Asian Association of Open Universities
Asian Association of Open Universities (Asian Association of Open Universities), founded in 1987, is a specialized association of higher education institutions engaged in distance education and teaching in Asia Pacific region. Its main mission is to expand education opportunities of all the people in Asia, and to promote cost-efficiency and social-efficiency through the exchanges of management information, education resources and research. The association now has more than 60 member institutions from Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and Americas. Shanghai TV University has been served as Executive Committee during 2002 to 2004, and is currently a full member of this association.