years to explore the synergies between sustainable urbanisation and heritage preservation by joining a dynamic two-week ASEF Summer University programme which will include dialogue-sessions with leading experts, hands-on workshops and a hack-a-thon.

The 19th ASEF Summer University will take place in Pune, India between 9 and 21 August, 2015 and is themed on Sustainable Urbanisation in Heritage Cities. The organisers, which include ASEF; Ministry of External Affairs (Government of India); INTACH and Symbiosis International University, will grant a financial subsidy for selected participants which will cover transportation and travel costs. In addition, accommodation and meals will be provided throughout the project period.

summer-university-participateThe 19th ASEF aims to address the¬†multifaceted and complex challenges stemming from rapid urbanisation, which is increasingly visible across both Asia and Europe. Cities are now home to more than 50% of the world’s population and face a plethora of issues such as social inequity, poor governance, underemployment, congestion and pollution. Heritage cities face an additional particular predicament: that of building synergies between economic development and heritage conservation to ensure sustainable urbanisation.

Apply to ASEF and grab your chance to be part of a team of students and young professionals from 51 ASEM member countries and co-create digital and physical prototypes, business plans and social impact models in close collaboration with the local community for ensuring sustainable urbanisation.

Selection criteria:

  • Citizen of any of the 51 Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) member countries
  • Students and young professionals between 18 and 30 years old
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Willing and able to actively participate in the pre-event preparatory and post-event follow-up activities

Travel & Accommodation:

  • Travel subsidy for the most direct connection will be provided for participants based outside of Pune, India (amount will be announced to the selected participants in the confirmation email)
  • Accommodation and meals will be provided during the 19th ASEF Summer University
  • Visa and insurance fees are to be included in the capped subsidy

Click here to apply for the 19th ASEF Summer University. Last date for applying is Tuesday, 30 June 2015.

For any further information, contact:

Nathalie Sajda

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