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IASAS and KOSAF-Korea Student Aid Foundation are pleased to invite you to the 7th biennal IASAS Global Summit that will take place in Daegu, Republic of Korea on 21-25 May 2024. 


A key outcome of our Global Summit discussions and deliberations focuses on our efforts to educate and support students in creating sustainable change while also considering how our institutions, associations, and organizations are responding. 

Together, we will explore innovative strategies, practices, contexts and cultures, and collaborative efforts that can lead to sustainable change in education and student affairs. We delve into the challenges, opportunities, and transformative actions necessary to positively influence students, institutions, and society at large.





Inspire Collaboration: Foster an environment that encourages collaboration and the exchange of ideas among educators, administrators, policymakers, and student affairs professionals to drive sustainable change in educational institutions.

Explore Sustainable Practices: Explore sustainable practices and initiatives that can be implemented within educational institutions to promote environmental, social, and economic responsibility. We focus on universities and organizations as laboratories for sustainable change like NetZero, climate action, sustainable cities, and micro-mobility. The ESG ranking system can be considered as higher education institutions, government agencies, and organizations promoting environmental, social, and economic responsibility. 

Enhance Student Engagement: Identify strategies to enhance student engagement, involvement, and leadership within educational institutions, enabling them to become active participants in driving sustainable change.

Empower Students: to become leaders and change agents through involvement in clubs, organizations, community service, leadership, and sustainability initiatives. We teach students the values, competencies, skills, and knowledge necessary to contribute to building a more sustainable society. 

Promote Inclusivity and Diversity: Emphasise the importance of inclusivity and diversity within educational institutions and student affairs to ensure equitable access to opportunities and resources, and to foster an inclusive learning environment.

Encourage Innovation and Technology: Highlight the role of innovation, technology, and digital transformation in revolutionising educational institutions and student affairs, leading to sustainable change.

Address Mental Health and Well-being: Recognise the significance of mental health and well-being in the educational journey, and explore strategies to create supportive and resilient environments that prioritise the holistic development of students.

Advocate Policy and Advocacy: Discuss policy implications and advocacy efforts required to drive sustainable change within educational institutions, student affairs, and the wider education landscape.

Creating Professionalization and Internationalization opportunities among staff to equip and embolden staff to accelerate social justice and sustainability goals in their spaces, with students and institutions. 

Resources & Literature


Using the following international sources to inform our work and discussions as our drivers for student support, education, and development. The UNESCO ESD-Education for Sustainable Development, the IAU-International Association University 3rd Global Report on the SDGs in Higher Education, and a study of using ESG as a tool for SDGs in Higher Education.


  • Knowledge-driven actions: transforming higher education for global sustainability. To learn more: UNESCO


  • SDGs are global goals set out by the United Nations. The recent report on SDGs by the International Association University (IAU) study on Accelerating Action for The SDGs in Higher Education. To learn more: IAU.


  • A case study on developing an instrument for ESG implementation in Higher Education in Indonesia. To learn more: ESG



Please click here for details on preparing your submission. The deadline for submissions is February 2, 2024.

 Click here to submit your proposal

Click here for digital posters

Click here for live sessions.



Registration is closed for in-person participants.

Email if interested in joining virtual.

  • 150 EUR for members (Effective Members)

  • 200 EUR for non-members (Observant Members) 

  • 75 EUR fee for virtual participants. Registration includes all meals and excursions May 21-25, 2024

Payment link for Effective members 150€

Payment link for Observant members 200€

Payment link for Virtual participants  75€

Bank Transfer


Beneficiary Address: Rue de Trèves 49-51/3, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

Fiscal Code: 537.228.659

Account number/IBAN: BE74643005861507


Bank Beneficiary: Aion S.A./N.V.

Bank Address: Avenue du Boulevard, 21, 1210, Brussels



The conference will take place in person in Daegu, South Korea. The location is EXCO Convention Center. There will also be an opportunity for colleagues to join in virtually.  


Getting to Daegu | Via Airport ✈️

  • Incheon International Airport Transfer to Daegu by Domestic Flight (1 hr.) (International Flight Passengers Only)

    • Two Daily Flights( 7:35 a.m. and 7:25 p.m.) 

  • Gimhae International Airport Gimhae-Bound International Flight Schedule Travel to Daegu by Intercity Bus (1 hr.)

  • Jeju International Airport Jeju-Bound International Flight Schedule Travel to Daegu by Domestic Flight (1 hr.)

Getting to Daegu | Via Express Train 🚆


  • Travel to Daegu from Incheon by Korea Train Express (KTX) Railways (2.5 hr.)

Getting to Daegu | Via Limousine Bus 🚌

  • From Incheon to Daegu by Limousine Bus (4 hr.)

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Prof Dr Birgit Phillips
FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences Austria

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Prof Jouhaina Gherib
University of Manouba, Tunisia

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