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APRU 10th Senior Staff Meeting held in Tokyo


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
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Tomorrow’s City Today: International forum addresses urban sustainability challenges in Pacific Cities


With 70% of the world's population expected to live in cities in the next few decades, urban planners are increasingly squeezed for ideas to plan and manage liveable cities. Policymakers too are nervously shuffling for elbow room in policies that take into account the array of challenges that a city faces.

What are the challenges Pacific Rim cities are facing? How is research on urban sustainability being structured? What do we know and what do we need to learn? These were among many pressing questions that brought together leading researchers and practitioners in the field of urban sustainability at the Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative (PCSI) Forum at the Asia Society's new center in Hong Kong. Organized by the Asia Society and the Urban Land Institute, the Forum was held from 28-20 February 2013. The forum brought together a select group of city leaders, architects, planners, policymakers, and other experts who are working to creat tomorrow's livable city. APRU was a partner of the PCSI Forum, reflecting an alignment with its Partnering on Solutions thematic priority of the new strategic framework.

27 February 2013
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Keio Medical Science Prize 2013: Call for Nominations

Nominations are being invited for the Keio Medical Science Prize awarded by Keio University. The Prize is administered by the Keio University Medical Science Fund which was established in 1996, and recognizes researchers who have made an outstanding contribution in the field of medicine and life sciences.

Through the Keio Medical Science Prize, Keio University aims to promote worldwide advances in medicine and life sciences, encourage the expansion of researcher networks throughout the world, and contribute to the well-being of humankind.

The deadline to send nominations to the Office of Keio University Medical Science Fund is 18 March 2013.

For more information about the Prize and selection criteria, please visit the Keio Medical Science Prize website.

26 February 2013
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In February 2013: APRU partners for solutions through sustainable and liveable cities


In its mission to partner with leading thought leaders and find solutions to global challenges, APRU's Sustainability and Climate Change program has partnered with the Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative (PCSI) Forum in Hong Kong during February 2013. 

Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative Forum 2013
Theme: Tomorrow's City Today
Date: February 18-20, 2013
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

23 January 2013
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The APRU International Workshop on Coastal Cities and Sea Level Rise

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The APRU-Sustainability and Climate Change (SCC) Program International Workshop on Coastal Cities and Sea Level Rise
Hosted by: University of California, San Diego, USA
Date: 5-7 September 2012
17 January 2013
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Exploring internationalization and how networks like APRU are shaping the future of higher education

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Exploring the impact of associations like APRU and how they influence the internationalization of higher education, APRU researcher Marc Tadaki and Secretary General Christopher Tremewan presented their research findings at the first OECD International Conference on Innovation, Higher Education, Research and Development (IHERD). 'Reimagining internationalization in higher education: international consortia as a transformative space?' was presented at the conference held in Boston, USA, from 10-13 October 2012, a joint effort of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Centre for International Higher Education (CIHE) at Boston College. It focused on the role of research universities as drivers of the world's knowledge networks.


16 January 2013
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