May 23, 2019

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.

 

The 12th AIMS Annual Review Meeting

The 12th AIMS Annual Review Meeting

7-9 November 2018

Army Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam

Dr.Chantavit Sujatanond and Dr. Tran Anh Tuan, Deputy Director General, Higher Education Department, MOET, Vietnam took photo with the ministry representatives from 8 AIMS member countries and a new prospect member, Singapore.

 

The 12th AIMS Annual Review Meeting was held by SEAMEO RIHED and the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), Vietnam on 7-9 November 2018, at Army Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam. The meeting was participated by 173 delegates including government representatives, lecturers, international relation officers (IROs) from the university members from 8 countries: Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and the prospective new member, Singapore. The review meeting provided a timely platform and opportunities for the stakeholders to share the current development of the AIMS Programme and report the achievements as well as challenges that each country and university have been through in the previous year.

 

Dr. Tran Anh Tuan, Deputy Director General, Higher Education Department, MOET, Vietnam delivered the opening remarks for the meeting.

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED presents a token of appreciation to Dr. Tran Anh Tuan, Deputy Director General, Higher Education Department, MOET, Vietnam

 

With the focused theme on “Enhancing the AIMS Programme’s Visibility, Communication and Alumni Network,” the meeting this year was opened with the updated overview of the AIMS Programme and the interactive introductory session on Making sense of Regional Identity: a path to global citizenship by Ms. Porntip Kajananiyot, Special Advisor of SEAMEO RIHED and former Executive Director of Fulbright Thailand. The meeting also featured the parallel sessions for faculty staffs within the 10 study fields and International relation officers (IROs). The faculty group session, led by Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, gathered the lecturers and academic officers to discuss and share the current practices on teaching and research and also explore further collaborations in each respective study field. In parallel, IRO staffs enthusiastically joined the IRO session led by Ms. Porntip Kajananiyot by sharing current situations and discussing the way to enhance the capacity of IRO’s role in promoting the AIMS programme at institutional, national and regional levels. Through the constructive discussion, each session has gathered valuable inputs reflecting possibilities and existing challenges as well as suggested solutions which will be beneficial for further improvement of the Programme.

 

 

Parallel Session A: Faculty Group, led by Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director, SEAMEO RIHED

 

Parallel Session B: IRO Group, led by Ms. Porntip Kajananiyot, Special Advisor of SEAMEO RIHED and former Executive Director of Fulbright Thailand

 

During the meeting, the ministry representatives from the 9 respective countries were also invited to share national updates of AIMS Programme implementation, for instance, current numbers of participating AIMS students, visibility of the Programme, policy changes, progress and challenges as well as recommendations.

 

Ministry representatives from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and Republic of Korea, moderated by Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Programme Director, SEAMEO RIHED

 

Ministry representatives from Thailand, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam, moderated by Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Programme Director, SEAMEO RIHED

 

In addition, the meeting also provided the session on Update of the Collaborative Research Project to share the overall progress of the collaborative research project to measure the experiences of AIMS participating students, and followed by hearing real experience journeys after the programme of 6 AIMS alumni and students, who are working/ studying in different areas. Moreover, during the session, “Our Way Ahead”, to incorporate the expansion of cross-border collaboration within and beyond the region, the change of the Programme’s name were announced for acknowledgement of the members. The name will be changed from ASEAN to Asian International Mobility for International Mobility for Students with the remained acronym, “AIMS.”

 

AIMS Alumni were taking photo with Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nakao Nomura, Tsukuba University

 

Most specially, since the next year will be the 10th year of AIMS Programme, the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC), Ministry of Education, Thailand as a host country excitedly announced the arrangement of the 13th AIMS Annual Review Meeting and the 10-Year Anniversary Event which will be a splendid celebration week to be held in Bangkok, Thailand in November 2019. Please save the date for joining us in this important event!

Lastly, SEAMEO RIHED would like to extend our gratitude to the co-host, MOET, Vietnam, and most importantly, all participants of the 12th Review Meeting for making the meeting a success. Without your hard work and continued support, AIMS couldn’t be as strong as today. Thank you so much!

 

Group Photo: participants of the 12th AIMS Annual Review Meeting

 

Photos and Documents are now available at: https://goo.gl/CWpJc4

 

SHARE Scholarship

 
Student Statement of the SHARE Conference “Preparing for the Future: The Role of ASEAN (Higher) Education Frameworks in Disruptive World”
 
on 29-31 October in Bangkok, Thailand.
 

Co-hosting with SEAMEO RIHED, OHEC (Thailand) and SHARE, the conference was attended by some 200 participants, including higher education policymakers and experts on qualifications frameworks and quality assurance and students from Europe and Southeast Asia.

The conference aims at capitalising on SHARE’s project achievements in the fields of QF and QA, particularly in fostering the sustainability of the project outcomes, identifying major topics that will shape the future of higher education in Southeast Asian Region.

 

Student Statement of the SHARE Conference "Preparing for the Future: The Role of ASEAN (Higher) Education Frameworks in Disruptive World"

Student Statement of the SHARE Conference "Preparing for the Future: The Role of ASEAN (Higher) Education Frameworks in Disruptive World" on 29-31 October in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference was attended by some 200 participants, including higher education policymakers and experts on qualifications frameworks and quality assurance and students from Europe and Southeast Asia. The conference aims at capitalising on SHARE’s project achievements in the fields of QF and QA, particularly in fostering the sustainability of the project outcomes, identifying major topics that will shape the future of higher education in ASEAN.#EUSHARE #SHAREprogramme #QF #QA #EUASEAN #SHAREscholarshipawardee

Posted by SHARE Scholarship on Sunday, November 11, 2018

 

 

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Survey on Archaeology Education in Southeast Asia

Survey on Archaeology Education in Southeast Asia

SEAMEO SPAFA is conducting a region-wide survey about archaeology education in Southeast Asia. The survey aims to understand the overall education and industry situation in the region by mapping the institutions where archaeology is taught, and identifying the needs for the mid-to-long term.
 
The survey is open to all people (not just archaeology and cultural heritage professionals) and is available in multiple Southeast Asian languages. It can be taken here:  http://www.seameo-spafa.org/archaeology-education-survey/

 

Project on Support for Capacity Building of the GMS University Consortium: Internationalization and Cross-Border Education Workshop I

Project on Support for Capacity Building of the GMS University Consortium:

Internationalization and Cross-Border Education Workshop I

10-11 October 2018, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

Distinguished participants from the government representatives and 22 GMS-UC member universities from 5 countries: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand

 

On 10-11 October 2018, with great pleasure, SEAMEO RIHED successfully organised the Internationalization and Cross-border Education Workshop I at Phnom Penh Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This workshop is a part of the 2-year project on Support for Capacity Building of the Greater Mekong Sub-region University Consortium (GMS-UC), intended to provide a platform for the GMS-UC members to discuss on potentials and challenges, share good practices as well as identify available resources on internationalisation and cross-border education in order to enhance the capacity in internationalizing higher education among the member universities and respective countries. 

 

Prof. Dr. Taji Hotta, Hiroshima University and Expert for GMS-UC Project is leading the workshop activity

 

Led by Prof. Dr. Taji Hotta, Horoshima University and all experts for GMS-UC project, this 2-day workshop provided several interactive activities by using interesting methods such as Kawakita-Jiro (KJ) Method, World Café and Gallery Walk etc. to engage participants and bring out their ideas to identify their current situation as well as to create the future plans for internationalisation and cross-border education in both university and country levels.

                                        

Prof. Dato’ Dr. Imran Ho Abdullah was delivering the Keynote Address

 

Asst. Prof. Dr. Nitinant Wisaweisuan and Prof. Koji Kobata shared good practices and lessons learned during the panel discussion moderated by the two GMS-UC Experts, Asst. Prof. Dr. Romyen Kosaikanont, Mae Fah Luang University and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nakao Nomura, University of Tsukuba, Japan

 

In this workshop, it was our great honor to have Keynote Address on “New Missions and Future Directions for Internalising University Campus and Joint Educational Activities in Asian Higher Education” delivered by Prof. Dato’ Dr. Imran Ho Abdullah, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Industry and Community Partnerships, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. In addition, we were also pleased to welcome the honourable guest speakers, Prof. Koji Kobata, Deputy Dean, School of Global and Community Studies, Fukui University, Japan and Asst. Prof. Dr. Nitinant Wisaweisuan, Dean of Pridi Banomyong, International College, Thammasat University, Thailand to join the panel discussion and share “good practices on developing internal joint and exchange study programs”.

 

The government representatives from Thailand, Lao PDR and Cambodia present and discuss the current situation and future plan on IZN of each country. This session is moderated by Prof. Dr. Yasushi Hirosato, Sophia University and Expert of GMS-UC Project

 

The participants actively join the workshop throughout the 2 days

 

SEAMEO RIHED would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the guest speakers, the experts for the GMS-UC project for their dedicating contributions and efforts towards this workshop. Most importantly, thank you all participants for your active participation throughout the workshop. We look forward to meeting our GMS-UC family again next March in Myanmar!

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Directre of SEAMEO RIHED presents a token of appreciation to H.E. Mak Ngoy, Directer General, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia for co-hosting the workshop

 

Link for more photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/hWdvdVTwCFxhBrCr5

 

Call for Applications: International Master of Science in Social Protection

 

Applications are now open for a new International Master of Science in Social Protection in cooperation with Heidelberg University, Germany, and the National Economics University in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The planned international Master’s degree Program ‘Social Protection’ is the first joint academic program between European and Southeast Asian universities in the area of social protection with complementary curricula. The program targets qualified young employees and future specialist staff and leaders who work in the area of social security, in private companies and in public administration, especially in ministries of social services and health.

Visit the programme website to learn more about this opportunity as well as application requirements and admissions and other information related to the international Master programme at http://master-social-protection.com/

Applications for the programme are now open until 15 November 2018 and the Start Date of the Program will be 1 March 2019 in Vietnam.

You can also apply now through the electronic platform for applications, available at the following link: https://social-protection.emundus.fr/index.php?lang=en

 

The 26th SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting (GBM)

The 26th SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting (GBM)

13-14 September 2018
Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

 

Group photo: SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board members and representatives

 

Co-hosted with the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES), Lao PDR, SEAMEO RIHED successfully organised the 26th SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting (GBM) on 13-14 September 2018, at the Sofitel Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. The annual Governing Board Meeting is an important platform for Governing Board Members, nominated by the 11 SEAMEO Member Countries, gather to discuss the policy, management and administration of SEAMEO RIHED, as well as to review the Centre’s achievements of the past fiscal year and planned activities and programmes.

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director, SEAMEO RIHED, on behalf of Dr. Suphat Champatong, Secretary-General, the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC), Thailand, and Chairperson of the SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board, to chair the Meeting

 

The Meeting was attended by SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Members and representatives from seven SEAMEO Member Countries, namely, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Timor-Leste. The Director of the SEAMEO Secretariat, representative from Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID) of UNESCO Bangkok and SEAMEO RIHED Centre Director and staff also attended.

 

Group photo: The 26th SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board members, representatives, H.E. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kongsy Sengmany, Vice Minister of MoES), as Guest of Honour, observers from MoES, Lao PDR, distinguished guests and partners.

 

The Meeting reviewed SEAMEO RIHED’s operational matters, regular and on-going programmes and activities for the past fiscal year 2017/2018, as well as new programmes to undertake in fiscal year 2018/2019, which are in line with the four key areas outlined in SEAMEO RIHED’s Fifth Five Year Development Plan for FY2017/2018-FY2021/2022, namely (1) Alignment and Development (2) Cooperation and Synergy (3) Research and (4) Information Portal. These four key areas have been identified as essential to the harmonisation and development of higher education in Southeast Asia.

SEAMEO RIHED had the honour to have H.E. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kongsy Sengmany, Vice Minister MoES, Lao PDR at the Meeting. He extended a warm welcome and pleasant stay in Luang Prabang to all on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR. He remarked on the opportunity to host the 26 th SEAMEO RIHED GBM and the importance of the Meeting for higher education development in the region.

 

H.E. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kongsy Sengmany, Vice Minister of Education and Sports, Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR, receiving the token of appreciation from Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saykhong Saynasine, Director General of the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR , expressed his warm welcome to all the SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Members and representatives, distinguished guests and partner to Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. He conveyed the appreciation of the Department of Higher Education and Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR, in hosting this important Meeting, which has played a crucial role in accelerating the harmonisation of higher education in Southeast Asia and provided an important opportunity to review operational matters of SEAMEO RIHED and ongoing programmes and activities from the past fiscal year as well new activities to be undertaken in the next fiscal year.

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saykhong Saynasine, Director General of the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR, delivering his Welcome Remarks

 

Dr. Gatot Hari Priowirjanto, Director, SEAMEO Secretariat, expressed his honor to be with all Governing Board Members, distinguished representatives and Director and staff of SEAMEO RIHED. He noted the importance of all SEAMEO Centres for the Southeast Asian region and explained that the annual GBM serves to ensure that policies, programmes and financial support to conduct activities are assured for Centres. He highlighted the role of SEAMEO RIHED and its successful programmes and platforms, including the Southeast Asian Higher Education Senior Officials Meeting (SEA-HiEd SOM) and SEAMEO RIHED’s AIMS Programme and expressed his thanks to Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond. On behalf of the SEAMEO Secretariat, he extended his appreciation to the government of Thailand for its continued support to SEAMEO RIHED.

 

Dr. Gatot Hari Priowirjanto, Director, SEAMEO Secretariat, delivering his Remarks

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director, SEAMEO RIHED, on behalf of Dr. Suphat Champatong, Secretary-General, the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC), Thailand, and Chairperson of the SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board, remarked on the privilege to be among Governing Board Members in the setting of Luang Prabang. She noted several achievements and successes of SEAMEO RIHED in the past fiscal year and added that these are possible because of the collective efforts of all Member Countries and Board Members. She emphasised the need to continue to work together and thanked the Host, the Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR as well as the Vice Minister of Education and Sports, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kongsy Sengmany, for gracing the Meeting with his presence to deliver the opening address and wished for a successful and productive Meeting.

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director, SEAMEO RIHED, on behalf of Dr. Suphat Champatong, Secretary-General, the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC), Thailand, and Chairperson of the SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board, delivering the Remarks

 

After the last session of consideration and adoption of the Report of the 26th SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting, the Meeting adjourned on 14 September 2018 at 12:00 hrs.With kind invitation from Souphanouvong University, 26th SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting’s delegates were delighted to the introduction briefing about the University, following by Souphanouvong university visit.

 

Group photo of the delegates in front of Souphanouvong University

 

The second day of the 26th SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting at Souphanouvong University

 

SEAMEO RIHED would like to express its sincere appreciation to the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR, and Souphanouvong University for their support and co-hosting the Meeting, as well as organizing Souphanouvong University visit.

The 27th SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting next year will be organized in Malaysia, with the acceptance to co-host the Meeting from Ministry of Education, Malaysia.

 

Photo Gallery: “The 26th SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting”
Please see link : https://photos.app.goo.gl/zPynVs67qBBknnAMA

 

6th British Council New Directions in English Language Assessment

Register Today for 6th British Council New Directions in English Language Assessment Conference

 

New Directions in English Language Assessment is an annual event on the East Asian language assessment calendar, hosted by the British Council. Led by regional and international policy makers, education professionals, academics and assessment practitioners, the conference provides insight on trends in English language assessment and is a showcase for innovative approaches and research in the field, locally and internationally.

This year’s conference focuses on standards in learning systems. We will be looking at the alignment of existing tests to proficiency standards, the use of standards to inform the design and validation of new tests and the role of standards in setting assessment goals in policy and to inform teaching and learning.

Visit the conference website for information on the New Directions conference, updates on registration, conference program, accommodation and other information related to Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia at https://www.britishcouncil.my/new-directions

Register now and be part of the community to chart the future of English assessment: http://bit.ly/ND2018_edmregister

If you encounter difficulties when registering or making payment, please email newdirectionseastasia@britishcouncil.org for assistance.

 

Project on Support for Capacity Building of the GMS University Consortium: The Teaching and Research Capacity Development Workshop I: Identification of Challenges and Setting Development Goal

Project on Support for Capacity Building of the GMS University Consortium: 

 

The Teaching and Research Capacity Development Workshop I:

Identification of Challenges and Setting Development Goal

3-4 September 2018

Mercure Vientiane Hotel, Vientiane, Lao PDR

        On 3-4 September 2018, SEAMEO RIHED organised the Teaching and Research Capacity Development Workshop I: Identification of Challenges and Setting Development Goalat Mercure Vientiane Hotel in Vientiane, Lao PDR. This activity is a part of the Support for Capacity Building of the GMS-UC Project, being implemented by SEAMEO RIHED in collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat under the framework of the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). The project aims to enhance capacities of selected universities of the GMS-UC across areas of management and leadership, teaching, research, internationalisation and cross-border education.

 

Group photo: Dr. ChantavitSujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED with our guest of honor, guest speakers and experts for the GMS-UC project.

 

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

 

The “Teaching and Research Capacity Development Workshop I: Identification of Challenges and Setting Development Goal” was held to reaffirm the role of university, as higher education and research institution. The Workshop provided the members of the GMS‐UC a platform to discuss about potentials and challenges of universities, to share best practices as well as to identify available resources, in order to set goals for teaching and research improvement.

SEAMEO RIHED was honored to welcome more than 60 representatives from GMS University Consortium, who are responsible for teaching/academic and research affairs, such as vice president, rector or provost responsible for teaching/education and research affairs, as well as representatives of 5 GMS-UC governments, to attend actively our fruitful training, sharing sessions, and discussions in institutional and national SWOP analysis of teaching and research activities.

 

Group photo of participants of the Workshop

 

Our sincere appreciation to Prof. Dr. Kazuo N. Watanabe from University of Tsukuba, Japan to deliver keynoteaddress on Research: “Educational Research at Higher Education: What are basic needs to start with?”, as well as to Assoc. Prof. Bundit Thipakorn from King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand on Teaching: “The Future of Higher Education”.The participants were truly engaged in these two inspiring talks which explored fundamental role of a university as teaching and research institution, research and teaching management, as well as emerging trends of higher education in Southeast Asia and beyond.

 

Prof. Dr. Kazuo N. Watanabe, delivering his keynote address “Educational Research at Higher Education: What are basic needs to start with?”

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bundit Thipakorn, delivering his keynote address “The Future of Higher Education”

 

Discussion on good practices, learned lessons of teaching and research activities in universities

 

Prof. Dr. Taiji Hotta, Hiroshima University, Japan,  Expert for GMS-UC Project, facilitating the SWOT analysis session at the table of Vietnam university members.

 

Country presentation and interactive Q&A on SWOT analysis of universities’ teaching and research management

 

SEAMEO RIHED would like to express its gratitude to all guest speakers as well as the experts for GMS-UC project for their dedicating contributions and efforts for the workshop. Special thanks to our Guest of Honor, Prof Dr Saykhong, Director General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Sports, and our co-host, the National University of Laos. And, thank you so much to all participants for attending this workshop. We are looking forward to welcoming all the representatives of GMS – University Consortium again at the next GMS-UC Project as Internationalisation and Cross-Border Education Workshop in October, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Link for more photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Efn5YbzXdFeBrTmVA