Partnerships in Higher Education

This issue is a joint effort by The HEAD Foundation, SEAMEO RIHED and the EU Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region (SHARE), true to the issue’s overarching theme of partnership. It brings together leading thinkers elucidating on their shared vision of a common space in the higher education realm. We have invited them to share their initiatives and experiences in boosting regional cooperation among ASEAN higher education institutions and students.

In this issue:

  • The Name of the Game in ASEAN Higher Education: Competition or Collaboration?

    Reka Tozsa argues that while competition among higher education institutions is inevitable, they must first become collaborators. She offers three ways for them to excel in global competition by forging stronger partnerships.

  • Online and Virtual Learning Collaboration: The Case of the Indonesia Cyber Education Institution

    Paulina Pannen and Basuki Hardjojo discuss the success factors and the constraints behind the Indonesia Cyber Education Institute (ICE Institute or ICE-I), which was designed to be a marketplace for online courses in Indonesia.

  • A Culture of Partnership and Cooperation: Key to Shaping the Future of Higher Education in Southeast Asia

    Libing Wang calls for collective and concerted actions from higher education actors and stakeholders to address the interconnected nature of the current challenges facing humanity and the planet.

…and many more.

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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.