Wednesday, November 7, 2012

9th Annual ASEM 2012 in Vientiane Nov 5-6


The 9th annual Asia-Europe Summit was held in Vientiane, Laos, November 5-6.  Asian and European leaders convened to discuss a variety of issues ranging from greater cooperation, territorial and security concerns, economics and investments, human rights issues, among others.

Quick Facts about ASEM

ASEM Villa
  • "ASEM Villa" project covers an area of 84,000 square meters and is worth around $100 million USD
  • 52 projects built by China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd to accommodate Asian and European leaders and their entourage.
Countries
  • 37 countries from Asia and Europe
  • 81% of ASEM countries represented
  • 21 countries from Europe
  • 16 countries from Asia
  • 3 newest members who officially just joined as November 5 2012 are Bangladesh, Norway and Switzerland
Universities
  • 76 universities participating (41 Asian, 35 European)
  • 16 Universities in the World Top 200 of Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012
  • 29 Universities in the World Top 400 of Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012
Links:
http://www.asem9.la/
http://www.aseminfoboard.org/

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