ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA)

Quick Facts

Establishment: 1998
Focus: Quality Assurance
Host: AUN-QA Secretariat
Members: AUN30 + 128 Associate Members
For the list of the AUN-QA Member Universities, click
For the list of the AUN-QA Assessors, click here.


  • Prof. Dr. Wyona C. Patalinghug - Deputy Chairperson, De La Salle University
  • Prof. Ir. Dr. Shahrir Abdullah - Deputy Chairperson, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia


The ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) Network was created to realise the mission of harmonising educational standards and seeking continuous improvement of academic quality of universities in the ASEAN region. AUN-QA activities are carried out in accordance with the Bangkok Accord adopted in 2000, which provides a series of guidelines to promote the development of a quality assurance system as instruments for maintaining, improving and enhancing teaching, research and the overall academic standards of AUN member universities. Since the establishment of the Bangkok Accord in 2000, AUN-QA has been actively promoting, developing, and implementing quality assurance practices based on an empirical approach where quality assurance practices are shared, tested, evaluated, and improved.

To accomplish its mission, AUN-QA conducts quality assessments for Higher Education Institutions that are members of its network. These assessments include the AUN-QA Programme Assessment and the AUN-QA Institutional Assessment. It also conducts other activities including capacity building, outreach programmes, and knowledge management and enabling systems for its members and resource persons. These include the organization of regional and international conferences, calibration workshops for AUN-QA Assessors, training services, remote learning services, and policy meetings. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Online/Remote Site Visits in the AUN-QA Programme Assessment is the AUN-QA’s solution to transnational operations. It delivers the classic AUN-QA quality assurance service, with added flexibility, without sacrificing any of its spirit or essence by going online.


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