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January 2020

APRU Global Health Student Case Competition 2020

January 1 - October 21

The Fifth APRU Global Health Student Case Competition is now open for registration. In this case competition, students will be given an opportunity to practice critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to help solve global health challenges. Teams of 4-6 students will be given a challenge related to a pressing global health problem. Teams will have about twelve weeks to prepare a 10-minute…

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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 Symposium will be postponed to December 14-18, 2020 and presented as a virtual format.     The APRU Sustainable Cities & Landscapes Ph.D. Symposium is organized by Future Cities Research Hub of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.…

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May 2020

APRU Plus: Addressing the Crisis

May 5 - September 5

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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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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July 2020

APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Virtual Summer School 2020

July 15 - July 29
Tohoku University Japan + Google Map

The APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Virtual Summer School 2020 is organized by the APRU Multi-Hazards Program and the International Research Institute of Disaster Science at Tohoku University. The event aims to share the experiences and lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (GEJET), learn from the experiences in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and risk management from various stakeholders, and understand the…

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September 2020

Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Forum

September 1 - September 30
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Thailand + Google Map

IMPORTANT NOTICE: In consultation with our project partners and understanding the challenging situation presented by the current health emergency and policy responses around the world, the AI for Social Good Forum scheduled for February 20 has now been postponed to September 2020, at UN Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok. The actual date and details will be shared soon. Please contact Ms.…

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October 2020

Senior International Leaders’ Meeting 2020

October 7 - October 9
Far Eastern Federal University, 10 Ajax Bay, Russky Island
Vladivostok, Russian Federation

                      Registration will begin in late June 2020. Please stay tuned.

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APRU Global Health Conference 2020

October 19 - October 21
Fudan University China

IMPORTANT NOTICE Due to the impact of COVID-19 across the region, the APRU Global Health Conference 2020 will be changed to a virtual format. Please stay tuned and we will aim to share further details with all as soon as possible. For further information about the GH program and related activities, please subscribe to our newsletter by contacting Ms. Tina Lin…

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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 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  Find more information on the official event website at https://www.apec-universityleaders.com. The APEC University Leaders’ Forum, organized by the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and the University of Malaya, convenes presidents of the leading Asia-Pacific research universities together with leaders from major global corporations and government to share insights and discuss the critical issues of the region alongside the…

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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. More details will be released soon. For further information, please contact the Conference organizing team at https://www.apru-scl-2020.org/contact/.     Organized by the Future Cities Research Hub of…

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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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