Mat Wright

A British-Council-led consortium will manage a new EU-funded project to strengthen the higher education sector across countries in South East Asia.

Higher education across member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is under huge pressure from governments to drive economic growth and play a role in ensuring a new generation of graduates with the skills to provide innovation and creativity in key industries and sectors.

Working with the ASEAN member countries, the EU Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region project, or EU SHARE for short, aims to strengthen regional co-operation within the higher education sector and to enhance the quality, regional competitiveness and internationalisation of institutions and students. 

The project will facilitate policy dialogues and support the further development of qualification frameworks and credit transfer systems. It will also play a key role in enhancing co-operation between the EU and the ASEAN region.

EU SHARE will run for four years and has a total of €9.8 million of funding. The British Council will work with Campus France, DAAD, Nuffic, ENQA and EUA to deliver the project.