2015 AUAP Annual Meeting

Tuesday, July 28 - The Annual meeting of the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP) was held on the 26th of July, 2015. It was hosted by Suranaree University of Technology (SUT) in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. The occasion also marked the 20th anniversary of the AUAP. About 200 leaders of a number of colleges and universities in the Asia-Pacific region attended this conference. The opening ceremony was presided over by Prof. Dr. Ricardo Pama, the General Secretary of the AUAP.

 

The President of the AUAP, Dr. Shawn Chen, who is also the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Sias, gave the introductory speech and a detailed report about the AUAP’s organizational functioning, membership requirements, existing members, and its financial revenue. He also spoke about the next AUAP meeting that will be held in Taiwan in December.

 

Prof. Dr. Neal King, the President of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), spoke about the organizational relationship between the AUAP and the IAUP, the purposes of this relationship, and membership requirements of the IAUP. Dr. Edward Hammond, former president of Fort Hays State University in Kansas, U.S.A., spoke about the conditions for the annual selection of host cities, and the preparations involved for these meetings.

 

On the afternoon of the 26th, the AUAP held bilateral and multilateral agreement signing ceremonies for several member universities.

 

In the evening, at the anniversary celebrations, Dr. Shawn Chen gave a speech and presented a trophy and certificate to Prof. Dr. Wichit Srisa-an, to thank him for founding the AUAP, and for his outstanding contributions toward its development.

 

On the 27th, SUT hosted a seminar titled “AUAP after 20 years: The integration of ASEAN higher education and multilateral cooperation.” Dr. Shawn Chen spoke at, and opened this conference. Delegates spoke of the challenges of globalization and the multilingual environment during cultural exchanges, and other aspects of communication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The AUAP annual meeting at Suranaree Universit of Technology in Thailand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shawn Chen, President of the AUAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Dr. Ricardo Pama, the General Secretary of the AUAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Dr. Neal King, the President of the IAUP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abdul 'Dewale Mohammed, Founder & President of Africa Asia Scholars Global Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Dr. Wichit Srisa-an, founder President of the AUAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Datuk Dr. Noor Azlan Ghazali, former President of AUAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Andy Pușcă, Rector of Danubius University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Edward Hammond, former president of Fort Hays State University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A delegate speaking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shawn Chen speaking with delegates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shawn Chen speaking with delegates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shawn Chen and Dr. Sunghee Nam, Vice President of the AUAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delegates interacting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

The AUAP leadership

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shawn Chen presenting trophies and certificates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shawn Chen presenting Prof. Dr. Wichit Srisa-an with a trophy and certificate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shawn Chen delivering the closing speech

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

AUAP delegates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shawn Chen planting a tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shawn Chen with Joshua Reitzel, Director of Development of AUAP

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