2 December 2015

Regional Meeting of Global Research Council in Canberra


Research leaders from across the Asia-Pacific will converge on Canberra for the next two days for the Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of the Global Research Council (GRC).

The Australian Research Council (ARC) and Papua New Guinea (PNG) Research, Science and Technology Secretariat, are hosting the GRC regional meeting where leaders will discuss developments, issues and challenges in research across the Asia-Pacific.

Other countries participating in the meeting include: China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom and United States of America.

ARC Chief Executive Officer, Professor Aidan Byrne, said it was a great honour to be co-hosting the meeting, which was an important event to share information and advice to advance the research effort globally, and most notably in our own region.

Chairman of the PNG Research, Science and Technology Secretariat, Mr Lohi Matainaho, said representatives from PNG, including the Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, were delighted to be in Canberra and looked forward to developing research capacity across the region.

  Event:        Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting, Global Research Council 
  Date:       Thursday, 3 and Friday, 4 December 2015 
  Venue:       Boathouse Canberra
  Media:       Please contact the ARC Director of Stakeholder Relations to arrange times for interviews or visuals.

Additional media information:

  • If your media outlet is interested in conducting interviews with participants in the Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of the Global Research Council please contact the ARC Director of Stakeholder Relations who can advise on times available. The best opportunity for interviews will be in the morning tea and or lunch breaks on Day 1, Thursday, 3 December.
  • The meeting will open on Thursday, 3 December at the Boathouse in Canberra with a Welcome to Country by Ngunnawal elder, Aunty Agnes Shea.
  • Formal proceedings for the meeting will conclude by 2pm on Friday, 4 December.

Media contact:
ARC Stakeholder Relations
0412 623 056 or communications@arc.gov.au