The Association of South Eastern Europe Economic Universities (ASECU), was established in October 1996. It includes economic universities of south Eastern Europe, and universities of the Middle East and north eastern Africa.
The Association now includes 55 members, Forty six (46) as regular members from Albania, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine and nine (9) as associated members from China, Egypt, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Lebanon and Palestine.
The aim of the association is to promote the interests of the Economic Universities of South and Eastern Europe and of the Black Sea Region, which are public, recognized or financed by the state of origin.
- To improve cooperation between Economic Universities, Faculties, Departments.
- To exchange views and information about curriculums.
- To exchange undergraduate and postgraduate students in addition to teaching and research staff.
- To provide members with the opportunity to exchange information, opinions. by publishing a relevant scientific journal or by cooperation in elaborating scientific studies in relation to the future development of higher education and research as well as to improve their quality in the field of economic studies and business administration.
- To undertake initiatives for the protection of the interests of members and their institutions, so as to be supported by international organizations ,in particular by the higher education institutions of the European Union.
- To encourage cooperation between universities inside and outside the countries referred to in the Association.
- To maintain cooperation in the field of higher education by strengthening relations with other organizations having similar aims.
- Aiming to unify the degrees of faculties and departments of the universities participating in the association; to promote cooperation between economic universities, faculties, departments in the field of research for the benefit of the economy, the society, peace and the cultural development of the countries referred to the Association.