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APRU Helps Prepare for An AI Future

Are universities training enough students in AI? Is research done in the right areas with respect to societal needs? And, what ethical questions do advancements in AI raise? These were some AI-related questions being tackled at the 2018 Times Higher Education World Academic Summit in Singapore hosted by National University of Singapore. APRU’s Secretary General, Dr. Christopher Tremewan, contributed to AI-related conversation by highlighting APRU’s AI-related projects.

18 October 2018
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Pursuing Global Common Good in A De-Centralized Manner

Promoting global collaboration in times of the proliferation of protectionist rhetoric, APRU’s Secretary General, Dr. Christopher Tremewan, shared how APRU mobilized resources to create common good in a de-centralized manner at 2018 International Research Conference: Innovation within Changing Political and Research Environments held at UC Davis on September 17-18.

18 October 2018
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Harnessing Strengths in Asia Pacific to Address Global Issues

APRU reiterated the importance of collaboration in times of geopolitical divisiness at 2018 Times Higher Education World Academic Summit in Singapore, held between September 25th and 27th , hosted by National University of Singapore. APRU’s Secretary General, Dr. Christopher Tremewan, shared APRU’s experiences in leveraging research capacity and building partnership to solve global challenges of the region.

18 October 2018
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Research collaboration bucks decline of multilateralism

Yojana Sharma10 October 2018
Issue No:524
University World News

Impact Report 2

As the world becomes more nationalistic and the existing international order of multilateral cooperation is challenged, universities are forming regional and global research networks that do not mirror the current state of geopolitics, according to a new report by the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).

“Most nations now participate in international research networks rather than just a core of advanced economies,” says the report Amplifying Impact: Transformative solutions to Asia-Pacific challenges.

“These networks focus around topics or geographical regions or international relations contexts and are affected by factors such as equipment location (telescopes, particle accelerators), access to specific physical zones and resources, dispersal of talent and the financial opportunities of cooperation.”

12 October 2018
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Students Across the Asia-Pacific Tackle Artificial Intelligence

Winners of the APRU-The New York Times Asia Pacific Student Case Competition on Artificial Intelligence have been announced.

Students from The University of Auckland are winners of the APRU – The New York Times Student Case Competition. The students, Marcus Wong (Commerce & Engineering), Jaffar Al-Shammery Bui (Economics, Public Health, Chinese Language), and Tomu Ozawa (Computer Science) made policy recommendations to policymakers of New Zealand to:

1) Implement an AI-Score metric to guide enterprise taxation;
2) Build an infrastructure of a Universal Basic Income system; and
3) Facilitate communication streams between regulators, researchers, and business.

2018 APRU NYT WINNERS

10 October 2018
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APRU Featuring Prominently in Russia’s Far East

Hong Kong, September 27, 2018 — APRU is proud to have contributed to the 7th APEC Conference on Cooperation in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region held September 11-12 in Russia’s Pacific Ocean port city of Vladivostok.

The annual meeting since 2012 hosted by Vladivostok’s Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) involved university presidents, higher education leaders, government official, experts and scholars looking at the key issues of modernization of higher education and its evolving role in the age of the 4th Industrial Revolution. 

28 September 2018
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