Monthly Report No.111 (September 30, 2020)


Dear AC21 members,


Greetings from the AC21 General Secretariat!

We hope that you are all safe and well.


Please find updates and information below.


News & Updates


(1)   Call for Application: Special Project Fund (SPF) 2021

In accordance with the new SPF2021 Guidelines, the application period for SPF2021 will start on October 1, 2020. Please see the SPF2021 Guidelines* for more details.

Application Period: October 1, 2020 to December 15, 2020 (23:59 JST)

Academics of AC21 member institutions are eligible to apply for this grant program provided by the AC21.

Those who wish to apply for the SPF should consult their university's AC21 Communicator(s) and obtain the SPF guidelines and application form for the 2021 round.

*The “2021 Guidelines for AC21 SPF” is now available at our website (Please refer to the Guidelines for eligibility):


(2)   AC21 Online International Forum (IF) 2020

Invitation letters have been sent out to all AC21 member universities. Please contact Kasetsart University <> for inquiries regarding IF2020.

Host University

Kasetsart University


Monday, December 7 (GA meeting), Tuesday-Wednesday, December 8-9 (online forum)


New Pathways in Higher Education to Meet Challenges of Global Change


1.curricular changes and new program development

2.the role of technology in education today and into the future

3.integrating liberal arts education with professional education

4.changing perspectives of higher education students

Please visit our web site for more details:


(3)   The 18th AC21 annual Steering Committee meeting (STC) & The 10th AC21 General Assembly meeting (GA)

This year’s STC** and GA will be held virtually on November 25, 2020, and December 7, 2020, respectively, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Invitations have been sent out to all AC21 member universities. Please be sure to return your AC21 GA Reply form to <> by November 15, 2020. We will follow up with the STC invitations.

**The STC meeting will be held only for STC members. However, the minutes will be reported at the GA meeting


Thank you for your continued support of AC21 and its activities.

If you would like to share news or event information with the other members through this Monthly Report, please send them to AC21 General Secretariat at <>.


Kind regards,

AC21 General Secretariat