AUN Human Rights Education Network (AUN-HRE)

AUN-HRE is a network of academic collaboration by AUN Member Universities to promote education and research in human rights in Southeast Asia with the main objectives:

  • To strengthen the network of experts and scholars in the area of human rights studies
  • To enhance capacity of AUN Member Universities in developing curricular/ programme/ course in human rights and related field
  • To raise human rights awareness and enhance regional cooperation that will lead to better protection
  • To promote of human rights and fundamental freedoms

AUN-HRE in collaboration with the Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN) jointly runs human rights education project under SHAPE-SEA (Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research and Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia).

SHAPE-SEA is a 5-year project (2015-2019) collaboration in human rights education with financial support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Norwegian Centre of Human Rights (NCHR). There are 4 components: Research, Education, Academic Partnership and Public Advocacy, and Publications. Find out more about SHAPE-SEA here.

AUN-HRE Secretariat is based at Institute of Human Rights and Peace (IHRP) Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand.

What We do

Research projects on human rights and peace in ASEAN/ Southeast Asia, research grants, and research publications


Engagement and collaboration with universities in Southeast Asia to incorporate human rights issues into university education

Academic Partnership and Public Advocacy

Providing a platform to create awareness, knowledge building, and sharing about human rights and peace issues in the region among the academic community and other human rights and peace stakeholders

Academic Partnership and Public Advocacy

Production and dissemination of human rights and peace research in ASEAN/Southeast Asia


Current members include AUN Member Universities and SEAHRN Member Universities. Find out more about membership here.

Contact SHAPE-SEA Secretariat

SHAPE-SEA Secretariat
Room # 310, 3rd Floor
Institute of Human Rights and Peace (IHRP) Studies
Panyaphiphat Building
Mahidol University
999 Phuttamonthon Sai 4 Road,
Salaya , Nakhorn Pathom 73170, Thailand