As part of its role in coordinating whole of institution international engagement, Chancellery International leads the University’s participation and membership in a number of key international networks including Universitas 21 (U21), Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and the Consortium of Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA).  Visit our International Networks and Partners page to learn more about the work of these networks.

In addition to the benefits for students these networks provide opportunities for University of Melbourne staff to participate in research projects, undertake professional development and partner with peers at leading universities across the world.

Chancellery International regularly advertises opportunities offered by U21, APRU, CASA and other networks.  A list of current international network opportunities offered to University of Melbourne staff is listed below.

Current Opportunities

Applications open for the 2018 APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscape Conference Working Groups

The APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes (SCL) Conference provides an opportunity for academics and experts from across the Pacific-Rim to explore and collaborate on common sustainability challenges.  The 2018 APRU-SCL Conference to be held at the University of Hong Kong will be structured around 10-12 thematic working groups who will work together to develop an action orientated agenda for future research, education and/or project initiatives according to their theme. For more details about open working group positions and how to apply see: .

Call for Papers – the 9th Annual APRU Research Conference on Population Ageing

Interested staff are encouraged to submit papers or three-page extended abstracts for paper presentations at the 9th Annual APRU Research Conference on Population Ageing.  The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Dementia, Cognition, and Healthy and Productive Aging’. The conference will be held at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 7-8 December 2018.

The deadline for submission is 1 September 2018.  Conference organisers have requested that papers be submitted at

Registrations open for the 14th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium, October 21-24 at Australian National University, Canberra

The 14th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium will be hosted by the Australian National University from 21-24 October 2018.  This year’s theme is ‘Risk Resilience and Reconstruction: Science and Governance for Effective Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery in Australia and the Asia-Pacific’.

Registrations for the Symposium are now open. For more information visit:

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