The University Network for the Promotion of ASEAN and East Asian Studies
We, a network of universities within East and Southeast Asia, are determined to develop and promote joint teaching contents on ASEAN and East Asian Studies in all ASEAN Plus Three (APT) countries.
The objectives of this regional collaboration are as follows:
- To provide academic knowledge about ASEAN and East Asia in terms of geography, religion and culture, legal and political systems, society and economy through joint core subjects in universities at both B.A. and M.A. levels.
- To provide practical skills for people aspiring to work in APT countries, such as intercultural communication, languages, and knowledge of law.
- To foster and promote mutual understanding among APT countries.
- To stimulate discussion and research about regional heritage and common values in APT countries.
In a joint effort of collaborating universities from each APT country, Thammasat University, Thailand, has taken the initiative of hosting the workshops, including the venue and logistical arrangements to achieve the above goals. It is moreover ensuring a structural framework to enable coordination between the various regional cooperative partners.