ASEAN UNIVERSITY SPORTS COUNCIL AN OVERVIEW
The principal objective of the AUSC is to create the conditions for a meeting and an exchange between university and institution of higher learning from ASEAN region in a context that brings together culture, education and physical sporting activity. AUSC creates conditions for the university athletes and sports leaders of different backgrounds to get to know and understand each other in order to be enriched with all the aspects of their diversity. AUSC with its origin in 1981 has seen 14 ASEAN University Games (AUG). Through AUG the Council brings together the University Community in a wider sense, necessarily to achieve harmony between academic excellence and top – level sporting achievement.
AUSC also aims to become a powerful channel of communication by creating conditions for meetings, seminars, workshops, individual sporting championships and exchange between university persons from the ASEAN region.
With its inception in 1981, the AUG has grown in strength, numbers and quality. More member nations have offered to host and participate in the AUG. The Council has also invited Timor Leste to be a guest member for future AUG beginning with the 14th AUG in Malaysia.
The ASEAN University Games (AUG) is organised biennially by host countries on rotational basis. The host nation shall propose the number of sports to be contested at Council meetings and all decision pertaining to the AUG will be on consensus by the nations.
Indeed, AUSC has worked hard in promoting solidarity and is steadfast about contributing to the ongoing goodwill, understanding and comradeship of nations in the true ASEAN spirit. AUSC will be the “flag bearer” of ASEAN at international arena of sports and aims to produce quality sportsmen and sportswomen at the world stage.