Austrian-South-East Asian Academic University Network

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ASEA-UNINET
ASEA-UNINET LOGO
Founded in: 1994
Members Countries:
  • Austria
  • Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Indonesia
  • Iran (associate member)
  • Italy
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Pakistan (associate member)
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
Website: http://asea-uninet.org

The ASEAN European Academic University Network (ASEA-UNINET) is a network of universities, consisting of European and south-east Asian universities. It was founded in 1994 by universities from Austria, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam with the goal of promoting the continuous internationalisation of education and research. Today ASEA-UNINET consists of more than 80 universities from 19 different countries.[1]

The Beginnings & Aims[edit]

The foundations for this university network were laid by informal contacts between the University of Innsbruck and various Thai Universities, which date back to the late 1970s. Official visits followed and in the 1980s first partnerships between individual universities were concluded. This included partnership agreements between the University of Innsbruck and the Universities Chulalongkorn and Mahidol in Bangkok, as well as between the Universities of Vienna and Chiang Mai, and between the University of Agricultural Sciences in Vienna and the University of Kasetsart in Bangkok. Another partnership agreement was concluded with Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta in 1990. In 1992 the Universities of Innsbruck, Chulalongkorn, Vienna and Chiang Mai signed a joined partnership agreement to include one another in their cooperations. University relations also developed substantially with Vietnam. Furthermore interconnections were established between Austria's partner institutions in Thailand and other countries in the region and thus the idea of ASEA-UNINET was born.[2][3]

With the aim to unify all these bilateral partnership agreements in one multilateral partnership, the initiator, Prof. B. M. Rode, invited interested universities in Austria, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam to participate in the 1st Plenary Meeting in Ho Chi Minh City in December 1994. During this meeting the infrastructure and organization of the newly founded network, was laid down jointly by the participants and the following aims were agreed upon:

  • facilitate and encourage cooperation between academic institutions in the fields of teaching, research, staff and student (e.g. joint research projects, staff and student exchange possibilities, Graduate programmes (mainly Ph.D. studies) and postgraduate education, specialized training courses).[4]
  • promotion of scientific, cultural and human relations and personal contacts.
  • promotion and initiation of projects of mutual interest and benefit for faculties, staff and students.
  • Support and assist in forming coalitions of resources for academic activities between member institutions.
  • facilitate collaboration and cooperation in eductation between universities, governmental and non-governmental organisations and economic operators engaged in projects related to education, science, technology and art in countries with member universities.
  • act as a forum of continuous discussions on the progress of these projects, and serving as a network of excellence providing expertise and initiatives for entities seeking European-S.E.Asian relations.

Organization[edit]

Each Member University has an ASEA-UNINET Coordinator, each country a National Coordinator and each continent a Regional Coordinator. The Chairman is elected at the General Assembly for approx. a 1 ½ year period.

In order to achieve ASEA UNINET's common goals and objectives financing is sought by all member institutions from university and national government sources. Project contributions are made by the member-universities on the basis of fair balance according to their economic and financial situation. Additional financial support is sought from regional (e.g. EU, ASEAN) as well as international agencies and from the private sector according to available projects.[5]

Focal Areas[edit]

Almost all areas of academic and economic interest are represented within ASEA-UNINET.[6] The current focus areas of cooperation include:

  • Science and Technology
  • Economic and Social Sciences
  • Health, Pharmacy and Medicine
  • Humanities, Culture and Music

Members[edit]

In 1994 this network consisted of 25 universities from Austria, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. In the following years, many universities from the following countries have joined the network: Kingdom of Cambodia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain. Pakistan and Iran have currently an associated status for specific projects. Since July 2017 ASEA-UNINET consists of 85 Universities from 19 different countries.

Countries Member Universities Memberships
Austria 1994
1994
1998
1998
1998
1994
1994
1994
1994
1996
1996
1997
1998
1998
2004
2004
2004
2014
2016
Czech Republic 1997
2017
Kingdom of

Cambodia

2017
Denmark (1997 - 2016)
Germany (2002 - 2016)
Greece 1998
Indonesia 1994
  • Institute of Technology, Surabaya
1994
1994
  • Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta
1996
  • Institute of Technology Bandung
1999
2008
2014
2014
2017
2017
2017
Iran 2016
2017
Italy 1999
  • Technical University of Milano
2002
2008
2005
until 2014
2017
Malaysia 2007
2013
2013
2013
2013
Myanmar 2015
Netherland (2002 – 2017)
(1998 – 2017
Pakistan 2006
Philippines 1997
Poland 2016
Portugal 2016
Russia 2007
Slovakia
Spain 2005
(until 2014)
(until 2014)
Thailand 1994
1994
1994
1994
1994
1994
1994
1994
2001
2002
1994
  • Suranaree University, Nakon Rachasima
1994
1998
1998
2002
2007
2008
2008
Vietnam 1994
1994
  • University of Transport and Communication, Hanoi
2007
2005
2007
1994
1994

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References[edit]

  1. ^ ASEA-UNINET Homepage ASEA-UNINET Homepage, retrieved on October, 23rd 2014.
  2. ^ ASEA-UNINET Homepage ASEA-UNINET Homepage, retrieved on October, 23rd 2014.
  3. ^ Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy "Südostasien", retrieved on May, 23rd 2014.
  4. ^ Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD):"Technology Grants South-East Asia", retrieved on July 4th, 2014.
  5. ^ ASEA-UNINET Homepage ASEA-UNINET Homepage, retrieved on October, 23rd 2014.
  6. ^ ASEA-UNINET Homepage ASEA-UNINET Homepage, retrieved on October, 23rd 2014.