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15 March 2024

Introducing AUN Experts: Official AUN-QA Assessors

By
Ninnart Ratanasukhon, AUN Programme Officer
Since its establishment in 1998, the ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) Network has continuously grown to become a leading regional network of higher education quality assurance in ASEAN, with a team of seasoned experts and professionals driving its mission. In this third instalment of the AUN Expert Series, we proudly spotlight the Official AUN-QA Assessors, the bedrock of the AUN-QA Programme Assessment and AUN-QA Institutional Assessment.
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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

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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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12 July 2023

Ensuring Top Quality Assessments: The Third Evolution of the Guide to AUN-QA Quality Assessment at Institutional Level (Version 3.0)

Quality Assessment is an intricate process that requires robust guidelines and clear instructions to direct such an activity. That is why the Guide to AUN-QA Quality Assessment at Institutional Level aims to provide quality assessment systems to ensure top quality higher education in ASEAN. As such, the AUN-QA team is proud to announce the launch of the Guide to AUN-QA Quality Assessment at Institutional Level Version 3.0!
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21 June 2023

AUN-QA Overview: Going for 10 and On-site First Timers, The 331st, 332nd, and 333rd AUN-QA PA

The AUN-QA team has got a bit of an extended overview covering 3 weeks in June 2023 going over the 331st, 332nd, and 333rd programme assessments. So far it has been quite the month of milestones! The University of Danang conducted their 10th programme assessment with AUN-QA, along with Prince of Songkla University and Thai Nguyen University having their first on-site visit programme assessments. Now, all PAs are significant steps forward for university programmes, but milestones like these sure does make a PA all the more special!
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8 June 2023

The Evergoing Expansion of AUN-QA Brings Continuous Growth for Assessors

With each passing year, the landscape of the working world continues to evolve and students from Universities need to be well equipped to face the challenges of today, and the future. Each year the AUN-QA team conducts more than 190 study programmes across the ASEAN region all operated by our large roster of 157 official AUN-QA Assessors. In response to increasing demands, there is always room for growing the AUN-QA family. The AUN-QA team is always striving for top-notch quality to provide the best assessment results.
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31 May 2023

AUN-QA Overview: First Full Month of On-site Visits, Concluding with Two More in Viet Nam at the 329th and 330th AUN-QA PA

The first full month of on-site visit Programme Assessments! A promising step in the transition from online/hybrid PAs to on-site visits ever since the pandemic has tided over. Following the recent PAs earlier in May, the AUN-QA team concluded the month with two more on-site PAs both in Viet Nam, being the 329th PA at Trà Vinh University and the 330th PA at Nong Lam University.
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24 May 2023

Introducing our Member: University of Southeastern Philippines (AUN-QA Member)

From 26-31 March 2023, the AUN Secretariat was honoured by its esteemed members and associate members for a courtesy visit in the beautiful city of Davao, the Philippines. In this final iteration of the series, we would like to introduce you to our AUN-QA Associate Member, the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP). This university, which traced its origin to four public institutes, has been marching strong on its path to contribute to the development of the Mindanao region.
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24 May 2023

Vietnamese Universities Unite to Tackle Challenges in Higher Education: Insights from IQA System Design and Development Workshop

In the recent Internal Quality Assurance System Design and Development Workshop in Viet Nam, participants from various universities delved into the intricate challenges faced by universities in the country. The session shed light on the complexities within the system and the interplay among various subsystems, all of which impact the development of higher education. The workshop's primary emphasis was on internal quality assurance (IQA) systems and practices, aiming to identify effective solutions.