Past Programs

2022

Sustainability is the Future: Be a Change Agent

Offered by Monash University Malaysia
Dec
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Mar
31
Thu
Dec, 2021 to Mar 31, 2022
Are you ready to be a SUSTAINABILITY FUTURIST?

We are looking for students who are passionate about sustainability to run social media campaigns to promote sustainability across countries and cultures. This project is working towards achieving the following Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs):

  • Goal 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Goal 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Goal 13 Climate Action
Students accepted to the program will receive training and experience as a sustainability change agent. AUD200 will be awarded for the finalist teams. There will also be opportunity to get published in a dedicated SDG website (www.ecoepic.org/).
All students from APRU member universities are welcome. Interested students from APRU member universities should register by 15 November.

Sustainable Development Goals Expert Talk Series

Offered by Monash University Malaysia
Join Monash University Malaysia on the expert talk series to learn more about driving sustainable development across society.
Jan
11
Tue
Clean Energy Technical Session
Jan 11, 2022 I 5:15-7:20pm Malaysia Time (UTC+8)

Topic & Speakers

Sustainable Energy Landscape in Malaysia
Mr. Ibrahim Ariffin
Director (Energy Analyst), Strategic Planning Division Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA Malaysia)

Sustainable Eco-System via Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
Ts. Dr. Sathiabama T Thirugnana
Director, UTM Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)

Sustainable & Renewable Energy for Commercial Sectors
Dr. Arshad Salema
Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering, Monash University Malaysia

Jan
11
Tue
Climate Action Technical Session
Jan 11, 2022 I 7:35-8:40pm Malaysia Time (UTC+8)

Topic & Speakers

The Inevitable Tussle between Mankind & Nature for Coastal Space: A Malaysian Land Reclamation Story
Dr. Chee Su Yin
Senior Lecturer, Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS), Universiti Sains Malaysia

Use of Mathematics in Combat against Climate Change
Dr. Viknesh Andiappan Murugappan
Assistant Professor, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Jan
12
Wed
Sustainable Cities & Communities Technical Session
Jan 12, 2022 I 5:15-6:35pm Malaysia Time (UTC+8)

Topic & Speakers

Low Carbon Cities: Accelerating Towards a Low Carbon Future
Ms. Norhasliza binti Mohd Mokhtar
Senior Director, Cities & Industry Division, Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC)

Cities of the Future
Dr. Susilawati
Lecturer, School of Engineering, Monash University Malaysia
Open to all students from APRU member universities. Students are advised to use their university email to register for the talk.

APRU Becoming a Global Learner Leadership Series

Offered by University of California, Davis
Apply now to participate in this free five-session virtual learning series in January-February 2022 offered by the UC Davis Global Learning Hub, where you will learn about culture, identity, and intercultural awareness alongside peers from across the Asia Pacific region. Make connections, engage meaningfully, and develop global leadership skills.
Jan
14
Fri

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Feb
25
Fri
Jan 14, 2022 to Feb 25, 2022
Friday 5-6:30pm Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
Throughout the synchronous virtual sessions, students will gain global skills and understanding that will help prepare them to be leaders in a global world. Sessions will be facilitated by UC Davis Global Affairs staff and they will be interactive, with discussions, activities, and reflections.

Because participation will be limited to a small number of students (30-40) from across the APRU network, students will be able to make connections across the Asia-Pacific region and engage meaningfully with their peers.

We welcome a range of majors and backgrounds as these global skills are important regardless of your future career path.

Program DatesSession Time
Jan 145pm - 6:30pm Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
Jan 215pm - 6:30pm Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
Feb 45pm - 6:30pm Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
Feb 115pm - 6:30pm Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
Feb 255pm - 6:30pm Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
Open to all students from APRU member universities. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis, although we will also ensure that there is a balance of participants from different APRU institutions. Additionally, if you are selected, you must commit to attending all five synchronous online sessions in the series. The application deadline is 22 November 2021.

Keio Short-Term Japanese Studies Program (KJSP)

Offered by Keio University
Feb
17
Thu
Feb 17 to Mar 1, 2022 I 3-6pm Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
The Keio Short-Term Japanese Studies Program (KJSP) 2022 is an eight-day program for international students and Keio students to learn about Japan through collaboration. By joining discussions and giving presentations on their cultures and societies, students will also have chances to rediscover their own countries from an outside perspective.
Participation is free of charge for students from APRU member universities. The application deadline is 1 November, 9am Japan Standard Time (UTC+9). Accepted students are expected to attend all the lectures and activities scheduled during the program.

Experiential Activity: Introducing to the 'Unknown'

Offered by Chulalongkorn University
Feb
19
Sat
Feb 19, 2022 I 9am-12pm Bangkok Time (UTC+7)
Join Chulalongkorn University at an interactive session on how to face the ‘unknown’. Learn about tips to enhance mental health and well-being during COVID-19. Sign up for the session and connect with fellow students in Thailand!
Open to all students from APRU member universities. Students are advised to use their university email to register for the activity. Interested students should register by 14 February.

Exploring Hong Kong's Cinematic World: A Virtual Tour in Tsim Sha Tsui

Offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Feb
24
Thu
Feb 24, 2022 I 11am-12nn Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
The global influence of Hong Kong movies is immense. Dubbed “Hollywood of the East”, Hong Kong has been a leading force in the global cinematic arena. Our futuristic cityscape and vibrant street scenes are backdrops of countless local productions and have also made their way into numerous Hollywood blockbusters. Many of us grew up with films made or shot here in Hong Kong.

This interactive virtual tour with The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) will bring you on a journey to explore the different facets of Hong Kong cinema. Our movie lover guide will show you the shooting locations of several cinematic classics and tell you the stories behind. You will also get to learn more about the city's movie stars, directors and the unsung heroes involved in movie production. Whether you are a fan of crime thrillers, a follower of Kung Fu flicks, or just want to learn more about the city's history and culture through the lens of films, join us at this virtual tour from the comfort of your home via Zoom.
All APRU students are welcome. Register on or before Feb 22 12noon (UTC+08)!

Necessary Trouble: Thinking with the Legacy of John R. Lewis Series

Offered by University of California, Santa Cruz
Ready for some necessary trouble? In anticipation and in honor of the dedication of John R. Lewis College at UC Santa Cruz, the Division of Social Sciences, Colleges Nine and Ten, the Institute for Social Transformation, and the Center for Racial Justice are organizing five events centered on topics exemplified by the life of Representative John Lewis.
Feb
16
Wed
Black Liberation and Pedagogies
Feb 16, 2022 I 4pm Pacific Time (UTC-8)

In the first of the five events of the series, leading anti-racism scholars and community leaders will join us and discuss the contemporary challenges to Black liberation, promising practices and pedagogies in overcoming anti-Black racism, and how we can carry forward the legacy of John R. Lewis in the ongoing struggle for racial justice.

Speakers: Savannah Shange, David H. Anthony III, Cat Brooks, Andrea del Carmen Vázquez

Register Here

Mar
2
Wed
Solidarities for Justice
Mar 2, 2022 I 4pm Pacific Time (UTC-8)

In this event, we take inspiration from the concept of transcommunality and talk about how social justice efforts necessitate solidarities of multiple kinds — across race, ethnicity, class, gender, geography, etc. — based on a shared humanity. We explore what kinds of transformations are possible when we co-envision a more socially just, peaceful and interdependent world.

Speakers: John Brown Childs, Steve McKay, Christine Hong, Sylvanna M. Falcón, Daniel "Nane" Alejandrez, Chisato Hughes

Register Here

Mar
30
Wed
Social Movements for a Just Society
Mar 30, 2022 I 4pm Pacific Time (UTC-7)

“A democracy cannot thrive where power remains unchecked and justice is reserved for a select few. Ignoring these cries and failing to respond to this movement is simply not an option — for peace cannot exist where justice is not served.” — John Lewis said of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

Speakers: Veronica Terriquez, Hiroshi Fukurai, Elizabeth Beaumont, Rekia Gin Jibrin

Register Here

Apr
6
Wed
Pathways to Thriving Communities
Apr 6, 2022 I 4pm Pacific Time (UTC-7)

“These young people are saying we all have a right to know what is in the air we breathe, in the water we drink, and the food we eat. It is our responsibility to leave this planet cleaner and greener. That must be our legacy.” ― John Lewis

Speakers: Alicia Riley, Nancy N. Chen, James Doucet-Battle, Cristina Gamboa

Register Here

Apr
13
Wed
Students as Agents of Transformative Change
Apr 13, 2022 I 4pm Pacific Time (UTC-7)

“Every generation leaves behind a legacy. What that legacy will be is determined by the people of that generation. What legacy do you want to leave behind?” ― John Lewis, Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America

Speakers: Xavier Livermon, Student Speakers TBD

Register Here
Open to all students from APRU member universities. Students are advised to use their university email to register for the activity.

#ZOOMcation: North America - Sports, College Culture and Festivals

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Bored at home and looking for an interesting event? #ZOOMcation would probably suit you!
Mar
17
Thu
Mar 17, 2022 I 7pm-8:45pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
HKUST Spark Global, a student-led initiative at HKUST, is hosting three sessions of destination themed virtual gatherings featuring different regions – North America, Asia & Oceania and Europe.

In North America session, we will explore various college norms, popular sports, and traditional festivals in both Hong Kong and North America.

Students from around the world are welcome to join the session and know more about Hong Kong and/or North America, and socialize with each other through mingling sessions and interactive games.
All students from APRU member universities are welcome. Interested students should register by 16 March.

#ZOOMcation: Asia & Oceania - Food and Culture

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Bored at home and looking for an interesting event? #ZOOMcation would probably suit you!
Mar
21
Mon
Mar 21, 2022 I 7pm-8:45pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
HKUST Spark Global, a student-led initiative at HKUST, is hosting three sessions of destination themed virtual gatherings featuring different regions – North America, Asia & Oceania and Europe.

In the session, we will appreciate the culture of Asia and Oceania through the lens of food. It would be fun to discover one’s culture through the local food ingredients and the history of food.

Students from around the world are welcome to join the session and know more about Hong Kong and/or Aisa & Oceania, and socialize with each other through mingling sessions and interactive games.
All students from APRU member universities are welcome. Interested students should register by 27 March.

#ZOOMcation: Europe - Buildings and Landmarks

Offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Bored at home and looking for an interesting event? #ZOOMcation would probably suit you!
Mar
31
Thu
Mar 31, 2022 I 7pm-8:45pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
HKUST Spark Global, a student-led initiative at HKUST, is hosting three sessions of destination themed virtual gatherings featuring different regions – North America, Asia & Oceania and Europe.

In the session, we will understand this culturally diverse continent through stunning attractions and astonishing architecture and buildings.

Students from around the world are welcome to join the session and know more about Hong Kong and/or Europe, and socialize with each other through mingling sessions and interactive games.
All students from APRU member universities are welcome. Interested students should register by 27 March.

Crossing Cultural Borders: CUHK Master Class Series 2022 - The Reality of Online Dating

Offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is excited to invite students from APRU member universities to its virtual Master Classes Series - a fun, informative and interactive experience through three intriguing topics.
Apr
22
Fri
Apr 22, 2022 I 9am Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Is looking for love online as promising as it is advertised? In this Master Class, we will uncover the secrets of online dating with tips and tricks for you to avoid scams and mishaps, and (hopefully) leads you onto a successful path of love.

Speaker: Prof. Lik Sam CHAN
Professor Chan is an Assistant Professor at the CUHK School of Journalism and Communication. He has been researching online dating and hookup cultures since 2013. His research areas include motivations behind dating app use, gender and queer politics embedded in dating app cultures, and, more recently, political expression in online dating.
All students from APRU member universities are welcome.

Crossing Cultural Borders: CUHK Master Class Series 2022 - Daily Care through Chinese Medicine

Offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is excited to invite students from APRU member universities to its virtual Master Classes Series - a fun, informative and interactive experience through three intriguing topics.
May
6
Fri
May 6, 2022 I 4pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
While modern medicine emphasizes on the treatment of existing symptoms, Chinese Medicine has its central idea focused on "nurturing health" with a holistic approach. At this Master Class, you will learn simple and easy-to-follow ways to nurture your health with Chinese Medicine principles.

Speaker: Dr. Eun-hae HA
Dr. Ha is an Assistant Lecturer at the CUHK School of Chinese Medicine. She graduated from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine majoring in Chinese Medicine and went on to receive her Master and PhD degrees there in Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Her teaching foci are undergraduate courses in acupuncture and moxibustion, as well as the meridian system.
All students from APRU member universities are welcome.

Crossing Cultural Borders: CUHK Master Class Series 2022 - Nutritional Chinese Cooking Class

Offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is excited to invite students from APRU member universities to its virtual Master Classes Series - a fun, informative and interactive experience through three intriguing topics.
May
13
Fri
May 13, 2022 I 9am Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
You must have already improved your cooking skills when you can't dine out. Want to try something different? At this Master Class, our nutritional expert will teach you how to cook a healthy and delicious Chinese dish. Get your ingredients ready and cook with us!

Speaker: Ms. Daisy SIN
Ms. Sin is a Dietitian at the CUHK Centre for Nutritional Studies. The Centre conducts research in nutrition, and promotes awareness of the importance of nutrition among health care workers and the public through engagement on mass and social media.
All students from APRU member universities are welcome.

Language Lunches

Offered by Waseda University
At Waseda ICC Language Lunches, everyone is welcome, from beginners to native speakers!
Jun
3
Fri

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Jun
17
Fri
Jun 3, 2022 to Jun 17, 2022
12:20-1:15pm Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
You don’t have to speak the target language fluently, just come along and enjoy chatting with other people from various backgrounds about their countries and cultures. It’s a great way to make new friends from around the world!

DatesLanguage
Jun 3 (Fri)Japanese Lunch I
Jun 6 (Mon)Indonesian Lunch
Jun 8 (Wed)English Lunch I
Jun 14 (Tue)Japanese Lunch II
Jun 16 (Thu)English Lunch II
Jun 17 (Fri)Korean Lunch
All students from APRU member universities are welcome. Interested students should register by 31 May.

Owarai Live

Offered by Tohoku University
Brought to you by Tohoku University in collaboration with Yoshimoto agency, Japan’s largest entertainment company.
Jul
16
Sat
Jul 16, 2022 I 1-2pm Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
‘Owarai’ is a general term for modern Japanese comedy acts. In this event, students will perform their original ‘manzai’ (double act comedy / stand-up comedy) that they have worked on throughout the spring semester. 16 hilarious performances will be performed in just an hour. Subtitles will be provided.
All students from APRU member universities are welcome. Interested students should register by 15 July.

HIT Summer Program on 'Big Data and Business Analytics'

Offered by Harbin Institute of Technology
Jul
25
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Jul
29
Fri
25 to 29 Jul, 2022
The 2022 Summer Program on Big Data and Business Analytics is offered by the School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT SoM), which is one of the four earliest management schools in China. Renowned senior scholars and industry professionals of information system and related areas will be invited as lecturers sharing the research methodologies and cutting-edge topics of big data and business analytics.

This program aims to provide young scholars and students with the opportunity to learn from the first-tier scholars in this area and gain research expertise systematically. The participants will receive a program certificate upon successful completion of this program. The program will be conducted in English.
All students from APRU member universities are welcome. Interested students should register by sending an email to [email protected] including information such as Name, Affiliation, Major, Current Degree, Email and Language Preference by 20 July.

CUHK Summer Research Series: Research Communication Workshop

Offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jul
21
Thu
Jul 21, 2022 I 3-5pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
The workshop aims to equip you with the skills to effectively communicate your research to different types of audience. You will learn how to capture readers’ interest in academic writing and deliver dynamic and engaging scientific presentations. Publication ethics and procedures will also be introduced.
All students from APRU member universities are welcome.

CUHK Summer Research Series: Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Webinar

Offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jul
26
Tue
Jul 26, 2022 I 3-4:15pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
Have you ever thought about translating your innovative ideas into action and starting your own business? In this webinar, three CUHK alumni entrepreneurs will share their career ambitions and how they have coped with different challenges in establishing their start-ups. Join us and get ready to embark on your entrepreneurial journey!
All students from APRU member universities are welcome.

HIT International Summer School 2022

Offered by Harbin Institute of Technology
Aug
1
Mon

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Aug
14
Sun
1 to 14 Aug, 2022
Join HIT International Summer School 2022 and explore six themes in STEM during the summer.

Lectures and activities are tailored for each of the following theme,

  • Mechanics in New Space Vehicles
  • Leading Computer Science, Creating the Future
  • The New Energy Materials and Devices
  • Physics and Future Technological Change
  • Human Health and Life Sciences
  • Pure and Applied Mathematics

The program will be conducted in English.
All students from APRU member universities are welcome. Interested students should send a completed the application form to [email protected] by 20 July.

CUHK Summer Research Series: Computational Social Science Workshop

Offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Aug
2
Tue
Aug 2, 2022 I 4-4:45pm Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)
The emergence of big data has created tremendous opportunities for social sciences to address fundamental questions about society and human behaviour on a large scale. Computational Social Science fills this role by focusing on the use of large-scale behavioural, network and demographic data and computational analytics to understand complex social phenomena that were difficult to study using traditional social science methods.

The workshop will give an introduction of this growing field, its application and significance in various disciplines. Students will learn how to apply this useful technique and make the most out of their research and develop solutions for real-world problems.
All students from APRU member universities are welcome.

Chinese Culture Talks (CCT): An Introduction to Chinese History & Culture

Offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Join a series of workshops aiming to offer international students and faculty a multifaceted approach to understanding China. During these interactive sessions, audience will learn from CUHK-Shenzhen faculty members about the different aspects of China, such as Chinese history, culture, geography, etc. Local industry leaders will also be invited to talk about the Chinese market, boosting economy and the entrepreneurship that features the vibrant city of Shenzhen.
Sep
23
Fri
Sep 23, 2022 I 4-5:30pm Beijing Time (UTC+8)
China is one of the biggest countries in the world. More and more foreigners are traveling, learning, and working in China. But how much do you know about Chinese history and culture? In this talk, we will give a basic introduction to Chinese history and culture, and try to find answers to those questions. Why can China be regarded as one of the four ancient civilizations? Why is China town called Tangrenjie 唐人街? Who is Confucius and what does Confucianism? How did China interact with the other parts of the world and transform from an ancient country into a modern nation? We hope this talk will help your understanding on China and enrich your experience in China.
All students from APRU member universities are welcome. Interested participants are suggested to register in advance.

Chinese Culture Talks (CCT): Rapid Development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area: From Farm Land to “World Factory” to “Silicon Delta”

Offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Join a series of workshops aiming to offer international students and faculty a multifaceted approach to understanding China. During these interactive sessions, audience will learn from CUHK-Shenzhen faculty members about the different aspects of China, such as Chinese history, culture, geography, etc. Local industry leaders will also be invited to talk about the Chinese market, boosting economy and the entrepreneurship that features the vibrant city of Shenzhen.
Sep
30
Fri
Sep 30, 2022 I 7:30-9pm Beijing Time (UTC+8) New Time!
Since its adoption of the “reform and opening-up” policy in the late 1970s, China has experienced enormous changes and made numerous great achievements which attract worldwide attention. As one of the key growth engines of Chinese economy, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), formerly called the Pearl River Delta, has been playing a critical role in exploring, experimenting and promoting the country’s socio-economic development over the years.

First, this talk will briefly introduce the geographical settings and characteristics of China, as well as the distribution of population, resources and economic activities which highly depends on the geography, illustrating the great importance of eastern coastal region, especially the Pearl River Delta and the Yangtze River Delta, in the development of Chinese economy. Second, in the context of the development path of the People’s Republic of China over the past seven decades, the talk will review, summarize and discuss how the GBA has transformed from the traditional farm land to the internationally renowned “world factory” and then become the “Silicon Delta” nowadays through Industrial upgrading and economic transformation. Over the past four decades, as an unprecedented miracle of urban development in human history, Shenzhen has been playing a unique and leading role in the rapid socio-economic development of GBA, becoming a world-class city of innovation and hub of high-end manufacturing. Finally, with reference to the national development strategy and the outline development plan of the GBA, we will discuss the grand prospects and promising future of the region’s sustainable development from social, economic and environmental perspectives.
All students from APRU member universities are welcome. Interested participants are suggested to register in advance.

Chinese Culture Talks (CCT): The Scripts & Culture of Chinese Calligraphy

Offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Join a series of workshops aiming to offer international students and faculty a multifaceted approach to understanding China. During these interactive sessions, audience will learn from CUHK-Shenzhen faculty members about the different aspects of China, such as Chinese history, culture, geography, etc. Local industry leaders will also be invited to talk about the Chinese market, boosting economy and the entrepreneurship that features the vibrant city of Shenzhen.
Oct
14
Fri
Oct 14, 2022 I 7:30-9pm Beijing Time (UTC+8) New Time!
An introduction to the art and culture of Chinese calligraphy from the perspective of its major scripts.
All students from APRU member universities are welcome. Interested participants are suggested to register in advance.