Led by Tecnológico de Monterrey and in partnership with Cyberport, the APRU Esports Fellowship Program is an international network of student leaders engaged in next-generation learning experiences that support the growth of healthy, vibrant Esports communities and are seeking to become the future leaders of the Esports industry.
Cyberport will offer students insights and access the esports industry through workshops, internship opportunities, and entrepreneurship opportunities.
- Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Vladivostok, Russia
- Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
- Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
- National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
- Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey (TEC), Mexico
- University of British Colombia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada
- University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, United States
- Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
- University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Honolulu, United States
- University of Washington (UW), Seattle, United States
- Zhejiang University (ZJU), Zhejiang, China
What are the expected outcomes?
- Create an immediate and lasting impact on student communities
- Connect students and their communities across borders
- Place students in internships and jobs
- Cultivate an alumni network that is accretive to both the fellowship and APRU Esports participating universities
- Develop Leadership Competencies
- Expand Student-led Campus Initiatives
The program will be composed of groups of 3-5 undergraduate students from each participating university. It is a six-month commitment by students who are interested in developing an international Esports network of student leaders. All-male teams will not be accepted. Activities will occur monthly.
- Kick-off event and welcome
- Interactive lectures and webinars
- Student-led workshops
- Capstone Project
- International Esports Tournament
- Diversity and Inclusion in the Esports Industry
- Overview of the Esports ecosystem in an international context
- Career and skills development in Esports industry
- Developing an Esports league and community at your university
- Psychological impact of Esports gaming
- Esports for Social Good
- Esports marketing and events productions
- Health/Wellness in Esports
The Founding Members universities played a transcendental role in the creation of the APRU Esports Fellowship Program, and thanks to the work carried out by these universities, we call on the other APRU members to be part of this program in order to improve and grow their Esports initiatives.
To be eligible, it is important to meet the following requirements:
- Must be expected to be a current undergraduate student of a participating university as of June 2022.
- Students currently active in Esports clubs and Gaming activities at participating APRU universities are preferred.
- We, at APRU and our member universities, understand that the Esports ecosystem is dominated in representation by male leaders, athletes, and experts. To enhance diversity and inclusion in the Esports ecosystem, APRU will not accept all male teams for the Esports fellowship. If you have any further questions, please contact Anya Wong (email@example.com).
- In order to maximize experiences and ensure the quality delivery of the program, the maximum participation of the program is 70 students.
Each participating institution should create an internal process for selecting candidates and submit the nomination for 3-5 students and up to two faculty advisors representing their institution.
Nominations should be sent to Anya Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30, 2021 at 8:00 AM (HKT). Please include the following: participant’s full name, email address and whether they are being nominated as a student or advisor.
Each nominee will then be asked to complete an online application and provide the following:
- Personal information
- A statement indicating relevant Esports and leadership experiences and your willingness to share your knowledge, skills and expertise (up to 300 words). (Student only)
- Questions will be posed with regard to their professional and personal esports expertise to assist in shaping their engagement with the program.
- All advisors work on a voluntary basis and share the same philosophy and values—to support students striving to achieve leadership capacity in esports.
- Advisors will: provide advice and expertise in relation to Esports and leadership; offer access to their networks; share their experiences; support students in their Esports leadership development.
- Advise student teams on the development of the capstone project.
- Advisors communicate openly providing support as well as constructive feedback to students in order to help them achieve their goals.
- Students must attend at least 4 sessions throughout the program.
- Take an active role in discussion and leading activities.
- Actively share best practices among fellows (informal sessions)
- Become an Esports ambassador for your university and future participants.
Important Dates (in HKT)
Nomination Period Opens: October 2021
Nomination Deadline: November 30, 2021
Orientation: January 22, 2022
Workshop #1 Marketing, Promoting, Sponsorship: March 2022
Workshop #2 Broadcasting / Streaming: April 2022
Workshop #3 Game design: May 2022
Graduation Ceremony & Final Presentations: June 2022
* Dates are subject to change.
Association of Pacific Rim Universities
As a network of leading universities linking the Americas, Asia and Australasia, APRU is the Voice of Knowledge and Innovation for the Asia-Pacific region. We bring together thought leaders, researchers, and policy-makers to exchange ideas and collaborate on effective solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.
We leverage collective education and research capabilities of our members into the international public policy process. Our primary research areas include natural hazards & disaster risk reduction, women in leadership, population aging, global health, sustainable cities, artificial intelligence & the future of work, the Pacific Ocean, and labor mobility. https://apru.org
Cyberport is an innovative digital community with over 1,500 start-ups and technology companies. It is managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, which is wholly owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government. With a vision to be the hub for digital technology thereby creating a new economic driver for Hong Kong, Cyberport is committed to nurturing a vibrant tech ecosystem by cultivating talent; promoting entrepreneurship among youth; supporting start-ups on their growth journey; fostering industry development by promoting collaboration with local and international partners; and integrating new and traditional economies by accelerating digital adoption in the public and private sectors.
Cyberport is focused on facilitating the growth of major technology trends such as FinTech, smart living, digital entertainment/e-sports and cybersecurity, as well as the emerging technologies of artificial intelligence (AI), big data and blockchain, to foster the transformation of Hong Kong into a smart city. With a team of committed professionals providing all-rounded, value-added services, state-of-the-art facilities and smart workspaces to support our digital community, Cyberport is now the flagship for Hong Kong’s digital technology industry. https://www.cyberport.hk/en/
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Tecnológico de Monterrey or Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education was founded in 1943 and is a private, non-profit institution independent of and not related to any political party or religious group. The prestige that Tecnológico de Monterrey attained from the start, not only for its academic standards but also for the culture of entrepreneurship, hard work, efficiency and responsibility it seeks to instill in its students, has motivated alumni from different regions of the country to promote the establishment of Tecnológico de Monterrey campuses in their home cities.
This has given Tecnológico de Monterrey a perception of the different needs of each region and the capacity to prepare professionals who can meet them, without leaving their local environment. In addition, since Tecnológico de Monterrey is a nation-wide system, it has accepted the responsibility to respond to the important challenges facing the country.
Using learning networks and advanced information technologies, the Virtual University offers graduate academic programs; continuing education programs for directors of Mexican and Latin American companies, as well as government and non-governmental organizations; programs for elementary and secondary school teachers; and programs for the development of marginalized communities. http://tec.mx/en