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.
Working Group Co-Chairs

Prof Patrick Williams, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dr Yupei Zhao, Zhejiang University

Working Group Leaders

Prof Carlos Astengo, Tecnológico de Monterrey
Dr Anand Bhojan, National University of Singapore
Mr Iván Carranza, Tecnológico de Monterrey
Prof Qifeng Chen, The University of Hong Kong Science and Technology
Prof Juin Kuan Chong, National University of Singapore
Prof Peichi Chung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof Simone Shu-Yeng Chung, National University of Singapore
Prof Jon Festinger, Q.C., The University of British Columbia
Prof Tara Fickle, University of Oregon
Dr Renyi Hong, National University of Singapore
Mr Mathew Jessep, The University of Melbourne
Prof Dal Yong Jin, Simon Fraser University
Dr Yaewon Jin, Game-n-Science Institute
Dr Mark R Johnson, The University of Sydney
Dr Nyle Sky Kauweloa, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Ms. Steffie Kim, University of Southern California
Mr Yuan Li, National University of Singapore
Prof Michael Mai, National University of Singapore
Dr Rohan Miller, The University of Sydney
Dr Alex Mitchell, National University of Singapore
Prof Guillaume Sartoretti, National University of Singapore
Mr Tang Sum Sheung Samson, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr Danny Snelson, University of California, Los Angeles
Ms Kellynn Wee, National University of Singapore
Prof Tae-Jin Yoon, Yonsei University

For interests to join the working group, please contact Adriana Rojas Martinez at [email protected].

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