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Welcome New APRU Presidents

APRU would like to welcome the following presidents who have assumed office since June 2018. We look forward to to their leadership and engagement.

21 September 2018
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APEC Health Meetings in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, enriched by APRU insights

Hong Kong, September 13, 2018 — APRU provided valuable recommendations to shape APEC’s health-related agenda at the third Senior Official Meetings (SOM3) held in mid-August in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

At the APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Workshop, Mellissa Withers, Director of the APRU Global Health Program and Associate Professor at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, presented on the assessment of workplace wellness programs implemented by universities in the Asia-Pacific region with a specific focus on gender.

19 September 2018
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APRU Informs Policymakers at APEC PPSTI Meetings

Real Solutions Are Found in Innovation and Collaboration

As part of the Third APEC Senior Official’s Meeting (SOM3), held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea in August, APRU provided insights and recommendations regarding the development of Innovation Networks and contributed to the discourse on policy needs to support healthy aging at a series of Policy Partnership on Science, Technology, and Innovation (PPSTI) workshops and discussions. 

19 September 2018
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Ocean Accounts Platform—Answer to A Sustainable Pacific Ocean

August 1-3, 2018—Organized by ESCAP and UN Environment, the first Asia and the Pacific Regional Expert Workshop on Ocean Accounts was held at UN Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. The development of an ocean accounts platform, based on the System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA), was the focal point of discussion at the workshop.

14 September 2018
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The cost to higher education of free speech on campus

Howard Gillman

August 31, 2018
University World News, Issue No:518

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What can someone say on an American college campus and what can they not say? There have been debates about this question for as long as there have been colleges in the United States. But over the past few years the controversies have intensified.

Hardly a week goes by without another attention-grabbing event. Sometimes the outrage is that a controversial speaker has been silenced; sometimes it is that a controversial speaker has been allowed to speak.

Because many political conservatives believe that American campuses are hostile to their views, we also have conservative politicians intervening in campus free-speech debates. Legislation is being debated. Lawsuits are being filed. 

As a result of all of this, higher education leaders in the United States have spent an enormous amount of time managing these conflicts and trying to understand how to balance the need to defend students against discriminatory attacks and the fundamental role of universities to protect the expression of ideas.

31 August 2018
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New Member Spotlight: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

APRU Welcomes Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Hong Kong, July 18, 2018We are delighted to announce that the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has joined the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).

We welcome KAIST President Dr. Sung-Chul Shin and his colleagues to our association and look forward to a valuable and productive partnership.

20 August 2018
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