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  • APRU Global Health Program Newsletter Issue #3
  • IPAC (International Policy Advisory Committee)
    IPAC (International Policy Advisory Committee)

    APRU’s International Policy Advisory Committee met in Singapore 21-22 March chaired by Professor Lily Kong, Vice President, National University of Singapore and Professor Bill Lacy, Vice-Provost, UC Davis.

    IPAC consists of ten senior faculty members of APRU institutions who meet to evaluate APRU’s programs, take an overview of the total range of activities and their fit with the Strategic Framework and resources available, and advise on the planning cycle and future initiatives. The outcomes of this meeting are shared with all APRU Senior Staff to assist their engagement and also their preparation for the Annual Presidents’ Meeting.

    This was the last IPAC meeting for both co-chairs who move to new responsibilities in their respective universities. IPAC members and the APRU Secretariat expressed their gratitude for their leadership.

  • Visit by APRU Vice-Chair
    Visit by APRU Vice-Chair

    Dr C L Max Nikias, President of USC and Vice-Chairman of APRU, visited the APRU Secretariat in Singapore on 25 February, 2014, during his visit to Singapore and Indonesia.

  • North American Consultative Meeting at UC Davis
    North American Consultative Meeting at UC Davis


    Hosted by UC Davis and Vice Provost Bill Lacy on their campus 20-21 February, 2014, APRU held a North American Consultative Meeting of the Vice-Provosts/ Deans/ Senior International Officers of its North American members.

    Twenty participants were represented:

    - Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
    - UC Davis
    - UC San Diego
    - UC Santa Barbara
    - University of Hawai’i at Manoa
    - University of Oregon
    -  University of Southern California
    - University of Washington

    The meeting took an overview of the APRU strategic framework and its activities under the three thematic priorities in order to evaluate how North American members may wish to strengthen their engagement. Meeting recommendations and action items included: 

    - Tracking institutional participation across APRU activities
    - Communications – the need for a comprehensive communications program focused on branding and marketing
    - Collaboration with other international organisations
    - Fund-raising
    - Strengthening Program Hubs on Multi-hazards, Global Health, Sustainability and Climate Change
    - Increasing collaboration on summer programs, internships, service learning

    New topics of interest: Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership, science education, intellectual property principles, projects in humanities and the arts, university research museums.

  • APRU Global Health Program Newsletter Issue #2

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