A. Background

The SEAMEO Secretariat and QS Quacquarelli Symonds of United Kingdom organised the 1st SEAMEO-QS Higher Education Forum, with the theme ‘Using Performance Insight to Build World-Class Universities in Southeast Asia’, lived on 14 October 2021 by the SEAMEO Secretariat YouTube Channel.    

With the contributions of experts from QS: Mr Ben Sowter, Senior Vice President, and Mr Leigh Kamolins, Head of Evaluation as well as the experience sharing from Professor Dato' Ir Dr Mohd Hamdi Abd Shukor, Vice-Chancellor/Presiden of Universiti Malaya, Malaysia, the event gained remarkable results as follows:

  • Total pre-registration number: 7187 pre-registrants  
  • Total participants during live: 7,791 views
  • Current views in YouTube: 46,146 views (as of 12 Sept 2022)

(YouTube: https://link.seameo.org/QSHE)


B. 2nd SEAMEO-QS Higher Education Forum

To continue the collaboration that will benefit to the Southeast Asian universities, the SEAMEO Secretariat in collaboration with QS will organise the 2nd SEAMEO-QS Higher Education Forum with the theme “Using Analytics to Plan International Collaboration in Asia Pacific” on 29 September 2022 at 14.00-16.10 hrs.     

The purposes of the session are to provide an understanding of data driven decision making in international collaboration. QS currently conducts the world’s largest annual academic survey involving over 150,000 respondents holds insightful information on how each university could use these valuable insights into their planning and execution of international collaboration.

The forum will highlight the latest insights from QS Academic Survey through QS Analytics system and share the expriences in international collaboration from the top-ranked universities on their success stories of becoming a world-class university. 

  • University of South Australia, Australia
  • University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • IPB University Bogor, Indonesia
Learning Event 2nd SEAMEO-QS Higher Education Forum
Theme Using Analytics to Plan International Collaboration in Asia Pacific
Date Thursday 29 September 2022
Time 14.00-16.10 hrs (GMT+7/BKK Time)
Registration Fee No
Participants We would like to invite the universities in Southeast Asian countries and beyond to participate in the forum.
  • University Presidents, Vice Presidents
  • Deans
  • Directors/Deputy Directors/Staff of International Relations, Strategy & Planning, Academic Affairs, Global Initiative, and other related Offices
  • Staff from Ministries of Education, and Higher Education
  • University lecturers and researchers
Agenda Click to download
Pre-registration     https://link.seameo.org/2ndQSHE/Reg

How to join the YouTube Live Session  Participants can join the live session by clicking the link or scan the QR code below.

Special Offers to the Participants QS will provide 10 free tickets (valued USD 200/ticket) to the paticipants from the universities to join the QS Higher Ed Summit: Asia Pacific 2022 Hybrid Conference on 8-10 Novermber 2022

The selected participants will be drawn randomly based on the registration list. QS will inform the recipient directly after the webinar.
e-Certificate of Participation Provide to the participants who complete the “Certificate Validation Form” of which details will appear at the end of the event.


C. Speakers


Using Analytics to Plan International Collaboration in Asia Pacific

Mr E Way Chong
Regional Director (Southeast Asia & Japan)
QS Quacquarelli Symonds, UK
Mr Michael Crisp
Deputy Director
Business Intelligence and Planning
University of South Australia
Prof Dr Nakao Nomura
Regional Director
Southeast Asia and Taiwan, Bureau of Global Initiatives
University of Tsukuba
Prof Dr Iskandar Z Siregar
Director for International Program
IPB University Bogor
Closing Message

Mr Jeroen Prinsen
Regional Director for Asia Pacific
QS Quacquarelli Symonds, UK


D. About QS

QS Quacquarelli Symonds is the world’s leading provider of services, analytics, and insight to the global higher education sector, whose mission is to enable motivated people anywhere in the world to fulfill their potential through educational achievement, international mobility, and career development

The QS World University Rankings portfolio, inaugurated in 2004, has grown to become the world’s most popular source of comparative data about university performance.  Their flagship website, www.TopUniversities.com – the home of their rankings – was viewed 147 million times in 2020, and over 98,000 media clippings pertaining to, or mentioning, QS was published by media outlets across the world in 2020.