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 18th AUN and 7th ASEAN+3 Educational Forum  and Young Speakers’ Contest was held on 1-5 May 2018 at Universitas Indonesia under the theme “The Relevance of Higher Education in the Digital Era”  The programme features both academic and non-academic activities: 

1.   Young Speakers’ Contest

2.   Educational Forum

3.   Keynote

4.   Campus Visit

There were altogether 68 participants including students and faculties from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, People’s Republic of China, Japan, and Republic of Korea.


The awards for the Young Speakers’ Contest:



Ms.Somphospheak Heng

Royal University of Phnom Penh 


1st Runner-up: 

Ms. Yuan Jiayin

Xiamen University


2nd Runner-up:                               

Mr. Angga Wiratama Lokeswara

Universitas Indonesia 



Mr. Jadin Zam S. Doctolero

De La Salle University

Ms. Fang Hanzhang

Guizhou University


Ms. Trinh Ngoc Huyen

Vietnam National University-Hanoi


The awards for the Educational Forum:


The best delegate:

Ms. Christella Fenisianti

Universitas Indonesia 


The most outstanding working group:

Ms. Christella Fenisianti

Universitas Indonesia


Ms. Siti Nurainin Nabillah Binti Mohd Azman

Universiti Malaya


Ms. Wang Jun

Guangxi University


Mr. Zhu Ziqi

Yunnan University


Ms. Phattarakan Jantana

Chulalongkorn University


Ms. Nguyen My Linh

Vietnam National University-Hanoi


Ms. Yuri Iwaya

Kyoto University


Ms. Seanne Veniene c. Esguerra

De La Salle University