Monthly Report No.52 (August 29, 2014)
Dear AC21 Members,
Thank you very much for your continued support of AC21 and its activities.
The following are updates and some recent news from AC21.
1. Director of the AC21 General Secretariat introduced AC21 at the 1st Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) Academic, Universities and Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Roundtable
AC21 General Secretariat received an invitation to speak at the 1st Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) Academic, Universities and Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Roundtable, which was held at CentralWorld in Bangkok, Thailand on August 20, 2014. This roundtable was a side event of the 15th FEALAC Senior Officials Meeting. FEALAC is an inter-regional multi-lateral organization, launched in 1999 with the aim of increasing inter-regional cooperation and understanding between East Asia and Latin America. Currently, 36 countries in East Asia (16 countries) and Latin America (20 countries) are members of the FEALAC. Prof. Yoshihito Watanabe, Director of the AC21 General Secretariat, was invited by the Thai Government (Office of the Higher Education Commission) to introduce AC21 and its activities during the session “Best Practices on Establishing Academic/Research Network.” Over 120 delegates representing universities, research institutes, Ministries of Education, Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Embassies from ASEAN and Latin American countries attended the session. It was a great honor for AC21 to be invited to such a big event!
2. Sixth AC21 Student World Forum (SWF) 2015 to be hosted by University of Strasbourg and University of Freiburg
We are happy to announce that the Sixth Student World Forum (SWF) 2015 will be held from April 19 - 24, 2015 in Strasbourg, France and Freiburg, Germany. The main theme of the Sixth SWF will be “The European Experience in Local and Regional Democracy.” The 13th STC Meeting, to be hosted by the University of Freiburg, will be held on April 23 and 24, 2015 in Freiburg, Germany. Please mark your calendar with these important dates! We would appreciate it very much if your university could secure a budget in advance for sending your students to the SWF 2015.
3. Follow-ups to the 12th Steering Committee (STC) Meeting and the 7th General Assembly 2014
As proposed by the AC21 General Secretariat at the 12th STC meeting and the 7th General Assembly in Stellenbosch in April, 2014, we have posted information on events that your university has carried out or will carry out with other AC21 member universities from January 1, 2013 to March 31, 2015 on the AC21 website. You can access the site at the link below.
We believe this information will help facilitate further collaboration among members. Please fill in the sheet sent to AC21 communicators on June 6, 2014 and return it to the AC21 General Secretariat if you have not yet done so.
Based on our members’ request, we have now uploaded the academic calendars of AC21 member universities on the AC21 website. You can access the site at the link below.
If your university has any updated information, please inform the AC21 General Secretariat.
4. AC21 Newsletter
Volume 18 of the AC21 Newsletter will be published in October. Please look forward to it! Thank you very much for those who contributed the articles for the Newsletter.
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 at the following e-mail address (email@example.com).
AC21 General Secretariat