Monthly Report No.45 (December 20, 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. Summaries of 11th AC21 Steering Committee (STC) Meeting and Sixth AC21 General Assembly
Summaries of the 11th AC21 Steering Committee (STC) Meeting and Sixth AC21 General Assembly were emailed to the AC21 communicators of all member universities on December 9, 2013. If you have any questions about these summaries, please feel free to contact the AC21 General Secretariat.
2. AC21 Special Project Fund 2014
As we informed you in our previous monthly reports (No. 43 and No. 44), the deadline for submitting applications for the AC21 Special Project Fund 2014 is January 31, 2014. The revised version of the guidelines and application form were sent to the AC21 communicators of all member universities on October 22, 2013. You can also access the guidelines and application form on the AC21 website at the following link: http://www.ac21.org/english/activities/special
We hope that the faculty, staff and students of member universities will make the most of this opportunity!
3. The Seventh AC21 International Forum 2014 (main theme: Science for Society: Higher Education as Builder of Hope)
An announcement and call for papers for the Seventh AC21 International Forum (IF) 2014 were sent to AC21 communicators from Stellenbosch University and the AC21 General Secretariat on November 5 and 12 respectively. The Forum will be held from April 13 - 16, 2014 in Stellenbosch, Republic of South Africa, and will be hosted by Stellenbosch University. It is recommended that you register for the IF 2014 before the early-bird deadline, which is January 31, 2014. We would appreciate it very much if you could encourage faculty and staff at your university to participate in the IF 2014! For details of the IF 2014, please visit the conference website created by Stellenbosch University at www.sun.ac.za/ac21.
4. The 12th Steering Committee (STC) Meeting and the Seventh General Assembly
During the IF 2014, the 12th STC Meeting and the Seventh General Assembly will also be hosted by Stellenbosch University on April 13 and 15, 2014 respectively. Please mark your calendar with these important dates! Invitations to these meetings, together with agenda, were already emailed to the AC21 communicators of all member universities. Please send back the “Reply Forms” for these meetings to the AC21 General Secretariat by January 31, 2014.
5. Next STC Member Election
As approved at the Fifth AC21 General Assembly held in June, 2012, the next STC member election will take place
at the Seventh General Assembly, to be held at Stellenbosch, Republic of South Africa on April 15, 2014. The AC21 General Secretariat emailed the AC21 communicators of all member universities on December 17, 2013 in order to welcome self-nomination and nomination of another AC21 member university for three STC member positions next term. In order for the AC21 General Secretariat to prepare for the next STC member election, please respond to the email by February 14 (Friday), 2014.
2013 was a challenging and eventful year for AC21, with the implementation of a new project, the AC21 International Graduate Summer School, Fifth Student World Forum, 11th STC meeting, and Sixth General Assembly, and the forming of sub-groups in various academic fields. The AC21 General Secretariat is very grateful for the strong and continued support of member universities for the successful implementation of these AC21 activities, and is also very happy to learn that joint research among member universities has been increasing. We hope that 2013 had been a good year for you. Best wishes from the AC21 General Secretariat for another successful and prosperous year in 2014 for your university and for AC21 as well!!
|AC21 International Graduate Summer School||Fifth AC21 Student World Forum|
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