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4 January 2024

An Enriching New Year for ASEAN Young Talents: Announcing AUN Youth Activities 2024 Line Up

By
Noppanun Sookping, AUN Programme Officer
After bidding its festive goodbye to another fruitful year of 2023, AUN is actively working with the network’s premier Member Universities as well as external partners to make 2024 a year full of youth platforms and activities for different groups and cahoots of ASEAN university students and talents. This year, several of AUN Flagship Youth Activities make their grand return while the brand-new, ASEAN-first AUN Summer Camp aims to bolster the cross-borderly interregional cultivation of future-ready and ASEAN-rooted young talents.
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21 December 2023

2023 Wrap Up: AUN Activities Overview

By
Patitin Lertnaikiat, AUN Programme Officer
2023 has been a highly eventful year for the ASEAN University Network (AUN) Secretariat and its thematic networks as many events and activities returned after the COVID pandemic subsided. As such, the AUN Secretariat is proud to present a wrap up to 2023, showcasing all the university network’s major events and activities throughout the year!
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1 December 2023

AUN-HPN’s 8th International Advisory Committee Shared Best Practices and Acknowledged Growing Mental Health Concerns

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Patitin Lertnaikiat, AUN Programme Officer
Staying healthy is critical to living a good life, but it has become increasingly difficult to do so in this current age of technology-enhanced convenience, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, and other related habits. Following the pandemic, the world has also seen the rise of mental health issues caused by the limited social interaction due to prolonged isolation. At the ASEAN University Network Health Promotion Network (AUN-HPN) 8th International Advisory Committee (IAC) meeting, the network’s member universities gather once again to address these pressing health issues in society and share their best practices in health promotion mission.
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23 November 2023

"Management and Strategy: How AUN-HPN Became a Driving Force for Regional Health Promotion" Has Officially Launched

By
Noppanun Sookping, AUN Programme Officer
Since its establishment in 2014, ASEAN University Network Health Promotion Network (AUN-HPN) has been actively contributing to university health promotion across the ASEAN region. In this connection, the book "Management and Strategy: How AUN-HPN Became a Driving Force for Regional Health Promotion" has been published by the AUN Secretariat team in coordination with AUN-HPN to observe and catalogue the good practices in managing the thematic network of universities. To do so, this book focuses on the work and perspectives of AUN-HPN’s past and current thought leaders as well as the observation of AUN-HPN flagship activities.
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17 November 2023

AUN-ICT Workshop Returned for Deepened Discussion on Quality Standardisation of University's ICT System and Management

By
AUN Writer Team,
Prince of Songkla University (PSU), in collaboration with the Institute of Software Engineering and Quality Management (ISEM) and ASEAN University Network (AUN), co-hosted the workshop on the Quality Standardization of University's ICT System and Management (AUN-ICT) On 7-8 November 2023 in Bangkok. Set to continue with the work resulting from its first iteration, this workshop delved further into detail of what can ensure the success of AUN-ICT development and implementation as a world-class, comprehensive and multifaceted standardisation framework tailored specifically for universities.
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2 November 2023

The AUN-QA IQA Redesign Taskforce Team Assembled to Set the Path Forward for ASEAN IQA

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Patitin Lertnaikiat, AUN Programme Officer
Following the success of the Internal Quality Assurance System Design and Development Workshop in March 2023, Viet Nam, the AUN-QA IQA Redesign Taskforce was established and recently conducted its first meeting on 20 - 21 October 2023 in Bangkok. Through the intensive discussion on existing Viet Nam and Cambodia IQA frameworks and the root-cause analysis of the workshop in Viet Nam, the outcome of this meeting will pave the way for the future of ASEAN IQA and the task force will be at the forefront!
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19 July 2023

Continuing Strong in the Tide of Change: AUN’s Success Recapped in the 38th AUN-BOT Meeting

By
Ninnart Ratanasukhon, AUN Programme Officer
The 38th ASEAN University Network Board of Trustees (AUB-BOT) Meeting concluded with an astounding success on 6 July 2023, with gracious hosting from Universiti Malaya. This annual meeting serves as an opportunity for the members of AUN’s Board of Trustees to be updated on the latest activities of AUN, discuss its direction, and set a vision for its future. This year, the members of our Board of Trustees were up for a long list!
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12 July 2023

Navigate the Changing Tide of Global Higher Education in the 14th AUN Rectors’ Meeting

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Ninnart Ratanasukhon, AUN Programme Officer
Change is fast approaching on all fronts, but ASEAN universities are ready to take on it. In the 14th AUN Rectors’ Meeting held on 5 July 2023, with the gracious hosting of Universiti Malaya, leaders from AUN Universities demonstrated how ASEAN higher education can navigate the changing tide of global higher education. Is AI changing education as we know it? Is knowledge from universities no longer relevant? Hear it from the leaders of AUN Universities.
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23 November 2023

Looking Beyond Measuring Quality: AUN-QA IC Agenda 8

Achieving quality is just the beginning of development for higher education institutions (HEI). Quality Assurance (QA) is but one of many vital parts that make up for the full picture of what successful education looks like globally. Agenda 8 of the QA-focused AUN-QA International Conference 2023 provided a great opportunity for experts on higher education development to explore dimensions outside the boundaries of QA with the topic of “Beyond the Measuring of Quality”.
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16 November 2023

Cultivating the QA Community, AUN-QA IC Agenda 7

It takes time and effort through training with the right trainers to create a champion. The same can be said about the QA community where practitioners also need the right training to become the champions of advocating quality for higher education institutions (HEI). But what is the right training? For the 7th Agenda of the AUN-QA International Conference 2023, two experts share their experiences in capacity building for ASEAN HEIs, providing the audience with valuable knowledge on how to approach training their human resources.
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9 November 2023

The Successes of IQA Redesigning, AUN-QA IC Agenda 6

Quality Assurance (QA) is a complex ecosystem, built off of many frameworks, systems, and guidelines to ensure that Universities around the world are constantly working hard to make sure their institutions are satisfactory to global standards. However, this can be difficult if the institution does not have its own Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) to guide themselves before attempting external accreditation or assessment. Agenda 6 of the AUN-QA International Conference 2023 delved into the significance of IQA through the results of the AUN Internal Quality Assurance System (AUN-IQAS) Design and Development Workshop.
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26 October 2023

Roads to Avoid and Paths to Success in Quality Assurance, AUN-QA IC 2023 Agenda 5

Learning by doing is one of the best ways to gain direct experience and in Quality Assurance, this is no different. We grasp the elements of success and analyze the culprits of failure, we all learn through what is done. However, knowledge does not always have to come from first hand experience. The advice of experienced experts is worth its weight in gold and it would be unwise to not take heed of their suggestions and cautionary tales from their experience with QA. And that is exactly what AUN-QA is going to share with you from the 5th Agenda of the AUN-QA IC 2023, “How Not to Do QA: When Best Practices Turn Sour”.
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19 October 2023

The Key Ingredient for Successful Quality Assurance is Leadership, AUN-QA IC 2023 Agenda 4

Quality Assurance (QA) is a complex ecosystem of many integral components working together. It is a team effort, and the key to a good team is a great leader. But what makes an excellent leader for QA? The fourth agenda of the AUN-QA International Conference 2023 explored the topic “The Catalyst of Success: Leadership at the Core of Quality Assurance Enhancement in Universities”, a dialogue on leadership in the QA environment and university management.
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12 October 2023

Unleash the Synergy! How AUN’s Strategic Positioning Fosters Mobility and Brings Qualifications System to Global Standards, AUN-QA IC Agenda 3

The work of Quality Assurance does not have to be limited to only just assessment! Why not also be involved in improving the programmes directly? In Agenda 3 of AUN-QA International Conference, AUN looked into a new synergy to help drive forward the overall framework of university curriculums. With the introduction of the CALOHEA project (Measuring and Comparing Achievements of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education in Asia), the conference, led by an excellent panel of CALOHEA coordinators, took a deep dive into its 3 Recognition Mechanisms and how they may be the key to fostering mobility for students and universities across the ASEAN region and beyond.