Theme: Localizing Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies in Asia and the Pacific
APRU Global Health Mini Certificate Training in Health Research Ethics 2023
Exploring Intersectionality on International Women’s Day
APRU Student Global Climate Change Simulation 2023
Annual Presidents' Meeting 2023
APRU Undergraduate Leaders’ Programme 2023 Leadership for Sustainable Cities Development The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Host University: CUHK
The 8th Annual APRU Global Health Virtual Case Competition 2023
New APRU Member – The University of Adelaide
January 18, 2023
UP News: UP participates in APWiL Mentoring Program 2022
December 12, 2022
17th Annual APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium Presents New Approaches and Tools to Tackle Future Risks
December 8, 2022
Rich diversity of the Asia Pacific captured in Chiapas, Mexico at the first ever APRU Indigenous Knowledges meeting
December 5, 2022
APRU Presents Solutions for New Core Competency- Building at 18th APEC Future Education Forum
November 29, 2022
APRU on Bloomberg: The next stage: APRU-Google-UN ESCAP AI for Social Good Project now working directly with government agencies
November 28, 2022
12th APRU Population Ageing Virtual Conference 2022 Takes on Massive Challenges in Achieving Optimal Outcomes for Older Persons
November 25, 2022
APRU APEC University Leaders’ Forum 2022 Successfully Concludes with High-level Discussions on Preparing for the Next Pandemic
November 18, 2022
APRU on Times Higher Education: Give Policymakers Information they Can’t Ignore, Academics Told
November 16, 2022
APRU SDG4GC orientations kick-start exploration of health & well-being
November 15, 2022
Biodiversity & Pacific Ocean
Asia and the Pacific region is exceptionally rich in biodiversity featuring some of the world most unique regions including tropical forests, alpine environments and the reefs of the ‘coral triangle’. However the region is also recording the highest number of threatened species, is impacted by shrinking natural habitats and overexploitation of marine resources.
The Provosts Forum brings together APRU Provosts or Chief Academic Officers. As key drivers of academic strategy and output, Provosts discuss topics of collective interest and importance to their respective institutions. Through this forum, APRU expands the leadership networks within the consortia beyond presidents and senior staff, and addresses major issues of academic management such as the quality assurance of education and research, and academic personnel.
Undergraduate Leaders’ Program
The Undergraduate Leaders’ Program (ULP) supports emerging undergraduate leaders in becoming real-world change makers by driving awareness, action, and change, supporting them in their academic and personal goals. By providing cultural exchange experiences and unique learning opportunities, APRU seeks to equip the next generation of leaders with the skills they need to contribute to positive change for the betterment of societies worldwide.
I had a great time working on the art piece for the APRU competition. It provided me with a lot of inspiration and motivation during a time where it was very difficult for me to draw. I feel more connected to the global community of esports-interested students, and it encourages me to pursue my goals within the industry. I hope to participate in more APRU events again in the future!
APRU Digital Art Contest: Level Up Our World - 3rd Place winner, Student of University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
It was a privilege for me to participate in the conference, sharing my academic vision and personal experience as a former national policy maker and now a president of a higher education institute. I think we have a lot to learn from and contribute to APRU.
Prof. Alejandro Gaviria Uribe
Former President of Universidad de los Andes, Colombia and Former Minister of Health and Social Protection
Governments are encouraged to invest in promoting AI solutions and skills that bring greater social good and help us “build back better” as we recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Former Director of the United Nations ESCAP’s Trade, Investment and Innovation Division
APRU’s large network of researchers, policymakers, and private sector representatives in the Asia-Pacific region makes it the ideal partner for us to jointly explore opportunities for collaborative research, joint projects, education and training, talent development, and academic exchanges, as well as technology transfer and innovation.
Dr. Ma Leju
Senior Expert (International Industries), DiDi
The Becoming a Global Learner course was absolutely amazing! The fact that students from so many APRU universities were able to find camaraderie and learn from each other just goes to show how enriching this program was. The excellent guidance from the leaders of UC Davis helped me gain skills that I have already started applying to both my academic and personal life, helping me become a more culturally conscientious person.
Daniela Montalvo Tinajero
Junior Student, International Relations and Political Science, Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Get Down is a song that combines dancy, hopeful music and reflective lyrics about the happenings right now. We hope to present an honest yet playful version of the world, inside which people acknowledge the flaws of the society but remain optimistic for a brighter future.
National Taiwan University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong student team
Today I realized that the community of people at this fellowship is amazing. Despite the troubles or questions we face, we are confident that with such strong support, we can deal with it.
Fellowship Student, Far Eastern Federal University
Thanks so much to Yesports and APRU for hosting this amazing initiative! I believe that the increased involvement of Esports within our educational institutions is a strong step forward in popularizing Esports as an industry, legitimizing it as a career path, and integrating it as part of our modern-day culture.
The University of British Columbia
As a mentee in the APWiL Mentoring Program, I have been encouraged to lead efforts at my own university to address gender equity. Earlier this year, we organized a summit for female researchers, students, and staff with great success. With virtual participation of my mentor, Prof. Stephen Tillman, The University of Sydney, and APWiL Co-Chair, Prof. Joanna Regulska, UC Davis, we highlighted strategies to address gender equality and diversity. The connections I have built through the APRU APWiL Mentoring Program has been invaluable to me and to my university.
Dr. Azusa N. Hattori
The Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Program is honored to contribute to the Asia-Pacific Mayors Academy...Engaging with mayors allowed us to learn their critical insights and better collaborate on developing place-based solutions.
Prof. Dennis Galvan
Vice Provost for International Affairs, University of Oregon
We designed these sessions to respond to the immediate need to provide remote teaching resources to faculty within the APRU network... Our work together strengthens and builds resiliency within our global higher education community to respond to future educational challenges.
Associate Director of the Science Literacy Program, University of Oregon
NUS is proud to take up the program leadership to further the APRU mission of developing research collaborations across member universities. Whether you are young or old, population aging will impact our lives in various ways over this century. As a group, we remain committed to furthering high-quality research on aging and nurturing young scholars in the field.
Prof. Angelique Chan
Program Director, Population Aging Program, APRU, and Executive Director, Duke-NUS CARE, NUS
The APRU SWM Program fosters research connections and information sharing on a truly important and timely regional and global challenge. Korea University is very proud to continue its support of Prof. Yong Sik Ok in his leadership of this hub, particularly now as we are witnessing a developing emergency due to increases in medical and household waste due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prof. Hikyoung Lee
Vice President, International Affairs, Korea University
On climate change, we don’t have much time. We have to cut global warming pollution by half over the next ten years. APRU has been a leader in the Solve Climate By 2030 project, supporting universities across the region to engage their students with this critical issue.
Dr. Eban Goodstein
Director, Graduate Programs in Sustainability, Bard College
The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Cities and Landscapes in the Pacific Rim is a significant reference volume appealing to readers across the academic and practitioner spectrum. The book’s editors and section editors have meticulously curated contributions from an international range of researchers investigating key issues facing regions and cities in the Pacific Rim.
As a network of leading universities linking the Americas, Asia and Australasia, APRU (the Association of Pacific Rim Universities) brings together thought leaders, researchers, and policy-makers to exchange ideas and collaborate on effective solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.