The Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference (AAOU2019) is a leading educational event worldwide, which is much awaited by world class educational experts of Asia in the field of open and distance learning (ODL). Virtual University of Pakistan being the leader in ICT based education in Asia has been honored to host the 33rd Asian Association of Open Universities 2019 (AAOU 2019) Annual Conference.

The conference under the theme “Open Distance Learning: 2020 and Beyond” will address but not limited to the following topics:

  • Next Generation Education Technologies/ Innovations
  • Ensuring and Enhancing Quality
  • Quality Assurance Standards and Accreditation
  • Lifelong Learning: Addressing Personal, Professional and Societal Development
  • Challenges for Policy makers and Education Providers
  • Social Sciences and Humanities: New Challenges, New Horizons



1- PROF. MELINDA DP. BANDALARIA - Chancellor, University of the Philippines Open University,


2- PROF. ASHA S. KANWAR - President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, CANADA

3- PROF DATO’ DR ANSARY AHMED - President/CEO - Asia e-University, MALAYSIA

4- PROF. DR. TIAN BELAWATI  - Former Rector, Indonesia Open University, Indonesia

5- PROF. RORY MCGREAL - UNESCO/ICDE Chair in OER, Athabasca University, CANADA

6- PROF. JOHN ARUL PHILLIPS -  Dean, School of Education & Cognitive Science, Asia e University, MALAYSIA

7- MR. UWE WIECKENBERG  - Director, Institut für Bildungstransfer, Landau, GERMANY

8- PROF. DR. ZIA-UL-QAYYUM - Vice Chancellor, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan

9- PROF. DR.  RAUF-I-AZAM  - Vice Chancellor, University of Education, Lahore, Pakistan

10- MS. SUKAINA WALJI - Online Education Project Manager,  The Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, University of Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA



Regular Registration Deadline: October 13, 2019

Event Website

To register, please visit 



Head Office

Virtual University of Pakistan

M.A. Jinnah Campus, Defence Road,
Off Raiwind Road,
Lahore, Pakistan.

Dr. Nasir Naveed

+92 311 4009040


+92 42 99200604
+92 42 99202174


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