Asia e University (AeU) is a leading Open & Distance Learning (ODL) university in Malaysia, and one of the premier ODL institutions in Asia.

Established in 2007, AeU is initiated by the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD), to promote Asian Cooperation through digital education. ACD has recognized AeU as an instrument for greater Asia-wide cooperation and a catalyst in narrowing the digital divide among communities and nations. AeU is also seen as the successful outcome of the close collaboration between Malaysia and the other ACD member coutries. Having been an essential part of the Asian landscape for more than 10 years, AeU is committed to work with the Higher Education Institutions in Asia and around the world to provide students with the education they need to thrive in a digital, global connected world.

AeU has a unique mission “to be a global university and a premier education hub in the promotion of quality, flexible and affordable learning”. Right from its early years, AeU has brought into existence a new approach to tertiary education that gives rise to greater flexibility in learning. AeU leverages heavily on technology to deliver its programmes, which gives students the flexibility to study at their own time and pace. AeU also uses technology intelligently at every stage of its strategic planning efforts to keep the University community connected.

As one of Asia’s premier universities in driving the digital frontier, AeU believes that innovation and technology has the power to make education truly democratized, personalized and borderless.

Today, AeU has a strong, equitable, high-quality education system with a vibrant international focus, and proudly supported by 17,000 graduates and nearly 30,000 globally connected students from 100 different countries.

AeU prides itself on developing career ready graduates, innovative and resilient and well prepared for rapidly changing workforce needs.

Instituition Registration Number: DU016 (W)


Our mission clarifies that we exist, what purpose we serve and what we hope to accomplish. We call it our "compass of ambition". 

To be a global university and a premier educational hub in the promotion of quality, flexible and affordable learning.


  • To provide programmes of international reputation by collaborating with global institutions.
  • To provide students the access to relevant, affordable, cost-effective, flexible education, and training programmes.
  • To leverage pedagogical strategies and technologies to develop students’ critical thinking, creative abilities, entrepreneurial and communication skills.
  • To ensure that all programmes and courses meet the quality benchmark established in the policies and standards of lifelong learning best practices among member institutions.


We are proactive and are quick to change to the environment to make metric-driven, decisions, optimize-cost, and continuously improve our overall performance.

We go the extra mile to make a positive impact on everything we do.

We strive to exceed the expectations of the people we work with and the customers we serve.

We think creatively and strategially while calibrating risks.

We create, evaluate and innovate with pride and enthusiasm to delivery the extraordinary working and learning experience.


Asia e University views itself as an enabler to be harnessed by Asian educational institutions to increase cross-border accessibility of their programmes, especially in critical areas that are in demand for capacity building.

Asia e University shall collaborate with Asian education institutions in increasing access to relevant, flexible and cost effective education and training in the region. Asia e University will tap into the existing reservoir of programmes provided by institutions in Asia and make it available to a wider market in the region and the rest of the world.

Cross-border accreditation of qualifications and mutual recognition of degrees will be greatly facilitated through the ACD platform via the Asia Credit Transfer System (ACTS).


Since the inception of AeU, it has brought into existence a new approach to tertiary education that gives rise to greater flexibility in learning. The philosophy is based on the commitment that quality education should be made available, accessible and affordable to all people regardless of demographics.

By focusing heavily on technology, AeU has opened the door to higher education, giving working adults the chance to continue learning and to upgrade their skills and knowledge, thus improving not only themselves, but also their families, professions, and ultimately, their countries.

Built on the philosophy, that education should be democratized, AeU has focused on creating an affordable and accessible pathway to higher education, while placing importance on flexible entry requirements, a learner-friendly academic system, and a blended pedagogy that combines different modes of learning.


Empowered Learning
Putting the learner at the centre of the learner experience. Demand driven, open to choice, learner-centric.

Enhanced Learning
Relentlessly setting new benchmarks, continuously taking the learning to a higher level.

Exploratory Learning
Actively pushing the boundaries of the known, with rigorous inquiries, creativity and curiosity.

Expanding Learning
An open paradigm of learning without boundaries or limitations.

Effective Learning
Functional, purposeful intended education; producing winners.

Electronic Learning
Any place, anytime, anywhere, 24/7,365. 

Experiential Learning
Learning through reflection, action, adventure, choice, cooperation and communication.

Entrepreneurial Learning
Develop entrepreneurial mind-set and promote entrepreneurial behavior acroos the University.