Tuning Asia – South East

Title

Tuning Asia South East (TA-SE)

Number

573760-EPP-1-2016-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Programme

Co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union

Coordinator

University of Deusto

Dates

15 October 2016 – 14 October 2019

Tuning Asia South East

BELGIUM

CAMBODIA

FRANCE

INDONESIA

ITALY

MALAYSIA

MYANMAR

NETHERLANDS

PHILIPPINES

PORTUGAL

SPAIN

THAILAND

VIETNAM

The project is aimed at modernisation of higher education in South East Asia region by the developing of following lines: curricula design and delivery, employability of graduates, recognition of the degree programs, quality of higher education, and staff training.

 

These lines are part of the development strategies and higher education reforms in countries of the South East Asia, which have been chosen to meet requirements of Bologna Process and address the EU Higher Education Modernisation Agenda. Lessons learnt from the previous projects, as well as Regional priorities for Asia region (Erasmus+ region 6) have been taken into consideration for the design of the TA-SE project.

 

Since Tuning methodology has been considered valid worldwide and tested in several continents, it has been chosen as a main tool for curricula reform, enhancement of graduates’ employability, recognition of degrees, ensuring of the quality of programs, and the training of the academic and administrative staff.

 

The main aim and objective of Tuning is to contribute significantly to the elaboration of a framework of comparable and compatible qualifications in each of the (potential) signatory countries of the Bologna process, which should be described in terms of workload, level, learning outcomes, competences and profile. The Tuning project has developed a methodology and a common language, which can serve as a common basis, and links with the development of an overarching European framework of qualifications. An overarching Framework for Qualifications of the European Higher Education Area (EQF for HE), in concept and language, is in full agreement with the Tuning approach.  In addition, Tuning developed a model for designing, implementing and delivering curricula offered jointly, by two or more institutions.

 

The project is focused on the curricular reform in three subject areas (Teacher Education, Medicine and Civil Engineering). It is designed to adapt, restructure and test curricula in 3 subject areas using the European Credit Transfer System and recognition of degrees, in accordance to the Tuning methodology and approaches, with the aim of developing and establishing study programmes for the first cycle.

TA-SE project is also focused on generic and specific competences, structure of content, ECTS and students´ workload; teaching, learning and assessment methods, and enhancement of the quality of the teaching materials and educational process. Updated curricula will be developed with the aim of mutual recognition and arrangements between higher education institutions in the EU and in the South East Asia.

In this regard, the country-wide consultation process with employers, students, graduates and academic staff will be organised in every participating Partner Country, in order to identify the most important competences in 3 subject areas. The main results of the project consist of establishment of subject area groups at national and regional levels, Reference Points for the design and delivery of degree programmes (including cycle level descriptors), Degree Programme Profiles (including programme competences and programme learning outcomes) and Curricula of Degree Programmes (first cycle) in 3 subject area.

PARTNERS

Universidad de Deusto – Spain

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen – Netherlands

Education for an Interdependent World – Belgium

Universite de Montpellier –  France

Universita di Pisa – Italy

Universidade do Porto – Portugal

Institute of Technology of Cambodia – Cambodia

University of Health Sciences – Cambodia

Universitas Sanata Dharma – Indonesia

Universitas Padjadjaran – Indonesia

Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember – Indonesia

Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia -Indonesia

Universiti Sains Malaysia –  Malaysia

University of Malaya – Malaysia

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia – Malaysia

Yangon University of Education –  Myanmar

University of Medicine Mandalay- Myanmar

University of San Agustin – Philippines

West Visayas State University – Philippines

University of the Philippines System – Philippines

Ateneo de Manila University – Philippines

University of San Carlos – Philippines

ASEAN University Network – Thailand

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonbury -Thailand

Chulalongkorn University – Thailand

Naresuan University – Thailand

Prince of Songkla University – Thailand

The University of Medicine&Pharmacy HoChiMinh City – Vietnam

HoChiMinh City University of Technology – Vietnam

National University of Civil Engineering – Vietnam

WIDER

OBJECTIVE

The wider objective of the project is to implement Bologna tools in South East Asia universities through building of a framework of comparable and compatible qualifications.

SPECIFIC

OBJECTIVES

The project is aimed to achieve the following specific objectives:

  • To apply the Tuning methodology in universities of South East Asia in three subject areas – Teacher Education, Medicine and Civil Engineering;
  • To develop Tuning Reference Points in three subject areas;
  • To develop, implement, monitor and improve degree programmes for the first cycle programmes;

To promote regional and international cooperation between SEA and EU universities.

SUBJECT

AREAS

BELGIUM

Education for an Interdependent World

Emma Melgarejo

emmatm1950@gmail.com

INDONESIA

Universitas Sanata Dharma

Ouda Teda Ena

warek4@usd.ac.id

Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

Vanessa Gaffar

vanessa@upi.edu

MALAYSIA

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Abdul Rashid Mohamed

rich@usm.my

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Hamdan Said

p-hamdan@utm.my

MYANMAR

Yangon University of Education

Aye Aye Myint

aamyint15259@gmail.com

PHILIPPINES

University of San Agustin

Sylvia Sajo

sylviamsajo@yahoo.com

West Visayas State University

Mª Asunción V. Dequilla

macdequilla@wvsu.edu.ph

University of San Carlos

Richard Jugar

rrjugar@gmail.com

PORTUGAL

Universidade do Porto

Ana Mouraz

anamouraz@fpce.up.pt

SPAIN

Universidad de Deusto

Maria Yarosh

mariayarosh@deusto.es

THAILAND

Chulalongkorn University

Penvara Xupravati

penvara@gmail.com

CAMBODIA

University of Health Sciences

Sothea Kim

kimsothea@uhs.edu.kh

FRANCE

Universite de Montpellier

Jean-François Schved

jf@schved.fr

INDONESIA

Universitas Pajajaran

Yuni Patriwi

yunilazuardi@gmail.com

ITALY

Universita di Pisa

Riccardo Ruffoli

riccardo.ruffoli@med.unipi.it

MALAYSIA

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Muhammad Saiful Yussof

msaiful_bahri@usm.my

University of Malaya

Jamuna Vadivelu

jamuna@ummc.edu.my

MYANMAR

University of Medicine Mandalay

Hla Moe

hlamoe.dr@gmail.com

NETHERLANDS

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Anna Maria van Trigt

a.m.van.trigt@umcg.nl

PHILIPPINES

University of San Agustin

Remi Salvilla

remicharlene@gmail.com

West Visayas State University

Lynette Alcala

lynettefa18@yahoo.com

Ateneo de Manila University

Manuel Dayrit

mdayrit@ateneo.edu

VIETNAM

The University of Medicine & Pharmacy Ho Chi Minh City

Tran Diep Tuan

tuyetthanh@ump.edu.vn

CAMBODIA

Institute of Technology of Cambodia

Po Kimtho

pokimtho@itc.edu.kh

FRANCE

Universite de Montpellier

Emilien Azema

emilien.azema@umontpellier.fr

INDONESIA

Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember

Triki Joko

trijokowahyuadi@gmail.com

ITALY

Universita di Pisa

Diego Lo Presti

d.lopresti@ing.unipi.it

MALAYSIA

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Ahmad Farhan Sadullah

cefrhn@usm.my

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Norhazilan Noor

norhazilan@utm.my

PHILIPPINES

University of San Agustin

Neil Escalona

pax.escalona@gmail.com

University of the Philippines System

Karl Vergel

karlvergel@gmail.com

PORTUGAL

Universidade do Porto

Alfredo Soeiro

avsoeiro@fe.up.pt

THAILAND

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonbury

Aphinat Ashakul

aphinat.ash@kmutt.ac.th

Chulalongkorn University

Withit Pansuk

withit.P@chula.ac.th

Naresuan University

Dondej Tungtakanpoung

dondej24@gmail.com

VIETNAM

Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

Nguyen Danh Thao

ndthao@hcmut.edu.vn

National University of Civil Engineering

Ta Quynh Hoa

hoatq@nuce.edu.vn

OUTPUTS AND OUTCOMES

The principal outputs and outcomes are:

  • 3 Subject Area Groups in Teacher Education, Medicine and Civil Engineering for South East Asia;
  • Reference Points for the design and delivery of degree programmes in 3 subject areas, including first, second and third cycle level descriptors, which cover broad academic fields;
  • No less than 8 Degree Programme Profiles, including programme competences and programme learning outcomes,
  • Curricula of no less than 3 new or updated degree programmes of the first cycle,
  • A well established group of trained academics and managers (no less than 70 trainees),
  • 3 training seminars for managers and high quality teaching staff,
  • An extended multi-language user-friendly and interactive web site,
  • A framework for the use of new Tuning approach to anticipate, match and forecast new skills for new jobs,
  • Teaching materials for the preparation of competences and learning outcomes at programme level,
  • 3 international promotion and dissemination conferences.

 

The outcomes of the project are of relevance for all higher education institutions in South East Asia.