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2015 AQAN Seminar and Roundtable Meeting
The 2015 ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN) Seminar and Roundtable Meeting held in Manila, Philippines from 2 to 3 September 2015 was organized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of the Philippines. The annual gathering themed â€“ â€˜Quality Assurance in ASEAN: Issues, Challenges and Outcomesâ€™ was attended by the representatives of quality assurance agencies from AQAN member countries. The seminar was also attended by the quality assurance experts from Japan, and local participants from the Philippines which include heads of higher education institutions, accrediting agencies, international organizations, and other stakeholders. There were approximately 280 participants of the seminar.
The Chairperson of CHED, Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan gave her welcoming speech during the seminar. The seminar was officiated by the AQAN President, Prof. Dr. Channarong Pornrungroj. The founding AQAN President, Dato' Prof. Dr. Syed Ahmad Hussein received the Plaque of Honor during the opening ceremony.
The seminar was followed by the 2015 AQAN Roundtable Meeting. During the Roundtable Meeting, the AQAN proposal for the development of quality assurance in ASEAN under the EU SHARE Project was tabled and approved by members of the Meeting.