The ASEAN University Network (AUN) Secretariat carries out the operations of the AUN as determined by the AUN Board of Trustees and university rectors/presidents/vice-chancellors. The Secretariat is divided into multiple units based on their primary responsibility. 

The Secretariat grounds its work based on 3 fundamental principles:

  1. Intelligent Secretariat

We are driven by intelligence. This intelligence manifests itself in two forms. One is that knowledge is the basis for all our decisions. The other is that our works are based on innovative designs and fundamental principles. 

  1. Trustworthy

Our name and our presence is a stamp of reliability. We are consistent and vigilant in our delivery of quality, relevant, and impactful work. 

  1. Cosmopolitan 

We do not constrain ourselves to any limits because we understand that to be the best we can be, we must look beyond our confines as well as extract all we can from within. Only by looking at international quality standards within our region can we truly be the best Secretariat we can be. 


The AUN Secretariat

Name Position Contact
Choltis Dhirathiti, Ph.D. AUN Executive Director [email protected]
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thanapan Laiprakobsup Acting AUN Deputy Executive Director [email protected]


Unit 1: Command and Control

Name Position Contact
Korn Ratanagosoom AUN First Officer and Chief Strategy [email protected]
Ing-orn Jeerararuensak Chief Quality Assurance and Senior Programme Officer [email protected]
Achavadee Wiroonpetch Chief Programme and Project and Aide to the AUN Executive Director [email protected]


Unit 2: Project Management

Name Position Contact
Benyasiri Eimviriyapong Head Policy Analyst and Aide to First Officer and Chief Strategy [email protected]
Saruta Srichoosin Programme Officer and Aide to First Officer and Chief Strategy [email protected]
Nisanat Watthayu Programme Officer [email protected]


Unit 3: AUN-QA

Name Position Contact
Ing-orn Jeerararuensak Chief Quality Assurance and Senior Programme Officer [email protected]
Soranee Chuyingsakultip Programme Officer and Aide to Chief of Quality Assurance [email protected]
Sirapat Ardkla Programme Officer and Second Aide to Chief of AUN-QA [email protected]
Aldert de Vries Programme Officer [email protected]
Gaetan Guichard Sutthanunt Programme Officer [email protected]
Nuruljannah Chetue-ngoh Programme Officer [email protected]
Panupong Sriudom Programme Officer [email protected]
Tammapas Kalawantawanich  Programme Officer [email protected]
Chanapatr Changprasert Quality Assurance Officer [email protected]
Praphatsorn Songdee Quality Assurance Officer [email protected]
Sirinya Jorsungnern Quality Assurance Officer [email protected]
Worawee Lamor Assessment Officer [email protected]


Unit 4: Communications, Media and Publications

Name Position Contact
Noppanun Sookping Head of Network Communications [email protected]
Ninnart Ratanasukhon Programme Officer  [email protected]
Patitin Lertnaikiat Programme Officer  [email protected]


Support Staff

Name Position Contact
Sumalee Rungrueangtham Finance Officer [email protected]
Montinee Jakdee Office Assistant [email protected]