Monthly Report No.97 (March 22, 2019)


Dear AC21 members,


Greetings from the AC21 General Secretariat!

We are happy to share with you some updates and information.


News & Updates


(1Announcement of AC21 Special Project Fund (SPF) 2019 Awardees

The SPF 2019 application closed on January 31, 2019. We are delighted to announce that five proposals have been selected after careful evaluation by our STC members.

Project Titles

Participating Universities

Towards Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications for 5G UAV Ecosystems: Collaborative Research Planning among NC State, NU and AU

1. North Carolina State University (USA, Representative)
2. Nagoya University (Japan)
3. The University of Adelaide (Austrailia)
Non-AC21 Participants:
4. University of South Florida (USA)

Advancing Paleontological Research and Specimen Conservation in Southeast Asia

1.North Carolina State University (USA, Representative)
2. Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
3. Kasetsart Universit (Thailand)
4. Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
Non-AC21 Participants:
5. Suranaree University of Technology (Thailand)
6. Western State Colorado University (USA)
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (USA)
7. Department of Mineral Resources (Thailand)
8. Sirindhorn Museum (Thailand)

Multilingualism, Identity, and Education: Global Perspectives on Research, Policy, and Pedagogy

1. Stellenbosch University(Representative)
2. North Carolina State University (USA)
3. University of Strasbourg (France)
Charles University (Czech Republic)
Non-AC21 Participants:
4. Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa
5. Makerere University (Uganda)
6. University of Cape Town (South Africa)
7. University of Edinburg (Scotland)
8. University of Hamburg (Germany)
9. University of Nairobi (Kenya)
10. University of Oslo (Norway)
11. University of Swaziland (Swaziland)
12. University of Tampere (Finland)
13. University of the Western Cape (South Africa)
14. University of Vienna (Austria)
15. University of Wollongong (Australia)

Constructing the 21st-Century Silk Road: Southeast Asia in the Race for Connectivity and Geopolitical Interests

1. University of Freiburg (Germany, Representative)
2. Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia)
3. Nagoya University (Japan)
4. Nanjing University (China)
Non-AC21 Participants:
5. German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP, Germany)
6. University of Applied Sciences Konstanz (Germany)
7. MERICS Berlin (Germany)
8. Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute (Germany)

Workshop on smart civil on construction and operation

1. Northeastern University (China, Representative)
2. Tongji University (China)
3. Nanjing University (China)
4. The University of Adelaide (Austrailia)
5. University of Freiburg (Germany)
6. Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
7. North Carolina State University (USA
Non-AC21 Participants:
8. Seoul National University (South Korea)
9. Kyushu University (Japan)


(2 AC21 Newsletter Vol 26 will be issued in April

The next issue of the Newsletter will feature reports regarding the AC21 International Graduate School 2019 at Stellenbosch University, and reports/results from SPF 2018/2019. We would like to thank all to those who contributed in the Newsletter.


(3) Updates on AC21 International Graduate School (IGS) 2019 at Stellenbosch University, South Africa

The next AC21 IGS 2019 will be held at Stellenbosch University, South Africa this year from July 12-21, 2019 with the theme “Invasion Science for society: hands -on experience of environmental, social and economic impacts of alien species”.

Please see the information from the link below:

For further inquiries, please contact Stellenbosch University at < >


(4) AC21 General Secretariat will be attending APAIE 2019

APAIE: We will run a booth from March 25-28 at Study in Japan (booth #52). Nagoya University will be at booth #15. Please share this information with your colleagues who will attend this year's APAIE.

We hope to see you there!


(5) Steering Committee (STC*) Meeting 2019: Washington D.C. (USA)

The AC21 General Secretariat will hold the STC Meeting for 2019 in Washington D.C. (USA) on May 28th , 2019 (during NAFSA 2019). Please see the tentative schedule from the link below:

PDF link

*This meeting will be available only to STC members in order to streamline relevant activities, minimize costs and facilitate effective discussion at the Meeting.



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Kind regards,

AC21 General Secretariat