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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

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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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18 August 2023

ASEAN Universities' Library Innovations Showcased at the AUNILO Meeting

Academic librarians in the AUN are facing a time of change and challenge. With budgets tight, digital transformation is on the horizon, collaboration is key. As each country's report unfolds, from Brunei's collaborative empowerment to Vietnam's technology-driven resource management, a coordination of resilience emerges. But the future remains a tantalizing enigma, fraught with questions of technology adoption, student-centricity, and skill upgradation. With libraries at the forefront of learning evolution, a pivotal question lingers: Will these esteemed institutions of higher education embrace and utilize the forces of change, or will they find themselves overcome by the currents of transformation? Take a closer look at a captivating journey through their experiences, delving into the crucial role of libraries as fundamental pillars driving educational transformation on both a global and regional level.
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10 August 2023

18th AUNILO Meeting: Insights and Initiatives Propel Academic Library Collaboration

Explore how ASEAN library professionals are shaping the future of academic collaboration. Hosted by Universiti Putra Malaysia, the 18th AUNILO Meeting unveiled key proposals, strategic plans, and discussions on vital network matters. Notably, the event featured a formal handover of the Secretariat role from the Philippines to Singapore, marking a significant transition. Witness the dynamic exchange of ideas and initiatives aimed at fostering innovation, unity, and academic impact across the region.
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24 November 2022

13th AUN Rectors’ Meeting: AUNILO Promoting Fast and Detailed Information Sharing Among AUN Member Universities

Today’s article focuses on the area of “Driving University Talents Through Technology” from the perspective of the Libraries of ASEAN University Network (AUNILO). Dr. Vernon R. Totanes, the chairman of AUNILO, has emphasised the growing importance of libraries in providing fast and detailed information on larger international platforms among the AUN Member Universities.
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12 July 2022

Academic librarians from the AUNILO Members gathered to discuss the improvement toward being a User-Centric Libraries

The 17th AUNILO Meeting and Seminar-Workshop, hosted by Singapore Management University (SMU), were held virtually during 5-7 July 2022 with a joint collaborative effort between the AUNILO Secretariat and the AUN Secretariat. The events were organised under the theme "User-Centric Libraries in Southeast Asia: Designing, Creating and Improving Services, Spaces, and Processes for Users." Over 300 representatives from each AUN member, librarian, library users, and the public attended throughout the whole day of the 17th AUNILO Meeting. A total number of 8 countries' reports were presented, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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22 March 2021

Introducing the AUN Thematic Network Series #4 - AUNILO

In this article, we will be looking at AUNILO, an AUN Thematic Network with the focus on organizing projects for facilitating regional academic resource and information sharing.