Projected to open in September 2016 in Malaysia, the AWLU will be a global educational institution dedicated to empowering women to become engaged and socially conscious leaders who will promote cross-cultural understanding, regional development, and international cooperation. With Smith College (MA, USA) as the chief academic planning partner, AWLU will be the first of its kind: a not-for-profit women’s liberal arts university in Asia, modeled along the tradition of the prestigious “Seven Sisters” colleges in the United States, which have yielded graduates prominent in every field of endeavor.
The AWLU will offer an exceptional liberal arts curriculum in arts, humanities, natural and social sciences, grounded in a regional context. Leadership development will be emphasized in all aspects of the student experience. The curriculum will foster historical and comparative perspectives, critical thinking and problem solving skills in a variety of learning environments, including classroom, residential settings and internships.
The University’s diverse student body will exemplify a common spirit of enterprise and social commitment. Together, the alumnae of AWLU, as the next generation of leaders, will promote positive change at the community, national, regional and global levels.
We invite you to learn more about the AWLU Project's vision, our team of international supporters and how you can participate in the Project.