Association of Pacific Rim Universities


APRU (the Association of Pacific Rim Universities) is a
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of 57 leading
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in 19 economies of the
Pacific Rim The Pacific Rim comprises the lands around the rim of the Pacific Ocean. The ''Pacific Ocean, Pacific Basin'' includes the Pacific Rim and the islands in the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Rim roughly overlaps with the geologic Pacific Ring of Fire ...
. Formed in 1997,Association of Pacific Rim Universities – History, Objectives, Strategic Framework
. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.
APRU fosters collaboration between member universities, researchers, and policymakers contributing to
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advancement in the Pacific Rim. Its headquarters, the APRU International University Centre, is located at the
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Hong Kong


Consists of
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Baguio ( , ), officially the ( ibl, Syudad ne Bag-iw; ; ilo, Siudad ti ; tl, Lungsod ng ), is a in the , . It is known as the "Summer Capital of the Philippines", owing to its cool climate since the city is located approximately above mean s ...
, University of the Philippines Cebu College, Cebu, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Los Baños, University of the Philippines Manila, Manila, University of the Philippines Mindanao, Mindanao, University of the Philippines Open University, Open University, and University of the Philippines Visayas, Visayas campuses.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is made up of 14 members, each of whom are chancellors, vice-chancellors or presidents of APRU universities, or staff from the APRU International Secretariat:Association of Pacific Rim Universities – Steering Committee Retrieved on 2020-06-04.
* Gene D. Block — Chancellor, UCLA; Chair, APRU * Bundhit Eua-arporn — President, Chulalongkorn University
Nikita Anisimov
— President, Far Eastern Federal University * Xu Ningsheng — President, Fudan University
Jin Taek Chung
— President, Korea University
David Garza
— Executive President & Rector, Tecnológico de Monterrey * Rocky S. Tuan — Vice-Chancellor and President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong * Wei Shyy — President, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology * Dawn_Freshwater, Dawn Freshwater — Vice-Chancellor, The University of Auckland * Santa J. Ono — President and Vice Chancellor, The University of British Columbia * Xiang_Zhang, Xiang Zhang — President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Hong Kong * Carol T. Christ, Carol Christ — Chancellor, UC Berkeley
Aiji Tanaka
— President, Waseda University
Christopher Tremewan
— Secretary General, APRU
Sherman Cheng
— Chief Financial Officer, APRU

International Secretariat

Headed by the Secretary General, the APRU International Secretariat coordinates the agenda and programs of APRU. The Secretariat also plays an instrumental role in driving APRU's communications and global outreach. The Secretariat is currently based in Hong Kong and located at the Cyberport.
Christopher Tremewan
Secretary General
Angelique Chan
Program Director (APRU Population Aging Program)
Anya Wong
Program Officer
Christina Schönleber
Senior Director (Policy & Programs)
Elaine Hung
Events and Relations Manager
Ellen Yau
Senior Administrative and Finance Officer
Eric Chu
Executive Assistant to the Secretary General
Jack Ng
Communications Director
Jackie Agnello Wong
Director (Network Programs)
Mellissa Withers
Program Director (APRU Global Health Program)
Sherman Cheng
Chief Financial Officer
Takako Izumi
Program Director (APRU Multi-Hazards Program)
Tina Lin
Senior Program Officer
Yekang Ko
Program Director (APRU Sustainable Cities & Landscapes Program)
Yong Sik Ok
Program Director (APRU Population Aging Program)

See also

*List of higher education associations and alliances


External links

Association of Pacific Rim Universities
{{APRU International college and university associations and consortia