The ARCASIA Committee for Architectural Education (ACAE) was held in July 2017 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It was a full day meeting which was attended by representatives from Japan, Malaysia, Korea and Pakistan along with head of the departments and representatives from the architectural institutions of Jakarta.
The meeting was chaired by John Joseph Fernandez. As Pakistan was unable to attend the meeting held in Jaipur, India, they were asked to present their country report. The Chair shared his ideas about having a portal where institutions from all over the ARCASIA countries can share their course outlines so that it will be easier to organize student and faculty exchange programs. Discussions on improving the education standards also took place. Ar. Arshad Faruqui, Chairman Board of Architectural Education (BAE)-IAP presented his report on the activities being carried out from the platform of BAE-IAP to improve the quality of Architectural Education in Pakistan and to bridge the gap between academia and education.