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APRU holds an international student forum in Russia

Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) in Vladivostok, Russia hosted the APRU Student Leaders Forum (SLF) from 24 to 28 June 2013 as a parallel event to APRU’s 17th Annual Presidents Meeting which was also hosted by FEFU.

The SLF was attended by undergraduate and graduate students representing 16 APRU member universities who are leaders or members of student organizations in their respective institutions. Dr Vladimir Kurilov, Vice President for International Affairs welcomed the students in FEFU’s new campus at Russky Island. APRU’s Secretary General Christopher Tremewan, and FEFU student and SLF 2013 Secretary General Sergey Gorbenko also gave welcoming speeches. Also present at the forum was Mr Ilya Iyaskov, Acting Director of FEFU’s Department of Youth Affairs and Ms Cheryl Torrado, APRU’s Program Director for Global Leadership.

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Photo credit: Far Eastern Federal University

SLF participants and speakers gather for a group photo.

The forum successfully promoted cooperation and camaraderie amongst young people and students in the Asia-Pacific region. The 5-day forum also provided the participants with an opportunity to contribute in shaping a proposal on a youth association being initiated by FEFU students. In addition, the SLF featured a dialogue on youth policy and student organizations at APRU universities, special meetings with different student organizations at FEFU and various social and cultural activities.

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Photo credit: Far Eastern Federal University
SLF student representatives at APRU's 17th Annual Presidents Meeting.

The main highlight of the forum was a presentation of the students’ report at the Annual Presidents Meeting (APM) on June 27 whereby 2 student representatives from FEFU and the National University of Singapore shared the key discussion highlights of the forum.


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02 July 2013
Published in APRU News

APRU develops ties with APEC and UN ESCAP

  ESCAP  

UN and APRU to Work Together

APRU has begun discussions with the United Nations over modalities of collaboration in areas such as disaster risk reduction, social development and the environment.

The United Nations held the 69th Session of its Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) at its headquarters in Bangkok 25 April to 1 May.  The APRU Secretary General was an official observer at the Commission meetings.  He then met with members of the ESCAP senior management to scope areas of potential collaboration and the modalities for such engagement.

ESCAP colleagues expressed strong interest in working with APRU member universities on key regional challenges and on the linking of research to policy through knowledge action networks.  www.unescap.org/commission/69

06 May 2013
Published in APRU News

APRU Student leaders convene in Russia

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Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) in Vladivostok, Russia hosted the APRU Student Leaders Forum (SLF) from 24 to 28 June 2013 as a parallel event to APRU’s 17th Annual Presidents Meeting which was also hosted by FEFU.

The SLF was attended by undergraduate and graduate students representing 16 APRU member universities who are leaders or members of student organizations in their respective institutions. Dr Vladimir Kurilov, Vice President for International Affairs welcomed the students in FEFU’s new campus at Russky Island. APRU’s Secretary General Christopher Tremewan and FEFU student and SLF 2013 Secretary General Sergey Gorbenko also gave welcoming speeches. Also present at the forum was Mr Ilya Iyaskov, Acting Director of FEFU’s Department of Youth Affairs and Ms Cheryl Torrado, APRU’s Program Director for Global Leadership.

The forum successfully promoted cooperation and camaraderie amongst young people and students in the Asia-Pacific region. The 5-day forum also provided the participants with an opportunity to contribute in shaping a proposal on a youth association being initiated by FEFU students. In addition, the SLF featured a dialogue on youth policy and student organizations at APRU universities, special meetings with different student organizations at FEFU and various social and cultural activities.

05 April 2013
Published in APRU News

APRU 10th Senior Staff Meeting held in Tokyo

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Hosted by: Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Date: 6-8 March 2013
Theme: Leading Asia-Pacific Higher Education and Research: From Consensus to Action

Senior staff from 33 APRU member universities attended the 10th Senior Staff Meeting (SSM) hosted by Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan this month. A total of 65 leaders in global academia attended the meeting to share insights and provide guidance as APRU implements its new strategic framework.

The 3-day meeting featured a keynote address by Dr. Osamu Aruga, Director, Office for International Planning, at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan. He spoke on Globalization of Higher Education and Development of Global Human Resources in Japan. The importance of globalization and its effect on higher education was highlighted at this year's SSM with a panel session on Global Human Resources and Universities, chaired by Prof Katsuichi Uchida, Vice President for International Affairs at Waseda University. The panel comprised Dr. Junko Hibiya, President, International Christian University; Prof Dennis Galvan, Vice Provost for International Affairs, University of Oregon; Dr. Mohd Hamdi Bin Abd Shukor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International), University of Malaya; and Dr. Masako Egawa, Executive Vice President, University of Tokyo. Please see the SSM 2013 page for the presentations given at this session.

15 March 2013
Published in APRU News

Tomorrow’s City Today: International forum addresses urban sustainability challenges in Pacific Cities

PCSI

With 70% of the world's population expected to live in cities in the next few decades, urban planners are increasingly squeezed for ideas to plan and manage liveable cities. Policymakers too are nervously shuffling for elbow room in policies that take into account the array of challenges that a city faces.

What are the challenges Pacific Rim cities are facing? How is research on urban sustainability being structured? What do we know and what do we need to learn? These were among many pressing questions that brought together leading researchers and practitioners in the field of urban sustainability at the Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative (PCSI) Forum at the Asia Society's new center in Hong Kong. Organized by the Asia Society and the Urban Land Institute, the Forum was held from 28-20 February 2013. The forum brought together a select group of city leaders, architects, planners, policymakers, and other experts who are working to creat tomorrow's livable city. APRU was a partner of the PCSI Forum, reflecting an alignment with its Partnering on Solutions thematic priority of the new strategic framework.

27 February 2013
Published in APRU News

Keio Medical Science Prize 2013: Call for Nominations

Nominations are being invited for the Keio Medical Science Prize awarded by Keio University. The Prize is administered by the Keio University Medical Science Fund which was established in 1996, and recognizes researchers who have made an outstanding contribution in the field of medicine and life sciences.

Through the Keio Medical Science Prize, Keio University aims to promote worldwide advances in medicine and life sciences, encourage the expansion of researcher networks throughout the world, and contribute to the well-being of humankind.

The deadline to send nominations to the Office of Keio University Medical Science Fund is 18 March 2013.

For more information about the Prize and selection criteria, please visit the Keio Medical Science Prize website.

26 February 2013
Published in APRU News