August 16, 2017

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”
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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”
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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 

 

The First ASEAN Student Mobility Forum

The First ASEAN Student Mobility Forum

14-15 June 2017

Manila, Philippines

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

More than 200 participants attended the First SHARE Student Mobility Forum

 

Students representing their country in the ASEAN Debate

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

31 May 2017

Sukosol Hotel, Bangkok

 

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

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

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

 

Group photo of the participants

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bundit Thipakorn chairing the meeting  

 

The 5th SHARE Credit Transfer System Workshop

 

The 5th SHARE Credit Transfer System Workshop

12-13 June 2017

Manila, Philippines

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

International Conference on Business, Economics and Finance (ICBEF)

Registration for participation is now open!

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

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

Online Registration :  http://sbe.ubd.edu.bn/icbef/registration.aspx?val=OnlineReg

Staff visit from new SEAMEO Centres

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

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

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

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

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