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SEAMEO College Module 2 Round 2-High Officials Country Case Study (HOCCS)


Date: 10-12 May 2016

Venue: Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand


- SEAMEO TROPMED Network Concept Note

- Opening Programme

- Programme

- Welcome Remarks

  Dr. Pratap Singhasivanon
  Secretary General/Coordinator, SEAMEO TROPMED Network

- Opening Remarks

  Dr. Gatot Hari Priowirjanto
  Director, SEAMEO Secretariat

- Overview of SEAMEO College Project

  Dr. Ethel Agnes P. Valenzuela
  Deputy Director, SEAMEO Secretariat

- Module 2 Forum 2 objectives and Mechanics

  Dr. Ma. Sandra B. Tempongko
  Deputy Coordinator, SEAMEO TROPMED Network


- List of Participants

- Photo Gallery


Proceeding - SEAMEO College Module 2: High Officials Country 
Case Study (HOCCS)
Harmonization in Nursing Education in South East Asian Countries
Harmonization in Medical Education in South East Asian Countries



Module 2 Round 1 Forum was organized last 11-13 March 2015 and was participated by high education officials of the 11 Member Countries of SEAMEO  as well as officials of relevant line ministries , officials of health professional regulatory boards, nursing and medical training institutions, international  partner institutions of SEAMEO, selected SEAMEO Centers,  and officials of SEAMEO Secretariat. A total of 59 participants attended the forum.

The forum aimed to:


  • Provide a platform for SEAMEO high officials to share and discuss national and regional higher education frameworks with particular focus on nursing and medical professions;


  • Identify common areas of cooperation on higher education with particular focus on medical and nursing professions and in support of further development of SEAMEO RIHED’s AIMS programme and ASEAN’s  MRA; and


  • Recommend steps to promote greater higher education harmonization and student mobility in SEA with particular focus on medical and nursing professions.



The next steps that were recommended by the body to move the harmonization process in medical and nursing education within the country and in SEA included:


  • Development of a Regional Database for Higher Education,  Medical, and  Nursing professional education


  • Undertake a Comparative Study of Higher Education, Medical and Nursing Professional Education in SEA countries and the harmonization process taking place within the countries.


  • Organization of a Regional and National Task Force on Higher Education, Medical and Nursing professions.