Monthly Report No.56 (December 22, 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. Sixth AC21 Student World Forum (SWF) 2015 to be hosted by University of Strasbourg and University of Freiburg
The SWF 2015 will be hosted by the University of Strasbourg (Strasbourg, France) and the University of Freiburg (Freiburg, Germany) from April 19 to 24, 2015. The main theme of the SWF 2015 will be “The European Experience in Local and Regional Democracy.” The host universities and the AC21 General Secretariat are very grateful to the member universities for sending in their student applications for the SWF 2015!
For updated information, please visit the official SWF 2015 website at the link below. http://studentworldforum2015.unistra.fr
2. 13th AC21 Steering Committee (STC) Meeting
The 13th AC21 Steering Committee (STC) Meeting, to be hosted by the University of Freiburg, will be held on April 23 and 24, 2015 in Freiburg, Germany. Invitations to the meeting have already been emailed to STC members. Non-STC members are welcome to attend the meeting as observers. If you have not yet sent back the “Reply Forms” regarding the Meeting to the AC21 General Secretariat, please do so by December 25, 2014.
3. AC21 Special Project Fund (SPF) 2015
The deadline for submitting applications for the AC21 Special Project Fund (SPF) 2015 is January 31, 2015. This fund is designed to promote collaborative research and educational exchange between AC21 members. The guidelines for the AC21 SPF (revised edition, October 2014) were sent to the AC21 Communicators of all member universities on October 2, 2014. The application form can be found on the last three pages of the guidelines. You can also access the guidelines on the AC21 website at the following link: http://www.ac21.org/japanese/activities/special/
We hope that the faculty, staff and students of member universities will make the most of this opportunity!
4. AC21 General Secretariat to Participate in Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) Conference & Exhibition 2015
The AC21 General Secretariat plans to exhibit a joint booth with Nagoya University at the APAIE Conference & Exhibition 2015. The event will be held from March 23 to 26, 2015 at Beijing International Convention Center, Beijing, China. If you plan to attend the Conference & Exhibition, feel free to visit our booth (C42). Representatives of both AC21 and Nagoya University will be there.
5. AC21 Newsletter
Volume 18 of the AC21 Newsletter should have arrived at your universities. We would appreciate it if you could distribute this Newsletter to the appropriate recipients to keep them informed of AC21 news and its activities. The Newsletter may also be viewed online at the link below.
We hope that 2014 has been a good year for you. Best wishes from the AC21 General Secretariat for another prosperous year in 2015, for your university and for AC21!!!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
AC21 General Secretariat