Highlights of the 20th Anniversary Conference 18.2.2016 at the University of Turku
Last week we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Network at the University of Turku. Here are some highlights of the conference which theme was “Education, Science and Equality in Asia”. We had the honour of hearing keynote speeches by Dr Naonori Kodate, Prof Donghun Chung, Prof Lirong Zheng and Prof Vinayagum Chinapah. We want to thank everyone for participating!
The 20th anniversary celebrations will continue throughout the year!
Welcoming words by Prof Riitta Pyykkö, Vice Rector of the University of Turku.
Annikki Arponen, Ambassador (emerita), translator, on "Working as a China hand - why do we need area experts?"
Outi Luova, Docent, Director of the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies: Asianet@20
Asianet's key achievements
Dr Naonori Kodate, UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, Dublin ‘Science Women’ in Japan: slow but steady increase in numbers
Associate Professor Donghun Chung, School of Communications, Kwangwoon University, Seoul speaks about the Korean Education Broadcasting System (EBS).
Prof Lirong Zheng, Dean, School of Information Science and Technology, Fudan University, Shanghai presents ICT for Equal Opportunities in Education and Development: The Practice of Chinese Urbanization Process
Prof Vinayagum Chinapah, Head, Institute of International Education (IIE), Stockholm shares his views on Education for Rural Transformation (ERT) in Asia and its 3Es Equity, Excellence, Efficiency
Speech by Tiina Vihma-Purovaara, Councellor of Education, Ministry of Education and Culture. On the left: Mr Rikumatti Levomäki, CEO at Turku Science Park Ltd, Host of the evening
We arranged a doctoral seminar on the following day, 19th of February.