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Maximizing Impact – Collaboration across Disciplines, Sectors and Borders

Elsevier is proud to present the third annual Asia Pacific Research Intelligence Conference, which will take place in Tokyo on Wednesday and Thursday, June 8 and 9, 2016. The conference will be co-hosted with Keio University and will bring together over 200 of the region’s leading Vice Presidents of Research, Research Managers and Research Administrators to share and build upon valuable information in support of long-term research management efforts.

The conference is an invitation only gathering of globally renowned speakers from across Asia Pacific region and Europe. For an impression of last year’s highly successful conference, jointly hosted with Fudan University in Shanghai, you can view an Elsevier Connect article that recaps the key highlights and includes a video clip of the 2015 conference.

Visit the conference website to register:

NOTE: Registration for the conference closes on Friday, May 27.

18 May 2016
Published in APRU News

APRU members convene to discuss bridging the gender gap in universities

Senior university leaders, faculty, researchers and administrators from 19 APRU universities and invited institutions convened at the APRU Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Policy Round Table on Gender Equity. The Round Table meeting was hosted by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and was co-organised by the University of Auckland and APRU from 26 to 28 April.

Read full article here.

05 May 2016
Published in APRU News

Registration for the APRU Undergraduate Leaders Program 2016 is now open!

Registration for the APRU Undergraduate Leaders Program 2016 is now open!

Information on the program is available here.

18 February 2016
Published in APRU News

APRU International Secretariat Starts Full Operations in Hong Kong from 11 January 2016

The APRU International Secretariat is located at the new Institute of Advanced Study building on HKUST’s Clear Water Bay campus.
(Photo: HKUST)

Announcement of changeover

On 11 January, APRU welcomed a new staff team and the APRU International Secretariat in Hong Kong took over from the previous office in Singapore.

The new team is:

Dr Christopher Tremewan, Secretary General
Mr Keith Wong, Director (International Secretariat)
Ms Christina Schönleber, Program Director (Asia-Pacific Issues)
Mr Ashley Pereira, Communications Manager
Ms Florence Chan, Office Manager/Executive Assistant

In addition, Ms Cheryl Torrado, Program Director (Global Leadership) continues to work out of Singapore.

The Singapore Office will continue to support the programs and to advise the Hong Kong team throughout the transition until it closes on March 31, 2016.  The staff remaining in Singapore for this period are:

Ms Margaret Leong, Director (Singapore Office)
Ms Jacquelline Heng, Program Director (Higher Education)
Ms Clara Wong, Office Manager/Executive Assistant

I wish to thank APRU members for their support during this transition and also to convey special thanks to outgoing staff in Singapore for their continuing contribution over this period.

We look forward to a new phase of APRU’s life and to an exciting year ahead.

Best wishes

Christopher TREMEWAN PhD
Secretary General
Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)

New Mailing Address:

APRU International Secretariat
Institute for Advanced Study Building, 3F, 3019
Lee Shau Kee Campus
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay
Hong Kong

Tel: +852-3469 2056
Fax: +852-2719 5756
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20 January 2016
Published in APRU News

High-Level Cyber3 Conference in Okinawa

‘Crafting Cyber Security in a Less Secure World’ was the theme of a high-level meeting organized by the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan in Okinawa 7-8 November, 2015 with the support of the World Economic Forum and opened by the Prime Minister of Japan.  Called the Cyber3 Conference it was attended by CEOs from leading IT companies from around the region, security and intelligence specialists, senior military and political leaders now in consulting roles and academic researchers on the Internet and on cyber security.

The intention was a multi-stakeholder approach to identify multi-stakeholder solutions, to focus on urgent issues and concrete steps to cross-border cooperation on all levels and to ‘build a resilient, trusted cyber space’.

Secretary General Chris Tremewan moderated an early session on ‘Our Hyper-Connected World: Problems, Issues and Implications’.  Professor Jun Murai, Dean of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, was one of the panelists along with top executives from Cisco, SAP Japan and Nokia.  Dr Tremewan also spoke on a later panel on the same topic. 

Professor Jim Foster, professor at the Graduate School of Governance at Keio University was also a moderator at the conference.  He heads APRU’s program on Governing the Internet Economy

07 December 2015
Published in APRU News