An Overview of Previous Session

Session

Date

Host college/

university

Attending countries/regions

Number of attending Universities

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 UniversitiesEducation  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

 

18

November 22 –24, 2019

Daffodil International

University (DIU)

13 countries and regions, China,

Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Lithuania, Malaysia,

Philippines, Poland,   South Korea, Thailand, Turkey and Taiwan, China.

38

73

Future of Entrepreneurship Education and Experiential Learning:

Determinants of Developing Successful Entrepreneurial Eco-System in Asian Economies.
 

19

November 30th - December 1st, 2020

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

12 contries and regions, Bangladesh, China,HongKong China, Macao China,Indonesia, Japan, Lithuania,Malaysia,Philippines, Pland, South Korea, The United Kingdom,Thailand

47

198

Cooperation and Development of Asian Higher Education in the New Circumstances