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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

AUN-ICT Thought Leaders Weighed In on ICT Quality and Management in ASEAN Universities

As a collaborative initiative working to promote a new set of standards for comprehensive Information and Communications Technology (ICT) quality and management in ASEAN universities, the development of AUN-ICT required input and contributions from experts, tacticians and academics who work in the field of ICT for universities and qualification agencies to help set the project in the right direction. Following the success of AUN-ICT Workshop, several panellists, speakers and group leaders provided some thought provoking perspectives about the initiative – including its potential, challenges and opportunity ahead in reshaping the landscape of data, technology and ICT management in ASEAN universities.
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1 December 2023

Envision a Better World of 2050 with the ASEAN-Japan Youth Forum: Take Actions for Social Change 2023

The ASEAN-Japan Youth Forum: Take Actions for Social Change (TASC) 2023 came to a conclusion on 25 November 2023 in Tokyo. Co-organised by Kamenori Foundation, Japan Foundation and ASEAN University Network, TASC 2023 was aimed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN-Japan relationship and provide an international platform for the countries’ upcoming generations of young leaders to network and work together for the prospect of building a better future. Over the span of 5 months in 3 ASEAN countries and Japan, the forum saw the participation of 30 youths from 9 ASEAN countries and Japan.
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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

Looking Beyond Measuring Quality: AUN-QA IC Agenda 8

Achieving quality is just the beginning of development for higher education institutions (HEI). Quality Assurance (QA) is but one of many vital parts that make up for the full picture of what successful education looks like globally. Agenda 8 of the QA-focused AUN-QA International Conference 2023 provided a great opportunity for experts on higher education development to explore dimensions outside the boundaries of QA with the topic of “Beyond the Measuring of Quality”.
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23 November 2023

Mid-November 2023 AUN-QA Overview at Thailand, Viet Nam, and the Philippines: 362nd, 363rd, 364th Programme Assessments

In the middle of 2023 November, the AUN-QA team has conducted 3 more Programme Assessments (PA) at Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand; Foreign Trade University, Viet Nam; and University of the Philippines for the 362nd, 363rd, and 364th PA, respectively. Please continue to the full article for details on the 10 programmes assessed.
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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.