AUN/Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net)

About AUN/SEED-Net

ASEAN University Network/Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net) has been established to promote human resource development in engineering for sustainable socio-economic development of the ASEAN region. The Secretariat is based at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

The network establishment was initiated by the former Japanese Prime Minister H.E Mr. Hashimoto and Mr. Obuchi at the Japan-ASEAN Summit Meeting in 1997 and the ASEAN Plus Three Summit Meeting in 1999 respectively. AUN/SEED-Net is officially established in 2001 with its Secretariat located at the Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

AUN/SEED-Net project is mainly supported by the Japanese Government through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the full operation started since 2003. To date, the project has been implemented in 4 phases and with key milestones:

  • Phase 1: 2003-2008 - Establishment of framework
  • Phase 2: 2008-2013 - Strengthening and promoting the network
  • Phase 3: 2013-2018 - Addressing common regional issues and industries
  • Phase 4: 2018-2023 - Developing sustainable scheme for collaborative education and alumni support
What We Do

AUN/SEED-Net has greatly contributed to the human resource development, academic advancement and collaboration between academics and professionals in engineering in ASEAN through various programmes: scholarships for graduate degree programmes (both Master and PhD), collaborative research, mobility and networking activities, and university-industry linkage programmes.

AUN/SEED-Net Phase 4 Project in Brief
Project Period:

March 2018 - March 2023 (5 year project)

Overall Goal:
  • AUN/SEED-Net network is expanded in terms of the organization and individual researchers.
  • The AUN/SEED-Net network is utilized to solve regional common issues and develop industry in the ASEAN
Expected Output:
  • Networks among Member Institutions, industry and community are strengthened.
  • Research and educational capacity of Member Institutions is enhanced through collaboration among MIs/JSUs.
  • Joint research is promoted for solving regional common issues.
  • Academic network among Member Institutions and Japanese Supporting Universities is strengthened and expanded


AUN/SEED-Net comprises 26 leading Member Institutions from 10 ASEAN countries and 14 leading Japanese Supporting Universities.

Contact AUN/SEED-Net Secretariat

JICA Project Office for AUN/SEED-Net
Room 109-110, Building 2, Faculty of Engineering
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thailand 10330
Phone: +66-2 218-6419, 218-6420, 218-6421