Date: May 19-22, 2017
Host: Nanjing University, China
The third annual APRU Vice Presidents for Research Meeting was convened held in the historic city of Nanjing.
Themed “Enhancing the Role of Universities in Fueling Innovation and Entrepreneurship”, the 3-day meeting was attended by over 40 research leaders and senior administrators from APRU universities and other higher education institutions including The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Israel Institute of Technology (TECHNION).
Featuring thematic presentations and panel discussion, the meeting discussed various models used by universities in encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in different contexts. Sharing of best practices, and avid discussion of challenges faced provided participants with useful insights in formulating strategy ahead and open up opportunities for further collaborations.
(L-R) Prof Sadayoshi Ito, Tohoku University; Dr Kevin Cullen, UNSW Innovations; and Prof Tei-Wei Kuo, National Taiwan University gave thematic presentations on universities’ best practices in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.
Prof Sandra Brown, Vice-Chancellor of University of California, San Diego, extended a warm welcome to all participants via a videoto join next year’s meeting in the US.
The Fourth Vice Presidents for Research Meeting will be held from October 17 to 19, 2018 at the University of California, San Diego.
Delegates visited the Nanjing University Start up Base of and Jiangsu Province