Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning

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The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1956 that renewed operational relations with UNESCO in 2003 [1] to assist higher learning institutions in strengthening themselves through a mutual self-help and to achieve international distinction in teaching, research and public service.

The Association exists to foster the development of the institutions themselves, the cultivation of a sense of regional identity and interdependence and liaison with other regional and international organizations concerned with research and teaching. ASAIHL serves as:

  • A clearing-house of information
  • Provides regular opportunities for the discussion of academic development and general university development
  • Assists member institutions in the recruitment and placement of faculty and staff
  • Exchanges of professors and students and in the development of co-operative arrangements on specific projects
  • Provides advisory services of consultants
  • Strengthens the relationship with regional and international bodies and keeps member institutions informed about developments in the region
  • And recognizes and acknowledges distinctive achievements among Southeast Asian institutions of higher education

Founding fathers

  1. Sir Nicholas Attygalle, University of Ceylon
  2. Air Marshal Muni M. Vejyant Rangshrisht, Chulalongkorn University
  3. Dr. Lindsay Ride, University of Hong Kong
  4. Prof. Bahder Djohan, University of Indonesia
  5. Sir Sydney Caine, University of Malaya
  6. Dr. Vidal A. Tan, University of the Philippines Diliman
  7. Dr. Htin Aung, University of Rangoon
  8. Prof. Nguyen-Quang-Trinh, Vietnam National University[disambiguation needed]



  2. "The Investiture of Ben S. Malayang III, 12th President of Silliman University". Silliman University Press., p.38.

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