February 21, 2019

The 2nd Forum for ASEAN-China Private Higher Education Development and Cooperation

The 2nd Forum for ASEAN-China Private Higher Education
Development and Cooperation

11-13 December 2018
University of Sanya, P.R. China

 

On 11-13 December 2018, SEAMEO RIHED had the pleasure to co-organise the 2nd Forum for ASEAN-China Private Higher Education Development and Cooperation with the University of Sanya (USY), P.R. China. This forum continued the regional efforts from the 1st forum held in 2017 and launched the ASEAN-China Alliance of Private Higher Education Institutions (ACAPHEI), a formal network to strengthen regional private higher education collaboration among members. Over 60 participants from 31 leading private higher education institutions and associations from Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) and P.R. China attended the Forum.

 

During the Inaugural Session, Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, joined Prof. Lu Dan, President of USY, Ms. Zhou Hui, Deputy Director of Education, Culture and Tourism Division, ASEAN-China Center (ACC), Mr. Dai Yu-ming, Vice Mayor, Sanya Municipal Government, Mr. Yu Hong-Jun, Former Vice Minister of International Department, Central Committee of CPC, Ms. Wang Hui, Deputy Secretary-General of the Secretariat of the Organizing Committee of China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week, Ms. Ji Ping, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Association for Non-Government Education & Director General of The Higher Education Professional Committee of China’s Non-Government Education Association, and Mr. Li Baiqing, Former Vice Mayor, Sanya Municipal Government in delivering Welcome Remarks.

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED delivering Welcome Remarks.

 

Launching Ceremony of ACAPHEI: (from left to right) Ms. Zhou Hui, Deputy Director of Education, Culture and Tourism Division, ASEAN-China Center (ACC), Mr. Dai Yu-ming, Vice Mayor, Sanya Municipal Government, Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, Prof. Lu Dan, President of USY, Ms. Ji Ping, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Association for Non-Government Education

 

Following the Inaugural Session, keynote speakers from private education associations in Lao PDR, Singapore, Thailand and P.R. China, presented their experiences and perspectives on their national private higher education, and ideas for future regional collaboration.

 

Mr. Khamsen Sisavong, President of Private Education Association in Lao PDR, President of Sengsavanh Education Group delivering Keynote Speech on Development and Innovation of the Private Higher Education in Laos.

 

Mr. Viva Sinniah, Chairman of Singapore Association for Private Education, delivering Keynote presentation on Private Education: Singapore Experience & ASEAN

 

Dr. Wittawat Didyasarin Sattayarak, Vice Chairman of Association of Private Higher Education Institutions of Thailand (APHEIT) delivering Keynote presentation on Learning from Each Other: The Mission and Future of ASEAN-China Alliance of Private Higher Education Institutions (ACAPHEI).

 

In the afternoon, participants had lively discussions to share their experiences in operating private higher education institutions, education-industry synergy and innovation in driving development, as well as explore areas for regional cooperation under the newly established ACAPHEI. The results were incorporated in the 2018 Declaration on Establishing “ASEAN-China Alliance of Private Higher Education Institutions” which was signed by the representatives present at the Forum from Southeast Asia and China.

 

Signing f the 2018 Declaration on Establishing “ASEAN-China Alliance of Private Higher Education Institutions” between private higher education association and institutions in Southeast Asia and P.R. China

 

SEAMEO RIHED would like to thank the University of Sanya, the ASEAN-China Center, and all the participants for this fruitful event in the beautiful city of Sanya! We look forward to meeting you again at the 3rd Forum in 2019 in Southeast Asia!

 

Group Photo

 

Links to related articles:

University of Sanya, PRC http://www.sanyau.edu.cn/newsDetails.asp?did=5189&cid=146

HUTECH University, Vietnam https://www.hutech.edu.vn/english/index.php/news/training-news/14573822-hutech-participates-in-the-2nd-forum-for-asean-china-private-higher-education-development-and-cooper

STI Myanmar University, Myanmar https://www.stiedu.net/event/eventdetails/121