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AUN E-Newsletter Issue # 161

AUN E-Newsletter Issue # 161

ASEAN University Network E-Newsletter #161

Students Tackle the Society’s Modern Challenges in AELP 2023

From 18-24 June 2023, 40 students from 22 ASEAN universities gathered in Singapore to explore and envision the concept of ‘Smart Nation’ in the return of the ASEAN Experiential Learning Programme (AELP).Hosted by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the National University of Singapore (NUS), the ASEAN Experiential Programme 2023 took the students through the island of Singapore to learn about what makes a nation ‘smart’? In the face of emerging challenges like urban density, overconsumption, environmental change, and digital transformation, will ‘Smart Nation’ hold the key to quality living in the long run, and how?The students took on these challenges with experiential visits, real-world applications, and dialogues with experts in each field. What would be their answers to the challenges our modern society is facing? What would their ‘Smart Nation’ of the future look like? Stay tuned and let them surprise you!

Written by Ninnart Ratanasukhon, AUN Programme Officer



The CALOHEA project achieved yet another significant milestone with the successful convening of its 6th General Meeting in Kuala Lumpur. From 7-9 June 2023, a gathering of 80 participants, including experts, academics, and stakeholders across Southeast Asia and Europe, converged to delve into diverse agendas on the project’s progress on the implementation of three key Recognition Mechanisms, specially in the authentic assessment of internationally comparable learning outcomes in degree programs, setting the stage for the enhanced internationalization opportunities for students in ASEAN higher education.
By Chanya Chinsukserm, AUN Programme Officer
The Spectacular Collaboration of Delegates in the Closing Ceremony of AYCF 2023 and Insightful Student InterviewsThe closing ceremony of AYCF 2023 brought out a vibrant spectacle of traditional Indonesian performances! Delegates performed the traditional Minang and Betawi dances along with a melodial demonstration of the Angklung instrument. On top of this, we also have student interviews to share that will provide a deeper insight to the wonderful experiences of AYCF 2023!By Patitin Lertnaikiat, AUN Programme Officer
The AUN-QA team has got a bit of an extended overview covering 3 weeks in June 2023 going over the 331st, 332nd, and 333rd programme assessments. So far it has been quite the month of milestones! The University of Danang conducted their 10th programme assessment with AUN-QA, along with Prince of Songkla University and Thai Nguyen University having their first on-site visit programme assessments. Now, all PAs are significant steps forward for university programmes, but milestones like these sure does make a PA all the more special!
By Patitin Lertnaikiat, AUN Programme Officer
Last 12 April 2023, the ASEAN University Network on Ecological Education and Culture (AUN-EEC), housed at the Ateneo Institute of Sustainability (AIS), organized a webinar entitled “From Rivers to Streams: A Situationer on Ecological Education and Culture”. The webinar marked the first event of AUN-EEC under their year-long theme on “Ecosystems Restoration & Reconciliation Ecology”, which is itself situated against the broader setting of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration running from 2021-2030.
By Raul Javier H. Baquiran, AUN-EEC Secretariat
Chula Inventions and Innovations Win Several International Awards at ITEX 2023Six Chula researchers and innovators were awarded 10 prizes for contributing to the sciences and technology with their inventions at the 34th ITEX 2023. The exhibition was held in Kuala Lumpur from 11-12 May 2023 with participants from 16 different countries. Participants from Thailand with over forty inventions were selected to join by the NRCT and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation. This year’s theme and criteria focused on novelty, application, presentation, marketability, and environmental friendliness. Winning innovations ranged from a functional nano gel, a mathematical educational toy, an application for tourism, a rapid test kit for halal food products, and more.
From Chulalongkorn University


Study OpportunityPostgraduate study opportunities at the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Nanyang Technological University, SingaporeHave you thought about pursuing postgraduate studies to give your career a boost? We are thrilled to introduce postgraduate study opportunities at the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at NTU Singapore. The MSE is ranked among the top in world rankings for Materials Science, and we offer comprehensive programmes that prepare students for success in this exciting and rapidly growing discipline.Visit our website to learn more about our programmes, admission requirements, and how to apply.Website: https://wcms-prod-admin.ntu.edu.sg/mse/news-events/news/detail/postgraduate-programmes
International Conference
ISET 2023 and RCEnvE 2023
International Conference of Sustainable and Environmental Technology 2023 (ISET 2023) and Regional Conference on Environmental Engineering 2023 (RCEnvE 2023) will be hosted by the Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on 26-27 September 2023.
The series of conferences has achieved a hat-trick by continuously winning the AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference (RC) grant for three years since 2021.
Individuals from around the globe who are researchers, academicians, engineers, industry experts, and decision-makers are welcome to attend a unique conference under the theme “Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Future”. You will have the chance to witness outstanding accomplishments and create sustainable innovations that can lead to new collaborations and connections on a broader scale.
The abstract submission system will open soon, with a deadline of July 15, 2023. Stay tuned!For more information, please visit: https://research.utm.my/amtec/iset2023/
Youth ChallengeTYS ASEAN Youth Challenge SummitThe ASEAN Youth Challenge is the first ever SEA-focused hackathon bringing together diverse Southeast Asian university students to work in team to tackle real-world challenges companies are facing to digitalize and become sustainable in our region.Event Date: 2 – 6 August 2023Registration Deadline: 14 July 2023Target Audience: ASEAN Students from Singapore and Indonesia UniversitiesReserve your seat now at http://bit.ly/TYSAYCS !

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