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Invitation to the 6th APEC Conference on Cooperation in Higher Education

Dear Senior Staff:

Please find attached an invitation from Dr Vladimir Kurilov, Vice-President for International Relations, Far Eastern Federal University, to the 6th APEC Conference on Cooperation in Higher Education (APEC CCHE' 17). 

If you have queries, please contact Ms. Anastasia Sviridova, Head of APEC Study Center of Far Eastern Federal University at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

05 April 2017
Published in APRU News

The University of Melbourne: 100% online tertiary education management courses

You can now gain specialist knowledge and skills in tertiary education sector leadership and management – with the flexibility to fit study around your schedule. 

Designed and taught by leading, international tertiary sector leaders and experts, the University of Melbourne now offers specialisations in quality assurance, research management and policy, governance and management.

If you’re a middle to senior level educator, administrator or manager, who wants to develop the skills to navigate change and drive innovation in this complex sector and advance your career, then this course is for you.

To learn more please visit the website and download a course guide

09 March 2017
Published in APRU News

APRU Research Experts say APEC Economies Must Build Educated and Mobile Workforces to Offset the Negative Impact of Aging Populations

(L-R) Rafal Chomik (Senior Research Fellow, CEPAR, UNSW Sydney) Christina Schönleber (Deputy Director (APRU International Secretariat)), John Piggot (Scientia Professor, Director, CEPAR, UNSW Sydney and APRU Population Ageing Research Hub Chair) and Albert Park (Professor of Economics, HKUST and APRU Population Ageing Research Steering Group Member).

Member economies of the APEC Forum need to do a lot more to promote economic growth to combat population ageing, according to a paper presented at the Workshop on the Development of an APEC Labor Mobility Framework in Nha Trang, Viet Nam on February 18.

Representatives from APEC member economies and global experts convened at the Workshop in Viet Nam to share views on the diverse factors which affect mobility of labor and skills in the region and to develop a way forward for the general APEC membership.

The report by APRU experts Rafal Chomik, John Piggottand Peter McDonald, which was commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Employment to APRU, aims to influence a regional framework on labor mobility issues. The report suggests that cooperation in migration policy, education, and technology transfer would allow emerging economies within APEC to increase rates of growth, countering the “headwinds” of population aging.

23 February 2017
Published in APRU News

The Dynamic Diversity of the Asia-Pacific

APRU held a session on 21 February at the AIEA Conference 2017 on the evidence base for the impact of research universities on global issues. Entitled ‘The Dynamic Diversity of the Asia-Pacific’, the session facilitated a discussion on strategies for demonstrating universities contribution to society and the value of networks as a mechanism for doing this. A broader view of internationalization was argued for and the APRU Impact Report explained and debated. Prof Cindy Fan, UCLA, Prof Dennis Galvan, University of Oregon and Dr Christopher Tremewan, APRU Secretary General gave presentations at the session.

22 February 2017
Published in APRU News

2017 AIEA Annual Conference

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Professor Cindy Fan, Vice Provost for International Studies and Global Engagement, UCLA and APRU IPAC Co-chair and Secretary General Christopher Tremewan hosted APRU delegates attending the 2017 AIEA Annual Conference to a breakfast meeting on 20 February.

The News Update and APRU Calendar of Activities for 2017 is attached.

21 February 2017
Published in APRU News

APRU–The New York Times Case Competition


The inaugural APRU-The New York Times Case Competition brings together the best minds from universities in the Asia-Pacific region to solve a pressing issue: The Future of the Pacific Ocean.

For this international competition, student teams will be asked to write an 800-word policy brief on climate change and the future of the Pacific Ocean, which will be the “wake-up call” described in the accompanying NYTimes article. The winning entry will be published in The New York Times International Edition.

For more details, please see

13 February 2017
Published in APRU News