Who We Are

Asian University for Women (AUW) is the first of its kind– a fully independent, regional institution dedicated to women’s education and leadership development.

AUW exists to educate and empower women leaders through the transformative power of liberal arts and sciences education.

What We Do

AUW is a vibrant and diverse residential learning community where incredible women from many cultural and religious backgrounds grow both intellectually and personally and become impactful, innovative, and service-oriented leaders. AUW recruits students from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Yemen, and more.

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Why It Matters

“At a time when there is still so much strife in the world on the basis of our inherited identities, AUW shows that yet another world is possible where young women from different upbringings can come together – first in solidarity with each other, and second in supporting a wider vision of changing their communities together.”

CHERIE BLAIR
Chancellor, Asian University for Women

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Campus Construction Update

AUW Campus Center, designed by our Master Planner, Moshe Safdie and Associates, will be a microcosm of the whole campus, offering state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, tiered lecture halls, cafeteria, faculty offices, student lounges, library, computing centers, and so on, surrounded by the serenity of the unusual greenery and quiet of our campus area. AUW started the Campus Center construction in 2022.

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AUW Updates

  • AUW offers 250 scholarships to women from Gaza

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  • AUW Laboratory School Open in July 2024

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  • Appy for AUW Teaching Fellowship

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  • Andrea Schenker-Wicki, President of the University of Basel, Switzerland’s oldest university and a leading global research university, will be honored by AUW on April 5

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  • Lone Dybkjaer Scholars Announced

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