APRU Impact Report 2016 
Executive Summary


A concise 4-page summary of the APRU Impact Report 2016. This ground-breaking report provides the evidence base for the contribution of universities to the Asia-Pacific’s most pressing challenges. It demonstrates the impact of international collaboration between research universities, international organisations, governments, NGOs, the private sector and local communities.
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APRU Annual Report 


Annual report of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities for the year 2015/16.

2017 APRU
Digital Economy Offsite


The 3rd APRU Digital Economy Business Offsite took place at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California with the cooperation of Stanford’s US-Asia Technology Management Center. Over the course of the two-day program, the academics and business representatives exchanged views in a highly interactive environment on the key challenges of the emerging Digital Economy in the Asia Pacific regions.



This report was commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Employment to APRU.

Australian Universities at a Crossroads:
Insights from Their Leaders and Implications for the Future


This study provides an overview of the history, current status, and future challenges to the Australian university system through the eyes of its leaders. The idea for this project surfaced at the Annual President’s meeting of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities in Canberra in Spring 2014 at which the Presidents/Vice-Chancellors of Australian National University, the University of Melbourne and the UNSW Sydney shared their observations about the issues and challenges facing the Australian higher education with their colleagues from approximately 30 universities from around the Pacific Rim.

APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards 2016
Summer School Report


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The 4th APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Summer School, organised by the APRU Multi-Hazards Program and hosted by the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University was held in Sendai from 19 to 22 July 2016.

APRU Undergraduate Leaders
Program 2016 Report


Themed “INSPIRE: Next generation of innovators”, this exciting 10-day program enabled students from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds to develop the skills to provide innovative solutions to real problems of global relevance while gaining new perspectives of co-creation in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural context.

APRU Multi-Hazards
Campus Safety Brochure 2016


A 2-page summary of key points surrounding campus safety and disaster management plans.

The Science of Disaster Science


A 2-page publication showing the scholarly output, research impact and main topics on disaster science in the Asia-Pacific.

2016 APRU
Digital Economy
Summer Seminar

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The report highlights the exchanges that took place between APRU Faculty and Fellows across 11 substantive sessions and an evening panel discussion featuring the pioneers who brought the Internet to the Asia Pacific region over 25 years ago. 

2016 APRU
Digital Economy Offsite
Conference Report


The theme of the 2016 Offsite was the recently signed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. The focus of the the discussion was whether the provisions of this still controversial trade agreement (now embracing 12 nations in the region and over 40 percent of global trade) amounts to "a new Digital Economic agenda" for the Asia Pacific region.

2015 APRU
Digital Economy Offsite
Conference Report


In a dynamic break from traditional conference formats of prepared papers and Q&A responses, a fast-paced, truly interactive Internet Business Offsite brought an eclectic mix of thought-leaders, scholarly practitioners, and corporate players together from across Asia, Europe, and the United States for a path-breaking dialogue on “The Internet in Asia: Looking Ahead to 2025” March 10-11 in Tokyo’s landmark International House of Japan.

The APRU Global
Health Program:
Past and Future


The APRU Global Health Program aims to expand existing collaborative research efforts among universities to address regional and global health issues. Since its launch in 2007–08, the program has covered a significant range of topics including emerging public health threats, ageing and chronic diseases, infectious diseases and health security issues, among others. The Program’s activities in research, training, and service around the globe illustrate the diverse dimensions of global health. In this paper, the major activities to date are outlined and future planned activities are discussed.

Training the next generation
of global health experts:
Experiences and recommendations
from Pacific Rim universities


Finding solutions to global health problems will require a highly-trained, inter-disciplinary workforce. Global health education and research can potentially have long-range impact in addressing the global burden of disease and protecting and improving the health of the global population.

APRU Multi-Hazards 2016
Campus Safety


The International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) held a workshop, “Building Disaster-Resistant Universities: Is Your University Ready for the Next Natural Disaster?” on February 2–4, 2016 at the IRIDeS.