From July 17 to 19, 2017, in Khanh Hoa, the 9th Conference of Directors of Universities under the Southeast Asian University Network (9th AUN – ASEAN University Network – Rectors Meeting) and the Board of Directors meeting took place. Executive of the 33rd Southeast Asian University Network (33rd – AUN BOT Meeting).
These are two important events organized by Hanoi National University in collaboration with the AUN Secretariat, in a series of activities commemorating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) by the Government of Vietnam.
The conference attracted the participation of more than 80 delegates who are leaders of universities in the network and guest delegates from the ASEAN Secretariat and the Inter-Parliamentary Council of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN – AIPA). , Ministry of Education Malaysia, Office of the Higher Education Commission of Thailand, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam.
The 33rd meeting of the AUN Executive Board will announce changes in personnel, approve the AUN Charter, announce the establishment of the ASEAN Higher Education Working Group and the agreement. ASEAN-Hungary cooperation agreement in the field of education.
Along with that, the meeting also discussed AUN Cooperation with European partners (TA-SE), AUN Students Week 2017 (AUN Students week) with the theme “Sustainable development: multidisciplinary approach “, Establishing a network of cities and urban areas for sustainable development (AUN – SCUD),…
Meanwhile, the AUN Conference of University Directors was organized to create opportunities for university leaders in the region to meet, discuss educational policies, share experiences in university administration, and build Develop a strategic development plan to improve educational quality and strengthen connection and cooperation in higher education.
This is also an opportunity for university leaders to evaluate the cooperative activities that have been and are being implemented in the AUN network, and at the same time orient and develop future cooperation and development plans.
As one of the first and only members of Vietnam to join the AUN Executive Board, VNU has actively participated in activities of building and planning strategies and quality assurance policies of AUN, participating in building Establishing AUN’s quality assessment standards…
VNU President Nguyen Kim Son said that the organization of the 9th AUN Conference of University Directors and the 33rd AUN Executive Board Meeting affirms VNU’s efforts in strengthening and promoting cooperation and delegation. of AUN members, as well as contributing to building a strong network.
VNU President Nguyen Kim Son expressed his honor that VNU is the host of this event. Mr. Son said that the rapid development of the 4th industrial revolution worldwide is creating urgent requirements for innovation in operations and cooperation of higher education institutions. As the most prestigious and largest network in the region, AUN supports member universities to not only adapt to challenges but also master the fourth industrial revolution, aiming to build a High quality educational community, comparable to other prestigious educational organizations in the world.
The 10th meeting of AUN Directors/Rectors and the 34th meeting of the AUN Executive Board will be held in Brunei in July 2018.