AUA Joint Statement Announced
The Asian Universities Alliance Founding Assembly and the first AUA Summit were held in Beijing on April 29th. A joint statement from 15 AUA founding universities was announced.
JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE FOUNDING UNIVERSITIES OF ASIAN UNIVERSITIES ALLIANCE
29 April 2017
We, the leaders of the undermentioned fifteen Asian universities, assembled at Tsinghua University on the 29th of April 2017, hereby declare the establishment of the Asian Universities Alliance, to be acknowledged as AUA.
We are united, in the spirit of the AUA Constitution, to jointly address regional and global challenges, specifically related to higher education and economic, scientific and technological development, by strengthening collaboration among member institutions.
We believe that higher education will play an increasingly important role in future Asian societies and that economic globalization has made openness the trend of higher education. AUA will embrace that trend by building closer ties both among member universities and with universities outside AUA. Together, we will play a more significant role in world higher education.
On this historic occasion of the establishment of AUA, we agree to support each member to better achieve its institutional goals, to become more competitive in Asia and in the world, and to become more responsive to calls of our communities. To achieve that, AUA will
1) promote mobility of students, scholars and staff among all members;
2) strengthen research collaboration and joint innovation;
3) establish high-level dialogues and forums to discuss higher education strategies and policies;
4) compile and publish annual reports on Asian higher education.
We, the leaders of the AUA founding institutions will ensure that the agenda, approved by the AUA Board Meeting 2017, will be implemented, so as to turn today’s expectations into tomorrow’s outcomes.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
King Saud University
National University of Singapore
Seoul National University
United Arab Emirates University
University of Colombo
University of Malaya
The University of Tokyo
University of Yangon