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Association of Pacific Rim Universities


Association of Pacific Rim Universities

Association of Pacific Rim Universities
Formation 1997
Membership 45 research universities
Leader Henry T. Yang (UCSB)[1]
Budget >$50 billion USD[2]

The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), formed in 1997,[2] is a consortium of leading research universities in the Pacific Rim. APRU aims to foster education, research and enterprise thereby contributing to the economic, scientific and cultural advancement in the Pacific Rim. APRU embodies a commitment to global academic and research standards in both its objectives and guiding principles.

From 2012, APRU has embarked on a new strategic framework driven by three priority areas:

Shaping Asia-Pacific Higher Education and Research

APRU universities can together shape the policy environment for higher education and research and influence social, economic, political and cultural forces that impact the future of universities.

Creating Asia-Pacific Global Leaders

APRU universities will cooperate to enhance the global leadership capabilities of faculty, administrators and students – as well as of their institutions.

Partnering on Solutions to Asia-Pacific Challenges

APRU universities will work together and with partners from government and business, international organizations, other universities and community leaders on solutions to regional and global challenges.

APRU's website is

APRU recognizes that its activities can be powerful catalysts for expanding educational, economic, and technological cooperation among the Pacific Rim economies. In this regard, the association seeks to promote dialogue and collaboration between academic institutions in Pacific Rim economies so that they can become effective players in the global knowledge economy.

APRU at a Glance

  • 45 leading research universities
  • Based in 16 economies
  • 120,000 faculty members
  • 2 million students
  • More than US$50 billion total budget
  • Located on the dynamic, diverse Pacific Rim


  • Members 1
    • Australia 1.1
    • Canada 1.2
    • Chile 1.3
    • China 1.4
    • Indonesia 1.5
    • Japan 1.6
    • Korea 1.7
    • Malaysia 1.8
    • Mexico 1.9
    • New Zealand 1.10
    • Philippines 1.11
    • Russia 1.12
    • Singapore 1.13
    • Taiwan 1.14
    • Thailand 1.15
    • United States of America 1.16
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4






Mainland China

Hong Kong






New Zealand






United States of America

See also


  1. ^ Association of Pacific Rim Universities - Welcome. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.
  2. ^ a b Association of Pacific Rim Universities - History, Objectives, Strategic Framework. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.

External links

  • Association of Pacific Rim Universities
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