ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN)
The ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN) was officially established on July 8, 2008 by 11 quality assurance authorities and ministries responsible for higher education of ASEAN member countries to embrace a common language of quality and work together towards harmonization of higher education policy in the region. AQAN, as one of the potential outcomes of the ongoing discourses, is hoped to connect ASEAN member countries and create a common ground in the area of quality assurance of higher education. AQAN certainly cultivates the sharing and enhancement of quality assurance best practices and national capacity building among its members. Subsequently, as AQAN continue to develop, it will perhaps map its way towards an ASEAN Quality Assurance Framework, which will facilitate the recognition of qualifications and cross-border mobility.
AQAN cultivates the sharing and enhancement of quality assurance best practices and national capacity building among its members.
The aims and purposes of the AQAN are:
· To promote and share good practices of quality assurance in higher education in the Southeast Asia region;
· To collaborate on capacity building of quality assurance in higher education in the region;
· To share information on higher education and facilitate mutual recognition of qualifications throughout the region; and
· To develop a regional quality assurance framework for Southeast Asia.