August 16, 2018

The 11th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week (CAECW)

The 11th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week (CAECW)

Guiyang, P.R. China

 

On 26-27 July 2018, SEAMEO RIHED had the pleasure to attend the 11th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week (CAECW) in Guiyang, Guizhou Province, P.R. China. The event has been ongoing since 2008, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of P.R. China, the Ministry of Education of P.R. China, and the People’s Government of Guizhou Province to allow for education and cultural exchanges and enhance mutual understanding and friendship between China and Southeast Asia.

The 2nd Annual Session of China-ASEAN Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Alliance of Universities- Global Innovative and Entrepreneurial Talent Training Principle Forum, hosted by the Guizhou Institute of Technology (GIT), was held on 26 July 2018. In this session, Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, was invited to deliver the Opening Remarks. She highlighted the importance of the China-ASEAN Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Alliance of Universities which will support cooperation to explore innovation and entrepreneurial education methods and optimise talent cultivating system so young talents can become more entrepreneurial, innovative and internationally competent for the benefits of the region. The universities under the Alliance later shared their practices in their presentations under the theme Cooperative Education, Innovative Development-Probe and Practice on China-ASEAN Universities Innovative and Entrepreneurial Talent Training, followed by the Awarding Ceremony of the Sino-ASEAN Competition of Creative Public Service Advertising, and the Inauguration Ceremony and the Membership Awarding Ceremony of the China-ASEAN Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Alliance of Universities.

 

Group photo of the participants in the 2nd Annual Session of China-ASEAN Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Alliance of Universities- Global Innovative and Entrepreneurial Talent Training Principle Forum

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond presenting the awards to the winners of the Sino-ASEAN Competition of Creative Public Serving Advertising

 

Inauguration Ceremony of the China-ASEAN Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Alliance of Universities unveiled by Prof. Long Fenjie, President of Guizhou Institute of Technology and Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED.

 

On 27 July 2018, SEAMEO RIHED attended the China-ASEAN Symposium on Capacity Building and Research Collaboration hosted by Tianjin University from P.R China and Mahidol University from Thailand. During her Opening remarks, she stressed that innovation in Engineering and Technology affects and improves our lives and the world. Regional cooperation under the ASEAN-China Network for Cooperation and Exchanges among Engineering and Technology Universities or ACNET-EngTech, therefore, has great potential to lead regional research and innovation through the establishment of the China-ASEAN Capacity Building Center, and the China-Indonesia Smart Ocean Center.

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond delivering the Opening Remarks in the China-ASEAN Symposium on Capacity Building and Research Collaboration.

 

The unveiling ceremony of the China-ASEAN Capacity Building Center by Clin. Prof. Suwat Benjaponpitak, Vice President of Mahidol University and Prof. Hu Wenping, Vice President of Tianjin University.

 

Group photo and Networking with Secretary-General Chen Dehai of ASEAN-China Center during the China-ASEAN Symposium on Capacity Building and Research Collaboration.

 

In addition to these official meetings, SEAMEO RIHED also participated in side meetings on specific issues. Discussions on closer collaboration were held between Hainan Tropical Ocean University, Hainan University, Hainan Provincial Education Department, ASEAN-China Center (ACC), and the SEAMEO Secretariat, SEAMEO RIHED and SEAMEO Centres.  Dr. Chantavit also led in-depth discussions with the Ambassador Yu from the University of Sanya on “The Second ASEAN-China Private Higher Education Development and Cooperation Forum 2018”, to be organized in December 2018 in Sanya, P.R. China, as a continuation of the activities for the ASEAN-China Alliance of Private Higher Education Institutions (ACAPHEI).

 

Group photo of SEAMEO RIHED and University of Sanya team.

 

It has been truly an eventful week for SEAMEO RIHED to meet with our partners in China and Southeast Asia, with special gratitude to the hosts, Guizhou Institute of Technology (GIT), Tianjin University and Mahidol University for the warm welcome in the colorful Guiyang, as well as the ASEAN-China Center (ACC) for their continuous support.