About AAOU

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Founded in 1987, the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) is a non-profit organization of higher learning institutions that are primarily concerned with open and distance education. It strives to widen the educational opportunities available to all people in Asia and to improve the quality of the institutions in terms of their educational management, teaching and research. It promotes education by distance teaching systems, as well as professional and ethical standards; develops potentialities of open and distance education; cooperates with official bodies and others directly or indirectly interested in education at a distance; and facilitates cooperation with other similar regional and international bodies.

The AAOU membership consists of Full and Associate members. Our members share a common belief that the development of distance education can be obtained through friendship and close exchanges among institutions of open higher learning.

The AAOU Annual Conference, hosted in turn by member institutions, is a stimulating forum for all those associated with open and distance learning in Asia, particularly academics, administrators and students. It provides a focal point for bringing everyone up to date on the issues, ideas and developments in the field of open distance learning.

AAOU Executive Committee Members

President
Dr. Melinda dP. Bandalaria
Chancellor
University of the Philippines Open University
Laguna, Philippines

Secretary-General
Dr. Grace Javier Alfonso
Professor
University of the Philippines Open University
Laguna, Philippines

Siddiqui

Member
Dr. Shahid Siddiqui
Vice Chancellor
Allama Iqbal Open University
Islamabad, Pakistan

Kumar

Member
Dr. Ravindra Kumar
Vice Chancellor (In-Charge)
Indira Gandhi National Open University
New Delhi, India

Zhijian

Member
Dr. Yang Zhijian
President
The Open University of China
Beijing, China

Wong

Member
Prof. Yuk-Shan Wong
President
The Open University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China

Member
Prof. Shin Kisugi
President
The Open University of Japan
Chiba, Japan

Belawati

Member
Prof. Tian Belawati
Rector
Universitas Terbuka
Banten, Indonesia

Chye

Member
Prof. Dato’ Dr. Ho Sinn Chye
Vice Chancellor
Wawasan Open University
Penang, Malaysia

About the Secretariat

The University of the Philippines – Open University (UPOU) pioneered in online teaching and learning and continues to play a leading role in the study and practice of open learning and distance education in the Philippines. UPOU is envisioned as a leader in teaching and learning in the digital age, helping to equip Filipinos with the knowledge and skills they need for life and work in the 21st century. Visit Website

Contact Us

AAOU Secretariat, University of the Philippines Open University

Office of the Chancellor, UP Open University, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Email: aaou@upou.edu.ph
Tel: (6349) 536 6001-6006 loc