Monthly Report No.35 (January. 31, 2013)
Dear AC21 Members,
Greetings from the AC21 General Secretariat!
Thank you very much for your continued support of AC21 and its activities. The following are updates and some recent news from AC21.
1. AC21 International Graduate Summer School Update
Preparations for the AC21 International Graduate Summer School (AC21 IGSS) are proceeding very well. Since AC21 IGSS will be held in four months, our three host universities, namely Chulalongkorn University, Kasetsart University and Nagoya University, have been working very hard to make the AC21 IGSS a very attractive program for students and other participants. The three host universities held the 4th Joint Preparation Meeting in Bangkok on January 21. During the visit of delegates from Nagoya University, visits were paid to patronage organizations such as UNESCO, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and one sponsoring company, Toyota Motor Thailand (TMT) to express our gratitude for their support for and their attendance at the AC21 IGSS. The three host universities have also been visiting companies to generate fundraising for this project. We would appreciate it very much if other AC21 member universities could cooperate by generating fundraising for the Graduate Summer School. If you can help, please contact the AC21 General Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Notice of acceptance has already been sent to the nominated keynote speakers and lecturers, as well as the AC21 Communicator of each member university. Renowned scholars and practitioners from AC21 member universities, including their alumni, will be delivering keynote speeches and lectures on the cutting edge research in their respective fields. The details of student applications for participating in this AC21 IGSS have already been sent to the AC21 Communicators of each member university (i.e. Application Guide for the AC21 IGSS, Application Form, List of Keynote Speakers and Lecturers). We would appreciate it if AC21 member universities could promote the participation of their students in this exceptional academic experience. Please visit the AC21 website below for up-to-date information about the AC21 IGSS. http://www.ac21.org/english/activities/schooling/
2. AC21 Special Project Fund (SPF) 2013
The submission of application forms for the AC21 SPF 2013 is closed. We received many applications! As soon as the final selection results are available, we will inform all the applicants of the results.
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. If any of the AC21 members would like to attend, please contact Ms. Lidia du Plessis, the coordinator of the SIAN programme (email@example.com). The confirmation of your attendance needs to be made before February 18th. Stellenbosch University is also celebrating 20 years of International Networks & Mobility.
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. http://www.apaie.org/conference/2013/ Representatives of AC21 and Nagoya University will be at booth M03. If you plan to attend the conference, please visit our booth.
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 in April.
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).
AC21 General Secretariat