The AUN serves as a platform for leading ASEAN higher education institutions to work together to reach new heights. To accomplish this goal, the AUN organizes its activity into five distinct areas of collaboration:


Advancing Curriculums and Learning Approaches

  • With new knowledge and technology emerging more rapidly than ever, the learning environment that is responsible for preparing youth for the professional world must also advance to reflect the changing circumstances.

Assuring Quality in Higher Education

  • Creating an academic culture that is cognizant of quality is critical to ensuring that top institutions remain strong and developing institutions are keen on how to proceed.

Developing Student Skill Through Cross-Border Exposure and Experiences

  • The capabilities of our youth is a direct indicator of our prosperity. In today’s world, it is invaluable to have experiences that expand their horizons and to meet with their international peers.

Promoting and Cultivating Academic and Research Cooperation

  • One of the major reasons for academia to exist is to further humanity’s pool of knowledge. This is why it is important for us to connect academics and provide opportunities for them to cooperate on research endeavors in their pursuit of knowledge.

Serving as a Platform for Networking

  • To facilitate ASEAN higher education institutions in their cooperation, the AUN serves as a platform and conduit that connects these top-tier institutions together as well as to parties interested in working with these institutions from outside the region to do significant and meaningful work.

AUN Key Strategic Outcomes

Outcome Indicators


1. ASEAN Awareness

The Sense of ASEAN Awareness has been enhanced and a Stronger Sense of an ASEAN Community has been built up. 

Knowledge and understanding via exposure and competency building

SO 1.1: Knowledge about the ASEAN Identity

SO 1.2: Knowledge of and sensitivity to different cultures, languages, and religions in the ASEAN region

SO 1.3: Understanding of history and cultural heritage

SO 1.4: In-depth knowledge of the ASEAN community

SO 1.5: Competency in cross-cultural communication

SO 1.6: Increased leadership skill

2. Lifelong Learning in Higher Education  Lifelong Learning in Education has been engaged and materialized in reality. 

SO 2.1: Skills in learning from a variety of media platforms

SO 2.2: Job readiness/employability

SO 2.3: Social, cultural, and civic engagement

3. Education for Sustainable Development Sustainable Development has been promoted by HEIs in ASEAN.

SO 3.1: Knowledge and awareness of sustainable development

SO 3.2: Behavioral changes

4. Higher Education Quality Assurance and Enhancement Standards and Quality of Higher Education have been uplifted and enhanced.

SO 4.1: Quality system and management in ASEAN universities have been improved and enhanced continuously and holistically

SO 4.2: Study programmes/degree programmes in ASEAN universities have attained high quality standards when benchmarked against world-class programmes

5. University-Industry Partnership Collaboration between Universities and the Industrial Sector, and other sectors, have been strengthened.

SO 5.1: Short term - low intensity emphasizing knowledge and technological transfer (one-time event/project)

SO 5.2: Medium term - concentrating on academic entrepreneurship and human resource training and exchanges (cooperative project)

SO 5.3: Long term - research partnership/services and invested/shared infrastructure

6. Capacity Building for Educators and Universities Capacity-building programmes for teachers, academics, and other key stakeholders in the education community have been provided to achieve the required or desirable Level of Knowledge and Competencies

SO 6.1: Policy-related capacity (ASEAN/ASEM Level)

SO 6.2: Curriculum capacity

SO 6.3: Teaching capacity

SO 6.4: Assessment capacity

SO 6.5: Quality assurance capacity

7. End outcomes designated by each AUN Thematic Network, excluding SO 1-6 Strategic Outcomes as formulated by each AUN Thematic Network

SO 7.1: End outcomes of AUN-BE

SO 7.2: End outcomes of AUN/SEED-Net

SO 7.3: End outcomes of AUNILO

SO 7.4: End outcomes of AUN-HRE

SO 7.5: End outcomes of AUN USR&S

SO 7.6: End outcomes of AUN-ACTS

SO 7.7: End outcomes of AUN-HPN

SO 7.8: End outcomes of AUN-AEC

SO 7.9: End outcomes of AUN-DPPnet

SO 7.10: End outcomes of AUN-SAN

SO 7.11: End outcomes of AUN-SCUD

SO 7.12: End outcomes of AUN-CA

SO 7.13: End outcomes of AUN-UIE

SO 7.14: End outcomes of AUN-ADERA

SO 7.15: End outcomes of AUN-EEC

SO 7.16: End outcomes of AUN-QA

SO 7.17: End outcomes of AUN-TEPL

Inter mediate Outcomes 8. ICT in Higher Education The use of ICT in Higher Education has been maximized in terms of Quality and Accessibility. SO 8.1: Availability of and accessibility to quality resources through the use of ICT
9. Information and Knowledge Exchange Flow of information/knowledge within the network and beyond has increased.

Strategic outputs 9-11 share common output indicators:

SO-a: Access to new knowledge/new technology/knowledge transfer

SO-b: New collaboration/networking

SO-c: Research and development improvements

SO-d: Enhanced capability

SO-e: Brand name leverage

SO-f: Expansion of geographical reach

10. Academic Resource Exchange Talents, Technology, Education, Material, etc. have been shared and exchanged.
11. Services Provided by the AUN Secretariat and the Thematic Network Secretariats The Missions and Goals of each AUN Thematic Network have been achieved partly through the coordination and support from the AUN Secretariat.