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Launch of new Executive Search service for APRU Members

We are pleased to announce the launch of APRU’s collaboration with Global Academy Jobs to provide a service to our members.

Use of this service provides benefits both to individual members and to the network. It gives members the benefit of using the GAJ online job search services at a discount while at the same time, passing on a small commission to APRU.

Access to the GAJ recruitment portal is through the “Jobs” tab on the APRU website or at https://apru.org/jobs.

The official press release for the APRU-GAJ cooperation can be viewed here.

APRU members may post jobs by creating an account and an employer profile. Information on how to do this can be found here.

APRU presidents endorsed the APRU-Global Academy Jobs (GAJ) cooperation at the Annual Presidents Meeting in June 2013. The APRU-GAJ cooperation agreement does not bind APRU or its members to using GAJ’s services.

GlobalAcademyJobs.com is a subsidiary company of Perrett Laver Limited (http://www.perrettlaver.com/), a global executive search company. It was first launched to help organisations across the world access global pools of talent. Perrett Laver is co-founded and owned by Dan Perrett and Simon Laver, both of whom have highly extensive senior executive search experience in education and non-profit sectors. GAJ specialises in the academic and research sector from postdoctoral and research positions, to lecturer jobs, professorial appointments and president/vice chancellor roles. 

Further questions on GAJ and its academic jobs portal may be directed to Patrick McDonald at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jacquelline Heng at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

17 September 2013
Published in APRU News

APRU’s Asia Pacific Women in Leadership Program successfully launched

The APRU Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership Program (APWiL) was launched at the 17th Annual Presidents Meeting (APM) in Vladivostok, Russia on 28 June 2013. Professor Masako Egawa, Executive Vice President at the University of Tokyo presented the program overview and proposed activities under APWiL. The results of the APRU Gender Gap Survey 2013 were also presented at the meeting which outlined the gender profiles and diversity policies in support of women and the development their careers across APRU member universities. Both the program and the survey report received positive feedback from APRU presidents during the meeting. In addition to developing the leadership skills of women in APRU universities, it was suggested that the program could also focus on influencing institutional policies in support of women in academia and research as well as strategies on increasing the leadership capacity and overall competitiveness of member universities.

EVP Egawa at APM
Photo credit: Far Eastern Federal University
Executive Vice President Egawa at the APM.


Read more about APWiL here.

04 July 2013
Published in APRU News

APRU holds an international student forum in Russia

Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) in Vladivostok, Russia hosted the APRU Student Leaders Forum (SLF) from 24 to 28 June 2013 as a parallel event to APRU’s 17th Annual Presidents Meeting which was also hosted by FEFU.

The SLF was attended by undergraduate and graduate students representing 16 APRU member universities who are leaders or members of student organizations in their respective institutions. Dr Vladimir Kurilov, Vice President for International Affairs welcomed the students in FEFU’s new campus at Russky Island. APRU’s Secretary General Christopher Tremewan, and FEFU student and SLF 2013 Secretary General Sergey Gorbenko also gave welcoming speeches. Also present at the forum was Mr Ilya Iyaskov, Acting Director of FEFU’s Department of Youth Affairs and Ms Cheryl Torrado, APRU’s Program Director for Global Leadership.

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Photo credit: Far Eastern Federal University

SLF participants and speakers gather for a group photo.

The forum successfully promoted cooperation and camaraderie amongst young people and students in the Asia-Pacific region. The 5-day forum also provided the participants with an opportunity to contribute in shaping a proposal on a youth association being initiated by FEFU students. In addition, the SLF featured a dialogue on youth policy and student organizations at APRU universities, special meetings with different student organizations at FEFU and various social and cultural activities.

SLF 2013
Photo credit: Far Eastern Federal University
SLF student representatives at APRU's 17th Annual Presidents Meeting.

The main highlight of the forum was a presentation of the students’ report at the Annual Presidents Meeting (APM) on June 27 whereby 2 student representatives from FEFU and the National University of Singapore shared the key discussion highlights of the forum.


See more related news by clicking the following links:

http://english.sina.com/world/2013/0624/602373.html|
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-06/25/c_132484846.htm
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.asp?id=149430


(in Russian language)
http://ru.euronews.com/newswires/2001992-newswire/
http://russian.cri.cn/841/2013/06/25/1s473279.htm

 

02 July 2013
Published in APRU News

APRU develops ties with APEC and UN ESCAP

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UN and APRU to Work Together

APRU has begun discussions with the United Nations over modalities of collaboration in areas such as disaster risk reduction, social development and the environment.

The United Nations held the 69th Session of its Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) at its headquarters in Bangkok 25 April to 1 May.  The APRU Secretary General was an official observer at the Commission meetings.  He then met with members of the ESCAP senior management to scope areas of potential collaboration and the modalities for such engagement.

ESCAP colleagues expressed strong interest in working with APRU member universities on key regional challenges and on the linking of research to policy through knowledge action networks.  www.unescap.org/commission/69

06 May 2013
Published in APRU News

APRU Student leaders convene in Russia

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Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) in Vladivostok, Russia hosted the APRU Student Leaders Forum (SLF) from 24 to 28 June 2013 as a parallel event to APRU’s 17th Annual Presidents Meeting which was also hosted by FEFU.

The SLF was attended by undergraduate and graduate students representing 16 APRU member universities who are leaders or members of student organizations in their respective institutions. Dr Vladimir Kurilov, Vice President for International Affairs welcomed the students in FEFU’s new campus at Russky Island. APRU’s Secretary General Christopher Tremewan and FEFU student and SLF 2013 Secretary General Sergey Gorbenko also gave welcoming speeches. Also present at the forum was Mr Ilya Iyaskov, Acting Director of FEFU’s Department of Youth Affairs and Ms Cheryl Torrado, APRU’s Program Director for Global Leadership.

The forum successfully promoted cooperation and camaraderie amongst young people and students in the Asia-Pacific region. The 5-day forum also provided the participants with an opportunity to contribute in shaping a proposal on a youth association being initiated by FEFU students. In addition, the SLF featured a dialogue on youth policy and student organizations at APRU universities, special meetings with different student organizations at FEFU and various social and cultural activities.

05 April 2013
Published in APRU News

APRU 10th Senior Staff Meeting held in Tokyo

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Hosted by: Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Date: 6-8 March 2013
Theme: Leading Asia-Pacific Higher Education and Research: From Consensus to Action

Senior staff from 33 APRU member universities attended the 10th Senior Staff Meeting (SSM) hosted by Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan this month. A total of 65 leaders in global academia attended the meeting to share insights and provide guidance as APRU implements its new strategic framework.

The 3-day meeting featured a keynote address by Dr. Osamu Aruga, Director, Office for International Planning, at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan. He spoke on Globalization of Higher Education and Development of Global Human Resources in Japan. The importance of globalization and its effect on higher education was highlighted at this year's SSM with a panel session on Global Human Resources and Universities, chaired by Prof Katsuichi Uchida, Vice President for International Affairs at Waseda University. The panel comprised Dr. Junko Hibiya, President, International Christian University; Prof Dennis Galvan, Vice Provost for International Affairs, University of Oregon; Dr. Mohd Hamdi Bin Abd Shukor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International), University of Malaya; and Dr. Masako Egawa, Executive Vice President, University of Tokyo. Please see the SSM 2013 page for the presentations given at this session.

15 March 2013
Published in APRU News