RIHED-SHARE is an online knowledge hub and contribution to the region and stakeholders in higher education by SEAMEO RIHED and the EU SHARE Programme.

A Redefined Common Space

Recognising the need for relevant, inclusive, and equitable partnerships in higher education with the potential to contribute to the development of networks and platforms where knowledge and learning can be maximised for regional benefit, the platform aims to carry forward the work of the region’s partners in higher education, promote collective intelligence for today’s challenges and provide a space for performance excellence perspectives and practices. Together, these goals complement the shared vision of the region towards the Common Space in Southeast Asian Higher Education.

Our hope is that RIHED-SHARE, as an online platform for knowledge, will encourage learning, cooperation and partnerships that will lead both to new understanding across higher education policy and a variety of disciplines and to practical advances in many areas of research and exchange within the region and with other regions of the world.


Countries from Southeast Asia


Experts on Southeast Asian Higher Education

Why Collective Intelligence?

Today’s challenges for higher education cannot be met alone. Partnerships and the development of collective learning are needed to assist higher education decision-making in a rapidly evolving context if we want to see a more sustainable future for higher education and for the region of Southeast Asia.


SEAMEO RIHED is the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional Centre specialising in higher education and development. We were first conceived as a Regional Institute for Higher Education Development (RIHED) in 1959 by UNESCO and the International Association of Universities (IAU) in collaboration with the Ford Foundation. The Institute was later re-established in 1993 under SEAMEO in Bangkok, Thailand, where we are currently hosted by the Royal Thai Government and continue to serve as the region’s partner in higher education.



SHARE is an EU-funded project with an overarching objective to strengthen regional cooperation and enhance the quality, competitiveness and internationalisation of Southeast Asian higher education institutions and students, contributing to an ASEAN Community. The SHARE Consortium is led by the British Council and comprises the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and Nuffic. SHARE has worked with regional counterparts to implement the programme since 2015.