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2013 AQAN Seminar and Roundtable Meeting
The 2013 ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN) Seminar and Roundtable Meeting, held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 16th to 18th October 2013 was organized by the General Department of Education Testing and Accreditation (GDETA), Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), Vietnam and hosted by Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam. The annual gathering themed - 'Building Quality Culture and National Qualifications Framework' was attended by the representatives of quality assurance agencies from AQAN member countries. The seminar was also attended by the representatives of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) members as well as local participants from the higher education institutions.
The Deputy Minister of Education and Training, Vietnam, His Excellency Prof. Dr. Sc. Bui Van Ga was also present at the seminar.
Dr. Vipat Kuruchittham, Deputy Director of the SEAMEO RIHED and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Anh Tuan, Deputy Director General of the Higher Education Department, MOET, Vietnam delivered their keynote addresses on the theme of the seminar. These were followed by two plenary sessions addressing the three subthemes of the seminar: "Internal Quality Assurance", "External Quality Assurance" and "National Qualifications Framework".
The seminar was followed by the 2013 AQAN Roundtable Meeting. During the Roundtable Meeting, the ASEAN Quality Assurance Framework in Higher Education was tabled and approved by members of the Meeting.
The Framework will serve as a reference point for quality assurance agencies and higher education institutions within the ASEAN region.