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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

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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

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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29 March 2024

“Insights from CALOHEA Project: Student Workload” Webinar by CDAE, USM Highlighted Keys to Improved University Student Workload Measurement

Measuring and Comparing Achievements of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education in Asia (CALOHEA) Project continues its efforts to promote outcome-based qualifications transformation in ASEAN higher education through a variety of activities conducted by member institutions of the project’s Consortium. Last week, the Centre for Development of Academic Excellence (CDAE), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), conducted a webinar titled "The Insights from CALOHEA Project: Student Workload" on 21 March 2024. This webinar highlighted the sharing of the concept, findings and insights relating to Student Workload Measurement, one of the project’s three Recognition Mechanisms to participating academic staff.
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16 February 2024

Introducing AUN Experts: Qualifications Frameworks, Systems, and Management

2023 marked a fruitful year for AUN, with AUN taking the lead in several high-impact programmes and actively collaborating with its valuable partners to drive institutional capabilities and contribute to the university’s internationalisation. In this upcoming series of articles, allow us to introduce the experts whose continuous collaboration has been and will be leading the path towards progress amplification and solidification for AUN’s initiatives and projects in 2024. Starting off this week, we would like to introduce our Experts of Qualifications Frameworks, Systems, and Management. These luminaries are the driving force behind the qualifications transformation in the ASEAN region through Tuning Methodology's curriculum design and the development of Recognition Mechanisms in the CALOHEA Project.
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11 January 2024

“This is the Window of Opportunity”, AUN Executive Director Emphasized the Great Potential of CALOHEA for the Future of ASEAN Higher Education

There is no better timing than now. The tools and best practices from the TUNING Academy distributed through the CALOHEA National Meetings are rolling out at this very moment. The peaceful geopolitical situation of the ASEAN region grants the perfect timing to start making large sweeping changes now to its Higher Education Institutions. “This is the window of opportunity” were the key words spoken by Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti at the 7th CALOHEA General Meeting in regards to the strategic and implementation advantages this ongoing initiative presents to the qualifications transformation efforts of ASEAN higher education.
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5 January 2024

Celebrating the Success of the CALOHEA National Meetings and the Burgeoning of CALOHEA Qualifications Framework in the ASEAN Region

The CALOHEA National Meetings was first launched in March 2023 as a dissemination platform for the CALOHEA Recognition Mechanisms. Over the 8-month period, the 14 National Meetings successfully brought the valuable tools of TUNING Methodology and good practices to over 3,000 participants from 348 universities and 22 countries, significantly expanding the pool of academic staff who are equipped with knowledge and hands-on experience to practise and implement modern qualifications systems and management. With the pool of ASEAN experts in qualifications transformation and these resource persons, it sets a strong momentum for further advancement of the Tuning Methodology and good practices across ASEAN higher education.
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21 December 2023

The CALOHEA 7th General Meeting: Advancing Higher Education Alignment in Southeast Asia

In an exciting update from the 7th General Meeting held in Porto, Portugal, the project consortium has made significant strides after three years of collaboration. While the key recognition mechanisms frameworks are still in the process of finalization, it's noteworthy that certain frameworks have already been successfully implemented by many of the project participants and cascaded to others outside the project for more to be implemented as well. This achievement marks a crucial step towards extending the project's impact into the future.
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1 December 2023

The Role of Authentic Assessment in Preparing Up and Coming Graduates for the Job Industry, 14th CALOHEA National Meeting at Universiti Sains Malaysia

How can we make sure that higher education institutions (HEI) curricula are actually preparing undergraduates for the job industry? One way is to have authentic assessments to ensure that universities’ current programmes are capable of equipping students with “Future-Ready” knowledge and competencies. At the 14th CALOHEA National Meeting at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia, Prof. Dr. Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy, comprehensively explored the role of authentic assessments in preparing industry-ready graduates.