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International and General Conferences


International and General Conferences

AUAP International Conferences are held at least once a year, and are an ideal forum to network with other universities from around the world. Such conferences provide an ideal setting to learn and share best practices with other universities, while celebrating and enjoying rich cultures from different countries.

Members of AUAP are actively encouraged to submit proposals to host AUAP conferences in their respective countries.

General Assembly Meetings

AUAP General Assembly is held biannually. In-between the General Assemblies, AUAP organizes Annual Conferences, and the Learning and Sharing Fora. A regular feature of these conferences is signing of the Memoranda of Understanding among interested members looking for potential partners for collaboration.

Student and Staff Exchanges

Student and staff exchanges are arranged between the universities and the institutions that have formed partnerships through memorandum of understanding (MoU). Professorial exchanges are encouraged as a means of strengthening ties between these institutions.

Academic Fora and Learning and Sharing Activities

An academic forum can be arranged by any member, and publicized through AUAP’s vast membership and marketing database. At these fora, topics which are deemed important to the members are discussed.

Similar to Academic Forum, Learning and Sharing forum focus on discussions between higher educational leaders trying to address any challenges that are faced by the members. AUAP has developed programs that assist in this regard. These are promoted and run concurrently with members as co-hosts.

CGNK Programs

The Center for Global Non-killing (GCNK) in consultative status with the United Nations has 19 research committees that bring together some 800 scholars from over 300 Universities globally that are engaged in building non-killing peace initiatives for socio-economic, ecological, environmental and sustainable development.

There is a big geographic imbalance within the CGNK, with greater representation from Europe and the USA, and a very few numbers of universities being represented from the Asia-Pacific region.

AUAP has entered into an MOU with CGNK to play an instrumental role in turning this situation around, inviting academics from among its members who have research interests in the field of non-killing, violence-prevention, conflict resolution, and peace studies, and to take part in developmental and sustainability programs under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

The research committees of CGNK will provide best tools for creative approaches, learning and academic collaboration and information sharing with the members of AUAP. This will play important role for all future collaborations between CGNK and AUAP, in keeping with AUAP’s stated mission to promote universal peace and international understanding through education, and for socio-economic development and (universal) peace between nations.

Student Activities

AUAP partners with member organizations to facilitate a number of student activities and competitions every year. Activities build students’ skills in areas such as leadership, sport and cultural exchange and employability, and internationalize students’ horizons. Learn more about AUAP Student Activities here.

AUAP Summer University

The purpose of AUAP Summer Schools is to offer courses on Social Business for Sustainable Development to provide an introduction and a deeper understanding on Social Business. It teaches how to identify pressing social problems and create solutions while harnessing their entrepreneurial spirit. Leading academicians and Managing Directors of Social Business Companies will conduct classes and participants will be able to learn from their life experiences. It is an opportunity to make networks with leading social business companies & activists.

Moreover students will get involved in exploring the various courses such as Design & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Communication Strategies, Research Innovation etc, as well as enhancing their skills through academic and cultural exchanges provided by different host universities.

Asia Pacific Students, Business Leaders and Educators Summit

This is a Platform for students and educators in Asia-Pacific and across the globe to meet and exchange experiences based on their academic backgrounds.

The Summit aims to serve as a strategic forum for ASEAN and Asia- Pacific educational community stakeholders to discuss policy directions in enhancing the delivery of adaptive educational systems for the youth and future leaders of the Asian and Pacific nations towards economic progress and cultural enrichment.

Global Leadership Program

The purpose of this program is to enhance student leadership, relational, academic, and cultural abilities. AUAP members are encouraged to host this program, which has immense impact on students in their future employability prospects and their future working lives.

AUAP Secretariat can provide further information about all programs.

Sports and Cultural Activities

AUAP promotes inter-university sports and cultural activities and competitions amongst its member to further the cause of cooperation and collaboration in the Asia and the Pacific region. Such activities fosters a spirit of mutual respect and recognition amongst the youth of the region.

Industry Academia Collaboration

In order to ensure innovation, entrepreneurship and enterprise, AUAP actively engages leaders from corporates and the industry to interact with the academic leaders and the universities of the region to develop partnerships that promote employability, cutting edge skilling and industry exchanges through immersion programs and internships in the best interest of students.

Student Exchange Programs

Student exchange programs are arranged between universities that have formed partnerships through their individual memorandums of understanding (MOUs). The respective university members arrange these activities among themselves, and AUAP plays an important role in helping build bridges between members.

Under the Student Exchange Programs, AUAP also provides a single point of contact to efficiently help and arrange the logistics of student exchanges to their desired destinations. This process is arranged directly with and through the individual partnerships developed between members. As a network of universities, the AUAP can provide all the connections that are needed to internationalize your university.

Internationalization of your University

AUAP can help universities to internationalize and form associations with other universities, and expand and create connections throughout the world. In addition, AUAP connects all relevant private and public sectors with universities.

Importantly, AUAP creates an opportunity for external parties (Government and Industry) to provide inputs to AUAP member universities in respect of their requirements. This valuable information can then enable individual universities to tailor their curricula to maximize employment opportunities for their students.

Student Competitions

Student competitions can be arranged and hosted by any member. These events encourage excellence among students by exposing them to new cultures, ideas and innovations. As part of AUAP activities, sports competition such as basketball and cricket, debates, cheerleading and English speech competitions have been added as future activities.

AUAP members are actively encouraged to join or host such sports and other events.