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SEAMEO CENTRES

SEAMEO has 21 specialist institutions that undertake training and research programs in various fields of education, science, and culture. Each Regional Centre has a Governing Board composed of senior education officials from each SEAMEO Member Country. The Governing Board reviews the Centres’ operations and budget and sets their policies and programmes.




SEAMEO BIOTROP

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Tropical Biology

( Approval of Establishment - 1968 )

Located in Bogor, Indonesia, the main activities of the SEAMEO BIOTROP focus on Forest, Pest and Aquatic Biology. It assists SEAMEO Member Countries in developing the expertise to identify, prioritise, analyse and recommend solutions or alternative approaches to critical biological problems in the region, especially those related to sustainable development of tropical ecosystems.

http://www.biotrop.org


SEAMEO CELLL

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Lifelong Learning

( Approval of Establishment - 2011 )

Fully established in 2012 in Vietnam, SEAMEO CELLL specializes in research and training on lifelong learning as foundation for educational policy development. The centre is expected to become a focal point for strengthening links between Asia and Europe in promoting lifelong learning.

www.seameocelll.org


SEAMEO CHAT

SEAMEO Regional Centre for History and Tradition

( Approval of Establishment - 2000 )

Based in Myanmar, the SEAMEO CHAT was inaugurated in December 2000, making it SEAMEO's newest Centre of Excellence. It promotes cooperation in the study of history and tradition among SEAMEO Member Countries through research, human resource development, education and networking.

http://www.seameochat.org


SEAMEO INNOTECH

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology

( Approval of Establishment - 2000 )

Based in the Philippines, the SEAMEO INNOTECH initiates and disseminates innovative and technology oriented educational programmes that help SEAMEO Member Countries identify and solve common or unique educational problems and address anticipated needs.

http://www.seameo-innotech.org


SEAMEO QITEP in Language

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel (QITEP) in Language

( Approval of Establishment - 2009 )

Hosted by the Ministry of National Education Indonesia, the SEAMEO QITEP for Language offers courses and training programmes for educators and teachers development. Located in Jakarta, the centre promotes programmes and activities in improving the quality of teachers & education personnel in the areas of Language.

www.qiteplanguage.org


SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel(QITEP) in Mathematics

( Approval of Establishment - 2009 )

Hosted by the Ministry of National Education Indonesia, the SEAMEO QITEP for Mathematics offers courses and training programmes for educators and teachers development. Located in Yogyakarta, the centre promotes programmes and activities in improving the quality of teachers & education personnel in the areas of Mathematics.

http://www.qitepinmath.org


SEAMEO QITEP in Science

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel (QITEP) in Science

( Approval of Establishment - 2009 )

Hosted by the Ministry of National Education Indonesia, the SEAMEO QITEP for Science offers courses and training programmes for educators and teachers development. Located in Bandung, the centre promotes programmes and activities in improving the quality of teachers & education personnel in the areas of Science.

www.qitepscience.org


SEAMEO RECFON

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Food and Nutrition

( Approval of Establishment - 2010 )

SEAMEO RECFON is formerly known as SEAMEO TROPMED Regional Centre for Community Nutrition (SEAMEO-TROPMED RCCN), one of the four SEAMEO Centres under the TROPMED Network. Located in Jakarta, Indonesia, the centre for Food and Nutrition aims to assist the Member States.

www.seameo-recfon.org/


SEAMEO RECSAM

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics

( Approval of Establishment - 2010 )

Established on the island state of Penang, Malaysia, the SEAMEO RECSAM is designed to meet the needs of the SEAMEO Member Countries in developing science, mathematics and technology education programmes.

www.recsam.edu.my


SEAMEO RELC

SEAMEO Regional Language Centre

( Approval of Establishment - 1968 )

Located in Singapore , the SEAMEO RELC provides SEAMEO Member Countries with expertise, training facilities and training programmes to upgrade the skills of language specialists and educators. Programmes focus on knowledge and pedagogic disciplines of language teaching and learning.

http://www.relc.org.sg


SEAMEO RETRAC

SEAMEO Regional Training Centre

( Approval of Establishment - 1996 )

Located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the SEAMEO RETRAC assists SEAMEO Member Countries especially Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam to identify and solve common problems in human resource development. Its area of specialisation is educational management.

www.vnseameo.org


SEAMEO RIHED

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development

( Approval of Establishment - 1993 )

Hosted by the Government of Thailand, the SEAMEO RIHED plays a crucial role in the capability building of SEAMEO Member Countries in the field of higher education. It responds to needs on policy and planning, administration and management of higher education.

http://www.rihed.seameo.org


SEAMEO SEAMOLEC

SEAMEO Regional Open Learning Centre

( Approval of Establishment - 1993 )

Located in Indonesia, the SEAMEO SEAMOLEC assists SEAMEO Member Countries in identifying educational problems and finding alternative solutions for sustainable human resource development through the dissemination and effective use of open learning and distance education.

www.seamolec.org


SEAMEO SEARCA

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

( Approval of Establishment - 1966 )

The SEAMEO SEARCA, hosted by the Government of the Philippines, serves the agriculture and rural needs of the region through its human resource development programmes and research and extension activities.

www.searca.org


SEAMEO SEN

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Special Education

( Approval of Establishment - 2006 )

Located in Malaysia, the SEAMEO SEN specializes in education to support the needs of children with different disabilities and education for the needs of the gifted and talented children.

www.seameosen.org


SEAMEO SPAFA

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts

( Approval of Establishment - 1978 )

Hosted by the Government of Thailand, the SEAMEO SPAFA cultivates awareness and appreciation of cultural heritage; promotes and enriches archaeological and cultural activities in the region; and furthers professional competence in the fields of archaeology and fine arts to advance mutual knowledge and understanding among SEAMEO Member Countries.

http://www.seameo-spafa.org


SEAMEO TROPMED Network

SEAMEO Tropical Medicine and Public Health Network

( Approval of Establishment - 1966 )

SEAMEO TROPMED Network is a regional cooperation network established in 1966 for education, training and research in tropical medicine and public health under the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education. The Network serves as a focal point in higher education and research in tropical medicine and public health. SEAMEO TROPMED Network has three sub-regional centres in Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. The central office is located in Bangkok. The Network's overall role is to promote health and to prevent and control tropical diseases and public health problems.

www.seameotropmednetwork.org


SEAMEO TROPMED Malaysia

SEAMEO TROPMED Regional Centre for Microbiology, Parasitology and Entomology

( Approval of Establishment - 1967 )

The SEAMEO TROPMED Malaysia, located at the Institute for Medical Research in Kuala Lumpur, conducts research for the prevention and control of diseases and provides specialised training, diagnostic, consultative and advisory services. It promotes health management as a collective responsibility of government, the private sector, non-government organisations, the community and individuals.

www.seameotropmednetwork.org


SEAMEO TROPMED Philippines

SEAMEO TROPMED Regional Centre for Public Health, Hospital Administration, Environmental and Occupational Health

( Approval of Establishment - 1967 )

The SEAMEO TROPMED Philippines, based in the College of Public Health of the University of the Philippines in Manila, conducts research and training in the fields of public health, rural medicine, hospital administration, environmental and occupational health, health policy and management.

www.seameotropmednetwork.org


SEAMEO TROPMED Thailand

SEAMEO TROPMED Regional Centre for Tropical Medicine

( Approval of Establishment - 1967 )

The SEAMEO TROPMED Thailand, hosted by the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, offers training on endemic tropical diseases, parasitology, community and preventive medicine. It also conducts researches on alternative control measures of diseases and the promotion of healthy lifestyles, including trials of new chemotherapeutic compounds and new vaccines. It provides clinical care to patients suffering from tropical diseases.

www.seameotropmednetwork.org


SEAMEO VOCTECH

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Vocational and Technical Education and Training

( Approval of Establishment - 1990 )

Hosted by Brunei Darussalam, the SEAMEO VOCTECH is designed to improve the management of vocational and technical education and training (VTET) in SEAMEO Member Countries. The Centre strives to develop and deliver relevant programmes in VTET to meet the local, national and regional needs in socio-economic, industrial, business and labour markets.

www.voctech.org.bn