ABOUT AEARU

The Association of East Asian Research Universities (AEARU) is a regional organization founded in January 1996, with the goals of forming a forum for the presidents of leading research-oriented universities in East Asia and of carrying out mutual exchanges between the major universities in the region. Expectations are that this regional union, on the basis of common academic and cultural backgrounds among the member universities, will contribute not only to the development of higher education and research but also to the opening up of a new era leading to cultural, economic and social progress in the East Asian region.

AEARU’s organization includes a Chairperson, a Vice-chairperson, and a Board of Directors consisting of the Chairperson, Vice-chairperson, and five other elected members. The board is comprised of 1 to 2 members from each of AEARU's five regions. To carry out business matters efficiently, AEARU’s Secretariat is located in the same university as the Chairperson. The organization’s exclusive secretary coordinates various AEARU activities and also operates and manages the organization’s websites.

The AEARU membership is composed of the presidents of the leading universities in five regions of East Asia: the Chinese Mainland, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Since its foundation in 1996, a total of 18 universities from these regions have become members of the association. A general meeting attended by all member universities, is held annually. By discussing themes of shared interest at the general meeting, AEARU members both carry out actual operations of the organization as well as deepen trust and mutual understanding among the member universities.

AEARU’s activities include workshops, student summer camps, student physical competitions, and various types of international symposia. These activities are held throughout the year to promote mutual exchanges of ideas and information and to develop close bonds between the member universities.

AEARU is operated by having the member universities hold activities, in principle, under a mutual rotation system. The member institutions cover the expenses of sending participants to the places where events are to be held, and the university holding the event bears the costs of conducting it.

The pronunciation of the Association's acronym, AEARU is broken up in the following manner:

A - pronounced as in far
EA - pronounced as in tea
RU - pronounced as in rule
This pronunciation of AEARU corresponds to meanings in the three languages used by the member institutions.

In Chinese, "to love scholars/scholarship."

In Japanese, "come together to meet."

In Korean, "to achieve."

The founding members of AEARU feel that the combination of these meanings makes the pronunciation of the acronym a perfect symbol of the spirit of the Association.

Announcements
AEARU Winter Abroad Program 2019-2020 at Yonsei University(Session 1)
Time
27 Dec. 2019 to 17 Jan. 2020
Venue
Organizer
Yonsei University's Office of International Affairs
Deadline
November 15, 2019
Contact
protocol@yonsei.ac.kr
Website
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AEARU Winter Abroad Program 2019-2020 at Yonsei University(Session 2)
Time
20 Jan. 2020 to 4 Feb. 2020
Venue
Organizer
Yonsei University's Office of International Affairs
Deadline
November 15, 2019
Contact
protocol@yonsei.ac.kr
Website
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Winter Abroad at Yonsei and Yonsei Winter Session(Yonsei Winter Session)
Time
28 Dec. 2020 to 19 Jan. 2021
Venue
Yonsei Winter Session: Blended program of online and offline learning
Organizer
Yonsei University's Office of International Affairs
Deadline
November 13, 2020
Contact
iwinter@yonsei.ac.kr
Website
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Winter Abroad at Yonsei and Yonsei Winter Session(Winter Abroad at Yonsei)
Time
28 Dec. 2020 to 18 Jan. 2021
Venue
Online
Organizer
Yonsei University's Office of International Affairs
Deadline
November 10, 2020
Contact
iwinter@yonsei.ac.kr Nomination Form
Website
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AEARU – SNU Winter Ski Camp
Time
28 Jan. 2021 to 2 Feb. 2020
Venue
Phoenix Hotels and Resorts (Pyeongchang, Korea)
Organizer
Seoul National University's Office of International Affairs
Deadline
December 10, 2019
Contact
international@snu.ac.kr
Website
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AEARU 2021-2022 Winter Program at Yonsei University
Time
27 Dec. 2021 to 14 Jan. 2022
Venue
Online
Organizer
Yonsei University's Office of International Affairs
Deadline
November 26, 2021
Contact
protocol@yonsei.ac.kr
Website
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Members
in alphabetical order
Ms. Yifei ZHU
Program Officer, Foreign Affairs Office
220 Handan Rd. Shanghai, 200433 CHINA
Tel
86 21 6564 3726
Email
zhuyifei@fudan.edu.cn
Ms. Eliza TAM
Global Engagement & Greater China Affairs
Office of Vice-President for Institutional Advancement Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel
852 2358 6104
Email
iaeliza@ust.hk
Ms. Seung Hyun SOHN
Coordinator of International Relations Team
Room 102, W2-1 Building, KAIST, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon-si 34141, Republic of Korea
Tel
82 42 350 2443
Email
irt@kaist.ac.kr
Ms. Keiko KAWAKAMI
International Affairs Division
Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501 JAPAN
Tel
81 75 753 2202
Email
ipromo@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Ms. Hanzhang YU
Deputy Section Chief, International Exchanges
22 Hankou Rd. Nanjing, 210093 CHINA
Tel
86 25 8968 1993
Email
hzyu@nju.edu.cn
Ms. Ocean KUO
Global Student and Scholar Division, Office of International Affairs
1, Sec.4, Roosevelt Rd. Taipei, 106 TAIWAN
Tel
886 2 3366 2007
Email
intlprograms@ntu.edu.tw
Ms. Sofia LIN
Secretary, Office of Global Affairs
101, Sec. 2, Kuang Fu Rd. Hsinchu 30013 TAIWAN
Tel
886 3 516 2468
Email
oga@my.nthu.edu.tw
Ms. Katie LAI
Office of International Affairs
1001 University Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan 30010
Tel
886 3 571 2121
Email
jhlaic@nycu.edu.tw
Ms. Misato YASHIMA
International Affairs Division
1-1, Yamadaoka, Suita Osaka, 565-0871, Japan
Tel
81 6 6879 4831
Email
kokusai-koryu-suisin@office.osaka-u.ac.jp
Ms. LU Jiao
Program Officer, Office of International Relations
No.5 Yiehyuan Road, Hai Dian District, Beijing, China 100871
Tel
86 10 6275 3799
Email
lujiao@pku.edu.tw
Mr. Kiljong YOO
External Relations & Communications
77, Cheongam-ro, Nam-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, 37673, Republuc of Korea
Tel
82 54 279 2419
Email
kiljongyoo@postech.ac.kr
Mr. Yongsu KWON
International Conferences and Protocol of Visits, Office of International Affairs
Building #152, Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08852 Republic of Korea
Tel
82 2 880 8637
Email
worldoftrue@snu.ac.kr
Ms. Moto KOBAYASHI
Global Engagement Division
2-1-1, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 JAPAN
Tel
81 22 217 6182
Email
kokusai-k@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Mr. Hideo MORITA
Group Leader, International Cooperation Division
2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku,Tokyo 152-8550, JAPAN
Tel
81 3 5734 2982
Email
kokuren.kik.cho@jim.titech.ac.jp
Mr. John Paul GRIMA
Program Manager, Office of the International Cooperation and Exchanges
Room 101, West Yard of Gu Yue Tang, Tsinghua University, Haidian District, Beijing
Tel
86 10 6278 3150
Email
jp_grima@tsinghua.edu.cn
Ms. Lin SU
Office of International Cooperation
96 Jinzhai Rd. Hefei, Anhui 230026 CHINA
Tel
86 551 6360 7981
Email
sulin@ustc.edu.cn
Dr. James FEGAN
International Strategy Group, Management Planning Department
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, JAPAN
Tel
81 3 5841 0297
Email
uni-alliance.adm@gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Ms. KOBAYASHI Yukari
Office of Global Initiatives
Office of Global Initatives, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsubuka, Ibaraki 305-8577 JAPAN
Tel
81 29 853 2229
Email
kokusaika@un.tsukuba.ac.jp
Ms. Gyuri JEONG
Protocol & Communications, Office of International Affairs
50 Yonsei-ro Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 03722, Republic of Korea
Tel
82 2 2123 4703
Email
protocol@yonsei.ac.kr