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ASEAN discusses response to public health emergencies

The first teleconference of the ASEAN Coordinating Council Working Group on Public Health Emergencies was held on March 31 under the chair of Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, head of the ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) Viet Nam

Live Update on ASEAN Health Sector Efforts on COVID-19 - ASEAN Secretariat 

Find out more about statistical information and overview of the COVID-19 situation in ASEAN region. 

Southeast Asia's Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic - Student Perspective

Southeast Asian nations have had varied responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Gabriele Natalia Siahaan, Indonesian student studying International Relations at Australian National University (ANU).  

Strong Educational Ties with Australia

Malaysia has the highest number of international student enrolment in Australia compared with other ASEAN countries. Education Ministry’s Higher Education Department director Prof Dr Rahmah Ahmad Osman said there were 28,000 Malaysian students studying in Australia as of September 2018.

Claire Field on ASEAN VET: ahead of Australia for Industry 4.0

Australia used to have much to offer ASEAN, now not so much.

UOW Malaysia KDU makes a mark in global higher education

The transition of KDU University Colleges into University of Wollongong (UOW) Malaysia KDU will see new international education and research opportunities for Malaysian students and academics through the UOW Global Network.

Overseas alumni ‘a missed opportunity’ for Australia

Poorly designed outreach schemes, privacy restrictions and standoffish companies combining to waste resource.

Southeast Asia’s new tiger economies prioritise research

Booming economies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) region are generating collaboration opportunities for Australia’s universities, a Penang conference has heard.

'Ticking time bombs': Unis accused of compromising English standards

Top Australian universities have been accused of using back-door entry programs to lower English standards for overseas enrolments amid a reliance on foreign student income that is unmatched in the English-speaking world.

Indonesia's Tech Legend Will Help Galvanize Universities

Indonesia has reshuffled its higher education and research portfolios, conscripting a political odd couple to recreate universities as engine rooms for its economic advent.

Education in South-East Asia: Disruptions Are Happily at Hand
Southeast Asia is indeed a strange and unique region. In many ways, it was peripheral to the

major dynamics of human history which to a large extend were played out on the Euro-Asia landmass.

Role of International Education

Reflecting on his experience as an international student in Australia, the friendship and the people-to-people links in addition to the educational experience were key benefits highlighted by the then Penang Chief Minister and now Malaysian Finance Minister Hon. Lim Guan Eng on the importance of an overseas education.

Special Feature

In this special issue of Higher Education in Southeast Asia and Beyond (HESB), it features articles arising from the ASEAN-Australia Education Dialogue held from 18-20 Nov 2019 in Penang, Malaysia.