July 27, 2017

4th China Study Visit

Together with other institutional leaders and higher education officials, you will have an extensive opportunity to gain in-depth understanding of the Chinese higher education system and its institutions in Hainan to explore and exchange innovative practices, as well as to seek for networking and future academic collaborations in higher education, especially in the field of Foreign Languages & Culture, Tropical Agriculture, Tropical Medicine, Tourism & Hospitality and Marine Science.

 

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  ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE 

 

What:
The 4th SEAMEO RIHED – ACC Study Programme Visit to China

Organized by:
SEAMEO RIHED, ASEAN-China Center (ACC), the Education Department of Hainan Province

Where:
Haikou – Sanya, Hainan

When:
23-30 April 2017

Programme includes:

    • 6 Institutional Visits

1) Hainan University
2) Hainan Normal University
3) Hainan Medical University
4) Hainan Foreign Language College of Professional Education
5) Hainan Tropical Ocean University
6) Sanya University

  • One-day Seminar on Academic Research & Exchanges
  • Cultural Visits

Designed for:

This year’s Programme is designed for executives and officials from higher educational institutions in Southeast Asia that are actively engaged in the following fields:

  • Foreign Languages & Culture
  • Tropical Agriculture
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Tourism & Hospitality
  • Marine Science

How much:
1,600 USD

Registration fee includes:

  • Seminar & Institutional Visits
  • 7-night accommodation (4 stars or equivalent)
  • Local transportation
  • Meals
  • Cultural visits
  • English-speaking guide
  • Printed materials….and more!

Registration fee does not include:

  • Airfares
  • Travel and Health Insurance
  • Visa application fees
  • Other personal-related expenses

Registration Deadline:
extened to 24 March 2017

Number of Participants:
Maximum 25 persons, with no more than three representatives from the same university
 
Contact:
Ms. Thanthakorn Phuangsawat (Fon)
thanthakorn@rihed.seameo.org or  +66 2644 9856 ext. 101

Mr. Nitipong Srisoontaraporn (Boat)
nitipong@rihed.seameo.org or  +66 2644 9856 ext.102

Greetings Card

Greetings Card

 

The International Forum on Cross-Border Education

20-21 December 2016

New Yantai Hotel, Haikou, Hainan Province, People’s Republic of China

 

SEAMEO RIHED is delighted to be part of the International Forum on Cross-Border Education organized by the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC), Ministry of Education, P.R. China, on 20-21 December 2016 in Haikou, Hainan Province. Our sincere appreciation to the CDGDC for having SEAMEO RIHED to attend and participate in this important milestone.

At the Forum, both local and international experts in higher education joined the discussion to share good practices done at national, regional as well as global levels related to Cross-Border Education, including Quality Assurance, Qualification Framework and Recognition, and Credit Transfer and Learning Outcome Recognition.

Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Senior Programme Officer, represented SEAMEO RIHED to make the presentation on “Qualifications Framework and Recognition Development in Southeast Asia” which highlighted key regional frameworks and networks related to higher education including the ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN), ASEAN Quality Assurance Framework (AQAF), ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF), and ASEAN Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs).

 

From left to right: Mr. Nitipong Srisoontaraporn, Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Mr. Wang Lisheng, Ms. Thanthakorn Phuangsawat

Officers from SEAMEO RIHED having a group photo with Mr. Wang Lisheng, Director General of the Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC)

 

Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Senior Programme Officer of SEAMEO RIHED, joining the panel for the Q&A session along with other international experts

 

Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Senior Programme Officer of SEAMEO RIHED, delivering her presentation on Qualifications Framework and Recognition Development in Southeast Asia

 

Local and international joining the seminar during the second day to share procedures and good practices related to Cross-Border Education done in their respective countries and institutions

 

Mr. Li Jianbao, President of Hainan University, welcoming all the international participants during the welcome dinner

 

International Participants joining the cultural tour to Haikou Leiqiong Volcanic Cluster National Geopark

 

15th Meeting of the Working Group on Human Resource Development

14-15 December 2016

Intercontinental Hotel, Kunming, PRC

 

SEAMEO RIHED gladly participated in the 15th Meeting of the Working Group on Human Resource Development (HRD) of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) along with key persons from HRD sectors namely education, labor and migration, health, and social development from Cambodia, the People’s Republic of China, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Other strategic development partners such as the SEAMEO Secretariat, Mekong Institute, International Organization for Migration (IOM), ASEAN University Network (AUN) and World Health Organization (WHO) also participated in the meeting. The meeting was organized by the Asian Development Bank hosted at Intercontinental Hotel, Kunming, People’s Republic of China.

With the theme Regional Cooperation in Human Resource Development: Spurring Knowledge, Skills and Innovation in the Greater Mekong Subregion, Ms.Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Senior Programme Officer at SEAMEO RIHED, delivered a presentation on Forwarding Regional Higher Education Cooperation. She outlined the achievements and current status in the development of SEAMEO RIHED’s Academic Credit Transfer Framework in Asia (ACTFA) and Greater Mekong Subregion University Consortium (GMS-UC).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants of the 15th Working Group on Human Resource Development (WGHRD-15)  

 

Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Senior Programme Officer at SEAMEO RIHED,

delivering her presentation on Forwarding Regional

Higher Education Cooperation

 

(from left to right) Ms. Phunyanuch of SEAMEO RIHED, Dr. Tinsiri Siribodhi of SEAMEO Secretariat, Ms. Lakhana Dockiao of OHEC and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nantana Gajaseni of AUN discussing the achievements of the education sector in the GMS  under SFAP 2013-2017.

 

Mr. Hou Nan, Director of the Department of Human Resources and Social Security of Yunnan Province, PRC, reporting the achievements and future developments of the education sector in the GMS.  

http://rihed.seameo.org/15th-meeting-of-the-working-group-on-human-resource-development/

The 4th Meeting of the APT-WG on Mobility of Higher Education and Ensuring Quality Assurance of Higher Education

On 1-2 December 2016, SEAMEO RIHED attended the 4th ASEAN Plus Three Working Group (APT-WG) on Mobility of Higher Education and Ensuring Quality of Higher Education Among ASEAN Plus Three Countries in Cebu, the Philippines.

The Meeting was graciously hosted by the Commission of Higher Education, the Philippines. Malaysia was the Chair of the Meeting with Japan as the Co-Chair. Representatives from Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, the ASEAN Secretariat and the ASEAN University Network (AUN) also attended the Meeting.

The main discussions at the Meeting included: 1) proposal on the monitoring of the ASEAN Plus Three Guidelines on Student Exchange and Mobility, 2) introduction of the draft “Guidelines on Transcript for Exchange Students, including Comparison Table of the Credit Transfer System” to facilitate greater understanding and promote student mobility and 3) proposal to revise the Working Group’s ToR to further enhance and strengthen cooperation within the region.

SEAMEO RIHED supports the initiatives of the Working Group on Mobility of Higher Education and Ensuring Quality of Higher Education Among APT Countries which complement SEAMEO RIHED’s work on academic mobility and the harmonizing of Higher Education in Southeast Asia and beyond.

 

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Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanatoi, Senior Programme Officer, SEAMEO RIHED, attended the Working Group on behalf of the SEAMEO RIHED Centre Director with Dr. Taiji Hotta, Hiroshima University.

 

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Discussions at the 4th APT-WG on Mobility of Higher Education and Ensuring Quality of Higher Education Among ASEAN Plus Three Countries.

 

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Cultural visit to the Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital.

 

Convention for Young Administrators of ASEAN Higher Education Institutions (YAS 2016)

For more information please visit :  https://fbm.uitm.edu.my/v2/index.php/12-news-events/423-convention-for-young-administrators-of-asean-higher-education-institutions-2016-yas-2016

The 18th UNESCO-APEID International Conference 2016

On 26-28 October 2016, SEAMEO RIHED has the pleasure to participate in the 18th UNESCO-APEID International Conference 2016 “In Pursuit of Quality Education: The Past, Present, and Future” in Bangkok, Thailand.

Quality Education is an important part of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Education 2030 agenda – to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. The Conference explored various aspects on quality education, such as policy reforms, international organisations’ efforts in providing technical support to countries, the various roles, perceptions and methods for ICT, M&E, the inclusive dimension to quality education, and many more. Over 150 participants from the region and beyond attended the Conference to share and learn about the different aspects of quality education.

SEAMEO RIHED promotes higher education development in the Southeast Asian region and has various cooperation with UNESCO APEID. At this Conference, Dr. James Williams, visiting Fulbright scholar to SEAMEO RIHED, took part as a panelist in a plenary session in his presentation titled “Managing Education Systems to Improve Quality and Student Learning”. Mr. Joseph Bullough, Programme Officer, SEAMEO RIHED, also chaired the breakout session on “Pathways to Accreditation and Validation of Learning for All”.

Further information on the Conference can be found here :
http://www.unescobkk.org/education/apeid/apeid-international-conference/2016/

aA group photo of the panel presenters for the 18th UNESCO-APEID International Conference 2016.

 

bVisiting Fulbright scholar to SEAMEO RIHED, Dr. James Williams, took part as a panelist in a plenary session.

Photos credit: UNESCO Bangkok

 

 

The 1st Steering Committee Meeting of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme

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Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand

 8 October 2016

SEAMEO RIHED organized the 1st Steering Committee Meeting of the SEAMEO RIHED’s ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme on 8 October 2016 at Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn, in Bangkok, Thailand. The Meeting discussed on the roles and responsibilities, including the term and number of  Steering Committee Members, the chairmanship and the permanent secretariat, as well as the organization of the next AIMS Steering Committee Meeting.

The Steering Committee of the AIMS Programme was established as a result of the discussion during the 9th Review Meeting of the AIMS Programme organized on 22-23 October 2016 in Ibaraki, Japan. The Meeting proposed and agreed to set up a supporting mechanism to enhance and improve operations as well as to tackle pertinent issues and challenges in the AIMS Programme. The Steering Committee is comprised of one government and one university representatives who are nominated by their respective member governments participating in the AIMS Programme.

The Steering Committee plays an important role for regulating future directions and formulating specific policies and activities that contributes to the development and further sustainability of the AIMS Programme. With continued expansion and development over the years, the Steering Committee Meeting has been organized to review, streamline, improve and enhance the Programme to promote the harmonization of higher education in the Southeast Asian Region.

Thank you all the Steering Committee members and participants for their commitments and contribution to the successful meeting.

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The 10th Review Meeting of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme

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On 14–16 November 2016, the 10th Review Meeting of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Co-organised by SEAMEO RIHED and the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, the Review Meeting officially welcomed the participation of the Republic of Korea to the Programme and provided a key opportunity to review developments with the goal of enhancing mobility in the region and beyond.

This year, the Meeting featured parallel sessions for government respresentatives, administrative staff of International Relations Offices (IROs) and faculty from participating AIMS higher education institutions. Through constructive discussions, each session provided opportunities to share issues and prospective areas of opportunity towards enhancing the Programme. The Meeting also included Plenary Sessions, where updates on the Programme and future directions were presented. Individual country breakout sessions were also provided for AIMS Members to report on national implementation strategies. In addition, the Meeting featured a Student and Alumni Forum, which provided a venue for students to share their experiences.

The 10th Review Meeting of the AIMS Programme provided a timely platform for all stakeholders to come together towards stronger regional cooperation and solidarity to promote opportunities for student and academic mobility in the region of Southeast Asia and beyond. SEAMEO RIHED would like to thank all the participants of the 10th Review Meeting, including the organising committee and participating Malaysian higher education institutions whose hard work helped to make the Meeting possible.  SEAMEO RIHED would also like to express special thanks to the host of the 10th Review Meeting, the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.

Download files :

 10th Review Meeting Compiled Report
 Updated AIMS Focal Points
 List of Study Fields and Participating Universities

 

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Photos Gallery : The 10th Review Meeting of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme
Please see link : https://goo.gl/photos/tJSsUSsqgxS95uzr7

 

UNESCO Stakeholders Meeting on Indicators for Internationalization of Higher Education in ASEAN+6

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UNESCO Stakeholders Meeting on Indicators for Internationalization of Higher Education in ASEAN+6

3-4 November 2016
UNESCO Bangkok, Thailand

In order to achieve the 4th UN Sustainable Development Growth (SDG4), also known as Education 2030, the necessity to develop appropriate indicator and effective monitoring mechanisms for internationalisation of higher education was recognised in the Education 2030 Framework for Action. With the aim to evaluate current national and regional higher education policies  and existing indicators for the internationalization of higher education, UNESCO Bangkok, in collaboration with the University of Tokyo, Japan, invited SEAMEO RIHED to participate and contribute to the Stakeholders Meeting on Indicators for Internationalisation of Higher Education in ASEAN+6.

Mr. Gwang-Jo Kim, Director of UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, made a speech emphasizing the relevance of higher education and the importance of developing an indicator to measure its progress. Mr. Libing Wang, Chief of Section of Educational Innovation and Skills Development (ESID), supported this claim by stating how data collection and measurement of internationalization will be significant for further social sciences research employing scientific and quantitative method of study. As one of the final presentors, Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, SEAMEO RIHED Centre Director, together with Dr. Nantana Gajaseni, ASEAN University Network Executive Director, and Ms. Abigail C. Lanceta. Assistant Director and Head of  Education, Youth and Sports Division of the ASEAN Secretariat, enlightened the participants of the meeting about the current regional initiatives for internationalisation.

The meeting successfully met the expected outcome by providing a synthesis of ongoing policies and practices of data collection on higher education in ASEAN+6 countries. The meeting also outlined a regional workplan for the development of regional indicators for internationalisation of higher education.

 

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