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2019 Southeast Asia Education Dean’s Forum at NTNU

In order to assist the development of domestic universities and colleges to develop academic exchanges and cooperation, cultivate talents and develop regional development with academically influential educational and research institutions in Southeast Asian countries, the College of Education of National Taiwan Normal University held the Regional Alliance Project of New Southbound Policy: Education and Humanities under the Ministry of Education. In March 2018, the first Southeast Asia Education Dean’s Forum was held, inviting scholars from the top universities in Southeast Asia and domestic well-known universities to gather for the first time. In March 2019, the second Forum was held and the scope expended. Scholars were invited to give keynote speeches, and the discussion was focused on how to prepare for the competitiveness of the 21st century.
This year, the topic of the forum is Teacher Education Policy and Institutional System: Asian Perspectives and International Comparison. On November 8th, eight representatives from Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia attended the meeting with domestic educators. They are Dr. Nguyen Duc Huy from Hanoi National University of Education, Dr. Hoang Mai Khanh from Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Dr. Agus Taufiq and Dr. Dinn Wahyudin
from Indonesia University of Education, Dr. Jerome T. Buenviaj from the University of the Philippines Diliman, Dr. Soontaree Konthieng from Chiang Mai University, Dr. Ahmad Zabidi bin Abdul Razak from the University of Malaya, and Dr. Duong Minh Lam from Hanoi National University of Education. 
After several forums and visits, NTNU has built relationship with above mentioned top universities in South East Asia, which is a foundation for, Asia-Pacific Association for Teacher Education, an organization to be formed by NTNU in the future.