December 12, 2017

2017 ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN) Seminar and Round Table Meeting

2017 ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN) 
Seminar and Round Table Meeting
The Role of Quality Assurance in ASEAN Economic Community
25-26 September 2017
Champasak Province, Lao PDR

 

SEAMEO RIHED had the pleasure to participate in the 2017 ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN) Seminar “The Role of Quality Assurance in ASEAN Economic Community” and attend as an honorary member in the 2017 AQAN Roundtable Meeting on 25-26 September 2017 in Champasak Province, Lao PDR.
The Opening Ceremony was addressed by the host country, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saykhong Saynasine, Director General, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES), Lao PDR; AQAN President, Rear Admiral Wachara Karunyavanij, Deputy Director, Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA), Thailand; and H.E. Mme Sengdeuan Lachanthaboune, Minister of Education and Sports, Lao PDR, who graciously presided at the Opening.
The Seminar explored the regional developments on ASEAN Quality Assurance Framework (AQAF) and ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF) and shared experiences on External Quality Assurance (EQA’s) role and system, and Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) practices, with interesting presentations from Lao PDR and fellow countries in ASEAN and Japan. SEAMEO RIHED was delighted to deliver a presentation about its university network and student mobility developments, in particular the ASEAN International Mobility of Students (AIMS) Programme.
The 2017 AQAN Roundtable Meeting held in conjunction with the seminar has been productive in reporting the activities and achievements of the network for the year 2016-2017. The meeting expressed appreciation to Thailand for the successful completion of the 3-year term as President of AQAN and congratulated Indonesia, for assuming the Presidency of AQAN working with the new set of executive committee for the next three years.
SEAMEO RIHED would like to thank AQAN for the gracious invitation and the Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR for warmly hosting the seminar and roundtable meeting in the wonderful and green province of Champasak, Lao PDR.

 

Photo credit of group photo: MoES, Lao PDR

Participants of the 2017 AQAN Seminar

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saykhong Saynasine, Director General, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES), Lao PDR

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saykhong Saynasine, Director General, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES), Lao PDR

 

H.E. Mme Sengdeuan Lachanthaboune, Minister of Education and Sports, Lao PDR

 

Ms. Supansa Pinkaja, Programme Officer, presenting SEAMEO RIHED’s work in university network and student mobility developments.

 

Participants of the 2017 AQAN Round Table Meeting

 

SEAMEO RIHED, as the honorary member of AQAN, presided the elections for the new Executive Committee.