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26 April 2024

AUS-AUN Engagement: AUN Secretariat Strengthened Ties with Different Key Stakeholders of Australian Higher Education Sector in the Victorian Universities Roundtable

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AUN Writer Team,
As ASEAN and Australia commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the ASEAN-Australia Dialogue Relationships; the AUN Secretariat, with facilitation by ASEAN Focus Group (AFG) and Study Melbourne, had the opportunity to deepen the ties between AUN and different key stakeholders of Australian higher education sector including seven Victorian universities, THE, NEAS Australia, and more in the Victorian Universities Roundtable under the ASEAN-Australia Education Dialogue. With academic exchange being one of the bedrocks for people-to-people relationships, the Victorian higher education sector has been enthusiastic in exploring and fostering new ties with the ASEAN region.
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18 April 2024

4th AUN-AYCF Thailand Chapter Underscores University’s Fundamental Role in Preservation and Talent Cultivation of Art and Cultural Heritages

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Noppanun Sookping, AUN Programme Officer
Art and culture play a large role in promoting harmonious artistic and spiritual pursuits of humankind and driving socioeconomic development through the creative industry. Recognising that higher education is key to safeguarding art and culture while fostering creative industries, the 4th AUN-ASEAN+3 Youth Cultural Forum Thailand Chapter (AUN-AYCF Thailand) was organised on 6-11 April 2024 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, bringing together over 120 of the country’s young talents in art, theatre and performance to learn, practice and showcase various traditional and contemporary art forms prevalent not only in Thailand, but also across the ASEAN region.
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15 March 2024

Introducing AUN Experts: Official AUN-QA Assessors

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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

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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

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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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3 May 2024

AUS-AUN Engagement: AUN Secretariat Courtesy Visit to Lao PDR Embassy in Canberra Explored New Possibilities to Advocate Australian-ASEAN Higher Education Cooperation

The AUN Secretariat delegates, facilitated by the ASEAN Focus Group (AFG,) paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Sinchai Manivanh, Ambassador of the Lao PDR to Australia and New Zealand at the Embassy of the Lao People's Democratic Republic in Canberra, who is also the Chair of the ASEAN Committee in Canberra (ACC). The conversation between all the parties involved emphasised on knowledge exchange and exploration of new initiatives to promote Australian-ASEAN cooperation in the front of higher education.
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19 April 2024

AUS-AUN Engagement: Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti as the Keynote Speaker at the Deputy Vice-Chancellors (International) Committee (DVCI) Meeting

Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti, Executive Director of AUN, spotlighted AUN’s ongoing efforts in expanding international collaborations for ASEAN universities as well as explored possible collaborations between Australia and the ASEAN countries in the Deputy Vice-Chancellors (International) Committee (DVCI) meeting at the Universities Australia Solutions Summit 2024. DVCI is an integral part of Universities Australia (UA) that plays a pivotal role in advising UA's strategic direction and policy positions.
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11 April 2024

AUS-AUN Engagement: AUN Secretariat’s Dynamic Dialogue with the Department of Education and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia

From 27-29 February 2024, Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti led the delegation of the AUN Secretariat in the meetings with the Department of Education and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia. The meeting explored the advancement of the New Colombo Plan and the Australia for ASEAN initiatives, Australian government’s flagship initiatives to drive academic mobility and understanding between Australia and ASEAN. The AUN Secretariat, as the facilitator of collaboration among the leading universities of the region, recognises the importance of academic mobility as the driver for trans-regional understanding and is prepared to assist all AUN Members and Associate Members in taking an active role in the flowing tide of exchange between the two regions.
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11 April 2024

Curtin University’s Visit Opened New Doors for Network-Level Collaboration in Key Priority Areas

On 5 April 2024, the AUN Secretariat was honoured by Curtin University, Australia for a visit which saw fruitful discussions on potential collaboration in mutual priority areas including entrepreneurship, innovation, talent development, mobility programmes, and more. The visit underscored the importance of Australia-ASEAN partnership.
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5 April 2024

AUS-AUN Engagement: AI for Curriculum Design and Delivery with OpenLearning

In a meeting with Mr. Adam Brimo, CEO of OpenLearning, a Sydney-based online learning platform on 26 February 2024, the AUN Secretariat explored yet another area of cooperation between AUN and prospective Australian Partners. This meeting focused particularly on the potential of artificial intelligence to provide assistance to educators in higher education across the globe in terms of curriculum design, evaluation, and assessment.
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29 March 2024

AUS-AUN Engagement: AUN Secretariat and Study NSW Updated on Past Progress and Explored Potentials Ahead

On 26 February, the AUN Secretariat, led by Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti, AUN Executive Director, had a pleasure of meeting with Mr. Toshi Kawaguchi, Director of International Education and Study NSW, Investment NSW; Mr. Michael Fay OAM, Director of ASEAN Focus Group (AFG); and Mr. Eugene Quah, AFG Partner in Sydney, Australia. Study NSW and AFG have long been valuable partners of AUN in its high-impact priorities and engagement with potential Australian partners. These meetings provided an opportunity to review past initiatives and explore future collaboration.