November 19, 2017

The First ASEAN Student Mobility Forum

The First ASEAN Student Mobility Forum

14-15 June 2017

Manila, Philippines

 

SEAMEO RIHED had the pleasure to attend the First ASEAN Student Mobility Forum last 14-15 June 2017 in Conrad Hotel, Manila, Philippines. It has been a wonderful opportunity for the Alumni from the three existing mobility schemes in the region, namely, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development’s (SEAMEO RIHED) AIMS Programme, ASEAN Secretariat and the European Union’s SHARE Programme and ASEAN University Network’s ASEAN Credit Transfer System (AUN-ACTS) to gather and share their experiences together as participants of their respective mobility programmes.

Alumni from each Southeast Asian mobility scheme presented the background of their respective student mobility schemes and their experiences as its recipients in the session: The Current Picture of Regional Student Mobility in ASEAN. Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Programme Director of SEAMEO RIHED, accompanied Ms. Karnkeerati Uakulwarawat, an AIMS Programme (formerly M-I-T Student Mobility Programme) Alumni as panel members in the aforementioned session.

Alumni from the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship also participated in the event and actively expressed both the good and bad of their experiences as mobilised and internationalised students.

Apart from this forum being beneficial for the students and alumni, this forum has also been remarkably advantageous for the policy and decision makers for higher education in the region. With all the resource persons gathered, they have started to map out the current set up of the various student mobility schemes in the region.

One of the highlights of the forum was the ASEAN Debate where the students were asked to represent their respective countries to form a national team in an ASEAN-style meeting briefly presenting the strengths and weaknesses of higher education in each ASEAN Member Country.

These are all thanks to the SHARE Programme Team led by the British Council and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Office of the President, and National Organizing Committee, Republic of the Philippines for organising and hosting this fruitful event.

 

More than 200 participants attended the First SHARE Student Mobility Forum

 

Students representing their country in the ASEAN Debate

 

Ms. Karnkeerati Uakulwarawat, AIMS Alumni, and Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Programme Director of SEAMEO RIHED as panel members during the session: The Current Picture of Student Mobility in ASEAN.

 

Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Programme Director of SEAMEO RIHED, receiving her token of appreciation from Mr. Napoleon Imperial, Director IV of CHED.

 

OHEC Retreat Meeting Strengthening the Partnership between SEAMEO RIHED, AUN, and SHARE

OHEC Retreat Meeting Strengthening the Partnership betweenSEAMEO RIHED, AUN, and SHARE

31 May 2017

Sukosol Hotel, Bangkok

 

On 31 May 2017, representatives from SEAMEO Regional Centre for Higher Education (SEAMEO RIHED), ASEAN University Network (AUN) and European Union Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region (SHARE), attended the retreat meeting hosted by the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC). A momentous meeting was concluded identifying the common goals and strategic strength of each regional higher education agencies.

The purpose of this meeting was to strengthen higher education cooperation among ASEAN member states by identifying linkages and gaps between missions, initiatives, and strategic directions of the SEAMEO RIHED, AUN, and SHARE. OHEC laid the foundation of this discussion by presenting information on efforts and current status of higher education cooperation in ASEAN, particularly on regionalization and internationalization.

SEAMEO RIHED is sending its sincere gratitude to OHEC for making this fruitful event possible.

 

Group photo of the participants

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bundit Thipakorn chairing the meeting  

 

The 5th SHARE Credit Transfer System Workshop

 

The 5th SHARE Credit Transfer System Workshop

12-13 June 2017

Manila, Philippines

 

Last 12-13 June 2017, one of SEAMEO RIHED’s strategic partners, SHARE conducted its 5th Credit Transfer System Workshop in Manila, Philippines. The presenters from this workshop consisted of European Experts on the Credit Transfer System from the Erasmus Mundus’ Bologna Process and IT Expert for the SHARE Platform. SEAMEO RIHED also presented a detailed description on how the SHARE Scholarship Scheme fits in the region’s priority.

The workshop was attended by representatives from SHARE Scholarship participating universities from Thailand and the Philippines. They actively engaged in the discussions with the experts and expressed their views on the development of the SHARE Platform and their duties in relation to the Learning Agreement presented by the SHARE Team.

This is the 5th National Workshop after the 1st in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 24-25 October 2016, 2nd in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 24-27 January 2017, 3rd in Jakarta, Indonesia on 13-14 March 2017, and 4th in Hanoi, Vietnam on 23-24 May 2017. Thank you SHARE for continuously involving SEAMEO RIHED as part of the National Workshop series. SEAMEO RIHED extends its gratitude to Campus France for organising this successful event.

 

Group photo of the participants of the 5th SHARE CTS Workshop

 

Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Programme Director of SEAMEO RIHED, presented on the topic,

“How does SHARE fit in the Region’s Priorities?”

International Conference on Business, Economics and Finance (ICBEF)

Registration for participation is now open!

International Conference on Business, Economics and Finance (ICBEF)
Theme: Change, Challenges and Opportunities: Strategies for a Sustainable Future in Asia
23-24 August 2017
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Brunei Darussalam

For more information please visit the link  :  http://sbe.ubd.edu.bn/icbef/main.aspx

Online Registration :  http://sbe.ubd.edu.bn/icbef/registration.aspx?val=OnlineReg

Staff visit from new SEAMEO Centres

On Tuesday 16th May, as a part of training for staff of newly established SEAMEO Centres, SEAMEO RIHED arranged a half-day experience-sharing session to support the effective and efficient operation of the new Centres. On behalf of Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director, both SEAMEO RIHED Programme team, led by Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Programme Director, and Administrative team, led by Ms. Thanthakorn Phuangsawat, Administration and Communication Manager, welcomed 13 delegates from SEAMEO Regional Centre for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP); SEAMEO Regional Centre for Technical Education Development (SEAMEO TED); SEAMEO Regional Centre for Community Education Development (SEAMEO CED); SEAMEO Regional Centre for History and Tradition (SEAMEO CHAT); and SEAMEO Secretariat.

Through the session, SEAMEO RIHED shared knowledge and experience gained since its establishment, which may be beneficial for the delegates in the effort of bringing the effective organisational operation into the new Centres. The discussion primarily focused on internal operation regarding Programme Development and Administration & Finance.

As for the Programme aspect, the teams had the opportunity to deliver a summary of projects/activities SEAMEO RIHED has been implementing in the field of higher education and development, including the work on policy dialogue, student mobility, university networks, academic credit transfer and quality assurance. Moreover, the teams demonstrated experience in committing various regional initiatives as a partner organisation that focus on both intra- and inter-regional cooperation, developmental programmes and a range of communication strategies.

In terms of the Administration & Finance aspect, the SEAMEO RIHED shared the knowledge and experience regarding human resource management, budgeting strategy and the efficient delivery of logistical arrangement, which are crucial components for establishing a strong organisational foundation.

The session entailed active questions and discussion involving the participating staff. We hope that what we shared as the experience of SEAMEO RIHED will facilitate to build the operational effectiveness and efficiency in the new SEAMEO Centres. We very much look forward to working together to contribute to regional development.

 

 

The 4th SEAMEO RIHED-ACC Study Visit Programme to China

The 4th SEAMEO RIHED-ACC Study Visit Programme to China

On Enhancing Higher Education Collaboration in the Fields of Foreign Language and Culture, Tourism and Hospitality, Tropical Agriculture, Tropical Medicine, and Marine Science 

23-30 April 2017 in Haikou-Sanya, Hainan Province, P.R. China

 

Following the success of the three previous study visit programmes to China, SEAMEO RIHED, in collaboration with the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) and the Education Department of Hainan Province (EDHP), organised the 4th SEAMEO RIHED-ACC Study Visit Programme to China from 23-30 April 2017 to visit Hainan Province (Haikou and Sanya) of P.R. China. The Programme was exclusively designed for institutional leaders and higher education officials from Southeast Asia to provide extensive opportunity to gain in-depth understanding of the Chinese higher education system and its outstanding institutions in Hainan Province, and to explore networking and future academic collaborations, particularly in the fields of Foreign Language and Culture, Tourism and Hospitality, Tropical Agriculture, Tropical Medicine, and Marine Science.

 

SEAMEO RIHED would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) and the Education Department of Hainan Province (EDHP) for their generous support and kind collaboration for making this Study Visit Programme possible.

 

During the Study Visit, 12 delegates from 7 Southeast Asian Countries had the opportunity to visit 7 renowned institutions in Haikou and Sanya of Hainan Province, namely Hainan University, Hainan Normal University, Hainan Medical University, Hainan Tropical Ocean University, Hainan Foreign Language College of Professional Education, Sanya University, and the Spice and Beverage Research Institute. Taking the privilege of being the only Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in China, Hainan Province has recently become a captivating spot for both tourism and investment. In order to respond to a massive growth, the Hainan Provincial Government has continuously implemented a strategy of developing Hainan through education and technology.

 

In addition, “the 2017 ASEAN-China Seminar on Academic Research & Exchanges: Foster Educational Quality through International Collaboration: Academic Research and Exchange between Hainan and ASEAN” was convened on 26 April 2017 at Baohua Harbour View Hotel. Participants from both ASEAN and China introduced their institutions and actively discussed the possibility of future academic cooperation and exchanges between ASEAN and Hainan HEIs.

 

Delegates from ASEAN and Hainan HEIs, SEAMEO RIHED, ACC, and EDHP taking a group photo during the 2017 ASEAN-China Seminar on Academic Research & Exchanges: Foster Educational Quality through International Collaboration: Academic Research and Exchange between Hainan and ASEAN

 

H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) during her welcome speech at the Seminar emphasising the importance of education cooperation and exchanges between China and ASEAN

 

Mr. Li Yuenan, Deputy Director General of the Education Department of Hainan Province (EDHP) delivering his welcome speech highlighting the strong ties between Hainan and ASEAN particularly in education cooperation and exchanges as well as trade and investment

 

Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Programme Director of SEAMEO RIHED underlining commitments of SEAMEO RIHED in strengthening higher education cooperation and collaborations between China and the Southeast Asian Region

 

MoU Signing Ceremony between Gunadarma University and Hainan Tropical Ocean University

 

 Delegates visited Hainan University

 

Delegates visited Hainan Normal University

 

Delegates visited Hainan Medical University

 

Delegates visited Hainan Foreign Language College of Professional Education

 

Delegates visited Hainan Tropical Ocean University

 

Delegates visited Sanya University

 

List of Delegates (in alphabetical orders):

1) Mr. Sary Mam, Official, Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Cambodia

 

2) Dr. Ir. Hotniar Siringoringo, M.Sc., Head of Institute for Research, Gunadarma University, Indonesia

 

3) Dr. Renny Haryono, SE., MM., Head of Career Center, Gunadarma University, Indonesia

 

4) Dr. Sitha Khemmarath, Vice President, Savannakhet University, Lao PDR

 

5) Prof. Dr. Ir. Sr. Suhaimi Abdul Talib, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International), University Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia

 

6) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yamin Bin Yasin, Chief Executive, INTEC Education College, University Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia

 

7) Dr. Win Swe, Principal (Pro-Rector), Mandalar Degree College, Myanmar

 

8) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chompoonuh K. Permpoonwiwat, Associate Dean for Research and International Relations, Graduate School, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

 

9) Asst. Prof. Dr. Sittipong Wattananonsakul, Deputy Dean for Administration and Planning, Graduate School, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

 

10) Ms. Sukalin Wanakasemsan, Deputy Director, Office of International Affairs and Global Network, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

 

11) Ms. Hathaiwan Tunyapanich, Lecturer/Assistant Secretary to the University Council, North Eastern University, Thailand

 

12) Dr. Thuy T. T. Nguyen, Senior Official, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam

 

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Special Meeting of the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Education

Special Meeting of the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Education (Special SOM-ED) on Higher Education and Technical Meeting of ASEAN Higher Education Experts

Jakarta, Indonesia

10-11 April 2017

 

SEAMEO RIHED has the pleasure to participate at the Special Meeting of the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Education (Special SOM-ED) on Higher Education and Technical Meeting of ASEAN Higher Education Experts on 10-11 April 2017, in Jakarta, Indonesia, organised by the ASEAN Secretariat and the European Union Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN region (SHARE).

 

The Special SOM-ED on Higher Education and Technical Meeting of ASEAN Higher Education Experts brought together over 60 delegates comprising senior officials in higher education from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and representatives from SEAMEO RIHED, SEAMEO Secretariat, ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN), ASEAN University Network (AUN) Secretariat, AUN Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net), ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF), Asia-Europe Institute, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan. SEAMEO RIHED would like to express appreciation to SHARE and the ASEAN Secretariat for hosting the Meetings.

 

The delegates of the Meetings shared updates on higher education activities under ASEAN and partner organisations, and explored ways to synergise efforts in higher education development and harmonisation for the benefits of the Southeast Asian region, in particular on scholarship and student mobility, credit transfer, Qualifications Framework, and Quality Assurance. The Meetings also discussed ways to align higher education initiatives and improve coordination between organisations working on higher education in the region. Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai (Aom), Programme Director of SEAMEO RIHED, provided updates and progress of SEAMEO RIHED’s work on student mobility and credit transfer at the Meetings.

 

 

MIWAI 2017 : The 11th Multi-disciplinary International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence

MIWAI 2017

The 11th Multi-disciplinary International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence (MIWAI 2017) will be held in Brunei, 20-22 November 2017. The theme for this year’s event is on “Smart Environment”. MIWAI aims to promote AI research in both theoretical and applied research addressing real world applications. Examples include control, planning and scheduling, pattern recognition, knowledge mining, software applications, strategy games and others. The ever-evolving needs in society and business, both on local and global scales, require better technologies for solving more and more complex problems. Such needs can be found in all industrial sectors and in any parts of the world.

Call for Papers

Artificial intelligence is a broad area of research. We encourage researchers to submit their unpublished papers in the following areas, but not limited to:

  • Theory, Methods & Tools
    • Theoretical Foundation: Cognitive Science; Computational Philosophy; Game Theory; Graphical Models; Knowledge Representation and Reasoning; Logic; Fuzzy Logic; Multi-agent Systems; Neurosciences; Probabilistic Reasoning; Qualitative Reasoning; Uncertainty Handling
    • Cognitive Computing: Affective Computing; Computer Vision; Natural Language Processing; Self-aware Systems; Speech Recognition; Social Cognition
    • Computational Intelligence: Artificial Intelligence; Deep Learning; Evolutionary Computing; Machine Learning; Nature Inspired Computing; Neural Computing; Pattern Recognition; Planning and Scheduling; Reinforcement Learning; Social Computing; Swarm Intelligence
  • AI Applications
    • Ambient Intelligence; Big Data Analysis; Biometrics; Bioinformatics; Brain Machine Interface; Chatbots; Creative Computing; Decision Support Systems; Data Mining; Data-Enabled Applications; E-commerce; Energy Management; Games; Health Assessment; Image Processing; Industrial Applications of AI; Intelligent Information Systems; Internet of Things; Knowledge Management; Multi-modal Computing & Interactions; Telecommunications and Web Services; Robotics; Recommender Systems; Security and Privacy Management; Surveillance; Spam Filtering; Software Engineering; Social Networking Security; Semantic Web; Sport and Rehabilitation; Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality

Submission Guideline:

MIWAI 2017 accepts two categories of research and application papers:

  • Regular papers (8-14 pages, oral presentation)
  • Short papers (6 pages, poster or oral presentation)

All submissions will go through a double-blinded peer-review process. Paper selection will be on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. Each paper should be written using the Springer-Verlag LNCS style. The authors’ names and institutions should not appear in the paper. Unpublished work of the authors should not be cited. Springer-Verlag author instructions are available at: http://www.springer.com/lncs All accepted and presented papers will be published in LNAI, a topical subseries of LNCS focusing on artificial intelligence.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 29 June 2017
  • Notification due: 1 August 2017
  • Conference dates: 20-22 November 2017

For more information please visit the link below:

Link : http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/event.showcfp?eventid=59955&copyownerid=26973

3rd SHARE Scholarship Programme – International Relations Office Workshop “Managing Internationalisation and the SHARE Scholarship Programme”

3rd SHARE Scholarship Programme – International Relations Office Workshop

“Managing Internationalisation and the SHARE Scholarship Programme”

Bangkok, Thailand

22-23 February 2017

 

SEAMEO RIHED, attended the SHARE Scholarship Programme – International Relations Office Workshop hosted by EP-Nuffic at the Embassy of Netherlands, Bangkok, Thailand  last 22-23 February 2017.

The SHARE Scholarship Programme is a project between European and Southeast Asian Higher Education Agencies including the British Council, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Campus France, EP-Nuffic, the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), the European University Association (EUA), ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN University Network (AUN) and SEAMEO RIHED aimed to strengthen the regional cooperation and internationalisation of Higher Education in Southeast Asia. EP-Nuffic conducts workshops to enhance the programme development and internationalisation knowledge of the International Relations Officers from different universities participating in the SHARE Programme.

SEAMEO RIHED extends its special thanks to EP-Nuffic for the invitation to attend this 3rd Workshop. The goal of this workshop was to review batches 1 and 2 of the SHARE Scholarship Implementation and identify points for improvement for the third batch, particularly through the enhancement of communication among the International Relations Officers. Furthermore, proposed changes to the guidelines and the SHARE online platform were also discussed.

 

The participants of the 3rd SHARE Workshop having a group photo.

 

(from left to right) Representatives of SHARE, Ministry of Education (Indonesia), SEAMEO RIHED and OHEC

 

Southeast Asian Higher Education (SEA-HiEd) Senior Officials Meeting and The 2017 SEA-HiEd Forum on Leadership and Governance

11th Southeast Asian Higher Education Senior Officials Meeting (SEA-HiEd SOM)  and

the 2017 Southeast Asian Higher Education (SEA-HiEd) Forum on Leadership and Governance

4-5 April 2017

Diamond Hotel, Manila, Philippines

 

Co-hosting with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Republic of the Philippines, SEAMEO RIHED conducted the 11th Southeast Asian Higher Education Senior Officials Meeting (SEA-HiEd SOM) and 2017 SEA-HiEd Forum on Leadership and Governance in Manila last 4-5 April 2017.

Since 2005, the SEA-HiEd SOM, formerly the Directors General/Secretary-General/Commissioner on Higher Education Meeting (DGs/SG/CHE Meeting), serves as a crucial platform for higher education national authorities and SEAMEO RIHEDs’ collaborative partners to discuss strategy and synergise plans to carve out priorities towards the further development and harmonisation of higher education in the region. The higher education senior officials further discussed the direction and progress of the four priority areas leading to the harmonisation of higher education. These four priority areas were identified by the national government authorities on higher education as (1) Academic Mobility Enhancement, (2) Leadership Development, (3) E-Learning and Mobile Learning and (4) ASEAN Citation Index.

SEAMEO RIHED is grateful to Dr. Ethel Agnes Pascua Valenzuela, Deputy Director of SEAMEO Secretariat for her warm welcome remarks and to CHED Commissioner, Dr. Alex Brillantes Jr., for facilitating the very fruitful afternoon session: Reflecting on Emerging Trends and Opportunities in SEA-HiEd.

In conjunction with the SEA-HiEd SOM, the SEA-HiEd Forum is held to gather national country representatives and regional university leaders to share good practices and update higher education policies being implemented at national and regional levels. The 2017 SEA-HiEd Forum on Leadership and Governance explored the strategies, trends and practices in the leadership and governance of higher education in the region. It was attended by more than 70 participants composed of national authorities responsible for higher education and university leaders from Southeast Asia and beyond where keynote and country presentations successfully encouraged the participants into engaging discussions.

SEAMEO RIHED extends its deep gratitude to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Republic of the Philippines for hosting the event and for nominating brilliant keynote speakers namely Dr. Napoleon Juanillo, Director IV of the Planning, Research and Knowledge Management Office from CHED and Dr. Ricardo Rotoras, President of the Philippine Association of State Universities

Download file :
2017 SEA-HiEd Forum Compilation

 

Group photo during the 11th  Southeast Asian Higher Education Senior Officials Meeting (SEA-HiEd SOM)

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, hands a token of appreciation to Commissioner Alex B. Brillantes, Jr., from the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines

 

Group photo of all the participants of the 2017 SEA-HiEd Forum on Leadership and Governance

 

More photos can be accessed by clicking this link: https://goo.gl/photos/quiVpMJ94aNrPx2v5