The APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Program (MHP) has recently launched a new website. The website features past and upcoming activities under MHP as well as information on APRU and IRIDeS. The Campus Safety Report 2015 and the MHP Statement are also available for download. View the MHP website here.
APRU was among key organisations invited to the APEC High Level Policy Dialogue on Science and Technology on Higher Education (HLPDSTHE) held in Manila, the Philippines on 13 to 14 August. The meeting featured presentations on:
Ensuring Relevance, Utilisation & Contribution of Science and Technology in Higher Education to Economic Development in the APEC Region;
Science and Technology Concerns of the Future: Implications for Future Careers; and
Innovations in Higher Education Delivery Modalities and Strategies.
Key recommendations that were put forth by participating APEC economies included:
Cross Border Education & Inter-University Collaboration;
Science and Technology Mobility Card: Talent Mobility for Scientists and Researchers; and
Capacity Building through Twinning Programs (Joint & Double Programs for Ph.D. degrees in Science and Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Marine Sciences and Fisheries).
These areas can be of particular interest to APRU member universities as these could bolster greater mobility and knowledge exchange among universities. A number of APRU members were in attendance at the meeting - Chulalongkorn University, Far Eastern Federal University, National Taiwan University, and the University of the Philippines.
Prior to the HLPDSTHE, APRU also attended the APEC Policy Partnership on Social, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI) Meeting from 10 to 12 August, in which APRU presented its current collaboration with APEC Cooperation for Earthquake Simulation (ACES) through its Multi-Hazards Program.
Far Eastern Federal University is happy to invite postdoctoral researchers to fill the positions of Research Fellows to work within one of the University Schools:
- School of Engineering
- School of Biomedicine
- School of Humanities
- School of Natural Sciences
- School of Arts, Culture and Sports
- School of Education
- School of Regional and International Studies
- School of Business and Public Administration
- School of Law
The ideal candidate should have a PhD degree in related disciplines from leading universities and should be highly motivated to conduct research in a challenging research environment. This program is supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Academic Excellence Project 5-100.
Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) would like to invite leading scientists and promising young researchers to participate in the Future of Biomedicine 2015 conference, which will be held at the School of Biomedicine, Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia, from 2–7 September, 2015.
Future of Biomedicine 2015 Conference (FOB) aims to foster international collaborations and multi-disciplinary research on molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and biomedical technologies. FOB 2015 will be held in Vladivostok on Russky Island in the modern campus of the Far Eastern Federal University, a newly established scientific and economic center of Russia.
Our sessions will be focused on genetic and epigenetic studies, stem cells and development, chromosomes, cell behavior and extracellular matrix, and bioactive compounds and polymers. We are also planning to have a forum of young scientists (FOBY 2015) and a business forum included in the program. FOB 2015 gives an opportunity to scientists and graduate students of different fields of biomedical sciences to share their ideas and discuss the latest results, achievements, and discoveries with the leading specialists and biomedical industry leaders. FOB 2015 offers plenary lectures, oral presentations, poster sessions, roundtable discussions, and the time for discussions and networking activities. In addition, we are planning an exciting social program and sightseeing.
The FEFU campus is perfectly integrated into the natural landscape of the Russky Island, which is linked with the continental Vladivostok by an amazing cable-stayed bridge – the longest bridge of this type in the world. In the early September, the weather is usually nice and the sea is warm in Vladivostok.
We believe that your participation will significantly contribute to the success of our meeting and look forward to welcoming you in Vladivostok.
Please visit the website of the Conference to register and submit an abstract. Registration deadline is coming soon.
Professor Brian Schmidt AC and ANU Chancellor Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC. Photo: Stuart Hay
Professor Brian Schmidt AC has been appointed the next Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU).
He will take up the position on 1 January 2016 at the conclusion of the term of current Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young AO.
ANU Chancellor Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC said the University Council was delighted the renowned astrophysicist and winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics had accepted the offer to become the University's 12th Vice-Chancellor.
"Brian Schmidt is superbly placed to deliver on the ambition of ANU founders - to permanently secure our position among the great universities of the world, and as a crucial contributor to the nation," Professor Evans said.
"We had a stellar field of international and Australian candidates, and have chosen an inspirational leader.
"Brian's vision, vitality, global stature and communication skills are going to take our national university to places it has never been before."
Professor Evans praised the work done by current Vice-Chancellor Professor Young to modernise the operation and strengthen the reputation of the University over the past five years.
"Never afraid of a challenge or a difficult decision, he will leave ANU with an excellent academic reputation, improved administration, in good financial shape with strong donor support, and well positioned for its next era," he said.
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