The VC is appointed as a Member of the Board of the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP) for the year 2016-2018.
The AUAP is an association of university chief executives from higher education institutions in Asia Pacific and around the world. Membership is to those individuals who serve as presidents, rectors or vice-chancellors at regionally accredited colleges or universities, privates sectors and international organizations.
The primary purpose of AUAP is to be the main platform for interaction and collaboration among members and the voice of universities in Asia and the Pacific, promote a culture of quality and innovation in higher education, research and service to the community, preserve and enhance the values and cultural diversity of Asia Pacific towards better understanding and cooperation for socioeconomic development and (universal) peace, engage with stakeholders of the higher education and other organizations to further the objectives of AUAP and promote peace and international understanding through education. The Association is an NGO (Non Governmental Organization) holding the highest formal consultation rights with UNESCO.