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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

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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

By
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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19 October 2023

Transforming Cambodian Education: the CALOHEA's Authentic Assessment Ignites Higher Education Evolution across ASEAN and Garnered Ministerial-levelled Interest in Cambodia

The CALOHEA Project continued its endeavour to reshape higher education in Cambodia through the 11th CALOHEA National Meeting. The two-day hybrid event held from 9-10 October 2023 at Svay Rieng University saw the gathering of Cambodia’s leaders, including H.E Prof. Tum Saravuth, Rector of Svay Rieng University, H.E Mak Ngoy, Director General of Department of Higher Education, and H.E Dr. Som Ratana, Undersecretary of State of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, who provided an enlightening opening speech. This initiative promises to chart a new course for learning outcomes in Cambodian and ASEAN higher education.
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19 October 2023

The Key Ingredient for Successful Quality Assurance is Leadership, AUN-QA IC 2023 Agenda 4

Quality Assurance (QA) is a complex ecosystem of many integral components working together. It is a team effort, and the key to a good team is a great leader. But what makes an excellent leader for QA? The fourth agenda of the AUN-QA International Conference 2023 explored the topic “The Catalyst of Success: Leadership at the Core of Quality Assurance Enhancement in Universities”, a dialogue on leadership in the QA environment and university management.
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12 July 2023

Young Bright Minds of ASEAN Take on Urban Planning: AUN AELP 2023 Student Presentations and Interviews

The young bright minds at AELP 2023 demonstrated that they are ready to be the leaders of future generations by utilizing the knowledge and experience they have acquired to present solutions to infrastructural problems that can be found in modern urban nations. On top of this, we would also like to share sentiments of the students from our selected interviews!
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23 March 2023

Professionals, Students, and Academics Gathered to Share and Reflect on the Local Context for the 3RMs Development at the 2nd CALOHEA National Meeting at Chulalongkorn University

A tour de force at the 2nd CALHOEA National Meeting at Chulalongkorn University! Professionals, students, and academics gathered to share and reflect on the local context for the 3RMS Development. Distinguished speakers, Assoc. Prof. Sarithdej Pathanasethpong, the Vice President of Thailand's Council of Engineers, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Montree Yamkasikorn, Senior Advisor of the Secretariat Office of the Teachers' Council of Thailand, also provided insightful policy dialogue sessions with participants.
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10 March 2023

13th AUN Rectors’ Meeting: Data, a Powerful Enabler of Research and Innovation, and the Data Infrastructure of NUS

Data is a powerful enabler that serves to drive new insights, innovate, and bring forth new knowledge. It is a highly valuable resource that institutions should not neglect in proper safekeeping. But how does one keep data securely and effectively utilize it? Dr. Taizan Chan, Chief Data Officer of National University of Singapore, is here to explain how their data infrastructure answers this question.
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27 January 2023

13th AUN Rectors’ Meeting: Singapore Management University’s Approaches towards Interdisciplinary Education and Research

Prof. Lily Kong, President of Singapore Management University (SMU) delivered her meaningful speech delving into the second agenda “Interdisciplinarity and the Future of ASEAN Higher Education” and explained the SMU’s approaches towards interdisciplinary education and research which deliberately pave the ways for young people to make significant impacts and stipulate the work of universities to improve the lives and livelihoods of local and global communities.