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.


To be a leader and a premier educational hub in the promotion of affordable and quality eLearning in Asia.


To work in collaboration with universities, institutions and corporations, drawing upon their collective expertise, prestige and resources to provide quality higher education and lifelong learning.


  • To provide academic programmes of international reputation by capitalising on the expertise and prestige of collaborating institutions.
  • To provide students the access to relevant, affordable, cost-effective, flexible education, and training programmes.
  • To develop appropriate pedagogical strategies and technologies to strengthen students’ critical thinking, creative abilities, and communication skills.
  • To ensure that all programmes and courses meet the quality benchmark established in the policies and standards of eLearning best practices among member institutions.


We inspire trust and cultivate responsibilities in order to create value for our clients

We aspire to excel in our services and are committed to continuous improvement

We strive to maintain the highest ethical standards and professionalism

We constantly seek new and innovative ways to do things

We inculcate the highest standards in carrying out duties and tasks


Asia e University views itself as an enabler to be harnessed by Asian educational institutions to increase cross-border accessibility of their programmes, especially in critical areas that are in demand for capacity building.

Asia e University shall collaborate with Asian education institutions in increasing access to relevant, flexible and cost effective education and training in the region. Asia e University will tap into the existing reservoir of programmes provided by institutions in Asia and make it available to a wider market in the region and the rest of the world.

Cross-border accreditation of qualifications and mutual recognition of degrees will be greatly facilitated through the ACD platform via the Asia Credit Transfer System (ACTS) wherein an Accreditation Board and Examination Syndicate will be established as a quality assurance for Asia e University and its partners.


Financial sustainability, a clear ROI, a sound business model

Social Responsibility
With conscious contribution to social transformation

Flexibility and Relevance
Demand-driven, flexible, opputune, innovative education

Seamless cross-border, cross-cultural interactions

Building linkages among academia, business and the public


Since the inception of AeU, it has brought into existence a new approach to tertiary education that gives rise to greater flexibility in learning. The philosophy is based on the commitment that quality education should be made available, accessible and affordable to all people regardless of demographics.

By focusing heavily on technology, AeU has opened the door to higher education, giving working adults the chance to continue learning and to upgrade their skills and knowledge, thus improving not only themselves, but also their families, professions, and ultimately, their countries.

Built on the philosophy, that education should be democratized, AeU has focused on creating an affordable and accessible pathway to higher education, while placing importance on flexible entry requirements, a learner-friendly academic system, and a blended pedagogy that combines different modes of learning.

Each of these components is designed to fulfill the diverse needs of its learners and to create learning environments that respond to the challenges of the 21st century.


Empowered Learning
Putting the learner at the centre of the learner experience. Demand driven, open to choice, learner-centric.

Enhanced Learning
Relentlessly setting new benchmarks, continuously taking the learning to a higher level.

Exploratory Learning
Actively pushing the boundaries of the known, with rigorous inquiries, creativity and curiosity.

Expanding Learning
An open paradigm of learning without boundaries or limitations.

Effective Learning
Functional, purposeful intended education; producing winners.

Electronic Learning
Any place, anytime, anywhere, 24/7,365. 

Experiential Learning
Learning through reflection, action, adventure, choice, cooperation and communication.


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