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:

  1. To formulate policies for the operation of the network.
  2. To review and approve strategic five year plan and annual activity plan prepared by the AUN/SEED-Net Secretariat.
  3. To appoint the Executive Director of the AUN/SEED-Net Secretariat.
  4. To conduct periodic review and evaluation of on-going projects and activities based on the recommendations and assessment of the Executive Director.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
2022 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)

Position Name
Chief Advisor and Acting Executive Director Prof. Emeritus Dr. UEDA Tamon
Assistant Executive Director Prof. Dr. Kasem Choocharukul
Project Coordinator Mr. SHIMAZU Hideki
Project Manager Ms. Kultira Tangtatswas
Ms. Wanichar Sukprasertchai
Dr. Sirin Chakamanont
Ms. Tonghathai Likhitweerawong
Ms. Kanokpan Paladech
Senior Project Officer Ms. Sarunphak Kittivorapoom
Senior Accounting Officer Ms. Paveenut Supanaroek
Senior Administrative Officer Ms. Suwimol Punthong

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