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2015 AQAN Seminar and Roundtable Meeting, Manila, Philippines



2015 AQAN Seminar and Roundtable Meeting

2-3 September 2015

Manila, Philippines


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


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.


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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



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

Department of Education


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.



Visit to Yunnan Provincial

Department of Education


Visit to Guangxi

Department of Education


Visit to Guangxi Arts Institute,

welcomed by Ms. Xuan Si,

the Vice-President of Guangxi Arts Institute

Official Visit SEAMEO Council President

            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

Seminar on Internationalisation Management for Higher Education Institutions

SEAMEO RIHED organized a 1 day seminar on “Internationalisation Management for Higher Education Institutions” on 1 March 2013 at 5th floor conference room, the Office of the Higher Education Commission Building, Bangkok. The key objective of the seminar is to provide university executives, international relation officers, and persons working closely with international affairs with current issues and trends on internationalisation of higher education, best practices and lessons learned on internationalisation management, and training needs in support of internationalisation.



The key note speakers included 1) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Graduated School of International Development, (GSID), Nagoya University, Japan 2) Ms. Tanya Loh, Associate Director of International Relations, Swinburne University of Technology, Auatralia 3) Ms. Porntip Kanjananiyot, Executive Director, Thailand – United States Educational Foundation (TUSEF/Fulbright) 4) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sukhgij Ysothonsreekul, Vice President for International Affairs, Naresuan University 5) Prof. Dr. Pongruk Sribanditmongkol, Vice President for Planning and Development, Chiang Mai University 6) Asst. Prof. Dr. Anak Khantachawana, Assistant to the President for International Affairs, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi and 7) Asst. Prof. Dr. Pimrawee Rocharungsat, Vice President, Phetchaburi Rajabhat University.



The sessions have been moderated by Dr. Vipat Kuruchittham, Deputy Director, SEAMEO RIHED and Ms. Watinee Kharnwong, Deputy Director, Australian Education International (AEI)


There were totally 46 participants as a representative from the 19 Universities in Bangkok and other provinces. The seminar has been a platform for Thai higher education institutions to exchanges knowledge and practices on internationalisation with experts from Japan, Australia and Thailand.



Official visit to SEAMEO RIHED of the SEAMEO Council President

On 14 January 2013, the Minister of Education, Brunei Darussalam, and President of the SEAMEO Council, H.E. Pehin Abu Bakar Apong, completed an official visit to SEAMEO RIHED. Accompanied by Dr. Witaya Jeradechakul, the Director of SEAMEO Secretariat; Dr. Junaidi Abdul Rahman, the Permanent Secretary for Core Education, Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam; H.E. Dato Paduka Haji Kamis bin Haji Tamin, the Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam in Thailand; and other delegation members, his excellency remarked that he was impressed with the results of his visit to SEAMEO RIHED.

H.E. Pehin Abu Bakar Apong shared his ideas on the current trajectory of higher education in Southeast Asia. He emphasised that concern needs to be paid to the reform and future of education in the region, education in Asian countries has gradually improved to the point that western countries are taking notice and beginning now to invest in Southeast Asia.  With the strength of its programs supporting student mobility, a credit transfer system and quality assurance in higher education, H.E. Pehin Abu Bakar Apong firmly believes that SEAMEO RIHED can foster excellence and synergy in higher education for regional development.


M-I-T iAward Site-Visit Assessment 2012: Thailand

In close collaboration with the Office of the Higher Education Commission, Thailand, SEAMEO RIHED organised the third M-I-T iAward Site-Visit Assessment in Thailand during 25-27 September 2012, following previous assessments in Malaysia and Indonesia. To date, the full cycle of assessments for Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand has been completed.
The M-I-T iAward Assessment Committee comprises three experts representing each participating country and two further experts from selected regional organizations. The Assessment Committee performed site-visit assessments to the International Relations Offices (IROs) of three nominated universities in Thailand,  namely: Thammasart University, Kasetsart University, and Mae Fah Luang University. The assessment feedback produced by the Committee has been compiled and will be submitted to each nominated university upon announcement of the results.
An awarding ceremony of the M-I-T iAward is to be held at the 47th SEAMEO Council Conference in 2013. The ceremony will recognise the outstanding contribution of International Relations Offices (IROs) to facilitate, support and promote student mobility in Southeast Asian countries. The M-I-T iAward will thus serve to recognize and promote good practices among IROs. In conjunction with the focus on IROs, there will also be a pilot training programme for IRO Officers beginning in 2013. More information on the iAward Programme and IRO Training is soon to follow.

Thammasat University (TU)

Thammasat University (TU)

Thammasat University (TU)

Thammasat University (TU)Kasetsart University (KU)

Kasetsart University (KU)

Kasetsart University (KU)

Kasetsart University (KU)

Kasetsart University (KU)Mae Fah Luang University (MFU)

Mae Fah Luang University (MFU)

Mae Fah Luang University (MFU)

The 6th SEAMEO RIHED Study Visit Programme on University Research Management in the UK

Join Executives from Regional Universities
The 6th SEAMEO RIHED Study Visit Programme on University Research Management in the UK: Learn Best Practices at the World-class Universities

UK2012 Poster

The 6th SEAMEO RIHED Study Visit Programme on University Research Management in the UK: Learn Best Practices at the World-class Universities is scheduled to be held during 14-21 October 2012. Higher education policy makers from government agencies and university executives in Southeast Asian countries are warmly welcomed to join in the study visit programme.
The Study Visit Programme aims to empower higher education institutions in a globalised education world and enhance harmonised atmosphere of diverse higher education system in the region. After the programme, the participants would gain an insight view on the provided topics to enhance the universities’ management and development. Networks between regional universities and UK universities and among regional universities will serve as a platform for further communication and potential collaboration. Apart from that, the programme will also contribute to strength univerisities’ competitiveness and reputation in a transforming decade in Southeast Asia and around the world.
Participants will be provided with opportunities to attend series of lectures on various topics in the University of Oxford, University of Warwick (tentative), University of Birmingham (tentative), University College Birmingham (tentative) and government agencies. The lectures and discussion topics will be focusing on:
– Innovation and Research is essential for strengthening universities’ competitiveness
– Inter-disciplinary research which could strengthening university research capacity and capability
– Research funding options and new revenue stream in the UK universities
– Research linkage between higher education institutions and industrial sector including commercialising university research

British Council’s Creative Economy Conference on 6-7 September 2012

ASEAN’s Creative Economies: educating tomorrow’s leaders – Thailand Forum

6-7 September 2012

The Landmark Hotel Bangkok

Programme outline

Application Form

Organised by the British Council Thailand and the Office of the Education Council, Thailand Ministry of Education

Further information
Education Team, British Council Thailand
Tel: +66 2 657 5678 Email: