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October 2015

11th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium, University of the Philippines

October 7, 2015 - October 9, 2015

More than 100 international and local participants from various disciplinary fields convene at the 11th APRU Research Symposium on Multi-Hazards around the Pacific Rim held at the University of the Philippines main campus in Diliman, Quezon City from 7 to 9 October 2015.

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January 2016

APWiL Policy Round Table on Gender Equity

January 26, 2016 - January 28, 2016

    Host: University of Hong Kong (co-organised by the University of Auckland and APRU) 26 - 28 April 2016 Senior university leaders, faculty, researchers and administrators from 19 APRU universities and invited institutions convened at the APRU Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Policy Round Table on Gender Equity. The Round Table meeting was hosted by the University of Hong…

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March 2016

12th APRU Research Symposium on Multi-Hazards around the Pacific Rim

March 7, 2016 - March 8, 2016

The Role of Science and Technology in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Event Report The 12th Multi-Hazards Symposium 2016, held at Kyoto University on 7th and 8th March, focused specifically on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), and aimed to discuss how science and technology advancement in combination with social science can strengthen the disaster risk…

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April 2016

2016 APRU Digital Economy Business Offsite Conference Report

April 11, 2016 - April 12, 2016

Delegates of the 2nd APRU Digital Economy Business Offsite Meeting                         2016 APRU Digital Economy Business Offsite Report The 2nd APRU Digital Economy Business Offsite took place on April 11 – 12 2016 at the International House of Japan in downtown Tokyo. The event was attended by over 50…

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July 2016

4th Multi-Hazards Summer School Report

July 19, 2016 - July 22, 2016

                  The 4th APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Summer School, organised by the APRU Multi-Hazards Program and hosted by the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University was held in Sendai from 19 to 22 July 2016.               This year’s summer school was titled: “Handing down…

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August 2016

2nd APRU Summer Seminar on the Digital Economy

August 21, 2016 - August 26, 2016

            The 2nd APRU Digital Economy Summer Seminar hosted by Keio University in partnership with APIDE (the Asia Pacific Institute for the Digital Economy) took place this year in downtown Tokyo and Nagano Prefecture from 21st - 26th August 2016.              The Seminar was attended by 16 APRU Digital Economy Summer Seminar…

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October 2016

3rd APRU University Museums Research Symposium 2016

October 5, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

                  Over 60 faculty members, researchers, administrators and students from APRU universities and invited institutions across the Asia Pacific came together at the 3rd APRU University Museums Research Symposium, hosted by The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Participants and speakers were warmly welcomed by HKU President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Mathieson, Deputy…

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November 2016

Vice Presidents for Research Meeting 2016

November 9, 2016 - November 10, 2016

                  Enhancing Asia-Pacific Research Collaboration to Solve Global Challenges  Around 30 Vice-Presidents for Research, research leaders and administrators from  APEC economies gathered on the campus of Tecnológico de Monterrey from 9 to 10 November 2016 for the 2nd APRU Vice Presidents for Research Meeting. The two-day meeting addressed the common challenges facing…

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Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Workshop 2016

November 22, 2016 - November 23, 2016

            Making Numbers Matter: Sustaining the Next Generation of Women Academic Leaders On 22 and 23 November, over 20 senior administrators, faculty members, leaders in gender policy development and postgraduate students from APRU universities participated in the Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) 2016 Workshop hosted by the University of the Philippines (UP) in Cebu. This…

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May 2017

Vice Presidents for Research Meeting 2017

May 19, 2017 - May 22, 2017

                  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…

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3rd APRU Digital Economy Business Offsite Report

May 25, 2017 - May 26, 2017

            The 2017 APRU Digital Economy Business Offsite was the third in a series of programs launched in 2015 under the leadership of Keio University and the Asia Pacific Institute for the Digital Economy (APIDE). The Offsite took place at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, from 25-26 May, 2017 with the cooperation of Stanford’s…

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June 2017

Annual Presidents’ Meeting 2017

June 25, 2017 - June 27, 2017
UNSW Sydney Australia + Google Map

  June 25, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm 21st APRU Annual Presidents’ Meeting and Presidential Retreat – The Future of the Pacific and its Societies Click here to view APM photos. Click here to view program, list of participants and presentations. Click here to view APRU video. Click here to view transcript of the Rt. Hon. Helen Clark’s keynote address. The Future…

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July 2017

APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Summer School 2017 addressed burning issues around the ring of fire

July 18, 2017 - July 21, 2017

              Tohoku University hosted the 2017 APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Summer School in July. The event drew lessons from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and provided a platform for participants to discuss various disaster risk reduction (DRR) projects that have since been implemented.           "I think disaster mitigation is…

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2017 GNSS Tsunami Early Warning System Workshop

July 25, 2017 - July 27, 2017

            The Global Navigation Satellite System Tsunami Early Warning System (GNSS-TEWS) workshop was held in July 25-27, 2017 at Sendai. The past decade has witnessed a terrible loss of life related to large earthquakes and resultant tsunamis in the Indo-Pacific region. New and experimental algorithms based on GNSS data and science now exist to rapidly determine the…

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August 2017

13th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium 2017

August 28, 2017 - August 29, 2017

            The 13th APRU Multi-Hazards Research Symposium, entitled ”Innovation and Management of Disaster Risk Reduction,” was held at Peking University on August 28–29th, 2017. The symposium was hosted and organized by the Institute of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (IRSGIS), School of Earth and Space Sciences and co-chaired by Prof. Yu Liu and Prof.…

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September 2017

2017 APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Conference

September 15, 2017 @ 12:00 am - September 17, 2017 @ 12:00 am

                The inaugural APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes (SCL) Conference was hosted by the University of Oregon (UO) at White Stag Building in Portland, Oregon, from September 15-17, 2017. The purpose of this conference, aligning with the goals of APRU SCL, was to provide opportunities for experts from different regions, cultures, and disciplines…

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October 2017

The 8th APRU Population Aging Conference

October 11, 2017 - October 13, 2017

              The 8th APRU Population Aging Conference, Aging and Resilience in the 21st Century, took place on October 11-13, 2017 and was hosted by the Centre for Aging Research & Education at Duke NUS. Over 200 speakers, guest and delegates came together at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel in Singapore with a focus on defining,…

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November 2017

Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Workshop 2017

November 1, 2017 - November 3, 2017
The University of Sydney Australia + Google Map

The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and University of Sydney co-hosted the 2017 Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership workshop on 1 - 3 November.

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APEC University Leaders’ Forum

November 8, 2017

                APEC University Leaders Forum Resources: - Forum Report - Universities Can Help Overcome Economic Nationalism, University World News, Yojana Sharma, November 23, 2017 - Universities of the AsiaPacific Prepare to Lead inFourth Industrial Revolution, November 8, 2017 - APEC Education Action Plan - APEC Project DARE The inaugural APEC University Leaders' Forum brought university Presidents to join business leaders and policymakers to tackle critical skills shortage…

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2017 World Bosai Forum

November 25, 2017 - November 28, 2017

                In November 2017, the inaugural World Bosai Forum gathered experts from around the world to further the Sendai Framework. Requested by the UN, the Framework is part of Japan’s commitment to disaster risk reduction (DRR). The World Bosai Forum was held in Sendai, in the Tohoku region—a place with symbolic meaning. The…

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March 2018

APRU Provosts’ Forum 2018

March 11, 2018 - March 13, 2018
The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong + Google Map
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April 2018

Workshop on Building Disaster Resistant Universities: Are you ready?

April 3, 2018 - April 5, 2018

              By: Tohoku University, 27 April 2018 The 2nd Workshop on Building Disaster Resistant Universities was held at Tohoku University's International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) from April 3-5. The biennial event, which is part of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Multi-Hazard Program, looks to help campuses develop strong leadership in…

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May 2018

Technology and Aging Workforce: Maximize the Gains from Longevity and Long Working Life

May 17, 2018 - May 18, 2018

            Korea University, Seoul, Korea 17-18 May 2018 Key Thematic Issues: Some Asian economies are aging at unprecedented speed. While there are other economies that remain young, no Asian economies will be safe from risk of growing old before becoming rich. Changes on the technology front are also rapid. New technologies such as robotics and…

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June 2018

Annual Presidents’ Meeting 2018

June 24, 2018 - June 26, 2018
National Taiwan University Taiwan + Google Map

                  22nd APRU Annual Presidents’ Meeting – Our Digital Future in a Divided World Themed “Our Digital Future in a Divided World”, the 22nd APRU Annual Presidents’ Meeting, held in Taipei from June 24 to 26, 2018, ended on a high note. Led by 27 presidents, over 100 delegates from 37 member universities were…

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July 2018

Undergraduate Leaders’ Program 2018

July 9, 2018 - July 19, 2018
The University of Sydney Australia

                    Please click here for the photo album of ULP 2018. Please click here for the program of ULP 2018. Report prepared by Office of Global Engagement, The University of Sydney From 9-19 July 2018, the University of Sydney had the pleasure of hosting 48 exceptional participants from 18 APRU member institutions for the APRU Undergraduate Leaders'…

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APRU x IRDeS Multi-Hazards Summer School 2018

July 24, 2018 - July 27, 2018

                  The 2018 APRU Multi-Hazards Summer School was held at Tohoku University's International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) from July 24 - 27, attracting some 30 participants from countries across the Pacific Rim. The annual event draws lessons from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and provides a platform…

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August 2018

Beach Team

APRU Inaugural Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Design Field School

August 27, 2018 - September 9, 2018

                Thirteen selected international students from APRU's member universities participated in a two-week design field school in Indonesia led by HKU faculty staff and local partners, from August 27 to September 9, prior to the commencement of 2018 APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Conference. The school explored the uncertain landscape complexities, caused by…

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AI4Every1 Workshop

August 31, 2018
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong + Google Map

                    The 2nd meeting of the APRU-Google project, “AI for Everyone: Benefiting from and Building Trust in the Technology,” in collaboration with Keio University and HKUST Big Data Institute (BDI), was concluded on September 1 at HKUST. Co-chaired by AI-experts professors Jiro Kokuryo (Keio) and Toby Walsh (UNSW Sydney), the review of…

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September 2018

2018 APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Conference

September 6, 2018 - September 9, 2018
The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong + Google Map

                  The second APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes 2018 Conference, hosted by The University of Hong Kong (6-9 September 2018), provided a forum for more than 110 researchers, educators, students and practitioners, (representing 44 universities and government / NGO agencies around the Pacific Rim) to explore and develop new understandings and to…

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October 2018

Roundtable Series: A Dialogue with Dr. Mellissa Withers

October 8, 2018

                  The University of Hong Kong School of Public Health is going to host the Roundtable Series with Movers and Shakers in Global Health: A Dialogue with Dr. Mellissa Withers on 8 October 2018. Details of the roundtable are as follows: Speaker: Dr Mellissa Withers Associate Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine, University…

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Vice Presidents for Research Meeting 2018

October 17, 2018 - October 19, 2018
University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla
La Jolla, CA 92093-0021 United States
+ Google Map

                  4th APRU Vice Presidents for Research Meeting Date: October 17-19, 2018 Host: UC San Diego Click here to view the meeting program and bio of speakers Click here to view the photo album. Click here to download the APRU Impact Report 2018. Themed “Solving Problems through Collaborative Research,” the 4th APRU Vice Presidents for…

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14th Multi-Hazards Symposium 2018

October 21, 2018 - October 24, 2018
The Australian National University Australia + Google Map
Free

            14th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium October 21-24 at Australian National University, Australia Risk, Resilience and Reconstruction: Science and Governance for Effective Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery in Australia and the Asia-Pacific The 14th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium focused on how close association and collaboration between academia and governance on a local, national and regional level can address education,…

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APRU Global Health Conference 2018

October 28, 2018 - October 30, 2018

                  The Department of Social & Preventive Medicine from University of Malaya's Faculty of Medicine was delighted to have co-organized the 12th APRU Global Health Conference on October 28-30 with the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Global Health Program. Themed “Planetary Health the Next Frontier,” the annual conference was held at the Research…

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Call for Participation: Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit

October 29, 2018 - October 30, 2018

              Our Ocean, Our Legacy Youth Leadership Summit October 29-30, 2018 in Bali, Indonesia The youth summit is a parallel event to the 'Our Ocean' Conference 2018 co-hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia and Sustainable Ocean Alliance. It will bring together high-level ocean leaders who will…

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December 2018

The 9th Annual Research Conference on Population Aging 2018

December 7, 2018 - December 8, 2018
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong + Google Map

            "Dementia, Cognition, and Healthy and Productive Aging” The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology December 7-8, 2018, Hong Kong Hosted by the HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies, the 9th Annual Association of Pacific Rim Universities Research Conference on Population Aging took place at HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Studies/ Lo Ka Chung…

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February 2019

UN Habitat-UN ESCAP-APRU-NJU Sustainable Cities Forum

February 27 - February 28

                  Nanjing University hosted the UN Habitat-UN ESCAP-APRU-NJU Sustainable Cities Forum in partnership with APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Hub, UN Habitat and UN ESCAP on Feb 27 –28. This two-day Forum invited sustainable cities scholars from across the Asia Pacific, bringing together experts from UN-Habitat and UN ESCAP with local and regional…

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March 2019

HKUST and APRU release report, “Transformation of Work in Asia Pacific in the 21st Century” in series of dissemination events

March 11
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong + Google Map

The APRU project report, “Transformation of Work in Asia Pacific in the 21st Century,” was released during a media launch at HKUST Business School Central on March 11, 2019. The project research findings would be widely disseminated in a series of five events to take place in various economies of the Asia Pacific. The report highlights challenges and opportunities of…

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Transformation of Work: APRU-Google Joint Project Dissemination Series (Manila)

March 20
Asian Institute of Management Philippines + Google Map

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), a phenomenon that has emerged only recently, is already creating huge disruptions in the way we work and live. AI innovations, the Internet of Things, and machine learning are expected to improve both our productivity and quality of life. However, the emergence of new technologies tends to have both positive and negative impacts on the…

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April 2019

Transformation of Work: APRU-Google Joint Project Dissemination Series (Seoul)

April 12
Yonsei University Korea, Republic of + Google Map

Digital automation is one of the most profound changes that the world has been experiencing recently across sectors. It transforms the nature of work and relationship between humans and machines both in the private and public sectors. The transformation of work will unfold both lights and shades over the economy, society, and government. The Institute for Future Government of Yonsei University, in…

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