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Prof. WONG Suk-ying (9th left, front row) at the 15th APRU Senior International Leaders’ Meeting.
CUHK joins the Association of Pacific Rim Universities
CUHK recently joined the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), a consortium linking 44 leading research universities across the Americas, Asia, and Australasia to collaborate on effective solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.
Prof. WONG Suk-ying, Associate Vice-President represented CUHK at the 15th APRU Senior International Leaders’ Meeting titled ‘The Voice of Knowledge and Innovation: Challenges, Opportunities and Actions’ during 20-22 September 2017 at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico. Comprising meetings and various topical sessions on higher education, the 3-day event was attended by some 40 leaders from member universities. The current activities of APRU were reviewed and international engagement opportunities, particularly in the Pacific Ocean and APEC, were discussed.
APRU brings together the region’s experts to address the social, economic and environmental well-being of the Pacific Rim through regular conferences and workshops. The areas of interest to APRU include Global Health, Multi-Hazards, Population Ageing, Sustainable Cities and Landscapes, Brain and Mind, Pacific Ocean, Digital Economy, and Women in Leadership, among others.
CUHK members are encouraged to capitalise on APRU to build and strengthen their international research and network. Some upcoming meetings of APRU include: