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1 ASEM-DUO Fellowship Programme Secretariat for ASEM-DUO Fellowship

2 July Development of the Program Idea Formulation Asia–Europe Vision Group in 1999 identified the need of a scholarship program within the ASEM framework Concrete Proposal The 3 rd ASEM (2000) approved ASEM-DUO Fellowship Program, jointly proposed by Korea, France and Singapore A total of USD 25 million was targeted for 5 years As a starter, Korea, France, Singapore committed contribution of USD 5 million Actual Implementation The first International Expert Meeting held was in Seoul April 2001, a secretariat to be established in Seoul Exchange of people started in January 2002

3 July Differentiated Mission ASEM-DUO Fellowship Programme aims at Promoting balanced and permanent increase of contacts and exchanges among students, professors, and teachers between Europe and Asia regions Balance is pursued through pairing of educational institutions, one in Europe and the other in Asia Permanency is pursued through giving priority to exchange programs under cooperation agreements Flexibility is also pursued through Core Principles Donating countries can specify detailed individual criteria above Core Principles

4 July Structure of ASEM-DUO ASEM-DUO Actual fellowship Programs by donating countries Individually tailored detailed criteria DUO-Korea DUO-Singapore DUO-France DUO-XXXDUO-YYY DUO-ZZZ Umbrella concept Governed by Core Principles

5 July Core Principles 1. Pairing of exchanges Pairs of teachers or students from the two educational institutions, one in Asia and the other in Europe, are supported as a package

6 July Pairing under ASEM-DUO (country level) European countriesAsian countries Country A Country B Country C Country P Country 1 Country 2 Country 3 Country 10 Theoretically these are the possible pairings, but donating country B may not be willing to support exchange pairs between countries C and 10.

7 July Pairing under DUO-BBB (country level) European countriesAsian countries Country A Country B Country C Country P Country 1 Country 2 Country 3 Country 10 These are the actual pairings; one end of the pairing is anchored at the donating country.

8 July Or Pairing under DUO-111 (country level) European countriesAsian countries Country A Country B Country C Country P Country 1 Country 2 Country 3 Country 10

9 July Pairing under DUO-BBB (institutional level) Country B in EuropeCountry 3 in Asia University University i University m University ii University iii Bi-directional, or balanced, exchanges are allowed.

10 July Pairing under DUO-BBB (institutional level) Country B in EuropeCountry 3 in Asia University University i University m University ii University iii One directional exchanges like these are not allowed, as they may not be lead to permanent exchanges…

11 July Core Principles and Flexibility 1. Pairing of exchanges Pairs of teachers or students from the two educational institutions, one in Asia and the other in Europe, are supported as a package 2. Standardized duration of stay in units one unit comprises 6 months for students, and 1 month for the others 3. Grants calculated on a pair(duo) basis 6,000 euros for 2 professors for one unit 12,000 euros for 2 students for one unit Donating country decides the rest according to its individual needs

12 July Simplified Procedures ASEM-DUO does not directly deal with individuals, but through institutions By dealing through institutions,… Institutions pre-select applications, which greatly relieves ASEM-DUO of the burden for selection Also secure transfer of money and oversight of exchange programs are jointly pursued Engagement of institutions fosters continued exchange program The management of ASEM-DUO is possible with small administration, and the process is expedited

13 July DUO-Korea DUO-Korea was announced for invitation in November 2001 Selection was made in December institutions from 9 European member countries and 9 Korean universities involved As of July 2002, 6 professors and 10 students already finished exchange projects and returned. By December 2002, DUO-Korea Fellowship will support exchange projects of 16 students and professors. DUO-Korea 2002 invited applications from May to June 360,000 euros has been set aside: fund available to support 61 students at the maximum Selection will be announced in July

14 July DUO-France DUO-France invited applications from March to April in 2002 Proposals to create new exchange projects or to develop existing ones between French and Asian institutions French institutions submit applications on behalf of partner institutions, and students and/or professors who will engage in their exchange projects are determined by the heads of French institutions prior to the actual implementation of exchange projects Financing of the projects: maximum 42,000 euros available for a two year project and 30,000 euros available for a one year project DUO-France 2002 Selection Announcement of the selection will be available in July

15 July DUO-Singapore DUO-Singapore was announced for invitation in November 2001 For students and/or professors participating in exchange projects between Singaporean and European institutions Two-rounds of selection : first in May and second in November In May 2002, 28 students selected by DUO-Singapore Fellowship program 13 European and 3 Singaporean universities involved (participating European countries: Finland, Denmark, France, the U.K. and Sweden)

16 July Missions of the Secretariat 1.Focal point of the program Depository of information and contacts 2.Efficient administration receipt and processing of applications financial transfers 3.Close follow-up evaluation of programs newsletters, contacts among recipients, etc Criteria and final selection to be made by the donating countries

17 July Works Ahead Smooth implementation of individual DUO programs Assistance to finding pairs in the other region Dissemination of information on ASEM-DUO Expanded links to contact points and related sites 2 nd expert meeting expected in the later half of 2002 Expanded contributions from member countries and private institutions

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