July 27, 2017

The 9th Meeting of Directors General/Secretary General/
Commissioner of Higher Education in Southeast Asia

 

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The 9th Meeting of Directors General/Secretary General/Commissioner of Higher Education in Southeast Asia

7 July 2015, Lao Plaza Hotel, Vientiane, LaoPDR

        The 9th Meeting of Directors General/Secretary General/Commissioner of Higher Education in Southeast Asia was held on 7 July 2015 at the Lao Plaza Hotel, Vientiane, Lao PDR.  The Meeting was attended by Her Excellency the Vice Minister of Education and Sports, Lao PDR, the Directors General, Secretary General and Commissioner of Higher Education in Southeast Asia from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, the Philippines and Thailand, as well as country representatives from Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. In addition, the Director of SEAMEO Secretariat, representative of ASEAN-China Centre, Director and staffs of SEAMEO RIHED were also present.

The 22nd SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting

15 and 16 September 2014

 

The 22nd SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting was hosted by the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam, at the Sandy Beach Non Nuoc Resort in Da Nang on 15 and 16 September 2014. The Meeting was attended by the Governing Board Members from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Thailand as well as Representatives of Governing Board Members from Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam, a Representative of the SEAMEO Secretariat and the Acting Interim Director and Special Advisor of SEAMEO RIHED. The Governing Board Member from Timor-Leste was unable to attend the Meeting.

Prof. Dr. Pham Quang Hung, Acting Director General, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam, opened the Meeting and recognized the importance of the harmonization process for higher education systems in Southeast Asia in his welcoming remarks. The SEAMEO Secretariat Deputy Director of Administration and Communication, Dr. Tinsiri Siribodhi also remarked on the work of SEAMEO RIHED in the development of regional higher education and in the current context of regional integration, which was echoed by Assoc. Prof. Kamjorn Tatiyakavee, MD, Secretary General of the Office of the Higher Education Commission, Ministry of Education, Thailand and Chairperson of the SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board in his remarks on the importance of human resources for regional development and the key role that SEAMEO RIHED can play in assisting SEAMEO Member Countries navigate a rapidly changing higher education landscape and adapt to the changes and transformations that lie ahead for the region.

Over the course of the Meeting, the Governing Board reviewed SEAMEO RIHED’s accomplishments in fiscal year 2013-2014 and endorsed the Centre’s proposed activities and collaborations for fiscal year 2014-2015. Some of the key developments discussed in the Meeting included: progress in student mobility through the ASEAN International Mobility for Students Programme (AIMS), which has grown to encompass 7 countries, 7 fields of study and 60 universities and is set to further expand in 2015 with the participation of more Southeast Asian countries and additional fields of study; the development of regional Quality Assurance and the ASEAN Quality Assurance Framework in Higher Education (AQAF), which SEAMEO RIHED and the ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN) have supported and intend to further develop into regional indicators for the harmonization of regional quality assurance and higher education systems; the development of a common credit transfer framework, the Academic Credit Transfer Framework for Asia (ACTFA), which has received continued support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to be piloted and evaluated before making the framework available for use by universities in the region; and the promotion of policy dialogue through the Meeting of Directors General/Secretary General/Commissioner of Higher Education in Southeast Asia, which has discussed progress on four priority areas for future regional cooperation and framework development in higher education, including student mobility, leadership development, E-Learning and Mobile Learning and ASEAN Research Clusters.

SEAMEO RIHED’s 22nd Governing Board Meeting was a memorable event thanks to the generous support and kind hospitality provided by the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam. SEAMEO RIHED looks forward to the 23rd Governing Board Meeting to be held in 2015 in Brunei Darussalam.

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Regional Policy Seminar on Linkages and Collaboration between Higher Education Institutions and Industry

16 September 2014

The Annual Regional Policy Seminar, organized back-to-back with the SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting, serves as a platform for discussion and sharing among policy makers and higher education leaders on emerging trends and matters of regional importance in higher education.

On 16 September 2014, the Seminar was jointly hosted by SEAMEO RIHED and the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam, and focused on the theme of Linkages and Collaboration between Higher Education Institutions and Industry.

In addition to the presentation of country reports from 10 SEAMEO Member Countries, the Seminar actively sought ways to encourage dialogue between universities and industry in the region with participants sharing a genuine desire to stimulate regional development and address the mismatch between industry requirements and current higher education provision.

Key points discussed included the importance of fostering an entrepreneurial outlook in higher education, the role of government and university and industry representatives (liaison officers) in supporting collaboration as well as different means of adapting courses and programmes across the region to meet the needs of development sectors.

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The 8th Meeting of Directors General/Secretary General/Commissioner of Higher Education in Southeast Asia

27-28 May 2014

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The 8th Meeting of Directors General, Secretary General, Commissioner of Higher Education in Southeast Asia was hosted by the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam, SEAMEO RIHED, and the British Council on 27 – 28 May 2014, at the Palace Hotel Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The Meeting has served as a formal forum where high ranking officials responsible for higher education in Southeast Asian countries could share and discuss the development of higher education policies and practices since 2005. The Meeting was attended by Directors General, Commissioner of Higher Education, and country representatives from Southeast Asia as well as representatives from relevant regional and international bodies. The Meeting was honored by His Excellency Prof. Dr. Bui Van Ga, Vice Minister of Education and Training, Vietnam, who delivered the opening speech and opened the Meeting. During the two-day forum, the Meeting discussed progress and ways forward on the four priority areas of the harmonisation of higher education in Southeast Asia including student mobility enhancement, leadership development programme, e-learning and mobile learning, and ASEAN research clusters. The Meeting also discussed the Bologna Process and the UK experience as well as visions for the future of higher of higher education.

 

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The 6th Review Meeting of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme

The 6th Review Meeting of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme was held in Chiang Rai, Thailand, from 22 to 23 November 2013. The Meeting was hosted with generous hospitality by Mae Fah Luang University. The participants of the Review Meeting included delegates from the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia; the Ministry of Education and Culture, Indonesia; the Office of the Higher Education Commission, Thailand; the Commission on Higher Education, the Philippines; the Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam; the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan; and representatives from participating universities in all member countries.

As the AIMS Programme has rapidly expanded to include 7 member countries, 7 study fields and 59 participating universities throughout the region, the Meeting presented an important step towards enhancing and strengthening bilateral and multilateral cooperation among participants to benefit student mobility and contributed towards the development of networks and partnerships necessary for building a sustainable future for AIMS. In particular, the Meeting sought to encourage participants to discuss programme development and consult together on mechanisms to facilitate student exchange in the region.

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5th Review Meeting of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students Programme

Fifth Review Meeting of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students Programme
Yogyakarta , Indonesia
9-10 May 2013

The 5th Review Meeting of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from 9 to 10 May 2013.  The Meeting was hosted with generous hospitality from the Ministry of Culture and Education, Indonesia. The participants of the Review Meeting included delegates from the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia; the Ministry of Education and Culture, Indonesia; the Office of the Higher Education Commission, Thailand; the Commission on Higher Education, the Philippines; the Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam; the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan; and representatives from participating higher education institutions.

Member countries provided progress updates and Japan was welcomed to present a proposal for participation in the AIMS programme. Additionally, the winners of the M-I-T internationalisation Award shared good practices in internationalisation management with the Meeting and SEAMEO RIHED introduced its ongoing work towards a common credit transfer system for the region. The Meeting constituted an important step towards building fruitful synergies of bilateral and multilateral cooperation, and developing the networks and partnerships necessary for building a sustainable future for the AIMS Programme and the citizens of Southeast Asia.

The 6th AIMS Review Meeting will be organized later this year in Chiang Mai, Thailand and will be hosted by the Office of the Higher Education Commission, Thailand.

The 7th Meeting of Directors General, Secretary General, Commissioner of Higher Education in Southeast Asia

The 7th Meeting of Directors General, Secretary General, Commissioner of Higher Education in Southeast Asia was hosted by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of Cambodia and SEAMEO RIHED on 9 April 2013, at the Angkor Paradise Hotel, in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Meeting was attended by the Directors General, Deputy Directors General and Deputy Secretary General of Higher Education, as well as country representatives from Brunei Darussalam, Philippines and Singapore. The Meeting was also attended by the Director of SEAMEO Secretariat, the Deputy Director of ASEAN-China Centre, senior representatives from DAAD/ASIIN, Germany, Hiroshima University, Japan, along with senior officers and staff from the Department of Higher Education, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia, the Director and Deputy Director of SEAMEO RIHED and SEAMEO RIHED staff. The Meeting was honored by His Excellency Pit Chamnan, the Secretary of State, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia, who delivered the opening remarks and inaugurated the meeting.

The Meeting remarked the importance of the six-year progress of regional collaboration towards the common space of higher education in Southeast Asia.  The Meeting discussed on several areas of regional higher education collaboration and action plan on the establishment of ASEAN‐QA project, ACC and SEAMEO RIHED collaborative programmes, Southeast Asian HEI presidents/rectors/chancellors/vice-chancellors conference, action research on common credit transfer system, ASEAN citation index and the training series for HEI international relation officers.

During the Meeting also took place the signing ceremony of AIMS Programme Letter of Intent, in which Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, together with SEAMEO RIHED toward the upcoming participation in the programme of Brunei Darussalam, Philippines and Vietnam.

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The 4th Review Meeting of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students Programme (AIMS Programme)

The 4th Review Meeting of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students Programme (AIMS Programme) successfully concluded in Hue, Vietnam. Over the course of two days, the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and Hue University hosted the Meeting with great enthusiasm and generous hospitality.

In attendance at the Meeting were delegations from the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia (MOHE); the Ministry of Education and Culture, Indonesia (MOEC); the Office of the Higher Education Commission, Thailand (OHEC); the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam (MOET); the Commission on Higher Education, the Philippines (CHED); the Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam (MOE), as well as representatives from participating higher education institutions and SEAMEO RIHED.

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On 15 November 2012, delegations arrived to Hue City, Vietnam, and were invited for an official visit of Hue University. The tour included the university Learning Resource Centre and the Advanced Physics Class, College of Education. Delegations were there provided an opportunity to communicate with professors and students.

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A collaborative session was organized following the university visit, in order to provide a close consultation among participants to discuss and make arrangements for operational issues relating to the Programme.

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The following day, 16 November 2012, the 4th Review Meeting resumed at the Grand Meeting Room, Hue University. Ministry representatives from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam were invited to present status updates as well as current issues and proposed solutions. Matters related to programme expansion were further discussed among participants. Topics including the expansion of study fields, the financing of student mobility, student number and country expansion were discussed in earnest.

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H.E. Prof. Dr. Sc Bui Van Ga, Vice Minister of Education and Training, Ministry of Education and Training, graced the Meeting with his presence and presented a speech remarking on the growth and benefit of the programme for the region.

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Thailand will provide the venue and host the 5th Review Meeting of the AIMS Programme with the support of the Office of the Higher Education Commission, Thailand (OHEC). The Indonesian delegation meanwhile offered to lend their support to the Programme and host the 6th Review Meeting in Jakarta.

The 6th Meeting of Directors Generals, Secretary General, Commissioner of Higher Education in SEA

The 6th Meeting of Directors Generals, Secretary General, Commissioner of Higher Education in Southeast Asia was co-hosted by SEAMEO RIHED and Thailand on 4 April 2012, in Bangkok, Thailand.

Proceedings of the 6th Meeting of Directors General/ Secretary General/ Commissionar of Higher Education in Southeast Asia

The 6th Meeting of Directors Generals, Secretary General, Commissioner of Higher Education in SEA

The five-year progress of harmonisation in the regional higher education since 2005 was promisingly remarked by the Meeting. The Directors General and their representatives further discussed on future collaboration and action plan on the establishment of ASEAN Research Cluster (ARC) and ASEAN Citation Index (ACI), the expansion of regional student mobility, the strategic roadmap towards collective mechanisms of higher education, and the development of regional university database and links.

Presentations on 6th Meeting of Directors Generals, Secretary General, Commissioner of Higher Education in Southeast Asia

The 6th Meeting of Directors Generals, Secretary General, Commissioner of Higher Education in SEA

The 6th Meeting of Directors Generals, Secretary General, Commissioner of Higher Education in SEA

The 6th Meeting of Directors Generals, Secretary General, Commissioner of Higher Education in SEA

The 3rd M-I-T Student Mobility Programme Review Meeting

The 3rd M-I-T (Malaysia-Indonesia-Thailand) Student Mobility Programme Review Meeting held successfully on 16th March 2012, in Penang, Malaysia. SEAMEO RIHED would like to express our greatest appreciation to the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) for graciously hosting the Meeting.

The Meeting came out with updated status and progress of the Programme from Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand, statement of country expansion from Vietnam, a new name of the Programme (ASEAN International Mobility for Students or AIMS), and comments on the Programme Handbook.

Presentations on the 3rd M-I-T Student Mobility Programme Review Meeting

The 3rd M-I-T Student Mobility Programme Review Meeting

The 3rd M-I-T Student Mobility Programme Review Meeting

The 3rd M-I-T Student Mobility Programme Review Meeting
The 3rd M-I-T Student Mobility Programme Review Meeting

The 3rd M-I-T Student Mobility Programme Review Meeting

The 2nd iAward Assessment Committee Meeting and 2nd M-I-T Student Mobility Program Review Meeting

The 2nd iAward Assessment Committee Meeting and 2nd M-I-T (Malaysia Indonesia and Thailand) Student Mobility Program Review Meeting during 23-24 September 2011, Bali, Indonesia

The 2nd iAward Assessment Committee Meeting and 2nd M-I-T Student Mobility Program Review Meeting

Reference is made to the M-I-T Student Mobility Program Review Meeting during 27-28 September 2010 in Putrajaya, Malaysia on the commitment of having Biannual Review Meeting to follow up the implementation of the M-I-T Student Mobility Program in the 2011 academic year.

The 2nd iAward Assessment Committee Meeting and 2nd M-I-T Student Mobility Program Review Meeting

Furthermore, with reference to the 1st iAward Assessment Committee Meeting, graciously hosted by Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of National Education, Indonesia, 24-26 April 2011, Jakarta, Indonesia, Internationalisation Award or iAward was established as a supporting tool to foster the student flow under the M-I-T student mobility programme.

The 2nd iAward Assessment Committee Meeting and 2nd M-I-T Student Mobility Program Review Meeting

Following the success of 1st M-I-T Student Mobility Program Review Meeting, SEAMEO RIHED would like to express our greatest appreciation to the Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of National Education, Republic of Indonesia for accepting to host and participate in the 2nd iAward Assessment Committee Meeting and 2nd M-I-T Review Meeting during 23-24 September 2011.

The 2nd iAward Assessment Committee Meeting and 2nd M-I-T Student Mobility Program Review Meeting

In the first event, a group of iAward Assessment Committee will review and finalise an amended iAward Assessment Instrument as well as to discuss on the assessment procedure and assessment timeline. In the second event, the key persons from M-I-T countries will be able to meet, share, and review the recent obstacles and recommendations as to search for the appropriate solution together. In addition, the readiness of expansion of disciplines and participating countries will be discussed.

The 2nd iAward Assessment Committee Meeting and 2nd M-I-T Student Mobility Program Review Meeting

The 2nd iAward Assessment Committee Meeting and 2nd M-I-T Student Mobility Program Review Meeting

The 2nd iAward Assessment Committee Meeting and 2nd M-I-T Student Mobility Program Review Meeting

Presentation in pdf file can download here

Malaysia Country Report

Indonesia Country Report

Thailand Country Report

An Overview 2nd of MIT Student Mobility Review Meeting by SEAMEO RIHED