April 18, 2019

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)

 

 

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
    • Research Center for Community Regeneration
  • Kobe University
    • Innovation in Advanced and Assistive Technology for Aging Societies and Disabilities
    • Innovative Bio Production Kobe Project
  • Kyoto University
    • Value Creating Design Hub for Super-Ageing Societies
    • Center for Southeast Asian Studies
  • Osaka University
    • Center for Information and Neural Networks
    • 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 the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial and private companies in the area of technological innovation

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

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

5th SEAMEO RIHED-ACC Seminar and Study Visit

The 5th SEAMEO RIHED-ACC Seminar and Study Visit Programme to China

19-25 May 2019

Hubei Province, P.R. China

 

THE REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN!!!

 

Upon requests from fellow institutions, we are pleased to extend the registration deadline for the 5th SEAMEO RIHED-ACC Seminar and Study Visit Programme on 19-25 May 2019, to Wuhan, Hubei Province, P.R. China 

 

The new deadline for registration: 22 April 2019!

 

 

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SEAMEO RIHED and the ASEAN-China Center (ACC) are delighted to announce the 5th SEAMEO RIHED-ACC Study Visit Programme to China. Organised since 2013, the study visits to China aim to connect Southeast Asian higher education institutions (HEIs) with leading Chinese HEIs in different provinces of China to exchange innovative practices and ideas, and explore future academic collaboration.

This year, the study visit will bring you to Hubei Province and explore the theme “Green Technology in Global Transformation: Innovation in Higher Education”. The study visit will provide Southeast Asian HEIs with an excellent opportunity to learn about China’s green technology and higher education innovation in Hubei Province to promote environmental sustainability, as well as economic and societal developments. Join us on this unique study visit to Central China!

 

The Programme: The tentative programme includes the following:

1) Seminar on “Cross-Border Collaboration to Foster World-Class Universities”, designed for academic leaders from both Hubei, China and Southeast Asian universities to exchange views on the theme, as well as explore and build networks for future collaboration.

2) Institutional Visits

  • Central China Normal University
  • Huazhong Agricultural University
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Hubei University 
  • Wuhan University
  • Wuhan University of Science and Technology
  • Wuhan University of Technology

3) A Special Visit to Wuhan East Lake High-Tech Development Zone or also known as the Optics Valley of China!

4) A Cultural Programme, including visit to the Yellow Crane Tower, one of the four great towers in China, and try local snacks and authentic street food at Han Jiang Walking Street!

The study visit will highlight Green Technology and explore Hubei’s strengths in the following related disciplines:

 

Engineering and Technology

Energy and Resources Management

Agrotechnology

Health and Medical Sciences

Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

 

Who can apply?

University executives, administrators and researchers from higher education institutions in Southeast Asia interested in pursuing collaboration with Chinese HEIs are invited to consider joining!

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

 

Registration Fee: USD 1,690

 

This price includes:               

  • Seminar Registration
  • Institutional Visits
  • Cultural Visits
  • 6-night accommodation (including breakfasts)
  • Meals
  • 2 Official Dinners Hosted by the Organisers
  • Local Transportation and Airport Transfers
  • English-speaking guide
  • Printed materials
  • Invitation letter for Visa Application
  • Certificate of Participation

This price does not include:

  • Airfare
  • Travel and Health Insurance
  • Visa application fees
  • Other personal-related expenses

 

Register today or by 22 April 2019!

 

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For more information, please contact:

Ms. Supansa Kajavong (Pink)
Programme Officer

Mr. Vo Tran Trung Nhan (Nhan)
Programme Officer

Email: rihed@rihed.seameo.org
Tel: +662 644 9856 – 62

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”

 

The 12th AIMS Annual Review Meeting

The 12th AIMS Annual Review Meeting

7-9 November 2018

Army Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Internationalization and Cross-Border Education Workshop I

10-11 October 2018, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

                                        

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The participants actively join the workshop throughout the 2 days

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The 26th SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting (GBM)

The 26th SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting (GBM)

13-14 September 2018
Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

 

Group photo: SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board members and representatives

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Group photo of the delegates in front of Souphanouvong University

 

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

 

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

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

 

Photo Gallery: “The 26th SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting”
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Project on Support for Capacity Building of the GMS University Consortium: The Teaching and Research Capacity Development Workshop I: Identification of Challenges and Setting Development Goal

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

 

The Teaching and Research Capacity Development Workshop I:

Identification of Challenges and Setting Development Goal

3-4 September 2018

Mercure Vientiane Hotel, Vientiane, Lao PDR

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Group photo of participants of the Workshop

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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