November 24, 2018

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”
Please see link : https://photos.app.goo.gl/zPynVs67qBBknnAMA

 

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.

Link for more photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Efn5YbzXdFeBrTmVA

 

The 2nd ASEAN Student Policy Forum

The 2nd ASEAN Student Policy Forum

28-29 August 2018
Yangon, Myanmar

 

SEAMEO RIHED was delighted to participate in the 2nd ASEAN Student Mobility Forum in Yangon, Myanmar last 28-29 August 2018. The Forum was attended by almost 120 students who enthusiastically shared their mobility experiences and formulated recommendations for improved mobility policies and implementation.

Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Programme Director of SEAMEO RIHED, participated during the session The Big Picture: Mobility Schemes in ASEAN and the Future. She served as one of the panelists who enlightened the audience about SEAMEO RIHED’s ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme. Ms. Pattanotai was joined by Ms. Ms Najihah binti Ahmad Lutfi, an AIMS Alumna who shared her experiences while participating in the AIMS Programme.

Moreover, SEAMEO RIHED was also part of the panel session Mobility: Credit Where it is Due where existing credit transfer systems used and applied in mobility schemes in the region were explained to the stakeholders. In addition, this session also emphasised the importance of QA in building trust and mutual recognition among countries and higher education institutions.

After the insightful sessions, outcome of this Forum was a finalized statement from the students after the 2nd Student ASEAN Student Mobility Forum. The document contained appreciation and recommendations from the perspective of the students which will be forwarded to the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Education (SOM-ED) for regional education policymakers’ consideration.

SEAMEO RIHED would like to thank SHARE for inviting us to this fruitful and remarkable Forum!

 

Ms Najihah binti Ahmad Lutfi, AIMS Alumna

 

Representatives from the AUN, SHARE and SEAMEO RIHED were the panelists for the session The Big Picture: Mobility Schemes in ASEAN and in the future.

 

Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Programme Director of SEAMEO RIHED, explaining how credits are transferred when students participate in the AIMS Programme.

 

Panelists of the session Mobility: Credit where it is due

 

GMS-UC_The 1st Workshop on Management Leadership Development

Support for Capacity Building of the Greater Mekong Sub-Region University Consortium (GMS-UC):

The 1st Workshop on Management Leadership Development

15-16 August 2018

 Yangon, Myanmar

 

Last week on 15-16 August 2018, SEAMEO RIHED successfully held the “1st Management Leadership Development Workshop” which is a part of the 2-year project on Support for Capacity Building of the Greater Mekong Sub-region University Consortium (GMS-UC) at Summit Parkview Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar.

Led by Experts for GMS-UC Project from Thailand and Japan, the delegates from 22 GMS-UC member universities and government representatives from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam actively participated in fruitful sessions to learn and share knowledge and experiences in university governance, management leadership and human resource development in global context, as well as to work on the university’s strategic planning.

 

Ms. Porntip Kanjananiyot, Expert for GMS-UC Project discussing with participants during the workshop

 

Participants joining workshop identifying KEY ISSUES for university future development

 

It was our great pleasure having Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yuto Kitamura from University of Tokyo, Japan to be our guest speaker on “Current Status of Key Issues on University Governance and Management,” as well as the plenary discussion joined by three guest speakers from outside university namely Dr. Kirida Bhaopichitr, research director from Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI); Mr. Sai Woon Ti, a country manager at Vintcom Technology; and Mr. Prasit Thongthavonsuwan, Human Resource Country Manager at SCG Cement-Building Materials- Myanmar, and moderated by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bundit Thipakorn, Vice President for Education Development at KMUTT, Thailand. The participants were truly inspired to adapt university governance and management leadership and willing to provide students new skill sets and academic abilities to respond changing social needs and global trends.

 

Special Talk by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yuto Kitamura, University of Tokyo, Japan

 

Plenary Discussion “An Outside-in for University Management towards Human Resource Development”

 

SEAMEO RIHED would like to express our gratitude to all guest speakers and moderator as well as the experts for GMS-UC project for their dedicating contributions and efforts for the workshop. And, thank you so much to all participants for attending this workshop. We are looking forward to welcoming the leaders of the GMS-UC members again at the Teaching and Research Capacity Development Workshop I on 3-4 September 2018 in Vientiane, Lao PDR!

 

Link for more photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/dpJpUwzeKMrrCHmE7

 

The 6th Meeting of the Working Group on Student Mobility and Quality Assurance of Higher Education among ASEAN Plus Three Countries (APT WG)

The 6th Meeting of the Working Group on Student Mobility and Quality Assurance of Higher Education among ASEAN Plus Three Countries (APT WG)

 

On 13-14 August 2018, SEAMEO RIHED attended the 6th Meeting of the Working Group on Student Mobility and Quality Assurance of Higher Education among ASEAN Plus Three Countries (APT WG), Hotel Amara, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

The Meeting was graciously hosted by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Myanmar. Representatives from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, the ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN University Network (AUN) Secretariat, ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN) Secretariat, ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF) Committee, also attended the Meeting.

Chaired by the Philippines and Co-Chaired by Japan, the 6th APTWG reviewed the country reports on the result of the Monitoring of the Guidelines on Student Exchange and Mobility and the Trial of the Draft Guidelines on Transcripts and Supplemental Documents for Academic Record of Exchange Students, which aim to facilitate higher education student mobility and quality assurance in the region.

In addition, information about the Campus Asia Programme was also shared, with the possibility of expanding to cover Pan-Asia region in the future. The Meeting agreed for this information to be shared also in other platforms, including the upcoming 12th AIMS Review Meeting, to spark interest for further collaboration.

Relevant updates on the current status and upcoming activities in higher education from Member Countries and organisations were shared at the Meeting. SEAMEO RIHED Programme Director, Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, reported on SEAMEO RIHED’s updates and upcoming regional activities, many of which are in close collaboration with our Member Countries and partners.

For future activities, the APT WG agreed to focus on the availability of information to promote mobility of higher education. The next meeting, the 7th APT WG, will be hosted and chaired by Singapore in 2019.

 

Prof. Dr. Thein Win, Director-General, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Myanmar, delivering the Opening Remarks.

 

Atty. Lily Freida Milla, Director III, International Affairs Staff, Commission on  Higher Education, Philippines and Mr. Kazumi Shindo, Director of the Office for International Planning, Higher education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Japan, chaired and co-chaired the 6th APTWG respectively.

 

Ms. Phunyanuch (Aom) Pattanotai, Programme Director, SEAMEO RIHED, providing updates of SEAMEO RIHED’s upcoming regional activities to the 6th APTWG.

 

Group photo with the delegates from Brunei Darussalam, AQAN, Cambodia, SEAMEO RIHED and AUN.

 

Group photo of all the participants of the 6th APTWG.

 

The 11th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week (CAECW)

The 11th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week (CAECW)

Guiyang, P.R. China

 

On 26-27 July 2018, SEAMEO RIHED had the pleasure to attend the 11th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week (CAECW) in Guiyang, Guizhou Province, P.R. China. The event has been ongoing since 2008, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of P.R. China, the Ministry of Education of P.R. China, and the People’s Government of Guizhou Province to allow for education and cultural exchanges and enhance mutual understanding and friendship between China and Southeast Asia.

The 2nd Annual Session of China-ASEAN Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Alliance of Universities- Global Innovative and Entrepreneurial Talent Training Principle Forum, hosted by the Guizhou Institute of Technology (GIT), was held on 26 July 2018. In this session, Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, was invited to deliver the Opening Remarks. She highlighted the importance of the China-ASEAN Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Alliance of Universities which will support cooperation to explore innovation and entrepreneurial education methods and optimise talent cultivating system so young talents can become more entrepreneurial, innovative and internationally competent for the benefits of the region. The universities under the Alliance later shared their practices in their presentations under the theme Cooperative Education, Innovative Development-Probe and Practice on China-ASEAN Universities Innovative and Entrepreneurial Talent Training, followed by the Awarding Ceremony of the Sino-ASEAN Competition of Creative Public Service Advertising, and the Inauguration Ceremony and the Membership Awarding Ceremony of the China-ASEAN Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Alliance of Universities.

 

Group photo of the participants in the 2nd Annual Session of China-ASEAN Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Alliance of Universities- Global Innovative and Entrepreneurial Talent Training Principle Forum

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond presenting the awards to the winners of the Sino-ASEAN Competition of Creative Public Serving Advertising

 

Inauguration Ceremony of the China-ASEAN Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Alliance of Universities unveiled by Prof. Long Fenjie, President of Guizhou Institute of Technology and Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED.

 

On 27 July 2018, SEAMEO RIHED attended the China-ASEAN Symposium on Capacity Building and Research Collaboration hosted by Tianjin University from P.R China and Mahidol University from Thailand. During her Opening remarks, she stressed that innovation in Engineering and Technology affects and improves our lives and the world. Regional cooperation under the ASEAN-China Network for Cooperation and Exchanges among Engineering and Technology Universities or ACNET-EngTech, therefore, has great potential to lead regional research and innovation through the establishment of the China-ASEAN Capacity Building Center, and the China-Indonesia Smart Ocean Center.

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond delivering the Opening Remarks in the China-ASEAN Symposium on Capacity Building and Research Collaboration.

 

The unveiling ceremony of the China-ASEAN Capacity Building Center by Clin. Prof. Suwat Benjaponpitak, Vice President of Mahidol University and Prof. Hu Wenping, Vice President of Tianjin University.

 

Group photo and Networking with Secretary-General Chen Dehai of ASEAN-China Center during the China-ASEAN Symposium on Capacity Building and Research Collaboration.

 

In addition to these official meetings, SEAMEO RIHED also participated in side meetings on specific issues. Discussions on closer collaboration were held between Hainan Tropical Ocean University, Hainan University, Hainan Provincial Education Department, ASEAN-China Center (ACC), and the SEAMEO Secretariat, SEAMEO RIHED and SEAMEO Centres.  Dr. Chantavit also led in-depth discussions with the Ambassador Yu from the University of Sanya on “The Second ASEAN-China Private Higher Education Development and Cooperation Forum 2018”, to be organized in December 2018 in Sanya, P.R. China, as a continuation of the activities for the ASEAN-China Alliance of Private Higher Education Institutions (ACAPHEI).

 

Group photo of SEAMEO RIHED and University of Sanya team.

 

It has been truly an eventful week for SEAMEO RIHED to meet with our partners in China and Southeast Asia, with special gratitude to the hosts, Guizhou Institute of Technology (GIT), Tianjin University and Mahidol University for the warm welcome in the colorful Guiyang, as well as the ASEAN-China Center (ACC) for their continuous support.

 

The Kick-off of the Project on Support for Capacity Building of the Greater Mekong Sub-region University Consortium (GMS-UC) And the 1st Rectors Forum

The Kick-off of the Project on Support for Capacity Building of the
Greater Mekong Sub-region University Consortium (GMS-UC)
And the 1st Rectors Forum

 

 

On 20-21 July 2018, SEAMEO RIHEDorganised the Kick-off of the Project on Support for Capacity Building of the Greater Mekong Sub-region University Consortium (GMS-UC) and the 1st Rectors Forum at the Sukosol Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. This is the first activity 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 aimsto enhance capacities of selected universities of the GMS-UC across areas of management and leadership, teaching and research and internationalisation and cross-border education.

 

Group photo: Dr. ChantavitSujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED with 

Our guest of honors, speakers, and experts of GMS-UC project.

 

The GMS-UC 1st Rector Forum which aims to promote sharing of experiences and best practices among selected universities in the GMS and ASEAN member countries as well as to seek engagement of Presidents/Rectors on joint agreement on collaboration to enhance quality of institutional management and leadership in respective contexts which will lead to harmonisation of higher education in the region and beyond.

Our keynote address was delivered by Ms. Shannon Kalayanamitr, CEO of IKIGAI Group and UN Women HE for SHE advocate, on “Leading with a Future Mind”, identifying the emerging challenges and opportunities of higher education. From her dynamic experiences, Ms. Shannon shared her thoughts and ideas on how the global labor force is changing, what new skillset is emerging and the role of higher education also needs to be reinvented accordingly. The Forum continued with Pol. Lt. Col. Dr. NopdolThongnopnua’sfruitful workshops on the subjects of “Management Leadership” and “Strategic Planning Formulation”.Pol. Lt. Col. Dr. NopdolThongnopnua carried out a series of innovative training activities, including cross-generation discussion, SWOT analysis and ideas exhibition to engage participants into the flow of strategic planning process.

 


Ms. Shannon Kalayanamitr, delivering her keynote address on “Leading with a Future Mind”

 

Pol. Lt. Col. Dr. NopdolThongnopnua, delivering training session of “Formulating Strategic Planning and Making it More Internationalised”

 

University leaders of GMS-UC, brainstorming on management leadership and strategic planning.

 

University leaders of GMS-UC, joining session of ideas analysis and exhibition

 

During the Forum, the delegates, leaders from GMS-UC universities, participated in in-depth discussions, good and bad practices sharing panel, as well as brainstorming activity on how to construct a strategic plan for each university of the consortium.

 

Leaders from Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia; National University of Laos, Lao PDR;East Yangon University, Myanmar; Hue University, Vietnam; and Kasetsart University, Thailand, sharing successful and unsuccessful stories from respective institutions.

 

Prof. Dr. Nguyen ThiLan, President, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, discussing strategic plan at institutional level.

 

Moreover, the delegates agreed on reinforcing their commitment to the project by signing the “Joint Statement for the Project on Support for Capacity building of the Greater Mekong Sub-region University Consortium”. This is to ensure that action will be taken at institutional level alongside with the GMS-UC activities during the next two years.

 

University leaders of GMS-UC, signing the “Joint Statement for the Project on Support for Capacity building of the Greater Mekong Sub-regionUniversity Consortium” with the witness of SEAMEO RIHED.

 

Last but not least, our gratitude goes to the experts of GMS-UC project for their dedicating effort to lead and facilitate the activities of the Forum, to share experience and strengthen the Forum’s objectives.

 

Ms. PorntipKanjananiyot, Expert for GMS-UC Project, delivering special talk on “Management Leadership and Internationalisation as Strategic Destination”

 

Prof. Dr. TaijiHotta, Expert for GMS-UC Project, moderating Panel Discussion on “Internationalization: Sharing Successful and Unsuccessful Stories”

 

Dr. RomyenKosaikanont, Expert for GMS-UC Project, moderating Special Panel on “Management Leadership for the Future”

 

SEAMEO RIHED is looking forward to welcoming the leaders of the GMS-UC again at the 1stManagement Leadership Development Workshop” on August 15-16, Yangon, Myanmar.

Group photo of participants of the Forum

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3rd Steering Committee Meeting

3rd Steering Committee Meeting of the ASEAN International Mobility of Students (AIMS) Programme

5-6 July 2018, Incheon, Republic of Korea

 

SEAMEO RIHED, together with Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Korean Council for University Education (KCUE), successfully organised the 3rd Steering Committee Meeting of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme on 5-6 July 2018 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The meeting was actively participated by the AIMS steering committee members and designated representatives from Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Republic of Korea and Thailand. The range of crucial issues associated with practices and future direction of the AIMS programme were intensely reviewed and discussed. The discussion this year also included the report from the 2nd research working group meeting as well as the organisation of the 10th Anniversary of the AIMS Programme which will be held in Bangkok in 2019.

SEAMEO RIHED would like to express our deep gratitude to the Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea and Korean Council for University Education for the warmest welcome to SEAMEO RIHED and AIMS Steering Committee Members. More importantly, we would like to thank all the Steering Committees members and participants for your valuable contributions to the successful meeting and attainment of the AIMS Programme.

 

Participants of the 3rd AIMS Steering Committee Meeting, 5-6 July 2018

 

Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanothai, Programme Director of SEAMEO RIHED chairing the meeting alongside with Ms. Kim Hyunju, Director of International Education Cooperation Division, Ministry of Education, ROK

 

The 3rd Steering Committee Meeting of the AIMS Programme – Day 1, 5 July 2018

 

The 3rd Steering Committee Meeting of the AIMS Programme – Day 2, 6 July 2018

 

Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanothai, Programme Director of SEAMEO RIHED, hands a token of appreciation to Ms. Kim Hyunju, Director of International Education Cooperation Division, Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea (left); and Mr. Seo Dongseok, Director of International Cooperation Team, KCUE (right)

 

The participants enjoying the sightseeing tour exploring Incheon City, ROK

 

Participants visiting Yonsei University International Campus – Songdo
Special thanks to the University for arranging the enjoyable campus tour for us!

 

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