The Asian Universities Alliance (AUA) was established in April 2017, after careful consideration and discussions by the administrators of Tsinghua University and the representatives of fourteen universities in Asia, which constitute the founding members of the Network. On that occasion, President Bundhit Eua-arporn, Ph.D., President of Chulalongkorn University, was appointed the first and founding Executive President of the AUA.
On November 16 -17 2017, Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Asian Universities Alliance, hosted the Asian Universities Alliance Executives’ Meeting (AUAEM) at the CU Main Auditorium, Chulalongkorn University. The AUAEM offered a platform for representatives from the fourteen founding members to discuss the AUA strategies and policies, as well as their joint activities for the next two years. Moreover, the meeting supported academic and research collaboration, staff exchange, student mobility among the members of Asian countries. Overall, the event will strengthen the economic power in Asia, promoting Asia’s influences on higher education and gaining global recognition.