November 23, 2018

The 12th Southeast Asian Higher Education Senior Officials Meeting (SEA-HiEd SOM) and 2018 SEA-HiEd Forum on Lifelong Learning for Skills and Employability

The 12th Southeast Asian Higher Education Senior Officials Meeting (SEA-HiEd SOM) and 2018 SEA-HiEd Forum on Lifelong Learning for Skills and Employability

26-27 April 2018
Singapore

 

Co-hosting with the Ministry of Education, Singapore, SEAMEO RIHED conducted the 12th Southeast Asian Higher Education Senior Officials Meeting (SEA-HiEd SOM) and 2018 Southeast Asian Higher Education (SEA-HiEd) Forum on Lifelong Learning for Skils and Employability on 26-27 April 2018 at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (Novena Campus), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Since 2005, the SEA-HiEd SOM, formerly the Meeting of Directors General/Secretary-General/Commissioner of Higher Education in Southeast Asia (DGs/SG/CHE), has served as a crucial platform for national authorities responsible for higher education in the Southeast Asian region to identify priorities, discuss strategies and synergise plans towards the further development and harmonisation of higher education in the region.

 

Group Photo during the 12th Southeast Asian Higher Education Senior Officials Meeting (SEA-HiEd SOM),  26 April 2018

 

During the 12th SEA-HiEd SOM on 26 April 2018, the Meeting revisited progress in four established priority areas, namely: 1) Academic Mobility Enhancement; 2) Leadership Development; 3) e-Learning and Mobile Learning; and 4) the ASEAN Citation Index (ACI). While revisiting progress under these respective areas, the Meeting also explored new priorities and opportunities for Southeast Asian higher education and invited regional partners, including the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and European Union Support to Higher Education in the Asean Region (SHARE) project to present future plans for collaboration and the advancement of higher education in the region.

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, and Mr. Lai Chung Han, Second Permanent Secretary (Education), Ministry of Education, Singapore, presenting Tokens of Appreciation

 

In conjunction with the annual SEA-HiEd SOM, the SEA-HiEd Forum provides a platform for national government authorities responsible for higher education and regional university representatives to share good practices and update policies and practices being implemented at national and regional levels among selected topics in higher education.

The 2018 SEA-HiEd Forum on Lifelong Learning for Skills and Employability on 27 April 2018 explored national policies and implementation plans towards the development of lifelong learning initiatives as well as the role of higher education institutions in supporting this direction and challenges faced. The Forum was attended by more than 60 participants composed of national government authorities, regional partners and university representatives from throughout the region and beyond. A Keynote presentation by Mr. Musa Fazal, Divisional Director of the SkillsFuture Division of the Ministry of Education, Singapore, and country panel presentations successfully encouraged engaging discussions throughout the course of the Forum to inspire and encourage greater contributions in fostering lifelong learning opportunities for the region.

SEAMEO RIHED would like to extend its gratitude to the Ministry of Education, Singapore, for hosting the 12th SEA-HiEd SOM and 2018 SEA-HiEd Forum on Lifelong Learning for Skills and Employability and ensuring their success and is also grateful to Dr. Gatot Hari Priowirjanto, Director of the SEAMEO Secretariat, for his warm welcome remarks and contributions to both events.

 

Group Photo of participants of the 2018 SEA-HiEd Forum on Lifelong Learning for Skills and Employability, 27 April 2018

 

More Photos from the 12th SEA-HiEd SOM and 2018 SEA-HiEd Forum can be accessed at the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/hnUHGFRq44MCFaFU7 

 

Open Call for Students Applications: 3rd ASEF Young Leaders Summit on “Ethical Leadership”

ASEFYLS3 is your space to critically reflect, re-imagine and shape the notion of leadership
from an ethical stance
WHAT IS
#ASEFYLS3
The 3rd ASEF Young Leaders (#ASEFYLS3) is for those who strive to not only lead, but lead responsibly. The 4-day conference analyses leadership development through a tri-folded lens: self-leadership, team leadership and societal leadership.  
WHY DOES
#ASEFYLS3
MATTER?
ASEFYLS3 is a purposeful youth conference that offers:

  • A boutique platform for young thinkers and doers to learn from top-tier business representatives, academics and civil society members through resourceful dialogue-sessions, thought-&-skills workshops and spin-off project working groups.
  • A 360°approach to explore ethical leadership from 11 thematic angles: Culture, Economy, Education, Environment, Family, Finance, Media, Politics, Religion and Spirituality, Science and Technology and Sports.
  • A networking platform which connects participants with high-level political leaders on the side-line of the 12th ASEM Summit (ASEM12) in Brussels.
  • Steer and support participants to walk-the-talk and execute spin-off activities on ethical leadership across communities in Asia and Europe.
  • A rare melting pot of diverse young professionals and students from 51 Asian and European countries.
ASEFYLS3 is fully funded – accommodation, meals and travel subsidies will be provided for the selected participants. No registration fee applies.

To find more about the project and eligibility criteria, visit the ASEFYLS3 website and FAQ. Stay in the loop of the latest updates through the ASEFEdu Facebook page. Got more questions? Drop us an email at: asefyls@asef.org

Thank you for sharing this Open Call with your friends and networks!

Want a taste of the previous editions? Check out the ASEFYLS2 participant loop and the video highlights of ASEFYLS1.

What type of a leader do you aspire to be? Join us at ASEFYLS3 and define yourself!

 

 

 

Deadline: Sunday, 20 May 2018, GMT 23.59

The 2018 Southeast Asian Higher Education (SEA-HiEd) Forum on Lifelong Learning for Skills and Employability

The 2018 Southeast Asian Higher Education (SEA-HiEd) Forum on Lifelong Learning for Skills and Employability

 

The Southeast Asian Higher Education (SEA-HiEd) Forum is organised in conjunction with the Southeast Asian Higher Education Senior Officials Meeting (SEA-HiEd SOM), formerly the Meeting of Directors General/Secretary General/Commissioner of Higher Education in Southeast Asia. The Forum provides a platform for national authorities responsible for higher education as well as university executives and faculty to address key issues in higher education for the Southeast Asian region.

This year, the SEA-HiEd Forum is co-organised by SEAMEO RIHED and the Higher Education Policy Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore, and will focus on national policies and implementation plans towards lifelong learning as well as the role of higher education institutions in supporting this direction. It will explore the strategies and trends in developing lifelong learning initiatives for skills and employability, including different challenges faced. The Forum is intended to promote the exchange of knowledge and create valuable inputs to enhance collaboration in lifelong learning for the region of Southeast Asia.

 

Download the Registration Form Download the Programme

 

The 2018 SEA-HiEd Forum on Lifelong Learning for Skills and Employability

When: 27 April 2018

Where: Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (Novena Campus), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Registration Deadline: 23 April 2018

Reserve your Seat Today!

Kindly note that registration to the 2018 SEA-HiEd Forum does not include airfare, travel and health insurance or visa fees (if applicable). Participants are also responsible to cover their own accommodation.

Contact :
Ms. Thanthakorn Phuangsawat, Administration and Communication Manager
Email: thanthakorn@rihed.seameo.org or +66 2644 9856 ext. 101

Mr. Philip Masterson, Programme Officer
Email: philip@rihed.seameo.org or +66 2644 9856 ext. 111

 

Expert Meeting on Preparation of Operating Guidelines for GMS-UC Development project (phase 1)

Expert Meeting on Preparation of Operating Guidelines for GMS-UC Development project: Support for Capacity Building of GMS-UC (phase 1)


19-20 March 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

 

On 19-20March 2018, SEAMEO RIHED organised the Expert Meeting on Preparation of Operating Guidelines for GMS-UC Development project,Support for Capacity Building of the Greater Mekong Sub-region University Consortium (Phase 1),at Pullman Bangkok Hotel G in Bangkok, Thailand.The project was operated in cooperation with ASEAN Secretariat under the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) Framework.

In this meeting, the attendees were regional and international professional experts in a sphere of higher education in Southeast Asian countries, particularly in the GMS, namely Prof.Dr.Taiji Hotta, Vice-Executive of International Affairs, International Center, Hiroshima University; Prof.Dr. Yasushi Hirosato, Director, Faculty of Global Studies/ASEAN Hub Center, Sophia University; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nakao Nomura, Global Commons, University of Tsukuba; Ms. Porntip Kanjananiyot, Former Executive Director, TUSEF/Fulbright Thailand; Ms. LakhanaDockiao, Director, Bureau of International Coopration Strategy, Office of the Higher Education Commission; Dr.Romyen Kosaikanont, Vice President, Mae Fah Luang University; and Dr. Nandh Thavarungkul, Vice President for Quality Assurance, Office of the President King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi.

In the interactive meeting, the experts have discussed and distributed a variety constructive ideas as well asjointly developed initial activity guidelines, covering four main areas: University President/Rector Forum; Management Leadership Development Workshop; Harmonisation Workshop & Cross-border Education Workshop; and Teaching Capacity Development Workshop & Research Capacity Development. SEAMEO RIHED truly appreciated all of the participantsfor their dedication. The productive inputs and reflection given by them will be utilised for creating further constructive plan of GMS-UC project, aiming topromote harmonised higher education among the member countries.
 

 

The 1st SEAMEO Centre’s Policy Research Network Task Force Meeting

The 1st SEAMEO Centre’s Policy Research Network
Task Force Meeting

20-21 February 2018

Bangkok, Thailand

 

On 20-21 February 2018, SEAMEO RIHED had the pleasure of taking part in the 1st SEAMEO Centre’s Policy Research Network Task Force Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Group Photo of the Participants

 

The SEAMEO Centre’s Policy Research Network Task Force (SEA-CPRN) was first introduced as a component of the SEAMEO College, a project launched in 2013. The Policy Research Network was established to enhance the relevance and sharpen the responsiveness of SEAMEO Centres and the SEAMEO Secretariat to the needs of education leaders for policy research to address human resource development issues in the region of Southeast Asia.

 

 

Representatives of 16 SEAMEO Centres and the SEAMEO Secretariat attended the two-day Meeting to discuss the functions of the SEA-CPRN Task Force as well as develop a plan of action for the Network from 2018-2020. In addition to participation from the SEAMEO Secretariat and SEAMEO Regional Centres, Dr. Vignesh Naidu, Operations Director of the HEAD Foundation, Prof. Dr. Chanita Rukspollmuang, Assistant President of Siam University and Mr. Wesley Robert Teter, Senior Project Officer, Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development (EISD), UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education also joined the Meeting to offer their perspectives on policy research needs in Southeast Asia.

 

 

The TAG-AIMS Program “Campus to Campus Connectivity (CtCC) Project” Kick-Off Symposium and The 6th SEAMEO-Tsukuba Symposium

The TAG-AIMS Program “Campus to Campus Connectivity (CtCC) Project” Kick-Off Symposium and The 6th SEAMEO-Tsukuba Symposium

11-12 February 2018

Tokyo, Japan

 

On 12 February 2018, SEAMEO RIHED and the University of Tsukuba held the TAG-AIMS Program “Campus to Campus Connectivity (CtCC) Project” Kick-Off Symposium. The TAG-AIMS Program Symposium brought together representatives of AIMS Member Universities from Japan and Southeast Asia as well as representatives of SEAMEO Centres and provided a timely opportunity to discuss current and future developments and strengthen networks within the AIMS Program.

 

Group Photo of the Participants on 12 February 2018

 

In the first half of the Symposium, Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, provided an Overview of the AIMS Program and Dr. Nakao Nomura, Manager of the TAG-AIMS Programme in Japan discussed Japan’s continued involvement in the AIMS Programme. In the second half of the Symposium, participants were introduced to Tsukuba University’s Campus to Campus Connectivity Project and two dimensions were proposed for the expansion of exchange between Japan and Southeast Asia within the AIMS Programme including the promotion of research collaboration and the application of ICT for cost-sharing. AIMS representatives and representatives of SEAMEO Centres had the opportunity to discuss and exchange opinions in groups on the development of research collaboration as well as the introduction of online learning through Tsukuba University’s Course Jukebox platform.

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director, SEAMEO RIHED, presenting an Overview of the AIMS Programme

 

Dr. Nakao Nomura, Manager, TAG-AIMS Program, presenting an overview of TAG-AIMS

 

One day prior, on 11 February 2018, SEAMEO RIHED also participated in the 6th SEAMEO-Tsukuba Symposium on the theme of Values Education and Global Citizenship: Towards the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and Progress of Society’, which was held by the Center for Research on International Cooperation in Educational Development (CRICED) of Tsukuba University with the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and with support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan. A total of 53 participants, including 35 representatives from SEAMEO Centres participated in the Symposium and final contributions from the presentations given during the Symposium will be compiled and published as a special issue of the SEAMEO Journal in 2018.

 

Group Photo of the participants on 11 February 2018

 

SEAMEO RIHED- JANU MOU Signing Ceremony

SEAMEO RIHED- JANU MOU Signing Ceremony

9 February 2018

Tokyo, Japan

 

On February 9 2018 in Tokyo, Japan, a Signing Ceremony for the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between SEAMEO RIHED and the Japan Association of National Universities (JANU) was held to promote exchange and cooperation in higher education. More specifically, the MOU sets the direction for future cooperative relations between SEAMEO RIHED and JANU in the field of higher education. After the Signing Ceremony, an exchange of views and opinions regarding future collaboration was held between representatives of JANU and SEAMEO RIHED.

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director, SEAMEO RIHED and Vice President and Chairperson of International Exchange Committee, JANU, Dr. Kyosuke Nagata

 

The Signing Ceremony was attended by 6 representatives of JANU including President Juichi Yamagiwa (President, Kyoto University), Vice President Seiichi Matsuo (President, Nagoya University), Vice President and Chairperson of the International Exchange Committee Kyosuke Nagata (President, Tsukuba University), Vice President Kimiko Murofushi (President, Ochanomizu University), Senior Managing Director Kenji Yamamoto and Managing Director Masato Kitani as well as 2 representatives of SEAMEO RIHED, Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director, and Philip Masterson, Programme Officer.

 

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Together with JANU, SEAMEO RIHED looks forward to a productive and beneficial partnership based around common goals of promoting cooperation in higher education and expanding exchange between Japan and the Southeast Asian region.

Group Photo

 

SYSU scholarships 2018

SYSU scholarships 2018

 

SYSU, founded by Dr Sun Yat-Sen in 1924, is a prominent research, academic and cultural institutes for talent development in South China.  It is operated under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, and strongly supported by both the Ministry and Guangdong Province.  SYSU has become a modern comprehensive multi-disciplinary university that enjoys a reputation as a top-tier university nationally and a renowned university internationally.  To improve its educational influence and to attract more students from all over the world, SYSU has setup the “Undergraduate Scholarship for International Students”, in support of outstanding students’ pursuit of bachelor’s degrees at SYSU.  In 2017, there were approximately 230 students received the scholarships through this programme.

Sun Yat-Sen University scholarship opportunity is now open for students from Southeast Asia to commence their study in Academic Year 2018, until 30 April 2018.
 

Please find the attached link below

Link : http://www.seameo.org/SEAMEOWeb2/images/stories/Opportunities/Study_Opportunities/2018_SYSU/

 

                                   



Holiday Greetings from SEAMEO RIHED!

Holiday Greetings from SEAMEO RIHED!

 

The 1st SEAMEO RIHED-DAAD Seminar and Study Visit to Germany on Higher Education Research and Innovation

The 1st SEAMEO RIHED-DAAD Seminar and Study Visit to Germany on Higher Education Research and Innovation

3-9 December 2017

 

SEAMEO RIHED and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), within the frame of its Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES) programme, successfully organised the 1st SEAMEO RIHED-DAAD Seminar and Study Visit to Germany on Higher Education Research and Innovation from 3-9 December 2017.

The Seminar and Study Visit provided senior executives and administrators from higher education institutions and regional organisations across Southeast Asia with in-depth insight into the German higher education and research system, with a particular focus on how innovation and excellence strategies are applied. Through the Seminar and Study Visit, delegates were provided extensive opportunities to demonstrate their strengths for potential cooperation with German institutions, establish new contacts and promote cooperation with Germany’s strong network of higher education institutions, research institutes and clusters, enterprises as well as communities of scientists, researchers and academics.

SEAMEO RIHED would like to extend its heartfelt appreciation to the DAAD and The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) for their generous support and kind collaboration in making the Seminar and Study Visit possible.

Over the course of the Seminar and Study Visit to Germany, 16 delegates from 8 Southeast Asian countries had the opportunity to visit leading German institutions throughout the cities of Frankfurt, Bonn, Heidelberg, Stuttgart and Munich, including: Goethe University Frankfurt, Heidelberg University, the University of Hohenheim, the Technical University of Munich and the Munich University of Applied Sciences.

The delegates also participated in the Seminar “Higher Education and Research Cooperation between Germany and Southeast Asia” organised at the DAAD Headquarters in Bonn, Germany, where delegates were provided a platform to actively exchange with German stakeholders in higher education and explore opportunities for future cooperation. In addition, all delegates had the opportunity to visit the Radio Telescope Effelsberg of the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR) and the Mercedes-Benz Museum as part of the visit.

 

The first day in Frankfurt, preparing for a Christmas Cruise on the River Main.

 

The first visit on 4 December 2017 at Goethe University Frankfurt, a large interdisciplinary German research university.

 

Visiting the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Headquarters in Bonn, Germany on 4 December 2017.

 

A highlight of the programme was the Seminar on “Higher Education and Research Cooperation between Germany and Southeast Asia” organised at DAAD Headquarters in Bonn on 5 December 2017.

 

Exploring the Radio Telescope Effelsberg, part of the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy.

 

Visiting and making connections on 6 December 2017 at Heidelberg University, one of Europe’s oldest universities, with a focus on the fields of public health and ageing societies.

 

Sightseeing in Heidelberg and visiting the city’s Christmas Market!

 

At the University of Hohenheim on 7 December 2017.

 

The Visit focused on agricultural technology.

 

An interesting tour of automotive history at the Mercedez-Benz Museum in Stuttgart.

 

At the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to learn about the German Excellence Initiative and Internationalisation Strategies on 8 December 2017.

 

The visit to the Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) on 8 December 2017 included stops at leading laboratories for internal combustion engines and automotive engineering.

 

The Presentation of Certificates of Participation to all participants.