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​NTU Delegation at the 16th APRU Senior International Leaders' Meeting 

Published on: 12-Oct-2018

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NTU’s Director of International Affairs Ms Jenny Hällen-Hedberg and Mr Daryl Gomes, Manager, Office of International Affairs, attended the 16th Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Senior International Leaders’ Meeting from 8 to 10 October 2018. The meeting saw senior international leaders and officers from APRU’s member universities gather at The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology for lively and robust discussions on APRU’s Strategic Plan for 2019 to 2021. 

Ms Jenny Hällen-Hedberg also represented NTU at the awards ceremony for the APRU-The New York Times Asia Pacific Student Case Competition on Artificial Intelligence, which was held in conjunction with the Senior International Leaders’ Meeting. NTU students Zack Lim Zhi Xun and Nigel Tan Ghuan Ming clinched second runner-up for their innovative policy recommendations, from a competitive field comprising 114 students from 24 universities in 12 Asia Pacific economies.

NTU is a proud member of APRU, a network of 50 leading research universities in 17 economies of the Pacific Rim. Formed in 1997, APRU fosters collaboration between member universities, researchers, and policymakers contributing to economic, scientific and cultural advancement in the Pacific Rim. Further information on the network may be found in the APRU Impact Report 2018, which examines the impact of the many international and multidisciplinary research collaborations taking place across the APRU network.

The APRU SILM 2018 Group Photo

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HKUST President Professor Wei Shyy addressing the delegates at the APRU SILM.

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Jenny receiving the second-runner up trophy on behalf of the winning NTU student team.

(From L to R: Mr Christopher Tremewan, APRU Secretary General; Ms Helena Phua, Executive Vice President (Asia Pacific), The New York Times; Ms Jenny Hällen-Hedberg; Ms Foo Teow Lee, Consul General of Singapore in Hong Kong)

Please see the APRU SILM 2018 Flickr Album for more photos from this event.

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