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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

SEAMEO-Australia Education Links Award 2013 – Call for Entries

The SEAMEO-Australia Education Links Award provides recognition and financial assistance worth AUD$10,000 to a project or proposal that demonstrates effective and inspiring efforts of individuals, groups of people, education institutions or organizations to improve education cooperation and linkages across the SEAMEO region and between SEAMEO Member Countries and Australia.

Eligible entries should present examples of education-related initiatives (either ongoing or proposed) which are implemented or to be implemented in Southeast Asia and with participation of a country or countries in Southeast Asia and Australia. Samples of entries could include capacity development for teachers, support for development of curriculum and educational materials, research consortium, advocacy and networking, media collaboration, community-based development work, and others. For more information please visit :

www.seameo.org/seameo-australia-award

SEAMEO_Australia Education Links Award 2013_Call for Entries.pdf

SEAMEO-Australia Education Links Award 2013_Application Form.doc

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

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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

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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: educationuk@britishcouncil.or.th

http://www.britishcouncil.org/th/thailand-education-conference.htm

Representative from EURAXESS Links in Southeast Asia visited to SEAMEO RIHED

Mr. Christian Wilk representative from EURAXESS Links in Southeast Asia visited to SEAMEO RIHED to discuss the possibilities of collaboration about promoting mobility of research and research cooperation between the EU and ASEAN countries which more concentrated on Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia

Lunch meeting with Australian Education International

Lunch meeting with Australian Education International: SEAMEO RIHED thank you AEI for its contribution and support to the 1st SEAMEO RIHED-AEI Study Visit Programme to Australia successfully organised in May 2012

Lunch meeting with Australian Education International: Future collaboration is strengthen

Lunch meeting with Australian Education International: Future collaboration is strengthen

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

M-I-T iAward Site-Visit Assessment 2012: SEAMEO RIHED carries out the second round of assessment in Indonesia

iAward Site-Visit 2012

In close collaboration with the Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture, Indonesia, SEAMEO RIHED organised the second round of the M-I-T iAward Site-Visit Assessment in Indonesia during 25-27 June after the completion of the first round in Malaysia last month.

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In an effort to recognise good practices and celebrate outstanding contribution of International Relations Office (IROs) to student mobility services, SEAMEO RIHED has proposed and developed a new initiative of Malaysia-Indonesia-Thailand Internationalisation Award (M-I-T iAward) since 2011 for the pilot implementation in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. The M-I-T iAward Committee Members comprising three experts representing each participating country and the other two experts from selected regional organisations performed the site-visit assessment at three nominated universities in Indonesia, namely Sebelas Maret University, Bina Nusantara (Binus) University, and Sriwijaya University. The assessment feedback made by the Committee has been complied and will be submitted to each nominated university upon result announcement.

The assessment results of awarded IROs will be officially notified upon completion of site-visit assessments to all the three participating countries, namely Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. The full cycle of assessment is tentatively scheduled to be completed in October 2012.

At Sebelas Maret University in Surakarta

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At BINUS University in Jakarta

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At Sriwijaya University in Palembang

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