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

Registrations open for the U21 Data Sharing Supporting Strategy (DS3) Annual Symposium 2019, 2-3 May at University of Maryland, College Park

Registration is now open for the DS3 2019 Annual Symposium: Leveraging U21 DS3 Collaboration: Sharing data and practice, and developing insights.

Expressions of Interest are now being sought from attendees, to showcase good practice projects and initiatives progressing at their institutions, in the area of data sharing, analysis, visualisation and reporting. Attendees can express their interest in contributing to the practice sharing session through submission of a title and brief abstract on the Registration Form.

The U21 Research Collaboration Group Meeting will meet at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago from the 27-31 May.

The 2019 annual meeting of the Research Collaboration Group aims to enhance the knowledge of members with the international research funding landscape. This year the meeting will provide an appreciation of country and university systems as well as academic culture across the U21 network and opportunities to support the delivery of individual strategies. Registration for the meeting is now open.

For more information:

Universitas 21 awards

The U21 Scholarship for Professional Staff provides awards to professional staff of the University at HEW levels 8, 9 or 10, recognising outstanding performance, providing development opportunities and benefiting the University through the advancement of its administrative and management practices.

The U21 Fellowship Scheme provides awards to academic staff of the University at levels B and above, recognising outstanding teaching performance, providing development opportunities and benefiting the University through the advancement of its teaching and learning quality.

Applications for the 2019 Universitas 21 awards will open in June 2019.

Please contact Nina Grange for more information.

Applications open for U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Awards

U21’s Graduate Collaborative Research Awards are designed to develop lasting professional relationships between researchers and research teams within the U21 network. Projects, which can be in any discipline or can cross disciplinary boundaries, should aid the development of transferable skills for doctoral candidates, allowing them to work independently as well as in teams on activities that benefit their doctoral research.

The Awards fund research projects that involve doctoral candidates from at least three U21 members, in at least two countries. Each project must result in publicly available outputs.

Guidance notes and FAQ

Applications should be forwarded to Dr Connie Wan, Researcher Engagement Manager via by Friday 9 August 2019.

Registrations are now open for the 3rd APRU Sustainable Cities & Landscapes Conference, 29 August – 1 September at UNSW, Sydney

Interested delegates should provide an EOI, outlining name, position, 100-word statement, and a preferred working group and send it to

The APRU Sustainable Cities & Landscapes Hub engages with cross-disciplinary experts, government officials and non-governmental organisations to consider Pacific Rim cities in the context of their many landscape interdependencies, including services, networks and systems within and beyond the urban periphery.

The Hub harnesses the breadth of experiences and socio-ecological contexts across the Pacific Rim to compare existing practices and models of city-landscape interactions, and to initiate solutions and policy interventions to make entire city-landscape complexes more sustainable.

For more information and for details to register:

Forthcoming international network opportunities

The 10th APRU Aging Conference 2019 13-14 October

The New Paradigm in the Era of the 100-year Life Span: Seeking Solutions from Medicine and Society

Keio University, Tokyo

The rapid aging of populations has become a major concern for all countries across the Pacific Rim, especially Japan, which is entering the era of the 100-year life span. It is the first time in human history that a paradigm change is required in all aspects of medical science, health care, and society to accommodate longevity.

This conference aims to discuss the challenges and potential solutions addressing increased life expectancy through multi-sectoral approaches.

For more information:

The 15th APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Symposium 2019 29 October - 1 November

Building Resilience through Disaster Risk Reduction, Response, Recovery and Reconstruction in the 2030 Agenda

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City

For more information:

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