Dear AC21 Members,
Greetings from AC21 General Secretariat!
*VISITS TO AC21 MEMBER INSTITUTIONS*
AC21 General Secretariat visited North Carolina State University from June 17 to 21 to discuss the
themes and proceedings of the Fourth AC21 International Forum. Professor Bailian Li, Dr. Betsy Brown
and other NC State staff who will actively be involved in making the Forum a success, gathered
including Study Abroad Office Director Ms. Schmidt who was one of the speakers at the Sydney Forum
in 2004. The discussion went well and we are very happy to announce that some of the themes for the
satellite forums and sessions will be continuum topics from Nagoya, Sydney and Warwick. Of course,
new themes have also been incorporated. We also visited the possible sites for holding the opening
ceremony, receptions and various sessions. All sites were very attractive, and we are already
looking forward to this very much. You can find the dates and themes (tentative) below, so please
check your calendar!
From July 2-5, AC21 General Secretariat also visited Chulalongkorn University and Kasetsart
University in Thailand. We introduced the latest news of AC21, discussed the future of AC21 and
possible research we can collaborate actively through AC21.
*AC21 FOURTH INTERNATIONAL FORUM: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY*
As mentioned above, the date and themes (tentative) has been set for our next International Forum.
・ Dates: July 28 ? July 30, 2008
・ Theme: “University Partnerships: Global Collaboration and Innovation for the 21st
・ Three concurrent themes:
1) International Student and Academic Exchange
2) Challenges for Global Higher Education
3) Innovation and Technology Transfer
Forum will be two and a half days with plenary sessions, panel discussions, and three concurrent
themes (satellite forums), each addressing the importance of partnerships. Steering Committee
Meeting (STC) will be held the previous day, July 27 afternoon and General Assembly (GA) will be on
NC State will be seeking for speakers related to topics from AC21 members. As soon as we receive
concrete themes, we will announce them to you. We would like for every member to get together at NC
State in the summer of 2008 and to participate in this wonderful event. The forum web-site will also
be open near future for the latest information.
*STEERING COMMITTEE (STC) in OCTOBER at NAGOYA UNIVERSITY*
As been announced in the last monthly report, STC will be held in Nagoya three months from now,
October 25 to 26. Special workshop on topic concerning quality and evaluation of higher education
will follow the event, and we would like for many members to participate.
Currently, we are working very hard to improve our web site. We welcome news or information which
you would like announce to the AC21 members. Please email .
AC21 General Secretariat
Monthly Report No.4 (Jul. 24, 2007)
Dear AC21 Members,