'AI For Social Good: Strengthening Capabilities and Government Frameworks in Asia and the Pacific’ informing AI Policies and Strategies in Thailand
The 17th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium 2022
APRU Global Health Virtual Case Competition 2022
Senior International Leaders' Meeting 2022
The 5th APRU Sustainable Cities & Landscapes Conference 2022
26th Annual Presidents' Meeting
APRU Global Health Working Group Webinar Series 2022
APRU Collegiate Regionals Tournament
APRU Student Global Climate Change Simulation 2022
Asia-Pacific Indigenous Studies Seminar Series
Seminars will be held bi-weekly on Fridays from 10:00am-11:30am HKT (Thursday from 7:00pm-8:30pm PST) from mid-April through Mid-June.
Heinrich Böll Stiftung and APRU Discuss Risk-based Governance of AI in First Joint Webinar
May 12, 2022
Tsinghua Hosts APRU Provosts’ Forum 2022, Explores Futures of Higher Education
May 4, 2022
Tec News: Tec Professors, in a Global Mentoring Project for Women
May 4, 2022
APRU on University World News: Preparing for Pandemics: A Region’s Universities Step Up
April 27, 2022
ArcDR3 Regenerates Urbanism Living with Disaster: Stories from Seven Reborn Cities
April 20, 2022
APRU on SJTU News: Shanghai Jiao Tong University Successfully Held the "Resilient Urban Landscape – APRU SCL Webinar & Landscape Architects’Forum"
April 19, 2022
APRU on Bloomberg: APRU Launches The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Cities and Landscapes in the Pacific Rim
April 11, 2022
UBC News: 2 UBC Esports undergrads win industry research scholarships
March 29, 2022
Women Leaders Share Stories from the Field on International Women's Day
March 23, 2022
New APRU Member – Pusan National University
March 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.
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.