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APRU SDG Education for Global Citizenship

1 November 2022 – 20 March 2023 – Online Program

APRU Sustainable Waste Management Activities 2022
APRU Global Health Working Group Webinar Series 2022
Digital Art Design Contest: Level Up Our World

 Submission Deadline: August 22 at 12noon (Hong Kong Time)

[Call for Applications] Techstyle For Social Good 2022 International Student Competition

APRU is honored to be one of the official nominators of the Techstyle for Social Good Competition.

APRU College Club Regionals Tournament

APRU seeks to produce a regional tournament for students of the Asia Pacific Rim which builds community and connectivity through competition.

APRU Global Health Virtual Case Competition 2022
APRU MetaGame Conference 2022

Education in the Metaverse

The 5th APRU Sustainable Cities & Landscapes Conference 2022
Dialog surrounding Indigenous Knowledges within the Pacific Rim: Living Cultures and World Heritage
The 12th APRU Population Ageing Virtual Conference 2022
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CUHK Biologists Unveil the Genetic Histories of Centipedes and Millipedes to Contribute to Studies of Biodiversity and Ecology
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APRU Steering Committee 2022-2023
July 26, 2022
APRU ends pandemic hiatus with first physical meeting at NTU Singapore and highlights urgency to collaborate through international university networks
July 14, 2022
Asia-Pacific Indigenous Studies Seminar Series
July 8, 2022
APRU Readies for Looming Book Launch with Springer on Safety and Resilience of Higher Educational Institutions
July 5, 2022
APRU on Bloomberg: APRU Readies for Looming Book Launch with Springer on Safety and Resilience of Higher Educational Institutions
June 28, 2022
No Easy Answers on Protection of AI Data Rights, Webinar by HBS and APRU Shows
June 27, 2022
Congratulations to the Winners of the APRU VSE Earth Day Challenge!
June 17, 2022
APRU Carbon Neutral Society Action Month Opens New Doors for Early Career Researchers
June 9, 2022
Webinar by Heinrich Böll Stiftung and APRU takes deep dive into Explainable AI
June 1, 2022
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Biodiversity & Pacific Ocean

Asia and the Pacific region is exceptionally rich in biodiversity featuring some of the world most unique regions including tropical forests, alpine environments and the reefs of the ‘coral triangle’. However the region is also recording the highest number of threatened species, is impacted by shrinking natural habitats and overexploitation of marine resources.

Provosts Forum

The Provosts Forum brings together APRU Provosts or Chief Academic Officers. As key drivers of academic strategy and output, Provosts discuss topics of collective interest and importance to their respective institutions. Through this forum, APRU expands the leadership networks within the consortia beyond presidents and senior staff, and addresses major issues of academic management such as the quality assurance of education and research, and academic personnel.

Undergraduate Leaders’ Program

The Undergraduate Leaders’ Program (ULP) supports emerging undergraduate leaders in becoming real-world change makers by driving awareness, action, and change, supporting them in their academic and personal goals. By providing cultural exchange experiences and unique learning opportunities, APRU seeks to equip the next generation of leaders with the skills they need to contribute to positive change for the betterment of societies worldwide.

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It was a privilege for me to participate in the conference, sharing my academic vision and personal experience as a former national policy maker and now a president of a higher education institute. I think we have a lot to learn from and contribute to APRU.
Prof. Alejandro Gaviria Uribe
Former President of Universidad de los Andes, Colombia and Former Minister of Health and Social Protection
Governments are encouraged to invest in promoting AI solutions and skills that bring greater social good and help us “build back better” as we recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mia Mikic
Former Director of the United Nations ESCAP’s Trade, Investment and Innovation Division
APRU’s large network of researchers, policymakers, and private sector representatives in the Asia-Pacific region makes it the ideal partner for us to jointly explore opportunities for collaborative research, joint projects, education and training, talent development, and academic exchanges, as well as technology transfer and innovation.
Dr. Ma Leju
Senior Expert (International Industries), DiDi
The Becoming a Global Learner course was absolutely amazing! The fact that students from so many APRU universities were able to find camaraderie and learn from each other just goes to show how enriching this program was. The excellent guidance from the leaders of UC Davis helped me gain skills that I have already started applying to both my academic and personal life, helping me become a more culturally conscientious person.
Daniela Montalvo Tinajero
Junior Student, International Relations and Political Science, Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Get Down is a song that combines dancy, hopeful music and reflective lyrics about the happenings right now. We hope to present an honest yet playful version of the world, inside which people acknowledge the flaws of the society but remain optimistic for a brighter future.
National Taiwan University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong student team
Today I realized that the community of people at this fellowship is amazing. Despite the troubles or questions we face, we are confident that with such strong support, we can deal with it.
Ekaterina Soloveva
Fellowship Student, Far Eastern Federal University
Thanks so much to Yesports and APRU for hosting this amazing initiative! I believe that the increased involvement of Esports within our educational institutions is a strong step forward in popularizing Esports as an industry, legitimizing it as a career path, and integrating it as part of our modern-day culture.
Samuel He
The University of British Columbia
As a mentee in the APWiL Mentoring Program, I have been encouraged to lead efforts at my own university to address gender equity. Earlier this year, we organized a summit for female researchers, students, and staff with great success. With virtual participation of my mentor, Prof. Stephen Tillman, The University of Sydney, and APWiL Co-Chair, Prof. Joanna Regulska, UC Davis, we highlighted strategies to address gender equality and diversity. The connections I have built through the APRU APWiL Mentoring Program has been invaluable to me and to my university.
Dr. Azusa N. Hattori
Osaka University
The Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Program is honored to contribute to the Asia-Pacific Mayors Academy...Engaging with mayors allowed us to learn their critical insights and better collaborate on developing place-based solutions.
Prof. Dennis Galvan
Vice Provost for International Affairs, University of Oregon
We designed these sessions to respond to the immediate need to provide remote teaching resources to faculty within the APRU network... Our work together strengthens and builds resiliency within our global higher education community to respond to future educational challenges.
Elly Vandegrift
Associate Director of the Science Literacy Program, University of Oregon
NUS is proud to take up the program leadership to further the APRU mission of developing research collaborations across member universities. Whether you are young or old, population aging will impact our lives in various ways over this century. As a group, we remain committed to furthering high-quality research on aging and nurturing young scholars in the field.
Prof. Angelique Chan
Program Director, Population Aging Program, APRU, and Executive Director, Duke-NUS CARE, NUS
The APRU SWM Program fosters research connections and information sharing on a truly important and timely regional and global challenge. Korea University is very proud to continue its support of Prof. Yong Sik Ok in his leadership of this hub, particularly now as we are witnessing a developing emergency due to increases in medical and household waste due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prof. Hikyoung Lee
Vice President, International Affairs, Korea University
On climate change, we don’t have much time. We have to cut global warming pollution by half over the next ten years. APRU has been a leader in the Solve Climate By 2030 project, supporting universities across the region to engage their students with this critical issue.
Dr. Eban Goodstein
Director, Graduate Programs in Sustainability, Bard College
The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Cities and Landscapes in the Pacific Rim is a significant reference volume appealing to readers across the academic and practitioner spectrum. The book’s editors and section editors have meticulously curated contributions from an international range of researchers investigating key issues facing regions and cities in the Pacific Rim.
Grace Harrison
Editor, Environment, Sustainability & Product Design, Routledge
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