The Asia e University is a collaborative multinational university initiated by the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD), a body established in 2002 to promote Asian cooperation at a continental level. Established as a Malaysian initiative, to be the prime mover of e-Education, it is supported by 34 ACD Member Countries as affirmed at the ACD Ministerial Meetings held in Islamabad in 2005 and Doha in 2006.
AeU collaborates with Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs) and Training Centres in the ACD Member Countries to offer quality academic and professional training programmes that are affordable and accessible.
The University acts as a facilitator for the mutual accreditation and recognition of degrees and academic programmes among Asian IHLs. It also acts as an enabler for IHLs in Asia to leverage on each other’s resources and facilities including the sharing of academic and professional programmes.
ACD member countries have recognised AeU as an instrument for greater Asia-wide cooperation and a catalyst in narrowing the digital divide among communities and nations. AeU is set to champion e-Education efforts to meet the human capacity needs of Asia.