7 October 2021

ASEAN+3 UNet Rectors to sharpen the edge for their graduates to compete on the global labor market

Buranond Kijwatanachai
AUN Programme Officer;

The 5th ASEAN+3 Rectors' Conference is set to take place next week Thursday (14 October 2021). The conference will be held under the theme "ASEAN+3 University Education and Graduate Employability: Sharpening the Edge". 

Graduate employability is one of the biggest challenges, if not the biggest, for universities as graduates prepare to enter a working space reshaped by COVID-19. More than ever, different skills are becoming more valued and universities must work hard to stay on top of societal needs.

Kanazawa University and the ASEAN University Network Secretariat worked in collaboration to bring some of the most knowledgeable experts from within the ASEAN+3 University Network to come and speak on how universities can prepare for the future.

The conference is also set to pilot the "University Alignment Report" that aims to identify and bring to the forefront potential fruitful partnerships for universities within the network.