The Asian Undergraduate Summit (AUS) is a student-led, student-run international conference by the National University of Singapore (NUS) University Scholars Programme (USP). The Summit aims to bring together undergraduates of diverse disciplines from Asia, and provide them with the opportunity to engage in meaningful academic, cultural and social exchange.
The overarching theme of “Leadership in a Complex World” forms the macro-vision of the summit in promoting progressive leadership development for the youths of today, trailblazers of tomorrow, and thrive in what business experts call the “Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) World”.
Through this Summit, participants can look forward to a rich cross-cultural exchange as they meet and share insights with participants from top universities all around Asia. The participation of their respective overseas leg during the summit also provide participants the opportunity to learn in a distinct cultural setting, and to appreciate how these differences shape experiences.
The Asian-centric focus of the summit also aims to form robust partnership between regional future change-makers, encouraging deeper collaborations to initiate actions in tackling issues faced by the region and even the world.
Through panel discussions with experts from both the public and private sector, participants are provided new insights on emerging social phenomenon, as well as gaining the requisite knowledge that assist them in engaging more critically with these issues.
Staying true to the empowering leaders of tomorrow, AUS 2017 also aims to provide participants with more tools to face future challenges. As such, the Design Thinking Methodology is imparted to all participants, enabling them more options to better conceptualize and articulate ideas, as they sought to empathize, define, ideate, prototype and test solutions for their target problem.
AUS 2017 is also proudly supported by Temasek Foundation Connects. Temasek Foundation Connects is a Singapore-based non-profit philanthropic organisation that funds and supports programmes, which seek to build bridges and partnerships, and promote dialogue and mutual understanding across international communities and markets. Together with Temasek Foundation Connects, AUS 2017 aims to foster great collaboration and cooperation within the Asian region, and to build a brighter future for one and all.