AUAP BENETFITS & SUCCESSES
ACADEMIC FORA AND LEARNING AND SHARING ACTIVITIES-AF & LSA
An academic forum can be arranged by any member and publicized through AUAP’s vast membership and marketing database. At these fora, topics that are deemed important to members are discussed. Similar to Academic Forum, Learning and Sharing Forum focuses on discussions between higher educational leaders trying to address challenging issues that members are facing. AUAP has developed programs that assist in this regard. These are promoted and run concurrently with members as co-hosts.
AUAP RESEARCH FUND-RF
The purpose is to promote and enhance mutually beneficial cooperation among educational institutions in relevant areas, ensure research collaboration, networking facility, mobility, etc. among the member institutions of the AUAP, and is dedicated to rendering such services to its member institutions. The initiative has been taken to encourage and facilitate the building of a research culture in order to achieve implementable research projects for the capacity building of the members. The research funding initiative is a testimony to seriously implementing the mission of the AUAP which is to promote a culture of quality, innovation, and research in the higher education sectors in Asia and the Pacific region.
AUAP ZOOM FORUM-ZF
This zoom forum provides a venue for AUAP member institutions to share their best practices, experiences, and challenges. The 1st AUAP Zoom Forum was organized in 2021, and in 2022, it has been an operative platform for member institution to share their best to effectively respond and recover from the worldwide crisis of COVID-19. With this, the Secretariat has been able to invite representatives from AUAP Member Institutions to join the said zoom forum. The AUAP Zoom Forum in 2023 and 2024 will focus on healthcare.
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 very few numbers of universities being represented from the Asia-Pacific region.
Thus, 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 the best tools for creative approaches, learning and academic collaboration, and information sharing with the members of AUAP. This will play an important role in 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.
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME-FDP
The program enhances not only faculty but also administrators and administrative staff. As this is a special program designed for AUAP, we hope that member institutions will take advantage of sending their staff to attend this course in Macau, S.A.R. China. The aim of this program is to provide Higher Education staff with insights and skills required to become effective managers and relevant agents in the internationalization process of their institutions.
FACULTY EXCHANGE PROGRAMME-FEP
FEP’s purposes are similar to the SFP that is arranged between universities that have formed partnerships through their individual Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs). The respective university members arrange these activities among themselves, and AUAP plays an important role in helping build bridges between members. As a network of universities, AUAP can provide all the connections that are needed to internationalize member institutions.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING-GAM
AUAP General Assembly is held biannually. In between the General Assemblies, the association organizes Annual Conferences, and Learning and Sharing Fora. A regular feature of these conferences is the signing of the Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) among interested members looking for potential partners for collaboration.
GLOBAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM-GLP
The purpose of this program is to enhance student leadership and relational, academic, and cultural abilities. This program features a variety of activities conducted outside the classroom to engage participants in undertaking various projects that will provide them with opportunities to develop their leadership skills. These activities also include an introduction to diverse cultures, volunteer work, group work and presentation, and field trips.
INDUSTRY ACADEMIA COLLABORATION-IAC
In order to ensure innovation, entrepreneurship, and enterprise between the industrial sector and higher education institutions. AUAP actively engages leaders from corporations and industries 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.
INTERNATIONAL AND GENERAL CONFERENCES-IC & GC
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.
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONFERENCE-IMC
The aim of the Conference is to bring together academicians, researchers, and medical practitioners from around the world to present and discuss the most recent innovations and trends in various fields of medical and health sciences. The Conference provides a gre
INTERNATIONALIZATION OF UNIVERSITY-IU
AUAP helps higher education institutions to internationalize and form associations with other universities, expand, and create connections throughout the world. In addition, AUAP will assist in connecting you to all the 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. The following are opportunities that AUAP can provide:
◾Offers professional training seminars, and lectures from experts in fields directly affecting Internationalization.
◾Provides both private and public sectors with a single point of contact for universities across Asia and the Pacific.
◾Connects universities to the leading edge of innovation through partnerships with incubation centers.
◾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 institutions.
◾Promotion of faculty and student exchange.
◾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 recognize 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 to 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 cooperation 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 in Asia and the Pacific constitutes a resource that can be drawn upon to the advantage of all concerned.
◾To enhance mutual cooperation among industrial institutions 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 the Asia Pacific towards better understanding and cooperation for socioeconomic development and (universal) peace.
◾Engage with stakeholders of higher education and other organizations to further the objectives of AUAP.
◾To promote peace and international understanding through education.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM AT THE UN
The Leadership Training Program at the United Nations is a training and education experience, which enhances the knowledge of professionals by offering the opportunity to follow classes and workshops on issues relevant to a specific field of activity while providing valuable networking chances.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND COMPETITIONS
Student competitions can be arranged and hosted by any member institution. These events encourage excellence among students by exposing them to new cultures, ideas, and innovations. As part of AUAP activities, sports competitions such as Inter-continental basketball, debates, cheerleading, robotics, and English speech competitions are organized regularly.
AUAP members are encouraged to host and join the programs which have an immense impact on students in their future employability prospects, and their future working lives.
AUAP Secretariat will be happy to provide members with further information on this program.
STUDENT ACADEMIC OLYMPIAD-SAO
The purpose of this program is to enhance and identify student talents in related academic skills and abilities to provide a platform for students to test their knowledge in specific fields. We invite Judges from the AUAP member institutions to preside over the Second Round and Final Round by asking Oral Questions.
SPORTS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES-SCA
AUAP promotes inter-university sports such as Inter-Continental Basketball, Chess, Cricket, and Cultural activities and competitions amongst its members to further the cause of cooperation and collaboration in Asia and the Pacific region. Such activities foster a spirit of mutual respect and recognition amongst the youth of the region.
STUDENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME-SDP
This powerful and practical program is loaded with great ideas to help our students achieve better results in any organization that they will be joining in the future. This important innovation and enhancement are really worth sharing.
STUDENT ENGLISH DEBATE COMPETITION-SEDC
The purpose of hosting this competition is to assist member university students in sharpening their English in demonstrating critical thinking and reasoning skills. The program allows students to discuss complicated topics calmly, clearly, and competently. Persuasion skills and an understanding of the breadth of the topics are involved. Creativity is also encouraged by offering a broad range of alternatives. We also highlight the benefits of cooperation, teamwork, comradeship, and cultural interconnection in daily life.
STUDENT ENGLISH SPEECH COMPETITION-SESC
The purpose is to enhance the skills of students in public speaking. It is a very good opportunity for students to gain substantial experience, showcase their skills and talents, and uncover personal aptitude. Through this, students are encouraged to adopt innovative techniques and develop their ideas and skills.
STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME-SEP
Student exchange programs are arranged between universities that have formed partnerships through their individual Memoranda 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 Program, AUAP provides a single point of contact to help and arrange the logistics of student exchange effectively. This process is arranged directly with and through individual partnerships between particular member institutions.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME-YDP
The program targets students who are interested to see their personal growth in inclusive environments and observe how student development can impact global issues. Students will learn the principles of how to promote healthy development (youth, mentoring, mindset, building on strengths, and self-confidence). Lectures and discussions will be conducted in English and cover topics such as cultural diversity, intercultural communication, and key problems in global communities. This program features a variety of activities conducted outside the classroom to engage student leaders in student development projects and also provides the opportunity to explore various member countries' cultures.