APRU Vice Presidents for Research Meeting 2016

Tecnológico de Monterrey
8-10 November
Monterrey, México

The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)
Welcome you to the 2nd. Vice Presidents for Research Meeting.
November 8-10, 2016

At Tecnológico de Monterrey we are honor to host this significant and prestigious event, where research leaders from APRU universities will come together to discuss trends, challenges and opportunities.

For Tecnológico de Monterrey research is a strategic activity; it is the engine that generates innovative solutions for the economic, social and environmental development of our country. We are committed to the idea that scientific and applied research should be used to add value to a society in a more rapid and measurable manner.

On behalf of the entire Tecnológico de Monterrey community, I look forward to welcoming you to the 2nd. Vice Presidents for Research Meeting in the vibrant city of Monterrey.

Arturo Molina, PhD.
Vice-President for Research, Graduate Programs and Executive Education.
Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Agenda We welcome university leaders from around the Pacific Rim region.

Welcome address by Tec de Monterrey Provost, David Noel Ramírez and VP for Research Arturo Molina

Shuttle pick-up at Hotel Lobby & transportation to Escuela de Gobierno Auditorium.

Welcome address by Arturo Molina, VP for Research, Tecnologico de Monterrey.

Welcome address by Chris Tremewan, APRU Secretary General. (TBC)

Keynote speaker 1:

Topic 1

Coffee Break

Topic 2

Group Photo


Topic 3

Keynote speaker 2:

Coffee Break

Topic 4

Topic 5

Shuttle pick-up & travel back to hotel

Shuttle pick-up at Lobby Bar & transportation to H36

Dinner. Keynote speaker Salvador Alva, Tec de Monterrey President.

Shuttle pick-up & travel back to hotel Quinta Real

Shuttle pick-up & transportation to Escuela de Gobierno Auditorium

Introduction to Day 2.

The APRU Impact Report and increasing its value to academic, research, government and industry circles across the Asia-Pacific region.

Keynote speaker 3: Enrique Cabrero, CONACYT

CEO Panel

Coffee Break

Presentation of conclusions drawn from work teams.

Teamwork Session (project scope definition)

Final Session, Cheng Li, Nanjing University and Arturo Molina, Tec de Monterrey.


Shuttle pick-up transportation back to hotel.

The main topics to be discussed during this meeting will be:

  1. Challenges and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region related to the research capabilities of APRU member universities.
  2. The APRU Impact Report and increasing its value to academic, research, government and industry circles across the Asia-Pacific region.
  3. Nurturing technology-based entrepreneurship.
  4. Intellectual Property Policies.
  5. Enhancing international research collaboration using national funding and international funding agencies.
  6. Establishing global programs for research talent development.
  7. Connecting with industry to ensure technology transfer with high impacts.
  8. Cooperation with sustainability in the APRU region.

5 MAY 2016

Registration opens

14 October 2016

Hotel Reservations & Event Registration closes

8 November 2016

Welcome reception

9 November 2016

Event commences

10 November 2016

Event concludes


If you bring a guest to  APRU Vice Presidents for Research Meeting held in Monterrey, we have design a companion program for them. See below:
Nov. 9th. Agenda
9:00 am – 10:30 am Breakfast at hotel
10:30 am – 11:00 am Pick up at hotel
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Tour at Steel Museum
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Boat ride from Fundidora to Mexican History Museum
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Tour at Mexican History Museum
2:30 pm – 3:00pm Shop at Mexican History Museum
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Lunch at Mexican Restaurant (TBC)
4:40 pm Back to hotel

Registration Event registration opens: May 5th. 2016.

Your registration process will provide us with useful information to ensure that your stay in Monterrey will be a satisfactory experience.

Register Now

Contact us

For general information, please contact:

Rodolfo Duran
+52 (81) 8358 1400 Ext. 6500
Eugenio Garza Lagüera y Rufino Tamayo, Valle Oriente, 66269
San Pedro Garza García, N.L., México.