1 December 2022

Special AUN-QA Feature: The Continuation of Site Visits in the 305th Programme Assessments at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education

Patitin Lertnaikiat
AUN Programme Officer;

The ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance team is back at it again! The site visits continue as strong as ever since Programme Assessments have returned to the standard on site process ever since the pandemic lockdowns have eased off. For the 305th PA, the AUN-QA team conducted a full site visit at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUTE) in Viet Nam. This will be the second time the team find themselves making their way to visit the assessed university on site, as well as the first time overseas, ever since 2020. 

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As opposed to the previous site visit earlier in November at Mahidol University, Thailand, the team finds themselves making their way to visit the assessed university overseas for the first time ever since the last one in 2020. The assessment took place on 29 of November to 1 of December, 2022, with the AUN-QA team on site at HCMUTE throughout all 3 days. This will be the 6th time HCMUTE has been assessed by AUN-QA, with all 6 times having included site visits as well. Not only is this the first overseas site visit in a long time, but the 305th PA will also be one of the first to be conducted under the Guide version 4.0, the latest assessment framework. Four programmes were assessed, which are the following:

  1. Accounting
  2. Chemical Engineering Technology
  3. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  4. Biomedical Engineering

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The AUN-QA is back in full swing with the plan ahead to have the return of site visits to as many PAs as possible moving forward. It has been said before, but it truly is exciting times for the team as the PAs are seeing the return to the way it used to be before the pandemic. Throughout the two year hiatus of site visits and taking the best methods of online assessments, it has given AUN-QA ample time to have plenty of new improvements ready for the coming programme assessments in the future!

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