AUN-AEC Thematic Network
Network Name:   AUN-AEC Thematic Network
Secretariat :   Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Objectives :   • To strengthen research collaborations between ASEAN universities and industry on issues pertinent to the AEC and the deepening of economic integration within ASEAN
• To facilitate exchanges of experts between ASEAN universities and and industry that can facilitate a deeper understanding of the AEC in each member country
• To deepen the engagement of ASEAN universities and industries with policy formulation and its implementation in each member country
Highlights :   Platform on collaborative research between academic and industry sectors in support of policy making focusing on ASEAN Economic Community related issues

AEC Thematic Network is a network focusing on research collaboration between universities and industry on AEC in support of policy formulation and its implementation


In line with the initiative raised at the AUN Board of Trustees Meeting 2014 that AUN enhances its engagements in ASEAN Economic Community building through university-industry collaborations, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in cooperation with AUN and the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (Ministry of Foreign Relations, Malaysia) organised AEC forum on May 21-22. The outcome of the forum is the proposal to establish AUN-AEC Thematic Network in order to provide a platform for academic sector to enhance research collaborations, engagements with business community and policy relevance to governments toward regional integration.