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/universities.

General Assembly Meetings

AUAP General Assembly is held biannually. In-between the General Assemblies, AUAP organizes Annual Conferences, and the Learning and Sharing Forums. 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 memorandums of understanding (MoUs). Professorial exchanges are encouraged as a means of strengthening ties between such 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 forums focus on discussions between higher educational leaders trying to address any challenges that are facing members. AUAP has developed programs that assist in this regard. These are promoted and run concurrently with members as co-hosts.

UNESCO Interaction

AUAP is an accredited NGO with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization with headquarters in Paris and Bangkok. AUAP members have an opportunity to participate in activities carried out through UNESCO’s Division of Higher Education, as well as present it with proposals for funding through the participation in programs that are especially developed in assisting higher education institutions in developing countries.

WFUNA Programs

AUAP has entered into a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Federation of the United Nations Associations (WFUNA). WFUNA's Secretariat is based in New York City and at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, with offices also in Seoul, Korea and Brussels.

WFUNA is a global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating the membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations (UNAs) around the world, and their thousands of constituents. Guided by the vision of United Nations that as a powerful force in meeting common global challenges and opportunities, WFUNA works to strengthen and improve the United Nations.

WFUNA and AUAP have agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a cooperative framework within which AUAP and WFUNA will develop and implement educational programs as well as other activities related to the field of education in UN-related matters. Under this agreement, AUAP and WFUNA will promote UN values through educational programs and activities as a concrete manifestation of their common goals to defend and strengthen cooperation, global citizenship and world peace.

As a first step towards achieving these aims, the parties have identified six thematic areas for collaboration to include: 1. United Nations values; 2. Global Citizenship; 3. Peace and Security; 4. Sustainable Development; 5. Human Rights; and 6. Asia–Pacific educational cooperation.

CGNK Programs

The Center for Global Nonkilling (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 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.

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 will be happy to provide you further information on this program.

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 foster 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 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, AUAP can provide all the connections that are needed to internationalize your university.

Internationalization of your University

AUAP will help your university to internationalize and form associations with other universities, and expand and create connections throughout the world. In addition, AUAP will assist in connecting you to the all relevant private and public sectors.

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.

• Offers professional training seminars and lectures from experts in fields directly affecting Internationalization.
• Provides both private and public sectors a single point of contact for Universities across Asia and the Pacific.
• Connects universities to the leading edge of innovation through partnerships with incubation centres.
• Helps streamline internationalization by providing professional assistance and international contacts with other members.
• Provides a platform to globalize student and staff camps, contests, competitions, exchanges, specialty training and research.
• Establishment of partnerships and networks among member universities
• Promotion of faculty and student exchange
• Consultancy services
• Sponsorship of joint research projects
• Organization of training programs such as WFUNA and CGNK
• Exchange of professional experience through conferences, seminars, publications, and commissions.
• To recognizing the need to relate education to the life and aspirations of the people.
• To preserve and enhance the cultural, social and economic development of society for the people.
• Regional contribute substantially of cooperation among university members to the improvement of national systems of higher education, economic and social development, human resources development and to mutual understanding and respect among people.
• Highly effective co-operation on a regional scale.
• Sponsorship of joint research projects.
• Co - sponsorship of seminar - workshop, symposia and conferences.
• To Organize training programs.
• The diversity of the institutions and systems of higher education of Asia and the Pacific constitutes a resource
• which can be drawn upon to the advantage of all concerned.
• To enhance mutual co-operation among industrial institution and enrich their role in teaching, research and services.
• To promote justice, human dignity, progress and peace.
• To complement those of international, sub-regional and national bodies concerned with higher education.
• To promote a culture of quality and innovation in higher education, research and service to the Community.
• To preserve and enhance the values and cultural diversity of Asia Pacific towards better understanding and cooperation for socioeconomic development and (universal) peace.
• Engage with stakeholders of the higher education and other organizations to further the objectives of AUAP.
• To promote peace and international understanding through education.
• ERASMUS Programme
• Scholarships
• Publications of AUAP Newsletter