Association of Pacific Rim Universities

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APRU (the Association of Pacific Rim Universities)
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Formation1997; 25 years ago (1997)
  • APRU International University Centre, Unit 902, Cyberport 2, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
61 leading research universities
Gene D. Block

APRU (the Association of Pacific Rim Universities) is a consortium of 61 leading research universities in 19 economies of the Pacific Rim. Formed in 1997,[1] APRU fosters collaboration between member universities, researchers, and policymakers contributing to economic, scientific and cultural advancement in the Pacific Rim. Its headquarters, the APRU International University Centre, is located at the Cyberport in Hong Kong.


Institution Country/Region
Australian National University  Australia
Monash University  Australia
University of Melbourne  Australia
UNSW Sydney  Australia
University of Queensland  Australia
University of Sydney  Australia
Simon Fraser University  Canada
University of British Columbia  Canada
University of Chile  Chile
Fudan University  China
Harbin Institute of Technology  China
Nanjing University  China
Peking University  China
Shanghai Jiao Tong University  China
Sun Yat-sen University  China
Tongji University  China
Tsinghua University  China
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences  China
University of Science and Technology of China  China
Xi'an Jiaotong University  China
Zhejiang University  China
University of Los Andes  Colombia
Universidad San Francisco de Quito  Ecuador
Chinese University of Hong Kong  Hong Kong
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  Hong Kong
University of Hong Kong  Hong Kong
University of Indonesia  Indonesia
Keio University  Japan
Kyushu University  Japan
Nagoya University  Japan
Osaka University  Japan
Tohoku University  Japan
Waseda University  Japan
University of Malaya  Malaysia
Tecnológico de Monterrey  Mexico
University of Auckland  New Zealand
University of the Philippines[a]  Philippines
Far Eastern Federal University  Russia
Nanyang Technological University  Singapore
National University of Singapore  Singapore
KAIST  South Korea
Korea University  South Korea
POSTECH  South Korea
Pusan National University  South Korea
Seoul National University  South Korea
Yonsei University  South Korea
National Taiwan University  Taiwan
National Tsing Hua University  Taiwan
Chulalongkorn University  Thailand
California Institute of Technology  United States
University of California, Berkeley  United States
University of California, Davis  United States
University of California, Los Angeles  United States
University of California, Riverside  United States
University of California, San Diego  United States
University of California, Santa Barbara  United States
University of California, Santa Cruz  United States
University of Hawaii at Manoa  United States
University of Oregon  United States
University of Southern California  United States
University of Washington  United States


a Consists of Diliman, Baguio, Cebu, Los Baños, Manila, Mindanao, Open University, and Visayas campuses.

Steering Committee[edit]

The Steering Committee is made up of 13 members, each of whom are chancellors, vice-chancellors or presidents of APRU universities, or staff from the APRU International Secretariat:[3]

International Secretariat[edit]

Headed by the Secretary General, the APRU International Secretariat coordinates the agenda and programs of APRU. The Secretariat also plays an instrumental role in driving APRU's communications and global outreach. The Secretariat is currently based in Hong Kong and located at the Cyberport.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Association of Pacific Rim Universities – History, Objectives, Strategic Framework Archived 25 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.
  2. ^ "Members - APRU".
  3. ^ Association of Pacific Rim Universities – Steering Committee. Retrieved on 2020-06-04.

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