Shaping Asia-Pacific Higher Education & Research
Asia-Pacific higher education and research face constant challenges amidst economic, political and cultural forces that impact universities seeking to globalize and make a difference to our world. APRU envisions a key role as the region's leading alliance of research universities to shape the higher education and research environment through the strategic combination of policy research, applied technology, innovative pedagogies and comparative studies of disparate educational paradigms in the Pacific Rim.
As member universities face increasing challenges present in emergent and current issues of impact to education, research and international engagement in Asia-Pacific, a global objective is to create awareness of dynamic aspects in higher education and hone working knowledge of these issues. In partnership with its members, the policy community and international organisations, APRU aims to remove barriers to education, approach teaching and learning in new ways and raise members' profiles to meet funding challenges in the context of international competition.
For APRU's current contributions under this thematic priority, please see the individual programs under this priority area.
- To advance opportunities in education and research, promoting quality teaching and learning through innovation and professional development, in the context of international competition and funding challenges.
- To build networks of academic leaders and specialists for capacity-building, connecting international expertise to national and institutional challenges.
- To partner with other international organisations to ensure that the consortium plays a significant and influential policy role as the leading alliance of research universities in the region.