October 18, 2018

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.