APRU Games and Esports Research Working Group
The APRU Games and Esports Research Working Group takes an active role in the development and implementation of Program activities to considerably advance the study of the esports ecosystem and our collaboration across the APRU network, including: Research collaborations: Harness multidisciplinary partnerships representing different types of academic institutions, working in different regions, and engaging in all divisions of the esports ecosystem and esports-related research. Education: Facilitate discussion and potential collaboration among APRU members with diverse approaches to address rising demand for education in esports. Policy and University impact: Build the capacity of the working group to engage international funding agencies, influence regional leaders, and make an impact on institutional codes of conduct. Membership The Core Group consists of a Chair/Co-chairs, members and APRU Secretariat representative(s). Core Group Membership is open to: Experts in charge of esports and related areas within APRU member universities Academic experts with expertise in esports ecosystem research, teaching, mentorship, tournaments development, events, and coordination. Scope of Activity Members are expected to contribute and actively engage (on a regular and ongoing basis) by: participating in teleconferences or physical meetings to ensure decisions are collectively received and acted upon; taking an active role in the implementation and delivery of APRU esports activities; serving as a consultant or facilitator of APRU Esports workshops and other related meetings; serving as a champion or ambassador of APRU Esports at external events and internally within your university to solicit engagement and support across all levels.
Prof Patrick Williams, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Dr Yupei Zhao, Zhejiang University