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1 March 2024

Introducing AUN Experts: Official AUN-QA Training Specialists

By
Ninnart Ratanasukhon, AUN Programme Officer
AUN-QA Trainings serve as the venue for disseminating the seed of quality assurance culture and nurturing the next generation of quality assurance practitioners for the ASEAN higher education sector. In this second instalment of the Introducing AUN Experts series, we would like to introduce you to the official AUN-QA Training Specialists who are leading this mission with top-notch insight and valuable lessons to the quality assurance community of ASEAN.
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4 January 2024

An Enriching New Year for ASEAN Young Talents: Announcing AUN Youth Activities 2024 Line Up

By
Noppanun Sookping, AUN Programme Officer
After bidding its festive goodbye to another fruitful year of 2023, AUN is actively working with the network’s premier Member Universities as well as external partners to make 2024 a year full of youth platforms and activities for different groups and cahoots of ASEAN university students and talents. This year, several of AUN Flagship Youth Activities make their grand return while the brand-new, ASEAN-first AUN Summer Camp aims to bolster the cross-borderly interregional cultivation of future-ready and ASEAN-rooted young talents.
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21 December 2023

2023 Wrap Up: AUN Activities Overview

By
Patitin Lertnaikiat, AUN Programme Officer
2023 has been a highly eventful year for the ASEAN University Network (AUN) Secretariat and its thematic networks as many events and activities returned after the COVID pandemic subsided. As such, the AUN Secretariat is proud to present a wrap up to 2023, showcasing all the university network’s major events and activities throughout the year!
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1 December 2023

AUN-HPN’s 8th International Advisory Committee Shared Best Practices and Acknowledged Growing Mental Health Concerns

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Patitin Lertnaikiat, AUN Programme Officer
Staying healthy is critical to living a good life, but it has become increasingly difficult to do so in this current age of technology-enhanced convenience, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, and other related habits. Following the pandemic, the world has also seen the rise of mental health issues caused by the limited social interaction due to prolonged isolation. At the ASEAN University Network Health Promotion Network (AUN-HPN) 8th International Advisory Committee (IAC) meeting, the network’s member universities gather once again to address these pressing health issues in society and share their best practices in health promotion mission.
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23 November 2023

"Management and Strategy: How AUN-HPN Became a Driving Force for Regional Health Promotion" Has Officially Launched

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Noppanun Sookping, AUN Programme Officer
Since its establishment in 2014, ASEAN University Network Health Promotion Network (AUN-HPN) has been actively contributing to university health promotion across the ASEAN region. In this connection, the book "Management and Strategy: How AUN-HPN Became a Driving Force for Regional Health Promotion" has been published by the AUN Secretariat team in coordination with AUN-HPN to observe and catalogue the good practices in managing the thematic network of universities. To do so, this book focuses on the work and perspectives of AUN-HPN’s past and current thought leaders as well as the observation of AUN-HPN flagship activities.
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17 November 2023

AUN-ICT Workshop Returned for Deepened Discussion on Quality Standardisation of University's ICT System and Management

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AUN Writer Team,
Prince of Songkla University (PSU), in collaboration with the Institute of Software Engineering and Quality Management (ISEM) and ASEAN University Network (AUN), co-hosted the workshop on the Quality Standardization of University's ICT System and Management (AUN-ICT) On 7-8 November 2023 in Bangkok. Set to continue with the work resulting from its first iteration, this workshop delved further into detail of what can ensure the success of AUN-ICT development and implementation as a world-class, comprehensive and multifaceted standardisation framework tailored specifically for universities.
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2 November 2023

The AUN-QA IQA Redesign Taskforce Team Assembled to Set the Path Forward for ASEAN IQA

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Patitin Lertnaikiat, AUN Programme Officer
Following the success of the Internal Quality Assurance System Design and Development Workshop in March 2023, Viet Nam, the AUN-QA IQA Redesign Taskforce was established and recently conducted its first meeting on 20 - 21 October 2023 in Bangkok. Through the intensive discussion on existing Viet Nam and Cambodia IQA frameworks and the root-cause analysis of the workshop in Viet Nam, the outcome of this meeting will pave the way for the future of ASEAN IQA and the task force will be at the forefront!
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19 July 2023

Continuing Strong in the Tide of Change: AUN’s Success Recapped in the 38th AUN-BOT Meeting

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Ninnart Ratanasukhon, AUN Programme Officer
The 38th ASEAN University Network Board of Trustees (AUB-BOT) Meeting concluded with an astounding success on 6 July 2023, with gracious hosting from Universiti Malaya. This annual meeting serves as an opportunity for the members of AUN’s Board of Trustees to be updated on the latest activities of AUN, discuss its direction, and set a vision for its future. This year, the members of our Board of Trustees were up for a long list!
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12 July 2023

Navigate the Changing Tide of Global Higher Education in the 14th AUN Rectors’ Meeting

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Ninnart Ratanasukhon, AUN Programme Officer
Change is fast approaching on all fronts, but ASEAN universities are ready to take on it. In the 14th AUN Rectors’ Meeting held on 5 July 2023, with the gracious hosting of Universiti Malaya, leaders from AUN Universities demonstrated how ASEAN higher education can navigate the changing tide of global higher education. Is AI changing education as we know it? Is knowledge from universities no longer relevant? Hear it from the leaders of AUN Universities.
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1 December 2023

Envision a Better World of 2050 with the ASEAN-Japan Youth Forum: Take Actions for Social Change 2023

The ASEAN-Japan Youth Forum: Take Actions for Social Change (TASC) 2023 came to a conclusion on 25 November 2023 in Tokyo. Co-organised by Kamenori Foundation, Japan Foundation and ASEAN University Network, TASC 2023 was aimed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN-Japan relationship and provide an international platform for the countries’ upcoming generations of young leaders to network and work together for the prospect of building a better future. Over the span of 5 months in 3 ASEAN countries and Japan, the forum saw the participation of 30 youths from 9 ASEAN countries and Japan.
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26 October 2023

University Performance Metrics (UPM) and World University Rankings for Innovation (WURI): Benchmarking Roles in Priming AUN Universities for the Evolving World

Rankings can be valuable tools for universities to identify strengths, spot weaknesses, and keep track of their performances. At the 6th ASEAN+3 Rectors’ Conference, we welcomed the visionaries behind University Performance Metrics (UPM) and World University Ranking for Innovation (WURI) - two innovative benchmarking tools with the aim to evaluate higher education institutions against the modern challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution era.
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19 October 2023

The 6th ASEAN+3 Rectors’ Conference: Session 2 Delved into the Transformative Impact of University-Industry Collaboration in Fostering Talents and Innovation

Discover the transformative potential of university-industry collaboration highlighted in the 2nd session of the 6th ASEAN+3 Rectors’ Conference. This session showcased the dynamic impact of Rockwell Automation's cross-sectoral engagements in advancing STEM education and sustainability initiatives. On the same stage, Yunnan University's sharing of its strategic alliances with industry giants emphasised university-industry partnerships' pivotal role in mobilising talent cultivation and regional innovation.
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12 October 2023

"Advancing Innovation Through Inclusive Research on Blue Economy” the 6th ASEAN+3 Rectors' Conference Highlighted Possible Venues ASEAN Academics, Industry, and Government can Collaborate to Foster Sustainable Blue Economy

In an illuminating session under the theme "Advancing Innovation Through Inclusive Research on Blue Economy,” the 6th ASEAN+3 Rectors’ Conference welcomed three speakers from higher education institutions and the governmental sector who came to share how academics and government are driving innovation, protecting marine ecosystems, and fostering blue economic growth and development in the region.
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5 October 2023

Empowering Communities Through Academic-Industry Collaboration: Insights from ASEAN+3 Rectors’ Conference’s Session 1.1

In a dynamic panel discussion at the 6th ASEAN+3 Rectors’ Conference, distinguished speakers from ASEAN+3 UNet and the industry converged to share valuable insights on cross-sectoral collaborations and their profound positive impacts on communities. Investigating into the intricacies of Higher Education Institutions' collaborative framework for sustaining innovation and accelerating industry growth, the session spotlighted the essential role of universities in driving community-centric mobility programmes.
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28 September 2023

Explore the Future and Potentials of University-Industry Collaboration in the 6th ASEAN+3 Rectors’ Conference

The 6th ASEAN+3 Rectors' Conference, which broke new ground for collaborative innovation, concluded triumphantly on 21 September 2023 at Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia. The primary discussion sessions of the meeting sparked new insights on sustaining innovation and accelerating growth through higher education institutions’ multi-sectoral collaborations with industry, government, communities, and more. The meeting not only marked an astounding return of the biennial platform but also showed a way to a future defined by collaborative progress.