January 21, 2018

SEAMEO SEARCA Photo Contest 2013








Southeast Asia in the Quest for Food Security

31 OCT 2013  (24:00 GMT +8:00)

First Place
 USD 500
Second Place
 USD 300
Third Place
 USD 200
People’s Choice
 USD 100
  • The photo contest is open to all Southeast Asian nationals except SEARCA employees and immediate family members.
  • The photo contest centers on the theme:
    Southeast Asia in the Quest for Food Security.”
  • All entries must be submitted online via the Photo Contest 2013 online submission portal. Each contestant may submit as many entries as s/he wants, provided that these have not been submitted to previous photo contests or published elsewhere (print or electronic).
  • Only colored photos will be considered, black and white photos will be disqualified.
  • Entries must be digital, either JPEG or TIFF format and at least 3,000 pixels wide for a horizontal image or 3,000 pixels tall for a vertical image at 300 dpi. There is no maximum file size or resolution as long as it can be uploaded via the online submission portal.
  • All entries must be original. Photos must not be digitally altered and/or enhanced in any way other than simple cropping.
  • Each entry should include the following details in English: name of photographer, country, brief statement/description of the photo with at least two sentences, where the photo was taken (include town/municipality, province/state, and country), when it was taken (complete date), and the camera used.
  • Submission of entries to the contest indicates full permission granted to SEARCA to use the photographs, with proper credit to the photographer, in Center endeavors in knowledge packaging, sharing, and advocacy related to SEARCA’s mandate.

Contest guidelines are posted and online submission can be made through this

link / url : http://photocontest.searcabackup.org/contest.php

2013 SEAMEO-Australia Education
Links Award

The SEAMEO-Australia Education Links Award provides recognition and financial 
assistanceworth 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.
An entry for the contest must be either:
        1. an existing project on education cooperation between Australia and Southeast Asia 
or a country in Southeast Asia; or
        2. a proposal on education cooperation between Australia and Southeast Asia or
 a country in Southeast Asia
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.
 In this connection, we would like to seek your kind assistance in the further 
dissemination of this information to your network.  The details of the Award and
 the Application Form are enclosed for your information.  The form can also be 
downloaded from the SEAMEO website   www.seameo.org/seameo-australia-award

Attachments Download …

SEAMEO-Australia Education Links Award 2013 Call for Entries.pdf
SEAMEO-Australia Education Links Award 2013 Application Form.doc


2013 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award


Dear the School Directors and Teachers ,  


Announcement of the 2013 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award

Theme: Values Education

Deadline: 16 September 2013 


             The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO)

and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

(MEXT) in cooperation with UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for

Education and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. are pleased to announce

the 2013 SEAMEO-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Award, with the theme of ” Values Education “.

              All public and private schools in the 11 Southeast Asian countries are

invited to submit the information about the school’s programme to promote

positive values among students, teachers and communities. The last day for

submission of entries is on Monday 16 September 2013.

            Please visit the SEAMEO Website: www.seameo.org or the following link

for details of the Award. 2013 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award (VALUES EDUCATION) 

           The details of the award and the 2013 Submission Form are attached

for your information.  For more information of the 2013 SEAMEO-Japan ESD

Award, please contact  


SEAMEO Secretariat , through

email at:seameojapan.award@seameo.org or by

telephone number: +66 (0) 2391 0144.


Attachments Download ….

Banner_square_2013SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award.jpg

Full Details_2013SEAMEO-Japan Award_9 July 2013.pdf

2012 SEAMEO-Japan ESD Report Final 16 AUG 2013.pdf

Submission Form_2013SEAMEO-Japan ESD_9July13.doc

PosterA4-2013SEAMEO-Japan ESD Award.pdf




SEAMEO RIHED co-organizes international conference on QA with ONESQA

As ONESQA has invited SEAMEO-RIHED as one of the co-organizers of the International Conference on QA Culture : Cooperation or Competition on  7 – 8  November 2013  at BITEC  Bangna.

SEAMEO-RIHED cooperation in providing web link with the Conference website  www.onesqa.or.th/icqa2013

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 6th SEAMEO RIHED Study Visit Programme on University Research Management (URM) in the UK

The 6th SEAMEO RIHED Study Visit Programme on University Research Management in the UK: Learning Best Practices at World-class Universities was held on 14-21 October 2012. Together with SEAMEO RIHED, 20 university executives from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand took part in visits to the University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University and the University of Warwick. In addition, the study visit provided sessions with Universities UK (UUK) and UK Higher Education International Unit. The delegation took this opportunity to learn URM in the UK’s higher education context, to draw on experiences and share knowledge and to network with universities and institutions in the UK.

Higher education institutions in the UK are renowned for research capacity, to attract international students, and contribute to the development of the country’s economy. The UK considers its higher education as vital to the economic success and social well being of the country. Higher education is one of its national assets. As higher education in is experiencing reform nowadays, the visit is a great opportunity to look at higher education policy reforms, meanwhile, study responses from higher education institutions in the UK regarding research management.

The study visit to the UK is an annual activity, organised in October or November. We welcome participants from Southeast Asia and beyond, advancing the opportunity to further conduct peer learning and sharing on the theme of university research management, to visit leading research universities, and to establish collaboration with regional and the UK university executives.

2012 internationalisation Award (iAward) winners

SEAMEO RIHED developed the 2012 internationalisation Award (iAward) winners to facilitate effective international student mobility by recognizing and disseminating examples of good practices by International Relations Offices.
Higher education institutions in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand were nominated by their respective governments to be assessed by an expert Assessment Committee and one institution in each country was selected to receive the iAward for their good practices in internationalisation and for the exemplary support they have shown towards student mobility and for the future of the region.
The winners of the 2012 iAward were Universiti Sains Malaysia, BINUS University, Indonesia, and Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand. Representatives of the awarded institutions were invited last March to the 47th SEAMEO Council Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam to be recognized for their good practices. SEAMEO RIHED would like to congratulate the awardees once again and thank all those who helped to support and make the 2012 iAward a success.

SEAMEO RIHED developed the internationalisation Award (iAward) to facilitate effective international student mobility by recognizing and disseminating examples of good practices by International Relations Offices.

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.


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.