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auw In The Media


"U.S., Japan first ladies to cooperate on girls' education" (March 19, 2015)

"The Asian University for Women readies students for leadership roles" (March 2, 2015)

"The Future of Women-Only Universities (November 13, 2014)"

"Hitachi to Sponsor the Hitachi Scholarship Program for the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh (October 8, 2014)"

"Hitachi Makes Donation to the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh (October 8, 2014)" [In Japanese]

"Hitachi Donates Scholarships to the Asian University for Women, Bangladesh (October 8, 2014)" [In Japanese]

"Empowering Asian Women through Education (September 13, 2014)"

"Educating Asian Women Paying off for Japan Inc. (May 12, 2014)"

"Afghan Women Find Voice through Cricket (March 2, 2014)"

"Afghan delight: Small, but heartening (March 1, 2014)"

"Life in Bangladesh (December 25, 2013)"

"Women's Institution: Malaysia has never hosted it before, says Rosmah (November 2, 2013)"

"Ewha University, AUW Work Together for Educating Talented Women in Asia (April 3, 2013)"

"Ewha signs agreement with Asian Women's University in Bangladesh (April 2, 2013)"

"Economic Benefits of Educating Women (March 7, 2013)"

"Blair sees education as key to women's success (February 1, 2013)"

"Nurturing Asia's female leaders (January 14, 2013)"

"A New Year's Resolution to Benefit the World: Education for Women (January 4, 2013)"

"University Caters to the Deprived (November 26, 2012)"

"A rare treat for theatre aficionados - A Midsummer Night's Dream staged (November 11, 2012)"

"Zillur for utilising Asia's potential with spirit of solidarity (October 16, 2012)"

"Follow the Qatar Foundation's lead (October 14, 2012)"

"Learning to Write and Learning to Learn: A year of teaching in Bangladesh (October 2, 2012)"

"YJ Kim interview with Maeil Business Newspaper (September 12, 2012)"

"Verveer launches political leadership forum at AUW (September 10, 2012)"

"The Department of State and the Asian University for Women Convene Inaugural Grassroots Women's Political Leadership Forum (September 9, 2012)"

"PEA alums brings international education back home (August 8, 2012)"

"How Kritika went to the US (August 3, 2012)"

"A Year in Bangladesh (Summer 2012; page 50-51)"

"The Female Factor: Success in a Land Known for Disasters (April 9, 2012)"

"AUW reviews academic activities, funding (April 2, 2012)"

"A visit to Asian University for Women (February 2012)"

"No Progress if women excluded: Blake (February 15, 2012)"

"Blake for women's full participation in political, economic life (February 15, 2012)"

"Bangladesh a bridge between South and East Asia: Blake (February 16, 2012)"

"Women's empowerment: one bright spot (January 15, 2012)"

"International Exchanges and the Women in Public Service Project (December 15, 2011)"

"Cherie Blair Fellowships for 10 AUW Students (December 9, 2011)"

"Bangladesh University Names 10 Fellowships in Rosmah's Name," bernama.com (October 11, 2011)

"In Bangladesh, a New University Gives Women a Shot at Leadership," by Shailaja Neelakantan, The Chronicle of Higher Education (June 5, 2011)

"PM wants women to raise voice," bdnews24.com (April 26, 2011)

"PM lay foundation of AUW permanent campus in Ctg today; urges all to help implement proposed women development policy," UNB Connect (April 26, 2011)

"Cherie Blair calls on PM," Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (April 25, 2011)

"PM to lay foundation of Asian University for Women tomorrow," Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (April 25, 2011)

"How to give it: Kathy Matsui," interview by Angus Watson, The Financial Times (March 28, 2011)

"Salute to heroes - and heroines," by Marina Mahathir, The Star Online (March 16, 2011)

"Asian University for Women: a triumph of hope over despair," by Dr. Amit Chakma, Globe and Mail (March 8, 2011)

"Bryn Mawr Delegation Finds Inspiration, Opportunity, and Plenty of Traffic in Bangladesh," Bryn Mawr Now (February 24, 2011)

"Overcoming Challenges," The Daily Star Campus (January 30, 2011)

"Women's empowerment in Asia," Asia One News (January 23, 2011)

"Prime Minister firm to ensure women's empowerment," The Daily Star (January 21, 2011)

"Cherie Blair AUW Chancellor," The Daily Star (January 20, 2011)

"Home beckons Chakma," London Free Press (January 14, 2011)

"Asian University for Women: Incubator for Future Women Leaders," VOA Vietnam (December 6, 2010)

"Chevron Bangladesh Continues Its Support for Asian University for Women," Energy Bangla (November 10, 2010)

"Educating Women," Newsweek Education (September 13, 2010)

"Carnegie Mellon University's iSTEP internship program makes mark in Bangladesh," AMEinfo.com (August 9, 2010)

"Changing Mindsets," China Daily (July 31, 2010)

"Graduation ceremony of AUW's AA class of 2010," Star Campus (July 25, 2010)

"Follow path of truth in facing challenges," The Daily Star (July 18, 2010)

"DU, AUW to share academic activities," The Financial Express (July 13, 2010)

"Università dell'emancipazione," Economica (June 2010)

"Condoleezza Rice and Cherie Blair: Changing the Face of Women's Education in Asia," PR Newswire (May 13, 2010)

"CMU teams for internship in Bangladesh," Gulf Times (May 10, 2010)

"Kyouiku wo kakehashi ni [Education as a Bridge]," Tokyo shinbun (Apr 14, 2010) [In Japanese]

"For Dipak Jain life has transition from performance to purpose," The Economic Times (Feb 19, 2010)

"Educate Girls, Eradicate Poverty -- A Mutually Reinforcing Goal," by Dr. Hoon Eng Khoo, UN Chronicle, 2010 Issue.

"AUW grooms women in Asia to become tomorrow's leaders," Kuwait Times (Feb 2, 2010)

"AUW a Window of Opportunity for Women: Blair," Arab Times (Feb 1, 2010)

"AUW contributing to empowering women," The Daily Star (January 11, 2010)

"Cherie honours 10 for leadership skills: AUW will help women face challenges," The New Nation (January 10, 2010)

"Cherie Blair calls for investing in women's education," The Daily Star (January 10, 2010)

"Bangladesh: Cherie Blair Spends Busy Day in Chittagong, Launches Fellowship in AUW," Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (January 10, 2010)

"Let voices of girls be heard through education," The Daily Star (January 10, 2010)

"Cherie Blair hails Hasina for women empowerment," The Daily Star (January 9, 2010)

"Presidential Visit to Bangladesh (continued) and to the United Arab Emirates," blog by ICE President Jean Venables OBE (December 10, 2009)

"CCC, CDA assures support for developing AUW campus," The Daily Star (December 6, 2009)

"FM assures Asian University for Women of govt support," The Daily Star (December 3, 2009)

"Verveer lauds women's integration into economy," bdnews24.com (November 11, 2009)

"Women's Well of Wisdom," Priya Kulagasaran, The Star (September 27, 2009)

"Asian University for Women Opens in Bangladesh," Rawan Khalid, Kuwait Times (September 9, 2009) [PDF]

"AUW First Graduation," Korshedul Alam Shamim, Dainik Purbokone (July 9, 2009)

"AUW First Graduation," Hasan Akber, Dainik Azadi (July 9, 2009)

"AUW First Convocation Held,"Daily People's View (July 9, 2009)   

"Mentoring Women ," Hemcchaya De, The Telegraph (July 9, 2009)   

"Ewha in Nepal, Ewha in Bangladesh, Ewha in Korea, Ewha in Zambia," Min Jin Lee, Chosun Ilbo (June 11, 2009)

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"Friends of AUW Japan ," Hilary Wendel, Being A Broad (June 2009)

"Asian University for Women," Chunichi Shinbun (June 8, 2009)

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"Women's university in Bangladesh makes appeal for corporate support," Natsuko Fukue, Japan Times (May 30, 2009)

"Super university for women takes place in Bangladesh," Sarmad Qazi, Gulf Times (Apr. 18, 2009)

"President of Varsity to join AUW", Sarmad Qaizi, Gulf Times (April 17, 2009)

"Corita Kent Lecture Series: Women and South Asian Art, lecture by Patricia Burson," Dorchester Reporter (April 12, 2009)

"Education without Borders 2009: 3 days to make a world of difference", The Daily Star, (April 12, 2009)

"Bangladesh bound: Family finds home half a world away: Parents to teach at new college", David Pittman, Amarillo.com ( March 17, 2009)

"Government to widen safety net in next budget" (New Age, March 9, 2009)

"American-style univ form Indian Women," Sudakshina Ghosh, EducationTimes.com (Feb. 28, 2009)

"American-style univ form Indian Women," Sudakshina Ghosh, KolkataMirror.com (Feb. 28, 2009)

"Fresh Faces in the Asian University for Women", (The Daily Star (February 2/1/2009)

"Asian University for Women: A Center for Fostering Multiculturalism in Bangladesh," Nur-E-Habiba, The Daily Star (Jan. 18, 2009)

"Asia University for Women: magic in the making," Japan Times Online (Jan. 11, 2009)

"Grooming Women Leaders," Star Weekend Magazine (Jan. 9, 2009)

Giving women the chance for leadership," New Statesman (Jan. 8, 2009)

"Women's University Extends Reach," The South China Morning Post (Dec. 13, 2008) (Note: Requires subscription to SCMP)

"Torchbearer of change," The Times of India (Oct. 26, 2008)

"AUW will inspire women for better education, hopes CA," The Daily Independent Bangladesh (Oct. 22, 2008)

"Godspeed to AUW," The Daily Star (Editorial, Oct. 20, 2008)

"Asian women look to Ctg for their lighthouse," The Daily Star (Oct. 19, 2008)

"An Asian dream come true," The Daily Star (Oct. 19, 2008)

"Asian University for Women in Bangladesh to Partner with Stanford University in U.S.," Asian Tribune (Oct. 19, 2008)

"Higher edn, equal role in economy, politics a must," The Daily Star (Oct. 18, 2008)

"Making a Difference in South Asia," The Daily Star (Oct. 16, 2008)

"Int'l delegation arrives to celebrate launch of AUW," The Daily Star (Oct. 16, 2008)

"Building a dream," Smith Alumnae Quarterly (Fall 2008)

"The Education of Kamal Ahmad," The Boston Globe (Sep 9, 2008)

"Asian University for Women: Where Diverse Cultures Meet," Star Campus (May 11, 2008)

"University to Empower Asian Women Opens," South China Morning Post (Apr 19, 2008)

"A Chance for Women to Play a Leading Role," South China Morning Post (Apr 12, 2008)

"Nurturing Women To Take the Lead," South China Morning Post (Apr 5, 2008)

"Moeen Meets Chairman of AUW Support Foundation," The Daily Star (Oct 27, 2007)

"Bangla Varsity to Transform Women's Education in Asia," Khaleej Times (Aug 7, 2007)

"Moshe Safdie Comes to Chittagong," Forum Magazine (July 2007)

"Bill Gates to Donate Tk 100 Crore," The New Age (Dec 5, 2005)


"Asian University for Women Scholarships," UNIQLO (September 4, 2014)

Mrs. Cherie Blair Convocation Address at University of Western Ontario (June 11, 2013)

Interview with CNN and Mrs. Cherie Blair (April 19, 2013)

Interview with L'Express (Janaury 24, 2013)

"Empowering Women," NHK World TV Voices of Asia series (February 12, 2011)

Interview with AUW Founder Kamal Ahmad, America Abroad Media (May 2010)

"Asian University pushes for economic and social change," NECN.com (July 8, 2008)

"AUW Scholarship Recipients," PEPY Ride (March 17, 2008)

"Asian University for Women," PEPY Ride (July 17, 2008)


BFM 89.9 The Business Station: Interview with Kamal Ahmad for International Women's Day (March 8, 2012)

World Vision report: interview with Kamal Ahmad for Women's History Month (March 7, 2011)

VoA Interview with Mowmita Basak Mow (AUW undergraduate), July 9, 2010 - In Bengali

"Developing the Next Generation of Women Leaders- Dr. Khoo Hoon Eng, Asian University for Women, Bangladesh," Norina Yahya, The Breakfast Grille (July 9, 2009)

"Asian University for Women - Educating Rural Asian Women to be tomorrow's leaders," Peggy Wehmeyer, World Vision Report (June 13, 2009)