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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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Kasetsart University (KU)

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Mae Fah Luang University (MFU)

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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