7th Regional APUCEN Council Meeting
Mantra on View Hotel, Gold Coast, Australia | 04 November 2015
The 7th Regional APUCEN Council Meeting was held on 4th November 2015 in Mantra on View Hotel, Australia. The meeting was attended by a total of 23 delegates from 12 institutions of higher learning. The meeting was chaired by the President of APUCEN, Prof. Dato' Dr. Omar Osman. Griffith University has been appointed as the new Council Member replacing University of Southern Queensland, Australia.
The President welcomed two new members to APUCEN, namely MMICare Association and Naresuan University (Thailand), which bring APUCEN membership to 78 members from 18 countries. APUCEN is very keen to implement 'low_cost projects' with high impact to benefit the underprivileged.
In the meeting, all council members presented their progress on their current Community-Engagement (CE) projects, which related to APUCEN in their respective country. Among the important matters that was raised to the council members was the launching of the APUCEN Trust Fund in year 2016. APUCEN is moving towards getting corporate members to involve in CE activities in the region. APUCEN has highlighted its support for the projects in the Philippines, Cambodia, Nepal and all members were urged to be partners of these activities.