AUCA is a non-for-profit association of professionals representing international higher education institutions in China. The full name of AUCA is American Universities in China Association. The Chinese name of AUCA has been slightly altered to reflect the fact that an increasing number of non-American universities and their official delegates are becoming members of the AUCA community. Founded in 2014 by three American university representatives, AUCA currently has over 150 representatives from more than 120 leading global universities. These university representatives are from the United States, Canada, Italy, Ireland, Singapore, Spain and Switzerland.
The purposes of the association are exclusively educational, not for profit, and are to promote educational, academic, and cultural exchanges and understandings between international higher education institutions and Chinese students, families and institutions; and assist in the development of professional competence and expertise of individuals involved in the above-mentioned endeavor.
The governing body of AUCA is composed of a number of committees and sub-committees and an advisory board. Four sub-committees are currently existing: Career Services Committee, Student Recruitment Committee, Alumni Engagement Committee, and Academic Partnership Committee. All committee members and advisors are volunteers and receive NO compensation for their services to AUCA. AUCA organizes undergraduate recruitment fairs, high school tours, graduate recruitment fairs, career fairs for Chinese returnees, career workshops, alumni mixers and international education forums through out the year.
AUCA is an open organization for overseas universities' representatives based in Mainland China to exchange information and resources, learn from each others' experiences and best practices, and pursue collaboration and partnerships, for the purpose of better promoting the universities they represent and further advancing higher education internationalization.
Up to now, over 150 university representatives from more than 90 overseas universities have joined AUCA and our events.
Since 2019, AUCA Recruitment Committee has held 31 webinars focusing on advising students for graduate school applications and have attracted over 2,000+ students and parents participated. In this spring, AUCA will partner with various high schools in the south, east and north China region to organize fairs and workshops for students and families to meet with recruiters directly.