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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

By
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

By
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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7 December 2023

AUN-HPN Shared Good Health Promotion Practices at the Global Health Congress in Japan

On 25 November 2023, the ASEAN University Network Health Promotion Network (AUN-HPN) had the opportunity to share their good practices and the Healthy University Rating System (HURS) at the Global Health Congress in Japan. During the event’s symposium, universities that achieved 5 or 4 star ratings in HURS were also invited to share their good practices in health promotion to interested health practitioners, experts, and university staff from Japan who were present at the symposium.
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2 February 2023

The MOU Signing Ceremonies from the 3rd AUN International Health Promotion Conference

Following the absolutely packed presentations, discussions, and exchange of knowledge from speakers at the 3rd AUN International Health Promotion Conference, came three Signing Ceremonies that will ensure the future of ASEAN University Network - Health Promotion Network (AUN-HPN). Two MOUs were signed, one between ThaiHealth and AUN-HPN, and the second being the implementation of the HURS. The third signing ceremony was for the conference statement of AUN-HPN. All the signing will allow AUN-HPN to continue being the leading powerhouse for the health promotion movement in the ASEAN region.
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27 January 2023

3rd AUN International Health Promotion Conference highlighted actions towards Mental Health Issues and Well-being in ASEAN Universities

The 3rd AUN International Health Promotion Conference, with the topic "Mental Health and Well-being of ASEAN Universities during the Post-COVID-19 Period: Awareness and Actions," was successfully held on 20 January 2023 in Thailand. Many prestigious ASEAN universities shared their protocols and experiences on health promotion in their universities as well as the countermeasures for mental health issues in the post COVID-19 period.
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27 January 2023

ASEAN Universities Shared Health Promotion Progress and Success Stories at the 7th AUN-HPN International Advisory Committee Meeting

The AUN-HPN International Advisory Committee convened on 19th January 2023 in Thailand. This meeting showed outstanding progress and success stories of health promotion strategies employed by each member university at their institutions. Meanwhile, the Healthy University Rating System (HURS) is continuing strong, with more universities participating and some achieving the top rating of 5 stars for the first time! The co-host of the next AUN-HPN International Advisory Committee Meeting was unveiled at the end of this meeting as well.
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8 December 2022

13th AUN Rectors’ Meeting: The Healthy University Rating System, A Road Towards Health Promoting Universities

At the 13th Rectors’ Meeting, Prof. Dr. Chartchalerm Isarankura-Na-Ayudhya presented the Healthy University Rating System (HURS), an instrument of the ASEAN University Network-Health Promotion Network (AUN-HPN). HURS is an assessment and monitoring tool used to track the progress and success of universities’ healthy status, as well as assist them in creating and implementing a "whole university" approach to a health promoting university.
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4 August 2022

2nd AUN-HPN HURS Workshop Continues in Strengthening Health Promotion Capabilities of Universities

The 2nd Healthy University Rating System (HURS) workshop was held on 1 August, 2022 through online means using the Zoom Meeting Platform. The workshop was held to improve on the “Monitoring of Healthy University Framework Implementation: Healthy University Rating System (HURS)”. Participants had the opportunity to discuss and share crucial knowledge in utilizing the HURS. Universities will be able to take what was learned, shared, and discussed to improve the life of students, lecturers, staff, and all involved university personnel in the ASEAN region.