AUAP 17th General Conference 2024



The Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP), warmly invites you to the 17th AUAP General Conference 2024, taking place over 18-20 November 2024 at Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal, India on the theme “The Paradigm Shift in Higher Education: Values for Life”.  This transformative event will delve deep into the evolving landscape of Higher Education and explore the crucial role of values in shaping the future of learning and personal development through higher education development.

AUAP General Conference provides delegates with opportunities to connect, share best practices, and gain insights into innovative ways in which Asia-Pacific universities are partnering across the region and the world. The AUAP General Conference 2024 program focuses on the impact of such collaborations on the sustainability of International education.

One of the oldest civilisations in the world, India is a mosaic of multicultural experiences. With a rich heritage and myriad attractions, the country is among the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It covers an area of 32, 87,263 sq. km, extending from the snow-covered Himalayan heights to the tropical rain forests of the south. As the 7th largest country in the world, India stands apart from the rest of Asia, marked off as it is by mountains and the sea, which give the country a distinct geographical entity.

Fringed by the Great Himalayas in the north, it stretches southwards and at the Tropic of Cancer, tapers off into the Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. As you travel the expanse of the country, you are greeted by diverse nuances of cuisines, faiths, arts, crafts, music, nature, lands, tribes, history and adventure sports. India has a mesmeric conflation of the old and the new. As the bustling old bazaars rub shoulders with swanky shopping malls, and majestic monuments accompany luxurious heritage hotels, the quintessential traveller can get the best of both worlds. Head to the mountains, enjoy a beach retreat or cruise through the golden Thar, India has options galore for all.


  1. Lifelong Imprint the evolving role of Higher education institutions in instilling values that empower individuals to lead purposeful lives.
  2. Examine innovative approaches to integrating values education across diverse academic disciplines and curricula.
  3. Share best practices and case studies highlighting successful initiatives that promote value-centered education.
  4. Discuss the impact of technology and digital platforms on value-based learning and the ethical challenges they bring.
  5. Foster dialogue and Collaboration among educators, administrators, policymakers, and stakeholders to collectively shape the future of Higher education.
  6. To Raise the awareness, advocacy, and support for the issues, trends, policies, and initiatives that affect the field of education and its stakeholders.
  7. Creating the global knowledge exchange forum for innovative ideas, approaches to practice, policy and research that encourage further collaborations across the globe.


Paper presentation

8-10 minutes Individual or co-presented presentations

Presenting groundbreaking research through a structured paper, our session invites scholarly discourse as we share valuable contributions and advancements in the chosen field.

Poster Presentation

8-10 minutes Individual or co-presented presentations. 

Condense your research into a visually captivating poster, allowing attendees to grasp the essence of your work at a glance and fostering discussions around key findings.


Up to 45 minutes, with a maximum of 10-12 minutes for the actual  presentation. 

Immerse yourself in an interactive learning experience with our hands-on workshop, where participants actively engage, collaborate, and acquire practical skills under expert guidance.


The conference will feature an engaging line up of keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and interactive sessions, providing a platform for rich knowledge exchange and networking opportunities. Renowned experts, scholars, and thought leaders from around the world will share their insights, research findings, and practical experiences on the following topics:

  1. Rethinking the Role of Values in Higher Education: Towards a Holistic Approach
  2. Integrating Values Education in Curricula: Strategies and Implementation Challenges
  3. Technology and Ethics: Navigating the Digital Frontier
  4. Developing Global Citizens: Social Responsibility and Cultural Awareness
  5. The Educator’s Role: Fostering Values in Teaching and Mentoring
  6. Education and Learning: Unlocking Opportunities for All
  7. Enriching Education: Authentic experiential learning, engaging students, and the expansion of the classroom.
  8. Fostering Sustainable Education: Leveraging the educator’s role in bringing sustainability in educational practices and internalization of curriculum.
  9. Global Discourse:  Dialogue to reassess the educational practices, trends, and issues across the various cultural context.
  10. Educational Renaissance: Rethinking the educator’s role in fostering the empathy and building peaceful and inclusive societies.

About Association of the Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP)

The AUAP is a Non – Government Organization (NGO) holding the highest formal consultation rights with UNESCO. Its primary purpose is to be the main platform for interaction and collaboration among members and the voice of universities and colleges in Asia and the Pacific. AUAP organizes regular conferences and workshops for higher education leaders and institutions, to recognize and discuss important issues and challenges facing higher education today. It is an organization that enhances cooperation among institutions, and is dedicated to render service to its members.

The main missions of the AUAP are to promote a culture of quality and innovation in higher education, research and service to the community; to preserve and enhance the values and cultural diversity of Asia and the Pacific towards better understanding and cooperation for socio- economic development and universal peace; and to maintain a platform for interaction and collaboration among members and be the voice of universities in Asia and the Pacific.

The AUAP organizes varied activities for the staff and students alike. We hold faculty development seminars and workshops, joint research activities, and faculty exchange programs. For the students we organize English speech competitions, student debates, student leadership training programs, student exchange programs and student academic Olympiads.

Very recently, we developed an instrument for determining the readiness of institutions in undertaking internationalization programs. Most importantly, the AUAP will soon unveil its Quality Assurance Instrument for rating institutions based on self-evaluation. These instruments are for the use of our members and non-members also.

About Jagran lakecity University, Bhopal, Madhya pradesh, India

Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India is a private university established under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act 1956 and is based out of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Jagran Lakecity University Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India is one of the fastest growing and one of the most awarded universities in Central India having practice-based pedagogy at its core. Currently, the university offers 56+ degree programs to more than 2500 students from 8 countries and 27 states of India. The university has 42 partnerships with top industries and international universities ensuring that our students get great exposure nationally and internationally. Jagran Lakecity University Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India is the only university from Central India to be part of three Erasmus+ projects funded by the European Union Commission. The university is currently the country chair for the Association of Universities of Asia Pacific (AUAP) and a member of the prestigious Association of Commonwealth University (ACU).

The University has been bestowed with several prestigious awards, such as ‘The University of the Year by the Government of Madhya Pradesh for five consecutive year in 2015, 2016 2017, 2018, and 2019 and has been recognized as a Global League Institution in 2015 at the House of Commons, London, UK. Jagran Lakecity University Bhopal, India has also been ranked “No. 1 Private University in Madhya Pradesh” in the years 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 by several leading publications.

Keynote Speakers

Here is the distinguished lineup of our Keynote speakers who are set to take the stage, and bring expertise, insights, and inspiration to this transformative conference.

Shri. Hari Mohan Gupta

Founder & Chancellor, Jagran Lakecity University First Vice President, AUAP (2023-24)

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KEY DATES FOR PRESENTERS (Keynote Speakers, Invited Speaker and Guest Speakers):
Proposal Submission Deadline10 April 2024
Notification of Acceptance10 May 2024
Presenter(S) Registration Deadline 10 June 2024
Paper (Full Paper) Submission31 August 2024



Registration DeadlineMarch 1- October 10, 2024