Last week, part of our collaboration with iDeskPro Malco Messerli ended. During the last two years, he supported our project with countless hours of assistance and helped to build up our project from scratch.
We are happy that iDeskPro will remain our sustainability partner and help us to ensure that our project and our students contribute their parts to save our beautiful environment.
In the name of the founding team of exploreASEAN 15/16, the project team 16/17 and ourselves, we thank you for your unlimited support and being part of our success!
We are happy to announce that the application window for our is open for all 3rd year full-time students and 4th year part-time students of the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland.
Are you a motivated student and interested in establishing a network in South East Asia? Then join exploreASEAN and build YOUR Bridge with us!
Read more here about your multiple benefits in joining exploreASEAN's delegation and apply now until 20 November 2017.
We are very happy to announce that Valerie Adam and Jasmin Tobler have been selected as the Communication Team to complete exploreASEAN!
We look forward working with you and grow together with the challenges to come.
Read more here about our new team members.
Are you interested to discover South East Asia and do you have communication, social media and IT skills?
We are looking for motivated and talented team members.
If you want to take on this unique opportunity to be a part of the PR Team in exploreASEAN 2018 apply here!
The next edition of exploreASEAN is just getting started. But before it begins, read now about the highlights of the past 12 months and the best rated activities during the onsite seminar in Southeast Asia of exploreASEAN 2016-2017.
It is already two weeks ago since the Ambassadors of the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia, as well as representatives of the embassies of Thailand and Malaysia visited the campus of the FHWN for the event “ASEAN – One identity, multi traits”.
Building bridges between Indonesia and Switzerland
The relationship between students of the project team exploreASEAN and Indonesia began with the acceptance of the invitation by H.E. Linggawaty Hakim, the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Switzerland, for the preparatory seminar at the FHNW in Olten.
The Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr Hendra Halim, and the project team of exploreASEAN had been in contact over several weeks to organize his appearance at the preparatory seminar on Monday, 13 February 2017. Watch here the interview with Mr Hendra Halim about Indonesia!
ASEAN celebrates its 50th anniversary with exploreASEAN
How much do you know about ASEAN and its 50 years of history? Read on our website to get a brief insight and be ready to learn more during the special event hosted by exploreASEAN on 6 of June 2017.
exploreASEAN is looking for new project managers!
Please note that the application period is over.
Are you a disciplined and persistent person seeking an opportunity to challenge your managing skills? We are seeking new project managers that carry our vision "Building Bridges for Young Talents" forward!
exploreASEAN raising awareness in the region of Zofingen
On May 9th 2017 emerged an exploreASEAN article on the very first page of the “Regio-section” of the local newspaper called Zofinger Tagblatt.
A big thank you to Beat Kirchhofer and Zofinger Tagblatt for dedicating a page to the exploreASEAN student project of the FHNW.
Have a read through the article and learn more about exploreASEAN!
A workshop at the Continental Saigon Hotel was organized beforehand consisting of a roundtable discussion with numerous company representatives such as Mr Philipp Nüesch from Straumann and Mr Othmar Hardegger, Consul General for Switzerland in Vietnam and many more.
After previously having visited local Vietnamese companies and their premises in My Tho, last Thursday, we were ready to visit Swiss companies operating in Vietnam. Firstly, Jakob Saigon LTD strengthening the bond between CH and VN, and secondly, Fontina Viet Nam setting an example why Vietnam is the place to be for a pottery designing firm.
After the day off in Ha Long Bay, an insightful Sea food processing company and a seafood farming site were explored, the delegation had the chance to learn more about the Vegetigi Tien Giang Fruit and Vegetable JSC fruit processing and exporting company. By experiencing the local and traditional production of tasteful food products and handmade artwork in the heart of the Mekong river, the explorers had a taste of culture and business in one place
Following our insightful visits in Singapore and Indonesia, the explorers made it to our final destination: Vietnam! Hanoi- the charming capital welcomed us with nice weather on our arrival this Thursday. Here, the explorers have the chance to discover the rich culture of Vietnam as well as continue to expand their knowledge and network from the upcoming company visits.
After gathering first impressions in the City of Jakarta and visiting the Dusun Bamboo Park near Bandung, the official exploreASEAN program in Indonesia has started.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was founded on the 8 of August 1967. Since then, the community has grown from five to ten member states and with it, many opportunities for their population. Today, ASEAN identifies itself with the motto: “One Vision, One Identity, One Community”. We had the honor to visit the ASEAN secretariat in Jakarta. For the afternoon, the Swiss Business Forum kindly invited us for lunch at the Grand Sheraton Hotel, where we had the possibility to network with Swiss and Indonesian business people.
In our second year of running, Indonesia is a completely new destination for exploreASEAN! In the largest country of the ASEAN region, the explorers are excited to receive business insights, expand their network as well as experience the diverse culture of Indonesia.
After the start of the onsite seminar, the exploreASEAN delegation is able to deepen their knowledge here in Southeast Asia for their research papers. Those papers encompass contemporary challenges affecting ASEAN countries in a total of 11 different topics.
After arriving safely on the 6th of April in the evening in Singapore, we had the chance to relax after a full day of travelling from Switzerland to Southeast Asia. For the next morning, the two first company visits of this year’s onsite seminar at Leica Geosystems Technologies Pte Ltd and at the ETH Future City Laboratory were waiting for us.
Following the slogan “Building Bridges for Young Talents”, the explorers are, thanks to the FHNW and numerous partners, in store of discovering three highly diverse countries making up a total of 7 different cities to be visited by the exploreASEAN delegation 2016-2017.
From June 6th to June 8th, 2017, exploreASEAN has the honour to host a special event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN at FHNW campus Olten. The event aims at highlighting the integration process in the past 50 years as well as the outlook into the future of the community.
We would like to thank the Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce, Bossart Films, Adam Uhren, Bruno Lehmann AG, Öufi Bier, Weinbaugenossenschaft Schinznach, Fredy’s, Chocolate Frey, Victorinox and Trauffer for their support of exploreASEAN. From video camera and light, pastries, beverages, chocolate, gifts for our onsite seminar, support at our Vietnamese Dinner at the preparatory seminar as well as in Indonesia and general assistance also during the whole duration of the project, the range could not be larger of the products and services we could benefit from.
HACO and Straumann were already partners when exploreASEAN was founded in 2015. They are both global players, yet active in very different fields. While HACO provides innovative tailor-made food products for every customer's need, Straumann excels at creating top quality implants for the restorative as well as the regenerative dentistry. Our new partner VBV on the other hand, is committed to offering training and development in the field of insurance. We are very pleased to count on the renewed support of HACO and Straumann and welcome our new partner VBV. Read more about our supporters at exploreASEAN here!
Join Focus India 2018 as part of our Communication Team Are you interested in India and do you have communication and social media skills? We are looking for motivated team members. If you want to take on this unique opportunity to be a part of Focus India 2018 apply online here!
Fellow students! Are you a disciplined and persistent person seeking an opportunity to challenge your managing skills? Apply as a project manager for one of the most prestigious student projects of the FHNW – Insight China, Focus India, connectUS or exploreASEAN ! The deadline for the application is the 19 of May [...]