The organizational structure of AUN/SEED-Net is composed of a Steering Committee, Member Institutions, and AUN/SEED-Net Secretariat.

The AUN/SEED-Net is established as a sub-network under the auspices of the AUN, ASEAN Member Countries and Japan, and is composed of the leading engineering institutions in ASEAN Member Countries, in cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Japanese Supporting Universities.

The AUN/SEED-Net is, in principle, an autonomous network, although it is established under the auspices of the AUN. The representative of the AUN Secretariat, i.e., AUN Executive Director, and the representative of the ASEAN Secretariat are ex-officio members of the AUN/SEED-Net Steering Committee. The AUN/SEED-Net Secretariat informs the AUN Secretariat of its annual plan. The AUN Secretariat coordinates the relations between the AUN/SEED-Net and the ASEAN Secretariat.


List of participants in the 24th AUN/SEED-Net Steering Committee Meeting & Year 2017 Annual Meeting 

List of participants in Japanese Supporting University Consortium, 19 October 2016

The Steering Committee is composed of the AUN Executive Director, the AUN/SEED-Net Executive Director, a representative of ASEAN Secretariat, a representative of the Government of Japan, a representative of JICA, and a representative of Japanese Supporting University Consortium, and the AUN/SEED-Net Chief Advisor as ex-officio members and one representative of the Member Institutions from each of the ASEAN countries. Each ASEAN country selects one dean or higher ranking official from Member Institutions as its representative. The tenure of its position as the representative of each country is two years. Representative of other donors will be ex-officio members of the Steering Committee during the period the AUN/SEED-Net receives contributions from donors.

Functions of the AUN/SEED-Net Steering Committee include:

  1. To formulate policies for the operation of the network.
  2. To review and approve strategic five year plan and annual activity plan prepared by the AUN/SEED-Net Secretariat.
  3. To appoint the Executive Director of the AUN/SEED-Net Secretariat.
  4. To conduct periodic review and evaluation of on-going projects and activities based on the recommendations and assessment of the Executive Director.
  5. To review and approve ideas, innovations or mechanisms for sourcing and generating funds for the realization of a self-reliant and self-sustaining AUN/SEED-Net.
  6. To perform such other functions that may be necessary to carry out the objectives of the AUN/SEED-Net.


Member Institutions including Japanese Supporting University Consortium shall implement to the best of their ability the programs and activities of the AUN/SEED-Net for which prior agreement has been reached. Contributions and commitment on the part of all governments concerned, together with Member Institutions, are necessary for it the implementation of the programs and activities.

Japanese Supporting University Consortium, currently consisting of 14 institutions (about each name, please have a look at ) is part of the network to support the activity of AUN/SEED-Net.

The Committee of Japanese Supporting University Consortium is held periodically, to review the progress
and discuss the direction of activities and specific issues.

AUN/SEED-Net activities are implemented by the AUN/SEED-Net Secretariat with the support of the JICA Project for AUN/SEED-Net office now based at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

AUN/SEED-Net Secretariat (as of November 2017)

  Position Name
Executive Chief Advisor and Acting Executive Director Prof. Dr. UEDA  Tamon
Assistant Executive Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kasem Choocharukul
Deputy Chief Advisor Mr. MURAKAMI Yusuke
Project Planning/ Implementation Project Coordinator Mr. KONNO Kimihiro
Planning & Capacity Development (PCD) Unit Chief/Project Coordinator Mr. TAKASHIMA Jun
Program Officer Mr. Piyabut Temyingyong
Ms. Wanichar Sukprasertchai
Ms. Kultira Tangtatswas
Ms. Manida Pakpian
Ms. Thitibhorn Piyapongkun
Ms. Jinjuta Masook
Research & Network Promotion Unit (RNP) Unit Chief/Project Coordinator Mr. IWADATE Hiroshi
Program Officer Ms. Sirin Chakamanont
Ms. Waranuch Tanubamrungsuk
Ms. Salisa Traipipitsiriwat
Ms. Siriboon Ketphichai
Ms. Tonghathai Likhitweerawong
Ms. Yada Watanapornmongkol
Resource Management Unit (RM) Unit Chief/Project Coordinator Ms. SUGIYAMA Chie
Assistant of Unit Chief Ms. TSUCHII Erina
Senior Secretary Ms. Pannipa Chinavanichkit
Administrative Officer Ms. Jirawadee Ratanapaitoonchai
Secretary Mr. Chirat Nopsert
Program Officer Ms. Sirin Chakamanont
Assistance Officer Available position

Officer in charge of each ASEAN country and each ASEAN Member Institution

 Country Unit Unit Chief Country Program Officer Member Institution Member Institution Program Officer
Brunei PCD Mr. TAKASHIMA Ms. Wanichar Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Ms. Wanichar
Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) Ms. Wanichar
Cambodia PCD Mr. TAKASHIMA Ms. Wanichar Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) Ms. Wanichar
Indonesia PCD Mr. TAKASHIMA Ms. Thitibhorn Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) Ms. Jinjuta
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh  Nopember (ITS) Ms. Manida
Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Ms. Thitibhorn
Universitas Indonesia (UI) Ms. Kultira
Lao PDR PCD Mr. TAKASHIMA Ms. Wanichar National University of Laos (NUOL) Ms. Wanichar
Malaysia RNP Mr. IWADATE Ms. Salisa University of Malaya (UM) Ms. Kultira
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Ms. Salisa
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Ms. Tonghathai
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Ms. Kultira
Myanmar PCD Mr. TAKASHIMA Ms. Jinjuta University of Yangon (UY) Ms. Jinjuta
Yangon Technological University (YTU) Ms. Jinjuta
Philippines RNP Mr. IWADATE Ms. Sirin De La Salle University (DLSU) Ms. Yada
Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) Ms. Sirin
University of the Philippines Diliman (UP) Ms. Sirin
Singapore PCD Mr. TAKASHIMA Ms. Kultira Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Ms. Kultira
National University of Singapore (NUS) Ms. Kultira
Thailand RNP Mr. IWADATE Ms. Siriboon Burapha University (BUU) Ms. Tonghathai
Chulalongkorn University (CU) Ms. Salisa (Research Program), Ms. Siriboon (Graduate Program), Ms. Yada (Ad hoc)
Kasetsart University (KU) Ms. Sirin
King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) Ms. Waranuch
Thammasat University (TU) Ms. Salisa
Vietnam RNP Mr. IWADATE Ms. Waranuch Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) Ms. Waranuch
Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) Ms. Siriboon

Officer in charge of each engineering field

Field Unit Unit Chief Program Officer
Chemical Engineering (ChE) RNP Mr. IWADATE Ms. Yada
Civil Engineering (CE) RNP Mr. IWADATE Ms. Salisa
Computer and Information Engineering (CIE) RNP Mr. IWADATE Ms. Waranuch
Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) RNP Mr. IWADATE Ms. Siriboon
Energy Engineering (EneE) PCD Mr. TAKASHIMA Ms. Jinjuta
Environmental Engineering (EnvE) RNP Mr. IWADATE Ms. Sirin
Geological and Geo-Resource Engineering (GeoE) PCD Mr. TAKASHIMA Ms. Thitibhorn
Materials Engineering (MatE) PCD Mr. TAKASHIMA Ms. Kultira (Main), Ms. Tonghathai (Sub)
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (ME/Manu) PCD Mr. TAKASHIMA Ms. Wanichar
Natural Disaster (ND) PCD Mr. TAKASHIMA Ms. Jinjuta (Main), Mr. Piyabut (Sub)


Content Unit Unit Chief Program Officer
Financial Management RM Ms. SUGIYAMA Ms. Jirawadee, Mr. Chirat
HR Administrator and IT management RM Ms. SUGIYAMA Ms. Erina,
Ms. Panipa,
Mr. Chirat
PR & Communication Information RM Ms. SUGIYAMA Ms. Sirin