APRU's Strategic Framework reflects the priorities of member universities in education, research and contribution to society:
1) Shaping Asia-Pacific Higher Education and Research
APRU universities together aim to shape the policy environment for higher education and research in the region.
2) Creating Asia-Pacific Global Leaders
APRU universities cooperate to enhance their global leadership as institutions and the leadership of faculty, administrators and students.
3) Partnering on Solutions to Asia-Pacific Challenges
APRU universities work together and with partners from government and business, international organizations, other universities and community leaders on solutions to global and regional challenges.