Secretariat

Message from Executive Director of the Secretariat

The Asia is ONE! Not only in the physical meaning but also in the dimension of philosophy.

We, the Asians are now witnessing the rise of ‘Asian Epistemic Community’.

Until the mid 20th century, most of the people in the world had believed that only Western philosophy and knowledge should invite us to the highly industrialized modern society.  After then, however, some Asian countries have shown the stylized facts that the Asian Epistemic Heritage is the key factor of successful industrialization.

PBL, Project Based Learning is one of the sophisticated model of the Asian Epistemic Heritage.
I, as the Executive Director of the Secretariat of APEN, am sure that I shall devote myself into the development of the Asian Common Heritage and thus contribute to the realization of the prosperity of Asia in the 21st century.

Mitsuhiro MAEDA

Executive Director of the Secretariat of APEN
Professor of AIIT

Recent Posts

APEN JAIF Project Seminar in Thailand – Dissemination of Project Outcomes in Thailand (Bangkok, Thailand, June 1, 2017)

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APEN held the APEN JAIF Project Seminar in Thailand under the JAIF (Japan ASEAN Integration Fund) scheme at Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology of Thailand (TNI) jointly hosted with TNI. In the seminar, Dr. Krissanapong Kirtikara, Chaiman of Kasetsart University Council and Mr. Suwanchai Lohawatanakul, the Executive Director for Business Development, Technology Promotion Association (Thailand-Japan) delivered keynote speeches. After the speeches, representatives from AIIT and active APEN JAIF Project leaders from Indonesia (Prof. Ade Sjafruddin), Malaysia (Prof. Sha’ri Mohd Yusof) and Philippines (Prof. Alvin B. Culaba) presented APEN JAIF Project outcomes of each chapter to Thai people. In the last, presenters and floor exchange the opinion how to disseminate the outcomes of the project in Thailand.

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