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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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15 February 2024

Reinforcing the South East Asian QA Culture: The Successful 15th AUN-QA Assessor Training Workshop (Tier 2 Training) at Mahidol University

AUN-QA has a large year ahead and started off 2024 with its latest batch of the Assessor Training Workshop for AUN-QA Programme Assessment (Tier 2 Training), hosted by Mahidol University. This long-standing training workshop just saw its 15th round conducted on 25 - 31 January 2024 bringing 40 more trainees from across the ASEAN Higher Education ecosystem to join the efforts to cultivate new batches of QA practitioners well trained with the knowledge of quality assessment.
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23 March 2023

The 12th Assessor Training Workshop for AUN-QA Programme Assessment and the 244th AUN-QA Programme Assessment at De La Salle University, the Philippines

Real examples are great for enhancing the learning process of a training workshop. Which is why the AUN-QA has prepared a special two for one package for participants of the 12th Assessor Training Workshop for AUN-QA Programme Assessment, co-hosted by De La Salle University on 16 to 22 March, 2023. Along with the workshop also came the 244th AUN-QA Programme Assessment at DLSU where all participants had the opportunity to observe the process of an actual programme assessment!
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8 December 2022

Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam's Aspects on the AUN-QA Tier 1 Training

Through the perspectives of the Ministry of Education in Brunei Darussalam, the AUN-QA Secretariat was able to learn firsthand experiences and information regarding the significance of holding the ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance Training Course for Accomplishing Programme Assessment, Version 4.0 (AUN-QA Tier 1 Training) and its linkage to the future of Brunei’s Vision 2035.
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8 December 2022

Strengthening ASEAN Universities’ IQA For the Years Ahead: Training on Internal Quality Assurance (TrainIQA) Workshop 1 in Bangkok 2022

The University of Potsdam, ASEAN-QA, and AUN Secretariat cooperated together to bring the first onsite Training on Internal Quality Assurance (TrainIQA) Workshop ever since the pandemic occurred. QA Officers and senior higher education managers who are in charge of QA at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the ASEAN region were guided by TrainIQA Trainers through the entire training methodology. This workshop also brought many ASEAN QA Officers and University Leaders together to promote the exchange of ideas and further developing networks among HEIs in the ASEAN region. At the end of the workshop, participants were able to present their projects to institutional decision makers that have the capability of shaping the future landscape of ASEAN HEIs.
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17 November 2022

10th AUN-QA Training Course for Accomplishing Programme Assessment Continues its Onsite Operation!

The 10th AUN-QA Training Course for Accomplishing Programme Assessment (Version 4.0) has continued in a full mode of face-to-face operation during 15-18 November 2022. Almost thirty personnels from notable universities in Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Viet Nam have participated and extensively engaged in the training.
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10 November 2022

Brunei’s Daily Newspapers featured the success of AUN-QA Tier 1 Training

Borneo Bulletin along with Media Permata by Brunei Press recorded the success of the ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) training course for Accomplishing Programme Assessment, Version 4.0 (Tier 1). The training was held from 31 October – 3 November 2022, in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, under the invitation and recommendation of Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam. It brought together a total of 30 participants from various educational sectors, namely the MoE, public and private higher education institutions (HEIs), and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions.