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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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16 November 2023

AYVP Indonesia 2023 Empowering a New Generation of Social Entrepreneurs and Community Leaders

The ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme (AYVP) 2023 concluded with astounding success in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on 10 November 2023. The two-week transformative journey set the stage for 50 ASEAN youths from 7 ASEAN countries to obtain skills of the 21st century and foster a social entrepreneurship mindset in the vibrant cultural scenes of Yogyakarta.
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8 September 2023

Japanese Students on Their Weeks-Long Journey through History, Culture, and Tradition of Thailand

From 19 August - 2 September 2023, the AUN Secretariat welcomed 18 Japanese for a two-week visit to Thailand in the 2023 AUN-SUN/SixERS Study and Visit Programme Discovery, Diversity, Dynamics (3Ds).
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24 August 2023

Study and Site-Visit Programme for Students from China

From 23 July - 5 August 2023, the AUN Secretariat welcomed two batches of Chinese students for a study and visit programme in Thailand! The five-day programme featured unique lectures from respected national and international institutions, hands-on cultural workshops, site visits to major international organisations, and cultural exposures at Bangkok’s historic landmarks. So strap up and join our students in their adventure!
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4 July 2023

CU Innovation Hub Welcomed CAMT at a Recent Visit

On 14 June, a group of 50 Thai and Chinese students from School of Arts, Media, and Technology (CAMT), Chiang Mai University, visited Chulalongkorn University Innovation Hub (CUIHub). Ms. Kanyasorn Tansubhapol, Assistant Vice President for Secretary and Special Affairs shared with them how an innovation development policy is integrated into the university management and how CUIHub is created with entrepreneurship development to commercialize more research work at the campus. Two startups which are incubated by CUIHub also attended to share experiences with the audience how they started it from scratch and scale it up. These startups are Kollective, an influencer marketing platform, and Asia Agora, a school-based project by a sophomore which is developed to be a business-to-business seafood trading platform at School of Integrated and Innovation. A representative from CUIHub's Student Club also presented how students learn and are trained to become an entrepreneur.
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28 June 2023

AUN ASEAN Experiential Learning Programme (AELP) Returned in Style with 40 ASEAN Students Exploring the Concept of ‘Smart Nation’ in Singapore

It’s been three years and the wait is over! AUN ASEAN Experiential Learning Programme (AELP) made its return in Singapore with 40 students from 22 ASEAN universities gathering to explore and envision the concept of ‘Smart Nation.’ Under the four pillars of Township Planning, Transport, Healthcare, and Digital-Ready Society; students engage with experts in each field and see how technology can be incorporated to transform the nation through experiential site visits.