The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) wrapped up the 26th annual Presidents’ Meeting held at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore on July 9, 2022. UC Davis Chancellor Gary May, accompanied by Global Affairs Vice Provost and Dean Joanna Regulska, represented UC Davis as a member university. As a network of leading universities linking the Americas, Asia, and Australasia, APRU brings together thought leaders, researchers and policy-makers to exchange ideas and collaborate on practical solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.
On February 21, 2022, the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) announced that Joanna Regulska, vice provost and dean of UC Davis Global Affairs, was selected as the 2022 Charles Klasek Award Recipient for her longstanding and exceptional service to the field of international higher education.
University College Dublin (UCD) and the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the International Innovator Fellowship at the UC Davis Innovation Institute for Food and Health for Ph.D. students from the University College Dublin.
Concerned by recent reports of official documents being destroyed at security checkpoints due to the shift of power in Afghanistan, UC Davis professor Keith David Watenpaugh found it critical to help students preserve their academic achievements under the Taliban. So this summer, Watenpaugh and a team of interns at the university quickly implemented a Dari/Farsi version of the Article 26 Backpack tool to remedy this issue.
UC Davis and Osaka University (OU) held a virtual symposium on September 15, 2022 to discuss sustainable cities, energy research and global collaboration. With 37 staff members and researchers present, both university communities were eager to begin sharing ideas and opinions on future research on sustainable cities.
University of California, Davis in the US is encouraging Afghans to use its cloud-based Article 26 Backpack to safely store records and credentials. “Backpack is a way to safely curate, store and share all elements of an individual’s academic and career progress and preparation,” said Keith David Watenpaugh, professor and director, UC Davis Human Rights Studies, Article 26 Backpack.
A case study from UC Davis on Creating Campus Momentum for the SDGs through its inaugural Voluntary University Review process is featured on the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) website on Accelerating Education for the SDGs in Universities.