April 4, 2019

1st SEAMEO RIHED-JANU Seminar and Study Visit to Japan

The 1st SEAMEO RIHED-JANU Seminar and Study Visit Programme to Japan

23-29 June 2019

Kansai Region, Japan


SEAMEO RIHED and the Japan Association for National University (JANU) have the pleasure to invite you to join the 1st SEAMEO RIHED-JANU Seminar and Study Visit to Japan on 23-29 June 2019!

With the theme on Technology Innovation and Social Engagement for Sustainable Development, the Seminar and Study Visit will provide participants with informative and interactive opportunities to discuss the roles as well as contributions of higher education institutions towards sustainable development and overcoming global challenges.


The tentative programme includes the following:


1) Seminar on “Enhancing Regional Cooperation and Development: Collaboration Initiatives between Japanese and Southeast Asian Higher Education Institutions”

  • Designed for academic leaders and university executives from both Japanese and Southeast Asian higher education institutions to exchange views on the theme, as well as to explore and build networks for future collaboration.

2) Institutional Visits to Leading Universities

  • Kansai University
    • Research Center for Medical, Pharmaceutical and Engineering Sciences
    • Research Center for Community Regeneration
  • Kobe University
    • Innovation in Advanced and Assistive Technology for Aging Societies and Disabilities
    • Innovative Bio Production Kobe Project
  • Kyoto University
    • Value Creating Design Hub for Super-Ageing Societies
    • Center for Southeast Asian Studies
  • Osaka University
    • Center for Information and Neural Networks
    • Section for Future Design, Center for Open Innovation Research and Education
  • Ritsumeikan University
    • Institute for Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage

3) A Special Visit to the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial and private companies in the area of technological innovation

4) Guided Tours to Cultural Heritage Sites

  • Nijo Castle
  • Osaka Castle

Under the overarching theme of Technology Innovation and Social Engagement for Sustainable Development, the study visit will highlight the following areas:

  • Assistive Technology for Inclusive and Ageing Societies
  • Innovation for Environmentally Sustainable Societies
  • Disaster Preparedness and Management
  • Preservation of Cultural Heritage
  • Research Collaboration



The programme is tailored for university executives, administrators and faculty members from higher education institutions in Southeast Asia with an extensive background and expertise in teaching and research in topics of technology for ageing society, environmental innovation, disaster risk reduction and cultural preservation.

Seize this unique and exclusive opportunity to advance cooperation between your institution and Japanese counterparts as well as peers from the Southeast Asian region!

The group will consist of a maximum of 20 participants catered on a first-come, first served basis.



Participation to the 1st SEAMEO RIHED-JANU Seminar and Study Visit to Japan is on a fee-paying basis. Payments made before 22 April 2019 will benefit from the early-bird rate of 2,100 USD while payments made after 22 April 2019 and no later than 3 May 2019 will be in the amount of the regular rate of 2,400 USD.


Registration Deadline: 3 May 2019

Early-Bird Payment Deadline (2,100 USD): 22 April 2019

Regular Payment Deadline (2,400 USD): 3 May 2019


This price includes:

  • Seminar Registration and Participation
  • Institutional Visits to Leading Universities
  • 6 nights’ Accommodation in Hotels with Breakfast
  • 2 Official Dinners Hosted by the Organisers
  • Meals
  • Domestic Transportation in Japan
  • Guided-Visits to Leading Research Facilities, Industry and Unique Cultural Heritage Sites
  • English-Speaking guides
  • Printed Materials
  • A Certificate of Participation

Official Invitation letters may be provided by the organizers for visa application and other purposes upon request.


This price does not include:

  • Airfare
  • Airport Transfer to/from Kansai International Airport
  • Travel and Health Insurance
  • Visa Application Fees
  • Other Personal-Related Expenses


                              Register today until 3 May 2019!


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The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (SEAMEO RIHED) is the SEAMEO Centre specialising in higher education and development. Its main activities include training, research, and information dissemination with special focus on fostering efficiency and effectiveness of higher education policy and planning, management, and administration in SEAMEO Member Countries. Learn more about SEAMEO RIHED at http://rihed.seameo.org/.



The Japan Association of National Universities (JANU) aims to contribute to promoting national university cooperation and improving standards of higher education and academic research in Japan. To learn more about JANU, visit https://www.janu.jp/eng/.



For more information, please contact:

Kohei Yamada (Mr.)
Programme Officer
E-mail: kohei@rihed.seameo.org

Christelle Mae Agustin (Ms.)
Programme Officer
E-mail: christelle@rihed.seameo.org

Email: rihed@rihed.seameo.org
Website: http://rihed.seameo.org/
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Tel: +662 644 9856 – 62