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The leading universities of ASEAN namely Universiti Brunei Darussalam of Brunei Darussalam, Universitas Indonesia and Universitas Gadjah Mada of Inodnesia, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universiti Malaya of Malaysia, University of the Philippines and De La Salle University of the Philippines, National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, and Chulalongkorn University and Burapha University of Thailand at the initiative of their respective governments (hereinafter referred to as Participating Universities) and represented by their Presidents/Rectors/Vice-Chancellors as hereunder indicated:

Dato Abu Bakar Apong
Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Prof.Dr.M.K. Tadjudin
Rektor, Universitas Indonesia

Prof.Dr. Sukanto Reksohadiprodjo
Rektor, Universitas Gadjah Mada

Tan Sri Dato' Hj.Musa bin Mohamed
Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Dato' Dr. Hj. Abdullah Sanusi bin Ahmad
Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Malaya

Dr. Emil Q. Javier
President, University of the Philippines

Dr. Andrew Gonzalez
President, De La Salle Univeristy

Prof. Lim Pin
Vice-Chancellor, National University of Singapore

Dr. Cham Tao Soon
President, Nanyang Technological University

Prof.Dr. Charas Suwanwela, M.D.
President, Chulalongkorn University

Ass.Prof. Dr. Phasook Kullavanij
President, Burapha University


The Participating Universities, in pursuance of the Charter of the ASEAN University Network, and as founding members, shal endeavour to promote human resource and capability development to further strengthen the existing network of leading universities and institutions of higher learning in the ASEAN region through the establishment of the ASEAN University Network, which shall hereinafter be referred to as AUN.

The AUN shall have the following objectives:

1.) Promote cooperation and solidarity among profesionals, academicians, scientists, and scholars in the region;
2.) Develop academic and professional human resources in the region; and;
3.) Promote informaiton dissemination including electronic networking of libraries, exchanges and sharing of appropriate information among the members of the academic community, policy makers, students and other relevant users

Academic institutions of any ASEAN member country may be admitted to the AUN upon submission of application for such membershp to the Board of Trustees.

The following shall be the basis for acceptance of membership of an academic institution:

1.) Recognition of its status as a centre of excellence in priority disciplines;
2.) Faculty strength
3.) Experience in regional or international programmes; and,
4.) Existence of adequate laboratories, libraries, and other facilities.

This Agreement shall encompass cooperative activities on the following:

1.) Establishment of the AUN;
2.) Student and faculty exchange programmes
3.) Scholarship for study and ASEAN universities;
4.) Information networking among ASEAN universities;
5.) Collaborative research; and,
6.) Other projects that may be agree upon by the AUN.

These activities shall be formulated in consultation with Participating Universities.

To ensure effective collaboration among Participating Universities, the members shall endeavour to implement, as best as possible, the folowing measures;
1.) Waiver of tuition and matriculation fees for selected disciplines and specific number of scholars;
2.) Authorize the secondment/exchange of faculty members/experts to academic institutions where their services are required:
3.) Provide subsidy for the accommodaiton of scholar/faculty fellows:
4.) Secure admissions of exchange students/scholars:
5.) Asist students to enable them to participate in on-the-job training in private firms or companies;
6.) Facilitate the exchange of library materials and publications electronically or through traditional means;
7.) Authorize the cross-posting of researchers who are involved in joint research activities to optimize the use of laboratory facilities in the region:
8.) User resources under the technical asistance programme to complement AUN funds:
9.) Allocate from the budget of the university such amounts as may be necessary to suport priorit programmes of the AUN an as identifie under this Agreement of suplemental implementing agreements;
10.) Secure the support of the public and private sectors for the AUN programmes; and,
11.) Authorize eminent administrators or faculty members to serve in the AUN Secretariat or the Board of Trustees when nominated/elected.

The exchange of students, scholars, and fellows, production of publications, other materials and information networking, and other related activities may be covered by specific contracts/agreements between the Participating Universities within the framework of this Agreement.

In addition to the funds provided by the AUN, the members shall encourage cost-sharing in the funding of projects for the region. They shall also develop projects which will generate funds from other sources such as foundations and companies which are willing to support relevant projects.

In appropriate cases, technical personnel, governmental agencies and institutions of other countries may participate in projects and programmes being carried out under the Agreement at the invitation of any of the Participating Universities.

Each Participating University shall facilitate entry into and exit from each territory of personnel and equipment of the other Party working on or used in joint projects and programmes in accordance with the laws, rules regulations in force in their respective countires.

Each Participating University may, when circumstances warrant, request for the amendment of any provision of this Agreement after two years from effectivity thereof; provided however, such amendment will not be undertaken more than once every two years thereafter. Such amendment shall be approved after all parties concur thereto.

This Agreement shall enter into force on the date of the signing/approval by member universities. It shall remain in force for a period of three (3) years and shall continue in force unless sooner terminated by the member universities. The notice to terminate shall be given to the "Board of Trustees in writing, three (3) months prior to its meeting. Projects which, at the expiration of this Agreement, have already commenced but have not been fully implemented, shall be carried out to their completion by the parties unless they shall agree to terminate it simultaneously with the termination of this Agreement.

Done in Capitals of ASEAN countries in November 1995 in eleven originals in English, all copies being equally authentic.


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