February 22, 2019

DIES-Training course Management of Internationalisation 2014-2015






The DIES Training Course Management of Internationalisation (MoI) has been developed qualify university staff (either international office staff or higher education managers responsible for coordinating international activities) from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, to manage processes and tasks of internationalisation in the area of higher education. The programme will enable the participants to build up improved and more effective structures of internationalisation at their home universities.

The professional training consists of three workshops and in depth e-learning phases.

After an introduction phase of e-learning the initial contact phase (Internationalisation: Concepts, Systems and Actors and  Soft Skills) with a duration of two weeks will be organised in September 2014 at the University of Hannover, Germany. The regional workshops will take place in March/April 2015 in Mexico, Kenya and India). The final presence phase in spring 2015 in Hannover will focus on Competences and Key-tasks of an International Office (IO) and  Management Skills. In between the contact phases, participants are asked to apply the skills acquired at the home university within individual projects while being accompanied by distance coaches.

Participants’ Profile

  •  At least 3-5 years of experience in the area of Higher Education Management: either as international office staff or higher education managers responsible for coordinating international activities.
  • Preferably not older than 50 years old.
  • Active and excellent English language skills (speaking and writing) are indispensable.
  • Commitment to attend all presence workshops and to develop the individual PALP, fulfilling approx. 2 hours’ workload weekly (e-learning).
  • Minimum technical equipment that guarantees the participation in the e-learning phases: internet connection and, if possible IT support for video conferences.

Participants from universities of the following regions are eligible to apply:

  • Latin America: Mexico, Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama) and the Andean countries (Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru)
  • Africa: Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
  • Middle East: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Yemen
  • Asia: Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam

Candidates should send their applications via email to DIES-info@zv.uni-hannover.de (for detailed information please download the files below).

Deadline of application will be  2 May 2014.

The Selection Committee decides on the selection of candidates and meets at the end of May 2014. The applicants will be informed by end of May on the results of the selection meeting.


Download Files:

Announcement MoI 2014-2015

MoI 2014-2015 Application Form


2nd SEAMEO BIOTROP Biodiversity Conservation Photo Competition
















2nd SEAMEO BIOTROP Biodiversity Conservation Photo Competition


SEAM EO BIOTROP believes that conservation of the region’s biodiversity is everyone’s
responsibility. Recognizing the unique and rich biological resources we have and
understanding their real values are critical considerations toward having more meaningful
conservation efforts. Photo documentation is one practical way towards actualizing this
purpose. It is for this reason that SEAMEO BIOTROP is launching this regional biodiversity
conservation photo competition.

This annual competition is among the special initiatives of SEAM EO BIOTROP under its 9th
Five-Year Development Plan (2012-2017). In general, the competition aims to usher greater
public awareness and support to biodiversity conservation efforts in Southeast Asia. Different
themes will be featured for every competition year that would build upon each other towards
achieving the contest objective. Other than generating a database of quality photographs of
the region’s biodiversity , the contest is expected to surface biodiversity conservation concerns
from the public’s perspectives that need more policy and research interventions and financial
supp ort from governments and development organizations.

SEAM EO BIOTROP is launching the competition this year with the theme “Our
biodiversity, our source of sustainable and healthy living.”

Contest Rules

1.    The contest is open to all nationals and residents of Southeast Asian countries who are
at least 18 years of age at the time of entry .
2.    Each contestant must complete and submit an entry form (please see attached) along
with a photograph entry. A contestant could submit at most two (2) photograph
entries accompanied by individual entry forms each.
3.    In entering this competition, all contestants must acknowledge and guarantee that
their photograph entries are their original works and do not infringe on the
copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of p rivacy/publicity or intellectual
property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title,
claim, or interest in the photograph. The contestants must also guarantee that their
photograph entries have not been submitted to previous photo competitions and
not been used in any publications (print and electronic).
4.    The photo competition centers on the theme:

“Our biodiversity, our source of sustainable and healthy living.”

5.    BIOTROP shall keep all data entered by the applicants in the Entry Form as
confidential. However, applicants must agree that such personal data, especially name
and address, may be processed, shared, and otherwise used for the purposes and
within the context of this Contest.
6.    All contestants must comply with the following photograph requirements:

o All entries must be original. Photos must not be digitally altered and/or
enhanced in any way other than simple cropping. Any major image
manipulation (e.g., over or under color saturation, dual tones, etc.) on the
original photograph will disqualify the entry.
o All entries must be in digital format, thus, only online entries will be
eligible. Each entry must be within 5 megabytes, in JPEG/JPG format, and
must be at least 1,600 pixels either in a horizontal or vertical image
o The photograph must not contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually
explicit, or otherwise objectionable element based on the standards of BIOTROP.
o All photographs must be in color, black and white photos will be disqualified.

7.    Photograph entries and entry forms must be submitted to BIOTROP
(photocontest@biotrop.org) on or before 5pm (GMT 7) 31 May 2014.

8.    BIOTROP has the right to examine the original photograph/source material to
confirm compliance with the requirements above and officially accepts or disqualifies entries.
9.    BIOTROP shall have the right to store the winning entries and finalists in its database
and also use them for scientific and publication purposes.

Selection and Judging Processes

1. Winning entries will be judged according to three criteria: (1) Relevance to the theme
40%; (2) Photographic quality including technical quality 30%; and (3) Creativity 30%.
2. There will be two rounds of selection process. For the first round, each judge will
select his/her top 5 entries based on the abovementioned criteria. Then, all top five
entries of each judge shall be subjected for a second round of judging. The Panel of
Judges will collectively select the first, second, and third winners from the round one
3. In the event of a tie, the Panel of Judges will re-evaluate the tied entries. In the event
that a tie remains after re-judging, the entry with the highest score in the relevance to
the theme criteria will be declared the winner.
4. Decisions of the Panel of Judges are final and binding.

Contest Prizes

Cash prizes and certificates shall be awarded to the winning entries. The cash prizes are as
First Prize :        US $ 400
Second Prize :  US $ 300
Third Prize :      US $ 200

Competition Period

BIOTROP will accept submission of photo entries starting 20 January to 31 May 2014.

Announcement of Winners and Exhibition of Winning Photos

Winners will be notified by email by mid July 2014. Winners list will be announced at
BIOTROP website and exhibited during the 52nd Centre’s Governing Board Meeting in
October 2014.

Right to Cancel or Suspend the Contest

BIOTROP has the right to cancel or susp end the contest to infection by computer virus/bugs,
denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or
any other causes beyond the Centre’s control that corrupt or affect the administration,
security, fairness, integrity , or proper conduct of this Contest. BIOTROP would inform all
participants about the cancellation/susp ension and instructions on how to proceed with the
Contest if problems could be addressed.

Download  file :

application form

poster for web banner

Registration Form – AGB

The Southeast Asian HEI Presidents/Rectors/Chancellors/Vice-Chancellors Conference










The Southeast Asian HEI Presidents/Rectors/Chancellors/Vice-Chancellors Conference brings together key executives from universities and government so that they can explore the challenges and opportunities facing the Southeast Asian higher education landscape and identify key priorities to move forward as a region.

The Conference provides a platform for discussion between policy makers and university executives in order to promote the vertical and horizontal alignment of the region’s higher education systems and define the role that higher education will play in driving Southeast Asia’s future as a regional community.

Held back-to-back with the Meeting of Directors General/Secretary General/Commissioner of Higher Education in Southeast Asia, the Conference offers a new space for regional leaders in higher education to come together and prepare for the changes and transformations anticipated in the years ahead. 

The 1st Southeast Asian HEI Presidents/Rectors/Chancellors/Vice-Chancellors Conference

26-27 May 2014

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The 2014 conference will be organized back-to-back with the 8th Meeting of Directors General/Secretary General/Commissioner of Higher Education in Southeast Asia on 26 and 27 May 2014 and consists of a series of sessions based around this year’s theme of advancing higher education in an era of regional integration.

Sessions will include panel discussions, keynote addresses and concurrent sessions that focus on the harmonization of higher education, academic collaboration and mobility and preparing future graduates for regional needs in a new integrated environment. We are currently finalizing the conference programme and as the sessions are confirmed, more information will become available.

Outline of the Programme

Monday 26 May

Morning Sessions

  • Introductory Remarks from the Chairman of the SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board
  • Opening Address from the Minister of Education and Training, Vietnam
  • Keynote Address: The Roles of Higher Education in the era of the ASEAN Community
  • Panel Discussion: Developing a Regional Common Space in Higher Education: Building the Present and Envisioning the Future

Afternoon Sessions

  • Concurrent Sessions:
    Collective Actions Towards Regional Harmonization
    Broadening Academic Mobility: Issues and Options
    Research Collaboration

Tuesday 27 May

Morning Sessions

  • Panel Discussion: Higher Education as a Key Driving Force for Regional Socio-Economic Development
  • Concurrent Sessions:
    Preparing Future Graduates for Emerging Needs
    Academic Recognition in a Regional Context: Current State, Future Visions and Challenges

Afternoon Sessions

  • Presentation of session proposals and conclusion
  • Working Group Meetings and Networking Session

More information about the 2014 conference:

The Preliminary Programme and information on registration will follow soon.

Please mark your calendar!



Download the Announcement

Download the Announcement



USC Rossier Global EDD 2014


The Global Executive Ed.D. program is a first-of-its-kind program designed to meet the needs of senior leaders

in education by providing them with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the 21st century.


You are invited to attend the following event:

The Doctor of Education: ‘Flipping’ the Classroom for Leaders and Decision-Makers in Education


Date: March 1st, 2014
Grand Hyatt
Time: 6:30-8:00pm (ICT)
494 Rajdamri Road
Bangkok, Thailand, 10330


This presentation will provide an overview of the USC Rossier School of Education’s innovative approach to professional doctoral education. The session examines the leadership-focused Global Executive Ed.D. program, which combines cutting-edge pedagogies and scholarship from around the world with an innovative format. This first-of-its-kind program re-envisions the doctorate in ways that make it more relevant to managers and leaders in education, and accessible to anyone anywhere.

Please join Professor Rob Filback from the USC Rossier School of Education for this event.

We hope you can attend!



Nadine Singh, Ed.D.

Director, Global Executive Ed.D.


Link to Register:


Attachments Download :

USC Rossier Global EDD Annoucement for Bangkok 2014


GED: Co-Innovation for Social and Economic growth 2014





The East Asia Series ” Co-innovation for social and economic growth ” on  13-14 February 2014 Pullman  Arcadia Phuket Hotel , Phuket , Thailand.

British Council Thailand , in partnership with Research and Researchers for Industries (RRI) , The Thailand Research Fund , as part of the Global Education Dialogues : The East Asia Series , Forging the future of higher education ,
is organising a conference on ” Co-innovation for social and economic growth.”

The conference will consider the ‘Triple Helix’ approach and explore how academic research can work with industry , entrepreneurs and government to find innovative ways to collaborate.
The speakers includes :
*  Prof. Richard B Davies , Vice- Chancellor , Swansea University
*  Mr. Terry Pollard , Associate Consultant , ISIS Innovation , Oxford University
*  Dr. Yong – Chie Heng , Dean of Research and Development , National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
*  Prof. Dr. Chachanat Thebtaranonth , Senior Advisor , Research and Researchers for Industries Programme (RRi ) , The Thailand Research Fund

For further information , please contact :
Ms. Sarita Suwannarat , Manager Eucation
Email : Sarita.Suwannarat@britishcouncil.or.th
Tel : +66(0) 2 657 5678

Free admission 
For online registration :  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GED_Phuket

Attachments Download :

Final Ad.jpg

The East Asia Series Global Education Dialogues 2013-2014.pdf

Provisional Programme External.pdf


The 6th Review Meeting of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme

The 6th Review Meeting of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme was held in Chiang Rai, Thailand, from 22 to 23 November 2013. The Meeting was hosted with generous hospitality by Mae Fah Luang University. The participants of the Review Meeting included delegates from the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia; the Ministry of Education and Culture, Indonesia; the Office of the Higher Education Commission, Thailand; the Commission on Higher Education, the Philippines; the Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam; the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan; and representatives from participating universities in all member countries.

As the AIMS Programme has rapidly expanded to include 7 member countries, 7 study fields and 59 participating universities throughout the region, the Meeting presented an important step towards enhancing and strengthening bilateral and multilateral cooperation among participants to benefit student mobility and contributed towards the development of networks and partnerships necessary for building a sustainable future for AIMS. In particular, the Meeting sought to encourage participants to discuss programme development and consult together on mechanisms to facilitate student exchange in the region.


Training-Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation in Watersheds

SEARCA , in partnership with the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN),  announces its “Training-Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation in Watersheds for Water, Food, and Environmental Security in Southeast Asia”, which will be held on 15-18 October 2013  at SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. The training-workshop is intended for Southeast Asian researchers, policy advisers, program planners and decision-makers in government, civil society, and people’s and private organizations who are concerned with policy, program development, and initiatives on climate change adaptation toward food and environmental security. Please also share this announcement with your colleagues who may be interested.



Limited Slots for Training-Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation in Watersheds for Water, Food, and Environmental Security in Southeast Asia

15-18 October 2013

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), College, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and Asia-Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) are pleased to announce the availability of limited slots for self-supported participation in the “Training-Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation in Watersheds for Water, Food, and Environmental Security in Southeast Asia” on 15-18 October 2013 at SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines.


The training-workshop is intended for Southeast Asian researchers, policy advisers, program planners and decision-makers in government, civil society, and people’s and private organizations who are concerned with policy, program development, and initiatives on climate change adaptation toward food and environmental security. It aims to enable these participants to:

1) understand the issues and challenges in watershed management in a changing climate in relation to water, food and environmental security;

2) analyze gaps toward sustainable watersheds in a changing climate for water, food, and environmental security; and

3) draw up an agenda for action towards sustainable watersheds for water, food and environmental security in a changing climate within their work contexts, be it in research, teaching, action programs and practices, and policies.


Interested qualified participants need to have their own support for their international travel, plus USD500 for full board and lodging, airport transfers, fieldtrip support and training-workshop materials, or otherwise coordinate with organizers regarding own or optional cost-saving arrangements for airport transfers, accommodation, and meals.


Qualified participants will be accepted on a first come-first-served basis. Please email your expression of interest for reservation of the limited slots.  For more information, please see the attached training-workshop flyer. Inquiries and accomplished application forms should be addressed by or before 30 September 2013 to:


Ms. Nova A. Ramos or Ms. Rosario B. Bantayan

Program Specialists

Knowledge Management Department

SEARCA, College, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Tel/fax: +63 2 536 2283

nea@agri.searca.org / nearamos@gmail.com


rbb@agri.searca.org / kimbantayan@yahoo.com


Attachments Download :

CCA in Watersheds Announcement.pdf

CCA in Watersheds Flyer.pdf




SEAMEO SEARCA Photo Contest 2013








Southeast Asia in the Quest for Food Security

31 OCT 2013  (24:00 GMT +8:00)

First Place
 USD 500
Second Place
 USD 300
Third Place
 USD 200
People’s Choice
 USD 100
  • The photo contest is open to all Southeast Asian nationals except SEARCA employees and immediate family members.
  • The photo contest centers on the theme:
    Southeast Asia in the Quest for Food Security.”
  • All entries must be submitted online via the Photo Contest 2013 online submission portal. Each contestant may submit as many entries as s/he wants, provided that these have not been submitted to previous photo contests or published elsewhere (print or electronic).
  • Only colored photos will be considered, black and white photos will be disqualified.
  • Entries must be digital, either JPEG or TIFF format and at least 3,000 pixels wide for a horizontal image or 3,000 pixels tall for a vertical image at 300 dpi. There is no maximum file size or resolution as long as it can be uploaded via the online submission portal.
  • All entries must be original. Photos must not be digitally altered and/or enhanced in any way other than simple cropping.
  • Each entry should include the following details in English: name of photographer, country, brief statement/description of the photo with at least two sentences, where the photo was taken (include town/municipality, province/state, and country), when it was taken (complete date), and the camera used.
  • Submission of entries to the contest indicates full permission granted to SEARCA to use the photographs, with proper credit to the photographer, in Center endeavors in knowledge packaging, sharing, and advocacy related to SEARCA’s mandate.

Contest guidelines are posted and online submission can be made through this

link / url : http://photocontest.searcabackup.org/contest.php

Register Online
Study Visit Programme to UK. 2014

The Study Visit Programme is open to : 
• Directors General/Secretary General/Commissioner ( and their Deputies ) of Higher Education in Southeast asia
• University Presidents/Rectors/Chancellors and Vice-Presidents/Chancellors in Southeast Asia

  Study Visit Programme to UK. 2014



 Online Registration