March 26, 2017

Inauguration Ceremony of ASEAN-China Arts Colleges Alliance

Inauguration Ceremony of ASEAN-China Arts Colleges Alliance

16 March 2017

Guangxi International Convention Center

Nanning, Guangxi Juang Autonomous Region, PRC

 

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (RIHED) joined the ASEAN-China Center (ACC) and Guangxi Arts University in hosting the Inauguration of the ASEAN-China Arts Colleges Alliance (ACACA).

Comprised of 19 participating universities who signed the Joint Declaration of ASEAN-China on Establish Arts Colleges Alliance, this new university network is expected to open opportunities to nurture a new generation of internationally competent artists, participate in collaborative research and creation, promote cultural and artistic prosperity, and come up with innovations developing the cultural and artistic industries in the region.

 

19 Member Universities of the ASEAN-China Arts Colleges Alliance

ASEAN  China
1. University of Brunei Darussalam 1. Nanjing University of the Arts, China
2. Royal University of Fine Arts, Cambodia  2. Jilin University of Arts, China 
3. The National Institute of Arts and Culture (ISBI), Bandung Indonesia  3. Shandong University of Arts, China 
4. National School of Arts, Lao PDR    4. Yunnan Arts Univeristy, China 
5. National Academy of Arts, Culture & Heritage, Malaysia    5. Xinjiang Arts Institute, China  
6. National University of Arts and Culture (Yangon), Myanmar  6. Inner Mongolia Arts University, China
7. University of the Philippines-Dilman 7. Guangxi Arts University, China 
8. Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore  8. PLA Academy of Art, China 
9. Bunditpatanasilpa Institute, Thailand      
10. Silpakorn University, Thailand   
11. Vietnam National Academy of Music   

 

Representatives of the 19 Member Universities of the ACACA

 

Dr. Chantavit, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, with Prof Norazlisham bin Mohd Amin, Director of Centre of Arts Skills Development, Malaysia

 

The 2017 SEA-HiEd Forum on Leadership and Governance

The 2017 SEA-HiEd Forum on Leadership and Governance

 

The Southeast Asian Higher Education (SEA-HiEd) Forum is organised in conjunction with the Southeast Asian Higher Education Senior Officials Meeting (SEA-HiEd SOM), which was formerly known as the Meeting of Directors General/Secretary General/Commissioner of Higher Education in Southeast Asia, to provide a platform for national government authorities responsible for higher education as well as leaders of the region’s higher education institutions to address key issues in higher education for Southeast Asia.

This year, the SEA-HiEd Forum is co-organised by SEAMEO RIHED and the Commission on Higher Education, the Philippines and will explore strategies, trends and practices in the leadership and governance of higher education. The Forum is intended to draw attention to current policies and strategies being adopted at national and institutional levels throughout the region of Southeast Asia and promote the exchange of knowledge to create valuable inputs to enhance collaboration in leadership development and higher education governance.

 

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The SEA-HiEd Forum

When:  5 April 2017

Where:  Manila, the Philippines

Registration Deadline:  15 March 2017

Reserve your seat today!

Kindly note that registration to the 2017 SEA-HiEd Forum does not include airfare, travel and health insurance or visa fees (if applicable). Participants are also responsible for their own accommodation.

 

Contact:
Ms. Thanthakorn Phuangsawat (Fon)
thanthakorn@rihed.seameo.org or  +66 2644 9856 ext. 101

Ms. Christelle Mae Agustin (Elle)
christelle@rihed.seameo.org or  +66 2644 9856 

Open Forum and Expert Meeting on “Exploring Evaluation Measures on the Impact of Student Mobility Scheme of the AIMS Programme”

Open Forum and Experts Meeting on “Exploring Evaluation Measures on the Impact of Student Mobility Scheme of the AIMS Programme”

On 2-3 February 2017, SEAMEO RIHED, in collaboration with the Office of Higher Education (OHEC), Thailand, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea, Korean Council for University Education (KCUE), and Higher Education Policy Research Institute (HEPRI) organised the Open Forum and Experts Meeting on “Exploring Evaluation Measures on the Impact of Student Mobility Scheme of the AIMS Programme”.

Upon joining of Republic of Korea to the AIMS Programme in 2016, in an effort to make meaningful contributions to the sustainable development of AIMS programme, the government of the Republic of Korea, in collaboration with Korean Council for University Education (KCUE) and Higher Education Policy Research Institute (HEPRI) at Korea University, wished to launch a collaborative project between SEAMEO RIHED and the Republic of Korea to investigate the effects of the AIMS Programme on participating students’ development and future career.

The initial proposal for this project was presented in the plenary session at the 10th AIMS Review Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and was well received by the AIMS participating countries and universities. As the result, SEAMEO RIHED and the government of the Republic of Korea discussed and agreed to conduct a workshop where all the AIMS governments and higher education institutions representatives and experts who wish to participate in the project gather and discuss how to finalise a research design, survey instrument and implementation plan. The Open Forum and Experts Meeting were convened on 2-3 February 2017 at the Office of Higher Education Thailand to gather relevant inputs.

At the Open Forum, 70 participants from AIMS countries, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand; higher education institutions from Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Thailand; partner organisations such as the ASEAN University Network (AUN), the British Council Thailand, Campus France Thailand, Nuffic Neso Thailand, and UNESCO Bangkok; experts and organisers attended. The Open Forum explored the purpose of measuring exchange students’ experiences and learning outcomes, multi-cultural competence, shared previous experiences in the monitoring of AIMS and Campus Asia Programmes, and discussed on the issues and challenges in implementing a survey in the multi-national context.

At the Experts Meeting, 28 participants from AIMS countries, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, partner organisations, experts and organisers attended to deliberate on the details of the proposed evaluation instrument. The Meeting agreed that the adoption of the evaluation instrument would be on a voluntary basis. The results of the evaluation would be beneficial to study the exchange students’ experiences and outcomes. The revised evaluation instrument by the research team would be tabled at the upcoming 2nd AIMS Steering Committee Meeting in July 2017, Japan.

 

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Document Compilation Open Forum on Exploring Evaluation Measures on the Impact of Student Mobility Scheme of the AIMS Programme

 

Associate Professor Dr. Bundit Thipakom, Deputy Secretary-General of the Office of Higher Education Commission, Thailand, delivering the Welcome Remarks at the Open Forum.

 

Dr. Chantavit Sujatanont, Centre Director, SEAMEO RIHED presenting an overview of the AIMS Programme and SEAMEO RIHED at the Open Forum.

 

Prof. Kiyong Byun, Director of the Higher Education Policy Research Institute, Korea University presenting the Meeting’s Objectives at the Open Forum.

 

Group photo of the Guests of Honor, ASEAN and International Experts, the Korean Research Team and SEAMEO RIHED Centre Director at the Open Forum.

 

Group photo of all the participants at the Open Forum on 2 February 2017.

 

Group photo at the Experts Meeting on 3 February 2017.

 

Photos Gallery :  Open Form & Experts Meeting on Exploring Evaluation Measures on the Impact of Student Mobility Scheme of the AIMS Programme
Please see link :   https://goo.gl/photos/tJSsUSsqgxS95uzr7

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

Ms. Aom Pattanotai (Aom)
phunyanuch@rihed.seameo.org or  +66 2644 9856 ext.107

Greetings Card

Greetings Card

 

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 9th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week (9th CAECW)

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During 1-7 August 2016, the 9th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week (9th CAECW) was organized in Guiyang, the Capital of Southwest China’s Guizhou Province. The  was co-hosted by the Northwestern Polytechnical University, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign of China, the People’s Government of Guizhou Province, and the ASEAN-China Center,

Themed Education First, Make Dreams Come True Together, the 9th CAECW is the flagship program of “ASEAN-China Educational Exchange Year” which was endorsed by the leaders from China and ASEAN during the 18th China-ASEAN Summit in November 2015, and has been listed as one of the most important activities to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations.

China’s Vice-Premier, Liu Yandong, addressed during the Opening Ceremony that China and ASEAN can share resources and draw on each other’s strengths and strategies in education for mutual benefits and win-win cooperation. Another highlight of the 9th CAECW was the 2nd China-ASEAN Education Ministers Roundtable Conference” that produced a new forward-looking policy statements discussing about regional education cooperation and deliberations on moving forward the region through education.

The CAECW has become an important and renowned regional platform for China and ASEAN to develop educational cooperation and exchange, as well as to enhance better understanding and friendship. The aims of this annual forum are to promote and foster collaboration, to create and develop more practical and win-win educational and cultural cooperation, to provide opportunities for educational and cultural exchanges between China and ASEAN.

 

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Education Leaders from China and ASEAN during the Opening Ceremony of the 9th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week and the 2nd China-ASEAN Education Ministers Roundtable Conference

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China’s Vice-Premier, Liu Yandong, gave a speech during the Opening Ceremony of the 9th China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week, emphasizing on education cooperation between China and ASEAN.

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Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, gave a keynote speech on Cooperative Education, Mutual Recognition of Qualifications and Credits and International Education Exchange, during the China-ASEAN University Presidents’ Cooperation Forum.

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Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, addressed the Opening Remarks during the China-ASEAN EngTech University Presidents’ Forum.

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Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, offered the token of appreciation to Her Excellency Yang Xiuping, Secretary General of the ASEAN-China Centre.

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Discussions between SEAMEO Centers and Chinese Universities in Hainan, led by the Education Department of Hainan Province – The two sides introduced their institutions and discussed on future prospect collaboration.

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The 3rd SEAMEO RIHED-ACC Study Visit Programme to China

The 3rd SEAMEO RIHED-ACC Study Visit Programme to China on “Fostering Academic Collaboration and Exchange in Higher Education: Cultivate Innovative Talents in the field of Arts, Traditional Medicine, Cultural Heritage, and Hospitality and Tourism”

10-17 January 2016, Guangxi (Nanning & Guilin), P.R. China

After the success of the two previous Study Visit Programme to China, SEAMEO RIHED, in collaboration with the  ASEAN-China Center (ACC), organized the 3rd activity from 10-17 January 2016 to visit Guangxi (Nanning & Guilin), P. R. China with the focus on the theme of Foster Academic Collaboration and Exchange in Higher Education.  This year, the Programme was designed for providing senior administrators of higher education institutions in Southeast Asian Region with extensive opportunity to explore, discuss and exchange of innovative ideas and practices, to seek a networking and future academic collaboration in higher education, especially in the areas of Arts, Traditional Medicine, Cultural Heritage, and Hospitality and Tourism.

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Participants for this year included 2 delegates from Gunadarma University (Prof. Dr. Eko Sri Magianti, President and Dr. Widya Silfianti, Head of System Development Centre) and 5 delegates from Thailand: 1 from Mae Fah Luang University (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Darunee Wattanasiriwech, Vice President); 2 from North Eastern University (Dr. Ekanun Sombatsakulkit, President and Dr. Wilai Eungpinichpong, Advisor to the President); 1 from Chulalongkorn University (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suppakorn Disatapundhu, Dean of Faculty of Fine and Applied Art); and 1 from Ubon Ratchathani University (Dr. Sumalee Ngeoywijit, Associate Dean for Research and International Relation, Faculty of Management Science). A director of SEAMEO RIHED (Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond) and 2 staff (Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai and Ms. Thanthakorn Phuangsawat) also joined the trip.

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During the 7 days, the group visited to more than 7 outstanding universities located in both Nanning and Guilin, which are Guangxi University for Nationalities, Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine, Guangxi Art University,  Guangxi University, Guilin University of Technology, Guangxi Normal University and Guilin Tourism University, respectively. Apart from the aforementioned universities, the group also had a great opportunity to meet with universities’ executives from Guangxi Medical University, Guangxi University of Finance and Economics, Guangxi Teacher Education University, as well as Guilin University of Electronic Technology. Additionally, a one-day seminar on “One Belt-One Road”—Bridging Guangxi and ASEAN Universities was convened during the second day of our visit at Guangxi University for Nationalities.

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Special appreciation convey to our amazing partners, the ASEAN-China Center (ACC) and the Education Department, Guangxi Autonomous Region for thier continued supports and kind collaboration.

Click here for a gallery of photos from this The 3rd SEAMEO RIHED-ACC Study Visit to China

APEC Researcher Mobility Workshop 2015

APEC Researcher Mobility Workshop hosted by AustralianDepartment of Education and Training

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1-2 December 2015, Hotel Borobudur Jakarta, Indonesia

 

APEC Researcher Mobility Workshop

As part of Australia’s commitment to increasing cross border research cooperation, the Department of Education and Training is hosting the APEC Researcher Mobility Workshop, to be held in Jakarta on 1 – 2 December 2015.This workshop will provide a forum to discuss and identify ways of promoting andsupporting the mobility of research students and researchers and of enhancing research innovation.

The workshop will focus on identifying practical actions that could be undertaken by APEC economies to overcome barriers to mobility. Key issues to be explored include the APEC policy context, the role of research in powering economic growth, and strategies to increase researcher mobility, build institutional partnerships and ensure integrity in researcher mobility.

 

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