Amplifying Impact: Transformative Solutions to Asia-Pacific Challenges 27 Mar 2019 13:00 13:45

Amplifying Impact: Transformative Solutions to Asia-Pacific Challenges 27 Mar 2019 13:00 13:45

Dr Christopher Tremewan Presenter
Prof Adrian Little Presenter
Prof Andrew T S Wee Presenter
Prof Victoria Panova Presenter

Amplifying Impact: Transformative Solutions to Asia-Pacific Challenges

The Association of Pacific Rim Universities’ (APRU) recently published a report Amplifying Impact: 
Transformative Solutions to Asia-Pacific Challenges. This report is the result of university presidents’ request for models of collaboration between the social sciences and humanities with the STEM disciplines on global challenges. Secondly, they requested evidence of impact.

The panel will give an overview of the insights in the report and of the areas for further investigation.

Session Objectives

  • To highlight the value of a strategy of international collaboration among research universities and with the international community to address global challenges

  • To discuss new perspectives on Asia-Pacific higher education internationalization strategies


Dr Christopher Tremewan
Secretary General, Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), Hong Kong SAR

Dr Tremewan was elected 4th Secretary General of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities and took up the role from June 2011. Before heading the APRU International Secretariat, he was the Vice-President/Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) of the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Prof Andrew T S Wee
Vice President, University and Global Relations, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Professor Andrew Wee is Professor of Physics, and Vice President (University and Global Relations) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is President and Fellow of the Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS), Fellow of the Institute of Physics UK (IoP), Institute of Physics Singapore (IPS), and an academician of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM). He is an Associate Editor of ACS Nano, and on the Editorial Boards of several other journals. He holds a BA (Honours) and MA in Physics from the University of Cambridge, and DPhil from the University of Oxford.

Prof Adrian Little
APAIE Director and Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), The University of Melbourne, Australia

Adrian Little is Pro Vice Chancellor (International) at the University of Melbourne. His academic background is in political science and he is Professor of Political Theory in the School of Social and Political Sciences. His areas of interest include democracy, conflict, Northern Irish politics and Indigenous politics in Australia.

Prof Victoria Panova
Vice President for International Relations, Far Eastern Federal University, Russia

Dr. Viktoria Panova is the Vice President for International Relations at the Far Eastern Federal University, Russia. Prior to that, she was the Director of the Oriental Institute - School of Regional and International Studies, FEFU, and Associate Professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

Room 305