May 21, 2019

The 8th SEAMEO-ASEAN Secretariats Coordination Meeting

The 8th SEAMEO-ASEAN Secretariats Coordination Meeting

 

12 May 2019

Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

On 12 May 2019, SEAMEO RIHED had an honor to be invited to the 8th SEAMEO-ASEAN Secretariats Coordination Meeting, which was head in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The Meeting was conducted to review the Action Points of previous SEAMEO-ASEAN Secretariats Coordination Meeting, update on programmes and activities in education of the two organisations and propose possible collaborations between ASEAN and SEAMEO Regional Centres.

 

Group photo: The delegates from ASEAN Secretariat, SEAMEO Secretariat, SEAMEO RIHED and SEAMEO INNOTECH

 

The Meeting started with reviewing the Action Points set by the previous 7th SEAMEO-ASEAN Secretariats Coordination Meeting. Several points were shared and discussed among delegates, such as the ASEAN-SEAMEO Community Building Meeting, Survey to SEAMEO Centres conducted by ASEAN Secretariat, International seminar/workshop for teachers, ASEAN-SEAMEO Coordination Meeting and ASEAN-SEAMEO Technical Meeting. The Meeting continued exchanging updates on progresses of several education projects conducted under ASEAN and SEAMEO.

 

E. Mr. Kung Ploak, Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community and Dr. Ethel Agnes P Valenzuela, Director of SEAMEO Secretariat, reviewed the Action Points of the 7th SEAMEO-ASEAN Secretariats Coordination Meeting

 

After sharing ASEAN Work Plan on Education 2016-2020 by ASEAN Secretariat and SEAMEO Strategic Plan (2011-2020) by SEAMEO Secretariat, the meeting gave floor to SEAMEO Centres, SEAMEO RIHED and SEAMEO INNOTECH, to update their activities, make suggestions, and propose initiatives and potential project collaborations with ASEAN. Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, SEAMEO RIHED’s programme director, reaffirmed the meeting SEAMEO RIHED’s commitment on higher education and development in Southeast Asia. She also reviewed SEAMEO RIHED’s relevant activities to support ASEAN and extend proposals of possible project collaboration with ASEAN in the future.

 

Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, SEAMEO RIHED’s programme director, presented the Centre’s activities and programmes, as well as proposed potential projects with ASEAN.

 

The 8th SEAMEO-ASEAN Secretariats Coordination Meeting concludes with strong commitment from ASEAN Secretariat, SEAMEO Secretariat, and SEAMEO Centres maintaining close coordination to maximize resources and complement each other’s future programmes and activities on education development in Southeast Asia. 

China-ASEAN Scholar Program

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

China-ASEAN Scholar Program

 

Introduction of China-ASEAN Scholar Program

The China-ASEAN Scholar Program is a fellowship program initiated by ASEAN-China Network for Cooperation and Exchanges among Engineering and Technology Universities (ACNET-EngTech) at Tianjin University (TJU). It aims to strengthen academic collaboration between TJU and universities in ASEAN countries through providing funded short-term visit opportunity. Scholars from ASEAN countries will be hosted by one of TJU academic schools. During the visit, they will work with TJU faculties together for 1 to 3 months in the field of mutual interest. To give greater flexibility for scholars, specific research projects or academic activities will be determined by participants and hosting academic school together on case by case basis.

Benefits for Participants
Tianjin University will provide funding to the participants, including:
– Roundtrip, economy class airfare
– Accommodation
– Monthly Stipend: 15,000 RMB per month (pre tax)

Application Requirement
Participants should meet the following requirement:
1. Non-Chinese citizens from ASEAN Countries:
Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, Viet Nam
2. Minimum 5 years of research experience in the following field:
Marine Science; Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Environmental Science; Computer Science; Materials Science; Mechanical Engineering; Biological Sciences; Mathematics; Chemistry; Physics; Management and Economics; Medical Engineering; Optical Engineering; Pharmaceutical Science
3. High level of English proficiency. Good command of Chinese is a plus.
4. Prior experience for working or studying internationally is desirable.

Application Procedure
Participants will be selected competitively based on research background and the needs of TJU academic schools. Please check the following steps to learn how the program is administered:

Step 1: Please send the application material to the Office of International Cooperation at Tianjin University through the following email: acnet_engtech@tju.edu.cn

The application is open from May 1st, 2019 to October 15th , 2019. However, high priority will be given to participants applying before June 6th, 2019
Application material includes:
♦ Application form
♦ CV or resume
♦ Scanned Passport
♦ Scanned diploma ( highest degree)

Step 2: After receiving your application, the International Cooperation Office will send application material to relevant academic school to review the application material.

Step 3: An invitation letter will be issued for VISA application if one of TJU’s academic school will be able to host the visit.

Step 4: VISA application and arrival

 

Contact Information

For any question regarding the program, please contact:
Ms. LIU Xinwei, International Program Manager, Tianjin University:
email: acnet_engtech@tju.edu.cn
Tel: 022-85356058

Website: http://www.tju.edu.cn/english/

 

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GMS-UC-Management and Leadership Development Workshop II

The Project on Support for Capacity Building of the GMS University Consortium: Management and Leadership Development Workshop II and University Visit

11-13 March 2019 in Yangon, Myanmar

 

                On 11-12 March 2019, , the first GMS-UC activity of 2019, “Management and Leadership Development Workshop II” welcomed university leaders and government representatives from five countries: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand at Inya Lake Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar with warmest and cordial hospitality of Department of Higher Education, Myanmar and East Yangon University.

 

The honorable Deputy Director-general of Higher Education Department, Ministry of Education Myanmar, Prof. Dr. Nay Win Oo kindly graced the opening ceremony.

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond was presenting a gift as the token of appreciation to Prof. Dr. Kyaw Kyaw Khuang, Rector of East Yangon University who generously assisted in arranging this workshop in Yangon

 

This Workshop is part of the Project on Support for Capacity Building of the GMS University Consortium. The topics covered at this time were leadership, coaching and being coached, quality assurance process and higher education in the context of “Our World: Our Future”. The workshop was aimed to enhance the potentials of member universities to be able to strategically envision the big picture and respond to the global and regional contexts of the 21st century.

 

The Keynote Address on “Our World: Our Future” by Dr. Jakarin Srimoon shared his perspectives and experiences on his “world” and his “Created Future.” His world holds Integrity, Authenticity, Commitment to Bigger Value than Oneself, and Being a Cause in-the-Matter, being responsible for whatever action they take. Dr. Jakarin also highlighted another five facets in creating a “Created Future” for leaders: Building future from present context; fulfilling the relevant parties’ interests (people you lead and your leader). Getting supported and acted by the people you lead; providing people you are leading an opportunity for self-expression; and an opportunity to personally make a meaningful contribution and realize the “created future.”

 

Keynote Address on “Our World: Our Future” by Dr. Jakarin Srimoon

 

Moreover, this workshop also provided the panel discussion and mini-workshop on “Coaching”. Coaching Process is useful for people at all levels and the results can be ranged from improving the performance, gaining commitment to the organization engagement, enhancing one’s potential, empowering people to do beyond their expectation.

 

by Ms. Pornsuk Wangananon, Director of Human Resource Development, Thai Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company and Ms. Pranee Suecharoenkij, Co-Founder of Green Leaf Chemical shared experiences and perspectives on the panel “Voice from the Coached”, moderated by Asst. Prof. Dr. Romyen Kosaikanont.

 

Mr. Ittipat Pattaramekanon led the workshop session on “Coaching”

 

On the second day of the workshop, there was a session on “Quality Unlimited” providing understanding and skill practices in quality assurance process. During the session, participants have learned to identify their institutional Quality Culture which can be varied according to each institution and self-definition. In quality assurance process, the issues of governance, management and leadership, finance as well as internal and external customers under the university vision need to be addressed.

 

 

 

Dr. Nandh Thavarungkul, Dr. Nakorn Srisukhumbowornchai and Asst. Prof. Dr. Preecha Termsuksawad from KMUTT together with our project’s experts were running the workshop on “Quality Unlimited”

 

The workshop delegates from GMS-UC member universities and government representatives

 

SEAMEO RIHED would like to extend utmost thanks to guest speakers, experts for GMS-UC Projects and all distinguished participants for making such the successful workshop!

On the next day, 13 March 2019, the core experts for the GMS-UC Project and SEAMEO RIHED team led by Centre Director, Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond visited East Yangon University (EYU), one of the GMS-UC members in Myanmar. It was such a great pleasure having a fruitful discussion with Rector, Pro-Rectors, Deans, lecturers and students as well as touring to the Department of Geology, Department of Zoology, Human Right Resource Centre and library. The generous hospitality and tremendous enthusiasm of staffs and students was immensely impressive. We would like to express deepest gratitude to the Rector, Prof. Dr. Kyaw Kyaw Khaung and very able staffs of East Yangon University for such a wonderful welcome and excellent arrangement.

 

University Visit to East Yangon University (EYU)

 

 

Turnover of SEAMEO Secretariat Directorship

A fond farewell of Dr. Gatot Hari Priowirjanto and warm welcoming of Dr. Ethel Agnes Valenzuela Party on Friday 22 March 2019, at the Nikko Hotel Bangkok

Together with friends and partners from SEAMEO Centres, UNESCO, ADB, UNICEF, Embassies (Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines), and the Ministry of Education, Thailand, SEAMEO RIHED was pleased to be part of a delightful event and to witness the turnover of SEAMEO Secretariat Directorship.

On this occasion, SEAMEO RIHED would like to express our appreciations to Dr. Gatot for his significant contributions, strong support, and motivation provided to SEAMEO RIHED over the previous years. We hope to be able to meet again and to continue our friendship and cooperation for the benefit of the region of Southeast Asia.

A big congratulations to Dr. Ethel and we are looking forward to a journey to promoting and enhancing higher education within the region and beyond through your leadership of SEAMEO!

 

 

1st SEAMEO RIHED-JANU Seminar and Study Visit to Japan

The 1st SEAMEO RIHED-JANU Seminar and Study Visit Programme to Japan

23-29 June 2019

Kansai Region, Japan

 

SEAMEO RIHED and the Japan Association for National University (JANU) have the pleasure to invite you to join the 1st SEAMEO RIHED-JANU Seminar and Study Visit to Japan on 23-29 June 2019!

With the theme on Technology Innovation and Social Engagement for Sustainable Development, the Seminar and Study Visit will provide participants with informative and interactive opportunities to discuss the roles as well as contributions of higher education institutions towards sustainable development and overcoming global challenges.

THE PROGRAMME

The tentative programme includes the following:

1) Seminar on “Enhancing Regional Cooperation and Development: Collaboration Initiatives between Japanese and Southeast Asian Higher Education Institutions”

  • Designed for academic leaders and university executives from both Japanese and Southeast Asian higher education institutions to exchange views on the theme, as well as to explore and build networks for future collaboration.

2) Institutional Visits to Leading Universities

  • Kansai University
    • Research Center for Medical, Pharmaceutical and Engineering Sciences
    • Center for Innovation and Creativity
  • Kobe University
    • Innovation in Advanced and Assistive Technology for Aging Societies and Disabilities
  • Kyoto University
    • Value Creating Design Hub for Super-Ageing Societies
    • Center for Southeast Asian Studies
    • Disaster Prevention Research Institute
  • Osaka University
    • Section for Future Design, Center for Open Innovation Research and Education
  • Ritsumeikan University
    • Institute for Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage

3) A Special Visit to Institution and Private Industries

  • Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial
  • DAIKIN Technology  and  Innovation Center
  • NEC Innovation World Kansai Showroom

4) Guided Tours to Cultural Heritage Sites

  • Nijo Castle
  • Osaka Castle

Under the overarching theme of Technology Innovation and Social Engagement for Sustainable Development, the study visit will highlight the following areas:

  • Assistive Technology for Inclusive and Ageing Societies
  • Innovation for Environmentally Sustainable Societies
  • Disaster Preparedness and Management
  • Preservation of Cultural Heritage
  • Research Collaboration

WHO CAN APPLY?

The programme is tailored for university executives, administrators and faculty members from higher education institutions in Southeast Asia with an extensive background and expertise in teaching and research in topics of technology for ageing society, environmental innovation, disaster risk reduction and cultural preservation.

Seize this unique and exclusive opportunity to advance cooperation between your institution and Japanese counterparts as well as peers from the Southeast Asian region!

The group will consist of a maximum of 20 participants catered on a first-come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION FEE

Participation to the 1st SEAMEO RIHED-JANU Seminar and Study Visit to Japan is on a fee-paying basis. Payments made before 22 April 2019 will benefit from the early-bird rate of 2,100 USD while payments made after 22 April 2019 and no later than 3 May 2019 will be in the amount of the regular rate of 2,400 USD.

 

Registration Deadline: 3 May 2019

Early-Bird Payment Deadline (2,100 USD): 22 April 2019

Regular Payment Deadline (2,400 USD): 3 May 2019

This price includes:

  • Seminar Registration and Participation
  • Institutional Visits to Leading Universities
  • 6 nights’ Accommodation in Hotels with Breakfast
  • 2 Official Dinners Hosted by the Organisers
  • Meals
  • Domestic Transportation in Japan
  • Guided-Visits to Leading Research Facilities, Industry and Unique Cultural Heritage Sites
  • English-Speaking guides
  • Printed Materials
  • A Certificate of Participation

Official Invitation letters may be provided by the organizers for visa application and other purposes upon request.

This price does not include:

  • Airfare
  • Airport Transfer to/from Kansai International Airport
  • Travel and Health Insurance
  • Visa Application Fees
  • Other Personal-Related Expenses

                             

                              Register today until 3 May 2019!

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ABOUT ORGANISERS

SEAMEO RIHED

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (SEAMEO RIHED) is the SEAMEO Centre specialising in higher education and development. Its main activities include training, research, and information dissemination with special focus on fostering efficiency and effectiveness of higher education policy and planning, management, and administration in SEAMEO Member Countries. Learn more about SEAMEO RIHED at http://rihed.seameo.org/.

JANU

The Japan Association of National Universities (JANU) aims to contribute to promoting national university cooperation and improving standards of higher education and academic research in Japan. To learn more about JANU, visit https://www.janu.jp/eng/.

 

CONTACT

For more information, please contact:

Kohei Yamada (Mr.)
Programme Officer
E-mail: kohei@rihed.seameo.org

Christelle Mae Agustin (Ms.)
Programme Officer
E-mail: christelle@rihed.seameo.org

SEAMEO RIHED Office
Email: rihed@rihed.seameo.org
Website: http://rihed.seameo.org/
Social Media (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/seameo.rihed
Tel: +662 644 9856 – 62

‘Share Happiness, Share your Happy School Activity!’ – UNESCO Bangkok

Daegu Gachang Elementary School has a simple principle – every student should be acknowledged and proud of their work and accomplishments. And the Republic of Korea school puts that principle into action every day by prominently displaying all of its students’ in-class work on the walls. ‘We make displays to share what we have learned,’ explains 11-year-old student Joo Eun Kim. ‘It makes us feel happy and proud when we can share with others.’

Examples like Daegu Gachang highlight the importance of happiness and well-being for learners, and the school community as a whole. At UNESCO Bangkok, we are looking at ways to improve and enhance education quality through the lens of holistic development, with an emphasis on happiness and well-being. The Happy Schools Project aims to offer alternative ideas about quality education valuing and nurturing learners’ diverse talents and strengths. In 2016, UNESCO Bangkok published Happy Schools! A Framework for Learner Well-being in the Asia-Pacific, which features 22 criteria for happy schools, focusing on People, Process and Place.

Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. Both this day and the concept of happiness are highly relevant to UNESCO Bangkok’s Happy Schools project. This year, under the International Day theme of ‘Share Happiness’, UNESCO Bangkok invites every person in the Asia-Pacific to share your Happy School Activities. To learn more about how to submit your activity, please review the campaign information and regulations, and submit your information in this online form. ‘Happy Schools Activities’ should meet the following criteria:

1.  Accord with the indicators and criteria of the Happy Schools Framework.
2.  Provide a clear and concise description of the activity.
3.  Include a description of the impacts and outcomes of the activity (for example, by providing facts, figures, stories and anecdotes).

The campaign begins on 4 February 2019 with a submission deadline of 15 March 2019. Short-listed winners will be announced and their activities shared on UNESCO Bangkok’s website, social media accounts and other channels on the International Day of Happiness, 20 March 2019.

UNESCO Bangkok is excited to hear about innovative Happy School Activities from across the Asia-Pacific! ‘Share Happiness, Share your Happy School Activity!’

Contact: happyschools@unesco.org

The 2nd Forum for ASEAN-China Private Higher Education Development and Cooperation

The 2nd Forum for ASEAN-China Private Higher Education
Development and Cooperation

11-13 December 2018
University of Sanya, P.R. China

 

On 11-13 December 2018, SEAMEO RIHED had the pleasure to co-organise the 2nd Forum for ASEAN-China Private Higher Education Development and Cooperation with the University of Sanya (USY), P.R. China. This forum continued the regional efforts from the 1st forum held in 2017 and launched the ASEAN-China Alliance of Private Higher Education Institutions (ACAPHEI), a formal network to strengthen regional private higher education collaboration among members. Over 60 participants from 31 leading private higher education institutions and associations from Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) and P.R. China attended the Forum.

 

During the Inaugural Session, Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, joined Prof. Lu Dan, President of USY, Ms. Zhou Hui, Deputy Director of Education, Culture and Tourism Division, ASEAN-China Center (ACC), Mr. Dai Yu-ming, Vice Mayor, Sanya Municipal Government, Mr. Yu Hong-Jun, Former Vice Minister of International Department, Central Committee of CPC, Ms. Wang Hui, Deputy Secretary-General of the Secretariat of the Organizing Committee of China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week, Ms. Ji Ping, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Association for Non-Government Education & Director General of The Higher Education Professional Committee of China’s Non-Government Education Association, and Mr. Li Baiqing, Former Vice Mayor, Sanya Municipal Government in delivering Welcome Remarks.

 

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

 

Launching Ceremony of ACAPHEI: (from left to right) Ms. Zhou Hui, Deputy Director of Education, Culture and Tourism Division, ASEAN-China Center (ACC), Mr. Dai Yu-ming, Vice Mayor, Sanya Municipal Government, Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, Prof. Lu Dan, President of USY, Ms. Ji Ping, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Association for Non-Government Education

 

Following the Inaugural Session, keynote speakers from private education associations in Lao PDR, Singapore, Thailand and P.R. China, presented their experiences and perspectives on their national private higher education, and ideas for future regional collaboration.

 

Mr. Khamsen Sisavong, President of Private Education Association in Lao PDR, President of Sengsavanh Education Group delivering Keynote Speech on Development and Innovation of the Private Higher Education in Laos.

 

Mr. Viva Sinniah, Chairman of Singapore Association for Private Education, delivering Keynote presentation on Private Education: Singapore Experience & ASEAN

 

Dr. Wittawat Didyasarin Sattayarak, Vice Chairman of Association of Private Higher Education Institutions of Thailand (APHEIT) delivering Keynote presentation on Learning from Each Other: The Mission and Future of ASEAN-China Alliance of Private Higher Education Institutions (ACAPHEI).

 

In the afternoon, participants had lively discussions to share their experiences in operating private higher education institutions, education-industry synergy and innovation in driving development, as well as explore areas for regional cooperation under the newly established ACAPHEI. The results were incorporated in the 2018 Declaration on Establishing “ASEAN-China Alliance of Private Higher Education Institutions” which was signed by the representatives present at the Forum from Southeast Asia and China.

 

Signing f the 2018 Declaration on Establishing “ASEAN-China Alliance of Private Higher Education Institutions” between private higher education association and institutions in Southeast Asia and P.R. China

 

SEAMEO RIHED would like to thank the University of Sanya, the ASEAN-China Center, and all the participants for this fruitful event in the beautiful city of Sanya! We look forward to meeting you again at the 3rd Forum in 2019 in Southeast Asia!

 

Group Photo

 

Links to related articles:

University of Sanya, PRC http://www.sanyau.edu.cn/newsDetails.asp?did=5189&cid=146

HUTECH University, Vietnam https://www.hutech.edu.vn/english/index.php/news/training-news/14573822-hutech-participates-in-the-2nd-forum-for-asean-china-private-higher-education-development-and-cooper

STI Myanmar University, Myanmar https://www.stiedu.net/event/eventdetails/121

The Mid-term Review Meeting of GMS-UC Project and University Visits

The Mid-term Review Meeting of the Project on Support for Capacity Building in the GMS University consortium (GMS-UC) and University Visits on 17-18 January 2019 in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

 

On 17 January 2019, SEAMEO RIHED successfully held the Mid-term Review Meeting of the Project on Support for Capacity Building in the GMS University consortium (GMS-UC) at Wiang Inn Hotel, Chiang Rai, Thailand.

 

Group photo of the meeting delegates

 

Chaired by Dr. Chanavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, the meeting was actively attended by 17 delegates including the representatives from ASEAN Secretariat and SEAMEO Secretariat, the core experts for the project, and the national government representatives from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. It had been a crucial opportunities to review and reflect the first-year project’s implementation in the last 2018, as well as to share the second-year plan comprising another four forthcoming capacity building activities and university visits which will be organized all through this 2019. We do look forward to the Management Leadership Development Workshop in Yangon, Myanmar in this upcoming March!

 

Visiting Chiang Rai Rajabhat University

 

In the afternoon of the same day, the delegates of the Mid-term Review Meeting of the GMS-UC Project and SEAMEO RIHED visited Chiang Rai Rajabhat University. The delegates were provided extensive opportunities to explore around the beautiful greenery campus and meet the president Asst. Prof. Dr. Sornchai Mungthaisong, administrative team, faculty deans and international students. It is delightful to hear many internationalization activities, exchange ideas on the university development as well as to hear voices from the international students in the university.

 

On 18 January 2019, led by Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, the delegates also had an opportunity to visit Mae Fah Luang University (MFU). It was an honor and pleasure to meet the president Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vanchai Sirichana and hear the history of the university foundation, university strategies, the academic advancement in teaching and research as well as the excellent works in internationalization of the university. The delegates were also immensely impressed by the stunning scenery around the campus and a variety of cosmetics and health-care products from the university researches.

 

MFU Campus tour led by the executive tour guide,
Asst. Prof. Dr. Romyen Kosaikanont,
Vice President of MFU

 

SEAMEO RIHED is in deep gratitude to Chiang Rai Rajabhat University and Mae Fah Luang University and very able staffs for their warm welcome and generous support in hosting the magnificent campus visits. We wish to have an opportunity to go back again!

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond presented the token of appreciation to
Asst. Prof. Dr. Sornchai Mungthaisong, the president of CRRU (left) and
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vanchai Sirichana, the president of MFU (right)

 

More Photos at https://photos.app.goo.gl/Mvv8TUAP38GNGsA47

INTERNATIONALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION PLATFORM (IZNHEP)

 

INTERNATIONALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION PLATFORM (IZNHEP):

INTERNATIONALIZATION POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

29th – 30th November 2018

 

SEAMEO RIHED had the honor to be invited to the international academic symposium on “Internationalization of Higher Education Platform: Internationalization Policies and Practices for Future Development”, co-hosted by the Office of the Higher Education Commission Thailand and Mahidol University, at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, on 29th – 30th November 2018. The symposium enables participants across the world to discuss about their expertise toward internationalization university indicators, becoming a world-class university, as well as share their thoughts on relevant issues.

The symposium started with setting mutual understanding of how crucial internationalization is to higher education in Southeast Asian region and beyond. The opening keynotes highlighted the rationale and motivations behind the agenda for internationalization of higher education. The symposium provided platform for government representatives of Australia, P.R. China, Hong Kong, Japan and Thailandto discuss the development of their relevant policies and strategies at the national level towards internationalization of higher education in order to keep pace with the global situation change variety of higher education institutions across the world: from Australia, P.R. China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and the U.S., to share their lessons and challenges while implementing internationalization at their respective institutions. The symposium also opened the floor for international organizations such as UNESCO, DAAD and SEAMEO RIHED to share their perspectives on the future outlook that shape the direction of higher education internationalization.

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, was invited to be a panelist of the panel presentation and discussion on “Why Future-Oriented Internationalization Matter? View Points from International Agencies”. She delivered a brief introduction of SEAMEO RIHED’s activities on promoting and developing internationalization in Southeast Asia’s higher education. Dr. Chantavit also shared the organization’s perspectives and experience on regional collective efforts to bridge the gap and move forward together by encouraging internationalization in higher education.

SEAMEO RIHED would like to express its sincere appreciation to the hosts, the Office of the Higher Education Commission Thailand (OHEC) and Mahidol University for organizing the symposium, for inviting and giving us the opportunities to share our works and perspectives on the internationalization of Southeast Asia’s higher education systems. 

 

Clin. Prof. Udom Kachintorn, M.D. Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education, Thailand, delivered his Opening Remarks

 

Dr. Suphat Champatong, Secretary-General, the Office of the Higher Education Commission, Ministry of Education, Thailand, delivered his Congratulatory Remarks

 

Group photo: Guests of Honor and Keynote Speakers and moderators of the symposium

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, on the panel of “Why Future-Oriented Internationalization Matter? View Points from International Agencies”

 

Happy New Year