Regional Updates

IASAS Asia Regional Coordinators:
Qi Li (China) & Carlito B. Olaer (Philippines)


Committed to the formation of Filipino educators through the conduct of effective and relevant programs and services addressing student issues and student affairs development, the Philippine Association of Administrators of Student Affairs, Inc. teams up with the University of Santo Tomas, Manila through its Graduate School’s Center for Continuing Professional Education and Development for its Student Affairs and Services Continuing Development Program (SAS CDP).

In a Memorandum of Agreement formalized in December 2017, PAASA, Inc., shall provide all the pertinent course curriculum, objectives and contents of the program and UST GS CCPED will organize, manage and operate the Program taking charge of all logistical and other requirements.

This program will be formally launched during the PAASA Inc.’ s 23rd National Convention in Cebu City this coming May 2018. There will be three runs of the program for the entire year and the first will be hosted by UST in June 2018.


Asia Pacific Student Services Association International Conference

6-10 August 2018 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


On May 1-4, 2018, the Philippine Association of Administrators of Student Affairs will hold its 23rd National Convention in Cebu City, 600 kilometers south of Manila with the theme, ““Empowered Student Affairs and Services Practitioners in an Evolving Landscape of Higher Education: New Directions, New Horizons. ”

Assoc. Prof. Peter Pang, Dean of Students, Office of Student Affairs from the National University of Singapore will be the keynote speaker.

PAASA’s 9th Interactive Youth Forum in Baguio City

On February 1-3, 2018, the Philippine Association of Administrators of Student Affairs (PAASA, Inc.) held its second run of the 9th Interactive Youth Forum (IYF) at the Azalea Hotels and Residence in Baguio City, Philippines, a three hour and a half drive from Manila.

With the theme, “The Filipino Youth Leaders for Justice and Peace in the 21st Century,” the Forum was well attended with 196 participants, both students and advisers from 38 universities and colleges across the country.

Following the platform presented during the first run of the IYF in La Carmela de Boracay, Boracay , Malay, Aklan which was held on September 20-22, 2017 and attended by 289 participants from 65 schools from all over the country, the Forum aimed not only to expose the student leaders to themes and concerns related to leadership, justice, and peace building that are relevant and important to the needs of the country at present but to provide as well an interactive experience that would hopefully motivate them to explore positive alternatives in fulfilling their role in the society.


Beijing Normal University offers a Master of Arts Program in Higher Educaiton and Student Affairs (HESA)
The first Master of Arts Program in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) at Beijing Normal University began in 2014. It is part of our efforts to internationalize the academic curriculum at the University and our goal is to attract highly motivated students from different countries and to provide them with excellent preparation. Since the beginning of the program we have had two classes graduate. Our students came from more than fifteen countries and most of our graduated students began to work as entry-mid level positions as practitioners in higher education/student affairs or other relevant fields after they returned to their home countries. To learn more about the program please see attached brochure. If you have any questions please contact the HESA program coordinator at

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