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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?

  • Australia Australian National University University of Sydney

  • Canada University of British Columbia

  • Chile University of Chile

  • China Fudan University Peking University Tsinghua University University of Science and Technology of China Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • Chinese Taipei National Taiwan University

  • Indonesia University of Indonesia

  • Russia Far Eastern State University


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Who is APRU (cont.)

  • Japan Kyoto University Osaka University University of Tokyo Waseda University

  • Korea Seoul National University

  • Malaysia University of Malaysia

  • Mexico National Autonomous University of Mexico

  • New Zealand University of Auckland

  • Philippines University of the Philippines

  • Singapore National University of Singapore

  • Thailand Chulalongkorn University

  • United States California Institute of Technology


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Who is APRU (cont.)

  • United States Stanford University University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis University of California, Irvine University of California, Los Angeles University of California, San Diego University of California, Santa Barbara University of Oregon University of Southern California University 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:

    • Australia Australian National University

    • China Peking University Tsinghua University

    • Japan University of Kyoto Waseda University

    • Korea Seoul National University

    • Singapore National University of Singapore

    • United States University of Southern California University 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

  • [email protected]


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