Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)


APRU was established in 1997 by the presidents of California Institute of Technology (Thomas Everhart), University of California, Berkeley (Chang-Lin Tien), University of California, Los Angeles (Charles Young) and University of Southern California (Steven B. Sample).


As the only network of leading universities linking the Americas, Asia and Australasia, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is the Voice of Knowledge and Innovation for the Asia-Pacific region. We bring together thought leaders, researchers, and policy-makers to exchange ideas and collaborate on effective solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.


APRU is an independent, self-governing association legally constituted in Singapore. Its members elect a Chair and Steering Committee to provide leadership for the association. Member universities are represented in APRU by their presidents who meet annually.


For more information, please visit https://apru.org