22 December 2022

AUN-QA Overview: Concluding 2022 With 4 More Programme Assessments

Patitin Lertnaikiat
AUN Programme Officer;

309th AUN-QA Programme Assessment at Prince of Songkla University (PSU)

  • The 309th AUN-QA Programme Assessment (online/remote site visit) was held at PSU, Thailand, from 12 - 16 December 2022. Two study programmes were assessed, namely:
  1. Bachelor of Nursing Science Program
  2. Doctor of Philosophy Program in Epidemiology (International Program)
  • PSU is under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation
  • Prince of Songkla University was established in 1967 as the first university in southern Thailand. The original aims of the university were to raise the general education standards and support regional industry and development. Today, PSU is a leading public university, committed to academic excellence, reputable research and innovation. It is one of the nine national research universities and among the top 10 comprehensive universities in Thailand by Quacquarelli Symonds’ ranking. The university is proud of its distinguished record of achievements in teaching, research, development, and services to the community. It has contributed significantly to the development of the country and has consistently developed young academics into well-qualified graduates of high-professional standing.
  • This was PSU’s 2nd Programme Assessment and their 2nd online/remote site visit Programme Assessment with AUN-QA.

310th AUN-QA Programme Assessment at Mapua University (MU)

  • The 310th AUN-QA Programme Assessment (online/remote site visit) was held at MU, The Philippines from 12 - 16 December 2022. Four study programmes were assessed, namely:
  1. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  2. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  3. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  4. Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management
  • MU is under the Ministry of Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
  • Founded in January 25, 1925, Mapua University is a premier engineering and technological university in the Philippines. It is currently included in the QS Asia University Rankings, ranking in the Top 501-550 and managed to attain an overall rating of 4 QS Stars in 2020. Offering locally and internationally accredited academic programs and other developmental programs that provide international learning opportunities to its students, Mapua education meets global quality standards of the professions for which it prepares its graduates. The university has eleven engineering programs accredited by ABET-EAC and three computing programs accredited by ABET-CAC. A recognized leader in digital education in the Philippines, Mapua University provides enriching and engaging learning experiences to students using the latest technologies. Mapua has entered the global Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings for the second year straight, increasing its significance by ranking in 6 of the 17 SDG categories. It placed 801-1000 out of 1,115 participating universities from 94 countries. 
  • This was MU’s 3rd Programme Assessment with AUN-QA.

311th AUN-QA Programme Assessment at Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU)

  • The 311th AUN-QA Programme Assessment and site visit was held at TDTU, Viet Nam from 19 - 23 December 2022. Four study programmes were assessed, namely:
  1. Bachelor of Pharmacy
  2. Bachelor of Interior Design
  3. Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  4. Bachelor of Environmental Engineering Technology
  • TDTU is under the Ministry of The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour
  • Ton Duc Thang University is a public university established on September 24, 1997 with a vision to develop humanity towards a world of peace and happiness by continuously recruiting and training human resources to become professional, devoted, qualified, and responsible lecturers and staff. The university currently consists of 16 faculties with over 26,000 students enrolled across 40 undergraduate programmes. In August 2020, TDTU was ranked as the number 1 university in Viet Nam and one of the top 800 universities in the world (by ARWU). Times Higher Education has ranked TDTU as one of the top 500 Universities of the world in 2023
  • This was TDTU’s 4th Programme Assessment and their 2nd onsite visit Programme Assessment with AUN-QA.

312th AUN-QA Programme Assessment at Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNUHCM)

  • The 312th AUN-QA Programme Assessment (online/remote site visit) was held at VNU, Viet Nam from 19 - 23 December 2022. Four study programmes were assessed, namely:
  1. Master of Materials Science
  2. Bachelor of Materials Engineering
  3. Bachelor of Science Major: Applied Mathematics Specialization: Financial Engineering and Risk Management
  4. Bachelor of International Trade Law
  • VNUHCM is an autonomous university.
  • VNUHCM was established in 1995 by the government to create a training center for undergraduate, postgraduate and science research, following high-quality and innovative multidisciplinary technology. VNUHCM serves as the core of the higher education system and dedicates to the needs of socio-economic developments. With a total area of 643.7 hectares, VNUHCM is one of the largest educational institutions of Vietnam. The university has 27 units of training, scientific research and technology transfer, as well as 8 member units: University of Technology, University of Science, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, International University, University of Information Technology, University of Economics and Law, An Giang University and Institute for Environment and Resources. The training program of VNUHCM includes 138 disciplines/groups of disciplines, ranging from technology, natural science, social sciences and humanities to economics, healthcare and agriculture. It also has 125 master's degree training majors and 89 doctoral ones. Connecting and serving the community is one of VNUHCM’s core values. Each year, the revenue from technology transfer and serving the community of VNUHCM reaches over VND 150 billion. "Promoting social progress" is the idea that the world's top universities pursue.
  • This was VNUHCM’s 23rd Programme Assessment and their 6th online/remote site visit Programme Assessment with AUN-QA.