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The 11th Review Meeting of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme

The 11th Review Meeting of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students

(AIMS) Programme

1-3 November 2017, Bali, Indonesia


On 1-3 November 2017, the 11th Review Meeting of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme was held in Bali, Indonesia, co-organised by SEAMEO RIHED and the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (MORTHE), Indonesia. The Meeting was attended by the government and university representatives from the AIMS member countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. In addition, the meeting also welcomed a prospective new member, Singapore, to join the dialogue, as well as a representative from Timor-Leste as an observer.



The three-day meeting provided a valuable platform for the all AIMS stakeholders to review and reflect the recent development of the Programme. On the first day of the meeting, the faculties from the 10 study fields revisited current status and explored possibilities of developing collaboration within respective fields for even greater benefits for the students and their universities. Exploring the formation of consortia, the programme aimed to establish closer relationship and better understanding among member universities, which would promote more dynamic mobility, cooperation and synergy across each study field. Paralleled with the study field session, the meeting also brought International Relations Office (IRO) staff of member universities together to grasp a better picture of issues and challenges in programme implementation. Fuelled with active and interactive discussion, the session identified major problems in various aspects of programme implementation and suggested recommendation to overcome them.


On the second day, the meeting invited the government representatives to update on the progress in programme implementation in respective national contexts. The countries presented current status of the implementation of AIMS Programme, information on visa and stay permit for AIMS students, challenges and solutions for national implementation, and 5 year plan for AIMS. Following the presentation by the member countries, the meeting invited the representatives of Singapore to share its participation proposal. In addition, to promote good practices among member universities, Thammasat University, Thailand, shared experience in implementing AIMS Thailand Off-Campus Programme, which attempted to enhance students’ interaction within the AIMS community and promote their exposure to the local culture in the hosting country.


On the third day, the meeting was set to facilitate further experience sharing by diverse stakeholders. The meeting first invited Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan, to talk about guidelines on transcript for exchange students and conversion table based on the engagement with ASEAN Plus Three. While visa-related issues has always been a challenge in promoting mobility under a framework of AIMS Programme, the meeting also had Directorate General of Immigration, Indonesia, to share the experience and information in the context of Indonesia. In addition, the meeting was featured by the students/alumni session, in which they provided important feedback on the impact the Programme brought to their learning and life. The session involved the interactive dialogue with students and alumni and delivered valuable inputs, which will be utilised to further strengthen the programme.


It was a great pleasure to see the AIMS family together again in Bali. On behalf of SEAMEO RIHED, we would like to thank all of you for your continued efforts and commitment towards enhancing opportunities for mobility among our students in the region through the AIMS Programme. Lastly, our sincere gratitude to the co-organiser, MORTHE, Indonesia, for the great hospitality and efforts that made this event happen.

Photos of the meeting are available at  https://photos.app.goo.gl/DHQz0U4ZBY2GSj7Q2.

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2017 Jasmine Jiangsu Tertiary Education Scholarship for Southeast Asia (JJTES-SEA)

Jasmine Jiangsu Tertiary Education Scholarship for Southeast Asia 2017 (JJTES-SEA)

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One of SEAMEO’s flagship projects is the priorities of the New Education Agenda agreed during the SEAMEO Ministerial Meeting in September 204. The outcome from the Meeting was the distillation of seven Priority Areas of SEAMEO on Education to be promoted for the next twenty years (2015-2035). The Priority Areas comprise of 1) Early Childhood Care and Education, 2) Addressing Barriers to Inclusion, 3) Resiliency in the Face of Emergencies 4) Promoting Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), 5) Revitalising Teacher Education, 6) Promoting Harmonisation in Higher Education and Research, and 7) Adopting a 21st Century Curriculum.

Through linkages made possible by the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education (JPDE) has proposed several collaborative activities to the SEAMEO Secretariat. One is the provision of Jasmine Jiangsu Tertiary Education Scholarship for Southeast Asia (JJTES-SEA) for 2016 and 2017 academic year.

This programme relates to the Priority 6 or the New Education Agenda: Promoting Harmonisation in Higher Education and Research. It will benefit around 87 post -secondary school students (Grade 12 or equivalent) with excellent academic records from Southeast Asia. They will have a chance of pursuing tertiary education in prominent and acclaimed institutions of higher learning in Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China.

In 2017, students from Southeast Asia will commence their studies in tertiary level institutions in Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China, with support from JPDE. The scholarships to be offered are divided into two types: 1) Full Scholarship and 2) Partial Scholarship.

Number of Scholarships: 87

Deadline of Application: 31 May 2017

More Information: http://www.seameo.org/SEAMEOWeb2/index.php?

Contacts:             1) Office of Jasmine Jiangsu Government Scholarship Management Team – Ms. Ying Zhang,
                                     at email jasmine-application@jesie.org
                                2) SEAMEO Secretariat – Dr. Pattama Phunthawangkul, at email pattama@seameo.org

Annex:                   Programme Handbook

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JJTES-SEA Programme



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Visit Programme to China



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

Haikou – Sanya, Hainan

Hainan University, Hainan Normal University, Hainan Medical University, Hainan Foreign Language College of Professional Education, Hainan Tropical Ocean University, Sanya University

April 2017 (1 week)

How much:
1600 USD (includes seminar, registration fee, 6 nights accommodation, local transportation, meals, cultural visits, and an English-speaking guide)

Designed for:
 All those responsible for overseeing educational partnerships, programmes of study and research exchange, particularly in the study field areas: Foreign Languages and Culture, Tropical Agriculture, Tourism and Hospitality, Tropical Medicine, and Marine Science.

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (SEAMEO RIHED) and the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) present the 4th annual study visit programme to China. This year, the programme will include visits to Haikou – Sanya and Hainan over one week, taking place tentatively in April 2017. The programme offers executives and faculty management staff from Southeast Asian higher education institutions the opportunity to visit leading higher education institutions in the Haikou area and to meet with key representatives of Chinese higher education institutions in order to bridge new pathways to future collaboration, partnerships, and research and study opportunities.

Contact us:

Ms. Thanthakorn Phuangsawat (Fon), Administration and Communication Manager,
thanthakorn@rihed.seameo.org, +66 2644 9856 (Ext. 62)

Ms. Aom Pattanotai (Aom), Senior Programme Officer,
phunyanuch@rihed.seameo.org, +66 2644 9856-62 (Ext.107)

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The OBHE Global Forum 2016

On 8-11 November 2016, SEAMEO RIHED has the honour to participate in the OBHE Global Forum 2016, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, organised by the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education. Over 100 participants from the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia; leading higher education institutions in transnational education from North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia; international organizations and many more attended the Forum to share knowledge and perspectives on the latest developments in Transnational Education.

On behalf of Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, Ms. Phunyanuch (Aom) Pattanotai, Senior Programme Officer, SEAMEO RIHED, presented SEAMEO RIHED’s experiences in promoting student mobility at the panel session on “TNE Mobility: Raising the Bar”.

The Forum provided an important platform for networking and discussions on TNE, TNE’s impact, quality assurance, and TNE mobility, are relevant to SEAMEO RIHED’s work in fostering synergies in higher education in the region.

For further information about the Forum, please visit:

Programme: http://www.obhe.ac.uk/conferences/2016_global_forum_kl/gf2016_draftprog

Presentations: http://www.obhe.ac.uk/what_we_do/events/conference_presentations



Ms. Phunyanuch (Aom) Pattanotai, Senior Programme Officer, SEAMEO RIHED, shared SEAMEO RIHED’s experiences in promoting student mobility at the panel session on “TNE Mobility: Raising the Bar”.


Group photo (from left to right): Jonathan Lembright, Regional Director, Institute of International Education (IIE); Richard Garrett, Director, the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education; Celia Yeo, Education Services Director, Victorian Government Business Office; Phunyanuch (Aom) Pattanotai, Senior Programme Officer, SEAMEO RIHED; Dr Perry Hobson, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement) International Relations, Taylor’s University; Professor Trevor Spedding, Pro-Vice Chancellor SE Asia, University of Wollongong.


Paul Rennie OBE, Deputy Head of Mission, British High Commission, Kuala Lumpur, delivering the Welcome Remarks.


YB Dato Dr Mary Yap, Malaysian Deputy Minister of Higher Education, sharing information on Malaysia’s Higher Education Blueprint.


Panel session on Quality Assurance and TNE.