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Monthly Report No.72 (July 25, 2016)

Dear AC21 members,

Greetings from the AC21 General Secretariat!
It is July, which means it is summer in the northern hemisphere, a season of recess from work. How many of you are on summer break now?
We at Nagoya U will take a break next month, and so will the AC21 Monthly Report. The next issue will be published in September. Until then, here are some news and updates.


1) New SPF Guidelines and Criteria
Based on the decisions made at the Steering Committee Meeting and General Assembly at Chemnitz, revised versions of SPF Guidelines and Review Criteria were drafted and, after consultation with the STC members, finalized.
The new standards will be applied from the SPF 2017, the application for which will open on November 1, 2016.
If you wish to request a copy of these documents, please contact the General Secretariat at: office@ac21.org.


2) Follow-up survey to map research profile of AC21 members
A survey form has been circulated to all the AC21 member universities via email dated July 14, 2016, by TU Chemnitz, the leader of the AC21 Research Profile Mapping initiative. This survey is a follow-up to the last year's Research Profile Mapping Survey. The results of the Survey 2015 were presented at the STC Meeting and GA at Chemnitz this spring, which produced an active discussion among attendees and led to the decision to conduct a follow-up survey that explored potential topics or themes for the AC21 research collaboration in the five key research areas identified in the Research Profile Mapping Survey 2015.
Submission deadline is August 31, 2016 and completed survey forms should be sent directly to Dr. Lambrecht of TU Chemnitz at: wolfgang.lambrecht@iuz.tu-chemnitz.de

Your cooperation in the survey is essential for the development of the AC21 research collaboration and we would like to request all 19 members to respond to this follow-up survey.


3) AC21 Steering Committee (STC) Meeting open for STC members only
We would like to announce that the AC21 STC Meeting 2017 at Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia will be held only for STC members, in order to streamline the relevant arrangements and costs, and facilitate effective discussion at the Meeting.
Furthermore, from 2017 onwards, the STC Meeting will be held not only as a closed meeting exclusively for STC members, but also on a "paperless" basis, from the perspectives of time- and cost-efficiencies, as well as of eco-friendliness.


Thank you for your continued support of AC21 and its activities.
If you would like to share news or events with the other members through this Monthly Report, please send them to the AC21 General Secretariat at: office@ac21.org.

Warm regards,
AC21 General Secretariat

E-mail: office@ac21.org

URL: http://www.ac21.org