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Monthly Report No.14 (Apr. 14, 2010)

Dear AC21 Members


Greetings from AC21 General Secretariat!


Shanghai Jiao Tong University has announced the Call for Proposals for the forum.  Both the AC21 General Secretariat and SJTU strongly encourage participation from all AC21 member institutions.  The General Assembly is scheduled for the afternoon of October 20.  It will provide an excellent opportunity for all members to gather, meet other members and discuss further collaboration and cooperation through AC21.



 October 18-21, 2010 at Shanghai Jiao Tong University



“Competition and Cooperation among Universities in the Age of Internationalization”


*Three sub-themes*

  • University Ranking and the Evaluation of Higher Education
  • Graduate Education in the Age of Internationalization
  • Building World-Class Universities in the Age of Internationalization



October 18 Steering Committee Meeting (for STC members)

October 19 Forum Sessions and Concurrent Sub-theme Sessions

October 20 Forum Sessions and Concurrent Sub-theme Sessions

           Closing Session

           General Assembly Meeting in the afternoon

October 21 Post Conference Tour


*Participation Fee*

 AC21 members: $250 (Non-AC21: $350) Students and Postdoctoral scholars: $150


*Submitting a proposal*

Please send both an abstract and an outline of your proposal in English to ac21@sjtu.edu.cn. The proposal abstract shall not exceed 250 words, and the outline shall not exceed 1,000 words.  The deadline is Friday, April 30.  If you have any questions, please contact the General Secretariat or Dr. Andrea Stith at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, ac21@sjtu.edu.cn



*Further Information*

Further information about the forum is available online at http://gse.sjtu.edu.cn/ac21.


*AC21 attends Asia Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) Conference & Exhibition hosted by Griffith University*
The AC21 General Secretariat plans to participate in the APAIE 2010 Conference and exhibit a joint booth (9) with Nagoya University.  The conference will be held in Gold Coast, Australia, from April 14 to 16. If you are also planning to come to APAIE, please join us.


*Visits to AC21 Institutions*

Prof. Shao-Liang Zhang, a member of the academic staff of AC21 General Secretariat who is also in charge of Chinese institutions in AC21, visited Nanjing University, Tongji University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University from March 16 to 18.  He met with Dr. Liwei ZHANG (Deputy Director, Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges), Dr. Xiaoyi ZHU (Head for International Exchanges, Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges Section for International Exchanges) and Ms. Melissa HU (Program Officer, Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges) in Nanjing University, with Prof. Zhenyu LI (Director, International Exchange & Cooperation Office) and Ms. Xiaojie HUANG (Asia Affairs Coordinator)in Tongji University and, with Ms. Jun XU (Deputy Chief of Section, Division of International Cooperation & Exchange) and Dr. Kai YU (Assistant Dean, Graduate School of Education, Executive Director, Center for the Study of Graduate Education) in Shanghai Jiao Tong University.  These meetings generated productive discussions about AC21 including the upcoming 5th International Forum.

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