ASEAN University Network/Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net)

Quick Facts
Establishment: 2001
Focus: Engineering Education Development
Host: AUN Secretariat
Members: 26 AUN/SEED-Net Member Institution (MI) + 18 Japanese Partner University (JPU)
For the list of the AUN/SEED-Net Member Institution (MI), click 
For the list of the AUN/SEED-Net Japanese Partner University (JPU), click here.

Chair/Convener: Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti, Executive Director, AUN/SEED-Net

Email: [email protected]


About Us



The ASEAN University Network/Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net) was established as a sub-network under the auspices of AUN in 2001 to promote human resource development in engineering for the sustainable socio-economic development of the ASEAN region.

Full-scale operation of the AUN/SEED-Net Project started in 2003 with support from the Japanese Government through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japanese Supporting University (JSU), which after Phase IV, developed into a new function known as Japanese Partner University (JPU), ASEAN Member State (AMS), and AUN/SEED-Net Member Institution (MI). Through the implemented programs and activities, AUN/SEED-Net has succeeded in developing and strengthening its academic network among regional and beyond engineering networks.

20th Anniversary Booklet

Kindly click here for the 20th Anniversary Booklet, where you can see all of AUN/SEED-Net’s history and past achievements.

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Based on the remarkable achievements, JICA, JSU/JPU, AMS, MI, and AUN are determined to continue AUN/SEED-Net after the end of Phase IV which is the final phase of full-scale operation. During the Post-Phase, AUN/SEED-Net will be transferred to AUN to build a structure that will continue to be the connecting hub between ASEAN and Japan. The key milestones are as follows.

Pre-Phase March 2001 - March 2003 Preparation Stage
Phase I March 2003 - March 2008 Establishment of the framework
Phase II March 2008 - March 2013 Strengthening and promoting the network
Phase III March 2013 - March 2018 Addressing common regional issues and industries
Phase IV March 2018 - March 2023 Developing sustainable schemes for collaborative education and alumni support
Post-Phase March 2023 - March 2026 Transferring fully to AUN


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