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REGIONAL WEB SITES

Education System Information
International Association of Universities: Higher Education Systems:   http://www.unesco.org/iau/onlinedatabases/
Searchable by country, this database includes information on the higher education systems of 180 countries and territories worldwide
UNESCO International Bureau of Education Asia/Pacific Resources:   http://www.ibe.unesco.org/asia.htm
 
Government Links
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Education Network:   http://www.apec.org/apec/apec_groups/working_groups/human_resources_de
velopment/education_network.html

The objectives of the Network are high-quality instruction in key subjects; development of new ways to monitor and improve the performance of education systems; facilitate mobility of persons and information for human resource development
Australian and NZ Ministerial Council:   http://www.curriculum.edu.au/mceetya/
Membership of the Council comprises State, Territory, Commonwealth and New Zealand Ministers with responsibility for the portfolios of education, employment, training and youth affairs, with Papua New Guinea and Norfolk Island having observer status
 
Professional Bodies
Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Network:
http://www.aprim.net/aphern/aphern.htm
Regional body promoting cooperative activities on regional education issues
Asia Pacific Network of Education and Values Education:
http://portal.unesco.org/education/en/ev.php-URL_ID=4920&URL_DO=DO_
TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

This site gives a general overview of human rights education
Asia-Pacific Quality Network:
http://www.apqn.org/
Mission Statement: To enhance the quality of higher education in Asia and the Pacific region through strengthening the work of quality assurance agencies and extending the cooperation between them.
Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN):
http://www.aseansec.org/64.htm
Commonwealth of Learning:
http://www.col.org/colweb/site/pid/1
Intergovernmental organization created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies
SEAMEO Regional Center for Higher Education and Development:
http://www.rihed.seameo.org
Organization of member states working to foster efficiency and effectiveness of higher education in their respective countries; promotes the exchange and dissemination of research findings and information on higher education management.
South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO):
http://www.seameo.org
SEAMEO offers assistance on policy advisement, program design, institutional development, staff training, and the design of learning materials.
The Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID):
http://www.unescobkk.org/index.php?id=595
Program designed to increase national capabilities for reforms to the education system in relation to national development goals
 
University Associations
ASEAN University Network:   http://www.aun.chula.ac.th/home.htm
Network designed to provide resources for and promote communication and collaboration between universities and scholars in Asia; contains useful information on issues confronting universities in the region
ASEAN-European University Network:   http://www.uibk.ac.at/asea-uninet/
A cooperative body promoting educational ties between European and Asian institutions of higher education in a wide range of academic fields
Asian Association of Open Universities:   http://www.ouhk.edu.hk/%7EAAOUNet/
Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU):   http://www.apru.org/
Consortium of 35 leading universities in the Pacific Rim that aims to foster cooperation in teaching and research
Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific:   http://sut2.sut.ac.th/auap
Working for regional cooperation in higher education
Australasian Council on Open, Distance and e-Learning:   http://www.acode.edu.au/
Member institutions collaborate to research and disseminate innovations in open, distance and e-learning
 
Information for International Students
Asia Society Education Initiatives:   http://www.internationaled.org/education
Organization dedicated to providing information about Asia; includes resources for teachers, families and international students
Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher learning:   http://www.seameo.org/asaihl/
Regional body providing fellowships, academic exchange programs and a forum for institutions to strengthen themselves through mutual self help
East West Center :   http://www.eastwestcenter.org/about-ov.asp
Organization established by the U.S. congress to improve relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States; conducts research and professional development programs
University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific:   http://www.umap.org/index.html
A voluntary association of government and non-government representatives of the higher education sector in the region that aims to achieve enhanced international understanding through increased mobility of university students and staff
 
Additional Links
UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific:   http://www.unescobkk.org
WENR - Asian Students Have More Opportunities at Home:   http://www.wes.org/ewenr/wenrarchive/RAS_OpportAtHomeMayJune99.pdf
World Education News and Reviews (WENR):   http://www.wes.org/ewenr/
WENR disseminates vital information on education developments around the world, and includes practical "how-to" articles on credential evaluation, international admissions and recruiting; searchable database by country