Monthly Report No.34 (December. 22, 2012)
Dear AC21 Members,
Greetings from the AC21 General Secretariat!
The following are updates and some recent news from AC21.
1. AC21 International Graduate Summer School Update
Our three host universities, namely Chulalongkorn University, Kasetsart University and Nagoya University, have been working diligently to prepare for the new AC21 project, “AC21 International Graduate Summer School”; the AC21 General Secretariat visited Chulalongkorn University in early December for the preparation of this project (see the photo below). Chulalongkorn University and Kasetsart University held a joint preparation meeting on December 18. The three host universities have also been visiting companies to generate fundraising for this project.
Nominated keynote speakers and lecturers will receive their notice of acceptance through the AC21 Communicator of each member university as soon as we complete the evaluation process. The details of student applications for participating in this Summer School will be sent to member universities shortly.
2. AC21 Special Project Fund (SPF) 2013
The due date for the submissions for the AC21 SPF 2013 is January 31, 2013. The guidelines for the AC21 SPF (revised edition, October 2012) were sent to the AC21 Communicators of all AC21 member universities on October 10, 2012. The application form can be found on the last three pages of the guidelines. You can also access the guidelines on the AC21 website at the following link: http://www.ac21.org/english/activities/special
We hope that you will consider applying for this fund for collaborative projects between our members.
3. Stellenbosch International Academic Networks (SIAN) Meeting
Our member university, Stellenbosch University, will host the SIAN (Stellenbosch International Academic Networks) Meeting from March 5 to 9, 2013 at Stellenbosch, South Africa. Please make a note of the date. Further details will be available soon.
4. AC21 General Secretariat to participate in Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) Conference & Exhibition 2013
The AC21 General Secretariat plans to exhibit a joint booth with Nagoya University at the APAIE Conference & Exhibition 2013. The conference will be hosted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong from March 11-14, 2013. We hope to see many delegates from AC21 member universities there.
5. AC21 Leaflet
The AC21 General Secretariat will soon revise the AC21 Leaflet, which is available both online and in paper form. We expect it to be ready early next spring.
If you would like to share some news or events with the other members through this monthly report, please send them to the AC21 General Secretariat’s e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you very much for your continued support for AC21, and we hope that the year 2012 had been a good year for you. Best wishes from the AC21 General Secretariat for a successful and a prosperous year in 2013 for your university and for AC21 as well!
AC21 General Secretariat