One with AUAP: Promoting ASEAN thrust

AUAPThe Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP) General Conference welcomed Cebu Technological University (CTU) President Dr. Rosein A. Ancheta Jr.  and other executives in Daegu Health College in  South Korea on November 7, 2016.

Dr. Ancheta’s attendance  was prompted by  internationalization efforts necessary  to comply with ASEAN integration and international accreditation requirements and to have more international linkages with other top universities and colleges, for CTU development in terms of  SUC leveling and University Ranking. CTU becomes its newest member and stays with the association from  July 2016 through June  30, 2019.

The General Conference enabled the president to   meet  about 100 presidents from the universities and colleges not only in Asia and the Pacific but from other regions of the world,  have a great opportunity to establish linkages with other universities; and  sign collaborative agreements with other institutions at a special session on November 8.

Keynote speakers, who talked  on The Roles of Universities in Fostering Student Employability and Entrepreneurship,   came  from the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), Samsung Company of Korea and CP All Public Company Limited of Thailand. Speakers from Australia and Mexico and  prominent personalities from different regions of Asia and the Pacific were also  present.

CTU President-AUAP

The Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP) was established as an aggrupation of chief executives from higher education institutions in Asia, Pacific and around the world. These are presidents, rectors and vice presidents or chancellors at regionally accredited colleges and universities, from public and private sectors and international organizations. It is a  Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with  the highest formal consultation rights with UNESCO. Its primary purpose is to be the main platform for interaction and collaboration among members and the voice of universities in Asia and the Pacific.

Moreover, it   promotes a culture of quality and innovation in higher education, research and service to the community,  preserves and enhances the values and cultural diversity of Asia and the Pacific toward better understanding and cooperation for socio – economic development,   engages with stakeholders to further the association’s  objectives, channels  the voice of universities in Asia and the Pacific, and promotes universal peace and international understanding through education.

AUAP organizes regular conferences and workshops for higher education leaders and institutions to recognize and discuss important issues and challenges facing higher education today. The leaders of AUAP have adopted a unified vision for the organization and that is to promote the welfare and good image of their respective institutions. Through the cooperation of all these leaders, AUAP has the capability to shape the outlook of higher education. Members  enjoy a global network of supportive colleagues.


Dr. Ancheta at AUAP

The 3-day 12th General Conference hosted by Daegu Health College celebrated the efforts of previous president Dr. Shawn Chen and incoming president, Dr. Sunghee Nam.

Dr. Nam brought experts from local government industries and higher education institutions from around the world. The output  from various sectors was more on ensuring that   the perspectives of those in attendance are well taken.

The conference attendees enjoyed the innovative and yet traditional Korean culture, while they planned for the future collaboration among themselves. (Office of the Univ. President)