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AUW's first commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2013 in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
AUW in Japan
Friends of AUW in Japan will host the fourth annual fundraising event in Tokyo, Japan on March 20th. The event will feature remarks by Vice Chancellor Fahima Aziz and two AUW students. Click here for more information.
AUW’s Support Network Expands to South Korea
The Asian University for Women’s global support network has extended into South Korea with a dinner honoring the University’s Chancellor, Mrs. Cherie Blair. The event was support by the Harvard-Yale Club of Korea, and was, held in Seoul at the Millennium Hilton Hotel. More than 130 guests attended the dinner, which featured Chancellor Cherie Blair with AUW’s Vice Chancellor, Dr. Fahima Aziz, and the Chairman of AUW’s Support Foundation, Mr. Young Joon Kim.
While in Korea, the delegation from AUW also formalized agreements with Ewha Womans University and the Export-Import Bank of Korea. AUW will enter into a student and faculty exchange program with Ewha, which is located in Seoul and is the world’s largest female educational institute. The exchange program will allow AUW students to experience life in a different country within the region and gain a broader perspective, and the visiting students from Ewha will likewise contribute to the diversity of AUW’s campus community. Selected AUW graduates will also be considered for post-graduate study and scholarships at Ewha through the Ewha Global Partnership Program. Many students at AUW plan to pursue post-graduate degrees, and this partnership will provide exciting opportunities for them.
AUW will also partner with the Export-Import Bank of Korea (also known as Korea EximBank) for an internship program. Korea EximBank will host AUW students as summer interns and will generously provide stipends to cover the costs associated with internships, such as travel and housing. These initial events and partnerships with major Korean institutions mark an important step for AUW in the process of making the University a self-sustaining entity supported by the people of Asia.
Mrs. Blair was interviewed by several media outlets, including Korea’s Joongang Daily. To read The Joongang Daily’s piece on Mrs. Blair, please click here.
From left: Mr. Moon Jong Hong (National Assemblyman), Mrs. Cherie Blair (AUW Chancellor), Mr. Jin Park (President of Harvard Club, Oxford Society, and Korea British Society; former National Assemblyman), and Mr. Young Joon Kim (AUWSF Board of Directors Chairman)
JP Morgan Chase hosted AUW Luncheon with Mrs. Cherie Blair
Social Science Research Project in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Fourth-year AUW students Sorya Seang and Samoy Hour presented the results of their social science research project at an international conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on September 29, 2012. Presenting their work alongside professional academics and NGO employees was an honor for these undergraduates, who were representing a research team of eight AUW students. The group took on an extremely ambitious research project with the support of their advisors, Professor Sara Amin, Professor Faheem Hussain and former AUW faculty, Professor Agnes Khoo and Professor Sharon Doetsch-Kidder. The students spent two summers conducting a social science research project exploring the attitudes of Cambodian secondary school students toward education, academic integrity, leadership, and creativity. Based on their own experiences with higher education at AUW and secondary education in Cambodia, they decided to look more deeply into attitudes toward education in their home country. They surveyed 1200 students from grades 7-9, and also conducted workshops on leadership and creativity, which were eagerly attended by the participants. The resulting paper has been selected for publication in the International Proceedings of Economic Development and Research: Humanities, Historical and Social Sciences.
AUW Hosts the Grassroots Women’s Political Leadership Forum
The Asian University for Women hosted the first Grassroots Women's Political Leadership Forum during September 9-19 at its campus in Chittagong.
AUW Hosts the Women in Public Service Summer Institute
AUW hosted the Women in Public Service Summer Institute from August 1–15, 2012 at our campus in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The Institute was part of a collaboration with the U.S. State Department and the Seven Sisters women’s colleges, announced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last year.
This report from the WPSP details the Institute’s activities based on blog posts and notes from AUW students, and the curriculum developed by Dr. De Silva.
AUW hosted open house for prospective students
AUW UK Support Foundation Launch Dinner with Mrs. Cherie Blair
AUW Conference: "Changing Nature of Forced Migration: Vulnerabilities and Responsibilities in South and Southeast Asia"
AUW West Coast BBQ lunch event with Dr. Condoleezza Rice at Stanford
AUW London/Asia House small luncheon
AUW London informal lunch with Provost Mary Sansalone and AUW student, Ms. Parwana Fayyaz
AUW-Harvard Dinner Club event in Hong Kong with Mrs. Anson Chan, AUW Patron and Ms. Kathy Matsui, AUWSF Board of Directors
AUW Dubai introduced about AUW
The AUW Symposium entitled, "Imagining Another Future for Asia: Ideas and Pathways for Change," held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, was a great success! Thank you to everyone who contributed to this event!
Albourne Village, BluRoc Asia, and Windward Islands sponsored a concert to benefit AUW at Hong Kong's Grappa Cellar.
Cherie Blair and Condoleezza Rice as keynote speakers for an evening to benefit the Asian University for Women.
Screening of the documentary Time for School, with remarks by producer Tamara Rosenberg.
Mrs. Lulwa al-Mulla, Secretary General, Women Cultural Social Society, Kuwait hosted Cherie Blair at a dinner for 200 guests to raise awareness of the AUW mission.
Launching of the Cherie Blair Fellowships at AUW.
Access Academy Commencement Ceremony.
Film event with Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and the Japan Support Group.
AUWSF Chairman Jack Meyer speaks at the Harvard Club of London.
AUW patrons Cherie Blair, QC and Ansan Chan, along with AUWSF Chairman Jack Meyer, speaks at a support rally at the University
AUWSF Chairman Jack Meyer as keynote speaker a dinner hosted by AUW Advisor Marina Mahathir at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
AUW International Council of Advisors meeting hosted by co-chair Dr. Tayeb Kamali.