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Established in 2015

Since 2001, the FHNW School of Business has offered final-year students a unique chance to broaden their horizons by participating in interdisciplinary projects. exploreASEAN is unique in Switzerland, allowing students to plan, organize and lead a venture during a year besides their regular studies.

Our Mission

„Building Bridges for Young Talents” is the foundation and heart of our project vision. We provide young talents with the excellent opportunity to access the ASEAN markets and to establish a professional network in Southeast Asia.


Ever since the beginning of exploreASEAN, we have attached great importance to sustainable actions. We aim to act responsibly and adequately concerning environmental issues. Our objective is to organize our production and business in an economically efficient yet environmentally friendly way.

We proudly represent the project team 22/23 of the prestige exploreASEAN student project.

During the 8th edition of exploreASEAN we will dive into the production and the use of renewable energy and explore companies that own innovative automation technologies. 

In this edition, we will focus on three countries, each of which can showcase how to use renewable energy and develop automation technologies – Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Moreover, we want to empower our delegation to gain a deeper understanding of the ASEAN region and a more profound knowledge of their business environment, which is crucial to today’s global economy.

We are looking forward to exploreASEAN and building bridges together.

Your exploreASEAN 22/23 Team
Abirami, Emanuele, Esmeralda, Jenia, Julia, Tschi

Project Milestones

Seminar in Switzerland
Feb. 13th to 17th 2023

Our delegation will have the opportunity to discuss the characteristics of the ASEAN region with expert speakers, learn how to do business in these emerging markets, and expand their networks through company visits in Switzerland.

Career Fair
Feb. 17th 2023

On the last day of the seminar in Switzerland, our partners will have the opportunity to present their companies and recruit students from various fields of study.

Onsite Seminar
Mar. 30th to Apr. 16th 2023

During our On-Site trip, our delegation has the unique opportunity to visit local as well as international companies in Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore, discover first-hand the ASEAN market, how they produce and use renewable energy and learn more about innovative automation technologies.

​Final Event
May 8th 2023

In our closing event, all five flagship projects of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland will present their experiences made during the projects.​

The Project Team 22/23

Julia Meyenberg
Responsible for Coordination & Communication

Tschi Yin Huynh
Responsible for the On-Site Seminar

Nilka Esmeralda Abreu Forne
Responsible for the Seminar in Switzerland

Emanuele Konzelmann
Responsible for Partnership & Finance

The Communication Team

Abirami Kenkatharan
PR & Communications Manager

Jenia Arnold
PR & Communications Manager

The previous Team

exploreASEAN Team 2021/2022

Jasmin Freiburghaus
Coordination & Communication

Marsha Schurtenberger
On-Site Seminar

Patrick Bier
Preparatory Seminar

Anil Singh
Partnership & Finance

Selina Stücker
PR & Communications-Manager

Marco Müller
PR & Communications-Manager

Find out more about all the previous Teams of exploreASEAN

The Supervisor of exploreASEAN

Dr. Teresa L. Freiburghaus
Head of Southeast Asia Studies at University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW

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