ASEAN UNIVERSITY NETWORK (AUN) Executive Director Pays A Visit To Hanoi University.
On July 21st, 2016, President Nguyen Dinh Luan had a meeting with Prof. Nantana Gajaseni – ASEAN University Network Executive Director. The meeting also had the presence of Vice President Nguyen Van Trao – representative of the Training Administration Office, Science Administration Office, General Administrative Office, and International Office.
At the reception, President Nguyen Dinh Luan informed Prof. Nantana Gajaseni about progress achieved in collaborative programs of Hanoi University with 11 Thai partners. Currently, the number of Thai students pursuing their academic career at Hanoi University is escalating sharply with more than 160 students, including students sponsored by the International Student Agreement signed by the two governments.
For over the past few years, Hanoi University has received many high-level visits from Thailand delegations such as Spouse of the Prime Minister of Thailand, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, Ministry of Education of Thailand and representatives of many universities in Thailand. These activities have attached a special importance in elevating the bilateral ties between two sides to a higher level, marking the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Thailand.
With international standardized training programs, Hanoi University aims to become a reliable address in providing high-quality human resources for not only domestic but also regional markets. To that end, the University needs to make its best endeavors to innovate and integrate deeper into the international community, collaborating with regional universities to train quality citizen resources for ASEAN rather than for individual countries.
At the meeting, President Nguyen Dinh Luan expressed his delight to welcome Prof.Nantana Gajaseni, one of the members of AUN Board of Trustees, who in charge of assessing educational quality in the region. He expected Prof. Nantana Gajaseni, with her important role at AUN, will provide more favorable conditions to promote the University’s integration into the region, getting involved in the process of reviewing the educational quality and performance, collaborating closer with regional peers for the mutual development.
The ASEAN University Network (AUN) was found in 1998 and up to now, it has assessed the quality of more than 200 higher education training programs; since this year, AUN will focus on assessing universities and education institutes, according to Prof. Nantana Gajaseni. Currently, Vietnam is paying a great interest in this area with the participation of Vietnam National University Hanoi, Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City, and Can Tho University.
In the field of quality assessment, AUN always calls for the involvement of universities, yet it is necessary for educational institutes to give a thoughtful consideration before applying the AUN quality assessment, she added.
The two sides have reached a number of agreements on the shared content. After the visit, Prof. Nantana Gajaseni will have more detailed discussions with the University on educational quality assessment before implementation.