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Report of the APRU-APEC COMMITTEE. Fourth Annual APRU Meeting The University of British Columbia June 23-25, 2000 Martha C. Piper President. HIGHLIGHTS . APRU linkages with APEC Working Groups on Industrial Science and Technology and Human Resource Development.

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report of the apru apec committee

Report of theAPRU-APEC COMMITTEE

Fourth Annual APRU Meeting

The University of British Columbia

June 23-25, 2000

Martha C. Piper

President

highlights
HIGHLIGHTS
  • APRU linkages with APEC Working Groups on Industrial Science and Technology and Human Resource Development.
  • APRU Session with APEC leaders on “Information Technology and Human Resource Development”
rationale
RATIONALE
  • APEC is attempting to establish an Asia Pacific regional policy framework for science and technology and human resource development
  • All APEC economies are developing science policy, but these S&T policies must be integrated across the region to optimize economic benefit
rationale cont
RATIONALE Cont..
  • Research universities are key players in S&T in the Asia Pacific region
  • APRU Presidents can play a valuable role in advising APEC on science, technology and human resource issues
progress
PROGRESS
  • APRU/APEC linkage highlighted at the APEC meeting in 1997 and acknowledged in Auckland last September
  • APRU applied for Non-Member Accreditation to the APEC Industrial Science and Technology and Human Resource Development Working Group
  • Non-Member Accreditation to the IST Working Group is in the final stages
progress cont
PROGRESSCont…
  • APRU invited to enter into a dialogue with HRD Working Group
  • Proposal for an APRU Session with APEC Leaders on “Information Technology and Human Resource Development” has been forwarded to the Senior Officials’ Meeting for Brunei in November
  • APRU-APEC Committee with APRU Secretariat has established informal system of consultations with officials in APEC economies.
substance
SUBSTANCE
  • Four themes for consultation between APRU and APEC:
    • Human Capital
    • Technology Transfer/Intellectual Property
    • Sustainable Development
    • International Science
human capital
HUMAN CAPITAL
  • What are the predicted needs?
  • What are the barriers to the movement of human capital?
  • How might IT assist in human capital development ?
technology transfer intellectual property
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER/ INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
  • What are the barriers to technology sharing?
  • Can universities lead in the development of technology transfer?
  • How can intellectual property be protected in the Asia Pacific region?
sustainable development
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  • What is the predicted growth in the region?
  • What issues will need to be addressed to achieve sustainable development?
international science
INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE
  • How will “big science” decisions be made in the region?
  • How can we address regional needs through co-operation and provide incentives for regional scientific collaboration?
action
ACTION

Seeking Mandate to:

  • Establish Relations with both the APEC IST and HRD Working Groups
  • Endorse efforts to present to APEC on “Information Technology and Human Resource Development”
  • Brunei APEC Meeting 2000: Seek acknowledgement of APRU consultative role with APEC in S&T and HRD, including presentation on IT and HRD
action cont
ACTION Cont….
  • Identify, with the APEC Working Groups, specific themes for APRU reports to APEC within the four key areas of Human Capital, Technology Transfer, Sustainable Development and International Science.
  • Commission reports in two of these areas drawing on expertise in our research communities.
  • Shanghai APEC Meeting 2001: APRU officially to present the reports to APEC, and follow up from Brunei meeting on IT and HRD.
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