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APEC to recognize 'intelligent transportation' innovator

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APEC to recognize 'intelligent transportation' innovator

Issued by the APEC Policy Partnership for Science, Technology and Innovation

Singapore, 13 Feb 2014 - APEC has opened the nomination period for the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research, and Education, also known as the ASPIRE Prize, which in 2014 will honor a young scientist whose work has made an outstanding contribution to ‘intelligent transportation.’

The theme reflects APEC member economies’ focus on improving regional connectivity further during China’s year as APEC chair, including joint work on infrastructure development and the promotion of sustainable transportation solutions.

It was selected in recognition of the bigger influence transportation is exerting on economic growth, environmental protection and people’s livelihoods as more APEC economies face rapid urbanization.

24 February 2014
Published in APRU News

Introducing the APRU Global Health Program Newsletter

Read the APRU Global Health Program Newsletter Issue #1 here.

13 February 2014
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APRU at the UNESCO-APEID Consultative Meeting


The consultative meeting of UNESCO-APEID (Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development) programmes took place in Bangkok, Thailand, 19-21 November, with government officials, academia, non-profit specialists and experts from APEID member states, associated members and regional partners discussing the further development of goals and priorities in higher education governance, teacher education and ICT education.  APRU was represented as an official observer by Secretary General, Dr Christopher Tremewan and Director (Higher Eduction), Ms Jacquelline Heng.  The Secretary General gave a presentation on APRU and its main strategies and programs which operate in tandem with APEID’s priorities.  As part of APRU’s capacity-building, this is a preliminary step towards engaging UNESCO through APEID policy discussions in regional higher education and innovative teaching and learning.

26 November 2013
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APRU Welcomes New Members

APRU Chair, Chancellor Henry Yang of UC Santa Barbara, is pleased to announce and welcome three new members to the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU): the University of Hawaii at Manoa, UNSW Australia (the University of New South Wales) (Sydney) and Yonsei University (Seoul). All three universities are excellent institutions which have made key contributions to research and higher education globally and in their respective regions.  

APRU looks forward to their engagement as members of the network especially in the critical areas of shaping higher education and research, creating global leaders and partnering on solutions to Asia-Pacific challenges. 

Bringing the total membership to 45 universities, APRU is now strengthened in its work and its contribution to the Asia-Pacific region.

More information on our latest members can be found at the following: (University of Hawaii at Manoa) (UNSW Sydney) (Yonsei University)

19 September 2013
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Launch of new Executive Search service for APRU Members

We are pleased to announce the launch of APRU’s collaboration with Global Academy Jobs to provide a service to our members.

Use of this service provides benefits both to individual members and to the network. It gives members the benefit of using the GAJ online job search services at a discount while at the same time, passing on a small commission to APRU.

Access to the GAJ recruitment portal is through the “Jobs” tab on the APRU website or at

The official press release for the APRU-GAJ cooperation can be viewed here.

APRU members may post jobs by creating an account and an employer profile. Information on how to do this can be found here.

APRU presidents endorsed the APRU-Global Academy Jobs (GAJ) cooperation at the Annual Presidents Meeting in June 2013. The APRU-GAJ cooperation agreement does not bind APRU or its members to using GAJ’s services. is a subsidiary company of Perrett Laver Limited (, a global executive search company. It was first launched to help organisations across the world access global pools of talent. Perrett Laver is co-founded and owned by Dan Perrett and Simon Laver, both of whom have highly extensive senior executive search experience in education and non-profit sectors. GAJ specialises in the academic and research sector from postdoctoral and research positions, to lecturer jobs, professorial appointments and president/vice chancellor roles. 

Further questions on GAJ and its academic jobs portal may be directed to Patrick McDonald at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jacquelline Heng at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

17 September 2013
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APRU’s Asia Pacific Women in Leadership Program successfully launched

The APRU Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership Program (APWiL) was launched at the 17th Annual Presidents Meeting (APM) in Vladivostok, Russia on 28 June 2013. Professor Masako Egawa, Executive Vice President at the University of Tokyo presented the program overview and proposed activities under APWiL. The results of the APRU Gender Gap Survey 2013 were also presented at the meeting which outlined the gender profiles and diversity policies in support of women and the development their careers across APRU member universities. Both the program and the survey report received positive feedback from APRU presidents during the meeting. In addition to developing the leadership skills of women in APRU universities, it was suggested that the program could also focus on influencing institutional policies in support of women in academia and research as well as strategies on increasing the leadership capacity and overall competitiveness of member universities.

EVP Egawa at APM
Photo credit: Far Eastern Federal University
Executive Vice President Egawa at the APM.

Read more about APWiL here.

04 July 2013
Published in APRU News