The CALOHEA project aims to contribute to the internationalisation of higher education institutions in Southeast Asia through developing a series of interrelated measures that are indispensable for improving recognition of higher education degrees. The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The ASEAN University Network (AUN) acts as a co-coordinator within the region, while the University of Groningen (RUG) is the project coordinator.


National Meeting

The National Meeting (NM) is a major part of CALOHEA dissemination activities. Its objectives are:

  • To promote participants’ awareness and understanding of the benefits and how to effectively utilise CALOHEA Recognition Mechanisms in three subject areas: Civil Engineering, Medicine, and Teacher Education, to increase and enhance mobility in higher education.
  • To be a platform to promote internationalisation in higher education among the partners in the ASEAN and EU regions.

The first round of NMs will be organised in seven countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam from March-May 2023. The target participants of the meetings are policymakers, university leaders, programme chairs, academic staff, students, and employers.

  • 1st NM: 2 - 3 March 2023, Indonesia, hosted by Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS)
  • 2nd NM: 9 - 10 March 2023, Thailand, hosted by Chulalongkorn University (CU)
  • 3rd NM: 5 - 6 April 2023, co-hosted by the National University of Laos (NUOL) and Souphanouvong University (SU)
  • 4th NM: 18 - 19 April 2023, Viet Nam, hosted by University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMP) at Ho Chi Minh City  
  • 5th NM: 11 - 12 May 2023, Cambodia, hosted by Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC)
  • 6th NM: 18 - 19 May 2023, The Philippines, hosted by University of San Agustin (USA)
  • 7th NM: May 2023 (TBC), Malaysia, hosted by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Please visit the CALOHEA website to learn more about the project: and please stay tuned for the registration form and meetings details!