History of the AUPF
The Asian University Presidents Forum (AUPF) is a result of the cooperation among Asian non-governmental universities, which initially evolved from the Non-governmental Collaborative Association of Presidents of Chinese and Thai Institutions of Higher Learning set up at Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand, in 2002. But later, the Association evolved to include Universities from other Asian countries as well.
The founding members agreed to organize an annual meeting which would serve as a platform for the Presidents of the member institutions to discuss matters relating to the promotion of international academic collaborations as well as exchange of information and expertise.
The Asian University Presidents Forum 2003 was hosted by the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China from October 10-12, 2003.
Since then, the forum has been organized annually, hosted and chaired by member universities on a rotation basis. Thus, the host University also serves as the forum’s secretariat for the up-coming event.
The 9th Asian University Presidents Forum 2010 was hosted by Norton University, Cambodia and it was held at the Intercontinental Hotel, Phnom Penh from December 9-11, 2010.
The 10th Asian University President's Forum 2011 to be hosted by VIT University, India, is being organized at the University premises in Vellore, India from 14- 16 November, 2011.