July 27, 2017

The 18th UNESCO-APEID International Conference 2016

On 26-28 October 2016, SEAMEO RIHED has the pleasure to participate in the 18th UNESCO-APEID International Conference 2016 “In Pursuit of Quality Education: The Past, Present, and Future” in Bangkok, Thailand.

Quality Education is an important part of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Education 2030 agenda – to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. The Conference explored various aspects on quality education, such as policy reforms, international organisations’ efforts in providing technical support to countries, the various roles, perceptions and methods for ICT, M&E, the inclusive dimension to quality education, and many more. Over 150 participants from the region and beyond attended the Conference to share and learn about the different aspects of quality education.

SEAMEO RIHED promotes higher education development in the Southeast Asian region and has various cooperation with UNESCO APEID. At this Conference, Dr. James Williams, visiting Fulbright scholar to SEAMEO RIHED, took part as a panelist in a plenary session in his presentation titled “Managing Education Systems to Improve Quality and Student Learning”. Mr. Joseph Bullough, Programme Officer, SEAMEO RIHED, also chaired the breakout session on “Pathways to Accreditation and Validation of Learning for All”.

Further information on the Conference can be found here :
http://www.unescobkk.org/education/apeid/apeid-international-conference/2016/

aA group photo of the panel presenters for the 18th UNESCO-APEID International Conference 2016.

 

bVisiting Fulbright scholar to SEAMEO RIHED, Dr. James Williams, took part as a panelist in a plenary session.

Photos credit: UNESCO Bangkok

 

 

The 9th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week (9th CAECW)

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During 1-7 August 2016, the 9th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week (9th CAECW) was organized in Guiyang, the Capital of Southwest China’s Guizhou Province. The  was co-hosted by the Northwestern Polytechnical University, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign of China, the People’s Government of Guizhou Province, and the ASEAN-China Center,

Themed Education First, Make Dreams Come True Together, the 9th CAECW is the flagship program of “ASEAN-China Educational Exchange Year” which was endorsed by the leaders from China and ASEAN during the 18th China-ASEAN Summit in November 2015, and has been listed as one of the most important activities to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations.

China’s Vice-Premier, Liu Yandong, addressed during the Opening Ceremony that China and ASEAN can share resources and draw on each other’s strengths and strategies in education for mutual benefits and win-win cooperation. Another highlight of the 9th CAECW was the 2nd China-ASEAN Education Ministers Roundtable Conference” that produced a new forward-looking policy statements discussing about regional education cooperation and deliberations on moving forward the region through education.

The CAECW has become an important and renowned regional platform for China and ASEAN to develop educational cooperation and exchange, as well as to enhance better understanding and friendship. The aims of this annual forum are to promote and foster collaboration, to create and develop more practical and win-win educational and cultural cooperation, to provide opportunities for educational and cultural exchanges between China and ASEAN.

 

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Education Leaders from China and ASEAN during the Opening Ceremony of the 9th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week and the 2nd China-ASEAN Education Ministers Roundtable Conference

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China’s Vice-Premier, Liu Yandong, gave a speech during the Opening Ceremony of the 9th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week, emphasizing on education cooperation between China and ASEAN.

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Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, gave a keynote speech on Cooperative Education, Mutual Recognition of Qualifications and Credits and International Education Exchange, during the China-ASEAN University Presidents’ Cooperation Forum.

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Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, addressed the Opening Remarks during the China-ASEAN EngTech University Presidents’ Forum.

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Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, offered the token of appreciation to Her Excellency Yang Xiuping, Secretary General of the ASEAN-China Centre.

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Discussions between SEAMEO Centers and Chinese Universities in Hainan, led by the Education Department of Hainan Province – The two sides introduced their institutions and discussed on future prospect collaboration.

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The 3rd SEAMEO RIHED-ACC Study Visit Programme to China

The 3rd SEAMEO RIHED-ACC Study Visit Programme to China on “Fostering Academic Collaboration and Exchange in Higher Education: Cultivate Innovative Talents in the field of Arts, Traditional Medicine, Cultural Heritage, and Hospitality and Tourism”

10-17 January 2016, Guangxi (Nanning & Guilin), P.R. China

After the success of the two previous Study Visit Programme to China, SEAMEO RIHED, in collaboration with the  ASEAN-China Center (ACC), organized the 3rd activity from 10-17 January 2016 to visit Guangxi (Nanning & Guilin), P. R. China with the focus on the theme of Foster Academic Collaboration and Exchange in Higher Education.  This year, the Programme was designed for providing senior administrators of higher education institutions in Southeast Asian Region with extensive opportunity to explore, discuss and exchange of innovative ideas and practices, to seek a networking and future academic collaboration in higher education, especially in the areas of Arts, Traditional Medicine, Cultural Heritage, and Hospitality and Tourism.

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Participants for this year included 2 delegates from Gunadarma University (Prof. Dr. Eko Sri Magianti, President and Dr. Widya Silfianti, Head of System Development Centre) and 5 delegates from Thailand: 1 from Mae Fah Luang University (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Darunee Wattanasiriwech, Vice President); 2 from North Eastern University (Dr. Ekanun Sombatsakulkit, President and Dr. Wilai Eungpinichpong, Advisor to the President); 1 from Chulalongkorn University (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suppakorn Disatapundhu, Dean of Faculty of Fine and Applied Art); and 1 from Ubon Ratchathani University (Dr. Sumalee Ngeoywijit, Associate Dean for Research and International Relation, Faculty of Management Science). A director of SEAMEO RIHED (Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond) and 2 staff (Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai and Ms. Thanthakorn Phuangsawat) also joined the trip.

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During the 7 days, the group visited to more than 7 outstanding universities located in both Nanning and Guilin, which are Guangxi University for Nationalities, Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine, Guangxi Art University,  Guangxi University, Guilin University of Technology, Guangxi Normal University and Guilin Tourism University, respectively. Apart from the aforementioned universities, the group also had a great opportunity to meet with universities’ executives from Guangxi Medical University, Guangxi University of Finance and Economics, Guangxi Teacher Education University, as well as Guilin University of Electronic Technology. Additionally, a one-day seminar on “One Belt-One Road”—Bridging Guangxi and ASEAN Universities was convened during the second day of our visit at Guangxi University for Nationalities.

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Special appreciation convey to our amazing partners, the ASEAN-China Center (ACC) and the Education Department, Guangxi Autonomous Region for thier continued supports and kind collaboration.

Click here for a gallery of photos from this The 3rd SEAMEO RIHED-ACC Study Visit to China

APEC Researcher Mobility Workshop 2015

APEC Researcher Mobility Workshop hosted by AustralianDepartment of Education and Training

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1-2 December 2015, Hotel Borobudur Jakarta, Indonesia

 

APEC Researcher Mobility Workshop

As part of Australia’s commitment to increasing cross border research cooperation, the Department of Education and Training is hosting the APEC Researcher Mobility Workshop, to be held in Jakarta on 1 – 2 December 2015.This workshop will provide a forum to discuss and identify ways of promoting andsupporting the mobility of research students and researchers and of enhancing research innovation.

The workshop will focus on identifying practical actions that could be undertaken by APEC economies to overcome barriers to mobility. Key issues to be explored include the APEC policy context, the role of research in powering economic growth, and strategies to increase researcher mobility, build institutional partnerships and ensure integrity in researcher mobility.

 

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NQF Experts Meeting for Asia and Pacific 2015

EXPERT MEETING ON DEVELOPING REGIONAL GUIDELINES FOR NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORKS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

 

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27-29 July 2015
Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Objectives of the Meeting

  • Introduce and launch the new KFIT Higher Education Project
  • Take stock of the status, diverse norms and principles of NQF in Asia and the Pacific
  • Develop a framework and proposed outline for national case studies to be completed in 2016
  • Conduct a baseline analysis for drafting regional guidelines on National Qualifications Frameworks for the Asia-Pacific region

Key Outputs

  • Synthesis report on best practices and policies of NQF in Asia-Pacific
  • Finalized guidelines for national case studies on NQF
  • Timeline for developing regional guidelines and conducting country-level training workshops to support implementation and piloting

Participating Countries and Stakeholders

The target groups for the Bangkok Expert Meeting are government Ministries, quality assurance officials and researchers involved in NQF at system and institutional levels. The invited Member States to participate in the initial stocktaking exercise and meeting include:

  • South Asia: India, Sri Lanka, Nepal
  • Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand
  • East Asia: China, Japan, Republic of Korea
  • Pacific: Australia

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For more detail, please see link : http://www.unescobkk.org/education/higher-education/nqfap

2015 AQAN Seminar and Roundtable Meeting, Manila, Philippines

 

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2015 AQAN Seminar and Roundtable Meeting

2-3 September 2015

Manila, Philippines

Theme

“Quality Assurance in ASEAN: Issues, Challenges and Outcomes”

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The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of the Philippines is hosting the 2015 ASEAN Quality Assurance Network Seminar and Roundtable Meeting (2015 AQAN SRTM) with the theme “Quality Assurance in ASEAN:  Issues, Challenges and Outcomes. Assurance in ASEAN:  Issues, Challenges and Outcomes.” 

This event aims to serve as a platform of exchanges among AQAN members on current concerns of quality assurance of higher education in the ASEAN region.

 

 For more information,  please visit website at  :  http://2015aqansrtm.wix.com/ched

 

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Offical Visit of SEAMEO Council President,HIS Excellency Admiral Narong Pipatanasai,Minister of Education, Thailand

Official Visit of SEAMEO Council President

His Excellency Admiral Narong Pipatanasai

Minister of Education, Thailand

SEAMEO RIHED, Bangkok, Thailand

Thursday, 16th July 2015

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SEAMEO RIHED Centre Director visited to Yunnan and Guangxi Department of Education

Establish Collaboration among GMS Countries

SEAMEO RIHED Centre Director visited to Yunnan and Guangxi

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From 25-27 June 2015, Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Director of SEAMEO RIHED, visited to Yunnan Provincial Department of Education and Guangxi Department of Education. The visit aims at seeking collaboration and support from local governments in P.R. China to collectively making efforts towards higher education harmonization in GMS countries and beyond.

The visit was welcomed by Mr. Liu Gang, Director International Cooperation Office, Yunnan Provincial Department of Education, Yunnan and Prof. Dr. Cai Changzhuo, Deputy Director General of Guangxi Department of Education, Guangxi autonomous region, P.R. China. Collaboration regarding regional credit transfer framework development, GMS University Consortium, including possibilities in co-hosting conferences/seminars in higher education, etc. was discussed during the visit.

To contribute in developing GMS human resource and harmonizing its higher education systems, recently, SEAMEO RIHED has been working on the development of Regional Credit Transfer Framework with the support from the Asian Development Bank. Through the exploration phase, a regional credit transfer framework has been developed and will be brought into piloting phase. With continued support from ADB, selected higher education institutions will be piloting the initiated credit transfer framework for the next two year, 2015-2017, and provide feedback for improving the structured framework. In addition, to sustain the network of the selected universities, GMS University Consortium will be established among those universities. The GMS University Consortium will collectively form a network and establish collaboration mechanisms to foster experience sharing and to improve the quality and excellence of universities in GMS region.

Following the visit to Guangxi Department of Education, Dr. Chantavit was invited to visit Guangxi Arts Institute, and welcomed by Ms. Xuan Si, Vice-President of Guangxi Arts Institute and the International Cooperation team. Dance training and practicing lessons for undergraduate students was presented to the Director. At the end of the visit, Dr. Chantavit was invited to watch the graduation performance, presented by the graduates major in Modern Dance.

 

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Visit to Guangxi Arts Institute,

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            His Excellency Professor Dr. Pham Vu Luan

               Minister of Education and Training, Vietnam

          and SEAMEO Council President and the delegation

                                                                                    Thursday, 5th March 2015

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Australia Education International (AEI) visited SEAMEO RIHED

On 7th June 2013 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sauwakon Ratanawijitrasin , Centre Director, SEAMEO RIHED ,  gave a welcome present to Ms. Jen Tyrell, the newly appointed Counsellor ( Education & Science ) of the Australian Education International, Australian Embassy.

SEAMEO RIHED director and Ms. Jen Tyrel

SEAMEO RIHED director and Ms. Jen Tyrel

On 7th June 2013 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sauwakon Ratanawijitrasin,Centre Director, SEAMEO RIHED, gave a thank you present to Mr. Scott J. Evans, Counsellor (Education & Science) of the Australian Education International, Australian Embassy, whose his term of service (June 2010 – June 2013) will be finished on June, 2013.

SEAMEO RIHED director and Mr. Scott J. Evans

SEAMEO RIHED director and Mr. Scott J. Evans