by former Japanese Prime Ministers H.E. Mr. Hashimoto and
Mr. Obuchi at the Japan-ASEAN Summit Meeting in 1997 and at
the ASEAN-Plus-Three Summit Meeting in 1999, respectively,
the Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network
(SEED-Net) Project, was officially established as an autonomous
sub-network of the ASEAN University Network (AUN) in April
2001 (AUN/SEED-Net) aimed at promoting human resources development
in engineering in ASEAN.
The Network now consists of 26 leading
institutions (selected by the Ministries in charge of higher
education of respective countries) from 10 ASEAN countries
with the support of 14 leading Japanese Supporting Universities
(selected by Japanese Government).
AUN/SEED-Net is mainly supported by the
Japanese Government through the Japan International Cooperation
Agency (JICA), and partially supported by the Member Countries and Member Institutions.
AUN/SEED-Net activities are implemented by the AUN/SEED-Net
Secretariat with the support of the JICA Project for AUN/SEED-Net,
now based at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.