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Rates of Change: Two University Presidents and the Battle for Academic Hearts and Minds

UP Vice-President for Public Affairs Prospero De Vera (left) invites questions from the forum’s audience addressed to UP President Pascual (center) and ADMU President Villarin (right).
Two university presidents from opposite ends of Katipunan Avenue appear to be on the same side when it comes to internationalization.
This much was evident when UP President Alfredo E. Pascual joined Ateneo de Manila President Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin on 19 November 2013 at the Education Competitiveness in an ASEAN Integrated Era forum.
The event, which was held at  the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City and organized by the University of the Philippines and PUBLiCUS Asia, …

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CHED Gears Up for ASEAN 2015

The crafting of the ASEAN 2015 Action Plan for Philippine Higher Education is underway.
Its development—only one in a set of tasks to be undertaken by the agency—is in preparation for the establishment of an ASEAN Community by 2015.
ASEAN 2015, as it is more commonly known, rose from ASEAN Vision 2020 proposed during the summit in 1997. This vision of the region as a “concert of Southeast Asian nations, outward looking,  living in peace, stability and prosperity, bonded together in partnership in dynamic development and in a community of caring societies” formed the concept of a regional community.
It was not until …

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The ASEAN University Network: Demonstrating the ASEAN Spirit in Higher Education

Even before ASEAN leaders during the Summit in Kuala Lumpur in December 1997 formulated the ASEAN Vision 2020,1 higher education institutions across the region had unified their efforts to make the ASEAN Community a reality.
The AUN
The ASEAN University Network is an association of universities established in November 1995 with the signing of its Charter by the higher education officials of six member countries. The AUN is led by a Board of Trustees, and its Secretariat is based in Chulalongkorn University, headed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nantana Gajaseni as executive director. It currently has 30 universities in 10 countries, including three …

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