The free competition among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries will take place this year; the State members of ASEAN have agreed on the course of the ASEAN Economic Community. Indonesia has been preparing for the new era, and various measures have been prepared, one of which is education. Universities provide an important role in preparing the human resources that are able to compete in this era. Public health institutions, as a part of education in Indonesia, have a great responsibility. In this era, the migration from one country to another will open freely, and it will be a risk for the spread of various diseases, both infectious and noncommunicable diseases. So, we need the ability to prevent the spread of the diseases, and public health experts have a role in this case. However, before the completion of study in college, they should be given the ability and quality of science, in order to be able to apply the knowledge gained in the educational institutions.
Key words: ASEAN Economic Community, public health, diseases