Student Mobility

AUA Youth Forum

The AUA Youth Forum (AUAYF) is a flagship program organized by the AUA Executive

Presidency every year. In line with the mission of AUA, the AUAYF is dedicated to addressing

developmental issues in the Asian region, enhancing youth empowerment, and promoting

cultural and academic exchanges among AUA students.

  • AUA Youth Forum 2024 Inspires Youth for Sustainable Habitat

    Centered on the theme “Building a Better Future: Inspiring Youth for Sustainable Habitat”, the AUA Youth Forum 2024 (January 6-12, 2024) brought together 45 students from 14 AUA member universities across Asia to delve into the challenges, opportunities, and actions required for creating a sustainable future.The forum offered a comprehensive program featuring keynote lectures, interactive wor...

  • The AUA Youth Forum 2023

    The AUA Youth Forum 2023 under the theme “Uniting for a Sustainable Future: Asian Youth in Action” was hosted by United Arab Emirates University on 12-18 March 2023. A total of 43 students from 12 AUA member universities participated in this forum. Below is a reflection of a program participant, Xinran Ge, who studies at the School of Environment at Tsinghua University:“As I reflect on my ex...

  • AUA Youth Forum: Building a Meta Silk Road: Integration of Asian Cultures in the Real and Virtual Universe

    From October 24 to 28, 2022, the Asian Universities Alliance Youth Forum under the theme of “Building a Meta Silk Road: integration of Asian Cultures in the real and virtual universe”, was hosted by Nazarbayev University (NU) in Astana, Kazakhstan.The AUA Youth Forum (AUAYF) focused on particular themes such as Artificial Intelligence & Data Science, Public Health, Asian Civilizations, and Fu...

  • AUA Youth Forum 2022: Synergizing Regional Identity and The Future of Asian Civilization

    From the turbulent eastern waves of the Bering Strait, to the western coast of Turkey by the Aegean Sea, Asia is the region with the widest latitude span and the longest East-West distance in the world. For thousands of years, the vast land of Asia has bred colorful Asian Civilizations, where Asian culture has flourished, and is becoming more and more influential across the world. In order for ...

  • AUA Youth Forum 2019: Wellbeing Beyond Health

    The third AUA Youth Forum was hosted by AUA Executive Presidency 2019-2020 University of Colombo (UoC) from 25-29 November 2019. A total of 46 students from eleven universities took part in the program including Tsinghua University, Universiti Malaya, Universitas Indonesia, The University of Tokyo, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Yangon, Universitas Indonesia, ...

  • AUA Youth Forum 2018: Healthy Oceans

    The second AUAYF took place from 13-16 November 2018 in Bali, Indonesia, alongside the AUA Executives Meeting 2018. Organized by AUA Executive Presidency 2018-2019, Universitas Indonesia, the theme of the 2018 forum was ‘Healthy Oceans’. Student delegations from all AUA member universities partook in the four-day event. Special guest lectures were delivered by experts in the field of marine b...


    On November 13 -17 2017, Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Asian Universities Alliance, hosted the AUA Youth Forum. The three cornerstones of a sustainable society— People, Planet and Prosperity, had been explored as the delegates took the opportunity to discuss, have hand-on experience and ultimately design their own solutions addressing each aspect while, at the same time, clearly defining the role of youth in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals as identified by the United Nations. The AUA Youth Forum is a flagship program organized by the AUA...