ASEACCU and AUAP signed MOU in the 36th International Conference & AUAP Annual Conference – Fostering Best Practices in Higher Education

November 24, 2023

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ), as a member of both organizations, actively participated in the “36th International Conference AUAP Annual Conference”, themed “Utilizing Institutional Assets to Enhance Global Outreach.” The conference was held from 17 to 18 November 2023 and was organised by the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP)California Baptist University (CBU), California, USA in collaboration with Siam University Bangkok, Thailand and Asian Cooperation Dialogue – University Network (ACD-UN), Kuwait.

In a significant development, the Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASEACCU), represented by its Executive Secretary,  Reverend Prof. Stephen Morgan, and Dr. Md. Saber Khan, President of AUAP, formalised their collaboration through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This MOU outlines the basis for cooperation with a focus on strategic areas relevant for both organisation, namely “Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Leadership Development, Learning and Teaching, Technology Assimilation, Research and Innovation initiatives and yet the two parties may engage in  training, joint programs, sharing of best practices among their members, organization of events, enhancing institutional links, and contributing to the dynamic and cooperative development of the region’s higher education sector by mutually promoting each other services across Asia”.

USJ-ASEACCU Executive Secretariat  was represented by a delegation, including the Rector,  Reverend Prof. Stephen David Morgan, Vice-Rector, Prof. Álvaro Barbosa and the supporting staff, the Manager of the International Affairs Office, Mrs Ana Paula Mota, and the Senior Officer of the same Office, Ms Kitieng Chan.

(Photo: The MOU is signed by [left] Dr. Md. Saber Khan, President of AUAP, and [right] the Executive Secretary of ASEACCU, Rev. Prof. Stephen Morgan)