At the 33rd Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) conference held on October 14-16, 2019 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore, Universitas Terbuka (UT) Rector Prof. Ojat Darojat, M.Bus., Ph.D was elected as the President of the AAOU period 2020-2023 by acclamation through the General Body Meeting on October 15, 2019. Afterward, Prof. Ojat directly appointed Rahmat Budiman, M.Hum., Ph.D. as the Secretary-General of the AAOU for the period 2020-2023.
UT is actively involved in the non-profit organization, AAOU, which focuses on open and distance higher education providers in Asia. Every year, AAOU members meet in a conference that aims to discuss global issues related to open and distance higher education in Asia. This meeting is also expected to be able to develop ideas and develop distance learning.
In his speech, Prof. Ojat expressed that it was an honor for being elected as President of the AAOU for the next three years. As a family in AAOU, Prof. Ojat invited various open universities and stakeholders in Asia to continue to provide open, flexible, affordable and quality higher education for all.