Association of Pacific Rim Universities
Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is an alliance of leading research universities of the Pacific Rim established in 1997. This Association was envisioned by four Californian university leaders -President Steven B. Sample of the University of Southern California, Chancellor Charles Young of University of California, Los Angeles, President Thomas Everhart of California Institute of Technology and Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien of University of California, Berkeley.APRU currently consists of 45 prominent institutions from the Americas, Asia, and Australasia. This Association provides the opportunity for a diverse network of research universities to come together for the advancement of Asia-Pacific Higher Education.
As the Pacific Rim network of leading research universities, APRU seeks to advance the aspirations of its members and contribute to global society by:
1. Shaping Asia-Pacific Higher Education and Research
APRU universities can together shape the policy environment for higher education and research and influence social, economic, political and cultural forces that impact the future of universities.
2. Creating Asia-Pacific Global Leaders
APRU universities will cooperate to enhance the global leadership capabilities of faculty, administrators and students – as well as of their institutions.
3. Partnering on Solutions to Asia-Pacific Challenges
APRU universities will work together and with partners from government and business, international organizations, other universities and community leaders on solutions to regional and global challenges.