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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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28 September 2023

Raising ASEAN Quality Assurance to Global Standards: The First Agenda of the AUN-QA International Conference

Quality Assurance in ASEAN over the years has been in heavy development to match the standards at the global level. But here is an idea, instead of just chasing global standards, how about we bring it over to ASEAN? This is what the first agenda of the AUN-QA International Conference 2023 has set out to do, inviting an international cast of guest speakers across the globe to give a dialogue about “Quality Assurance in the Globalized World of Higher Education”. While a one to one copy of systems that work in certain regions may not apply in ASEAN, there are still plenty of excellent practices and eye-opening experiences that can be taken for application.
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14 September 2023

Virtual Mobility, Sustainability, and Digitalisation of Higher Education: Global University Association Leaders Discussed Higher Education in the Post-Pandemic World and More in the 2nd GUAF Meeting

The pandemic has brought many changes to higher education, and some changes are here to stay. In the 2nd Global University Associations Forum, leaders of university associations from the Arab region, China, Europe, India, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, and Southeast Asia came together to discuss what will stay after the pandemic, the sweeping digital transformation, partnership for sustainability, and more.
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14 September 2023

AUN-QA International Conference Made its Grand Return at Bangkok, Back and Bigger than Ever

The AUN-QA International Conference was last conducted in 2019, before the pandemic hit. Forward to now, 4 years later, it is back and bigger than ever at Bangkok, boasting over 400 participants and a truly international cast of speakers to enrich the dialogue at the conference on 6 - 7 September 2023! The International Conference was followed by two internal meetings, Assessors’ General Assembly and Chief Quality Officers’ Meeting, has shown that AUN-QA is back in full swing after the pandemic has died down. And they are fully prepared to continue growing internationally!
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12 July 2023

Times Higher Education: Empowering Higher Education Worldwide

Times Higher Education (THE) is a renowned global platform at the forefront of higher education news, insights, and rankings. Catering to students, educators, and institutions, it serves as a resource, providing a plethora of information and meticulous analysis in a collection of news articles and in-depth features on various educational topics. In the upcoming weeks, THE brings you an exciting lineup of webinars featuring esteemed speakers who are experts in their fields. For more details, check out the full article!
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30 March 2023

Explore Singapore’s Vision of Future City with ASEAN Experiential Learning Programme (AELP) 2023

How do you imagine your future city? What does it look like? In Singapore, the vision of a tech-enabled city is now coming to life, with technology as the force behind the improvement of everyday life and the younger generations now equipped with the necessary skill sets for the digitalised era. ASEAN Experiential Learning Programme (AELP) 2023 is delighted to invite students from AUN Member Universities to experience this vision of the future city in Singapore from 18-24 June 2023.
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23 March 2023

Professionals, Students, and Academics Gathered to Share and Reflect on the Local Context for the 3RMs Development at the 2nd CALOHEA National Meeting at Chulalongkorn University

A tour de force at the 2nd CALHOEA National Meeting at Chulalongkorn University! Professionals, students, and academics gathered to share and reflect on the local context for the 3RMS Development. Distinguished speakers, Assoc. Prof. Sarithdej Pathanasethpong, the Vice President of Thailand's Council of Engineers, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Montree Yamkasikorn, Senior Advisor of the Secretariat Office of the Teachers' Council of Thailand, also provided insightful policy dialogue sessions with participants.