Association of Pacific Rim Universities
|Membership||45 research universities|
|Leader||Henry T. Yang (UCSB)|
|Budget||>$50 billion USD|
The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), formed in 1997, 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:
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.
APRU universities will cooperate to enhance the global leadership capabilities of faculty, administrators and students – as well as of their institutions.
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 www.apru.org
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
- Australian National University
- University of Sydney
- University of Melbourne
- University of New South Wales
- Fudan University
- Nanjing University
- Peking University
- Tsinghua University
- University of Science and Technology of China
- Zhejiang University
- Keio University
- Kyoto University
- Osaka University
- Tohoku University
- University of Tokyo
- Waseda University
- University of the Philippines (Diliman, Baguio, Cebu, Los Baños, Manila, Mindanao, Open University, Visayas), various autonomous campuses, represented by the system
United States of America
- California Institute of Technology
- Stanford University
- University of California, Berkeley
- University of California, Davis
- University of California, Irvine
- University of California, Los Angeles
- University of California, San Diego
- University of California, Santa Barbara
- University of Hawaii at Manoa
- University of Oregon
- University of Southern California
- University of Washington
- Association of Pacific Rim Universities - Welcome. Apru.org. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.
- Association of Pacific Rim Universities - History, Objectives, Strategic Framework. Apru.org. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.