Established in 1997 the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is a consortium of 42 leading research universities in the Pacific Rim.
APRU aims to promote scientific, education and cultural dialogue and collaboration among Pacific Rim economies. In its objectives and guiding principles, APRU embodies a commitment to global academic and research standards, and providing the opportunity to member universities to become effective players in the global knowledge economy.
For more information, visit the APRU website.
APRU current membership comprises 42 leading universities from 16 economies in the Pacific Rim.
University of British Columbia
University of Chile
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
University of Hong Kong
University of Science and Technology of China
University of Malaya
The University of Auckland
University of the Philippines
Far Eastern National University
National University of Singapore
United States of America:
California Institute of Technology
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Oregon
University of Southern California
University of Washington
International Central Networks Fund (ICNF)
The International Central Networks Fund (ICNF) provides central funding to support University of Auckland staff access the networking and collaboration opportunities presented by the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), Universitas 21 (U21) and the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).
The University’s engagement with U21 includes collaboration in teaching and learning, and university administration best practice. The University works, as a member of APRU, to address identified research themes and institutional challenges that relate to the Pacific Rim.
WUN creates new, multilateral opportunities for transcontinental collaboration in research. It has structures in place to help seed new multilateral projects and a number of active WUN multilateral projects in this ‘start-up’ phase. In receiving WUN support and recognition there is an expectation that the projects will become fully sustainable through successful joint applications to international agencies.
Academic and General staff may apply to ICNF for support to undertake activities related to all three networks. For more information, please visit ICNF page.
For further information relating to APRU please contact:
Dr Matthew O'Meagher
Senior Adviser -International Relations
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 86671