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SHARE’s Second Policy Dialogue


“Placing Students at the Centre: The Role of Degree Structures and Learning Outcomes in ASEAN”

Bangkok, Thailand
24-25 February 2016

Following the success of SHARE’s inaugural Policy Dialogue on ‘Enhancing Connectivity and Comparability in ASEAN Higher Education’ (Jakarta, 24-25 August 2015), this second Policy Dialogue event organised by the SHARE implementing consortium in collaboration with the ASEAN University Network (AUN) and hosted by Chulalongkorn University. This two-day event brought together more than 150 high-level education officials, academics and students from ASEAN Member States and the EU.

This second policy dialogue focused on students’ learning outcomes in the context of the various degree structures across ASEAN universities and is an important stepping-stone on ASEAN’s path towards a more connected regional higher education system. “Building a regional higher education system with an effective and sustainable scholarship scheme at its core will not only benefit students and universities, but will form a cornerstone of a truly people-centred ASEAN community and contribute significantly to the competitiveness of ASEAN Member States as well as ASEAN as a whole”, said ASEAN Deputy Secretary General Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee.

Building a regional higher education system requires policy dialogues, in order to involve policy makers, universities, faculty and students. “Internationalisation is a key strategy for a modern university”, said Asst. Prof. M.R Kalaya Tingsabadh, Ph.D, Vice President of Chulalongkorn University, “and we should focus increasingly on connecting with universities in the ASEAN region. Regional frameworks will greatly facilitate such regional connectivity, as we have seen in the European example.”

In supporting the debate, SHARE is today publishing four in-depth studies on the state of play in ASEAN of framework agreements that allow different university qualifications to be compared, on means to assess and improve the quality of teaching and of institutions, on the different types of degrees and courses that exists, and on what options today’s students have to study abroad in ASEAN and have the credits they obtain recognized by their home university.

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The programme book, presentations material, photo and video of second SHARE Policy Dialogue can be access here:

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