Activities

ASPIRE Forum

 
Held each year in July, the ASPIRE Forum brings together vice presidents from member universities to share presentations on their universities' activities during the past year, including reports on inter-league exchanges and research collaborations. The Forum encompasses the Student Workshop, the Symposium, and the Vice Presidents and Senior Staff Meeting.

 
‐ ASPIRE Student Workshop
An exchange program for graduate students, the Student Workshop is comprised of lectures and site visits based on a particular theme set by the university hosting the workshop. Participants are assigned to working groups comprised of students from ASPIRE League member universities and counterparts from European universities in the IDEA League consortium. Each group is tasked with preparation of a presentation on a particular topic to be made to the vice presidents on the final day of the ASPIRE Forum. (As the host university of the event arranges the workshop program and themes, presentation topics and other details may vary.)

 
‐ ASPIRE Symposium
Organized around a designated theme, the symposium brings together researchers of the member universities to share presentations and reports on research collaborations under the ASPIRE League Research Grant.

 

‐ Vice Presidents and Senior Staff Meeting
Vice presidents and senior staff from the member universities meet to share reports, exchange ideas, and discuss future activities of the ASPIRE League.

 
ASPIRE Forum Reports

Year Title Theme Dates Host University
2020 2020 – ASPIRE Forum July 2,
2020
Tokyo Tech
(online)
2019 2019 – ASPIRE Forum Better Living: Innovations and Technologies to Improve Lives July 8-12,
2019
Tokyo Tech
2018 2018 – ASPIRE Forum Smart Cities July 9-13,
2018
NTU, Singapore
2017 2017 – ASPIRE Forum Sustainable and Liveable Cities July 9-15,
2017
NTU, Singapore
2016 2016 – ASPIRE Forum Developing Sustainable Urban Environment and Low Carbon Economy July 3-9,
2016
HKUST
2015 2015 – ASPIRE Forum Smart Green Cities July 23-24,
2015
HKUST
2014 2014 – ASPIRE Forum The Role of New Materials Technology in New Energy R&D July 10-11,
2014
Tsinghua
2013 2013 – ASPIRE Forum The Development and Utilization of New Energy July 11-12,
2013
Tsinghua
2012 2012 – ASPIRE Forum The Next Generation of Green Technology July 12-13,
2012
KAIST
2011 2011 – ASPIRE Forum Sustainability for the Globe: Energy and Environmental Issues July 7-8,
2011
KAIST
2010 2010 – ASPIRE Forum Sustainability for the Globe: Energy and Environmental Issues July 5-6,
2010
Tokyo Tech