November 19, 2017

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 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

Call for Applications : The 1st SEAMEO RIHED-DAAD Seminar and Study Visit to Germany on Higher Education Research and Innovation

Call for Applications

The 1st SEAMEO RIHED-DAAD Seminar and Study Visit to Germany

on Higher Education Research and Innovation

3-9 December 2017

Frankfurt-Bonn-Heidelberg-Stuttgart-Munich

 

SEAMEO RIHED and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are proud to announce the 1st SEAMEO RIHED-DAAD Seminar and Study Visit to Germany on Higher Education Research and Innovation. The Seminar and Study Visit will provide participants with in-depth insight into the German higher education and research system, with a focus on how innovation and excellence strategies are applied in the country. Together with other senior executives and administrators of Southeast Asian Higher Education Institutions, you will have the opportunity to explore cooperation and future academic collaboration in higher education, especially in the fields of public health and ageing societies, agricultural technology and university-industry linkages.

 Download Brochure 

 

The 1st SEAMEO RIHED-DAAD Seminar and Study Visit to Germany

3-9 December 2017

 

Organised by: SEAMEO RIHED, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES) with financial support from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany.

The Programme: The tentative programme includes the following:

1) The SEAMEO RIHED-DAAD Seminar with input from the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK). Designed exclusively for participants as a platform to network and exchange with German higher education stakeholders and explore opportunities for future cooperation.

2) Institutional Visit

  • Goethe University Frankfurt
  • The University of Heidelber
  • The University of Hohenheim
  • The Munich University of Applied Science
  • The Technical University of Munich
  • The Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (Radio Telescope Effelsberg)                                                   

3) A cultural programme including a guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz Museum

Eligibility

 Who can apply?

  • The programme is designed for senior executives and administrators affiliated with Southeast Asian higher education institutions with a strong research and teaching background (especially in the fields of public health, agricultural technology and university-industry linkages), able to assess the cooperation needs and abilities of their home institution and in a position to initiate and negotiate cooperation agreements on behalf of their institution.

Number of Participants

  • The group will consist of a maximum of 25 participants.

  

Application Guidelines

Applications should include:

  1. A signed application form (available for download below)
  2. A recent and complete curriculum vitae

Send your completed applications to rihed@rihed.seameo.org at your earliest convenience.

 

Application Deadlines and Payment

The application deadline is 20 October 2017 and participation is on a fee-paying basis. After your participation has been confirmed by SEAMEO RIHED, you will be required to pay the fee and sign a Confirmation of Participation form. SEAMEO RIHED encourages all interested applicants to apply early and will notify applicants and confirm participation within one (1) week of taking receipt of completed applications. Payments made up to the application deadline of 20 October 2017 will benefit from the early-bird rate of €2499. Payments made after 20 October 2017 and no later than 20 November 2017 will be in the regular amount of €2799.

 

What does the fee include?

  •  The SEAMEO RIHED-DAAD Seminar registration fee
  •  6 nights’ accommodation in hotels
  •  Local transportation by coach in Germany
  •  Institutional Visits to 5 higher education institutions and the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
  •  Cultural Visits to Christmas Markets and the Mercedes-Benz Museum
  •  Meals
  •  English-speaking guides
  •  Printed Materials
  •  A SEAMEO RIHED-DAAD Certificate of Participation
  •  Coverage of visa fees as well as insurance coverage while in Germany.

 

All applicants please note:

  • If you submit an incomplete application, or do not include all required documentation, the processing of your application will be delayed until the missing information is received by SEAMEO RIHED.
  • Submitting an application is not a guarantee of participation.

 

Application Deadline: 20 October 2017  (Extended until 10 November 2017)

Early-bird  Deadline: 20 October 2017

Payment and Confirmation of Participation Deadline: 20 November 2017

 

Online Application  or  Download Application Form

The 25th SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting (GBM)

The 25th SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting (GBM)

3-4 August 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

 

With the generous support from the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (MORTHE), Indonesia, the 25th SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting (GBM) was successfully convened on 3-4 August 2017 at the Sultan Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia. The Governing Board Meeting is an important platform in which nominations from SEAMEO Member Countries gather to discuss the policy, management and administration of SEAMEO RIHED.

The Meeting was attended by SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Members and representatives from all of the eleven SEAMEO Member Countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. The representative from the SEAMEO Secretariat, SEAMEO RIHED Centre Director, and staff also attended.

The Meeting reviewed SEAMEO RIHED’s operational matters, regular and on-going programmes and activities for the past fiscal year 2016/2017, as well as the new programmes to undertake for the fiscal year 2017/2018, 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 are identified as essential to the harmonisation of higher education in Southeast Asia.

 

Prof. Dr. Intan Ahmad, Director General of Learning and Student Affairs, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Republic of Indonesia, delivering the Opening Speech.

 

(Back) From Left to Right: Mr. You Virak, Prof. Dr. Marlar Aung, Ms. Lakhana Dockiao, Dr. Huan Dang, Dr. Wan Rosmini Binti Hassan, Dr. Bee Leng Chua, Mrs. Celeste Maria Martin

(Front) From Left to Right: Ms. Hajah Anis Faudzulani Binti Haji Dzulkiflee, Dr. Patricia Benitez Licuanan, Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bundit Thipakorn, Prof. Dr. Intan Ahmad, Dr. Paristiyanti Nurwardani, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saykhong Saynasine, Dr. Ethel Agnes Pascua Valenzuela, Mrs. Maria Elsa Diogo Correia

 

(Front) From Left to Right: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saykhong Saynasine, Dr. Paristiyanti Nurwardani, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bundit Thipakorn, Prof. Dr. Intan Ahmad, Dr. Patricia Benitez Licuanan, Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, SEAMEO RIHED Centre Director, presenting on the activities conducted by SEAMEO RIHED during FY 2016/2017 and SEAMEO RIHED’s Fifth Five Year Development Plan.

 

Photos Gallery  : “The 25th SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting”
Please see link  :  https://goo.gl/photos/4hPfMCWpawtzbGPZ8

 

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

The 2017 Regional Seminar on Curriculum Structure and Development for Southeast Asian Higher Education, 4 August 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia 2017

 

On 4 August 2017, SEAMEO RIHED and the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (MORTHE), Indonesia co-organized the Regional Seminar on “Curriculum Structure and Development for Southeast Asian Higher Education” at the Sultan Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, in conjunction with the 25th SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting. Over 100 participants comprising policy makers in higher education, university executives, faculty members and other experts in higher education from the Southeast Asian region attended the Regional Seminar.

During the Seminar, country papers were presented by distinguished representatives from 10 SEAMEO Member Countries to provide updates on the current status, national practices and developments on the undergraduate curriculum structure, including the delivery of undergraduate education such as online and e-learning, and curriculum evaluation and assessment. Regional insights into the structuring and implementation of undergraduate curricula, including the development of learning outcomes, were shared to promote greater regional cooperation and alignment in higher education among SEAMEO Member Countries.

SEAMEO RIHED Regional Seminars have been held in conjunction with the SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting since 2005. The theme varies every year based on the current trends and interests. SEAMEO RIHED Regional Seminars have covered the following selected themes in higher education.

  • Higher Education in Southeast Asia in 2005
  • Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Southeast Asia in 2006
  • ICT in University Teaching, Learning and Research in Southeast Asia in 2007
  • University Governance in Southeast Asia in 2008
  • Student Mobility in Southeast Asia in 2009
  • Quality Assurance in Southeast Asia in 2010
  • University Research Management in Southeast Asia in 2011
  • Internationalisation of Higher Education in Southeast Asia in 2012
  • Teacher Education in Southeast Asia in 2013
  • University-Industry Linkages and Collaboration in 2014
  • Bridging Higher Education and TVET in 2015
  • Academic Connectivity and Mobility: National Practices on Student Exchange and Credit Transfer in 2016
  • Curriculum Structure and Development for Southeast Asian Higher Education in 2017

 

Dr. I Made Andi Arsana, Head of the Office of International Affairs, Universitas Gadjah Mada, delivering his Keynote Presentation on “Educating Global Citizen: Education Towards Locally-Rooted and Globally-Engaged Generation”.

 

Interactive Q&A sessions.

 

Group Photo of the Regional Seminar.

 

The organising team.

 

Photos Gallery :  “2017 Regional Seminar on Curriculum Structure and Development”
Please see link :   https://goo.gl/photos/KLJvspJxoZDox6YG7

 

8th Model ASEM 2017

 

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is organizing the 8th Model ASEM in Yangon and Naypyidaw, Myanmar on 15-20 November 2017, held in conjunction with the 13th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.

The 8th Model ASEM is a platform for university students to be a part of the ASEM process and meet with ASEM Foreign Ministers and Senior Officials, offering opportunities to fine-tune skills in the fields of diplomacy, negotiation, consensus-building and public speaking.

 

The programme highlights include:  

  1. Online Preparatory Phase (ca. 6 weeks) of online crash courses on policy making, webinars on Asia-Europe relations and individual and group tasks and research
  2. 4-day conference in Yangon and Naypyidaw, and practical trainings and visits to Diplomatic Missions of ASEM countries and International Organisations located in Yangon to gain in-depth knowledge about operations and functions
  3. 13th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, to meet with Foreign Ministers of ASEM countries at the official Welcome Reception

Eligibility:

  1. Citizens of any of the 51 Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) partner countries
  2. Students between 18-30 years old, with sincere interest in international relations
  3. Strong command of English (verbal and written)

 

For more information, please visit link: http://www.asef.org/projects/themes/education/4104-modelasem8

Online registration: https://asiaeuropefoundation.formstack.com/forms/modelasem8

 

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

 

Download Poster  Tentative Programme Download Registration Form

 

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