November 19, 2017

2017 Regional Seminar on Curriculum Structure and Development for Southeast Asian Higher Education

 

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Regional Seminar on Curriculum Structure and Development for Southeast Asian Higher Education

The SEAMEO RIHED Regional Seminar, held in conjunction with the SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting, brings together policy makers in higher education, university executives, faculty members and other experts in higher education to share and discuss selected seminar themes according to emerging trends in higher education. The 2017 Regional Seminar will be organised on 4 August 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia, and will focus on undergraduate curriculum structure and development in Southeast Asian higher education.

Increasingly, higher education is being faced with finding ways to prepare graduates to become more engaged and globally-minded. This is challenging existing characteristics of institutions and learning experiences as well as the methods and resources for teaching and learning. Movements towards output-based notions of outcomes in higher education are increasingly influencing the design, development and evaluation of curricula.  The 2017 Regional Seminar addresses these trends and seeks to identify regional approaches to the structuring and current implementation of undergraduate curricula as well as the development of learning outcomes for Southeast Asian higher education.

 

When:  4 August 2017

Where:  The Sultan Hotel Jakarta, Indonesia

Registration Deadline:  30 July 2017

 

Contact :
Ms. Thanthakorn Phuangsawat, Administration and Communication Manager
Email:  thanthakorn@rihed.seameo.org or  +66 2644 9856 ext. 101

Mr. Kohei Yamada, Programme Officer 
Email:  kohei@rihed.seameo.org or  +66 2644 9856 ext. 109

 
 

 

2nd Steering Committee Meeting of the AIMS Programme

2nd Steering Committee Meeting of the AIMS Programme

6-7 July 2017
Tokyo, Japan

 

SEAMEO RIHED successfully conducted the 2nd Steering Committee Meeting of the AIMS Programme last 6-7 July 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. It was attended by 15 Steering Committee Members and designated representative from Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. SEAMEO RIHED was also delighted to accommodate representatives from Cambodia as a prospective member of the AIMS Programme.

The meeting had been a crucial opportunity for the AIMS Steering Committee Members to review and reflect on the Programme’s implementation and future direction. Members of the Steering Committee chaired by Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond have actively participated in sharing the progress and development of the AIMS Programme at national and institutional level.

SEAMEO RIHED is in deep gratitude to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan, and the very able staff of the University of Tsukuba for their warmest welcome to SEAMEO RIHED and AIMS Steering Committee Members to Japan as the host of the meeting. We are looking forward to the 3rd Steering Committee Meeting of the AIMS Programme in the Republic of Korea this 2018!

 

Participants of the 2nd AIMS Steering Committee Meeting on the 1st Day (6 July 2017)

 

 

Mr. Hideki Iwabuchi, Director of the Office for International Planning, MEXT Japan, co-chairing the meeting alongside

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED

 

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, hands a token of appreciation to Ms. Taka Horio,

Deputy Director of the Office for International Planning, MEXT Japan

 

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED chairing the meeting

 

 

Participants of the 2nd AIMS Steering Committee Meeting on the 2nd Day (7 July 2017)

More photos may be accessed through this link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/M9qY5EYaALiLsEqL2 

 

The First ASEAN Student Mobility Forum

The First ASEAN Student Mobility Forum

14-15 June 2017

Manila, Philippines

 

SEAMEO RIHED had the pleasure to attend the First ASEAN Student Mobility Forum last 14-15 June 2017 in Conrad Hotel, Manila, Philippines. It has been a wonderful opportunity for the Alumni from the three existing mobility schemes in the region, namely, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development’s (SEAMEO RIHED) AIMS Programme, ASEAN Secretariat and the European Union’s SHARE Programme and ASEAN University Network’s ASEAN Credit Transfer System (AUN-ACTS) to gather and share their experiences together as participants of their respective mobility programmes.

Alumni from each Southeast Asian mobility scheme presented the background of their respective student mobility schemes and their experiences as its recipients in the session: The Current Picture of Regional Student Mobility in ASEAN. Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Programme Director of SEAMEO RIHED, accompanied Ms. Karnkeerati Uakulwarawat, an AIMS Programme (formerly M-I-T Student Mobility Programme) Alumni as panel members in the aforementioned session.

Alumni from the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship also participated in the event and actively expressed both the good and bad of their experiences as mobilised and internationalised students.

Apart from this forum being beneficial for the students and alumni, this forum has also been remarkably advantageous for the policy and decision makers for higher education in the region. With all the resource persons gathered, they have started to map out the current set up of the various student mobility schemes in the region.

One of the highlights of the forum was the ASEAN Debate where the students were asked to represent their respective countries to form a national team in an ASEAN-style meeting briefly presenting the strengths and weaknesses of higher education in each ASEAN Member Country.

These are all thanks to the SHARE Programme Team led by the British Council and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Office of the President, and National Organizing Committee, Republic of the Philippines for organising and hosting this fruitful event.

 

More than 200 participants attended the First SHARE Student Mobility Forum

 

Students representing their country in the ASEAN Debate

 

Ms. Karnkeerati Uakulwarawat, AIMS Alumni, and Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Programme Director of SEAMEO RIHED as panel members during the session: The Current Picture of Student Mobility in ASEAN.

 

Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Programme Director of SEAMEO RIHED, receiving her token of appreciation from Mr. Napoleon Imperial, Director IV of CHED.

 

OHEC Retreat Meeting Strengthening the Partnership between SEAMEO RIHED, AUN, and SHARE

OHEC Retreat Meeting Strengthening the Partnership betweenSEAMEO RIHED, AUN, and SHARE

31 May 2017

Sukosol Hotel, Bangkok

 

On 31 May 2017, representatives from SEAMEO Regional Centre for Higher Education (SEAMEO RIHED), ASEAN University Network (AUN) and European Union Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region (SHARE), attended the retreat meeting hosted by the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC). A momentous meeting was concluded identifying the common goals and strategic strength of each regional higher education agencies.

The purpose of this meeting was to strengthen higher education cooperation among ASEAN member states by identifying linkages and gaps between missions, initiatives, and strategic directions of the SEAMEO RIHED, AUN, and SHARE. OHEC laid the foundation of this discussion by presenting information on efforts and current status of higher education cooperation in ASEAN, particularly on regionalization and internationalization.

SEAMEO RIHED is sending its sincere gratitude to OHEC for making this fruitful event possible.

 

Group photo of the participants

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bundit Thipakorn chairing the meeting  

 

The 5th SHARE Credit Transfer System Workshop

 

The 5th SHARE Credit Transfer System Workshop

12-13 June 2017

Manila, Philippines

 

Last 12-13 June 2017, one of SEAMEO RIHED’s strategic partners, SHARE conducted its 5th Credit Transfer System Workshop in Manila, Philippines. The presenters from this workshop consisted of European Experts on the Credit Transfer System from the Erasmus Mundus’ Bologna Process and IT Expert for the SHARE Platform. SEAMEO RIHED also presented a detailed description on how the SHARE Scholarship Scheme fits in the region’s priority.

The workshop was attended by representatives from SHARE Scholarship participating universities from Thailand and the Philippines. They actively engaged in the discussions with the experts and expressed their views on the development of the SHARE Platform and their duties in relation to the Learning Agreement presented by the SHARE Team.

This is the 5th National Workshop after the 1st in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 24-25 October 2016, 2nd in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 24-27 January 2017, 3rd in Jakarta, Indonesia on 13-14 March 2017, and 4th in Hanoi, Vietnam on 23-24 May 2017. Thank you SHARE for continuously involving SEAMEO RIHED as part of the National Workshop series. SEAMEO RIHED extends its gratitude to Campus France for organising this successful event.

 

Group photo of the participants of the 5th SHARE CTS Workshop

 

Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Programme Director of SEAMEO RIHED, presented on the topic,

“How does SHARE fit in the Region’s Priorities?”

International Conference on Business, Economics and Finance (ICBEF)

Registration for participation is now open!

International Conference on Business, Economics and Finance (ICBEF)
Theme: Change, Challenges and Opportunities: Strategies for a Sustainable Future in Asia
23-24 August 2017
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Brunei Darussalam

For more information please visit the link  :  http://sbe.ubd.edu.bn/icbef/main.aspx

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Staff visit from new SEAMEO Centres

On Tuesday 16th May, as a part of training for staff of newly established SEAMEO Centres, SEAMEO RIHED arranged a half-day experience-sharing session to support the effective and efficient operation of the new Centres. On behalf of Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director, both SEAMEO RIHED Programme team, led by Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Programme Director, and Administrative team, led by Ms. Thanthakorn Phuangsawat, Administration and Communication Manager, welcomed 13 delegates from SEAMEO Regional Centre for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP); SEAMEO Regional Centre for Technical Education Development (SEAMEO TED); SEAMEO Regional Centre for Community Education Development (SEAMEO CED); SEAMEO Regional Centre for History and Tradition (SEAMEO CHAT); and SEAMEO Secretariat.

Through the session, SEAMEO RIHED shared knowledge and experience gained since its establishment, which may be beneficial for the delegates in the effort of bringing the effective organisational operation into the new Centres. The discussion primarily focused on internal operation regarding Programme Development and Administration & Finance.

As for the Programme aspect, the teams had the opportunity to deliver a summary of projects/activities SEAMEO RIHED has been implementing in the field of higher education and development, including the work on policy dialogue, student mobility, university networks, academic credit transfer and quality assurance. Moreover, the teams demonstrated experience in committing various regional initiatives as a partner organisation that focus on both intra- and inter-regional cooperation, developmental programmes and a range of communication strategies.

In terms of the Administration & Finance aspect, the SEAMEO RIHED shared the knowledge and experience regarding human resource management, budgeting strategy and the efficient delivery of logistical arrangement, which are crucial components for establishing a strong organisational foundation.

The session entailed active questions and discussion involving the participating staff. We hope that what we shared as the experience of SEAMEO RIHED will facilitate to build the operational effectiveness and efficiency in the new SEAMEO Centres. We very much look forward to working together to contribute to regional development.

 

 

The 4th SEAMEO RIHED-ACC Study Visit Programme to China

The 4th SEAMEO RIHED-ACC Study Visit Programme to China

On Enhancing Higher Education Collaboration in the Fields of Foreign Language and Culture, Tourism and Hospitality, Tropical Agriculture, Tropical Medicine, and Marine Science 

23-30 April 2017 in Haikou-Sanya, Hainan Province, P.R. China

 

Following the success of the three previous study visit programmes to China, SEAMEO RIHED, in collaboration with the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) and the Education Department of Hainan Province (EDHP), organised the 4th SEAMEO RIHED-ACC Study Visit Programme to China from 23-30 April 2017 to visit Hainan Province (Haikou and Sanya) of P.R. China. The Programme was exclusively designed for institutional leaders and higher education officials from Southeast Asia to provide extensive opportunity to gain in-depth understanding of the Chinese higher education system and its outstanding institutions in Hainan Province, and to explore networking and future academic collaborations, particularly in the fields of Foreign Language and Culture, Tourism and Hospitality, Tropical Agriculture, Tropical Medicine, and Marine Science.

 

SEAMEO RIHED would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) and the Education Department of Hainan Province (EDHP) for their generous support and kind collaboration for making this Study Visit Programme possible.

 

During the Study Visit, 12 delegates from 7 Southeast Asian Countries had the opportunity to visit 7 renowned institutions in Haikou and Sanya of Hainan Province, namely Hainan University, Hainan Normal University, Hainan Medical University, Hainan Tropical Ocean University, Hainan Foreign Language College of Professional Education, Sanya University, and the Spice and Beverage Research Institute. Taking the privilege of being the only Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in China, Hainan Province has recently become a captivating spot for both tourism and investment. In order to respond to a massive growth, the Hainan Provincial Government has continuously implemented a strategy of developing Hainan through education and technology.

 

In addition, “the 2017 ASEAN-China Seminar on Academic Research & Exchanges: Foster Educational Quality through International Collaboration: Academic Research and Exchange between Hainan and ASEAN” was convened on 26 April 2017 at Baohua Harbour View Hotel. Participants from both ASEAN and China introduced their institutions and actively discussed the possibility of future academic cooperation and exchanges between ASEAN and Hainan HEIs.

 

Delegates from ASEAN and Hainan HEIs, SEAMEO RIHED, ACC, and EDHP taking a group photo during the 2017 ASEAN-China Seminar on Academic Research & Exchanges: Foster Educational Quality through International Collaboration: Academic Research and Exchange between Hainan and ASEAN

 

H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) during her welcome speech at the Seminar emphasising the importance of education cooperation and exchanges between China and ASEAN

 

Mr. Li Yuenan, Deputy Director General of the Education Department of Hainan Province (EDHP) delivering his welcome speech highlighting the strong ties between Hainan and ASEAN particularly in education cooperation and exchanges as well as trade and investment

 

Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Programme Director of SEAMEO RIHED underlining commitments of SEAMEO RIHED in strengthening higher education cooperation and collaborations between China and the Southeast Asian Region

 

MoU Signing Ceremony between Gunadarma University and Hainan Tropical Ocean University

 

 Delegates visited Hainan University

 

Delegates visited Hainan Normal University

 

Delegates visited Hainan Medical University

 

Delegates visited Hainan Foreign Language College of Professional Education

 

Delegates visited Hainan Tropical Ocean University

 

Delegates visited Sanya University

 

List of Delegates (in alphabetical orders):

1) Mr. Sary Mam, Official, Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Cambodia

 

2) Dr. Ir. Hotniar Siringoringo, M.Sc., Head of Institute for Research, Gunadarma University, Indonesia

 

3) Dr. Renny Haryono, SE., MM., Head of Career Center, Gunadarma University, Indonesia

 

4) Dr. Sitha Khemmarath, Vice President, Savannakhet University, Lao PDR

 

5) Prof. Dr. Ir. Sr. Suhaimi Abdul Talib, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International), University Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia

 

6) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yamin Bin Yasin, Chief Executive, INTEC Education College, University Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia

 

7) Dr. Win Swe, Principal (Pro-Rector), Mandalar Degree College, Myanmar

 

8) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chompoonuh K. Permpoonwiwat, Associate Dean for Research and International Relations, Graduate School, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

 

9) Asst. Prof. Dr. Sittipong Wattananonsakul, Deputy Dean for Administration and Planning, Graduate School, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

 

10) Ms. Sukalin Wanakasemsan, Deputy Director, Office of International Affairs and Global Network, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

 

11) Ms. Hathaiwan Tunyapanich, Lecturer/Assistant Secretary to the University Council, North Eastern University, Thailand

 

12) Dr. Thuy T. T. Nguyen, Senior Official, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam

 

News from Chinese Institutions:

http://www.asean-china-center.org/2017-04/27/c_129576997.htm?from=groupmessage&isappinstalled=0

http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/3L-9aX1ofE8aVzFvNL1fpg

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http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/7HiGgXKQH5Ne0sBuYaS3Wg

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Special Meeting of the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Education

Special Meeting of the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Education (Special SOM-ED) on Higher Education and Technical Meeting of ASEAN Higher Education Experts

Jakarta, Indonesia

10-11 April 2017

 

SEAMEO RIHED has the pleasure to participate at the Special Meeting of the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Education (Special SOM-ED) on Higher Education and Technical Meeting of ASEAN Higher Education Experts on 10-11 April 2017, in Jakarta, Indonesia, organised by the ASEAN Secretariat and the European Union Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN region (SHARE).

 

The Special SOM-ED on Higher Education and Technical Meeting of ASEAN Higher Education Experts brought together over 60 delegates comprising senior officials in higher education from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and representatives from SEAMEO RIHED, SEAMEO Secretariat, ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN), ASEAN University Network (AUN) Secretariat, AUN Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net), ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF), Asia-Europe Institute, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan. SEAMEO RIHED would like to express appreciation to SHARE and the ASEAN Secretariat for hosting the Meetings.

 

The delegates of the Meetings shared updates on higher education activities under ASEAN and partner organisations, and explored ways to synergise efforts in higher education development and harmonisation for the benefits of the Southeast Asian region, in particular on scholarship and student mobility, credit transfer, Qualifications Framework, and Quality Assurance. The Meetings also discussed ways to align higher education initiatives and improve coordination between organisations working on higher education in the region. Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai (Aom), Programme Director of SEAMEO RIHED, provided updates and progress of SEAMEO RIHED’s work on student mobility and credit transfer at the Meetings.