SEAMEO RIHED and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are proud to announce the 1st SEAMEO RIHED-DAAD Seminar and Study Visit to Germany on Higher Education Research and Innovation. The Seminar and Study Visit will provide participants with in-depth insight into the German higher education and research system, with a focus on how innovation and excellence strategies are applied in the country. Together with other senior executives and administrators of Southeast Asian Higher Education Institutions, you will have the opportunity to explore cooperation and future academic collaboration in higher education, especially in the fields of public health and ageing societies, agricultural technology and university-industry linkages.

Organised by: SEAMEO RIHED, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES) with financial support from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany.

The Programme: The tentative programme includes the following:

1) The SEAMEO RIHED-DAAD Seminar with input from the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK). Designed exclusively for participants as a platform to network and exchange with German higher education stakeholders and explore opportunities for future cooperation.

2) Institutional Visit

  • Goethe University Frankfurt
  • The University of Heidelberg
  • The University of Hohenheim
  • The Munich University of Applied Science
  • The Technical University of Munich
  • The Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (Radio Telescope Effelsberg)

3) A cultural programme including a guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz Museum


Who can apply?

  • The programme is designed for senior executives and administrators affiliated with Southeast Asian higher education institutions with a strong research and teaching background (especially in the fields of public health, agricultural technology and university-industry linkages), able to assess the cooperation needs and abilities of their home institution and in a position to initiate and negotiate cooperation agreements on behalf of their institution.

Number of Participants

  • The group will consist of a maximum of 25 participants.

The application deadline is 20 October 2017 and participation is on a fee-paying basis.

Further information and application: