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Saturday, October 06, 2007

THE ASEAN UNIVERSITY NETWORK

The ASEAN University Network was formed to speed up the development of a regional identity and solidarity and promote human resources development in our region.

It's a list of Southeast Asia's Top Universities and was drafted in 1992 and founded in 1995 by ASEAN member countries. This is in declaration to promote ASEAN awareness and in preparation of the eventual establishment of the ASEAN University based on its member countries. It's another step towards the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015. Here’s the list:

Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Yangon Institute of Economics, Burma

University of Yangon, Burma

Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Universitas Indonesia

Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

National University of Laos

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Universiti Malaya, Malaysia

University of the Philippines

De La Salle University-Manila, Philippines

National University of Singapore

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Burapha University, Thailand

Chulalongkorn University, Thailand *Yipeeee!*

Vietnam National University in Ha Noi, Vietnam

Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


There is a possibility to expand the member list but at this point, the charter ONLY allows 2 top universities from each ASEAN member country.

The AUN preamble states the promotion of Human Resource... Ok, does it mean that we have better chances of being hired in other ASEAN countries if we graduated from an AUN member university? – the answer is a resounding “yes”.


TAKE THAT!


Here’s the official website.



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8 Comments:

Laibeus Lord said...

Yep, but the Myanmar Junta crackdown is spelling doom to the ASEAN (Economic) Community / Integration...

Check this interesting report I just found a few minutes ago: http://opinion.inquirer.net/inquireropinion/columns/view_article.php?article_id=92627

I don't want to say it, but me and my colleagues were discussing about the growing possibility that the ASEAN will fail... it is so hard to admit, but that article I linked above said it all.

Pisanu for BISEAN said...

Will fail where? On the Burmese issue? Yeah maybe. But not as an organization.

To hell with those juntas. Big brother America will do something soon about it anyway. But of course our Burmese brothers will have to suffer the consequence.

Thanks for the input Laibeus. Aren't you going to party tonite? It's like almost 10 in Manila, right? Go party dude!

Carlos Javier said...

In my humble opinion ASEAN should match its words with action and suspend Myanmar from the organization. We should show our displeasure about what the generals are doing in "Asia's Zimbabwe." And their actions shouldn't have to be associated with us all. *sigh*

On a happier note, i'm glad La Salle is a participant in the ASEAN University Network! ANIMO! :))

Pisanu for BISEAN said...

@ Carlos...Go LaSalle! Go! Go! LaSalle, LaSalle! Wooohooo! I laways hear this from my noisy neighbors. LOL

I would agree to suspend Burma in the ASEAN. But I personally will go for more drastic action.

Invade Burma and give it back to the people.

Carlos Javier said...

*Sigh* I really do despair for the Burmese, how they are ever going to throw off their rulers. Tsk.

And I notice you use the name Burma, and not "Myanmar." So a name-change by an illegitimate government makes the new name illegitimate too huh? ;)

Hey wow, you even know our cheers! Most impressive indeed! Plus very good timing on your part, since LaSalle just won the Philippines' University Athletic Association basketball championship yesterday. LOL. :)

Pisanu for BISEAN said...

Aung San Suu Kyi calls her country Burma. Never Myanmar.

Carlos Javier said...

Oh... I see. Doubtless its for the same reason. I myself think the British "Burma" sounds better.

Thanks!

cagayan de oro schools said...

Wow im glad that Philippines has two representative in this partnership. well deserved universities. thanks to this post. i really like the content.

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