- Last modified at 10 May 2017
Asean University Network Quality-Assurance (AUN-QA) - Department of Biology
Introduction to AUN-QA
In this globalized world, higher educational institutions not only have to meet the increasing market demand for people with the ability to work in different cross-cultural settings, but also carry with them the mission of nurturing academic excellence and professional advancement.
ASEAN must strive for quality assurance networking development as a mechanism to reach and maintain a high standard education, not just for one particular country, but for the ASEAN region as a whole.
There have been strong QA movements in ASEAN in recent years inresponse to the liberalisation of education and the need for standard education. Governments of ASEAN countries have prioritised QA in education as a national agenda. Individual universities set up their own quality criteria, partly in consultation with other
institutions at the national and international levels. At the regional level, the ASEAN University Network’s initiative for the establishment of binding QA standards among its member universities represents a pioneering move.
The ASEAN University Network’s efforts to set up a standard quality assurance system originated from the need to improve quality amid globalization, realising that the fastest way for us to grow is to start a long QA journey together.
The creation of the ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) was initiated in 1998 by the first Chairman of the AUN Board of Trustees (AUN-BOT), Professor Dr. Vanchai Sirichana, who believes that it will help all higher education institutions in ASEAN attain and maintain their high standard of education. And in the
highly competitive, globalised world of education, quality assurance helps bridge the gaps among individual institutions with diverse cultures and resources.
(as stated at Preface of ASEAN University Network Guideline; more information)