5th APRU Vice Presidents for Research Meeting

“Strategic Research Partnership for Better and Sustainable Societies”

October 28-30, 2019

Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Meeting Program (as of October 21, 2019)


Monday, October 28, 2019

10:00 – 17:00       

Delegates arrive in Bangkok

18:00 – 19:30 

Welcome and Networking Reception

Venue: Jim Thompson Restaurant and Wine Bar


Tuesday, October 29 2019

Venue: Room 105, Maha-Chulalongkorn Building, Chulalongkorn University

08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:30    

  • Introduction by Professor Kiat Ruxrungtham, Vice President for Research and Innovation, Chulalongkorn  University
  • Welcome Address “Chulalongkorn University and Partnerships” by President Bundhit Eua-arporn, Chulalongkorn University

09:30 – 09:50  

APRU Welcome and Updates by Dr. Christopher Tremewan, APRU Secretary General

09:50 – 10:30   

Keynote Speech on “Sustainable Development Challenges for the 21st Century” by Mr. Hongjoo Hahm, Deputy Executive Secretary of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP)

10:30 – 11:00  

Photo Session and Refreshment Break

11:00 – 12:00  

Panel I – Roles of APRU Members on SDGs Related Research

Panel chair: Professor Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor/Vice-President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

12:00 – 13:30       

Lunch Talk on “Chula Innovation Hub and Enterprise” by Dr. Natcha Thawesaengskulthai, Vice President for Innovation and New Development

Venue: Library, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University

13:30 – 14:30  

Panel II – Future Strategy of APRU Research Collaborations

Panel chair: Professor Andy Hor, Pro-Vice-Chancellor/Vice-President (Research), The University of Hong Kong

14:30 – 15:00    

Refreshment Break

15:00 – 16:00      

Panel III – Infrastructure for International Research Engagement: Measuring Success of Multidisciplinary Efforts

Panel chair: Professor Noorsaadah A Rahman, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), University of Malaya

16:00 – 17:00        

Panel IV – APRU Best Practice on Faculty Promotion and Reward: Enhancing Impact and Collaboration

Panel chair: Professor Duncan Ivison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), The University of Sydney

17:00 – 17:30      

Group Photo

Venue: Statutes of King Rama V and King Rama VI

17:30 – 18:00

Campus tour

Venue: Chualongkorn University Centenary Park

18:00 – 20.00    

Dinner Reception

Venue: Room 115, Maha-Chulalongkorn Building, Chulalongkorn University

Dinner Talk “From University To Universality: Sustaining Development Goals Now!” by Professor Emeritus Vitit Muntarbhorn, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University

Digital Art Special Performance by Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Venue: Room 105, Maha-Chulalongkorn Building, Chulalongkorn University

09:15 – 10:00   

Keynote Speech II on “Green Chemistry and University” by Professor John C. Warner, President and Chief Technology Officer, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC

10:00 – 10:30   

Refreshment Break

10:30 – 11:30      

Panel V – Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Transfer

Panel chair: Professor Ana Deletic, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), UNSW Sydney

11.30 – 12.30      

Networking Lunch 

12:30 – 13:30  

Venue: Room 111, Maha-Chulalongkorn Building

Panel VI – How to Measure Research Impact

Panel chair: Professor Prasant Mohapatra, Vice Chancellor for Research, UC Davis

13:30 – 13:45  

Introduction of Vice President for Research Meeting 2021

13:45 – 14:15

Refreshment Break

14:15 – 14:45                   

Summary and Wrap-up

15:00 – 16.00     

Campus Tour

Campus Tour, Cognitive Fitness Center and Chula Dementia Center