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APRU Activity Update Zita Wenzel, Ph.D. Project Director University of Southern California APEC ISTWG Meeting Brunei Darussalam October 2000 What is APRU? Association of Pacific Rim Universities 34 leading research universities CEO organization cooperation in teaching and research

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APRU Activity UpdateZita Wenzel, Ph.D.Project DirectorUniversity of Southern California

APEC ISTWG Meeting

Brunei Darussalam

October 2000


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What is APRU?

  • Association of Pacific Rim Universities

  • 34 leading research universities

  • CEO organization

  • cooperation in teaching and research

  • guide national and regional policies


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Who is APRU?

  • AustraliaAustralian National UniversityUniversity of Sydney

  • CanadaUniversity of British Columbia

  • ChileUniversity of Chile

  • ChinaFudan UniversityPeking UniversityTsinghua UniversityUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • Chinese TaipeiNational Taiwan University

  • IndonesiaUniversity of Indonesia

  • RussiaFar Eastern State University


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Who is APRU (cont.)

  • JapanKyoto UniversityOsaka University University of TokyoWaseda University

  • KoreaSeoul National University

  • MalaysiaUniversity of Malaysia

  • MexicoNational Autonomous University of Mexico

  • New ZealandUniversity of Auckland

  • PhilippinesUniversity of the Philippines

  • SingaporeNational University of Singapore

  • ThailandChulalongkorn University

  • United StatesCalifornia Institute of Technology


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Who is APRU (cont.)

  • United StatesStanford UniversityUniversity of California, BerkeleyUniversity of California, DavisUniversity of California, IrvineUniversity of California, Los AngelesUniversity of California, San DiegoUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraUniversity of OregonUniversity of Southern CaliforniaUniversity of Washington


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How is APRU Governed?

  • Self-governed

  • Geographical diversity

  • Steering committee

  • 3 year, rotating positions

  • USC is Secretariat

  • USC President Sample selected in 1999

  • self-financed


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Strategic Partnerships

  • Endorsed by APEC

  • Memoranda of Understanding with:

    • Asia-Pacific Advanced Network Consortium (APAN)

    • Corporation for Educational Network Initiatives in California (CENIC)

    • University Consortium for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID/Internet2)


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APRU Activities

  • APRU Fellows Program

  • APRU Doctoral Students Conferences

  • APRU Endorsed Research Symposia

  • APRUNet

    • Distance Learning and the Internet conferences

    • Partnership in Global Learning project


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APRU Fellows Program

  • Leading young faculty members

  • 1999: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Asian Economic Turndown

  • 2000: Environment and Development: Scientific, Social, and Technological Challenges for the Pacific Rim

  • 2001: Human Migration in the Pacific Rim


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APRU Doctoral Students Conferences

  • Global Pressures, Local Impacts: Challenges for the Pacific Rim

    • February 2001

    • University of Auckland

  • Civic Enterprise: Scholarship and Practice for the Next Century in the Pacific Rim

    • March 2000

    • University of Southern California


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APRU Endorsed Research Symposia

  • 1999: The United States and the Asia Pacific in the 21st Century

  • 2000: Digital Libraries Research and Practice

  • 2001: Pan Pacific Basin Workshop on Microgravity Sciences


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Distance Learning and the Internet Conferences

  • Distance Learning and the Internet 2000

    • held at USC in March

    • 29 APRU (40 total) universities participated

    • http://www.usc.edu/apru/

  • Distance Learning and the Internet 2001

    • to be hosted by Kyoto University in May


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APRU Partnership in Global Learning

  • Partnership in Global Learning is:

    • nine APRU participating universities

    • strategic planning meeting to be held at Tsinghua University, China in November 2000

    • high school partners

    • experiments in distance education

    • coordinating with PGL Latin America

    • funded by Lucent Foundation


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APRU Partnership in Global Learning

  • Participating APRU Universities:

    • AustraliaAustralian National University

    • ChinaPeking University Tsinghua University

    • JapanUniversity of Kyoto Waseda University

    • KoreaSeoul National University

    • SingaporeNational University of Singapore

    • United StatesUniversity of Southern CaliforniaUniversity of Washington


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APRU Partnership in Global Learning

  • Goals:

    • Exchange database of course modules

    • Stimulate new activities in distance learning

    • Shape best practice of distance learning

    • Non members can participate

    • Companies are welcome to participate


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Conclusion

  • Welcome your participation in the APRU Distance Learning and the Internet conference in Kyoto, Japan in May 2001

  • zita@isi.edu


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