On 25th April 2016, the Joint Review Committee (JRC) Meeting took its turn in Malaysia. The meeting was successfully organized by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). Honorable delegates from Ministry of Higher Education, Economic Planning Unit, Embassy of Japan, four AUN/SEED-Net Member Institutions in Malaysia – UM, Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Malaysia Office, and AUN/SEED-Net secretariat participated in the meeting at UPM, Selangor, Malaysia.
During the JRC, not only were the current issues such as cost sharing, visa, new screening process pointed out, but the possible way-forward of the AUN/SEED-Net secretariat, including potential collaboration between the Malaysian counterparts and the secretariat were also discussed. The meeting yielded constructive discussion and comments valuable to the future of the project.