Fostering_Greater_Compatibility Dr.Ninnat

The 9th CRISU-CUPT International
Conference 2014
Fostering Greater Compatibility for
Indonesian and Thai Education System
Khon Kaen University
28 October 2014
Dr. Ninnat Olanvoravuth
Secretary-General, ASAIHL
Chairman, Governing Board, Srisophon College
Vice-Chairman, Chalermkarnchana University
“One Vision, One Identity, One
Community”. ASEAN with different
cultures, religions, languages and
educational systems, must develop a
harmonized system of education. This
system can be developed on basis of
common, but not identical, practices and
guidelines for cooperation.
Making academic degree standards
more comparable and compatible
throughout ASEAN with
a common framework of easily
readable and comparable degrees
to facilitate free movement of
professionals and skilled labor in
ASEAN by 2015
 Principle
of mutual recognition
stipulates that if a standard is approved
in one country it is accepted in all
participating countries.
 Principle of harmonization operates
differently, previous national standards
do prevail, but trade across borders
only occurs with products fulfilling the
harmonized standard.
National higher education systems
are harmonized (working towards
greater comparability of higher
education structures & practices)
to encourage international
Harmonizing the diverse systems
of higher education in the region
is an important step towards the
regional integration objective.
We must prepare new generations
for the future world and not to go
for uniformity but instead to seek
for harmony and allowing for
mutual recognition, assessment
and compliance to international
Implementing ASEAN standards:
Establish credit transfer system for
mobility and dual degree programs.
Mechanisms for making Indonesia
and Thai Higher Education systems
compatible & internationally
attractive to build bridges for
academic cooperation.
CRISU-CUPT Exchange program
to enhance quality education and
promote understanding between
people and cultures through
student mobility and academic
The partnerships manage mobility
flows between the two nations
under our scholarship programs.
Student mobility, credit transfers,
quality assurance and research
clusters were identified as four
main priorities to harmonize our
higher education system.
CRISU-CUPT should develop an
Indonesian-Thai Credit Transfer
System to facilitate student mobility
Indonesian-Thai credit transfer system
(ITCTS) with grade conversion tables
for common understanding of the
different grading systems in Indonesia
and Thailand to enable accurate
interpretation of grades (or marks)
leading to a fair and manageable
conversion of these grades to a local
grade in the home institution.
CRISU-CUPT will coordinate
granting credit to a student for
courses taken at member institution
The course must be evaluated on
basis of its comparability to courses
at the receiving institution. The
coursework for which credit is
granted must be applicable to the
program of study for which the
student has applied.
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