SEAMEO, QS hosts 2nd Higher Education Forum on Using Analytics to Plan International Collaboration in Asia Pacific

Tuesday, 20 December 2022 | Pitchayawadi Arreenich


Bangkok, 29 September 2022: The SEAMEO Secretariat in collaboration with QS Quacquarelli Symonds virtually hosted the 2nd SEAMEO-QS Higher Education Forum on Using Analytics to Plan International Collaboration in Asia Pacific at 14.00-16.10 hrs (GMT+7/BKK Time) on 29 September 2022 streaming live via the SEAMEO Secretariat YouTube channel. More than 2,300 participants, including university presidents, vice presidents, department heads and experts from higher education institutions, educators, teachers, and general public from Southeast Asian countries and beyond attended the event.

Following the success of the 1st Higher Education Forum in October 2021 with the theme ‘Using Performance Insight to Build World-Class Universities in Southeast Asia’, QS continues to cooperate with SEAMEO to organise the 2nd Higher Education Forum in 2022 with the aim to provide better understanding of data driven decision making in international collaboration platform. In addition, the forum also engaged experts to share the experiences on internationalisation strategies and global engagement initiatives from the three top-ranked universities in Asia Pacific namely University of South Australia; University of Tsukuba, Japan, who is one of the SEAMEO Affiliate members; and IPB University Bogor, Indonesia.

Dr Ethel Agnes Pascua Valenzuela, the SEAMEO Secretariat Director, reaffirmed in the welcome message that the forum will spark more brilliant innovative ideas and bigger actions from the participants. Therefore, together we can build back better and stronger by applying the insights from QS Analytics systems presented today to plan for enhancing international collaboration further.


Welcome Message
Dr Ethel Agnes Pascua Valenzuela

Director of SEAMEO Secretariat


The 2nd SEAMEO-QS Higher Education Forum is one of the SEAMEO-Partner series that have been introduced through the SEAMEO Secretariat YouTube Live since 2021. It intends to develop a platform where key players from education stakeholders and industry can share initiatives, expertise, and up-to-date solutions to enhance institutional development, future skills development, and teacher capacity development during the COVID pandemic.

The SEAMEO Secretariat would like to express its appreciation to the following distinguished speakers for their great contribution to the 2nd SEAMEO-QS Higher Education Forum on Using Analytics to Plan International Collaboration in Asia Pacific.


Using Analytics to Plan International Collaboration in Asia Pacific
Mr E Way Chong
Regional Director (Southeast Asia & Japan) QS Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Data Driven Decision Making in International Collaboration
Mr Michael Crisp
Deputy Director, Business Intelligence and Planning University of South Australia, Australia

University Ranking for Young Universities - Perspective from University of Tsukuba
Prof Dr Nakao Nomura
Regional Director of Southeast Asia and Taiwan,
Bureau of Global Initiatives University of Tsukuba, Japan

Sharing Experience on Internationalisation Strategies and Global Engagement Initiatives
Prof Dr Iskandar Z Siregar
Director for International Program IPB University Bogor, Indonesia


Moderator/Closing Message
Mr Jeroen Prinsen

Regional Director for Asia Pacific
QS Quacquarelli Symonds, UK


The 2nd SEAMEO-QS can be viewed from the SEAMEO Secretariat YouTube channel as follows:  

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