Professor Rosie Bateson has been appointed Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs at the Asian University for Women.
Based in Chittagong, Bangladesh, the Asian University for Women provides world-class education to promising young women from diverse cultural, religious, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds from across Asia and the Middle East. The University is based upon the belief that education provides a critical pathway to leadership development, economic progress, and social and political equality. The Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs is a crucial appointment for the University as the Dean is responsible for leading the institution through its next phase of academic development and for the hiring and nurturing of new faculty and the development of culture, environment and campus.
Following an extensive and global search, Professor Bateson was interviewed and invited to visit the campus and meet with existing Faculty to fully understand the context of the appointment. The search initially built upon identifying reputable universities teaching within the same areas of focus for AUW, and identifying Faculty members in positions of academic or administrative leadership. The search was global but focused predominantly on higher education institutions within North America, as well as Asia and Europe.
Rosie was formerly the Vice-Rector for Strategy, Development and University Governance and Professor of Higher Education Management at Sampoerna University in Jakarta, Indonesia. An alumna of the Management and Leadership in Education Program of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, she obtained her PhD in Higher Education Management from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. Before relocating to Indonesia Professor Bateson held numerous academic and senior leadership positions across the world, including Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Experience at the University of Abertay Dundee, UK, and Vice President for Student Services at the Central European University in Hungary.