AUN Student Affairs Network (AUN-SAN)

The ASEAN University Network (AUN) Secretariat, during the 1st AUN Student Affairs Meeting (AUN SAM) 2015 held at Chulalongkorn University recently, had deliberated and jointly agreed on the formation of new operational structure and functions for the association. Consequently, this agreement necessitates the development of a new and more efficient networking system, based on the Thematic Network structure that enables associated members to collaborate and monitor all activities planned via socially-enabled web environments.

The AUN Secretariat supported the decision to establish AUN Student Affairs Network (AUN-SAN) as the main network and channel that will facilitate better integrations between AUN Member Universities in student affairs and activities. AUN-SAN has been officially established in 2016 as endorsed at the 32nd AUN Board of Trustees Meeting 2016 in Phuket, Thailand.

AUN-SAN is a thematic network that aims to serve as a platform to empower, develop student leadership, as well as enhance related student affairs and governance through Student Affairs body of AUN Member Universities. It also serves as a policy platform for Vice Presidents, Directors, and Dean of Students Affairs of AUN Member Universities to formulate agendas for managing student affairs and student initiated projects. The annual AUN-SAN Meeting will be held in parallel with ASEAN Student Leaders Forum (ASLF) and the key annual activity under AUN-SAN is ASEAN Experiential Learning Programme (AELP).

AUN-SAN Secretariat is hosted by Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).

What We Do
AUN-SAN Meeting

The annual AUN-SAN Meeting will be held in parallel with ASEAN Student Leaders Forum (ASLF) with the objectives as listed below:

  • To serve as a policy platform for Vice Presidents, Directors and Dean of Students Affairs of AUN member universities;
  • To formulate agendas for managing students affairs;
  • To facilitate collaborative student activities between member universities;
  • To evaluate the outcomes and impacts of activities implemented, and to recommend future directions;
  • To share knowledge, experiences and best practices regarding student affairs
  • To become a platform to empower and develop student leadership through activities
AUN ASEAN Experiential Learning (AELP)

AELP is a one week program that serves as a real learning exposure and immersion for university students in ASEAN with focus on sociocultural theme. The Programme allows participating students from AUN Member Universities join together to participate in academic and non-academic activities in neighbouring countries in ASEAN. The key activities include field trip, group discussion, and reflection activity. For more information about AELP here.


AUN-SAN members include 30 AUN Member Universities. For more information, please contact AUN-SAN Secretariat.

Contact AUN-SAN Secretariat

Universiti Utara Malaysia
06010 UUM Sintok, Kedah Darul Aman Malaysia