0759 GMT September 24, 2018
Currently, some 220 universities and institutes from 30 countries are members of this association, Mehr News Agency wrote.
University of Tehran, Al-Mustafa Open University, Allameh Tabataba'i University, University of Gilan, Iran University of Science and Technology and Alzahra University are other Iranian universities which had earlier joined AUAP.
Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP) is an association of university chief executives from higher education institutions in Asia Pacific and around the world.
AUAP was found and established by representatives of universities in the Asia and Pacific region assembled in conference at Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhorn Ratchasima, Thailand, on July 28, 1995.
According to the official website of AUAP, the association aims 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 Pacific towards better understanding and cooperation for socioeconomic development and (universal) peace and to engage with stakeholders of the higher education and other organizations to further the objectives of AUAP.