APRU collaborates with Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on initiatives which aim to solve the diverse challenges of the Asia Pacific. APRU and APEC’s 21 members aim to create greater prosperity for the people of the region by promoting balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure growth and by accelerating regional economic integration.
The rapid economic integration of the region prompted APRU to serve as a mechanism for universities to join together from 17 of the APEC economies, together, APRU provides policy advice to business and government on the development of research infrastructure and big science. APRU has guest membership status with APEC Working Groups and participates in a number of high-level discussions to ensure that universities have a voice in shaping policy across the region.
APRU is a Guest Member of the:
APRU has also been working closely with and supporting the work of the APEC Ocean and Fisheries Working Group.