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USM, PENANG, 8 March 2017 - The 3rd Asia-Pacific University-Community Engagement Network (APUCEN) Summit will bring together close to 87 members from all over the world to Penang on the 3 – 4 April 2017 at Jen Hotel Penang.

According to APUCEN Director, Professor Dr. Aileen Tan Shau Hwai, the theme for the 2017 Summit is ‘Creating a Future for the People’ and there are sub-themes addressing all the current social issues.

“The summit provides an ideal platform for all APUCEN members to meet, networking and forge new partnerships and the highlight of this summit is the election of APUCEN Vice-President and Council Members to chart the direction and development of APUCEN for the next three years (2017-2020).

“The objectives of this summit is to strengthen relationship towards partnership, collaboration and networking; to bring together all members to discuss the directions of APUCEN; and to identify projects and flagships for future collaboration,” said Aileen.

Aileen added, all are invited to join the summit because it is an excellent platform to meet and network with APUCEN members and relevant stakeholders [e.g. NGOs, government agencies, multinational corporations (MNC)] in the Asia Pacific Region; to forge potential network, partnership and collaboration at the international level; to stay abreast of the regional development in university-community engagement; to attend the General Assembly Meeting to elect Vice-President & Council Members of APUCEN; to learn the best practices in community engagement through forum, sharing of experiences and keynotes by renowned experts and to receive APUCEN Membership certificate.

Please visit http://apucen.usm.my to get further information about this summit.

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