The end of March was punctuated by the presence of Wallonia-Brussels Campus and representatives of the higher education institutions of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation at the APAIE conference - Asia Pacific Association for International Education - in Singapore. APAIE is the annual event for education experts, universities and organizations active in international academic cooperation with Asia. More than 200 exhibitors and 1500 delegates were attending.
Academic representatives from five French-speaking Belgian universities were present on the Wallonia-Brussels Campus booth: Université catholique de Louvain, Université de Liège, Université libre de Bruxelles, Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles and Université de Mons. APAIE enables our universities to strengthen or create cooperation and contacts with Asian partners and higher education institutions around the world.
Existing partnerships and collaborations between Wallonia-Brussels and Asian higher education institutions are numerous and diverse: student exchanges, joint programs, collaborative research projects, scientific co-publications, etc.
In addition of the APAIE conference, a Belgian reception organized by the Belgian Ambassador in Singapore, His Excellency Andy Detaille, allowed our representatives to invite and stronger ties with their Asian partners.