On 16 February 2017, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kasem Choocharukul, Assistant Executive Director and Mr. IWADATE Hiroshi, Project Coordinator together with AUN/SEED-Net team, visited Univerisiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Selangor, Malaysia for the Orientation and Monitoring meeting of the Japanese Fiscal Year 2016. In this regards, Prof. Dr. Renuganth Varatharajoo, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) delivered the welcome speech and the opening remark was given by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kasem. There were two meetings conducted in parallel; monitoring and discussion on the future plan for phase IIII. In addition, CRI research interview for PI was also conducted. There were 15 participants in total including 3 students, 3 faculty members who are advisors of AUN/SEED-Net students at UPM, and representative faculty staffs attended to acknowledge and discuss on the overall study progress of students. The Orientation and monitoring meeting is conducted annually to provide orientation to the new AUN/SEED-Net scholarship students as well as to monitor the progress of the ongoing students at Hosting Institutions.