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Celebrating inter-regional Higher Education Week in Southeast Asia

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It celebrated significant milestones and allowed discussions on the future of higher education in the region.

The year 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Southeast Asia’s Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (RIHED), now under the aegis of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation as SEAMEO RIHED.

The week’s events included the 10th anniversary and 13th annual review meeting of the Asian International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme.
SEAMEO RIHED is a partner and platform for the Southeast Asian region’s higher education systems and institutions to connect people and cultures and bring about a common space for higher education in the region.

Ten years of AIMS

The Asian International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme celebrates its 10th anniversary.

The occasion of the 13th annual review meeting of the programme and the signing ceremony of the New AIMS Letter of Intent saw official recognition of Singapore joining the programme as the ninth member country and Nanyang Technological University as the 78th participating university. The New AIMS Letter of Intent further asserts the collective commitment towards enhancing student mobility in the region.
Southeast Asia represents the world’s third-largest market after China and India and is on course to become the world’s fourth largest economy by 2030. Over half of the region’s population is under 30 years old and it has the world’s third-largest labour force. Education, and particularly higher education, will be a determining factor in whether the region can capitalise on this demographic dividend.

Source: University World News

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