Project Name:   AUN and ASEAN+3 Educational Forum and Young Speakers’ Contest
Short Name :   -
Partner :  

AUN Member Universities and universities from the Plus Three countries (China, Japan, Korea)

Objectives :  

To provide a platform for ASEAN youth to express their concerns for the ASEAN+3 region and their perception of its future through academic and non-academic activities

Highlights :  

A platform for talented youth of ASEAN and the Plus three countries in public speaking and academic presentations


The AUN and ASEAN+3 Educational Forum and Young Speakers’ Contest was initiated to promote the youth of ASEAN+3 countries, the conscience, and to provide a platform where they can voice their concerns and opinions about East Asia Community building.



AUN and ASEAN+3 Educational Forum and Young Speakers’ Contest were previously organised separately. In light of the difficulty of implementing the two separate activities in a cost-effective and self-reliant manner, the 16th AUN-BOT Meeting in Siem Reap, Cambodia, agreed to merge the Young Speakers Forum with the AUN Educational Forum into one activity with a new name – the “AUN Educational Forum and Young Speakers’ Contest”. In 2011, the Forum had been developed into the ASEAN+3 Educational Forum and Young Speakers’ Contest in which the students from the Plus Three countries (China, Japan, Korea) participated for the first time.



The Forum covers a 1 week activities, including both academic and non-academic programmes in which participants can involve themselves in the ASEAN and East Asian contexts. The Forum, then, covers three main activities namely;


The speakers contest

- The presentation and discussion on ASEAN and/ or East Asian issues in a simulation of ASEAN+3 Summit setting; and

- The special lecture



The 19th AUN and 8th ASEAN+3 Educational Forum and Young Speakers’ Contest co-hosted by Chiang Mai University, Burapha University, and Prince of Songkla University on 10-14 June 2019 at Chiang Mai University under the theme “Social Sustainability in ASEAN+3: The Challenges of Inclusive Growth” The programme features both academic and non-academic activities: 

1. Young Speakers’ Contest

2. Educational Forum

3. Keynote

4. Campus Visit

There were altogether 70 participants including students and faculties from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam, People’s Republic of China, Japan, and Republic of Korea.


The awards for the Young Speakers’ Contest:



Miss Yu Xiangjun 

Yunnan University


1st Runner-up:

Miss Stella Anne Teoh Ming Hui

Universiti Utara Malaysia


2nd Runner-up:                             

Miss Sunyoung Won

De La Salle University



Miss Pimpattra Woraumponkul

Mahidol University

Ms. Chen An

Guizhou University


Mr. Muhammad Haziq Azfar Bin Ishak 

Universit Malaya

Miss Tirta Meyrizka Lubis

Universitas Gadjah Mada

The award for the Educational Forum:

The Most outstanding delegate:

Miss Naifah Uzlah Istya Putri 

Universitas Indonesia