April 18, 2019

GMS-UC-Management and Leadership Development Workshop II

The Project on Support for Capacity Building of the GMS University Consortium: Management and Leadership Development Workshop II and University Visit

11-13 March 2019 in Yangon, Myanmar

 

                On 11-12 March 2019, , the first GMS-UC activity of 2019, “Management and Leadership Development Workshop II” welcomed university leaders and government representatives from five countries: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand at Inya Lake Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar with warmest and cordial hospitality of Department of Higher Education, Myanmar and East Yangon University.

 

The honorable Deputy Director-general of Higher Education Department, Ministry of Education Myanmar, Prof. Dr. Nay Win Oo kindly graced the opening ceremony.

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond was presenting a gift as the token of appreciation to Prof. Dr. Kyaw Kyaw Khuang, Rector of East Yangon University who generously assisted in arranging this workshop in Yangon

 

This Workshop is part of the Project on Support for Capacity Building of the GMS University Consortium. The topics covered at this time were leadership, coaching and being coached, quality assurance process and higher education in the context of “Our World: Our Future”. The workshop was aimed to enhance the potentials of member universities to be able to strategically envision the big picture and respond to the global and regional contexts of the 21st century.

 

The Keynote Address on “Our World: Our Future” by Dr. Jakarin Srimoon shared his perspectives and experiences on his “world” and his “Created Future.” His world holds Integrity, Authenticity, Commitment to Bigger Value than Oneself, and Being a Cause in-the-Matter, being responsible for whatever action they take. Dr. Jakarin also highlighted another five facets in creating a “Created Future” for leaders: Building future from present context; fulfilling the relevant parties’ interests (people you lead and your leader). Getting supported and acted by the people you lead; providing people you are leading an opportunity for self-expression; and an opportunity to personally make a meaningful contribution and realize the “created future.”

 

Keynote Address on “Our World: Our Future” by Dr. Jakarin Srimoon

 

Moreover, this workshop also provided the panel discussion and mini-workshop on “Coaching”. Coaching Process is useful for people at all levels and the results can be ranged from improving the performance, gaining commitment to the organization engagement, enhancing one’s potential, empowering people to do beyond their expectation.

 

by Ms. Pornsuk Wangananon, Director of Human Resource Development, Thai Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company and Ms. Pranee Suecharoenkij, Co-Founder of Green Leaf Chemical shared experiences and perspectives on the panel “Voice from the Coached”, moderated by Asst. Prof. Dr. Romyen Kosaikanont.

 

Mr. Ittipat Pattaramekanon led the workshop session on “Coaching”

 

On the second day of the workshop, there was a session on “Quality Unlimited” providing understanding and skill practices in quality assurance process. During the session, participants have learned to identify their institutional Quality Culture which can be varied according to each institution and self-definition. In quality assurance process, the issues of governance, management and leadership, finance as well as internal and external customers under the university vision need to be addressed.

 

 

 

Dr. Nandh Thavarungkul, Dr. Nakorn Srisukhumbowornchai and Asst. Prof. Dr. Preecha Termsuksawad from KMUTT together with our project’s experts were running the workshop on “Quality Unlimited”

 

The workshop delegates from GMS-UC member universities and government representatives

 

SEAMEO RIHED would like to extend utmost thanks to guest speakers, experts for GMS-UC Projects and all distinguished participants for making such the successful workshop!

On the next day, 13 March 2019, the core experts for the GMS-UC Project and SEAMEO RIHED team led by Centre Director, Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond visited East Yangon University (EYU), one of the GMS-UC members in Myanmar. It was such a great pleasure having a fruitful discussion with Rector, Pro-Rectors, Deans, lecturers and students as well as touring to the Department of Geology, Department of Zoology, Human Right Resource Centre and library. The generous hospitality and tremendous enthusiasm of staffs and students was immensely impressive. We would like to express deepest gratitude to the Rector, Prof. Dr. Kyaw Kyaw Khaung and very able staffs of East Yangon University for such a wonderful welcome and excellent arrangement.

 

University Visit to East Yangon University (EYU)

 

 

Turnover of SEAMEO Secretariat Directorship

A fond farewell of Dr. Gatot Hari Priowirjanto and warm welcoming of Dr. Ethel Agnes Valenzuela Party on Friday 22 March 2019, at the Nikko Hotel Bangkok

Together with friends and partners from SEAMEO Centres, UNESCO, ADB, UNICEF, Embassies (Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines), and the Ministry of Education, Thailand, SEAMEO RIHED was pleased to be part of a delightful event and to witness the turnover of SEAMEO Secretariat Directorship.

On this occasion, SEAMEO RIHED would like to express our appreciations to Dr. Gatot for his significant contributions, strong support, and motivation provided to SEAMEO RIHED over the previous years. We hope to be able to meet again and to continue our friendship and cooperation for the benefit of the region of Southeast Asia.

A big congratulations to Dr. Ethel and we are looking forward to a journey to promoting and enhancing higher education within the region and beyond through your leadership of SEAMEO!

 

 

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 PROGRAMME

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

 

WHO CAN APPLY?

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.

 

REGISTRATION FEE

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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ABOUT ORGANISERS

 

SEAMEO RIHED

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/.

 

JANU

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/.

 


CONTACT

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

SEAMEO RIHED Office
Email: rihed@rihed.seameo.org
Website: http://rihed.seameo.org/
Social Media (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/seameo.rihed
Tel: +662 644 9856 – 62

‘Share Happiness, Share your Happy School Activity!’ – UNESCO Bangkok

Daegu Gachang Elementary School has a simple principle – every student should be acknowledged and proud of their work and accomplishments. And the Republic of Korea school puts that principle into action every day by prominently displaying all of its students’ in-class work on the walls. ‘We make displays to share what we have learned,’ explains 11-year-old student Joo Eun Kim. ‘It makes us feel happy and proud when we can share with others.’

Examples like Daegu Gachang highlight the importance of happiness and well-being for learners, and the school community as a whole. At UNESCO Bangkok, we are looking at ways to improve and enhance education quality through the lens of holistic development, with an emphasis on happiness and well-being. The Happy Schools Project aims to offer alternative ideas about quality education valuing and nurturing learners’ diverse talents and strengths. In 2016, UNESCO Bangkok published Happy Schools! A Framework for Learner Well-being in the Asia-Pacific, which features 22 criteria for happy schools, focusing on People, Process and Place.

Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. Both this day and the concept of happiness are highly relevant to UNESCO Bangkok’s Happy Schools project. This year, under the International Day theme of ‘Share Happiness’, UNESCO Bangkok invites every person in the Asia-Pacific to share your Happy School Activities. To learn more about how to submit your activity, please review the campaign information and regulations, and submit your information in this online form. ‘Happy Schools Activities’ should meet the following criteria:

1.  Accord with the indicators and criteria of the Happy Schools Framework.
2.  Provide a clear and concise description of the activity.
3.  Include a description of the impacts and outcomes of the activity (for example, by providing facts, figures, stories and anecdotes).

The campaign begins on 4 February 2019 with a submission deadline of 15 March 2019. Short-listed winners will be announced and their activities shared on UNESCO Bangkok’s website, social media accounts and other channels on the International Day of Happiness, 20 March 2019.

UNESCO Bangkok is excited to hear about innovative Happy School Activities from across the Asia-Pacific! ‘Share Happiness, Share your Happy School Activity!’

Contact: happyschools@unesco.org

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

The Mid-term Review Meeting of GMS-UC Project and University Visits

The Mid-term Review Meeting of the Project on Support for Capacity Building in the GMS University consortium (GMS-UC) and University Visits on 17-18 January 2019 in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

 

On 17 January 2019, SEAMEO RIHED successfully held the Mid-term Review Meeting of the Project on Support for Capacity Building in the GMS University consortium (GMS-UC) at Wiang Inn Hotel, Chiang Rai, Thailand.

 

Group photo of the meeting delegates

 

Chaired by Dr. Chanavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, the meeting was actively attended by 17 delegates including the representatives from ASEAN Secretariat and SEAMEO Secretariat, the core experts for the project, and the national government representatives from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. It had been a crucial opportunities to review and reflect the first-year project’s implementation in the last 2018, as well as to share the second-year plan comprising another four forthcoming capacity building activities and university visits which will be organized all through this 2019. We do look forward to the Management Leadership Development Workshop in Yangon, Myanmar in this upcoming March!

 

Visiting Chiang Rai Rajabhat University

 

In the afternoon of the same day, the delegates of the Mid-term Review Meeting of the GMS-UC Project and SEAMEO RIHED visited Chiang Rai Rajabhat University. The delegates were provided extensive opportunities to explore around the beautiful greenery campus and meet the president Asst. Prof. Dr. Sornchai Mungthaisong, administrative team, faculty deans and international students. It is delightful to hear many internationalization activities, exchange ideas on the university development as well as to hear voices from the international students in the university.

 

On 18 January 2019, led by Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, the delegates also had an opportunity to visit Mae Fah Luang University (MFU). It was an honor and pleasure to meet the president Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vanchai Sirichana and hear the history of the university foundation, university strategies, the academic advancement in teaching and research as well as the excellent works in internationalization of the university. The delegates were also immensely impressed by the stunning scenery around the campus and a variety of cosmetics and health-care products from the university researches.

 

MFU Campus tour led by the executive tour guide,
Asst. Prof. Dr. Romyen Kosaikanont,
Vice President of MFU

 

SEAMEO RIHED is in deep gratitude to Chiang Rai Rajabhat University and Mae Fah Luang University and very able staffs for their warm welcome and generous support in hosting the magnificent campus visits. We wish to have an opportunity to go back again!

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond presented the token of appreciation to
Asst. Prof. Dr. Sornchai Mungthaisong, the president of CRRU (left) and
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vanchai Sirichana, the president of MFU (right)

 

More Photos at https://photos.app.goo.gl/Mvv8TUAP38GNGsA47

5th SEAMEO RIHED-ACC Seminar and Study Visit

The 5th SEAMEO RIHED-ACC Seminar and Study Visit Programme to China

19-25 May 2019

Hubei Province, P.R. China

 

THE REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN!!!

 

Upon requests from fellow institutions, we are pleased to extend the registration deadline for the 5th SEAMEO RIHED-ACC Seminar and Study Visit Programme on 19-25 May 2019, to Wuhan, Hubei Province, P.R. China 

 

The new deadline for registration: 22 April 2019!

 

 

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SEAMEO RIHED and the ASEAN-China Center (ACC) are delighted to announce the 5th SEAMEO RIHED-ACC Study Visit Programme to China. Organised since 2013, the study visits to China aim to connect Southeast Asian higher education institutions (HEIs) with leading Chinese HEIs in different provinces of China to exchange innovative practices and ideas, and explore future academic collaboration.

This year, the study visit will bring you to Hubei Province and explore the theme “Green Technology in Global Transformation: Innovation in Higher Education”. The study visit will provide Southeast Asian HEIs with an excellent opportunity to learn about China’s green technology and higher education innovation in Hubei Province to promote environmental sustainability, as well as economic and societal developments. Join us on this unique study visit to Central China!

 

The Programme: The tentative programme includes the following:

1) Seminar on “Cross-Border Collaboration to Foster World-Class Universities”, designed for academic leaders from both Hubei, China and Southeast Asian universities to exchange views on the theme, as well as explore and build networks for future collaboration.

2) Institutional Visits

  • Central China Normal University
  • Huazhong Agricultural University
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Hubei University 
  • Wuhan University
  • Wuhan University of Science and Technology
  • Wuhan University of Technology

3) A Special Visit to Wuhan East Lake High-Tech Development Zone or also known as the Optics Valley of China!

4) A Cultural Programme, including visit to the Yellow Crane Tower, one of the four great towers in China, and try local snacks and authentic street food at Han Jiang Walking Street!

The study visit will highlight Green Technology and explore Hubei’s strengths in the following related disciplines:

 

Engineering and Technology

Energy and Resources Management

Agrotechnology

Health and Medical Sciences

Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

 

Who can apply?

University executives, administrators and researchers from higher education institutions in Southeast Asia interested in pursuing collaboration with Chinese HEIs are invited to consider joining!

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

 

Registration Fee: USD 1,690

 

This price includes:               

  • Seminar Registration
  • Institutional Visits
  • Cultural Visits
  • 6-night accommodation (including breakfasts)
  • Meals
  • 2 Official Dinners Hosted by the Organisers
  • Local Transportation and Airport Transfers
  • English-speaking guide
  • Printed materials
  • Invitation letter for Visa Application
  • Certificate of Participation

This price does not include:

  • Airfare
  • Travel and Health Insurance
  • Visa application fees
  • Other personal-related expenses

 

Register today or by 22 April 2019!

 

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For more information, please contact:

Ms. Supansa Kajavong (Pink)
Programme Officer

Mr. Vo Tran Trung Nhan (Nhan)
Programme Officer

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

INTERNATIONALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION PLATFORM (IZNHEP)

 

INTERNATIONALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION PLATFORM (IZNHEP):

INTERNATIONALIZATION POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

29th – 30th November 2018

 

SEAMEO RIHED had the honor to be invited to the international academic symposium on “Internationalization of Higher Education Platform: Internationalization Policies and Practices for Future Development”, co-hosted by the Office of the Higher Education Commission Thailand and Mahidol University, at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, on 29th – 30th November 2018. The symposium enables participants across the world to discuss about their expertise toward internationalization university indicators, becoming a world-class university, as well as share their thoughts on relevant issues.

The symposium started with setting mutual understanding of how crucial internationalization is to higher education in Southeast Asian region and beyond. The opening keynotes highlighted the rationale and motivations behind the agenda for internationalization of higher education. The symposium provided platform for government representatives of Australia, P.R. China, Hong Kong, Japan and Thailandto discuss the development of their relevant policies and strategies at the national level towards internationalization of higher education in order to keep pace with the global situation change variety of higher education institutions across the world: from Australia, P.R. China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and the U.S., to share their lessons and challenges while implementing internationalization at their respective institutions. The symposium also opened the floor for international organizations such as UNESCO, DAAD and SEAMEO RIHED to share their perspectives on the future outlook that shape the direction of higher education internationalization.

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, was invited to be a panelist of the panel presentation and discussion on “Why Future-Oriented Internationalization Matter? View Points from International Agencies”. She delivered a brief introduction of SEAMEO RIHED’s activities on promoting and developing internationalization in Southeast Asia’s higher education. Dr. Chantavit also shared the organization’s perspectives and experience on regional collective efforts to bridge the gap and move forward together by encouraging internationalization in higher education.

SEAMEO RIHED would like to express its sincere appreciation to the hosts, the Office of the Higher Education Commission Thailand (OHEC) and Mahidol University for organizing the symposium, for inviting and giving us the opportunities to share our works and perspectives on the internationalization of Southeast Asia’s higher education systems. 

 

Clin. Prof. Udom Kachintorn, M.D. Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education, Thailand, delivered his Opening Remarks

 

Dr. Suphat Champatong, Secretary-General, the Office of the Higher Education Commission, Ministry of Education, Thailand, delivered his Congratulatory Remarks

 

Group photo: Guests of Honor and Keynote Speakers and moderators of the symposium

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, on the panel of “Why Future-Oriented Internationalization Matter? View Points from International Agencies”

 

Happy New Year

 

AIMS Mini-symposium on Biodiversity and Food Science and Technology was held at Mae Fah Luang University

AIMS Mini-symposium on Biodiversity and Food Science and Technology was held at Mae Fah Luang University

 

 

On 16-17 November 2018, AIMS Mini-symposium on Biodiversity and Food Science and Technology was held at Mae Fah Luang University.

This mini-symposium was jointly held by the Office of Higher Education Commission of Ministry of Education, the School of Agro-Industry, the School of Science, and the International Affairs Division. It offered a venue for AIMS alumni from University of Tsukuba, Universiti Putra Malaysia and Mae Fah Luang University to present their research in Biodiversity and Food Science and Technology fields. After presentations, there was a plenary session on “The impact of International Exchange Experience” by AIMS alumni and current AIMS students. In this session, both alumni and students shared their exchange experiences and reflected on the benefits and challenges of the programme.

Moreover, the symposium offered a chance for Indonesian, Malaysian, Pilipino, Thai and Vietnamese students to appreciate different cultures and increase their cross-cultural awareness through various performances during the welcoming reception.

Since 2010, Mae Fah Luang University has welcomed 178 inbound students and has sent out 104 MFU students under the AIMS programme in Biodiversity and Food Science and Technology programmes. Moreover, with its internationalisation strategy, the University has initiated academic activities and furthered collaboration covering joint publication and staff and researchers exchange with partner universities. Under these meaningful activities, MFU students will able to work with others harmoniously and serve as valuable manpower for the sustainable future of the region.