The 15th AUAP General Conference 2022
About Association of the Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP)
Association of the Universities of the Asia and the Pacific (AUAP) was established in Thailand in 1995 to act as a platform for interaction and collaboration by and between higher education institutions in the Asia and the Pacific regions. Its members include well-recognized and leading institutions in the region and globally. The board of directors of AUAP comprises the presidents and CEOs of the institutions, and it has an advisory board comprising globally recognized professionals in various fields including education, law, the UN System, health, business and others. It has a robust governance structure to oversee all aspects of its work. Since its founding, AUAP has been highly successful in promoting a culture of quality and innovation in education. Among other things, it organizes various programs and projects in the field of teaching, research, innovation, diversity, gender equality, cooperation for socio-economic development, sports, and services that benefit local communities.
Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Founder & Chairman, Daffodil International University, Bangladesh is now the President of AUAP for the tenure 2023-24. Dr. Hari Mohan Gupta, Chancellor, of Jagran Lakecity University, India, and Prof. Dr. Andy Pusca, Chairman of Danubius University, Romania are the 1st and 2nd Vice President respectively. For more: https://auap.org
Daffodil International University (DIU) is one of the top universities in Bangladesh according to many national and international rankings, including THE, QS and Greenmetric for its green outlook. Currently DIU is having 22,000 students under 5 different faculties and 25 departments. Around 400 international students from many different countries are currently studying here too. DIU established international collaborations with around 440 universities all over the world and members of leading international organizations like AUPF, IIE, IAU, IAUP, AUAP, ACU, ALA, ACD, Magna Charta, UNAI, APAIE, EURAS, ESRUC, EEUA, ATUNET, IEEE, ISTQB, ACE, NAFSA, AMDISA, EAIE, ATIFTAF, ITU, ACBSP, UNGC, UMAP, IFLA, WUACD, GUNI, SDSN, ASEF, AIESEC, ASECU, IETI, Future Team, SDG Helpdesk, EEUA etc.
With global partners, DIU is mutually working in the area of student and faculty exchange programs, summer & winter programs, scholarship, international internship, research collaborations, short-term training programs, virtual mobility, etc.
International Partners: http://daffodilvarsity.edu.bd/international-linkage
Int’l Memberships: http://daffodilvarsity.edu.bd/mps/members
AUAP General Conference 2022
Daffodil International University (DIU) hosted the 15th AUAP General Conference 2022 with the theme “Synergy between Information Technology and Quality Education in the 4IR Era" from November 14- 16, 2022 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. After traveling from Australia, China, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Iran, Thailand, Philippines this is for the 2nd time that Bangladesh hosted this global conference. Around 100 university presidents, rectors, chancellors, vice chancellors, academicians, top executives, administrators, and government representatives from approximately 11 nations and 35 local and foreign institutions attended this conference, where 200 MoUs were successfully signed.
About Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dhaka is the capital city of a South Asian country, Bangladesh. It is the hub of economic, political and administrative enterprises located in central Bangladesh at 23°42′N 90°22′E, on the eastern banks of the Buriganga River. It lies on the lower reaches of the Ganges Delta and covers a total area of 306.38 square kilometers (around 118.29 square miles). Historically, Dhaka was associated with the periods of Kamarupa kingdom, Sena kingdom, and Sultanate period, and was a part of Mughal Empire, Nawab era, British and Pakistani colonialism. The capital has a favorable climate characterized by tropical monsoon from June to October; mild winter from October to March; hot, humid summer from March to June. The demographic features of the city are varied in character. Dhaka (North and South) city corporations are the most populated urban areas with the highest density accommodating over 21 million people including Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Buddhists and others.
Education initiative aims to better prepare the next generation of talent through transformation and in the edge of 4IR, Quality education is regarded as the engine of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. DIU invited Abstract Presentations under four Parallel Sessions to see the impact of quality education and information technology, in conjunction with 4IR where the HEI leaders, academicians, practitioners, policy makers shared their experiences and came up with case-based solutions.
Dr. Leon-Garcia is President of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) for 2021-2024. He has also been President of CETYS University since 2010, leading the institution to accreditation in the USA (WASC, ACBSP, ABET) and one of the most internationalized universities in Mexico. Prior to that, he served as Chancellor of City University of Seattle‘s International Division, with a presence across the Americas, Europe and Asia.
He currently serves or has served on boards and/or advisory groups: Commission on Internationalization and Global Engagement of the American Council on Education, Council of Presidents of the Association of Governing Boards, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, NAFSA International Educators Association, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, Mexican Federation of Private Universities, Santander Universidades-Mexico, and Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration.
Dr. León-García holds a doctoral degree in Educational Administration and Policy Analysis and an M.A. in International Development Education from Stanford University, as well as a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from CETYS University. He has been named to the Top 300 Leaders in Mexico (Los 300) from 2019 to 2022. In addition, Dr. León García has received Honorary Doctorates from Wysoka Skola inanci a Spravni (Czech Republic), Dimitri Cantemir Christian University (Romania), and Caucasus University (Georgia).
|Pre-Conference: 13 November (Sunday)|
Early & Regular
|Pick-up from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka and transfer to check-in the Hotel (s)|
|Optional: Golf to Play (9 or 18 holes) at Kurmitola Golf Club, Dhaka|
|DAY 1: 14 November (Monday)|
|Day Long||Pick-up all International Delegates from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka and transfer to check-in the Hotel (s)|
|9:00am-2:30pm||Registration & Kit Distribution at Radisson Blu Dhaka Hotel Lobby|
|02:30pm||Pick-up all delegates from the hotel (s)
Dress code: Conference T-shirt
|05:15pm||Arrive in Daffodil Education Network (DEN) Building, Dhanmondi, Dhaka|
|05:30pm-07:00pm||The 15th AUAP General Assembly Meeting & 52nd AUAP Executive Board Meeting (Attendees: AUAP Officers & Members only) at Rooftop Meeting Room, DEN Building, Dhanmondi, Dhaka|
|07:00pm-07:50pm||Welcome Reception at 71-Milonayoton, Ground Floor DEN Building, Dhaka
|08:00pm-09:15pm||Dinner with Live Music at Rooftop, DEN Building, Dhanmondi, Dhaka|
|09:20pm||Transfer to the Hotel (s)|
|DAY 2: 15 November (Tuesday)|
|Time (GMT+6)||Program at Hotel Radisson Blu Dhaka Utshab Hall, Dhaka|
|09:00am-10:00am||Networking Hour at Hotel Radisson Blu Dhaka Utshab Hall, Dhaka|
Dress code: FormalOpening Ceremony of the 15th AUAP GC 2022
Leader’s Panel on ‘Future of the University’
Prof. Ujjwal K Chowdhury, Executive Director, International Online University, USA
Cultural Show by DIU students
|02:00pm-03:30pm||Parallel Session 1: Online to Blended Using Technology for Employability
Mr. Hari Mohan Gupta, Founder and Chancellor, Jagran Lakecity University, India and Second Vice President of AUAP
|03:45pm-05:00pm||Parallel Session 2:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Corneliu Andy Pusca, President of the Board of Trustees, Danubius University of Galati, Romania
Dress code: Smart Casual/Traditional
Inauguration Ceremony of the AUAP Officers followed by Award Giving Ceremony and Gala Dinner with Cultural Night
|DAY 3: 16 November (Wednesday)|
|Time (GMT+6)||Program at Daffodil International University (DIU), Daffodil Smart City (DSC)|
|07.45am-08:00am|| Check-out/Pick-up Delegates from the Radisson Blu Hotel to DIU, DSC
Dress code: Smart Casual/Formal
|09:00am-10:00am||Morning Tea at Green Garden Restaurant, DIU, DSC
Parade & Flag Raising Ceremony in front of DIU Main Ground, DSC
Campus Tour & Experience the Cultural Presentation at DIU, DSC
|10:00am-11:00am||MoU Signing Ceremony at the AB-4 Ground floor Lobby, DSC|
Open Spot Floor:
|11:30am-12:30pm||Closing Ceremony of 15th AUAP GC 2022 at the International Conference Hall
|12:45pm-01:45pm||Lunch at the Food Court, DIU, DSC|
|02:00PM||Depart from DIU, DSC to Radisson Blu Dhaka Hotel (s)/Airport|
|03:00pm-06:00pm||Optional Shopping at Jamuna Future Park and Aarong in Dhaka
Or, visit to a Local Private University in Dhaka
|06:30pm-09:00pm||Farewell Dinner at the Residence of the Founder of DIU located in Banani, Dhaka
Dress code: Smart Casual
|Optional Day: 17 November (Thursday)|
|08:00am-09:00am||Depart from the Hotel for Optional Tour|
|09:00am-01:00pm||Tour: Dhaka University area followed by shopping at Bashundhara City Mall|
|01:00pm-02:00pm||Lunch at the Restaurant|
|03:00pm||Return to the Hotel|
Departure from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka
** Program schedule & guest lists are subject to change based on the circumstances & availability
** Latest program schedule will be available on the conference website
** Program schedule is based on Bangladesh Standard Time zone (GMT+6)
Don't miss the event!
DIU Secretariat for AUAP GC 2022
Daffodil International University
Mr. Syed Raihan-Ul-Islam
Senior Assistant Director
Daffodil International University
Ms. Supaporn Chuangchid
Executive Secretary, AUAP
Cell: +66 857687474