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AUW Partners with SAGE Publishing

Posted on July 13, 2022

Written by AUW


Chattogram, Bangladesh, July 13, 2022 – Asian University for Women (AUW) is pleased to announce renewal of a long-standing partnership with SAGE Publishing. SAGE, co-founded by social activist and philanthropist Sara Miller McCune, has contributed over $135,000 in cash to AUW. SAGE now expands this cooperation by granting unlimited access to SAGE’s online library platforms.

Three key factors determine the success of a university — the curiosity and motivation of its students, the intellectual depth of its faculty, and the learning mediated through a library broadly defined. SAGE’s gift will allow AUW to improve as a seat of learning. AUW is deeply grateful to Ms. McCune, SAGE CEO Blaise Simqu, and SAGE for their continued support of the university’s mission and work.

“SAGE and I have long supported initiatives that spread the research and resources we publish into places where it can do the most good. Ultimately, we believe that doing so will support the growth of social justice across the globe as research makes broad human impact,” said Sara Miller McCune, who founded SAGE in 1965. “I’m particularly delighted with this latest addition to a long-standing partnership that supports women in the academy. I’m both proud and pleased that SAGE can be part of an effort that will create a new generation of leaders in Asia.

“Sharing these resources brings together so much of what represents the best of SAGE – supporting the development of engaged scholarship, providing wide access to research-based information, and reaching all learners, especially those who may have been marginalized in the past,” said Blaise Simqu. “This partnership with AUW is a great continuing opportunity to demonstrate this mission.”

About SAGE Publishing:

SAGE is a global academic publisher of books, journals, and a growing suite of library products and services.  Driven by the belief that social and behavioral science has the power to improve society, we focus on publishing impactful research and enabling robust research methodology. We produce high quality educational resources that support instructors to prepare the citizens, policymakers, educators, and researchers of the future. We publish more than 1,000 journals and 900 new books globally each year, as well as library products and services that include archives, data, case studies, and video. SAGE is majority owned by our founder, Sara Miller McCune, and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence.

About Asian University for Women (AUW):

Founded in 2008 and located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, AUW is the first of its kind: a regional institution dedicated to women’s education and leadership development through liberal arts and sciences education.  It is international in outlook but rooted in the contexts and aspirations of the people of Asia. Chartered by the Parliament of Bangladesh, AUW exists solely to support a rising network of women leaders, entrepreneurs, and changemakers from across the region. It seeks out women who show significant academic achievement and potential, demonstrate courage and a sense of outrage at injustice, and are empathic to the woes of other people.

1160 students from 17 countries currently attend AUW: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Timor Leste, Vietnam, and Yemen. More than 85% of AUW students are on full or near-full scholarships funded by supporters from around the world. The University has graduated over a thousand students to date. A majority of AUW graduates secure employment in the private and public sectors in their home countries while about 25% go on to pursue graduate studies at other institutions of higher learning including Oxford, Cambridge, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Columbia, Duke, Brandeis and Tufts, among others. To learn more about Asian University for Women, please visit