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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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21 June 2023

The Spectacular Collaboration of Delegates in the Closing Ceremony of AYCF 2023 and Insightful Student Interviews

The closing ceremony of AYCF 2023 brought out a vibrant spectacle of traditional Indonesian performances! Delegates performed the traditional Minang and Betawi dances along with a melodial demonstration of the Angklung instrument. On top of this, we also have student interviews to share that will provide a deeper insight to the wonderful experiences of AYCF 2023!
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31 May 2023

Journey of Cultural Appreciation: AYCF Unveils the Mesmerizing National Collaborative Performances

In a display of cultural prowess and unity, the 18th ASEAN and 8th ASEAN+3 Youth Cultural Forum (AYCF) took the center stage on 15 May 2023, captivating young delegates from AUN and ASEAN+3 Member Universities in a fascinating showcase of the National Collaborative Performances. The opening ceremony at Universitas Indonesia set the tone for an unforgettable journey of cultural exchange and appreciation.
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16 February 2023

China-ASEAN University (Country and Regional Studies) Think-Tank Network: Partner Toward Shared Future

For such a highly valuable partnership, it would be a shame if we did not share anything about them to you! Established in 2016, China-ASEAN University Think-Tank Network has been an active partner in executing research with ASEAN universities and the provider of platforms for think tanks and research centres across the region to exchange knowledge and discuss rising issues. Read more in the full article to get a brief introduction about this incredible network!
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2 February 2023

The AUN Executive Director Delivered an Opening Remark at the ASEAN-QA Forum 2023: Myanmar Chapter

Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti, the AUN Executive Director, delivered an opening remark to the ASEAN-QA Forum 2023: Myanmar Chapter on 18 January 2023. He pointed out the challenges that could stand in the way of strengthening Quality Assurance in ASEAN universities and emphasized that an ‘All Hands on Deck’ approach is needed. He noted the will and drive to catch up with the challenges among many in the field and thanked the ASEAN-QAA for leading and coordinating such existing efforts.
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3 November 2022

The First ASEAN Cooperation Forum on Management of Non-Traditional Security Discussing Challenges and New Strategies For ASEAN Security Management

The Institute of Non-traditional Security (INS) – Hanoi School of Business & Administration (HSB), Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU) hosted the first ASEAN Cooperation Forum on Management of Non-Traditional Security with the theme “Solidarity and Proactive Cooperation in Management and Response to Non-traditional Security Risks, Challenges, and Threats in the ASEAN Region”. The forum addressed non-traditional security risks and challenges in ASEAN, as well as suggested new approaches to non-traditional security management.
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29 September 2022

Commitment and Passion: The Story Behind the 3rd AYCF Thailand at Burapha University

On 14 - 16 September 2022, Burapha University hosted the 3rd ASEAN University Network-ASEAN Youth Cultural Forum: Thailand Chapter (AUN-AYCF: Thailand Chapter) to promote the ASEAN identity, cultures and showcased the talents of Thai youths, as well as the performance for the upcoming international AYCF in Indonesia. Behind the immense success of this project lies the commitment and passion of students, alumni, and professors to pass on the legacy of Thai culture to the future generation and to share the cultures of ASEAN countries with a wider community of Thailand.