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.

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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, Syria, Vietnam, and Yemen.

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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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Covid-19 Response Update

Learn how AUW is responding to the COVID-19 threat in Bangladesh. Access the latest information for staff and students.

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AUW Updates

  • Afghanistan Support – HERStory: Journey from Kabul

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  • Harvard Magazine features AUW’s Work in Mental Health Safety

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  • AUW is offering full scholarships to high-potential students from India’s Dalit and minority communities

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  • With support from the Mellon Foundation, AUW to soon launch a Humanities major

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  • A Dream Deferred for a Decade but No More…AUW to launch Campus Center Construction

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