SEAMEO Regional Centres

SEAMEO has 26 specialist institutions located in Southeast Asian countries that undertake training and research programmes in various fields of education, science, and culture. Each Regional Centre has a Governing Board composed of senior education officials from each SEAMEO Member Country. The Governing Board reviews the Centres’ operations and budget and sets their policies and programmes.


Education Cluster


On 25 July 2017, SEAMEO CECCEP was established as the regional centre for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) and Parenting. Since the establishment of CECCEP, the centre conducts research and supports advocacy and capacity building among stakeholders of ECCE and parenting. Building partnership among the SEAMEO region and enhancing the networks of policymakers, professionals and practitioners to promote sustainable human resource development is another innovative step of the centre.

Programmes offered:

  1. Early childhood and education
    1. Children’s well being
    2. Curriculum and pedagogy; enhancing teacher’s competencies
    3. Quality learning environment
    4. Policy and programmes for 21st century learning
    5. Participation and access in ECCE
  2. Parenting
    1. Parental participation in children’s education
    2. The 21st century parenting
    3. Inclusive, culturally relevant and sensitive parenting education programmes
    4. The nurturing family
Jalan Jayagiri No.63,
Lembang, Bandung Barat,
Tel: +62 (22) 278 6017
Fax: +62 (22) 278 7474


The SEAMEO Regional Centre for Community Education Development is located in Vientiane Capital of the Lao PDR. The Centre aims to cater for the regional needs in promoting and provide opportunities for cooperation in the field of community education among SEAMEO Member Countries and Associate Member Countries.

With the expectations of becoming the SEAMEO Regional Centre of Excellence for research and training on Community Education Development, the Centre supports to strengthen the relationship and increase mutual understanding among community leaders, educational researchers, practitioners and policy makers of the region.

Core Areas of Expertise:

  1. Conduct cross-national comparative researches on Community Education Development, Education related to nutrition, environment and local wisdom;
  2. Provide a regional seminar and forum for educational policy development on Community Education Development;
  3. Conduct training courses for community leaders, community youth and women, trade unions, educational personnel in the SEAMEO Member Countries in the area of education related to nutrition, environment and local wisdom; and
  4. Acts as an information Centre for governments of the member countries on research-based community education development reforms.

Dong Dok, Xaythany District,

Vientiane Capital P.O. Box 60,

Ministry of Education and Sports,


Tel: +856 (21) 216 013-14

Fax: +856 (21) 216 006


  ( Approval of Establishment - 2012 )

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Lifelong Learning (SEAMEO CELLL) was officially established following the signing ceremony of Memorandum of Agreement between SEAMEO and the Government of Vietnam on 20 March 2013 at the 47th SEAMEO Council Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam. The centre aims to cater to the regional needs in promoting lifelong learning, providing opportunities for cooperation in the field of lifelong learning among SEAMEO Member Countries, strengthening the relationship and increasing mutual understanding among educational researchers, practitioners, and policy makers of the region, in a spirit of mutual respect and partnership.

The Centre functions as:

  1. A training centre: conducting training courses for teachers, curriculum developers, adult education managers in specialized area for the SEAMEO Member Countries;
  2. A research centre: conducting cross-national research on lifelong learning; addressing specific issues on lifelong learning of the SEAMEO Member Countries;
  3. A clearing house and resource centre: collecting and disseminating information related to lifelong learning issues, and
  4. Develop, plan, implement and provide consultancy services especially in SEAMEO Member Countries.
33C Le Thanh Ton Street,
Ben Nghe Ward, District 1,
Ho Chi Minh City 700000,
Tel: +84 (28) 3824 6767
Fax: +84 (28) 3824 3304

  ( Approval of Establishment - 1970 )

Based in Quezon City, the Philippines, SEAMEO INNOTECH initiates and disseminates innovative and technology-oriented educational programmes that help SEAMEO Member Countries identify and solve common or unique educational problems and address anticipated needs.

Course/Programme offered:

  • Educational management, research and evaluation
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Educational technology
  • Non-formal education, literacy and community development
Commonwealth Avenue,
P O Box 207, UP,
Diliman, Quezon City 1101,
Tel: +63 (2) 924 7681 to 4, 928 7348
Fax: +63 (2) 921 0224, 928 7694, 928 7650

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( Approval of Establishment - 2009 )

Hosted by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, SEAMEO QITEP in Language commits to enhance the quality of language teachers and education personnel in Southeast Asia. To achieve its commitment, the Centre conducts various professional development programmes and activities in the areas of language teaching (Arabic, German, Indonesian Language as a Foreign Language, Japanese and Mandarin). Such programmes and activities are training, seminar, workshop, symposium and research.

Programmes Offered:

  • Training on language teaching methodology
  • Training on research methodology for language teaching
  • Annual International Symposium of Foreign Language Learning (AISOFOLL)
  • SEAMEO QITEP in Language Research Grants (SEAQIL REGRANTS)
Jalan Gardu, Srengseng Sawah,
Jagakarsa, Jakarta Selatan 12640,
Tel: +62 (21) 7888 4106
Fax: +62 (21) 7888 4073

  ( Approval of Establishment - 2009 )
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Hosted by Indonesia Ministry of Education and Culture, SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics offers various programmes in mathematics education for teachers and education personnel. Its vision is to be a centre of professional leadership in the area of mathematics education for teachers and education personnel within the framework of sustainability. To carry out its vision, SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics sets the following goals:

  • to provide high quality education relevant to 21st century skill teaching capability;
  • to establish extensive networks and collaboration, information exchange and best practice sharing in the area of mathematics education among SEAMEO Member Countries;
  • to conduct research and development in mathematics education;
  • to provide intellectual forums on mathematics education innovation; and
  • to provide policy maker with up-to-date data and information on mathematics education.

Programmes Offered:

  • Courses:
    • Developing Lesson Study in Mathematics Education
    • Joyful Learning in Mathematics Education
    • Differentiated Instruction in Mathematics Education
    • Clinical Supervision in Mathematics Education
    • Teacher-made Teaching Aids 15
    • Utilization and Development of IT-based Mathematics Learning
    • Southeast Asia Realistic Mathematics Education

  • Other activities:
    • Research and Development
    • Learning Materials and Curriculum Development
    • Seminar, Workshop, International Symposium, and Conference
Jalan Kaliurang Km 6 Sambisari,
Condongcatur,Depok, Sleman,
Yogyakarta 55281,
Tel: +62 (274) 889 955
Fax: +62 (274) 557 222

  ( Approval of Establishment - 2009 )

Hosted by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Indonesia, the SEAMEO QITEP in Science was established with the vision to be the centre of excellence in professional development of teachers and education personnel in science towards sustainable development in Southeast Asia. SEAMEO QITEP in Science provides relevant and quality programmes in professional development for science teachers and education personnel through capacity building, research and development, resource sharing, and collaboration.

Programmes Offered:

  • Training Course on Earth and Space Science
  • Training Course on Environmental Education for Sustainable Development
  • Training Corse on Science Classroom Supervision
  • In-Country Training Programme (ICTP)
  • Training Course on STELR-STEM
  • Training Course on Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE), Research Grants
  • Ki Hajar Dewantara Award
Jalan Diponegoro 12,
Bandung 40115,
Tel: +62 (22) 421 8739
Fax: +62 (22) 423 8749

  ( Approval of Establishment - 1967 )

SEAMEO RECSAM was established in 1967 to help promote and enhance science and mathematics education among the SEAMEO Member Countries. The Centre fulfils this mission by engaging in research and development activities to inform pedagogy and policy, designing and implementing high quality professional development programmes for science and mathematics educators, ensuring strong collaboration and active networking with experts, institutions and the community, serving as a clearinghouse for information by convening international conferences, seminars, and workshops as well as maintaining its journal publication, and strengthening quality assurance in the management of its resources and services rendered to its clientele.

Courses/Programmes offered:

  • Pedagogy in Science and Mathematics (i.e. Inquiry-Based Science, Problem-based Learning, Socio-scientific IssuesBased Education, Problem Solving, etc.)
  • Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)
  • Assessment in Science and Mathematics
  • Action Research
  • ICT in Science and Mathematics Teaching
  • Lesson Study
  • STEM Education
  • Writing, Publishing and Presenting Academic/Scientific Research
  • Curriculum Development/Learning Standards in Science and Mathematics
Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah,
11700 Gelugor, Penang,
Tel: +60 (4) 652 2700
Fax: +60 (4) 652 2737

  ( Approval of Establishment - 1968 )

Founded in 1968, SEAMEO Regional Language Centre is located in Singapore. The centre provides SEAMEO Member Countries with expertise, training facilities and training programmes to upgrade the skills of language specialists and educators. Programmes focus on knowledge and pedagogic disciplines of language teaching and learning. Language proficiency courses are also offered by the centre.

Course/Programmes offered:

Language Teacher Education

  • Specialist Certificate Courses
  • Advanced Specialist Certificate Courses
  • Blended Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics

Customised Courses

  • Teacher Training
  • Language Proficiency
  • Language Testing

30 Orange Grove Road,
Singapore 258352,

Tel: +65 6885 7888
Fax: +65 6734 2753

  ( Approval of Establishment - 1996 )

Located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, SEAMEO RETRAC assists SEAMEO Member Countries to identify and address issues of educational management by providing such services as research, training, consultancy, information dissemination, community service, networking and partnership. In cooperation of local, foreign, and international organisations.

Courses/Programmes offered:

  • Training courses, workshops, and conferences
  • Research, consultancy, project development, and information dissemination
  • Study tours, personnel and student recruitment, and exchange for educational, scientific, and cultural purposes

35 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1,
Ho Chi Minh City,

Tel: +84 28 3824 5618
Fax:  +84 28 3823 2175

  ( Approval of Establishment - 1993 )

Hosted by the Government of Thailand, SEAMEO RIHED is the SEAMEO Centre specialising in higher education and development. The Centre’s main activities, in line with other SEAMEO Centres, include training, research and development and information dissemination with a special focus on advancing cooperation, alignment and development across higher education systems in the region through:

  • Policy Platforms, including the annual SEAMEO RIHED Governing Board Meeting (GBM) and Southeast Asian Higher Education Senior Officials Meeting (SEA-HiEd SOM)
  • Regional Seminars and Fora conducted in conjunction with the GBM and SEA-HiEd SOM
  • University Networks, including SEAMEO RIHED’s ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme and the Greater Mekong Subregion University Consortium (GMS-UC)
  • Rotational and Thematic Seminar and Study Visit Programmes to Partner Countries
  • Developmental Programmes, including the Academic Credit Transfer Framework for Asia (ACTFA) Project
  • Capacity Building in the Greater Mekong Subregion
  • Regional and Global Engagement with Partners
  • Technical Workshop on e-Learning Course Development
  • Leadership and Development
  • Policy-oriented Research; and Development of a Regional Higher Education Information Portal

5th Floor, Office of the Higher Education Commission
328 Sri Ayutthaya Road,
Rajathevee, Bangkok 10400,

Tel: +66 (0) 2644 9856 to 62
Fax: +66 (0) 2644 5421

  ( Approval of Establishment - 1997 )

Located in Jakarta, Indonesia, the SEAMEO Regional Open Learning Centre (SEAMOLEC) assists SEAMEO Member Countries in identifying educational problems and finding alternative solutions for sustainable human resource development through the dissemination and effective use of Open and Distance Learning (ODL).

Courses/Programme offered:

  • Research and development
  • Capacity building
  • Consulting services
  • Use and integration of ICT for instruction
  • Multimedia production
  • Instructional design
  • Planning and management
  • Student support services
  • SEAMOLEC MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)
  • SIERRA (SEAMOLEC Education Resources for Remote Areas)
  • Web-based course development
  • Preparing tutorial for open and distance education
  • Self-learning materials development

Kompleks UT, Jl Cabe Raya,
Pondok Cabe, Pamulang 15418,

Tel: +62 (21) 742 2184; 742 3725
Fax: +62 (21) 742 2276

  ( Approval of Establishment - 2009 )

Located in Melaka, Malaysia, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Special Educational Needs (SEAMEO SEN) specializes in providing educational development support for individuals with Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Learning Difficulties and Gifted and Talented. The Centre aspires to contribute to the development of Special Education in the Southeast Asian region through comprehensive training, research and community awareness programmes.

SEAMEO SEN activities involves:

  • Regular Course Trainings
  • Customized Course Training
  • In-country Course Training
  • Research partnerships
  • Seminars and Conferences
  • Awareness Programmes
  • Educational Networking

Level 2, Anjung Hikmah Complex
IPG Kampus Perempuan Melayu,
Jalan Durian Daun, 75400 Melaka,

Tel: +60 (6) 281 8242, 281 9357
Fax: +60 (6) 282 0187

  ( Approval of Establishment - 2019 )

Recently established and hosted by the Ministry of Education of Thailand, SEAMEO Regional Centre for Sufficiency Economy Philosophy for Sustainability (SEAMEO SEPS) was established to cater to the regional needs of promoting the philosophy, principles and values of the Sufficiency Economy as an instrument for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) among SEAMEO member countries. The Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) is a fundamental principle developed by His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the 1970s based on the foundational traits of moderation, reasonableness and prudence adding knowledge and virtue as guidelines for living. This philosophy is an approach to sustainable development that promotes utilizing knowledge and virtue to create a sense of moderation, reasonableness and prudence. It stresses the middle path as the overriding principle for appropriate conduct and way of life for the entire populace.

Purposes and functions of the centre:

  • To serve as the SEAMEO Regional Centre of Excellence for applying the principles and values of the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy for Sustainability (SEP);
  • To be a professional learning and knowledge resource centre for SEP;
  • To consolidate and share expertise on research, consultation and dialogue on the philosophy;
  • To act as a focal point for coordinating shared efforts aimed at sustainable human resource development based on SEP; and
  • To develop and expand partnerships and linkages on SEP among countries at the regional and international levels.  

11th Floor, Natural History and Environment Building
928 Sukhumvit Road
Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei
Bangkok 10110,


  ( Approval of Establishment - 2017 )

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Technical Education Development (SEAMEO TED) was established on 25 July 2017. The mission of SEAMEO TED is to assist SEAMEO Member Countries in identifying educational problems and finding alternative solutions for sustainable human resource development through technical education.

SEAMEO TED is expected to:

  1. become a SEAMEO Regional Centre of Excellence for research and training on technical education development, and to serve as a regional forum for educational policy development on technical education development;
  2. conduct cross-national comparative research on technical education development; to explore definitions, concepts and practices of technical education development from Asian research perspectives, particularly Asian contexts as compared to international contexts; addressing specific issues on technical education development of the SEAMEO Member Countries;
  3. conduct training courses for educational personnel, trainers for teachers, and educational managers in the specialized area for the SEAMEO Member Countries;
  4. act as a clearing house, information centre and think-tank for governments of the Member Countries on research-based educational reforms, especially across all sectors of postcompulsory education and training; and
  5. become a focal point for strengthening linkage between Southeast Asia, Asia and Europe in promoting technical education development.

Building #201, Preah Norodom Blvd (41)
Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang I
Khan Boeung Keng Kang
Phnom Penh

Tel: +855 12527117

  ( Approval of Establishment - 1990 )

SEAMEO VOCTECH improves the management of vocational and technical education and training (VTET) in SEAMEO Member Countries through capacity building programmes, research activities, partnership and consultancy services, and information sharing/dissemination services. The Centre develops and delivers relevant training programmes for VTET administrators/heads of institutions, implementers including teachers/ instructors and other relevant stakeholders through its regular programmes (free scholarship), in-country training, and customised, sub-regional training/special training programmes.

Courses/Programmes offered:

  • Curriculum Design/Development/Evaluation
  • Management courses for VTET Administrators
  • Refresher Programme for VTET
  • Training of Trainers in VTET
  • Student-Centred Teaching-learning Methodologies
  • Research (qualitative, quantitative, applied, action)
  • Effective Classroom Management and Facilitation Skills
  • Testing and Certification Programmes (IC3, ICDL, PEARSON VUE)
  • Integrate Relevant and Interactive ICT in VTET
  • Developing On-Line Multimedia resources for e-Learning
  • Network Administration for VTET
Jalan Pasar Baharu,
Gadong, BE 1318,
Tel: +673 244 7992
Fax: +673 244 7955

Science Cluster

  ( Approval of Establishment - 1968 )

Since 1968, SEAMEO BIOTROP has been contributing in identifying and recommending solutions or alternative approaches to address critical biological problems in Southeast Asia through appropriately designed research, capacity building, information exchange, and community outreach programmes in collaboration with its partner-institutions. Located in Bogor, Indonesia, SEAMEO BIOTROP envisions itself to be a leading Centre in enriching and promoting the real values of tropical biology. It is committed to provide scientific knowledge and capacity building in conserving and managing tropical biology sustainably for the well-being of communities and the environment of Southeast Asia. Under its current 10th Five-Year Development Plan (2017-2022), the Centre focuses its mandates to three programme thrusts, namely: restoration of degraded ecosystems, sustainable management of intensively used ecosystems, and conservation and sustainable use of unique ecosystems of high biodiversity .

Programmes and Services Offered:

  • In-house and Joint Research Programme
  • PhD Thesis Grants Programme
  • School Garden Action Research Grants Programme for Teachers
  • Youth Environmental Outreach Grants Programme
  • Regional, National, and In-country Training Courses, Seminars and Workshops
  • Short-term Scientists Exchange Programme
  • Internship/On-the-Job Training Programme for Secondary and University Students
  • Community Outreach Volunteers Programme for Students and Young Professionals
  • Online Life Skills Training Programme for the General Public
  • Expert Consultancies
  • Books and Special Publications Programme
  • Web-based Knowledge Management Centre on Tropical Biology
  • Laboratory analyses for food, feed, air, water, plant and soil
  • Tissue culture propagation and nursery development

Jalan Raya Tajur, Km 6,
Bogor 16134,

Tel: +62 (251) 832 3848, 838 1418
Fax: +62 (251) 832 6851

  ( Approval of Establishment - 2010 )

SEAMEO RECFON was established in 1967 as SEAMEO TROPMED RCCN (Regional Centre for Community Nutrition), and transformed into RECFON (Regional Centre for Food and Nutrition) in 2011. The Centre promotes education, capacity building, research and information dissemination on food and nutrition across Southeast Asia. As a step towards sustainable human resource development, the Centre trains nutritionists, health professionals and personnel from other nutrition related disciplines in planning, executing and evaluating nutrition programmes and policies.

Currently the Centre’s activities are focused on two main programmes namely 1) Nutrition Goes to School (NGTS), and 2) Early Childhood Care, Nutrition, and Education (ECCNE).

Some priority activities conducted:

  • Ensuring availability of nutrition trainings for food and nutrition professionals in Southeast Asian (SEA) region which cater the need of the SEA region through post graduate training (PGT) and other learning events using offline and online methods
  • Southeast Asia Nutrition Leadership Programme (SEA-NLP)
  • Establishment of School Based Nutrition Promotion (SBNP) working group for harmonization of school curriculum towards nutrition
  • Establishment of Early Childhood Care, Nutrition, and Education (ECCNE) working group to provide forum for pooling and sharing resources for people/institutions who have interest in and have implemented ECCNE interventions in the SEA 18 region, and to document evidences for nutrition advocacy towards promoting optimal childhood development in the region. Executing research under five primary thrusts namely 1) best practices in nutritional assessment, 2) food safety & food security, 3) nutrigenomics/nutrigenetics, 4) nutrition & diseases, and 5) nutrition policy and programme
  • Harmonization of nutrition research in SEA region through the establishment of SEARCHNut research catalogue database online platform
  • Laboratory support for research on maternal and child nutrition
  • Partnership and technical support for contributing to the Centre’s strategic focus on pre-maternal, maternal and child nutrition with emphasis on school programmes and food-based approaches.
Salemba Raya No. 6, Jakarta

Tel: +62-21 31930205 ext. 204
Fax: +62-21 3913933

  ( Approval of Establishment - 1966 )

Since its establishment in 1966, SEAMEO SEARCA’s main mandate has been to build capacities in agricultural and rural development (ARD) in Southeast Asia. From 2020 to 2025, SEAMEO SEARCA commits to accelerate transformation that elevates the quality of life of agricultural families through sustainable livelihoods and access to modern networks and innovative markets. Carried out in collaboration with key partners and stakeholders, these efforts are intended to contribute to the achievement of selected United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

SEARCA’s Priority Areas:

  • Agri-Business Models for Increased Productivity and Income
  • Sustainable Farming Systems and Natural Resource Management
  • Food and Nutrition Security
  • Transformational Leadership for ARD
  • Gender and Youth Engagement in ARD
  • Enhanced ARD towards Climate Resilience
  • Eco-Health / One-Health Applications to ARD

SEARCA’s Core Services:

  • Education and Collective Learning
    • Graduate Scholarship and Institutional Development
    • Training for Development
  • Research and Thought Leadership
    • Research for Development
    • Policy and Program Advisory
    • Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources Knowledge Platforms
  • Emerging Innovation for Growth
    • Open Innovation and Agri-Incubation
    • Knowledge and Technology Transfer
    • Project Development, Monitoring, and Evaluation
College, Los Baños, Laguna 4031,
+63 (49) 536 2290;
+63 (2) 554 9330 to 37
+63 (2) 657 1300 to 2

+63 (49) 536 7097, 536 2914, 536 7164, 536-2283



  ( Approval of Establishment - 2019 )

SEAMEO STEM-ED was established in 2019 to develop and continuously strengthen capacities and advocate evidence-based policy research as well as provide policy recommendations in STEM education within SEAMEO member countries. The Centre fulfills this mission through capacity building of and partnerships with policymakers, professionals, practitioners, and private sector and serving as a regional knowledge repository and creator of high quality research in STEM education in a way that builds evidences of good practices, demonstrates pragmatic solutions, and guides effective policy formulation.

Strategic program areas:

  • “STEM Career Academies” – engaging public-private-university partnerships to enhance the COMPETITIVENESS of STEM WORKFORCE
  • “STEM Professionals Academy” – strengthening school leadership capacity, enhancing instructional practices, and cultivating culture of shared responsibility to raise STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
  • Develop “STEM Learning Modules” which match regional context and provide “Teacher Professional Development” to strengthen REGIONAL STEM LEARNING RESOURCES
  • “What Works” good practices clearinghouse platform – developing research capacity and utilizing rigorous studies of policies and practices to support POLICY ADVOCACY

11th Floor, Natural History and Environment Building
928 Sukhumvit Road
Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei
Bangkok 10110,

Tel: +66 (06) 3187 3755

  ( Approval of Establishment - 1966 )

SEAMEO TROPMED Network has three regional centres in Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. The Network’s Central Office is hosted by the Thai government in Bangkok. Its overall role is to develop the capacity of individuals and institutions in delivering quality health care. The Central office coordinates the programmes and projects of the Regional Centres, executes regional projects and activities, and publishes the Southeast Asia Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health.

420/6 Ratchawithi Road,
Bangkok 10400,

Tel: +66 (0) 2644 4331, 2354 9145 to 6
Fax: +66 (0) 2246 8340



  ( Approval of Establishment - 1966 )

SEAMEO TROPMED/Malaysia, located at the Institute for Medical Research in Kuala Lumpur, conducts research on the prevention and control of diseases and provides specialised training, diagnostic, consultative and advisory services. It promotes health management as a collective responsibility of government, private sector, non-government organisations, community and individuals.

Courses/programmes offered:

  • Diploma in Applied Parasitology and Entomology
  • Diploma in Medical Microbiology
Institute for Medical Research,
Jalan Pahang,
50588 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: +60 (3) 2698 8876
Fax: +60 (3) 2692 0675

  ( Approval of Establishment - 1966 )

SEAMEO TROPMED/Philippines, based in the College of Public Health of the University of the Philippines Manila, conducts research and training in the fields of public health, hospital administration, environmental and occupational health.

Programmes offered:

  • Doctor of Public Health
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Hospital Administration
  • Master of Occupational Health
  • Master of Science in Public Health, with specialization in:
    • Biostatistics
    • Environmental Health
    • Medical Microbiology
    • Nutrition
    • Parasitology
  • Master of Science in Epidemiology (Public Health)
  • Master of Arts in Health Policy Studies (Health Science track)
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Short-term courses:

  • Assessment of Nutritional Status
  • Basic Health Promotion
  • Biosafety and Biosecurity
  • Community Organizing and Social Mobilization for Public Health
  • Data Management and Analysis Using Epi Info
  • Dental Public Health
  • Diagnostic Mycology
  • Diagnostic Parasitology
  • Economic Evaluation in Health
  • Financial Business Planning in Healthcare Organizations
  • Food Safety
  • Health Communication
  • Health Disaster Management
  • Health Information Management
  • Health Research Methods
  • Hospital Administration
  • ICD-10 Training for Coders
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Occupational Dentistry
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Organizational Development for Health Care Institutions
  • Programme and Project Management
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Regulatory Science for Public Health
  • Risk Communication for Public Health Programmes
  • Statistical Methods for Health Professionals
  • Strategic Planning and Management
  • Total Quality Management 
University of the Philippines Manila,
625 Pedro Gil Street, P O Box EA-460,
Ermita, Manila 1000,
Tel: +63 (2) 524 2703
Fax: +63 (2) 521 1394

  ( Approval of Establishment - 1966 )

SEAMEO TROPMED/Thailand, hosted by the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, offers training on endemic tropical diseases, parasitology, community and preventive medicine. It also conducts research on alternative control measures of diseases and the promotion of healthy lifestyles, including trails of new chemotherapeutic compounds and new vaccines. It provides clinical care to patients suffering from tropical diseases as well as academic services for laboratory diagnosis of tropical diseases and other special tests.

Courses/Programmes & Meeting offered:

  • Graduate Diploma Programme in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Graduate Diploma Programme in Biomedical and Health Informatics
  • Master of Clinical Tropical Medicine
  • Master of Clinical Tropical Medicine Programme in Tropical Paediatrics
  • Master of Science Programme in Tropical Medicine
  • Master of Science Programme in Biomedical and Health Informatics
  • Master of Science Programme in School Health
  • Doctor of Philosophy Programme in Clinical Tropical Medicine
  • Doctor of Philosophy Programme in Tropical Medicine
  • Short training courses: Management of Malaria, Epidemiology and Management of HIV/AIDS, Diagnosis and Management of Tropical Diseases, Laboratory Diagnosis for Parasitic, Diseases from Conventional to High Technology, GIS Training, Asian Clinical Tropical Medicine, School Health and Nutrition Programmes in Asia, Elective Programme in Tropical Medicine, Global Infectious Disease Control
  • Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting
Mahidol University,
420/6 Ratchawithi Road,
Bangkok 10400,
Tel: +66 (0) 2306 9118
Fax: +66 (0) 2354 9141

Culture Cluster

  ( Approval of Establishment - 2000 )

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, Regional Centre for History and Tradition (SEAMEO CHAT) was founded on 15 December 2000. The Centre focus on conducting annual programmes such as training and capacity building on Myanmar history from Myanmar perspectives, lecture series, workshops, conferences implementing education, history, culture and tradition in the region

Course/Programme offered:

  • Seminars, workshops, conferences and lectures on historical development; training; research and development in collaboration with universities
  • Personnel exchange in history and tradition; cultural and literacy activities on social and human sciences

No 1306, Five-storey Building,
Pyay Road, Kamayut Township,
Yangon 11041,

Tel: +95 (1) 515 180, 539 706
Fax: +95 (1) 515 175

  ( Approval of Establishment - 1978 )

Hosted by the Government of Thailand, SEAMEO SPAFA cultivates awareness and appreciation of cultural heritage; promotes and enriches archaeological and cultural activities in the region; and furthers professional competence in the fields or archaeology and fine arts to advance mutual knowledge and understanding among SEAMEO Member Countries.


  • Revitalize SEAMEO SPAFA’s Role in Human Capital Development for 21st Century Archaeology and Fine Arts.


  • PROMOTE excellent practice and research in archaeology and fine arts in Southeast Asia.
  • DEVELOP SEAMEO SPAFA as leading centre in communication, coordination, documentation and legal/ethics guidance for archaeologists, artists and experts.
  • ESTABLISH SEAMEO SPAFA as a training centre of excellence that advances new knowledge and technologies.
81/1 Sri Ayutthaya Road,
Samsen, Theves, Bangkok 10300,
Tel: +66 (0) 2 280 4022 to 9
Fax: +66 (0) 2280 4030