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Monthly Report No.69 (April 25, 2016)

Dear AC21 members,


Greetings from the AC21 General Secretariat!

AC21 International Forum 2016 is approaching......only five days away! TU Chemnitz's Spring Gala on April 30, an annual festive event with music and cultural performances, will serve as the official opening of the IF 2016.

We look forward to seeing you all soon at Chemnitz!


1) AC21 International Forum 2016 to be held in Chemnitz, Germany

The AC21 International Forum 2016 will be hosted by the Technische Universität Chemnitz from April 30 to May 3, 2016, under the overarching theme "Networks of Innovation for the Transformation of Society through Science", along with the following four sub-themes:

1) Finding the "best practices" for creating networks with scientific, economic, political or societal partners in a global context; 2) Building "chains of innovation" for development in science, economy, and society;

3) Stimulating innovation and a "transfer culture" within trans-disciplinary, cross-sector networks; and

4) Identifying key innovation drivers and creating framework conditions and infrastructures.


One of the special attributes of the IF 2016 is that the forum will be held in the week commemorating the jubilee, as 2016 marks the 180th anniversary of TU Chemnitz which was founded in 1836.


Additionally, the "AC21 Presidency Rotation" mini-ceremony is scheduled to take place on May 3 at the Closing Reception of the Forum. The AC21 Presidency is an honorary designation and served in rotation by a representative of the host institution of the AC21 International Forum. At the mini-ceremony, the ornament that symbolizes the Presidency will be handed from the Technische Universität Chemnitz over to Jilin University, the host of the next IF to be held in 2018.



2) AC21 Steering Committee (STC) Meeting and General Assembly (GA)

This year's STC and GA will be held at Chemnitz on April 30 and May 3, respectively. Anticipated agenda items for these meetings include new STC members, hosts for the 2019 and 2020 events and the possibility to begin new initiatives, such as student mobility and staff exchange. The General Secretariat sent all AC21 members (tentative) agenda/program for each meeting last week, along with the lists of attendees.



3) Latest issue of AC21 Newsletter published

As announced in the email dated March 28, 2016, the latest issue of the AC21 Newsletter (vol. 21) has been published online at: http://www.ac21.org/files/1614/5907/9315/Newsletter_Vol.21.pdf


The issue contains articles on the International Forum 2016, International Graduate School 2017 contributed by Technische Universität Chemnitz and Gadjah Mada University, respectively, and three final reports on the Special Project Fund (SPF) 2015 awarded projects.




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

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