The Inaugural ASEAN Quality Assurance Agencies Roundtable Meeting was held in Kuala Lumpur from 6 to 8 July 2008. It was co-organized by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and the Bangkok-based SEAMEO-RIHED. It was attended by heads of Quality Assurance Agencies and, in cases where there is no formal quality assurance agency, by representatives of ministries responsible for quality assuring higher education from all ASEAN countries. As an Inaugural Roundtable, the country representatives presented a general overview of quality assurance in higher education in their respective countries. These presentations were compiled and published as proceedings, and distributed to all members.

The main objectives of the Inaugural Roundtable were to promote networking among ASEAN QA agencies, to learn about each other’s system of assuring quality in higher education and to consider the establishment of an ASEAN QA network.

The 2008 Roundtable Meeting agreed to adopt the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the Establishment of ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN). To view the full declaration, please click on the link below.