QA in Higher Education for SDGs:
Converging Global Aspiration with National Realities

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to AUN-QA International Conference 2018 to be held on March 26th – 27th, 2018 at Dusit Thani Bangkok, Thailand. The Conference is jointly organized by Mahidol University, ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) and Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC), Thailand.

Higher Education is an important tool to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to poverty, health and well-being, gender equality, responsible consumption and production, climate change, etc. The theme of this year Conference “QA in Higher Education for SDGs: Converging Global Aspiration with National Realities” will promote the role of quality assurance in higher education for accelerating achievement of SDGs, raise the quality of higher education, and support collaboration among regional and international stakeholders for the benefit of the ASEAN community and the world.

We offer plenary and keynote lectures as well as the oral and poster presentation sessions as a platform for participants to present their latest findings and best practices in Higher Education QA and related areas. The Conference will also provide a wonderful platform for networking with the leading education professionals, AUN-QA experts, assessors and researchers, friends and colleagues as well as sponsors and exhibitors.

In addition to networking, the Conference offers memorable experience in one of the world’s most outstanding tourist cities – Bangkok. The Conference venue itself, Dusit Thani Bangkok, has been well recognized as an icon of luxury in the heart of Bangkok, delivering superb services and hospitality since 1970. Its function rooms feature distinctive Thai elements with flexible space, allowing for a range of events – including academic presentation and exhibition.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we look forward to seeing you in Bangkok.

With best wishes,

Assoc. Prof. Sompop Prathanturarug, PhD
Chairperson of Organizing Committee

Conference Topics

Second announcement 5th November 2017
Starting of
online abstract submission
15th November 2017
Ending of
online abstract submission
5th January 2018
Notification of
acceptance or rejection
15th January 2018
Early bird registration 15th December 2017 –
20th January 2018
Regular registration 21th January 2018 –
28th February 2018
Conference date 26th – 27th March 2018
  • Higher Education: a Driven Tool for ASEAN Economic Community
  • The Challenges of SDGs for QA in Higher Education
  • Quality Education and Global Change: Roles of Innovation and Quality Learning
  • How QA helps to engage quality education for all?
  • What would be the effective government policy toward Quality enhancement in the Higher Education?
  • How do we continually monitor/follow up/evaluate the outcomes and impacts of QA practices in the universities?

Conference Programme

Time (hrs.)



07:30 – 08:30

Registration (Music by College of Music, Mahidol University)

Napalai Ballroom

08:30 – 09:00

Welcome Remarks

Prof. Banchong Mahaisavariya
Acting President of Mahidol University, Thailand
Opening Remarks
Clin. Prof. Udom Kachintorn
Deputy Minister of Education, Thailand
Introductory Remarks

Ms. Chadarat Singhadechakul
Assistant Secretary-General for Higher Education Commission
Ministry of Education, Thailand

Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti

Executive Director of ASEAN University Network

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nantana Gajaseni

Acting Chairperson of AUN-QA Council

Exchange of Tokens and Group Photo

Napalai Ballroom

09:00 – 09:15

VDO Presentation

Napalai Ballroom

09:15 – 10:00

Keynote Lecture:
The Challenges of SDGs for QA in Higher Education


Dr. Libing Wang
Chief, Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development (EISD), UNESCO Bangkok

Napalai Ballroom

10:00 – 10:30

Networking and Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00


Panel Discussion:
How QA Helps to Engage Quality Education for All?


Dr. Susanna Karakhanyan
President, International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)
Ms. Fiona Crozier
Head of International, The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), United Kingdom
Dr. Karen Treloar
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), Australia


Mr. Johnson Ong Chee Bin
AUN-QA Expert and Trainer, Singapore

Napalai Ballroom

12:00 – 13:00

Please Check on your ID Card

Dusit Thani Hall / 22 Kitchen & Bar

13:00 – 13:30

Delivering Quality Education: Methodology to Complete Cycle of Degree Implementation from Curriculum Design to Teaching & Learning evaluation.


Dr. Ivan Dyukarev
Tuning Academy, University of Deusto, Spain


Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti
Executive Director of ASEAN University Network

Napalai Ballroom

13:30– 15:00

Panel Discussion:

What Would be the Effective Government Policy toward Quality Enhancement in the Higher Education?


Prof. Dr. Maria Cynthia Rose Banzon Bautista
Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of the Philippines and Former Commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), The Philippines
Prof. T. Basaruddin
Executive Director,
National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (BAN-PT), Indonesia
Dr. Nguyen Quoc Chinh
Director of Center for Educational Testing and Quality Assessment,
Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam


Prof. Ir. Dr. Shahrir Abdullah
Director of Centre for Quality Assurance, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

Napalai Ballroom

15:00 - 16:00

Poster Exhibition (include Networking and Coffee Break)


16:00 – 17:30

3 Parallel Sessions : Sharing and Learning


Time (hrs.) A B C
Room Napalai Ballroom Vimarnsuriya Room Saladang Room
Prof. Dr. Fauza Ab. Ghaffar Director
Academic Enhancement and Leadership Development Centre, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Arnulfo P. Azcarraga
De La Salle University,
The Philippines
Prof. Dr. Indra Wijaya Kusuma
Universitas Gadjah Mada,
Prof.Dr.Supa Pengpid Mahidol University, Thailand
Dr.Pornchai Chanyakorn
Mahidol University,
Dr. Veerades Panvisavas
Dr. Petch Sajjacholapunt

Mahidol University,
16:00 – 16:30 Quality Development at Faculty Level:
TQA’s experience

Prof. Dr. Prasit Watanapa

Dean, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University,
Quality Development at Faculty Level:
ABET Implementation

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tan Kay Chuan
Chief Quality Officer, AUN-QA Trainer and Assessor, National University of Singapore,
Quality Development at Faculty Level:
AACSB Accreditation
Prof. Dr. Ainin Binti Sulaiman
Dean of Equitable Society Research Cluster (ESRC), University of Malaya, Malaysia
16:30 – 16:45 A1
Quality Assurance and Accreditation Status of TU Thanlyin,
ABET accreditation: Institut Teknologi Bandung’s experiences,
Internationalization of curriculum and quality assurance in the era of globalization, Viet Nam
16:45 – 17:00 A2
AUN-QA - an Effective Framework for Improving Higher Education Quality in Southeast Asia Case Study: Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City,
Viet Nam
Approaching AUN-QA Through Adopting CDIO Initiative and Different Teaching Models at Thu Dau Mot University,
Viet Nam
Maintaining and improving quality of Higher education program: an approach from alumni survey result,
Viet Nam
17:00 – 17:15 A3
The implementation strategy of Indonesian national qualification framework curriculum at Syiah Kuala University,
3 years of internal quality assurance with AUN-QA framework at the Faculty of Science, Mahidol University,
English Language Level of Supporting Staff: An Analysis via AUN-QA Scope,

19.00 – 21.30

Dinner hosted by Mahidol University  

Sharing and Learning Presentation

Please be informed that your abstract received a consensus of opinion among our Academic Committee members to be delivered as "Oral Presentation" / "Poster Presentation". Following this, you are suggested to register and make the fee payment within the given period of time.

For Oral Presentation, our requirements are as follows:

  • PC (Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2016, Adobe Reader) will be set up at the conference venue and we would like to please ask for your kind collaboration in not connecting any device other than the one provided.
  • The presenters are suggested to prepare their files ready for use on the computer provided. Please contact the Secretariat in advance.
  • Presentation time 15 minutes, Q & A 5 minutes (please refer to the presentation period on the website of the Conference Program page).

For Poster Presentation, our requirements are as follows:

  • Poster size (width 80 cm. * height 120 cm.)
  • Poster to be put up on the board provided on 26th March 2018 before 8.00 a.m.


Conference Venue & Conference Tour

Dusit Thani Bangkok

Special Rate for Event:

Google Map:
946 Rama IV Road, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand

The 3rd AUN-QA 2018 International Conference will take place at Napalai Ballroom, Dusit Thani Bangkok, locating in downtown Bangkok. The hotel is next to the Saladaeng station (BTS sky train) and Silom station (MRT subway), providing easy access to the rest of the city.


Special room rates will be available for Conference delegates only. Please feel free to contact the Dusit Thani Bangkok, Thailand.

Google Map:
Telephone: +66 (0) 2200 9000, +66 (0) 2236 6400

Transportation from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

AOT Limousine

Airport of Thailand (AOT) provides limousine services between Suvarnabhumi Airport and any location in Bangkok. Fares vary depending on destination and chosen vehicle. The journey will take approximately 1 hour to Dusit Thai Bangkok, depending on traffic.

Limousines must be booked in advance online at:


Transportation from Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)

Airport LimoBus Express

This is a 33 seats Air-conditioned Bus (Limo Bus) with free Wifi. The Limo Bus ticket costs 150THBfor their 2 routes. The routes services are:

  1. Don Mueang Airport-Phloen Chit-Lumpini Park
  2. Don Mueang Airport- Khao San Road

However the LimoBus Express will operate as a circle route, the first bus operates daily at 10.00 from the bus platform which is located on the 1st floor of Don Mueang Airport Arrivals Terminal which is near to Gate 6 and the last bus is at 01.00. The bus departs every 30 minutes from Don Mueang Airport and every hour from Khao San Road. Call Center 09-9191-8800


Airport Taxi Service

Public meter taxis are available from outside the airport on the on the 1st floor of Terminal 1 Building, Gate 8. Ticket machines give queue tickets with the number of the bay for your taxi. Taxis from the airport charge a 50THB service fee, on top of the meter fare (approx. 200 – 300THB to travel to Dusit Thani Hotel). It is possible to travel on the express way between the airport and downtown Bangkok. The express way will reduce the possibility of traffic, and costs approximately 75 – 100THB (depending on route). The journey will take approximately 1 hour depending on traffic.


Google Map Public Transportation from Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)

Invitation Letter and Visa Application

Thailand Visa Information:

The invitation letter to apply for your visa will be issued ONLY after registration has been completed and full payment has been received by the Secretariat.

Any foreign visitor who wishes to enter Thailand must hold a valid passport, during the period of their stay. For more information on visa and authorization of resident eligibility, please visit Visa Requirements Page.

Local Weather

Bangkok, Thailand


Early-bird Regular
Before 20th January 2018 After 20th January 2018
USD 200 USD 250
Local Participant
THB 5,000 THB 6,000
MU Participant
THB 2,500 THB 3,000

* One and a half day conference, conference proceedings,
2 lunches, 3 coffee breaks, a conference dinner.

Regular registration 21th January 2018 –
28th February 2018
Conference date 26th – 27th March 2018


  • In order to verify identity, you must have a Gmail account.
  • For MU Participant, you can log in using account Google Apps for Education (
  • AUN-QA CQO or AUN-QA Assessors, Please contact AUN Secretariat. (TEL: +66 2215 3640 / +66 22153642 / +66 2218 3256)
  • Invoice slip/ payment information will be emailed to you 48 hours.
  • Please make your payment & submit payment Confirmation on the website within 72 hours after receiving the invoice slip. Late payment will cause registration cancellation.
  • Payment date is acknowledged with the bank stamp.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

After the application submission and fee payment, participants may request to withdraw their participation/application at no later than January 20, 2018 and only 50% of the paid amount will be refunded.

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Contact and Links

AUN-QA International Conference 2018

Division of Quality Development, Mahidol University
999 Phutthamonthon 4 Road, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom 73170 Thailand
Tel: +66 2 849 6062-5   Fax: +66 2 849 6061