Located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, AUW provides a world-class education to promising young women from diverse cultural, religious, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds from across South and South East Asia and the Middle East.
While international in its vision and scope, the University is rooted in the unique context of the region. The Asian University for Women offers an educational paradigm that combines a competitive liberal arts education with socially applicable graduate and professional training.
At the heart of the University, is the civic and academic goal to cultivate successive generations of women leaders who possess the skills and resources to address the challenges of social and economic advancement of their communities. Adhering to the belief that no group has a monopoly on talent, AUW is committed to providing a superior quality higher education to the region’s most promising young women, regardless of background. Consequently, it will recruit talented students from poor, rural, and refugee populations who will receive scholarship support to attend the university.
The University ultimately seeks to empower its students by opening doors to new international opportunities. It seeks to graduate students who will pursue paths as skilled and innovative individuals and professionals, service-oriented leaders, and promoters of tolerance and understanding throughout the world. With a student body of approximately 3,000 women at full capacity and a target student/faculty ratio of 13:1, AUW is designed to be a relatively small but diverse institution that will ensure the full education of each student.