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Kyung Hee University will host today the Presidents’ Roundtable at the 2014 Asia-Pacific Association for International Education Conference and Exhibition.

APAIE, a nonprofit organization, is drawing more than 1,000 international professionals to Seoul for its annual Presidents’ Roundtable conference, which encourages cooperation between education institutions, shares information on globalizing Asia-Pacific universities and promotes quality international programs.

This year, 14 universities in Seoul - including Chung-Ang University, Dankook University and Ewha Womans University - will co-host APAIE’s conference and exhibition at the aT Center in Yangjae-dong, southern Seoul, from March 17 to 21.

The Presidents’ Roundtable is a conference in which 70 presidents and officials of the participating universities will gather to discuss the future of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region. It will be held at Kyung Hee University’s Grand Peace Hall.

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The theme of the roundtable event is “Towards Conscious Higher Education: Challenges, Opportunities and the Emerging Role of University for the Global Agenda.” Dr. Inwon Choue, the president of Kyung Hee University, will give a keynote speech to guests during the conference after welcoming remarks from Dr. Gorden Cheung, the president of APAIE.

The overall conference theme for 2014 is “Enhancing Cross-Border Education Cooperation with Universities in Asia-Pacific: From Past to Present and the Future.”

The five-day event will include pre-conference workshops, exhibitions, keynote speeches, parallel sessions, lunches and dinners, networking coffee breaks, visits to local universities and city tours.

At the exhibitions, about 150 booths from universities in the Asia-Pacific region will present information on their international exchange programs to guests.

The parallel sessions will particularly provide participants - mostly education professionals - with opportunities to exchange ideas on the state of international education in the Asia-Pacific region.

The first APAIE conference was held in 2006 at Korea University, while the latest, in 2013, was held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Kyung Hee University expects to share its teaching philosophy with presidents of other universities and promote the university’s quality programs to the international education community.

By Kim Young-shin [yskim11@joongang.co.kr]

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