AUTEX stands for the Association of Universities for Textiles.
AUTEX is a worldwide network of textile universities and was founded in 1994.
Over the years a strong enlargement took place and the Association currently has 39 members from 30 countries.
The current chair is Prof. Mirela Blaga from "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi in Romania.
The secretariat is located at Ghent University, Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering.
The mission of AUTEX is to facilitate co-operation amongst its members in high level textile education and research.
Its motto is stronger together.