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Monthly Report No.28 (Nov. 30, 2011)

Dear AC21 Members and Partners,
6th AC21 International Forum Update (June 12-15, 2012)
The call for papers and invitation from the University of Adelaide will be arriving shortly and should be in your inbox by next week.  As this year marks the 10th Anniversary for the AC21, the General Secretariat would like to see 100% full membership participation at the GA meeting for 2012.  This event will be hosted by the University of Adelaide and held at the neighbouring National Wine Center near the North Terrace Campus. We hope that all members will choose to join us for this forum to learn more about “Maximising the Benefits of Internationalisation”.  Invitations for both the STC and GA meetings will go out soon, however, we urge you to mark your calendars for Thursday June 14th, 2012 for these two very important meetings.  The STC and GA meetings will take place on the same day for ease of scheduling.  We also hope that many of your researchers and faculty will join your delegations this year and help to make this event a truly collaborative environment for our consortium.  Please note the following contact details for the University of Adelaide’s International Conference Coordinator:


Ms. Natalie Kourtidis
AC21 Conference Coordinator
Divisional Executive Officer
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor& Vice-President (Academic)
The University of Adelaide, Australia, 5005
Tel: +61-8-8313-6328/ Fax: +61-8-8313-4962


Special Project Fund (SPF) 2012
Applications are currently being accepted for the SPF 2012, sent out on October 6th, 2011.  Please inform the General Secretariat if you have not yet received your new SPF Guidelines and Application for 2012.  The due date for submissions is January 31st, 2012.  Late submissions will not be accepted!

QS-APPLE 2011 Manila 
The AC21 Project Coordinator attended the 7th QS-APPLE conference in Manila this month as a representative of the AC21 General Secretariat and Nagoya University.  The mission of the QS-APPLE conference is “Helping to build world-class universities for Asia-Pacific Communities through global partnership and collaboration”. The conference was co-hosted by the University of Santo Tomas.  Presentations focused on internationalization, a top priority for many institutions in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as including for the first time the challenges of making higher education accessible for all citizens in developing countries.

AC21 Project Coordinator Staff Change
Although I have only been with the AC21 for one and a half years, I have made the decision to relocate back to British Columbia, Canada, in January of 2012, and as such, will be giving up my post on January 16th, 2012.  I have enjoyed my time at the AC21 General Secretariat immensely, an experience which has given me the opportunity to meet and work with all those connected with the AC21.  I consider my time working for this unique consortium to be an invaluable and enriching experience for me.  I hope that our paths may cross again in the future, and I wish all the best for the successful continuation of the AC21 and all of its partners. 
*My email address sheri.yasue@h.mbox.nagoya-u.ac.jp will not be available after January 16th, 2012.  Please forward all AC21 related emails to office@ac21.org

AC21 Communicator Network List
Please note that Mr. Nicholas Haskins at the University of Sydney will no longer be serving as the AC21 Communicator.  The position of International Development Coordinator at the University of Sydney will be filled by Ms. Sally Blair, who will begin serving in this role immediately.  Her contact details are as follows:


Ms. Sally Blair
International Development Coordinator (Networks)
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International)
Room 257.1, John Woolley Building A20
The University of Sydney NSW 2006, Australia
T: +61 2 9114 0637


We are always interested in keeping our AC21 contact list up to date and as accurate as possible.  Please remember to send the General Secretariat a note to indicate any recent staff or faculty changes.


Sheri Love Yasue
AC21 General Secretariat


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