WHAT DO WE DO?
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.
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.
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.
AUAP partners with member organisations 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.