In comparison with similar institutions overseas, and particularly those in Europe, many universities in ASEAN have relatively short history of operation. There are exceptions to this generalization but this is frequently the case. Thus, academic procedures have usually had a much shorter gestation period for development in ASEAN. Universities have to be much more accountable for the quality of curricula and the way in which their programs are delivered and evaluated
Implementing Agency: AUN/SEED-Net (ASEAN University Network/ South East Asia Engineering Education Development Network), Thailand
The currently established consortium of graduate schools in engineering should be strengthened through a "Partnership University of ASEAN and Japan" with the establishment of regional academic societies and centers of excellence in engineering in member countries. The regional conferences will serve as the key to tie scholars, industry and community together and integrate other relevant programs to achieve the overall objectives of the project. The specific objectives of the project include the following:
? to collect the most updated technology and research in each field/common issues,
? to disseminate the knowledge among experts and researchers in each field/common issues,
? to share and exchange experiences and research works among academicians, industry/community, policy makers, and
? to strengthen the collaborative relationship among universities, industry, community and policy makers.
Implementing Agency: Asian Institute of Management
The overall objective is to establish an independent, self-sustaining network of ASEAN CFs with the ASEAN Foundation as key convenor. The project will also develop meaningful baseline data on CFs in the ASEAN region.
The project will cover the following:
? Establish an initial database of leading CFs active in ASEAN
? Organize the organizational meeting of what is hoped to constitute the core of the prospective NACF. Together with the AF, in collaboration with the LCF and other identified networks or identified CFs, this will be done in conjunction with the AIM 7th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (?AFCSR?) to be held in Singapore on November 21-22, 2008.
Implementing Agency: Department of Science and Technology, Philippines
? The overall theme of the 8th ASTW is ?Making Science Work for You?. The Conference sub-theme is ?ASEAN S&T: Addressing Regional and Global Challenges in the 21st Century? to highlight the strategic role of science and technology in finding sustainable solutions to national and regional problems as well as facilitating regional integration for global competitiveness.
? With a sub-theme ?Gearing up for the Future through S&T?, the ASEAN Youth Science Summit aims to bring together students to raise awareness on the global, regional and national issues that are presently affecting the Southeast Asian region and the world.
Implementing Agency: Indonesia State Ministry of Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia
The ASEAN Science & Technology Week (ASTW) is an important event of the ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology (ASEAN-COST). This event is conducted triennially on a rotational basis among ASEAB Countries. The 1st-6th ASTW have been successfully organized in Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Brunei Darussalam in 1986, 1989, 1992, 1998, and 2001 respectively. The ASTW event, since it was created for the first time, has main purpose to promote S&T development in Southeast Asia Countries. In addition, it is expected that this forum will open windows of opportunities for regional scientists, technologist, researchers, academician, government officials, practitioners and private sectors, to interact and promote networking, as well as to expand their S&T cooperation. In the 7th ASTW the overall theme is "Innovative ASEAN: Creating ASEAN Competitiveness through Innovation, Science and Technology".
Implementing Agency: Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Conservation on the coastal environment is one of the most important issues in sustainable development management throughout the world. Agenda 21, MDG and the International Decade for Action (Water for Life) 2005-2015 addressed actions for improving water resource management with collaboration of related countries. To enhance establishing proper management of water resource in the region, it would be important to establish the well-organized network system on the conservation of coastal environment and to promote the activity of young scientists, administrators, technical experts. As the first step of the above objectives, the organizing committee intends to hold The ASEAN International Conference ?Conservation on the Coastal Environment? with cooperation of 10 ASEAN member countries at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand on November 2007.
The ASEAN Foundation was established by the ASEAN Leaders in December 1997 during ASEAN’s 30th Anniversary Commemorative Summit to help bring about shared prosperity and a sustainable future to all 10 ASEAN Member Countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.