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  An Overview of Previous Session

Session

Date

Host college/

university

Attending countries/regions

Number of attending HEIs

Number of representa-

tives

Theme

Note

1

May 1-2, 2002

Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

China and Thailand

15

38

Leadership and Management in HEIs

1. The Forum was called the Presidents Conference of Sino-Thai Higher Education Institutions then, since it was only attended by universities from the two countries.

2. The Constitution of Sino-Thailand Non-governmental Cooperation Conference for Higher Education Institution was drafted.

2

October 11-12, 2003

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China

China, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Macau

21

114

Globalization of Higher Education in Asia

1. The Forum was renamed as the Asian University Presidents Forum.

2. The draft Constitution was renamed as the Constitution of the Asian University Presidents Forum.

3

October 30-31, 2004

Shanghai International Studies University, China

China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan

24

50

Reform of Asian universities and duties of their presidents

This session released the Shanghai Declaration of 2004 AUPF

4

October 7-9, 2005

Pai Chai University, South Korea

China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, India, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, and Russia

57

80

Worldwide Strength and Development Strategies of Asian Universities Education System

This session put forward suggestions on the amendment of the Constitution of the AUPF regarding the Board of Directors of the Forum.

5

November 16-18, 2006

Bangkok University , Thailand

China, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Cambodia

65

94

The Future of Asian Universities: Visions and Strategies for Cooperation

 

6

November 14-15, 2007

Providence University,  Taiwan, Chian

China, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Cambodia, Israel, Philippines, Vietnam, and Taiwan

89

160

Service Study, University Fund and Donation and International Communications

 

7

September 14-17, 2008

Anhui University, China

Cambodia, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Thailand, China, and Taiwan This session coincided with the 80th Anniversary of the host university, so some HEIs from Europe and America were also invited.

65

121

Education and Employability; International Communications; University Culture

1. This session formally determined the logo and flag of the Forum, which were intended to be used at each session.

2. This session defined the exact number of sessions that had been held so far and clearly stated that the first Asian University Presidents Forum was initiated by universities from China and Thailand in 2002.

8

October 19-21, 2009

Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia

Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Israel, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, and Philippines

45

110

Quality Assurance in Higher Education

An amendment to the Constitution of the AUPF was made for the first time.

9

December 16-18, 2010

Norton University, Cambodia

China, Thailand, Japan, India, Indonesia, Korea, Israel, Cambodia, Philippines, Sudan, and Australia

17

55

Challenges and Prospects for Higher Education Institutions

The list of HEIs attending previous sessions, together with the flag and logo of the Forum, was handed over to the next host.

10

November 14-16, 2011

VIT University, India

India, China, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Israel, Iran, Mongolia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Cambodia, Fiji, and the U.S.

17

55

Impact of Globalization of Higher Education Institutions on the Asian Economy

This session proposed to set up an official website for the Forum.

11

October 28-31, 2012

Dongseo University, South Korea

Korea, China, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Iraq, Lithuania, Russia, and Mongolia

68

140

The Era of Asia: Creating a Cooperative Network of Asian Universities

1,017 attendees from 483 HEIs across 24 countries and regions attended the first 11 sessions of the Forum.

12

October 6-9, 2013

Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia

23 countries, including Malaysia, China, Thailand, Japan, Cambodia, India, Bangladesh, Yemen, Singapore, Pakistan, and the Philippines

67

150

Leadership in the Transformation of Asia: Opportunities and Challenges

1,167 delegates from 55 HEIs had attended the meetings of the Forum.

13

October 22-25, 2014

Christian University, Thailand

17 countries and regions, including China, Thailand, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Cambodia, Taiwan, Poland, Israel, the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Mauritius, Bangladesh, Japan, and Bahrain

60

140

Transcultural Challenges for Innovation in Higher Education

 

14

October 5-8, 2015

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies,  China

26 countries and regions, including China, Thailand, Korea, Japan, Palestine, Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Israel, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, USA, UK, Peru, Russia, Canada, Cape Verde, and Mauritius

81

171

Asian Higher Education Connectivity: Vision, Process and Approach

 

15

October 31- November 2, 2016

Asia University,  Japan

12 countries and regions, China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Israel, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Cambodia, Poland, and Taiwan,China

39

90

Bridging Global Diversity in Higher Education

 

16

21-23 November 2017

the Philippine Normal University, the Philippines

12 countries and regions, China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Cambodia, Poland, India and Taiwan,China

91

170

Innovations & Foresight: Education Solutions for a Better World

 

17

November 6th to 8th, 2018

Petra Christian UniversityIndonesia

14 countries and regions, China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Cambodia, Poland, India, Lithuania, Timor Leste and Taiwan,China

63

140

Disruption at the Crossroads: Innovative Engagement and Future Challenges for Higher Education

 

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