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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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1 December 2023

The Role of Authentic Assessment in Preparing Up and Coming Graduates for the Job Industry, 14th CALOHEA National Meeting at Universiti Sains Malaysia

How can we make sure that higher education institutions (HEI) curricula are actually preparing undergraduates for the job industry? One way is to have authentic assessments to ensure that universities’ current programmes are capable of equipping students with “Future-Ready” knowledge and competencies. At the 14th CALOHEA National Meeting at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia, Prof. Dr. Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy, comprehensively explored the role of authentic assessments in preparing industry-ready graduates.
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23 November 2023

Culmination of Excellence: CALOHEA National Meeting Reached Dazzling Finale at Universiti Sains Malaysia!

The CALOHEA National Meeting wrapped up its final series at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) on 15-16 November 2023. The spotlight of the event was on Authentic Assessment—an assessment method that tests students' skills and knowledge through practical, real-world experiences, preparing them for success with measures that are relevant to their professional growth. This finale marked not the ending but a transition to the new phase of implementation. With the interest of over 3,000 participants from 250+ universities in 15 Countries throughout its run, the CALOHEA National Meeting has accomplished its goal in paving the way with endless possibilities for the CALOHEA project and its Consortium to pursue academic and learning excellence, mobility, internationalisation, and qualifications transformation with the community at large.
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9 November 2023

CALOHEA National Meeting at Lao PDR Raised the Attention for Authentic Learning Outcomes in Laotian Higher Education

In a dedicated effort to ramp up ASEAN higher education for internationalisation, over 250 participants joined forces with the CALOHEA’s experts in the 13th CALOHEA National Meeting held from 31 October - 1 November 2023 at Souphanouvong University, Lao PDR. The CALOHEA National Meeting and its workshop served as a platform for immersive, hands-on experiences in implementing the CALOHEA’s Recognition Mechanisms, a quality framework and management that would ensure global recognition of ASEAN students’ hard work and learning outcomes.
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2 November 2023

Vietnamese Higher Education Securing its Front-Row Seat at the Global Stage with the 12th CALOHEA National Meeting at Hanoi University of Civil Engineering

Over 200 participants gathered to chart Vietnamese higher education’s course to the global stage with CALOHEA’s three Recognition Mechanisms. Now entering its final phase of regional dissemination through the organisation of National Meetings, the CALOHEA Project is continuing strong in its mission to equip ASEAN higher education with a qualification framework and management that is fine-tuned to global comparability and recognition.
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12 October 2023

10th CALOHEA National Meeting at Ateneo de Manila University Highlighted Student Workload Measurement Challenges to Student Mobility and Internationalisation of the Philippine Higher Education

The 10th CALOHEA National Meeting, hosted by Ateneo de Manila University, the Philippines on 21-22 September 2023, concluded with a clamoring success. Coinciding with the project’s “CALOHEA Capacity Building: Implementing Student Workload Measurements for More Effective and Holistic Learning Outcomes in the Philippines’ Higher Education”, the impactful national meeting highlighted how CALOHEA’s 3 Recognition Mechanisms can be utilized and introduced to help enhance the Philippines’ higher education mobility and internationalization under the country’s unique context, challenges and potential.
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5 October 2023

Prince of Songkla University Took the First Step to Optimise Students and Curriculum’s Maximum Potentials with the CALOHEA’s Student Workload Measurements

Join us at the CALOHEA National Meeting hosted by Prince of Songkla University, where we address a critical facet of academic life – student workloads. A pivotal element in students' academic journey, without meticulous workload management, students may find themselves burdened with excessive tasks, hindering their deep learning experience, and undermining the academic programmes’s effectiveness. CALOHEA unites students, educators, and industry experts to equip Thai higher education with the tools to optimise learning, ensuring students achieve their highest potential through clear and meaningful workloads, and pave a solid foundation for internationalisation with enhanced credit transfer and ease in programme and degree recognition.