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January 2020

APRU Plus: Addressing the Crisis

January 1 - December 31

More information on the official website at: APRUplus.org   The ongoing COVID-19 situation has provided us with a reminder that even in uncertain times, APRU is a diverse community of people who lead, create, inspire and learn—together. As a service to our members, we have prepared APRU Plus an online hub of information for all of us working virtually. This hub gives…

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APRU Virtual Student Exchange Program

January 1 - December 31

More information on the official website at: vse.apru.org   Universities have adopted technology into its teaching to enhance learning experience for students. Now, more than ever, digital technology is utilized to support international education. The Associate of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), a network of 55 leading universities in the Americas, Asia and Australasia, brings to its students an exclusive opportunity…

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March 2020

APRU Sustainable Cities & Landscapes Virtual Ph.D. Symposium

March 16 - December 18
The University of Auckland New Zealand + Google Map

IMPORTANT NOTICE Due to the evolution of the COVID-19 globally and the uncertainties around international travels, the APRU Sustainable Cities & Landscapes Virtual Ph.D. Symposium will be held on December 14-15 alongside the APRU SCL annual conference 2020. The Symposium is organized by Future Cities Research Hub of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland. It will…

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June 2020

APRU Global Health Student Poster Contest

June 1 - October 21

The APRU Global Health Conference 2020 is now calling for student poster submissions. The top 3 finalists will be selected for each of the undergraduate and graduate categories and released on October 1st. A prize of USD 500 will be awarded for the best undergraduate and best graduate posters (one in each category). A formal announcement will take place at the virtual Global…

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August 2020

APWiL Mentoring Program Pilot 2020

August 6, 2020 - September 30, 2021

We are excited to share that the nomination period is now open for the 2020 Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Mentoring Program Pilot!

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APRU Global Health Student Case Competition 2020

August 15 - October 21

The fifth APRU Global Health Student Case Competition gave students an opportunity to practice critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to help address a global health challenge- Improving elderly care in the Asia-Pacific. Teams of 4-6 students had about twelve weeks to prepare a 10-minute video in English, proposing a realistic, well designed, and innovative solution. The competition brought total 45 teams from 22 universities in…

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September 2020

APRU Virtual Student Exchange Co-curricular Programs in 2020

September 1 - December 31

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn, experience and exchange with peers from around the world by joining activities under the APRU Virtual Student Exchange Program. Activities are offered by APRU member universities bringing students from across the network in 18 economies of the Pacific Rim. For the latest Co-curricular Programs of VSE, please visit https://vse.apru.org/co-curricular-programs/ Upcoming Programs in…

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APRU Virtual Student Exchange Program Launches Co-Curricular Programs with Universidad San Francisco de Quito

September 4 - October 16

  The APRU Virtual Student Exchange (VSE) Program makes international education accessible by allowing students to take academic courses and participate in co-curricular programs without the need to leave home. Applications are now open for two activities to be hosted by Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). Latitude Zero Talks: Explore Galápagos Islands Stories from around the World For enquiries, please contact opi@usfq.edu.ec…

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The APRU Multi-Hazards Webinar Series: A new approach for disaster risk management after COVID-19

September 30 - October 28

  The experience of the COVID 19 pandemic reminded us that disaster risks are not only natural, but also include different types of disasters such as biological, chemical, industrial etc. It is crucial to understand these various types of hazard risks and take proper preparedness measures to ensure effective response efforts. This webinar series consists of three sessions: 1) Understanding…

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Perspectives of COVID-19 Pandemics: Epidemiology, Prevention and Control

September 30

With collaboration with four APRU universities (University of California Los Angeles, University of Sydney, National University of Singapore, and Peking University), this Inaugural APRU Crisis Management Webinar, led by UCLA Fielding School of Public Health will focus on the Perspectives of Covid-19 Pandemic: Epidemiology, Prevention and Control in Pacific Rim Region. China, Singapore, Australia and United States have different pattern…

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October 2020

Senior International Leaders’ Week 2020

October 6 - October 9

  Every year, APRU Senior International Leaders convene to discuss the issues facing their societies and the Asia-Pacific region and to review and plan our international strategy as a network. ​This year the Senior International Leaders’ Week themed "Acting Together in the New Abnormal" will be held virtually from October 6 to 9, 2020. ​This event will span over four days. Interest group…

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APRU Global Health Conference 2020

October 19 - October 21
Fudan University China

The Global Health Conference 2020 will be held virtually from October 19 to 21, 2020   The APRU Global Conference is a significant occasion that brings together those dedicated to global health from across the globe. This year, the conference will focus on the theme, Universal Healthcare across the Life Course, and defines it in the global health practice, research,…

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Sustainable Waste Management Conferences 2020

October 25 - October 29
Korea University Korea, Republic of + Google Map

Sustainable Waste Management Workshop: Microplastics in the Environment Event Date: January 7-9, 2020 Location: Create Tower NUS, Singapore Conference Website: https://www.aiche.org/node/6173/conferences/waste-management/2020 Please see a program book here. Please see a post-conference report here.   20th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment (ICHMET) 2020 Event Date: October 25-29, 2020 Location: Korea University, Seoul, Korea Conference Website: http://ichmet2020.org/ Please see a preliminary…

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November 2020

APEC University Leaders’ Forum 2020

November 9
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Canceled Due to the uncertainties surrounding the global COVID-19 public health crisis and pandemic, APRU and the University of Malaya have made the difficult decision to cancel the APEC University Leaders’ Forum originally scheduled for 9 November 2020. Find more information on the official event website at https://www.apec-universityleaders.com. About the originally scheduled event: The APEC University Leaders’ Forum, organized by…

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December 2020

Engineering Sustainable Development 2020 co-hosted by AIChE-APRU

December 6 - December 8

Co-hosted by AIChE and APRU Sustainable Waste Management Program, the Engineering Sustainable Development 2020 will bring engineers, scientists, and policymakers together to discuss technical and engineering challenges of addressing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Event date: December 6-8, 2020 Location: Banyan Tree Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand View the website here. You’re invited to submit…

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Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Conference 2020

December 14 - December 18
The University of Auckland New Zealand

IMPORTANT NOTICE Due to the evolution of the COVID-19 globally and the uncertainties around international travels, the APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Conference will be postponed to December 14-18, 2020, and presented as a virtual event. Organized by the Future Cities Research Hub of the School of Architecture and Planning, APRU SCL brings together experts from around the region to exchange ideas and…

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April 2021

APRU Population Aging Conference (postponed to 2021)

April 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021
University of Indonesia Indonesia

IMPORTANT NOTICE Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, the University of Indonesia has decided to postpone the conference to next year. Further details will be shared shortly. We wish to thank the Faculty of Public Health for their efforts to date in preparing for the conference. We also thank colleagues and students who have shown their interest in this important…

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June 2021

Annual Presidents’ Meeting 2021

June 20, 2021 - June 22, 2021
Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore, Singapore
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The 25th Annual Presidents' Meeting will hosted by the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore on June 20-22, 2021. View the introductory video here. Details of the meeting will be announced in early January 2021. Please stay tuned.

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October 2021

APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Symposium (postponed to 2021)

October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021
University of Indonesia Indonesia

IMPORTANT NOTICE Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, the University of Indonesia has decided to postpone the Symposium to next year. Further details will be shared shortly. We wish to thank the Advisor of Disaster Research & Response Centre for their efforts to date in preparing for the Symposium. We also thank colleagues and students who have showed their support…

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University Museums Research Symposium 2020

October 1, 2021 @ 12:00 am - December 31, 2021 @ 11:59 pm
National University of Singapore, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Rd
Singapore, 119077 Singapore

  APRU University Museums Research Symposium 2020 Universities and Architectural Heritage (Postponed to 2021) Postponement of the APRU University Museums Research Symposium 2020 Due to the uncertainties surrounding the global COVID-19 public health situation, the organisers have made the difficult decision to postpone the APRU University Museums Research Symposium originally scheduled for 7-9 November 2020. The symposium will be rescheduled…

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