Asian University for Women was established in Bangladesh through the Asian University for Women Act, 2006 (Act No. 40 of the year 2006).
AUW has been deemed as an independent “international university” by the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh as conveyed here.
AUW was preparing the necessary self study as required by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). In the wake of the dislocations caused by Covid-19, at AUW’s request, the NECHE suspended the consideration of AUW for accreditation in order to provide it with additional time to complete the self-study.