HARMONIZING REGIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION
Harmonising Diversity Between Students in ASEAN: The AIMS Programure
The ASEAN International Mobility For Students (AIMS) programme formally know as M-I-T aims to create a vibrant student mobility programme for citizens of all SEAMEO member countries. It has a long history, emerging from the Malaysia-Indonesia-Thailand (M-I-T) Student Mobility Pilot Project which as initiated in 2009 as collaboration between the governments of the three countries and SEAMEO RIHED. The M-I-T project was a pilot project, Following the success of the pilot project, it is now being turned into a fully-fledged ASEAN programme. Student mobility has always been one of the key strategic elements of cooperation in AIMS leading to the development of a harmonised higher education environment among countries in Southeast Asia. By 2015, it has been ambitiously agreed as a short-term goal among AIMS member and experience sharing of the programme at the respective countries. The first and second presentation will be about AIMS at the respective countries and the summation will be about the programs achievement and issues in terms of fundings, student mobility, field of study and its alumni.
1. To provide the success and issues encounter in AIMS programs that has run 10 years in ASEAN
2. Facts presentation on the achievement of diversity and inclusion amongst the ASEAN students who attend AIMS
3. To provide the case study of the institutions that run AIMS programme.
A/Prof Yazrina Yahya
Associate Professor Dr
International Relations Centre
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Yazrina Yahya is the Director at UKM Global. Her role as the director has lead her to work with global partners and present papers as keynote speaker at International Conferences on Higher Education Internationalization. She has co-written a book on Internationalization of Higher Education : Insights From Malaysian HE
Ms Nordiana Mohd Nordin
Senior Lecturer/ Executive Secretary AIMS Malaysia
Faculty of Information Management, Universiti Teknologi Mara
Nordiana Nordin has a vast experience in establishing AIMS program in Malaysia. She is currently the Executive Secretary of AIMS for Malaysia and oversee the program policy, structure and implementation in the country. She is also the representative of the Malaysia AIMS steering committee at the international level.
Dr Jeremy Godofredo Morales
Director for International Relations,
St Paul University Phillipines