Organization & Structure
The AUN/SEED-Net was established as a sub-network under the auspices of AUN in 2001. After 2 years of pre-operation, full-scale operation as a JICA technical cooperation project began in 2003. The JICA Project for AUN/SEED-Net is, in principle, an autonomous network, although it is established under the auspices of the AUN.
The organizational structure of JICA Project for AUN/SEED-Net is composed of a Steering Committee and AUN/SEED-Net Secretariat.
The Steering Committee is composed of one representative of the Member Institutions from each of the ASEAN countries, a representative of Japanese Supporting University Consortium, a representative of ASEAN Secretariat, the AUN Executive Director, the AUN/SEED-Net Executive Director, a representative of ASEAN Secretariat, a representative of the Government of Japan, and a representative of JICA.
Functions of the AUN/SEED-Net Steering Committee include:
- To formulate policies for the operation of the network.
- To review and approve strategic five year plan and annual activity plan prepared by the AUN/SEED-Net Secretariat.
- To appoint the Executive Director of the AUN/SEED-Net Secretariat.
- To conduct periodic review and evaluation of on-going projects and activities based on the recommendations and assessment of the Executive Director.
- To review and approve ideas, innovations or mechanisms for sourcing and generating funds for the realization of a self-reliant and self-sustaining AUN/SEED-Net.
- To perform such other functions that may be necessary to carry out the objectives of the AUN/SEED-Net.
Member Institutions with the support from Japanese Supporting University Consortium shall implement to the best of their ability the programs and activities of the AUN/SEED-Net for which prior agreement has been reached. Contributions and commitment on the part of all governments concerned, together with Member Institutions, are necessary for it the implementation of the programs and activities.
The AUN/SEED-Net Secretariat consists of the Executive Director, Chief Advisor, Assistant Executive Director, and Deputy Chief Advisor. The office of the Secretariat is now based at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
Past and Current Executives
|Year||Chief Advisor||Academic Advisor||Executive Director||Assistant Executive Director|
|2020||Prof. Dr. UEDA Tamon (2014-Present)||Prof. Emeritus Dr. UEDA Tamon (2014 – Present) (Acting Executive Director)||Prof. Dr. Kasem Choocharukul (2012 – Present)|
|2013||Prof. Dr. MIKI Chitoshi (2011-2014)||Prof. Dr. MIKI Chitoshi (2013- 2014) (Acting Executive Director)|
|2012||Asst. Prof. Prayoon Siwattana (2012-2013)|
|2011||Assoc. Prof. Dr. Prakit Tangtisanon (2008-2012)||Asst. Prof. Dr. Vachara Peansupap (2009-2012)|
|2010||Prof. Dr. TSUTSUMI Kazuo (2003-2011)|
|2008||Dr. SHIRAKAWA Hiroshi (2007-2009)||Asst. Prof. Dr. Supavadee Aramvith (2007-2009)|
|2007||Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sucharit Koontanakulvong (2007-2008)|
|2006||Dr. TSUNODA Manabu (2004-2007)||Assoc. Prof. Dr. Krisada Visavateeranon (2005-2007)||Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tirawat Boonyatee (2005-2007)|
|2004||Prof. Dr. Panitan Lukkunaprasit (2001-2005)||Assoc. Prof. Dr. Somchai Jitapankul (2004-2005)|
|2003||Prof. Dr. FUJIWARA Okitsugu (2002-2004)||Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wanchai Teparaksa (2003-2004)|
|2002||Mr. ISAKA Kiyoshi (2001-2003)|
Current AUN/SEED-Net Secretariat (as of June 2020)
|Chief Advisor and Acting Executive Director||Prof. Emeritus Dr. UEDA Tamon|
|Assistant Executive Director||Prof. Dr. Kasem Choocharukul|
|Deputy Chief Advisor||Mr. MURAKAMI Yusuke|
|Project Coordinator||Mr. TAKAHASHI Eiichiro
Mr. SHIMAZU Hideki
|Project Manager||Ms. Kultira Tangtatswas
Ms. Wanichar Sukprasertchai
|Senior Secretary||Ms. Pannipa Chinavanichkit|
|Senior Project Officer||Ms. Sirin Chakamanont
Ms. Tonghathai Likhitweerawong
Ms. Manida Pakpian
Ms. Kanokpan Paladech
Ms. Paew Pirom
Ms. Sarunphak Kittivorapoom
Ms. Hatsaya Saengpet
|Senior Accounting Officer||Ms. Paveenut Supanaroek|
|Senior Administrative Officer||Ms. Suwimol Punthong|