August 16, 2018

6th ASEMME Education Minister’s Meeting

6th ASEMME Education Minister’s Meeting

21-22 November 2017

Seoul, Republic of Korea

 

The 6th ASEM Education Ministers’ Meeting (ASEMME6) was successfully concluded last 21-22 November 2017. For the past 10 years, it has been a unique and useful platform where cooperation in the field of Higher Education is discussed between the countries from two continents, Asia and Europe. The ASEMME6 paved the way for Asian and European high officials to review the achievements of the past 10 years and envision higher education cooperation strategies for the future decade.

SEAMEO RIHED had the honor to attend this event with sincere gratitude to the hosts and organizers, specifically the Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea, and the ASEM Education Secretariat (AES).

 

Group photo of the participants

 

Asian and European higher education policymakers during the meeting.

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Crentre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, as part of the meeting

 

 

ASEAN-China Forum for Private Higher Education Development and Cooperation

ASEAN-China Forum for Private Higher Education
Development and Cooperation

29 November – 1 December 2017

University of Sanya, P.R. China

 

On 29 November – 1 December 2017, SEAMEO RIHED had the honor of co-organizing the ASEAN-China Forum for Private Higher Education Development and Cooperation in the University of Sanya (USY), P. R. China. This forum has successfully introduced and initiate cooperation between the private higher education institutions from ASEAN and P.R. China.

Mme. Yang Siu-ping, Secretary-General of the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), Prof. Lu Dan, President of USY, Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED and other high officials from Sanya Municipal Government and regional organisations led the inaugural session. The event was also graced by keynote speakers from both ASEAN and P.R. China, each sharing their own experience and perspective from their home country’s private higher education situation.

Delegates participated in the productive breakout sessions where they discussed topics such as developing positive university-government relationship, mutual learning and complementary development for private higher education institutions particularly in tourism management, as well as the direction and way forward for ASEAN-China private higher education cooperation.

The event ended celebrating the signing of the Strategic Cooperation Framework for ASEAN-China Private Higher Education Institutions, which they have called the Sanya Declaration, wherein SEAMEO RIHED, together with the ACC, signed as witness.

SEAMEO RIHED would like to thank the University of Sanya for graciously hosting such a wonderful event in the beautiful city of Sanya!

Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/0d8r2zwZhyUPOP1f2

 

Signing ceremony of the Strategic Cooperation Framework for ASEAN-China Private Higher Education Institutions

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, Prof. Lu Dan, President of USY

 

Group photo of the participants

 

 

 

Education Dialogue: Future Proofing Graduates & Going

Global 2018 Steering Committee Meeting

29-30 November 2017, Malaysia

 

 

On 29 November 2017, SEAMEO RIHED had an honour to be invited as a panelist in the “Education Dialogue: Future Proofing Graduates”, organised by the British Council in collaboration with Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, and Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. As a part of serial initiatives leading to the Going Global 2018 to be held on 2-4 May 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Dialogue took place at the Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, focusing on skills and platform needed by graduates in relation to their employability. On behalf of SEAMEO RIHED, Ms.  Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Programme Director, shared the organisational experiences and regional initiatives to help students in the region to develop skills and competencies needed for current and future society, as well as challenges we face.

 

 

SEAMEO RIHED takes a photo with other panelists who led the Dialogue, together with representatives from British Council and Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.

 

On behalf of SEAMEO RIHED, Ms.  Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Programme Director, shared the organisational experiences and regional initiatives at the policy level to help students to develop future-relevant skills, as well as challenges the region faces

 

On the next day, 30 November 2017, SEAMEO RIHED attended the Going Global 2018 Steering Committee Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia hosted by the British Council. Together with regional stakeholders in higher education, the Committee discussed on the planning and organisation of the event in the next year, where diverse stakeholders will be invited to discuss on a theme of “Global connections, local impact”.

 

As a Steering Committee Member, SEAMEO RIHED was invited to the Going Global 2018 Steering Committee Meeting, organised on 30 November 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Committee discussed matters regarding the planning and organization of the Going Global Conference 2018 that will be held on 2-4 May 2018 in Malaysia.

 

Special thanks to British Council for the warm invitation and great hospitality. We hope to see a great success in the upcoming Conference in May 2018.

 

 

The 21st ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU21)

The 21st ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU21)

Youth with Disabilities: Shaping inclusive ASEM Societies

Open Call for Application!

The ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU) is a 2-week experiential learning journey and “Interdisciplinary Innovathon” to foster cross-cultural exchanges and networks among the ASEM youth. ASEFSU takes place annually, each year tackling a different theme of socio-political concern within Asia and Europe. The project offers young people the unique opportunity to deepen their knowledge on contemporary issues and propose concrete solutions to societal challenges.

The 21st ASEF Summer University (ASEFSU21) will focus on the topic “Youth with Disabilities: Shaping inclusive ASEM Societies”. ASEF will organise ASEFSU21 in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne, Australia) and the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand) from 27 January – 10 February 2018.
Application for participation is now open for ASEM young professionals and students.

For further information, visit https://asiaeuropefoundation.formstack.com/forms/asefsu21_open_call.

 

 

1st Working Group (WG) Meeting for the Research Project on the Experiences and Outcomes of the Students Participating in the AIMS Programme

1st Working Group (WG) Meeting for the Research Project on the Experiences and Outcomes of the Students Participating in the AIMS Programme

17  November  2017

Seoul, Republic of Korea

 

SEAMEO RIHED had the pleasure to attend the 1st WG Meeting for the Research Project on the Experiences and Outcomes of the Students Participating in the AIMS Programme on 17 November 2017 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Research WG members from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and Republic of Korea collectively identified the roles and responsibilities of the newly established Research WG and documented them in the Terms of Reference (TOR). Dr. Romyen Kosaikanont, nominated representative from Thailand, was elected to be the Chair of the Research WG to report current and future progress of the research to the AIMS Steering Committee. SEAMEO RIHED, also had the honor to be elected as the Co-Chair.

The research team from the Republic of Korea presented the research framework, and, together with the rest of the Research WG members, discussed the management, implementation and data utilization.

SEAMEO RIHED extends its gratitude to the Higher Education Policy Research Institute (HEPRI), Republic of Korea for hosting the meeting, with support from the Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea and the Korean Council for University Education (KCUE), in the beautiful and historical Korea University! The Research Working Group is looking forward to welcome WG Members from Brunei Darussalam and Vietnam to join us in the future meetings!

 

 

Participants of the 1st Working Group (WG) Meeting for the Research Project on the Experiences and Outcomes of the Students Participating in the AIMS Programme

 

 

Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Programme Director of SEAMEO RIHED, handing a token of appreciation to Mr. Hyeonseok Shin, Dean of College of Education, Korea University

 

 

Prof. Dr. Hye-Jeong Kim of Chung Ang University presenting the Research Framework

 

 

Call for Application: Proposal Writing Courses for Research Grants (Thailand)

University of Cologne, DAAD and HRK in cooperation with local partners are happy to inform you that the Call for Applications for the next DIES- Training Course on Proposal Writing Courses for Research Grants: Practical-oriented Training for New Researchers in Thailand 2018 is out now. In order to receive as many qualified applications as possible we are kindly asking you to disseminate this information and the call as widely as possible amongst your networks and colleagues.

Course Dates:

Seminar I:   February 5th – 9th, 2018, Thailand 
E-Learning Module:   February – May 2018     
Seminar II:    September 3rd – 7th, 2018, Thailand

 

The aim of DIES ProGRANT is to train researchers and young PhD holders in developing a promising proposal for national or international research funding (every participant will have the opportunity to tailor their application to the funding institution of their choice). Researchers from all disciplines can apply for this course. Each group will consist of 30 participants from the region. Because of its multicultural nature, DIES ProGRANT is also an effective tool for promoting international research and relationships.

Potential participants are researchers and PhD-holders from Thailand and Malaysia.

Selection criteria are that participants:

  • Must hold a doctoral degree or have equivalent research experience
  • Have an affiliation to an academic institution in the above mentioned countries
  • Possess excellent English language skills, both written and spoken
  • Be preferably at the beginning or middle stages of their research career.

30 participants will be selected according to the quality of their exposé and also based on regional and institutional profiles. Applicants will be given a final decision by early January 2018.

The costs for this training course will be mainly covered by funds of the DAAD (travel expenses, accommodation and meals, course expenses).

Participants and/or their home institutions are expected to cover local transportation in their home countries (for example: taxi to airport), visa costs (if applicable) and possible additional per diems for the stay in Thailand. 

Deadline for applications is December 14th 2017, 11:00 pm German time.

For detailed information concerning the application requirements and process please see call for application attached and http://proposalwriting.globalsouth.uni-koeln.de.

Following the link under “Information for Applicants” you will find the Online Application Form, which will be available on November 13th2017.

 

Download file : 

2018 ProGRANT Call Thailand

 

The 11th Review Meeting of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme

The 11th Review Meeting of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students

(AIMS) Programme

1-3 November 2017, Bali, Indonesia

 

On 1-3 November 2017, the 11th Review Meeting of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme was held in Bali, Indonesia, co-organised by SEAMEO RIHED and the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (MORTHE), Indonesia. The Meeting was attended by the government and university representatives from the AIMS member countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. In addition, the meeting also welcomed a prospective new member, Singapore, to join the dialogue, as well as a representative from Timor-Leste as an observer.

 

 

The three-day meeting provided a valuable platform for the all AIMS stakeholders to review and reflect the recent development of the Programme. On the first day of the meeting, the faculties from the 10 study fields revisited current status and explored possibilities of developing collaboration within respective fields for even greater benefits for the students and their universities. Exploring the formation of consortia, the programme aimed to establish closer relationship and better understanding among member universities, which would promote more dynamic mobility, cooperation and synergy across each study field. Paralleled with the study field session, the meeting also brought International Relations Office (IRO) staff of member universities together to grasp a better picture of issues and challenges in programme implementation. Fuelled with active and interactive discussion, the session identified major problems in various aspects of programme implementation and suggested recommendation to overcome them.

 

On the second day, the meeting invited the government representatives to update on the progress in programme implementation in respective national contexts. The countries presented current status of the implementation of AIMS Programme, information on visa and stay permit for AIMS students, challenges and solutions for national implementation, and 5 year plan for AIMS. Following the presentation by the member countries, the meeting invited the representatives of Singapore to share its participation proposal. In addition, to promote good practices among member universities, Thammasat University, Thailand, shared experience in implementing AIMS Thailand Off-Campus Programme, which attempted to enhance students’ interaction within the AIMS community and promote their exposure to the local culture in the hosting country.

 

On the third day, the meeting was set to facilitate further experience sharing by diverse stakeholders. The meeting first invited Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan, to talk about guidelines on transcript for exchange students and conversion table based on the engagement with ASEAN Plus Three. While visa-related issues has always been a challenge in promoting mobility under a framework of AIMS Programme, the meeting also had Directorate General of Immigration, Indonesia, to share the experience and information in the context of Indonesia. In addition, the meeting was featured by the students/alumni session, in which they provided important feedback on the impact the Programme brought to their learning and life. The session involved the interactive dialogue with students and alumni and delivered valuable inputs, which will be utilised to further strengthen the programme.

 

It was a great pleasure to see the AIMS family together again in Bali. On behalf of SEAMEO RIHED, we would like to thank all of you for your continued efforts and commitment towards enhancing opportunities for mobility among our students in the region through the AIMS Programme. Lastly, our sincere gratitude to the co-organiser, MORTHE, Indonesia, for the great hospitality and efforts that made this event happen.

Photos of the meeting are available at  https://photos.app.goo.gl/DHQz0U4ZBY2GSj7Q2.

The off-campus day trip to Ayutthaya for AIMS students

The off-campus day trip to Ayutthaya for AIMS students

14 October 2017

 
On 14 October 2017, SEAMEO RIHED had a pleasure to join the AIMS off-campus day trip to Ayutthaya, Thailand, organised by Thammasat University. International students from Thammasat University, Mahidol University and Kasetsart University who are taking part in the AIMS Programme from countries across the region participated in the trip, together with staff from Office of the Higher Education Commission, Thailand. Through the trip, the students studying at different universities spent a valuable time together, witnessing a Thai cultural heritage and sharing cultural experiences. Thank all of you for letting us be in this beautiful experience. We are happy to see how a student network is expanding under the AIMS Programme!
 
The experience of this initiative will be shared in the 11th Review Meeting of the AIMS Programme, which will be held on 1-3 November 2017 in Bali, Indonesia, during the session “Experience Sharing: AIMS Thailand Off-Campus Programme“.
 
Special thanks to the Thammasat University for taking this amazing initiative!
 
 

 

Cultural visit to Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya

 

Students enjoying cycling and visiting Krungsri Market for local foods

 

Students experiencing a Thai traditional brick making as well as Pad Thai cooking

 

2017 ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN) Seminar and Round Table Meeting

2017 ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN) 
Seminar and Round Table Meeting
The Role of Quality Assurance in ASEAN Economic Community
25-26 September 2017
Champasak Province, Lao PDR

 

SEAMEO RIHED had the pleasure to participate in the 2017 ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN) Seminar “The Role of Quality Assurance in ASEAN Economic Community” and attend as an honorary member in the 2017 AQAN Roundtable Meeting on 25-26 September 2017 in Champasak Province, Lao PDR.
The Opening Ceremony was addressed by the host country, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saykhong Saynasine, Director General, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES), Lao PDR; AQAN President, Rear Admiral Wachara Karunyavanij, Deputy Director, Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA), Thailand; and H.E. Mme Sengdeuan Lachanthaboune, Minister of Education and Sports, Lao PDR, who graciously presided at the Opening.
The Seminar explored the regional developments on ASEAN Quality Assurance Framework (AQAF) and ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF) and shared experiences on External Quality Assurance (EQA’s) role and system, and Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) practices, with interesting presentations from Lao PDR and fellow countries in ASEAN and Japan. SEAMEO RIHED was delighted to deliver a presentation about its university network and student mobility developments, in particular the ASEAN International Mobility of Students (AIMS) Programme.
The 2017 AQAN Roundtable Meeting held in conjunction with the seminar has been productive in reporting the activities and achievements of the network for the year 2016-2017. The meeting expressed appreciation to Thailand for the successful completion of the 3-year term as President of AQAN and congratulated Indonesia, for assuming the Presidency of AQAN working with the new set of executive committee for the next three years.
SEAMEO RIHED would like to thank AQAN for the gracious invitation and the Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR for warmly hosting the seminar and roundtable meeting in the wonderful and green province of Champasak, Lao PDR.

 

Photo credit of group photo: MoES, Lao PDR

Participants of the 2017 AQAN Seminar

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saykhong Saynasine, Director General, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES), Lao PDR

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saykhong Saynasine, Director General, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES), Lao PDR

 

H.E. Mme Sengdeuan Lachanthaboune, Minister of Education and Sports, Lao PDR

 

Ms. Supansa Pinkaja, Programme Officer, presenting SEAMEO RIHED’s work in university network and student mobility developments.

 

Participants of the 2017 AQAN Round Table Meeting

 

SEAMEO RIHED, as the honorary member of AQAN, presided the elections for the new Executive Committee.

 

Call for application: IDC Southeast Asia 2018/2019

 

Call for application: IDC Southeast Asia 2018/2019

 

The University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, CHE, HRK and DAAD in co-operation with Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation and experts from Southeast Asian Universities are happy to inform you that the Call for Applications for the next DIES- Training Course International Deans’ Course Southeast Asia 2018/19. In order to receive as many qualified applications as possible we are kindly asking you to disseminate this information and the call as widely as possible amongst your networks and colleagues.

Eligible to apply for this modular and practice-oriented training are candidates of the following countries:

     CambodiaIndonesiaLaosMalaysiaMyanmarPhilippinesThailand and Vietnam

Further key criteria are:

  • Applicants should be a head of department or a vice-dean (in case of specialized, decentralized universities newly appointed Vice-Presidents/-Rectors are also highly welcomed)
  • Applicants should be preferably between 40 and 50 years old
  • Active and excellent English language skills (speaking and writing) are indispensable.

Candidates are invited to submit the applications until the October 31st, 2017 via e-mail to the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences idc@hs-osnabrueck.de and also to the respective DAAD contact person in your region (application form including a letter of motivation, organizational chart of the university, letter of recommendation from university leadership as well as a proof of English proficiency). Selected candidates will be informed about the results of the selection meeting in December.

For more information on our DIES training courses, dialogue events, projects and partnerships, we would like to refer to the following website where you can access our new DIES brochure: https://www.daad.de/der-daad/unsere-aufgaben/entwicklungszusammenarbeit/publikationen/en/38013-publications/.

 

Download files :
 Announcement  IDC Southeast Asia 2018-2019
 IDC Southeast Asia 2018-2019 : Application Form
  IDC Southeast Asia 2018-2019 : Letter of Motivation