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Leveraging Network Capacity Into Public Policy Process in Common Challenges

Held on November 11-12 in Berlin, leading scientists and scholars from Germany and abroad convened at the 12th Forum on the Internationalization of Sciences and Humanities to discuss the overarching conference theme, Academic Freedom and Responsibility Towards Society:Who Decides What Science We Do. Organized by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the forum aims to understand how changing needs in societies around the world affect the science researchers do – and what researchers should and can do in order to uphold a freedom that goes beyond academia, but ultimately is the condition for academic freedom as well.

07 December 2018
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Joint APRU-Google projects serve as a pillar of new PECC State of the Region Report

Hong Kong, November 30, 2018 —State of the Region Report 2018-2019 by the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) published in mid-November prominently features two current APRU projects on artificial intelligence (AI).

03 December 2018
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Sustainable Trade Challenge-Rewrite the Rules for Better Trade

The global rules-based trading system is facing its biggest threat in recent history as protectionist forces are on the march across many developed countries in the West. Although the enthusiasm in Asia for trade does not appear to have waned; however, countries in Asia, especially the richer ones, have broadly regressed in terms of trade sustainability, with improvements in the economic pillar more than offset by significant declines in the social and environmental pillars.

To help transform the future of global trade, APRU and the Hinrich Foundation joined forces to launch the 2018 Sustainable Trade Challenge to develop innovative policy and industry solutions for strengthening trade sustainability – making trade more beneficial for societies and economies.

30 November 2018
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Preventing Digital Skill Shortfall through Interdisciplinary Collaboration

APEC Project DARE in partnership with APRU held their 2018 Workshop on October 7-8 in HKUST Business School Central, ahead of the 16th APRU Senior International Leaders’ Meeting. The topic of low supply of highly skilled workforce in an increasingly technology-driven APEC economies was a key focus of the agenda. 

28 November 2018
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APRU Contributed to Disaster Risk Reduction Conferece in Mongolia

Jointly hosted by UNISDR (UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction) and the Government of Mongolia, the 2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held on July 3-6 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Themed, Preventing Disaster Risk: Protecting Sustainable Development, APRU Multi-Hazards Program Director, Dr. Takako Izumi, was invited along with Professor Fumihiko Imamura, Director of IRIDeS, and APRU Multi-Hazard Core Group Member to contribute to the conference. 

23 November 2018
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Vice Presidents for Research Meeting 2018

4th APRU Vice Presidents for Research Meeting
Date: October 17-19, 2018
Host: UC San Diego

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Click here to download the APRU Impact Report 2018. 

Themed “Solving Problems through Collaborative Research,” the 4th APRU Vice Presidents for Research Meeting was held on October 17-19, 2018 at UC San Diego. Sharing best practices amongst participants from government, academia and research community was the aim. APRU was called on to use its network to further promote multidisciplinary collaborations in order to contribute to government policies and amplify the societal impact of academic research.

21 November 2018
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