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OCTOBER 2020 | ISSUE 9

Regional Student Mobility

We focus on regional student mobility in Asia and Southeast Asia, in conjunction with the ASEAN International Mobility for Students Programme (AIMS). It envisions Malaysia as a regional student hub and builds a sustainable exchange platform between Southeast Asia and East Asian countries. We also look to contextualising student mobility programmes within the larger aims of internationalisation in ASEAN higher education.

In this issue:

  • ASEAN’s Intra-Regional Student Mobility Programmes and Malaysia’s Strategic Intent
    Morshidi Sirat and Zarida Hambali write about how with the AIMS Programme, it was envisioned that Malaysia – a founding member of the programme – would transform from being an international education hub for international student recruitment to a knowledge and skills hub with a high proportion of students from ASEAN pursuing postgraduate studies in Malaysian research universities.
  • A New Dimension of Student Mobility between Japan and Southeast Asia through the AIMS Programme
    Nakao Nomura shows how the AIMS programme has brought success in establishing a sustainable student mobility platform between Japan and Southeast Asia, from which the number of inbound students with funding from their home countries and universities had drastically increased.
  • The Big Picture: Student Mobility, Internationalisation and the ‘New Normal’
    This article from S. Gopinathan, Vignesh Naidu and Loke Hoe Yeong situates student mobility programmes within the larger aims of internationalisation in the ASEAN context, discusses the implications of student mobility beyond education, and proposes some perspectives for addressing gaps in student mobility opportunities in the COVID-19 new normal.

… and many more.

Mr Ho Swee Huat

Mr Ho Swee Huat is the Founder and Managing Director of Abacus Assets Advisors Pte Ltd. Before starting the company, he had an established career in the banking industry, with 20 years of experience in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York.

He was an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CapitaCommercial Trust Management LTD from 2004 to 2013.

He is the current Chairman of Autism Association (Singapore) which he co-founded with a group of parents in 1992. He is also Vice-Chairman of Eden School, a special school for children with autism.

Mr Ho holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Liberal Arts degree in Economics from Hamilton College, USA.

He has been a member of the Board of the Foundation since its incorporation.