Reception: Switzerland – Higher Education in Central Europe

On the occasion of the APAIE 2016, SAAN hosted a reception on the evening of Feburary 29 together with the Swiss Science and Technology Network of the Asia-Pacific. We were delighted to welcome almost 50 guests at the Royal Society of Victoria.

The APAIE (Asia-Pacific Association for International Education) is an annually held well-known forum in the Asia-Pacific region, which brings together policy-makers and education experts from around the world. This year´s conference took place in Melbourne´s Convention and Exhibition Centre. A Swiss booth was set up at the APAIE to act as a meeting place for the Swiss institutions and their partners.

The event was being held on the first night of the conference and brought together various delegations: representatives from both Swiss universities and embassies as well as key stakeholder from Australia, China, Japan, Korea and Singapore. SAAN was represented by its Melbourne based executive board.


After the welcoming words from SAAN´s president Matthias Ernst and Mark Engler, Science, Technology and Education Coordinator at the Swiss Embassy in Canberra, and accompanied by appetizers, our guests took the chance to network and engage in discussions on further collaborations.



SAAN would like to thank its partners, particularly Mark Engler and the Embassy of Switzerland in Australia, for their kind support.