ABSTRACT BOOK OF 2023 AUA ACADEMIC CONFERENCE”Innovative Approaches and Best Practices in Facing Challenges”
By: Fakultas Kesehatan MasyarakatUniversitas Indonesia
2023 ASIAN Universities Alliance (AUA) Conference is one of the most
important events organized by more than 15 top universities in Asia, from
from Eastern Asia to the Middle East in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, hosted by Universitas Indonesia and co-hosted by The University of Tokyo. The University of Tokyo, abbreviated as Todai or UTokyo, is a public research university located in Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan. Established in 1877, the university was the first Imperial University and is currently a Top Type university of the Top Global University Project by the Japanese government.
UTokyo aims to achieve the establishment of a global campus as a model for research-intensive universities in non-English speaking countries. In this sense, it is very important for UTokyo to cooperate with the other AUA member universities. We will work on activities that contribute towards the improvement of Asian higher education through a variety of programs to enhance the mobility of faculty members, administrative staff, as well as students, using the special traits possessed by Asian universities.
On April 29th, 2017, President Makoto Gonokami and Executive Vice President Masashi Haneda attended the opening ceremony of the AUA at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. This association was established to become a platform that contributes to human society by sharing the roles of Asian universities and activating the Asian knowledge that diverse characteristics and cultural elements of Asia have cultivated.
This year, the 2023 AUA Conference is held in the Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia, to allow research collaboration, joint publication, and dissemination of various lessons learned as well as best practices in the resilience of the public health sector during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Asia as it seems not to be over yet.
The 2023 AUA Conference is a perfect platform for leading academics, industry experts, consultants, scholars, researchers, governments, and policymakers with different backgrounds to exchange information on current and future policies roadmap for COVID-19 Pandemic and Post-Pandemic. The collaboration involving Asian countries is about sharing rewards as well as risks. There should be no barrier to working together. Instead, more efforts should be made to complement one another’s strengths so that breakthrough innovations may emerge and be effectively replicated across organizations.
When COVID-19 is wreaking havoc across the world, costing lives and disrupting livelihoods, AUA is the strategic platform for building resilience and ensuring the success of COVID-19 recovery efforts, especially in the Asian region. Not only that, it is also to nurture strategic nexus between University-In dustry-Government-Community (the quadruple helix) ecosystem to sustain university growth and also to achieve global eminence as a distinguished Japan Research Uni versity in line with the national and global agenda. Through the AUA Conference, the core values have been proven right by bringing together fifteen leading universities in Asia, together with support from government agencies and industries, to establish a joint initiative to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.