Last Steering Committee Meeting in Phase 3 chaired by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) from Singapore was successfully held on October 5-6, 2017 at VIE Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand with the aim to report on-going activities in Phase 3 and to discuss the possible programs which will be implemented in the future. Attending the meeting were official representatives from AUN/SEED-Net Member Institutions (MIs) across ASEAN, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, ASEAN University Network (AUN), Japanese Supporting University Consortium (JSUC), Embassy of Japan in Thailand, JICA Headquarters, JICA Indonesia and Thailand Office, and ASEAN Secretariat.

The highlight of the meeting was an introduction of a draft of Cooperative Framework, which is an official document to commence in next phase. Shortly after the meeting, AUN/SEED-Net Secretariat will circulate a form for comments as well as an invitation to the signing ceremony of Cooperative Framework to all MIs. The Cooperative Framework will then be finalized and ready for the Signing Ceremony that will take place on December 1, back to back to SOMED Meeting.

The minutes of the meeting will be later published and distributed to all stakeholders. With this regard, we would like to extend our profound gratitude to participants for attendance and contribution to our project.