There is a worldwide consensus in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) today on the relevance of quality Human Resources Management (HRM) for the development and optimisation of HEIs’ performance. HEIs face increasingly complex academic contexts which require HRM models able to respond to new challenges in the selection, development and motivation of their staff. In Southeast Asian countries, HR approaches need to be far more efficient and be shaped to current labour and societal needs. HEIs need to take account of new issues concerning their HR, such as training, promotion and encouragement, evaluation, development support and systematic planning for future needs.

Against this background, HR4Asia aims at contributing to Higher Education organisational reform in Southeast Asia by improving HRM at the target HEIs from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam and Thailand.

This global objective will be pursued by means of three specific objectives, namely:

  1. Building capacity in HRM at Southeast Asian HEIs to enhance organizational performance;
  2. Improving HRM Strategic plans for more staffing autonomy;
  3. exchange Setting up of the ASEAN University HR Network as a regional forum for the of knowledge and best practices.

With these, HR4Asia will introduce in Southeast Asian HEIs a scheme to developing and implementing innovative HRM approaches, paying attention to transversal and additional skills, such as communication and self-learning. Tailor-made dissemination activities addressing non-partner HEIs, Ministries of Higher Education and other stakeholders will promote the project objectives, paving the way for its sustainability.

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