Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)

Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)

APRU is...

The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), founded in 1997, is an association established by university presidents of representative Pacific Rim countries. The aims of this association are to strengthen bilateral cooperation in higher education and, through cooperation and contributions in education and research, work together on serious problems facing Pacific Rim societies, such as economic development, urbanization, technology transfer, atmospheric pollution, and the depletion of resources. 60 member universities (as of February 2023) hold workshops, symposiums, and international conferences.

Osaka University has been a member of APRU since its founding and OU students and researchers have participated in its various events.


  • Executive Vice President TANAKA Manabu attended the APRU Annual President Meeting (APM) held from June 25~27, 2023. For details, click here.

Programs in the 2024-25 academic year

Programs in the 2023-24 academic year

Programs in the 2022-23 academic year

Programs in the 2021-22 academic year

Other online events

Individuals who wish to attend the following events should sign-up directly via the link below. Please inform us of your application because we'd like to know how many attendees have already registered for these events.

Program Name



Application Deadline

APRU Co-Curricular Programs




CUHK Summer Undergraduate Research Programme on Biodiversity SummerApplication Guidelines

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

June 24 ~ August 19, 2023

February 17, 2023 -- 5:00 p.m.

APRU SDG Education for Global Citizenship (SDG4GC) program

Chulalongkorn University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Kyushu University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Simon Fraser University, Universiti Malaya

November 1, 2022 ~ March 20, 2023

September 28, 2022

APRU Teaching and Learning Professional Development Certificate Mini-Course

University of Oregon

April 21, 2022 ~ May 19, 2022

April 12, 2022 ---10:00 a.m.

APRU Sustainable Waste Management Activities 2021


March 31, 2021~ December 2021


APRU Global Health Conference 2021

University of Hong Kong

November 16~18, 2021

October 15, 2021

University Museums Research Symposium 2021

National University of Singapore

November 13~15, 2021

July 25, 2021

International Affairs Division, Department of International Affairs

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