AUN/SEED-Net organized the 23rd Steering Committee Meeting and Year 2016 Annual Meeting to report overall annual progress and discuss on wide-range topics from specific programs to future plan of the project.

The whole event was held on 10th-11th November, 2016 at Mandarin Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. Attending the meeting were delegates from 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 and Thailand Office, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and ASEAN Secretariat.

The morning session meeting began after the opening ceremony on 11th November. The AUN/SEED-Net Assistant Executive Director, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kasem Choocharukul announced the annual report and progress report of Japanese Fiscal year 2015 and 2016. Then, Graduate Program and other issues followed with the discussion about Research Program and University-Industry (U-I) Collaboration Activities were brought into the spotlight.

Moreover, the morning session held the handover of chairpersonship to University of the Philippines (UP). The Steering Committee also welcomed its new 2016-2018 members; Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Universitas Indonesia (UI), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), University of Yangon from Myanmar and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

The main discussion in the afternoon session was about collaboration with other research program and future plan of AUN/SEED-Net.

The meeting ended with a wrap-up and Q&A session, appointed the venue of the 24th Steering Committee Meeting and Year 2017 Annual Meeting. The next meeting will be chaired by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) from Singapore and taken place in Thailand while the date was to be announced.

With this regard, we would like to extend our profound gratitude to participant for participation and contribution to our project.

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